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English Premier League’s Joey Barton Banned from Soccer for Gambling Offenses

Joey Barton banned from soccer for gambling

English Premier League star and Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been banned from soccer for 18 months after admitting gambling on games. At 34, already long-in-the-tooth for a soccer player, the ban handed down by English soccer’s governing body, the FA, on Wednesday is likely to end his career. Barton, a controversial and divisive figure…Read More

Maryland Casinos Don’t Help Education as Promised, State Comptroller Says

Maryland casinos Comptroller Peter Franchot

Maryland casinos were authorized by voters in 2008 on the grounds that the generated tax revenue from legalizing commercial gambling would be primarily used to fund education programs. But that promise, according to state Comptroller Peter Franchot (D), isn’t being kept. Fifty-eight percent of voters supported the ballot referendum in 2008 to amend the state’s…Read More

March Madness Scores Slam Dunk for Nevada Casinos, Gaming Revenue Jumps 7.5 Percent

March Madness Nevada casino revenue

March Madness dished Nevada casinos a strong monthly revenue performance, as betting on the men’s NCAA basketball tournament reached new highs and provided sportsbooks with a record take. Statewide, Nevada’s casinos collected $991 million in gaming win during March, a 7.5 percent increase on the same month in 2016. The Strip saw its bottom line…Read More

Net Neutrality Under Siege by FCC Boss, Could Impact Online Gaming

net neutrality FCC Ajit Pai

Net neutrality, the principle that internet providers should allow users access to all content without preference or prejudice, is under attack by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. While that may be welcomed news to big telecommunications companies, it poses grave concerns for online gambling operators. Net neutrality prohibits internet service providers (ISPs) from…Read More

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Stuns Fans by Announcing Retirement

Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires

A favorite of both fans and bettors, Dale Earnhardt sent a minor shock through the Nascar world by announcing that he was retiring at the end of the year. This year’s top pick by sports books to win the Daytona 500 said in a press conference that he met with his bosses at Hendrick Motorsports…Read More