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Cort Smith

Cort Smith

Reporter ‒ Sports and Sports Betting, Gaming Legislation, Global Casino Business, Canadian Gaming Industry Cort Smith joined Casino.org as a news writer in 2018. His media background began with the Global News Network in Canada, where he served as producer, reporter, and anchor between 2000 and 2016, working on national broadcasts. An avid fantasy football player, his work has also been featured on fantasy analytic sites like RotoViz.com and numberFire.com. Cort has been writing sports betting analysis for The Action Network since the 2018 NFL season kicked off as well. A passionate world traveler, he has spent extensive time in Asia, Australia, and the EU. He enjoys poker and is a hardcore Edmonton Oilers and Denver Broncos fan. Cort lives in British Columbia, where he can be found fly fishing when he’s not writing and following sports.

Britain’s Labour Party Would Introduce Sweeping Changes to Online UK Gaming Regulations if Elected

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Britain’s Labour Party is promising to upend the country’s online gaming industry by implementing strict new limits on speed and stakes of play — if it can manage to win power. While declaring that the UK’s 2005 Gambling Act is “unfit for the digital age,” deputy party leader Tom Watson wondered aloud why the two…Read More

Former NFLer ‘Pacman’ Jones Arrested in Indiana Casino, Suspected of Cheating

'Pacman' Jones

Ex-NFL All Pro Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones is facing multiple charges stemming from his arrest at an Indiana casino early Wednesday morning. According to a report from the Eagle Country 99.3 radio station, agents from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) were alerted to a patron who may have been cheating at a table game at the…Read More

NFL Combine Odds Released, Top College Prospects Prepare for Their Biggest Test

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NFL Scouting Combine 2019 is officially underway, as the best draft-eligible players in college football converge on Indianapolis this week to be poked, prodded, timed, interviewed, and measured for their pro potential. The first wave of players started arriving on Tuesday for measurements and medical exams, and the actual workouts will run Friday through Sunday….Read More

Bail Out or Buy-In? Conflicting Reports in Wake of AAF’s $250M Sale

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Just two weeks into its first season, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) has been sold for a sum of $250 million amid rumors that the league was on the verge of ruin and unable to cover payroll costs. Tom Dundon, the owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, stepped in and snapped up the freshly…Read More

AAF Off to Fast Start as Bettors Triple up on Expected Action and TV Ratings Beat NBA

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The American Alliance of Football (AAF) was supposed to be a league built on sports betting, and while that hasn’t exactly been the case through the first week, the early returns are encouraging nonetheless. Despite the fact that there is no history and no numbers to back up the bets, bookmakers were still busy at…Read More

Developers are Abusing Apple’s Enterprise Certificate Program to Publish Porn and Gambling Apps

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App developers are circumventing Apple’s stringent approval process by instead using the employee-focused Enterprise Certificate program to publicly publish their pornography and gambling apps. A report by TechCrunch shows that at least two dozen apps have been able to abuse the certificate program, allowing developers to get apps to market which would normally be refused. …Read More

Prime Minister Trudeau Seeks Answers in BC Casino Scandal, Stays Mum on Public Inquiry

BC casino scandal

Canadian Prime Minister (PM) Justin Trudeau wants to know how international criminal rings were able to use British Columbia (BC) casinos as their personal money laundering service, but he stopped short of declaring a full public inquiry into the scandal. The PM was responding to a Global News report last week which indicated that as…Read More

American Alliance of Football Set for Kickoff With Gambling Slant in Mind

American Alliance of Football

The Super Bowl may be a wrap, but football die-hards won’t have to wait until September to get their pigskin fix, as the brand new American Alliance of Football (AAF) kicks off this weekend. The league is the brainchild of TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and former NFL executive Bill Polian. They’ve brought on…Read More

Paragon Gaming Sells Stake in Vancouver’s Parq Casino in Wake of Controversy and Financial Loss

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Las Vegas-based Paragon Gaming has sold its stake in the Parq Casino, a luxury gaming facility in downtown Vancouver which has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons since its 2017 opening. Paragaon announced that it has unloaded its ownership shares to the PBC Group, an Ottawa-based real estate developer, for an undisclosed…Read More

Oregon Sports Betting in Play as Officials Hope to Launch Ahead of 2019 NFL Season

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Oregon residents may not be able to legally place any bets on the Super Bowl this Sunday, but all that should change by next year. In fact, regulators there are hoping to have a new sports betting platform in place by the time the 2019 NFL season kicks off. The Oregon Lottery says it aims…Read More

BC Casino Money Laundering Estimates Soar, Criminals Used Government Accounts to Clean Their Cash

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Estimates surrounding the amount of criminal money laundered through British Columbia’s (BC) casinos have shot up exponentially, with a new report putting the figure at nearly $2 billion. That’s a far cry from the original $100 million appraisal made by former RCMP executive Peter German when he released his “Dirty Money” report last summer. The…Read More

NASCAR Gambling Rules Get Overhaul, All Members Banned From Betting on Sport

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NASCAR appears to be all in when it comes to the new era of sports betting in the US, but it’s drawing a line when it comes to any of its members actually placing a bet on their own races. The organization has unveiled a new policy which not only prohibits drivers, owners, crew members,…Read More

Poker Pro Ali Fazeli Gets 18 Months for Running Million Dollar Super Bowl Ticket Scam

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A California poker pro who swindled investors out of millions in a ticket-selling scheme has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Last year, Seyed Reza Ali Fazeli pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, a charge that carries a maximum of 20 years in jail. In addition, he could have been fined…Read More

LPGA Investing Shot Tracking Technology in a Bid to Grow Sports Betting Stake

LPGA shot tracking

Count the LPGA among the professional sports leagues embracing the new sports betting landscape. The association has revealed that it is investing in sophisticated shot tracking technology that will provide it with real-time data. The lady’s tour currently has no equivalent of the PGA’s ShotLink System, technology which records dozens of data points on every…Read More

Saints Fans Sue NFL, Claiming ‘Mental Anguish’ Over Blown Call in NFC Championship

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Two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders are throwing up a Hail Mary attempt to have the result of the controversial NFC Championship game overturned. Frank D’Amico, a New Orleans-based attorney, filed the lawsuit on behalf of his two clients, claiming among other things, “mental anguish and emotional trauma, loss of faith in the NFL,”…Read More