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Virginia Lottery Issues Initial Casino Approvals, Sports Betting Regulations

The Virginia Lottery has given initial approval to four developers who want to build casinos in the state, though that’s only the first step in a long journey towards building the resorts. The preliminary approvals will give cities the ability to hold... Staff Writer July 16, 2020
Ukrainian table tennis alert

Bad Bounce: New Jersey Shuts Down Ukrainian Ping-Pong Betting After Match-Fixing Alert

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement suspended all betting on Ukrainian table tennis on Thursday after the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association sent an alert over match-fixing concerns. The alert went out on July 7, and also named individual players, according... Staff Writer July 11, 2020
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UFC 251 Odds: Usman, Volkanovski Favored in Fight Island Title Bouts

A welterweight title fight between champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Jorge Masvidal headlines UFC 251 on Saturday night, the first card to be held on the company’s “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. Usman enters the fight as a -240 favorite to beat... Staff Writer July 11, 2020
La Liga gambling sponsorship ban

Spain Bans Gambling Firms from Sponsoring La Liga Soccer Teams, Shirts, Stadiums

Spanish authorities are cracking down on gambling sponsorships in sports, implementing a ban on such arrangements in La Liga beginning in the 2020-2021 season. Eight La Liga clubs currently sport gaming firms as their primary shirt sponsor. Valencia and Sevilla are the... Staff Writer July 9, 2020
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Vegas Bettors Pounce on Starting Time Error, Hit Home Runs on International Baseball Parlays

Some Las Vegas bettors found a way to lock in a huge edge on their baseball parlays earlier this week by taking advantage when BetMGM posted incorrect start times for Korean and Chinese games. On Sunday morning, bettors could put money down... Staff Writer July 2, 2020
Loot Boxes UK Lords

UK House of Lords Calls for Immediate Regulation of Loot Boxes as Gambling

The House of Lords Gambling Committee has called for video game loot boxes to be classified as games of chance and regulated as gambling in the United Kingdom. The recommendation came as part of a wide-ranging report in which the committee suggested... Staff Writer July 2, 2020
Gallup gambling morality survey

Gambling Acceptance At All-Time High, Americans Say in Gallup Poll

Americans are broadly supportive of gambling, though there are still many who see the activity as morally dubious, according to the latest Values and Beliefs poll from Gallup. A total of 71 percent of Americans said gambling is morally acceptable, while 27... Staff Writer June 28, 2020
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UFC on ESPN Odds: Poirier Favored Over Hooker in Critical Lightweight Fight

American Dustin Poirier faces off against New Zealand’s Dan Hooker in a battle of two top-five lightweights in the main event of UFC on ESPN this Saturday. The bout will be held at the company’s Apex facility in Las Vegas. William Hill... Staff Writer June 27, 2020
Nagasaki casino IR timeline

Nagasaki Government Pushing Forward with Casino Plans, Seeks IR Partner by Winter

Officials in the Nagasaki prefecture will start the request-for-proposal (RFP) process for an integrated resort (IR) this summer, with hopes of choosing a casino partner this coming winter. Nagasaki officials want to win one of three IR licenses available in Japan, which... Staff Writer June 25, 2020
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UFC Odds: Curtis Blaydes Poised for Victory vs. Alexander Volkov in Heavyweight Main Event

Curtis Blaydes enters his fight against Alexander Volkov on Saturday night as a heavy favorite to maintain his status as a top contender in the UFC heavyweight division. DraftKings Sportsbook lists Blaydes as a massive -435 favorite over Volkov (+318) in the... Staff Writer June 20, 2020