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Phoenix Suns Owner Robert Sarver Responds to Las Vegas Relocation Rumors

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Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is reportedly considering relocating his NBA franchise to Las Vegas or Seattle unless his current city agrees to cover $150 million of a $230 million renovation at the team’s current arena. The Phoenix City Council postponed a vote this week to determine whether to fund 65 percent of the Talking…Read More

NFL Completes U-Turn On Sports Betting As League Prepares To Seek Casino Sponsor

The National Football League (NFL) was never going to pioneer the bond between gaming entities and professional sports leagues, but the realization from the league and its owners that they could no longer ignore the financial benefits of legalized sports betting was always inevitable. That sentiment has apparently set in. The league will begin the…Read More

NASCAR Signs Integrity Deal with Sportradar as It Turns to Sports Betting to Drive Growth

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NASCAR has signed an “integrity partnership” deal with sports data firm Sportradar, a sign that the racing series is at last shifting gears on sports betting. The agreement will see Sportradar employ its Fraud Detection System (FDS) to monitor the global betting markets for “nefarious activity” related to the league’s largest three events: The Monster…Read More

City of Oakland Sues NFL for Raiders Las Vegas Relocation, Seeks $80M in Financial Damages

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The City of Oakland has filed a federal lawsuit in the US Northern District of California against the Raiders and the entire NFL for the team’s planned 2020 relocation to Las Vegas. The California city argues that the transfer violates antitrust laws and leaves Oakland taxpayers with an $80 million debt stemming from renovations made…Read More

NBA and The Stars Group Announce Online Sports Betting Partnership

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The NBA and The Stars Group (TSG) have entered into a multiyear partnership that authorizes the online sportsbook operator as an official league partner of the National Basketball Association. Under the agreement, TSG’s BetStars sports betting platform will have access to official NBA statistics and data in real time, and be permitted to use the…Read More

New Jersey Approves Australian Company PointsBet for Online Operations in Affiliation with Meadowlands

PointsBet, an Australian company with a different take on sports betting, has been approved to operate online in the state of New Jersey by the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The company will operate in association with the Meadowlands Racetrack on a “soft play” basis, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. What makes PointsBet different is…Read More

Sportsbooks Make Millions on Miami Miracle

At this point every NFL fan that has seen it. Down by five points with seven seconds remaining and 69 yards to travel for a game-winning touchdown, the Miami Dolphins were beyond desperate late in the fourth quarter of their game against the New England Patriots on Sunday. But when Ryan Tannehill threw to Kenny…Read More

Las Vegas MLB Rumor Mill Churning Out New Speculation, Investors Working to Bring City Pro Team

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Las Vegas has quickly gone from a city shunned by the four major professional sports leagues in the US due to its widespread gambling, to a town that could soon be home to three teams. The NHL Vegas Golden Knights began playing in Southern Nevada last year, and the NFL Raiders will relocate to Sin…Read More

Seton Hall University Study on TV Sports Viewership Shows Massive Infusion Likely from Legal Sports Betting

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As if the US wasn’t sports-crazy enough, TV ratings for sporting events could soar even higher thanks to the emergence of legalized betting, according to the results of a new poll by Seton Hall University. The new survey by Seton Hall Sports Poll suggests that 70 percent of Americans would be more inclined to watch…Read More

FanDuel Declares Alabama College Football Playoff Winner, Pays Out on Bets

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The FanDuel sportsbook isn’t waiting for the outcome of the College Football Playoff (CFP), and is instead declaring the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide the national champions. Despite the CFP semifinal and National Championship still weeks away, and three more than formidable teams remaining in the running, FanDuel says it’s paying out on single-game bets…Read More

Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Announces Retirement, Career Record Against the Spread One of College Football’s Best

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Urban Meyer will retire from football after coaching his No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl when they play No. 9 Washington on January 1 in Pasadena, California. Ryan Day, OSU’s offensive coordinator, is set to replace Meyer as head coach. Meyer began his OSU tenure in 2012 by leading the Buckeyes to…Read More

College Football Playoff Odds Set, Alabama Crimson Tide Heavy Favorite

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The College Football Playoff (CFP) is set, as No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame, and No. 4 Oklahoma are the four teams still in the running to win the 2019 National Championship. The Crimson Tide (13-0) enter the postseason as the heavy favorite. Coach Nick Saban’s squad will play the Sooners…Read More

Analyst: Las Vegas Not Only Entertainment Capital of World, But Also Sports Capital

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Prominent Las Vegas analyst Jeremy Aguero says the town might need to rethink its tagline as being the “Entertainment Capital of the World” to include sports as well. Aguero, a principal analyst at Applied Analysis, one of Nevada’s leading fiscal and policy research firms, says the NHL Vegas Golden Knights and 2020 arrival of the…Read More

Seattle Seahawks Enter Sponsorship Partnership with Snoqualmie Casino

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The Seattle Seahawks have joined the growing list of NFL teams that are partnering with local casinos, announcing Tuesday that they have signed an agreement with the Snoqualmie Casino. The deal will allow the casino to use the Seahawks logo and other marks for advertising and promotions. Partnership Builds on Existing Relationship The Snoqualmie Casino…Read More

New US Sports Betting Integrity Body SWIMA Aims to Halt Match Fixing

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Stakeholders large and small have banded together across the sports betting industry to create the first-ever integrity body specific to sports wagering in the US. MGM Resorts International and Caesars Entertainment are the biggest names involved in the Sports Wagering Integrity Monitoring Association (SWIMA), a new anti-fraud organization formed this week, but it also includes…Read More