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William Hill CEO Says Pro Sports Teams Want Partnerships With Sportsbook Company

William Hill sports betting New Jersey

William Hill CEO Joe Asher tells Reuters this week that numerous franchises in the “big four” of American professional sports have reached out to the bookmaker seeking sponsorship deals. William Hill, the largest sportsbook operator in Nevada, is now up and running in New Jersey at the Monmouth Park Racetrack. It will add a second…Read More

Criminal World Cup Gambling Ring Cracked, Hong Kong Police Seize Millions

World Cup gambling

All bets are off for an illegal World Cup gambling ring in Hong Kong after police busted the illicit sportsbook this week. The sting operation, dubbed “Blazespike”, led to the arrests of 42 men and three women. Officials also confiscated $9.9 million worth of bets, $320,000 in cash, a network of computers, and a small…Read More

Russians Find Their Flair, Saudis Collapse, Robbie Williams Flips the Bird: World Cup Day One Highlights

Russia wins opening World Cup match v Saudis

Russia kicked the World Cup off in style on Thursday, thumping five past a hopeless Saudi Arabia. Even the naturally ice-cold Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was seated in the stands next to Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad Bin-Salman, was visibly embarrassed, offering a diplomatic squirm as the fifth goal sailed in in the 94th…Read More

New York Sports Betting Bill Appears Dead in State Assembly for 2018

New York sports betting

On the same day that neighboring New Jersey opened its first sportsbooks, a prominent New York politician announced that his fellow legislators were unlikely to support a sports betting bill in 2018. New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) told reporters on Thursday that there probably wasn’t enough support in the Democratic Conference – which…Read More

Canelo vs. GGG Rematch Back On Thanks to ‘Hail Mary’ Negotiations

Canelo Alvarez GGG Rematch

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet in September for their highly anticipated rematch, after last minute negotiations saved a fight that appeared to be dead in the water just hours earlier. While a noon Pacific deadline came and went on Wednesday, an 11th hour plan was agreed to by both sides, setting up the…Read More

New Jersey Opens Legal Sports Betting at Monmouth Park and Borgata Casino, Just in Time for FIFA World Cup

New Jersey sports betting Borgata

New Jersey became the third state in the country with a full menu of legal sports betting options on Thursday, as the Monmouth Park Racetrack and the Borgata casino both started taking wagers before noon. Monmouth Park had the honor of taking the first bet at 10:30 am, with the Borgata officially opening their sportsbook…Read More

Tiger Woods Still Betting Favorite at US Open, Despite Ten-Year Gap Since Last Major

Tiger Woods US Open golf odds

Tiger Woods’ last major victory came a decade ago at the US Open. It was a historic victory that included a dramatic 72nd-hole 12-foot birdie putt at Torrey Pines to force a playoff that he would win the next day over Rocco Mediate. Few could have ever imaged that Woods’ epic win would be the…Read More

Sports Betting All Over Atlantic City’s East Coast Gaming Congress, Bill Bradley Probably Not Attending

East Coast Gaming Conference is all about sports betting but Bill Bradley won’t be joining

Sports betting is naturally the hot topic of this year’s East Coast Gaming Congress, which kicked off today (Wednesday) at Harrahs Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City. The first day of events includes an in-depth talk on “Sports Betting: Where Does It Stand in mid-2018 and where is it going?” Where does it stand? Thanks…Read More

US, Canada, Mexico Win Bid to Host FIFA Soccer World Cup 2026

North America wins World Cup 2026

The 2026 World Cup will be co-hosted by the US, Canada and Mexico, following FIFA vote in Moscow Wednesday, just 24 hours before this year’s tournament was due to kick off. Fears that geopolitics and US President Donald Trump’s unpopularity abroad might derail the North American bid proved to be unfounded. The campaign had been…Read More

Where Will LeBron James Go? Online Odds Favor Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James odds free agency

LeBron James has to inform the Cleveland Cavaliers whether he intends to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent by 11:59 pm ET on June 29. Most NBA observers believe the game’s best player will do just that, but should James opt out, that doesn’t mean his days…Read More

US Open Odds: Dustin Johnson Strong Favorite After Dominating St. Jude Win

US Open odds Dustin Johnson Tiger

The US Open odds are shortening on Dustin Johnson after the game’s top-ranked golfer won the St. Jude Classic in dominating fashion. DJ shot rounds of 67-63-65-66 (-19) to win by six shots over runner-up Andrew Putnam and ten shots clear of third-place finisher JB Holmes. Johnson ended the week with 21 birdies, two eagles,…Read More

MLB Says Nevada Sports Betting Laws Are Antiquated, Will Seek Regulatory Inclusion

MLB sports betting laws PASPA

Major League Baseball (MLB) says Nevada’s sports betting laws are outdated and therefore shouldn’t be used as a regulatory framework by Congress or new states that wish to legalize such gambling. Bryan Seeley, MLB’s deputy general counsel, tells Reuters that regulations should be adopted “that fit 2018.” Nevada’s sports gaming laws were passed in in…Read More

World Cup Betting: Rules of Wagering Engagement for Russia 2018

World Cup Betting

With just four days until the Russia 2018 World Cup kicks off at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, it’s high time we crunched some numbers and squeezed some odds until value drips out of them like hot butter. Sports betting, as they’ve been arguing in New Jersey for years, increases the engagement of the viewer…Read More

Triple Crown Winner Justify Now Worth Estimated $75 Million, Racing Career Not Over, Says Trainer

Justify Triple Crown horse racing odds

Justify is now not only one of the most valuable race horses in the world, he’s also probably not done competing, says his renowned trainer of the gifted equine. The 13th horse in American history to win the Triple Crown on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, trainer Bob Baffert says the three-year-old’s historic racing career…Read More

Belmont Stakes Favorite Justify Will Vie for Triple Crown Saturday, While Humane Society of US, ASPCA Shed Light on Dark Side of Horse Racing

Justify Belmont Stakes

Justify — 2018’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner — has already made horse racing history. Now he’s 1.5 miles away from becoming an industry legend. The three-year-old colt is on a roll. He bested the field at a muddy and slippery Kentucky Derby before hanging on by a nose to take the Preakness Stakes…Read More