MD nearing the finish line, Pete Rose, More
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monday april 12
Maryland nears the finish line
Days after lawmakers struck a deal that restore a cap on the number of mobile licenses available statewide, the Maryland House and Senate are poised to pass a bill establishing a framework for sports betting on the last day of the 2021 General Assembly session. The bill caps the number of mobile licenses in Maryland at 10, which are tied to existing gaming facilities, in addition to allowing 30 retail facilities solely for sports betting. The bill is due to pass both the House and the Senate on Monday before being sent to Gov. Larry Hogan’s office for his signature.
The bill allows 10 “Class A” licenses for retail and mobile betting attached to certain facilities (capped) and 30 retail-only licenses.
The vote should take place today.https://t.co/7Kg0SZb143
– Sports handle (@sports_handle) April 12, 2021
Florida Gambling Bill Trio
On Monday, a Florida State Senate committee is scheduled to consider three bills related to gaming modernization in the Sunshine State. The bills, SB 7076, SB 7078, and SB 7080, are seeking to create a new gaming commission while decoupling jai-alai and live racing from the majority of gaming venues in the state. While none of the bills contain language on sports betting, the continued horse trading on gambling initiatives could provide impetus for a separate mobile and retail sports betting bill before the end of 2019. the legislative session at the end of this month.
Word from major stakeholders is that we could see a sports betting bill emerge in Florida before the end of the month.
This is despite the absence of sports betting in last week’s Florida gambling bills.
— Chris Grove (@OPReport) April 12, 2021
tuesday april 13
Tennessee hearing on payday loan restrictions
A Tennessee the subcommittee may consider a bill that prohibits a sports betting operator from allowing a customer to place a bet at the same place where the person has also entered into a “flexible loan plan”. Under the bill, similar restrictions are in place for customers who enter into a deferred presentation services agreement, a check cashing transaction or a pledge of title agreement. More likely to move is another move that would transfer regulatory authority from the incumbent, the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., and transfer it to the nine-member Sports Betting Advisory Board.
Wednesday April 14
Pete Rose is set to make a “special announcement” on his 80th birthday
Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time leader in hits (4,256), games played (3,562) and singles (3,215), is set to make a special announcement Wednesday afternoon to celebrate his 80th birthday. Last February, Rose and her attorneys petitioned MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred to reinstatement in the league, following MLB’s suspension of several managers and executives associated with the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal. Rose has been on MLB’s ineligible list for more than 30 years after an investigation showed he bet on championship games while manager of the Cincinnati Reds.
Creating success is difficult. But keeping it is more difficult. You have to keep producing and you can never stop working hard. – Pete Rose pic.twitter.com/wsLwq7dNs4
— Baseball Quotes (@BaseballQuotes1) April 11, 2021
Texas Sports Betting Committee Hearing
A public hearing at the Texas House State Affairs Committee will focus on a bill to grant sports betting operator licenses to all professional sports franchises in the state. Over the past few months, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have been among a group of owners who have recommended for the legalization of sports betting in texas. If Texas finally decides to legalize the activity, the Lone Star State will instantly become one of the top 5 markets for sports betting nationwide.
Golden chance for Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals
After a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Manchester City can advance to the semi-finals after the second leg on Wednesday night in Dortmund, Germany. Man City (-715) are big favorites to DraftKings To advance. In the futures market, Man City are favorites to win the 2021 Champions League, at odds of +175.
Other quarter-finals this week in the Champions League (chances to advance).
- Paris Saint Germain (-278) against Bayern Munich (+220)
- Liverpool (+340) v Real Madrid (-455)
- Chelsea (-5000) against FC Porto (+1300)
Musgrove seeks recall after no-hitter
Five days after pitching the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history, Joe Musgrove returns to the hill Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Through two starts, Musgrove has 18 strikeouts without giving up a single earned run. In the annals of Major League Baseball history, only one pitcher has pitched no-hitters in consecutive regular season games. In 1938, former Reds pitcher Johnny Vander Meer accomplished the feat against the Brooklyn Dodgers, four days after throwing a no-hitter against the Boston Bees. The least might be the play. In eight games, the inexperienced Pirates ranked 11th out of 15 National League teams in hitting with a .212 batting average.
I predict that today, April 9, 2021, Joe Musgrove will throw the first batting pitch by a San Diego Padres pitcher in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/gSuHmpyaPW
— Sully Baseball (@sullybaseball) April 9, 2021