Gambling news and analysis publisher USBets has announced its acquisition of Sports Handle, a sports betting industry news site that covers legislative and regulatory developments as well as consumer-facing content.

The acquisition adds to USBets’ roster of gambling resources, which already includes NJ Online Gambling and PennBets.

Effective immediately, Sports Handle founder and editor-in-chief Brett Smiley will join the USBets team, as will deputy editor Jill Dorson. The firm will continue its editorial operations within the USBets portfolio.

“Sports Handle is second to none in its coverage of the rapidly changing sports betting industry in the U.S., and I am thrilled to be bringing the site into the USBets’ network,” said Adam Small, CEO of USBets.

“Brett and Jill both possess high level industry knowledge that will be tremendously valuable to our team. Our goal at USBets is to be the world’s best source of news and analysis on the U.S. gambling industry. Adding a top-notch website and two outstanding content creators advances our position in what is becoming an increasingly crowded field.”

“In just a short span of time, Sports Handle has become the preeminent resource for U.S. sports betting news and analysis,” added USBets’ Chief Operating Officer Robert DellaFave. “We have long admired the efforts of Brett Smiley and Jill Dorson and are proud to welcome them to the USBets team.”

“Sports Handle has always prided itself on the quality and depth of its coverage,” said Smiley. “By joining with USBets’ talented existing team and ownership group, Sports Handle will be able to expand its breadth of coverage and undertake even more ambitious projects to serve the growing, exciting U.S. sports betting industry.”