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Sports Betting: States that have wagered the most




In 2018 the Supreme Court removed the federal ban on sports betting, allowing states to legalize it if they choose. Since then, many states have legalized sports betting, and in the last four years there has been significant growth. States report the amount of handle (total dollars wagered) and gross gaming revenue (total dollars won by a sportsbook) monthly. Research by Sportsbook Review analyzed this data and calculated the states that have spent the most in total as well as breaking down the totals of 2021 and 2022.

Americans went from wagering $44 billion in 2021 to a whopping $74 billion in 2022 – an increase of 70%!


1 – New Jersey

Legal online sportsbooks began taking bets in August 2018, two months after the law was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. Since then New Jersey has seen a huge increase in wagers Reaching the $31 billion mark in just four years since legalization. So far in 2022 New Jerseyans have wagered more than $8 billion, the second-highest total in the country.

Wagered: $ 31,570,491,826


2 – Nevada

Nevada has had legal sports betting for decades and was the only state with legal sportsbooks until 2018. Nevada is one of the top destinations for sports betting and since 2018 has seen $27 billion be wagered. With over $7.5 billion of that wagered this year.

Wagered: $ 27,723,080,786


3 – Pennsylvania

Online sports betting has been legal in Pennsylvania since 2019 and since then over $17 billion has been wagered by Americans in the state. Pennsylvania bettors have wagered $5.7 billion for the year as of October 2022, with the total expected to cross $6 billion by the end of the year.

Wagered: $ 17,348,076,597


4 – Illinois

Illinois has seven live sportsbooks available, giving residents plenty of options to bet from anywhere. Illinoisans have racked up $7 billion in bets so far in 2022, up from $5 billion a year earlier.

Wagered: $ 16,597,597,363


5 – New York

It hasn’t taken long for New Yorkers to show their love of sports betting. With nine sportsbooks kicking off online betting in 2022, NY has seen its handle grow from $176 million in 2021 to a nation-leading $14 billion in 2022 – an increase of 8,000%!

Wagered: $ 15,019,150,749


6 – Indiana

Indiana saw a healthy increase from $3 billion in 2021 to $4 billion in 2022, with further growth expected into 2023 and beyond.

Wagered: $ 10,071,140,268


7 – Colorado

Betting in Colorado has only been live since 2020, but within two years has seen massive growth, with over $9 billion being wagered in total.

Wagered: $ 9,144,348,841


8 – Michigan

Michigan only launched sports betting in 2021, but has seen swift and exponential growth with seven online sports books and $7.9 billion in wagers over that span!

Wagered: $ 7,917,820,319


9 – Virginia

Virginia also launched sports betting in 2021 – and similar to Michigan has seen massive growth in short order, going from $2.3 billion in 2021, to $3.8 billion in 2022.

Wagered: $ 7,114,851,026


10 – Tennessee

Tennessee went live in 2020 and has 13 different apps available for betting! This has played a major role in Tennessee generating $2.9 billion in wagers in 2022 alone!

Wagered: $ 6,013,390,107


A spokesperson from Sportsbook Review commented: “Sports betting has seen a huge increase since some states have legalised it within the last four years, with wagers increasing by 70% from 2021 to 2022. In the first year after the Supreme Court ruling, legal US sportsbooks took in $9 billion, in 2022 so far over $74 billion has been wagered, that’s a 744% increase in four years.


“It’s clear that as sports betting becomes more accessible across America the money wagered could increase exponentially as well. This is good for governments as they can tax it and utilise Americans’ love of betting to build and improve the nation at local and national levels. It’s important however to be aware of the risks of gambling and never gamble if you can’t afford to lose the money.”

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Plaza Hotel & Casino to celebrate summer with Friday night fireworks



