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Kevin Horridge

Kevin Horridge

Our math man, Kevin is the number guru. He calculates odds in his head the same way the rest of us make a cup of coffee. He gets involved in all the news stories involving numbers, and we often turn to him for help on financial news stories as he used to be in banking. However, he says that being a gambler is a far more respectable occupation these days.

Nevada Sportsbooks Set New Revenue Record Thanks to September Surge

Nevada sportsbooks record

While Nevada is no longer the only game in town when it comes to legalized sports betting in America, that doesn’t seem to be hurting the bottom line of sportsbooks in the Silver State. According to a revenue report released Tuesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, sportsbooks in the state won $56.3 million in…Read More

DraftKings, FanDuel Win Indiana Supreme Court Ruling on Using Names and Stats of College Athletes

DraftKings FanDuel Indiana case

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that DraftKings and FanDuel have the right to use the names and statistics of college football athletes despite a state right of publicity law. The ruling found that the information used by daily fantasy sports companies fell under an exemption for information that has newsworthy value, meaning that they…Read More

The Show Must Go On: WWE Likely to Hold Pay-Per-View in Saudi Arabia Despite Criticism

WWE Crown Jewel Saudi Arabia

Not too long ago, professional sports leagues hated the idea of putting a team in Las Vegas, afraid that the gaming industry presence would make fans question the integrity of their contests. As the Vegas Golden Knights and the upcoming move that will bring the Oakland Raiders to town have shown, that’s no longer seen…Read More

Nevada Athletic Commission Issues Temporary Ban for McGregor and Nurmagomedov, More Suspensions and Fines Likely

Nurmagomedov McGregor Suspensions NAC

The Nevada Athletic Commission has announced the first temporary suspensions for Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov following the chaotic scene that broke out after their lightweight championship fight at UFC 229. According to NAC executive director Bob Bennett, both fighters have been issued 10-day temporary suspensions that will begin on Oct. 15. Nurmagomedov Yet to…Read More

New York Poker Pro Hit with Federal Charges in Massive Pot Distribution Case

Micah Raskin pot charges

New York poker pro Micah Raskin is now facing federal charges in Maryland connected to his February arrest on Long Island, when was busted for allegedly possessing more than 350 pounds of marijuana. According to reporting by the Baltimore Sun, Raskin was charged in US District Court on Oct. 1 with distributing 100 kilograms or…Read More

West Virginia Lottery Commission Approves Finalized Sports Betting Rules, Without Integrity Fee

West Virginia sports betting

The West Virginia Lottery Commission officially approved a set of sports betting rules on Wednesday, rejecting calls from professional sports leagues for integrity fees and other concessions in the process. While sports betting has been live in West Virginia since September 1, sportsbooks have been operating under a set of emergency rules that were filed…Read More

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Odds Shift After Testimony, Judiciary Committee Vote

Brett Kavanaugh confirmation odds

There is still plenty of uncertainty over the fate of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court after a day of compelling testimony on Thursday, followed by new calls for an FBI investigation that came during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to move forward with Kavanaugh’s confirmation. As of the conclusion of that Judiciary…Read More

United States Enters 2018 Ryder Cup as Slight Favorite Against Team Europe

Ryder Cup 2018

The United States will look to win the Ryder Cup on European soil for the first time since 1993, as the biennial competition begins Friday at Le Golf National in the suburbs of Paris, France. Team USA enters the event as a slight favorite, with William Hill giving the Americans 10/11 odds of winning, while…Read More

New Jersey Devils Anticipate $5M Windfall from Sports Betting Deals This Season

New Jersey Devils sports betting

The New Jersey Devils say that they expect to make as much as $5 million from partnering with sportsbooks and casinos in their local market, highlighting an advantage of being one of the few professional sports teams currently playing in a state with legalized sports betting. That information comes from an interview with Bloomberg TV,…Read More

FanDuel Backs Down, Will Pay Full Value on $82K Ticket Despite Error

FanDuel Sportsbook ticket paid

FanDuel has reversed course and now says it will pay the $82,000 claimed by a bettor who received erroneous odds on a bet placed near the end of Sunday’s game between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. The bet, which was placed at the FanDuel Sportsbook at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey, came…Read More

Gennady Golovkin Favored in Saturday’s Middleweight Title Rematch vs. Canelo Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin Canelo Alvarez

Gennady Golovkin comes into Saturday’s middleweight championship fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as the consensus favorite in the highly anticipated rematch of their September 2017 bout. That first encounter ended in a controversial draw, leaving both fighters with plenty to prove when they meet this weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Controversial Draw…Read More

MGM National Harbor Baccarat Dealer Accused of Orchestrating Cheating Scheme

baccarat cheating scheme

A baccarat dealer at MGM National Harbor Casino in Maryland was charged with conspiracy charges by federal prosecutors after being accused of working with a partner on a cheating scheme. Dealer Ming Zhang will appear in US District Court in Maryland on Tuesday, where he will face a charge of conspiracy to transport stolen funds….Read More

From Vegas to New Jersey, Week 1 NFL Action Attracts Crowds of Bettors to Sportsbooks

Week 1 NFL Betting

The first Sunday of the NFL season is a huge day for football fans who have been waiting for months to see what their favorite teams and players can do on the field. But it may be an even bigger deal for bookmakers, as the NFL is the biggest attraction for bettors in the United…Read More

Bloomberg: Cleveland Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert Wants to Sell Casino Holdings

Dan Gilbert casinos selling

Dan Gilbert is best known for founding Quicken Loans and owning the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA franchise. But the billionaire is also a casino owner, and according to a report from Bloomberg, he may be looking to leave the gaming business in the near future. Citing sources familiar with Gilbert’s plans, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday that…Read More

West Virginia Enters the Legal Sports Betting World, First Bets Taken on Thursday

West Virginia sports betting

The first legal sports bets in West Virginia were made on Thursday morning when the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races launched their sportsbook with a soft opening. The first bet was made by State Delegate Jason Barrett (D-Berkeley), who put down $50 on West Virginia University to win the college football national championship this…Read More