Colorado looks set to launch sports betting on May 1st. partypoker launches in Italy. Find these stories and more in the Wednesday Hit and Run.
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There is a significant lack of sports being played right now, but that doesn’t look to be stopping the state of Colorado from going live with sports betting on May 1st. The law allows for both online and in-casino sports betting. Since all of the state’s casinos are closed, Coloradans could start placing bets at the beginning of next month.
Belarus soccer fever may sweep the legal sports betting nation!@DKSportsbook and @FDSportsbook intend to introduce themselves in CO while the vast majority of sports remain in pandemic hibernation.https://t.co/SNn01DRZso
— Sports Handle (@sports_handle) April 7, 2020
In other state sports betting news, Michigan casinos generated just $105,548 on the month, launching during a month when the sports world effectively shut down because of COVID-19. But there could be good news on the horizon as a forecast to launch online sportsbetting in early 2021 could be moving up.
In West Virginia, FanDuel has pulled 2020 presidential election betting odds from its website. FanDuel had been approved to offer betting odds on the presidential election but was pulled after a couple of hours with Secretary of State Mac Warner issuing a statement that betting on elections has been illegal since 1868 in the state.
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