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Newsletter: Bettors Insider, Vol. 1, No. 23 3/13/19

Howard Gensler

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Rhode Island approves mobile sports betting, but ...

There's an interesting twist on the bill headed to the governor's desk to sign.

Yes, you'll be able to bet online in Rhode Island, through Rhode Island's two casinos, if the bill passes, but . . .

You're going to have to register for the mobile betting in person at one of the casinos.

Good thing Rhode Island is a relatively small state.

Not sure what this provision does except make it impossible for tourists to place mobile bets if they're just passing through -- "I know you want to see the Vanderbilt mansions in Newport, honey, but I really need to stop at a casino to sign up for their app" -- and the bill could change before enacted, but it seems weird -- like personally having to shake Jeff Bezos' hand before you can order on Amazon.

You can read more about the legislation here.

Bettor Bit

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Feeling good Browns fans?

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Stat Line of the Night

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The 4th seeded Quakers getting a little love

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Because you can bet on anything

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Hmmm.... The governors - John Hickenlooper and Jay Inslee - don't even make the list and Michelle Obama isn't even running.

Today's Schedule

  • 9 am - Boop updates the Countdown to 68 for the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. We're down to the low 200s.
  • 10 am - Sean Miller's soccer picks. Matches start at 1:30 pm EDT.
  • 10 am - Chris Garrity looks at races from Gulfstream, Tampa Bay Downs and the Fair Grounds.
  • 10 am - Boop's Single Digits (BoopStats for the digital attention span) (Single Digits will also give you an early peek at Boop's Quickie Quiz, which posts at noon on Twitter @BoopStats.)
  • 1 pm - 5 pm - NHL, NCAA and NBA Basketball picks and Mike Kern on the opening of the new sportsbook in Valley Forge.
  • 6 pm - Boop's Philly Props pick.
  • Evening - Mike Kern's picks for the Player's Championship.
  • Also Neal Abrams quarterfinal picks from Indian Wells.

Tuesday Results

Eh. Sean Miller went 4-3 with his soccer picks. Bob Vetrone split his Philly Props and Neal Abrams split his tennis picks from Indian Wells. Everyone else was one below even.

We'll try to do better today.

Good luck at the tables, windows, kiosks and apps.

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