The Plaza Hotel & Casino will celebrate the start of every weekend this summer with a live fireworks show Friday nights at 9:15 p.m., beginning May 24 for Memorial Day weekend through Aug. 30 for Labor Day weekend.
Inspired by the fireworks shows at Disneyland, the Plaza’s Welcome to the Weekend Summer Friday Fireworks will light up the sky above downtown Las Vegas and be part of a festive summer block party atmosphere at the property’s Carousel Bar and rooftop pool deck.
“The Plaza is known for its great fireworks on New Year’s Eve and July 4th, but who says fireworks are only for those holidays?” said Jonathan Jossel, CEO of the Plaza Hotel & Casino. “This summer, we wanted to celebrate and give a gift to everyone downtown by sharing the excitement and fun of our fireworks shows with them every Friday night.”
“Las Vegas is the world’s destination because of all the spectacular attractions that are available here,” City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman said. “The Plaza is adding a new weekly fireworks extravaganza this summer, and everyone is invited to visit downtown Las Vegas and enjoy the show!”
Derek Stevens, CEO and Owner of Circa Resort & Casino said “The weekly fireworks show will amp up Fremont Street’s high-energy atmosphere to a new level. It’s a terrific addition for the entire neighborhood, providing another exciting reason for visitors to come downtown. Huge thanks to Jonathan and the Plaza team for bringing this idea to life. We’ll definitely be enjoying the show every week from Circa’s rooftop lounge, Legacy Club.”
The fireworks shot from the Plaza’s towers will be visible to the thousands of tourists and locals in downtown Las Vegas as well as for miles beyond. Plaza hotel guests will be able to enjoy the fireworks from an exclusive viewing party on its rooftop pool deck where the fireworks will be “ignited” by a special guest pushing a detonator button on an oversized TNT box.
To attract even more people to stay downtown, the Plaza introduced the only all-inclusive hotel room package starting at $125 per person per night. The package includes bottomless drinks, breakfast and dinner, a free bingo session, waived resort fees, and more. Rooms must be booked online by June 30 for a stay June 1 through July 1.
The Friday night rooftop pool party for hotel guests will feature the Frozen Firecracker, a special red, white, and blue cocktail made with strawberry daiquiri, pina colada, and blue lemonade spiked with Don Q Rum. At Carousel Bar the summer party vibe continues every Friday night with a DJ and the specialty cocktail Watermelon Agua Fresca made with Mi Campo tequila, Jägermeister, rose aperitivo, watermelon juice, chamoy, and aloe leaves as a garnish.
“Downtown Las Vegas is already a vibrant, unique, and exciting destination. Our Summer Friday Fireworks paired with our all-inclusive room package and great summertime block party atmosphere at Carousel Bar and the rooftop pool deck will be even more reasons to come downtown this summer,” added Jossel.
The Plaza’s fireworks will be dependent on weather conditions and are subject to change or cancellation.

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Aviatrix and Vibra Solutions Agree Partnership with Focus on Latin America




Aviatrix, the crash game that’s changing the way online casinos engage their players, has partnered with platform provider Vibra Solutions in yet another move that expands its reach in Latin America.

Aviatrix’s push into Latin America has really picked up pace over recent months and that continues with this deal.

Vibra Gaming has established itself as a major player in the region since it was founded in 2020 and later with the launch of Vibra Solutions in 2022, its platforms and content aggregation division. Now operators using its platform will be able to offer customers Aviatrix.

“We’ve long admired the fantastic work Vibra Solutions is doing in growing our industry across Latin America via innovative product development,” the Latin America Head of Business Development for Aviatrix, Gabriela Novello, said. “By working alongside it, we’re able to bring Aviatrix to more players in the region and together write a new chapter in this ongoing growth story.”

“Our commitment to our operator partners is to provide the very best portfolio of games available,” the Chief Commercial Officer for Vibra Solutions, Federico Saini, said. “Some of those we build ourselves but others we onboard via partnerships like this. Aviatrix is one of the most talked about games in the industry at the moment and we couldn’t be happier to be able to offer it to online brands via our platform.”

Aviatrix’s has enjoyed considerable success in Latin America since it was launched a little over a year ago including being named Rising Star in Casino at the SBC Awards LatinoAmerica.

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PG Soft Set to Sponsor Key SiGMA Americas Event




PG Soft, a world-class digital mobile games company, is proud to announce its sponsorship of SiGMA Americas set to take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from April 23 to 25. The important iGaming event is being hosted at the Transamerica Expo Center.

As a leading event sponsor, PG Soft will benefit from prominent branding opportunities including the PG Soft logo printed on staff shirts and an exclusive PG Soft logo and video content at the registration table.

This commitment highlights PG Soft’s ambition to amplify its presence in Latin America, particularly the Brazilian market. Before expanding into the jurisdiction, PG Soft completed an in-depth research and analysis project for a true understanding of the local players’ preferences, which included consumer behaviour, purchasing habits and regulatory requirements.

PG Soft has been working on developing bespoke and localised games tailored specifically for the Brazilian audience.

“Brazil represents a wonderful opportunity for PG Soft and we’re proud to partner with SiGMA Americas for this influential iGaming gathering,” a spokesperson for PG Soft said. “We place huge importance on producing localised content, features and promotions that not only align with Brazilian player preferences, but also meet the regulatory requirements.”

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