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Justin Timberlake Headlining Super Bowl Halftime Show, Wardrobe Malfunction, Janet Odds Released

Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake is returning to the Super Bowl Halftime Show 14 years after he notoriously participated in the big game’s most famous and controversial performance in NFL history. The NFL confirmed this week that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show at US Bank Stadium in Minnesota on February 4, 2018. That will…Read More

UK Regulators to Crack Down on Gambling Ads with Kid Appeal

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Regulators in the United Kingdom have urged online gambling firms to remove advertisements that are likely to appeal to children, calling many of the ads currently on display from these companies “unacceptable.” The request came in a joint letter signed by the UK Gambling Commission, the Advertising Standards Authority, the Committee of Advertising Practice, and…Read More

Atlantic City Casinos See Revenues Jump Eight Percent in September, Online Gaming Fuels Growth

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Atlantic City casinos won $235.8 million in September, a nearly eight percent surge compared to the same month in 2016. Land-based revenues totaled $215.4 million, a 2.4 percent bump, and with internet gaming win of $20.4 million factored in, the seven properties’ net take increased 7.9 percent. Year to date, total gaming win for the…Read More

$24.1 Million Winning New York State Lottery Ticket Found Just 48 Hours Before Expiration

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A New York State winning $24.1 million lottery ticket was found stuffed in an old shirt pocket along with dozens of other lotto slips just two days before the ticket was set to expire. On May 24, 2017, with less than 48 hours to spare, Jimmie Smith, a 68-year-old resident of East Orange, New Jersey,…Read More

UK Lawmaker Opens Inquiry into Loot Boxes in Video Games

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A member of parliament in the United Kingdom has opened an inquiry into the practice of including “loot boxes” in video games, further intensifying the growing scrutiny over whether these transactions need to be regulated as gambling. Labour MP Daniel Zeichner, who represents Cambridge, submitted two questions to Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for…Read More

New Jersey Enters Online Gaming Player Liquidity Compact With Nevada and Delaware, Will Allow for Expanded Play

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Anyone who’s regularly played online poker in one of the three states where it’s legalized has experienced the problem of inadequate player pools (known as “liquidity”), but that will be at least partially alleviated now that New Jersey is joining Nevada and Delaware in sharing such pools. New Jersey, the internet gambling state with by…Read More

Twitter Could Be The Key to Successful In-Play Sports Betting, Says Study

Twitter key to sports betting success, say scientists

Twitter is a better predictor of sports results than bookmakers’ odds, thanks to the “wisdom of crowds” effect, scientists said this week. A new study, published in the Economic Enquiry, has found that collective public sentiment on Twitter during a game is able to predict the eventual outcome with astonishing accuracy. Researchers at the University…Read More

Yankees Stun Indians in Game 5, World Series Odds Move in Dodgers’ Favor

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The World Series odds of the Cleveland Indians returning to the Fall Classic for the second straight year were quite strong heading into the American League Division Series (ALDS). They only shortened after the Tribe went up 2-0 on the New York Yankees, but anything can happen in the MLB Playoffs, and the unthinkable did….Read More

High-Stakes Belgian Cops Stole Identities for Online Gambling

Belgian police officers stole identities to gamble online

In Belgium, at least 30 police officers are under investigation by the country’s gambling commission over allegations they stole the identities of hundreds Belgian citizens to open online gambling accounts. Law enforcement agents are prohibited from participating in all forms of gambling in Belgium and their national registration numbers appear on a blacklist distributed among…Read More

Massachusetts Lottery Could Become Sixth State Lotto to Go Online

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The Massachusetts Lottery is worried that neighboring New Hampshire’s legalization of online keno will hamper sales, and that’s why numerous state senate candidates are backing efforts to also enact internet lotto scratch offs and games. Before she resigned from her seat this year to take a position on the Cannabis Control Commission, Massachusetts State Senator…Read More

College Football’s Upset Saturday Alters National Championship and Heisman Odds

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College football is never predictable, and that was certainly the case on Saturday. Heading into week six of the NCAA season, it seemed to be a rather ho-hum smorgasbord of matchups, as there were just two games where both teams were ranked inside the top 25. But the underdogs came through in making up for…Read More

Can Anyone Beat the Indians and Dodgers Before the World Series? Las Vegas Doesn’t Think So

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The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers are going to meet in the World Series later this month, that is of course assuming Las Vegas oddsmakers have their lines correctly in order. The Division Series of the MLB Playoffs begins today, with the four remaining teams in the American League taking the honors. The Boston…Read More

Universal Entertainment Group Sued by Former Tribal Business Partners for Alleged Fraud

Last week, the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma received a license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee for its website, the final stage in its quest to become the first tribal operator to offer real-money online poker to players outside the US, from its sovereign land in Oklahoma. In the same week, its…Read More

UK Lottery Website Taken Out by Peak-Time DDoS Attack 

The UK National Lottery hit by DDoS arrack

The UK National Lottery was knocked offline by a DDoS attack on Saturday night, leaving thousands of customers unable to buy tickets for the primary weekly lottery draw. The website was down for around an hour and a half at the absolute peak time for lottery sales. It is not known whether lottery operator, Camelot,…Read More

NFL Star Richard Sherman Says Daily Fantasy Sports Dehumanize Players

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes daily fantasy sports (DFS) are dehumanizing how fans view players. Following Seattle’s 46-18 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football, the NFL star was asked about how injuries to teammates Chris Carson and Rees Odhiambo impact the Seahawks moving forward. While the reporter wanted insight on how…Read More