TheLines Podcast Episode 9: The Good News … And The Bad

Posted By Brett Collson on June 22, 2018

A lot happened in sports betting on Thursday. It looks like three more states will soon be joining Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware with legal sports betting before the end of the year.

But New York and Pennsylvania? Not … so much.

In Episode 9 of TheLines Podcast, Matt Brown, Dustin Gouker and Brett Collson cover the latest news on the industry front. Plus, Dustin rants about the Pittsburgh Pirates wanting a sports betting ‘royalty’ fee to cover stadium costs.

Show Timestamps

  • 2:41 — Congress sports betting hearing is PPD
  • 3:50 — Phil Mickelson’s penalty at the U.S. Open
  • 8:13 — Poker! Online bracelet events at the World Series of Poker thriving
  • 12:40 — William Hill partners with pro soccer team in the U.S.
  • 14:12 — Rhode Island greenlights sports betting in 2018
  • 16: 29 — How many states will have legal sports betting before 2020?
  • 17:45 — West Virginia and Mississippi won’t be left behind
  • 25:48 — And then … there’s New York
  • 31:50 — … And Pennsylvania
  • 36:51 — DraftKings making sports betting moves
  • 46:10 — FanDuel > DraftKings?
  • 48:27 — Dustin gets angry about a baseball franchise

Have thoughts about the podcast? Anything you’d like us to discuss next week? Reach out to us on Twitter at @TheLinesUS or individually at @MattBrownM2, @BrettCollson and @DustinGouker.

Also be sure to rate, review and subscribe to TheLines Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud!

Brett Collson Avatar
Written by
Brett Collson

Brett Collson is the managing editor of With more than 10 years of experience in the gambling industry, Brett has covered poker, sports betting, and daily fantasy sports extensively. He also spent several years reporting on Major League Baseball and college basketball in Philadelphia. He now resides in Buffalo, NY.

View all posts by Brett Collson