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Bail Out or Buy-In? Conflicting Reports in Wake of AAF’s $250M Sale

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Just two weeks into its first season, the Alliance of American Football (AAF) has been sold for a sum of $250 million amid rumors that the league was on the verge of ruin and unable to cover payroll costs. Tom Dundon, the owner of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, stepped in and snapped up the freshly…Read More

Compromised Former NBA Ref Tim Donaghy Disses Regulated Sports Betting as He Denies ESPN Match-fixing Allegations

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Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is no fan of regulated sports betting in the US. Donaghy broke his silence this week to denounce a 10,000-word ESPN article that details a wealth of circumstantial evidence which the sports media giant believes suggests he fixed basketball games in the 2000s for the benefit himself and other…Read More

Duke Odds Lengthen Following Zion Williamson Injury, Return Questionable

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Duke’s odds of winning the national championship are lengthening in Las Vegas following the team’s blowout loss to UNC and injury to Zion Williamson. The most anticipated college basketball game so far this year took an ugly turn less than a minute after the tip. Williamson – the game’s biggest superstar and almost a lock…Read More

Las Vegas Odds Put New York Yankees, Houston Astros at 96.5 Regular Season Wins

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The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are the preseason MLB favorites in Las Vegas. The Westgate SuperBook has both New York and Houston with an over/under of 96.5 wins. The Yanks won 100 games last year, while the ‘Stros won 103. The Boston Red Sox had the best regular season record in 2018 at…Read More

NASCAR Season Begins With Brad Keselowski Favored to Win First Daytona 500 Title

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Brad Keselowski will look to end his string of bad results in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, as the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series regular season begins with one of auto racing’s most prestigious events. Keselowski comes into the race as a 7/1 favorite according to British bookmaker Ladbrokes. Keselowski Looking for First Daytona 500 Win…Read More

AAF Off to Fast Start as Bettors Triple up on Expected Action and TV Ratings Beat NBA

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The American Alliance of Football (AAF) was supposed to be a league built on sports betting, and while that hasn’t exactly been the case through the first week, the early returns are encouraging nonetheless. Despite the fact that there is no history and no numbers to back up the bets, bookmakers were still busy at…Read More

Mystery Thief Stole Toronto Stock Traders’ $500,000 Super Bowl Sweepstakes Pot

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The high-stakes Super Bowl sweepstakes on Bay Street — Toronto’s financial district — has become something of an institution among the city’s wealthy stockbrokers — and with a $500,000 prize pool, it offers the kind of returns most of us can only dream of. Except this year, there was no prize pot, because somebody stole…Read More

Phil Mickelson Back in Pebble Beach Winner’s Circle, Lefty Rewards Bettors Who Took 25/1 Odds

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Phil Mickelson has won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for a record fifth time, a mark that ties him with Mark O’Meara. Lefty entered the week at 25/1 odds to win the tournament. The favorite was Dustin Johnson at 5/1. Bettors who took Mickelson were handsomely rewarded. For every $100 wagered, gamblers netted $2,500. Paul…Read More

NCAA Considering Reviewing All March Madness Buzzer Beaters to Clarify Results for Gamblers

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The NCAA released a statement on Friday saying that it would consider reviewing all buzzer beaters during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, regardless of whether or not those shots actually had an impact on which team won the game. That would be a rule change from how the NCAA handles the end of games in…Read More

Caesars Palace Teams With Bleacher Report for Casino Sportsbook Studio

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The Caesars Palace sportsbook inside the iconic Las Vegas Strip casino resort will soon feature a live studio branded by Turner Sports’ Bleacher Report, the popular sports and sports culture website. Caesars Entertainment and Turner announced the partnership this week. The studio will stream live gaming-related content to the Bleacher Report website, and could also…Read More

Alleged Super Bowl Scammer Arrested at Pechanga Resort Casino in California

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An alleged Super Bowl scammer was spotted this week by a casino worker at the Pechanga Resort in Temecula, California, and was later apprehended by police. David Halliday, 19, a concierge worker at the Native American casino property, said he recognized 48-year-old Ketan Shah after watching a story on the alleged Super Bowl scam on…Read More

Rhode Island Lawmakers Push for Mobile Sports Betting After Super Bowl Local Bias Batters Market

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A bill that would authorize online sports betting in Rhode Island received the unanimous approval of a Senate committee on Wednesday and will now head to the floor for a full vote. The state legalized sports betting last year and its first sports book launched in November at its Twin River Casino Lincoln — with…Read More

American Alliance of Football Set for Kickoff With Gambling Slant in Mind

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The Super Bowl may be a wrap, but football die-hards won’t have to wait until September to get their pigskin fix, as the brand new American Alliance of Football (AAF) kicks off this weekend. The league is the brainchild of TV and film producer Charlie Ebersol and former NFL executive Bill Polian. They’ve brought on…Read More

3000/1 New York Knicks Most Valuable NBA Franchise at $4B

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The New York Knicks have the worst record in the NBA, but Forbes says the franchise is still the league’s most valuable. The business media outlet says the Knicks are worth $4 billion, which is more than double the NBA franchise average of $1.9 billion. Forbes reports that the NBA is the hottest of the…Read More

Super Bowl Betting Handle Down Eight Percent, Patriots Fatigue Blamed

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Super Bowl betting in Nevada was down eight percent in 2019, with handle totaling $145.9 million. Oddsmakers reported a 7.4 percent hold – aka win – to keep $10.78 million on the 53rd edition of the big game. The $145.9 million in ticket slips printed represents a volume decline of $12.6 million. Oddsmakers blamed fatigue…Read More