About the Author

Marcus DiNitto

Marcus DiNitto is the editor of Maryland Sharp and Louisiana Sharp and a nationally recognized journalist specializing in sports betting and sports business. He has been managing editor at SportsBusiness Daily, USA Sports Gaming, Sporting News, and The Linemakers. Marcus earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Betfred, Paragon Casino Set To Take First Legal Sports Bets In Louisiana

October 6, 2021 | By: Marcus DiNitto

Legal sports betting commences today in Louisiana, as Paragon Casino Resort announced that under a partnership with sportsbook operator Betfred Sports, it will begin taking wagers on Wednesday, October 6 at 3 p.m. CT. The Paragon Casino Resort, owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, is opening what it calls a “Las Vegas-style sportsbook” at […]

Pro Sports Bettor Eyes Huge Payday With Saints Super Bowl Title

August 26, 2021 | By: Marcus DiNitto

A professional gambler with an impressive history of futures betting stands to cash more than half a million dollars if the New Orleans Saints win Super Bowl LVI. Zack White – who, along with betting partner Mark DeRosa, wagered about $20,000 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at long odds to win last season’s Super Bowl, […]

Louisiana Gaming Control Board Approves Rules, Bringing Legal Sports Betting One Step Close To Launch

August 19, 2021 | By: Marcus DiNitto

The launch of legal sports betting in Louisiana got a shot in the arm Thursday morning when the Louisiana Gaming Control Board approved emergency rules for the industry, according to multiple reports on Twitter. Louisiana Gaming Control Board approves emergency rules to expedite sports betting. Chair Ronnie Johns told me sports betting from 20 riverboat/land-based […]

BetRivers Secures Market Access In Louisiana Through Investment In Boom Entertainment

August 11, 2021 | By: Marcus DiNitto

Rush Street Interactive has made a minority investment in Boom Entertainment, a gaming technology provider, that will facilitate access to Louisiana’s sports betting market, the sportsbook and casino operator announced Wednesday. The deal puts RSI, which operates via the BetRivers and PlaySugarHouse brands, in position to be among the early movers when legal sports betting […]

Two Saints Featured On BetMGM’s Comeback Player Of Year Oddsboard

August 9, 2021 | By: Marcus DiNitto

BetMGM has opened wagering on the NFL’s 2021 AP Comeback Player of the Year award, and a pair of Saints are among the offerings: quarterback Jameis Winston at +2500 odds and wide receiver Michael Thomas at +4000. Marquee names poised for big years top the betting board, led by Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Giants running […]