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New Jersey Lottery “Quick Draw” Game Expands Casino Gambling, Lawmaker Argues

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The New Jersey Lottery is overstepping its authority in debuting a new keno-style game that is drawn every five minutes and primarily sold at restaurants, bars, and bowling alleys, so claims Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic County). The state politician representing the interests of Atlantic City and the surrounding municipalities says the new game called “Quick…Read More

Madison Square Garden Buys Controlling Stake in eSports Franchise Counter Logic

Madison Square Garden eSports

The company behind Madison Square Garden is adding eSports to its portfolio of live entertainment offerings by purchasing a controlling stake in Counter Logic Gaming, the oldest and one of the most successful League of Legends (LoL) organizations. Counter Logic was founded in 2010 as an LoL team. It has since won two North American…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports is Online Gaming, Massachusetts State Panel Rules

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Daily fantasy sports (DFS) should be classified as online gaming in Massachusetts, a state panel overseeing the implementation of the internet contests recommended Monday. Should the legislature take that advice, operators like DraftKings and FanDuel say they might be forced to abandon the state due to excessive tax rates and licensing fees. The Massachusetts Special…Read More

Los Angeles to Host 2028 Olympics, Online Sportsbooks Win on Paris 2024

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The Summer Olympics will reportedly return to the United States in 2028, 32 years after Atlanta hosted the Games. The Los Angeles Times broke news on Monday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reached a deal with US organizers to push back their 2024 candidacy by four years, yet still awards them the coveted position…Read More

Mayweather vs. McGregor Cross-Sport Prop Bets Offered at Westgate SuperBook

Mayweather vs. McGregor odds prop lines

Mayweather vs. McGregor is officially less than a month away, and to entice its biggest handle possible, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has unveiled a nearly unprecedented cross-sports prop sheet on the much-hyped fight that comes to blows on August 26. The book has a total of 40 cross-sport lines that allow fans to pair…Read More

Pala Casino Tries to Keep Up with the Joneses with $170 Million Expansion to Southern California Resort

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San Diego’s Pala Casino Spa & Resort announced this week that it will spend $170 million to expand and renovate its resort located 50 miles north of the Southern California city. The investment is to better compete with its neighboring rivals, Pechanga Resort & Casino and Harrah’s Southern California. It marks the property’s third major…Read More

Congress Contemplates Net Neutrality Rollback, Jess Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg Invited to Testify

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Appointed by President Donald Trump, current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai wants to roll back net neutrality regulations that were imposed under former President Barack Obama’s FCC head, Tom Wheeler. That could be bad news for online gambling, as an open internet prevents telecommunication companies from dictating which websites are accessible to consumers. …Read More

Online Revenues Soar for Ladbrokes Coral as Retail Profits Tumble

Ladbrokes Coral online ops soar but retail betting is down

Just as online sales for common goods have forced many brick-and-mortar retail stores to close, it seems the more “punters” in the UK bet online, the less they bet in traditional bookmaking shops. Ladbrokes Coral’s revenue from digital operations climbed 17 percent in the first half of 2017, with sports betting revenues up 25 percent,…Read More

Pennsylvania Senate Plans on Mystery Gambling Revenues to Help Plug Budget Hole

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The Pennsylvania Senate is betting on $200 million in new gambling revenues to help balance the state budget, even though they aren’t exactly sure what type of new gambling they’ll allow to generate that money. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf allowed an underfunded $32 billion budget to pass without his signature earlier this month. Now the…Read More

Massachusetts Moves to Legalize DFS, But DraftKings Miffed by Online Gaming Label

DraftKings in Massachusetts

A special commission in Massachusetts has recommended the State Legislature regulate daily fantasy sports, but pass on regulating online poker and casino gaming for the time being. But by labeling DFS as online gaming worthy of being regulated like gambling, Boston-based DraftKings is resisting the inclusion. DraftKings’ indignation arose from the Special Commission on Online…Read More

New Jersey’s Chris Christie Urges President Donald Trump and Congress to Support States’ Rights in Online Gaming Battle

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) put his signature on a bill late last week that urges President Donald Trump, members of his administration, and Congress to oppose any legislation that would prohibit individual states from authorizing and regulating online gambling. Introduced by State Rep. Vincent Mazzeo (D-Northfield) in January, the joint resolution seeks to…Read More

Impossible Odds? Betting Sites Offer Lines on Political, Celebrity Absurdity

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Political betting markets are doing their best to stay relevant since the highly engaging 2016 presidential campaign, by offering online bettors unique lines on events that seem to have little chance of occurring. From Kid Rock’s running for the US Senate to talk of The Rock making a serious bid for the White House in…Read More

Pennsylvania Satellite Casinos Latest Gambling Ploy Floated by State Lawmakers, Small Cities Targeted

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Authorizing 10 Pennsylvania satellite casinos is the most recent potential money grab state lawmakers are considering in their efforts to bridge a $2.2 billion spending gap. Governor Tom Wolf (D) has allowed a $32 billion budget approved by the Republican-controlled legislature to pass and become law without his signature. The financial blueprint, however, is severely…Read More

Is Michael Phelps Faster Than a Great White Shark? Oddsmakers Say No

Michael Phelps Shark Week Discovery

Michael Phelps finds himself in the most unusual position. Not only is he the underdog in a swimming event, but his opponent is one of the deadliest creates in the ocean: a great white shark. Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, recently raced a great white to see if he could outpace…Read More

OJ Simpson Parole Odds Favor the Juice Getting Loose

OJ Simpson parole odds

If OJ Simpson’s parole odds are correct at online sportsbook Bovada, he will be released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October 1. “Will OJ Simpson be granted parole in 2017?” is the question posed to bettors on the internet sportsbook. “Yes” is the heavy favorite at -300, with the underdog “No” at…Read More