Wide World Of Gambing: Brees Gets Equity Stake In Book, DraftKings Accused Of Patent Infringement, Chestnut Lives Up To -3000 Odds

It was another eventful week in the world of gambling.

In this installment of the weekly roundup from US Bets, we’re giving you a rundown of some of the more interesting news nuggets from the world of sports betting and beyond.

Also, be sure to check out Sports Handle for its weekly news recap, “Get a Grip.”

Brees gets equity stake in sportsbook in marketing deal

Drew Brees signs on to become a brand ambassador with sportsbook PointsBet, a deal that will give the retired Saints QB an equity stake in the company. pic.twitter.com/MloatnaUBr

— David Payne Purdum (@DavidPurdum) July 7, 2021

Chestnut, a -3000 favorite, sets new hot dog record


14 titles 🐐 pic.twitter.com/3iia7YIHdr

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 4, 2021

WSOP coming to Pennsylvania on July 12

HUGE NEWS: https://t.co/k6cF9BfdmO is coming soon to PA 😍 🚨 The #1 poker site in the nation will be launching on July 12. Expect the best sign up offer, the largest guarantees, and new a new and improved https://t.co/k6cF9BfdmO poker client. pic.twitter.com/tlky8SsyZB

— WSOP (@WSOP) July 5, 2021

Rebranded Cincinnati Hard Rock Casino to open next week

The former Jack Horshoe Casino on Central Parkway is almost ready to reopen under new management as the Hard Rock Casino.https://t.co/RwyIaEyrtp

— WCPO 9 (@WCPO) July 7, 2021

Man arrested in poker chip heist

JUST IN: A second man wanted in a February armed home invasion where police said $1 million in poker chips and cash were stolen from a professional poker player was taken into custody this weekend, court records obtained by the I-Team indicate #8NNhttps://t.co/txS91sqinP

— 8 News NOW (@8NewsNow) July 7, 2021

DraftKings sued over alleged patent infringement

Engine Media Announces Filing of Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against DraftKingshttps://t.co/k0HBbzqVsz

— Alfonso Straffon 🇨🇷🇺🇸🇲🇽 (@astraffon) July 8, 2021

Nevada sets record for monthly casino revenue

VEGAS CASHES IN: Nevada casinos took in a record $1.23 billion in gaming revenue in May — that's the highest single-month in state history https://t.co/VQ4BnLf5sL 🎰

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) July 1, 2021

PointsBets Sportsbook could be on the market

Rumor du jour: @Fanatics looking to gobble up @PointsBetUSA. Makes enough sense, I suppose.

Whether it’s this or something else, I have little doubt we’ll see at least one material + unexpected sports betting M&A before the year is up.

— Chris Grove (@OPReport) July 7, 2021

First lawsuit filed over Florida sports betting deal

BREAKING: The first lawsuit challenging the Florida tribal sports betting compact has been filed in federal court by West Flagler Associates (Magic City Casino) and Bonita Springs Poker Room. Lawsuit alleges that the online sports betting component violates federal law (IGRA). pic.twitter.com/TfE3zRaa4P

— Daniel Wallach (@WALLACHLEGAL) July 5, 2021

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