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Bookies Slash Premier League Outsider Odds after Leicester City Headache

Bookies slash odds on EPL outsiders, as well as Mahrez, Vardy, et al

With the start of the English Premier League just days away, anyone looking for odds of 5001-1 on this one would be better off speculating on the chances of Elvis Presley turning up alive this year. Those were the odds that many bookmakers were famously offering on incumbent champions Leicester City to win the EPL…Read More

Oklahoma Casinos Shutter Dallas Market From A-List Entertainment Through Non-Compete Clauses

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Oklahoma casinos located near the Texas border are forcing certain A-list entertainment acts to sign non-compete agreements barring them from performing in the nearby Dallas metro area leading up to and following their scheduled dates. The Sooner State is home to dozens of Native American tribal gaming casinos and facilities. On the other hand is…Read More

Manny Pacquiao Ending Retirement, Floyd Mayweather Rematch Rumored for 2017

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Manny Pacquiao announced his retirement after beating Timothy Bradley in April, his 58th professional boxing win against just six losses. Three months later, the Filipino boxing great already has the itch to re-enter the ring. The political arena in the United States is offering up plenty of drama and theatrics. But for Pacquiao, who has…Read More

West Virginia Rules DFS Game of Skill; No it’s Not, Says Delaware

Delaware AG Denn says DFS is not skill game

West Virginia and Delaware are two states that have no plans to legalize daily fantasy sports in the near future, and for two very different reasons. Two attorneys general, 400 miles apart, have demonstrated two very different opinions on the legality of the contests over the past few days. On Monday, West Virginia’s AG ruled…Read More

UFC Sold for an Eye-Gouging $4 Billion

UFC Sold for $4 Billion

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, which Station Casinos’ Fertitta brothers took from a fringe organization once described by John McCain as “human cockfighting,” to a global sports empire, has been sold by the brothers for $4 billion. The championships new owner is US talent agency WME-IMG, which has been backed in the deal by private equity…Read More

China Gambling Laws Bypassed By Prediction Betting Markets

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China’s gambling laws are some of the strictest in the world, but like most legal statutes, there’s a loophole for those looking hard enough. China’s Criminal Law states, “Whoever for the purpose of profit gathers people to engage in gambling, runs a gambling house or makes gambling his profession shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment…Read More

Washington, DC Casinos Battle for Market Share, Maryland Live! Plans $200 Million Expansion as MGM National Harbor Prepares to Open

Maryland Live! MGM National Harbor Washington DC

The Washington, DC, casino power players are flexing their muscles. In anticipation of the opening of the $1.2 billion MGM National Harbor later this year, Maryland Live! announced this week it’s investing $200 million to construct a 17-story hotel tower. The two facilities are less than 40 miles from one another. In the unlikely event…Read More

Rio 2016 Olympics Lose More Marquee Names on Continued Zika Fears 

Rio 2016 Olympics Zika virus

The Rio 2016 Olympics commence on August 5, but a multitude of sports superstars aren’t packing their bags. The primary reason so many professional athletes are skipping the Summer Games is the ongoing concerns over the Zika virus. A mosquito-borne virus that can be spread through mosquito bites or through sex with an infected man,…Read More

USFantasy Sports Approved by Nevada Gaming Commission

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The USFantasy Sports pari-mutuel betting system developed by Las Vegas gaming veteran Vic Salerno has been approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission. The unanimous vote in support returns daily fantasy sports contests to the Silver State, albeit in a refurbished arrangement. USFantasy will greatly differ from DraftKings and FanDuel, the two DFS market leaders. Instead…Read More

Revel Atlantic City Reopening Shot Down by Local Officials, Casino Revenues Slip

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Revel Atlantic City tried to reopen its doors on June 15, one year and nine months since it closed them, but local officials have stepped in the way citing inspection and unattained permits in preventing new owner Glenn Straub from commencing operations. Straub had told reporters earlier in the week that 900 hotel rooms would…Read More

Breakout Coin, New Gaming Cryptocurrency, Launches Coinsale

Johnny Chan’s Breakout Gaming launched Break Out Coin crowdsale

Breakout Coin, the first ever digital currency devoted to online gaming, launched a “coinsale” today on the Bittrex Exchange today (Tuesday, 15 June), offering members of the public the chance to buy up the new digital currency in the hope that its stock will rise; kind of like an initial public offering. A total of…Read More

Steve Wynn Returns to Mirage for 16th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking

Steve Wynn to talk at Mirage

Steve Wynn is to make a rare appearance at the Mirage in Las Vegas, the casino he conceived, built, and a decade later sold, and which transformed the landscape of the casino industry in Vegas and beyond forever. Tomorrow (June 7), 27 years after he flung open the doors of the Mirage, Wynn will deliver…Read More

PGA Tour Reportedly Interested in Permitting Sports Gambling on Golf Tournaments

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The PGA Tour is rumored to be considering venturing into sports gambling and granting bettors with the right to wager in real time on the outcome of its tournaments and matches, though officials are largely staying quiet on the reported developments. According to Bloomberg News, golf’s most predominant circuit in the world recently sent out…Read More

Brazil Gambling Laws Come Too Late for 2016 Summer Olympic Games 

Brazil gambling Rio 2016 Summer Olympics

Brazil gambling laws currently being pushed through the government won’t be implemented in time for tourists to place wagers on the August 5-12 Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Political leaders in Brazil are to blame for the country hosting the Games while remaining free of casinos, and it’s a failure that will likely cost the republic…Read More

Ex-Paddy Power Boss Slams UK Gambling Industry, FOBT’s and “Socially Irresponsible” Government

Fintan Drury attacks FTOBs

Fintan Drury, the former chairman of Paddy Power, has lashed out at the UK government and its “troubling partnership” with the country’s gambling industry in an op-ed in The Times this week. Drury, who fronted the Irish bookmaking giant from 2004 to 2010, described the modern gambling industry in the UK as one “unchecked by…Read More