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Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.
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Nevada Sports Betting Handle Begins Year With Uptick From December

Bill Ordine
Nevada’s sports gambling handle for January told an interesting tale. Overall handle for sports betting in Nevada was up from the previous month by more than 6%, but the mobile handle was down more than 3% in a month-to-month comparison. That’s an obvious indication the retail side of the sports......
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WagerWire Founders Hope to Launch Sports Betting Ticket Exchange

Bill Ordine
Before kickoff of the Super Bowl, an online sports betting futures ticket on the Philadelphia Eagles to win the NFL championship that was purchased Week 1 of the NFL season for $100 was worth, in fair-market value, about $1,238. When Kansas City’s Harrison Butker kicked a 27-yard field goal to......
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Small State has Big Impact on Super Bowl Rosters of Chiefs, Eagles

Bill Ordine
The Super Bowl is always a swirl of data that’s pored over, before, during and after the event. Along with, say, the comparative rankings of the two teams’ respective offenses and defensives; the matchups between individual players, and the myriad of proposition wagers offered by online betting apps, there is......
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New Legislation Could Make Hawaii Next U.S Sports Betting Paradise

Bill Ordine
The proposition of gambling in Hawaii has been about as likely as, say, a lake-effect blizzard dropping three feet of snow on Waikiki Beach. As gambling watchers know, Hawaii and Utah are the only two states without any form of legalized gambling, including the lottery. Yet, a gambling proponent in......
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Next Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Could Have Lone Star State of Mind

Bill Ordine
The Super Bowl teams have yet to be determined but a reasonable prediction can be made about the state from which the game’s Most Valuable Player will hail. For starters, it’s entirely reasonable to forecast the game’s MVP will be a quarterback. Over 56 Super Bowls, the MVP has been......
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State Legislative Primer: Where Could Sports Betting Be Legalized in 2023?

Bill Ordine
In just about three-and-a-half years, more than 30 states in America have adopted some form of sports gambling. In many cases, the legalization of sports gambling has been for both live in-person sports gambling at traditional sportsbooks and for online sports betting on computers and mobile devices. At last count,......
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What’s Next for Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers as Another Season Ends?

Bill Ordine
Aaron Rodgers’ future with the Green Bay Packers, or continuing his career in the NFL at all, has become an annual discussion topic. Naturally, it came up again last night after Green Bay ended its season and failed to qualify for the playoffs with a loss to the Detroit Lions.......
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Commentary: Expanded NCAA Tournament Field Has Some Benefits

Bill Ordine
On the American sports landscape, the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament has evolved into arguably the most popular serial event on the sports calendar. Unquestionably, the NFL’s Super Bowl is the most popular single event. And yes, that game is the culmination of a serial phenomenon known as the NFL......
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New AGA-Financed Report Says Illegal Gambling Costs Tax Payers $13 Billion

Bill Ordine
The American Gaming Association furthered its campaign to stem various types of illegal gambling activity — including online sports betting — that cannibalizes revenues of the industry the AGA represents, and also cheats state and local governments of gaming tax revenues, with a report that attempts to quantify how much......
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Featured Long Wait for Maryland Mobile Sports Betting Apps Nearly Over

Bill Ordine
Maryland figures to be the next jurisdiction to launch online sports betting after a long and, for many, a frustrating wait following a referendum in November 2020 when voters approved sports wagering by a 2-to-1 margin. Now, nearly two years after Maryland voters gave a resounding “Yes” to sports gambling,......