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Former Congressman: Odds of Sports Betting Attracting Federal Regulation Long, Scandal Could Prompt Action

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The legality of sports betting is up to each state following the Supreme Court’s May repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). A host of regulatory concerns are now present, but one former congressman says he doesn’t expect federal intervention unless a major scandal emerges. Tom McMillen, a former US House member…Read More

PGA Tour Playoffs Head to New Jersey Where Sports Betting Will Take Place Just Outside the Ropes

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The PGA Tour tees off its 12th edition of the FedEx Cup Playoffs next week in Paramus, New Jersey, where legalized sports betting will be taking place throughout the state, and perhaps even on the golf course grounds. In what will be the first major sporting event to occur in a state with legalized sports…Read More

Study: Regulated Sports Betting Will Attract Millennials, Increase Fan Engagement, Hurt Underground Bookies

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A new study concludes that the expansion of regulated sports betting across the United States will increase fan engagement, grow younger demographics’ interest in pro and college events, and hurt illegal underground gambling rings. Commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and conducted by Nielsen Sports, the study found that 44 percent of current sports…Read More

Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk Doesn’t Tip Hand on Picks, Oddsmakers Say Tiger, Phil Shoo-Ins

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The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played next month in France at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National. Tiger Woods will be there regardless of whether US captain Jim Furyk selects him as one of his four picks, as the 14-time major champion is already booked to serve as a vice captain. When Furyk…Read More

Tiger Woods Roars Back Into Major Contention, But Brooks Koepka Wins PGA

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Tiger Woods had the large crowds at Bellerive Country Club roaring on Sunday afternoon, but it was the quiet demeanor of Brooks Koepka, now almost a lock for Player of the Year, who ended the 100th PGA Championship atop the leaderboard. Koepka fended off a 6-under 64 from Woods. His 4-under 66 was more than…Read More

NFL National Anthem Protests Continue, But Football Keeps the Bets Coming Nonetheless

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New season, same national anthem protests from NFL players. Week one of the preseason kicked off this week, and players took to the ground to continue demonstrating what they believe to be racial inequality and police brutality against minorities in the United States. Two Miami Dolphins, wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, kneed during the…Read More

FIFA Analysis Estimates Bookmakers Took €136B in Bets on 2018 World Cup

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The 2018 World Cup wasn’t just one of the most exciting editions of the tournament ever, it was also extremely popular among gamblers. According an analysis done by FIFA alongside its service provider Sportradar, an estimated €136 billion ($155 billion) was bet on the tournament worldwide, all without any evidence of match manipulation. That declaration…Read More

EPL Betting: Manchester City a Sure Thing for the English Premier League Title, According to Bookies

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The English Premier League is back. Yes, after a summer of World Cup soccer, it’s time for lots more soccer. On Thursday, the transfer window closed with no dramatic last-minute deals. On Friday, Man United will be aiming to do the business on the pitch against shock 2016 winner Leicester City. Leicester was 5,000/1 to…Read More

Buffalo Wild Wings Looks to Add Sports Betting Options to the Menu

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They’ve already cornered the market on sports fans who love cold suds and hot wings, and now Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) is looking to expand beyond food, beer, and big screens. According to a report published in Gaming Today, the ubiquitous franchise is exploring ways to start offering sports betting at some of its 1,700…Read More

Charles Oakley Hires Celeb Las Vegas Defense Attorney David Chesnoff, Sidesteps Felony from Cosmopolitan Cheating Charge

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Former NBA star Charles Oakley has been fined $1,000 by a Las Vegas court after pleading no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct in relation to an alleged cheating incident at the Cosmopolitan last month. Oakley brought in high-powered defense team Chesnoff and Schonfeld to represent him for a slam-dunk outcome. Oakley was arrested…Read More

PGA Championship Tees Off as Rumors Circulate of Tiger vs. Phil Match-Up Expanding Into Series

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Tiger vs. Phil is set for Thanksgiving Day weekend, but the spectacle between the two golfing greats that’s being dubbed “The Match” might not be a one-and-done affair. At last week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, Woods told reporters that there could be additional matches, with other players as well. “We’ll see. I don’t know. The plans are…Read More

Las Vegas NBA Odds Predict Warriors and Celtics Atop Respective Conferences in 2018-19

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Two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors are expected to be one of the best teams in the history of the league during the 2018-19 regular season. The Westgate SuperBook opened its regular season over/under win totals with the Dubs at 62.5. Should the Warriors go over on 62.5, the team would become just the…Read More

William Hill Aims to Pull Off Penn National US Sports Betting Coup

William Hill and Penn National in Talks Over Sports Betting

William Hill is in early talks to form a sports betting partnership with Penn National Gaming, according to reports in the UK media over the weekend. The Times and City AM quoted “City sources” — a reference to London’s financial district — who said that talks were in “early stages.” Penn National could be the…Read More

Conor McGregor Returning to UFC After Two-Year Layoff, Opens as Underdog vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Conor McGregor is returning to the Octagon on October 6 after a nearly two-year layoff. After a nearly two-year layoff from the UFC in which the Irishman made a fortune by stepping into the ring to box Floyd Mayweather but also found himself in legal trouble, McGregor has announced he is returning to mixed martial…Read More

Monmouth Park Moves Forward with Sports Betting Lawsuit Against Leagues to Recoup Lost Revenues

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Operators of the Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey say they’re moving forward with a lawsuit that seeks financial damages from sports leagues that stood in its way of running a sportsbook for several years. Filed in May by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA), the lawsuit claims the NCAA NFL, MLB, NBA, and…Read More