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Florida Regulators Allow Magic City to Ditch Dog Racing in Landmark Ruling

Florida Regulators Allow Magic City to Scrap Dog Racing

The Magic City Casino in Miami has been grated permission by gaming regulators to scrap greyhound races while retaining its more-profitable slot machines and card games. It’s an ironic quirk of Florida’s gambling laws that, while greyhound racing has been banned in 40 states often on grounds of cruelty, Florida actually requires its parimutuel venues…Read More

Is Michael Phelps Faster Than a Great White Shark? Oddsmakers Say No

Michael Phelps Shark Week Discovery

Michael Phelps finds himself in the most unusual position. Not only is he the underdog in a swimming event, but his opponent is one of the deadliest creates in the ocean: a great white shark. Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, recently raced a great white to see if he could outpace…Read More

Oddsmakers Get It Right: OJ Simpson Granted Parole, Claims He’s Lived a ‘Conflict-Free Life’

OJ Simpson parole release

Disgraced football star O.J. Simpson will be released from northern Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center this fall, nine years after he was sentenced to prison on kidnapping and robbery charges for a 2007 incident that took place in Las Vegas at the Palace Station casino. Some in the general public might be shocked to discover that…Read More

Three Wimbledon Matches Investigated For Possible Corruption

Wimbledon matches investigated for corruption just days after Federer win

Three Wimbledon 2017 matches are under investigation for possible match-fixing, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) announced this week. The London-based agency said two matches in the qualifying event and one from the main draw had been flagged after regulators and bookmakers reported suspicious betting patterns surrounding the matches. The specific matches, and the players involved,…Read More

Mystery Duo Sets Up ‘Camp’ in $2 Billion Future Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Lot

Homeless camps Las Vegas Oakland

The Las Vegas Raiders might need to evict two homeless people off the land they paid $77.5 million for earlier this year. The 62.6-acre plot will become the location of the NFL team’s $1.9 billion football stadium, but for now, the highly valued ground is reportedly the “residence” of a couple that presumably won’t be…Read More

NBA Summer League Total Hit With Fans

NBA Summer League

Even though the scores don’t count, fans flocked to Las Vegas to check out this year’s top draft picks and, in the process, set an attendance record for the NBA Summer League. Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas, Nevada hosted 127,843 people, shattering last year’s previous record of…Read More

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Believes Sports Betting Legalization a Slam Dunk in Coming Years

Adam Silver sports betting PASPA

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is the strongest proponent of legalizing sports gambling of the four major professional sports leagues, and this week he predicted that a federal repeal to the current ban will come in the next few years. Appearing on a panel alongside the other “Big Four” commissioners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, MLB boss…Read More

OJ Simpson Parole Odds Favor the Juice Getting Loose

OJ Simpson parole odds

If OJ Simpson’s parole odds are correct at online sportsbook Bovada, he will be released from Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center as early as October 1. “Will OJ Simpson be granted parole in 2017?” is the question posed to bettors on the internet sportsbook. “Yes” is the heavy favorite at -300, with the underdog “No” at…Read More

Casino and Restaurant Mogul Tilman Fertitta to Buy Houston Rockets?

Tilman Fertitta

The Houston Rockets is for sale and restaurant and casino mogul Tilman Fertitta might be buying, if the price is right. Leslie Alexander’s decision to sell is said to have blindsided not just the rest of the NFL but everyone at the Rockets too. Alexander, a former New York lawyer and financier, bought the franchise…Read More

New Daily Fantasy Sports Product Further Blurs Line Between DFS and Sports Betting

daily fantasy sports FastPick Resorts

Atlantic City’s first daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform is taking a new approach to the online contests. Offered by Resorts Digital Gaming, FastPick puts a unique spin on the traditional games by pitting the gambler against the casino, not other players. The concept’s goal is to eliminate sharks who are thought to be winning the…Read More

India “Serious” About Tapping $50 Billion Sports Betting Market

India’s federal government is taking serious steps towards legalizing sports betting, according to reports. A “ministry official” who spoke anonymously to the Indian Express, a respected English-language daily broadsheet newspaper, said the Sports Ministry has initiated a consultation process with stakeholders that could see a framework of regulation established in two years’ time. Responding to…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Spruce Up in Anticipation of Upcoming NFL Season

Westgate Sportsbook Las Vegas

With the first NFL preseason game less than three weeks away, Las Vegas sportsbooks are scrambling to spruce up and get ready for throngs of football bettors. In 2016, the facilities took in $4.6 billion, making for an increasingly competitive market, and an ambiance geared towards luring as many customers as possible is obviously key….Read More

British Open Odds Favor Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, Lefty Left Out of Top 10

British Open odds Dustin Johnson

The British Open tees off on Thursday at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England, and it’s a familiar cast that’s receiving top billing at Las Vegas sportsbooks. For the third consecutive major, Dustin Johnson, the world’s top ranked player, comes with the shortest odds. But at 12-1, he’s somewhat long compared to his lines at the…Read More

Roger Federer Wins Eighth Wimbledon Title, Sportsbooks Like His Chances at US Open

Roger Federer Wimbledon Venus Williams

“The Eighth Wonder of the World” is how Roger Federer is being described today by newspapers in the United Kingdom. The Times headline is more than fitting, as his Wimbledon win yesterday marked his eighth victory at the All England Club. It’s not simply the number that warrants the title, but how Federer, who hadn’t…Read More

DraftKings, FanDuel Jettison Merger Plans, Back Off From FTC Challenge

DraftKing’s Jason Robins (left) and and FanDuel’s Nigel Eccles

Joint rulers of the daily fantasy sports (DFS) market DraftKings and FanDuel have walked away from a proposed merger of equals, less than a month after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) moved to block the deal on grounds of antitrust “fair competition” issues. The two companies announced the termination of the tie-up on Thursday, just…Read More