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Esports Betting Market Set to Explode to a Total Value of $12.9B by 2020

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Esports is already the fastest-growing sector in the rapidly expanding sports betting market, and its piece of the pie is only going to get bigger in the years ahead. According to research done by NJGames.org, the total amount bet on esports competitions is expected to hit $12.9 billion by 2020. Compared to the $5.5 billion…Read More

NBA Gambling Rules Under Microscope as League Looks at Avoiding Gaming Pitfalls

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The NBA is making moves to eliminate the potential for any headaches or controversy as it makes a full court press on legalized sports gambling.   According to a report by ESPN, league officials are pouring even more resources into making sure that its gaming guidelines are strictly enforced among players, teams, and staffers. It’s…Read More

Endangered Turtle Species in Small Canadian Town Could Determine Casino Project Outcome

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The so-called “smiling turtle” may have a shot at doing what those opposed to a major new casino in North Bay — a small community about 150 miles north of Toronto, Canada — have so far been unable to do: put a stop to the controversial project. The “smiling turtle” of Canada may be beat…Read More

Dishonorable Discharge: Navy Officer Swipes $2.7M From Government for High Stakes Poker Habit, Gets Four Years

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A 27-year Navy veteran was sentenced to four years in federal prison for running a racket which saw him steal $2.7 million from the federal government to feed a high-stakes poker lifestyle. But it wasn’t all gambling for Lt. Randolph Prince: the 45-year old also blew some of the stolen cash on luxury vehicles and…Read More

DC Sports Betting Decision Delayed Amid Contracting Monopoly Concerns

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Sports betting is coming to Washington DC, but it’ll have to wait after council members postponed a key decision which would have seen them fast track the process. On Tuesday, councilors were on the verge of voting to award the contract to operate its sports betting venture. The problem – at least for some –…Read More

Maine Man Behind Illegal Sports Betting Operation Gets 15 Months in Federal Prison

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The man who ran what is believed to be the biggest illegal sports betting operation in Maine has been sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison. Lawyers for Stephen Mardigan appealed to the judge for no jail time after the Portland, Maine man pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering, unlawful gambling, and filing…Read More

Who Will Take Iron Throne? Sports Books Offer Differing Game of Thrones Odds

With the return of TV’s biggest show just months away, book makers are already offering up Game of Thrones odds on everything from who will take the Iron Throne to who will be the first to die. And depending on who you think will wind up ruling Westeros when HBO’s blockbuster series returns in April,…Read More

Sports Bettor Turns $5 into Six-Figure Pay Day After Hitting Massive NFL Parlay

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Wagering on the outcome of a single NFL game is tricky enough, but one sports bettor in West Virginia managed to hit all 15 NFL games on a single ticket, turning his five bucks into $100,000. The bet is known as a parlay, and it means that every single one of the wagers must be…Read More

Arkansas Casino Conflict Has Pope County Officials Going Against Voters’ Wishes on $250M Project

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An outgoing judge in Pope County, Arkansas may have signed off on plans to build a new $250 million casino, but the man who is taking his seat calls the approval “appalling.” In a letter to the Arkansas Racing Commission, outgoing county judge Jim Ed Gibson laid out his support for the plan which would…Read More

Caesars Tests ‘Fan Caves’ as the Race to Win Millenials’ Gambling Dollars Ramps Up

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Caesars Entertainment is rolling out a new tactic it a bid to corner a market that has mostly eluded live casinos – the gambling millennial. It’s called The Fan Cave, and it’s pretty much exactly like the “man caves” strewn across thousands of US homes. The cave provides many of the same freedoms social opportunities…Read More

Poker Player Hits 6-Card Royal Flush, Takes Home Million Bucks on $5 Bet

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Harold McDowell was feeling pretty good when he walked into Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino a few days before Christmas. After all, just the day before, his wife had been declared cancer free. But his good fortune was just getting started – a few hours later, the 85-year old would walk out of the casino…Read More

Super Bowl Odds See the Saints Go Marching in to the Role of Betting Favorites

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Despite a recent game stretch which has seen their scoring plummet, the New Orleans Saints have moved into the pole position and are now the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl this February. The Saints scored 37 points per game over the first 11 games of the season, but a recent road trip has…Read More

UK Gambling Addict Stole More Than a Million From Employer to Fund Gambling Habit

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A UK man who stole more than a million dollars from the company that employed him is speaking out about what drove him to do it. Chris Girling recently pleaded guilty to embezzling £1 million ($1.26 million) from the Premier Education Group, a company that provides physical education programs to schools across the UK. As…Read More

North Bay Casino Approved in Canada, Residents Respond in Outrage

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Councillors in the city of North Bay, located about 300 miles north of Toronto, have passed a motion approving the construction of a new casino in the community, leaving many citizens shocked and angry. “You just killed our city,” came the angry cries and boos from the packed gallery after council voted 8-3 in favor…Read More

Peterborough United’s Director of Football Barry Fry Accused of Betting on League Matches

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Barry Fry, the director the UK’s Peterborough United club, has been leveled with charges of misconduct relating to alleged betting activities. The accusations come from the Football Association (FA), the governing body of all things soccer in England. The organization is charging Fry, who has been with the Peterborough club for more than 20 years,…Read More