Ryan Butler

Ryan Butler

Ryan Butler is a legislation analyst for Gambling.com specializing in US sports betting legislation. Ryan breaks down the latest bills in each state to ensure our readers are up-to-date on where their states sits on sports betting. You'll often find Ryan listening to committee hearings or preparing for the latest legislation based conference. Reach him at ryan.butler@kaxmedia.com.

Two More West Virginia Casinos Set Sports Betting Plans
Two More West Virginia Casinos Set Sports Betting Plans
Two more of West Virginia’s eligible casinos have announced plans for sports betting, with one facil...
Maryland Sports Betting Has Majority Support, Poll Finds
Maryland Sports Betting Has Majority Support, Poll Finds
Recent polls show Maryland residents support sports betting now, even though legalization may take s...
Tennessee Sports Betting Bill Introduced For 2019 Session
Tennessee Sports Betting Bill Introduced For 2019 Session
Tennessee state Rep. Rick Staples introduced sports betting legalization ahead of the 2019 legislati...
Idaho Proposition 1 Results: Historic Horse Racing Rejected
Idaho Proposition 1 Results: Historic Horse Racing Rejected
Idaho horse tracks will still be unable to offer wagers on historical horse racing after voters reje...
Kansas Sports Betting Bill Underscores Region’s Potential
Kansas Sports Betting Bill Underscores Region’s Potential
Along with neighboring Missouri, Kansas could be part of a wave of new states with legal sports bett...
Virginia Lottery Considers Sports Betting Expansion
Virginia Lottery Considers Sports Betting Expansion
Long the paragon of the state’s gambling industry, the Virginia Lottery is looking to get involved w...
EGR Honors Gambling.com Group With Affiliate of the Year Award
EGR Honors Gambling.com Group With Affiliate of the Year Award
One of the world’s top online gambling affiliates and parent company to Gambling.com, the Gambling.c...
Idaho Proposition 1 Voting Guide: Historical Horse Racing
Idaho Proposition 1 Voting Guide: Historical Horse Racing
Voters in Idaho will get a chance to bring back historic horse racing through Proposition 1. Here’s...
Arkansas Issue 4 Voting Guide: Casino Authorization
Arkansas Issue 4 Voting Guide: Casino Authorization
Arkansas has a major opportunity to expand casino gambling in the upcoming election, where voters wi...
Virginia Residents Show Support for Bristol Casino
Virginia Residents Show Support for Bristol Casino
Support for a proposed casino along the Virginia-Tennessee border continues to gain backing from the...
Washington D.C. Sports Betting Could Come By February 2019
Washington D.C. Sports Betting Could Come By February 2019
The champion of a sports betting bill for the District believes the city could take its first legal...
Lottoland €90m Payout Earns Guinness World Record
Lottoland €90m Payout Earns Guinness World Record
The biggest payout in online lottery history has been immortalized in the world's most iconic record...
West Virginia Takes First Legal Sports Bets
West Virginia Takes First Legal Sports Bets
Another state has opened up legal sports betting as West Virginia took its first bet Sept. 1, with m...
Lobbyists, Legislators Consider Minnesota Sports Betting
Lobbyists, Legislators Consider Minnesota Sports Betting
With a swath of lobbyists assigned to the state capital and support from multiple lawmakers, Minneso...
Sports Betting Stakeholders React to Federal Framework Push
Sports Betting Stakeholders React to Federal Framework Push
A powerful Senate leader urged Congress to enact federal sports betting regulations. It didn't take...
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