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MLS’ New York Red Bulls Could Turn to Sports Betting World to Find Stadium Sponsor

Legal sports betting could bring about the end of one Major League Soccer team’s three year search for naming rights to its stadium. The New York Red Bulls are in talks with “sports betting companies” about the possibility of sponsoring the team’s Red Bull Arena, according to Sports Business Journal. The report did not specify…Read More

Hustler Card Room GM Donates Poker Tournament Win to SoCal Fire Disaster Relief Efforts

The general manager of the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California made good on some run good at the poker table: Rob Reid initially entered his own casino’s Veterans Day 10K guaranteed tournament just to add to the pot and encourage more players to join. By the time it was over, he was one of four…Read More

Philadelphia 76ers Introduce Jimmy Butler, See Finals Odds Improve

Jimmy Butler finally got his wish. The NBA superstar has been shipped out of Minnesota, traded to the Philadelphia 76ers where he was introduced as the team’s newest player today. Butler will make his debut for the team on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. The blockbuster trade to team Butler with rising young stars Ben…Read More

Las Vegas Icon Elvis Presley and Trump Mega-Donor Miriam Adelson Among Seven Presidential Medal of Freedom Honorees

The 2018 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — considered to be the highest civilian award of the United States — will be bestowed posthumously on the man, the myth, the legend Elvis Presley at a White House ceremony on Friday. At the height of his fame and superstardom, Presley was drafted into the Army in…Read More

NFL Week 10 Upsets Led by Patriots Stunner Put Sportsbooks Back Ahead of Public Bettors

Well, it was fun while it lasted. The public cleaned out the books in Week 9 of the NFL season, but yesterday order was restored. Several Week 10 upsets in the NFL equaled a profitable day Sunday for Las Vegas and sportsbooks across the country. According to Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point Casino sportsbook…Read More

Deadwood Casinos Hoping to Rescuscitate with South Dakota Sportsbetting for 2021

Buffalo Bodega casino Deadwood SD

Could sports betting reverse the flailing status of Deadwood casinos? It’s an iffy proposition at best, according to one official, but regardless, measures have been taken to amend South Dakota’s constitution via a 2020 ballot initiative that would allow and regulate sports betting in the Mount Rushmore state. Even if such a measure passes in…Read More

Tribal Casinos Account For Nearly Half of US Gaming Market, AGA Report Says

A new report released by the American Gaming Association (AGA) shows just how significant tribal casinos are to America’s economic landscape. In the 28 states where tribes operate gaming facilities, 676,428 workers were employed and paid total wages that exceeded $36.2 billion in 2016, the year of the most recent available data. Additionally, the 500…Read More

Offensive Masterminds Sean McVay and Andy Reid Are Favorites for NFL Head Coach of the Year

The NFL season is just past its midway point and so far one NFL coach has already lost his head coaching job. The Cleveland Browns fired Hue Jackson after eight games, deeming his performance not good enough. Opposite of Jackson, however, oddsmakers have identified two offensive gurus who have separated themselves among the crop of…Read More

William Hill Cuts Yearly Earnings Projections, Blames British Government’s Regulations for Profit Loss

William Hill has lowered its yearly earnings projection by £20 million ($26.1 million) for the 2018 year and the international bookmaker is blaming the British government for the loss in revenue. In a trading update this week, the company said that yearly earnings will come in between £225 million and £245 million (between $294.5 million…Read More

Philadelphia Phillies Prepared To Spend Big This Offseason, Bovada Says

Major League Baseball’s free agent period officially began on Saturday. Experts have billed this year’s class of free agents as the most talented pool of players ever and the Philadelphia Phillies are expected to be major players in the market. Some teams have spent years budgeting and waiting for this year’s free agent class to…Read More

NHL Makes FanDuel Exclusive DFS Partner and Official Sports Betting Partner, Devils Also Get In On Deal

There now seems to be a daily competition between the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) over which major American professional sports league can stockpile the most partnerships with the gaming world. If that’s the case, chalk one up for the NHL, which announced on Monday that FanDuel will become the…Read More

NBA Superstar Blake Griffin Signs Promo Deal With In-Game Sports Play Company WinView

The National Basketball Association has fully embraced the gaming world since sports betting thrust itself upon the mainstream following a Supreme Court decision to strike down a federal ban on gambling in May. In August the league struck a deal for MGM Resorts to become the official gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA, and…Read More

Blockbuster LA Rams vs. Saints Showdown Could Deliver NFL’s Highest Over/Under in 15 Years

When the Los Angeles Rams travel to New Orleans on Sunday to take on the Saints it will be the first time in NFL history that two teams averaging at least 33 points per game met in Week 9 or later. The game is also poised to be a historic one inside sportsbooks across the…Read More

Mark Frissora Out at Caesars Come February, Gaming Operator’s Stock Rebounds on News

Mark Frissora

The rumors were true about Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora: after speculation earlier this year that his days as top suit at the beleaguered gaming operator might be numbered, the company announced Thursday afternoon that Frissora is leaving his role effective February 8, 2019. From a business standpoint, several signs pointed to Frissora’s future with…Read More

Caesars Entertainment Non-Gaming Dubai Properties to Open Right After WWE Crown Jewel Saudi Match and as Khashoggi Murder Details Emerge

Without the help of a bet, Caesars Entertainment is ready to put the “Entertainment” part of its name to the test in Dubai with a beach club, two resorts, and a residential tower all slated to open within the next month on the city’s Meraas’ Bluewaters Island. It will be the operator’s first foray into…Read More