World's online gaming authority since 1995

Sports News

Athletes and gambling go together like salt and pepper, and are usually just as spicey. We bring you the latest from the world of sports, whether scandals or victories, and everything in between.

Sports Betting Legalization as Polarizing as National Politics, New Poll Finds

sports betting legalization Donald Trump

Sports betting legalization is on the minds of many state politicians across the country, and gaming companies are licking their chops at the potential prospect of taking bets on pro and college sports. But the topic of ending sports gambling prohibition in the United States and repealing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)…Read More

2024 Los Angeles Olympics Odds Improve Following Budapest’s Withdrawal

2024 Los Angeles Olympics Eric Garcetti

The 2024 Los Angeles Olympics organization saw its odds of landing the Summer Games greatly improve this week, after Budapest officially withdrew its bid to host the quadrennial spectacle. With Hungary out, only Paris remains in the City of Angels’ way in bringing the Olympics back to Southern California for a third time. Los Angeles…Read More

Gambling on Soccer Prevalent Among UK Players, BBC Finds

Soccer players like Joey Barton betting on matches

Gambling on matches is “rife” in soccer, according to figures obtained by the BBC. The claim comes just days after Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw resigned after being spotted by the BBC’s own TV cameras eating a pie on the substitute bench. Bookmaker Sunbets had offered odds of 8-1 against him doing this, a…Read More

Predicting March Madness an Insane Endeavour in 2017

March Madness odds sports betting Duke

March Madness is just two weeks away, and for those who are setting odds on the men’s basketball tournament, plenty of unknowns remain on which team is the best in the country. Last night didn’t help. #10 Duke was one of the hottest programs, riding a seven-game winning streak that included road victories over #20…Read More

Raiders Secure Financial Backing for Vegas Move Following Adelson Blow Out

Raiders get funding for Vegas stadium

The Oakland Raiders has secured financial backing to build a new home in Las Vegas, just three weeks after Sheldon Adelson pulled his $650 million commitment to the project and Goldman Sachs followed him out of the door. On Monday, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak confirmed rumors to FOX 5 that the Raiders had…Read More

Bases Loaded for Las Vegas Professional Sports, Big Four Grand Slam Possible

Las Vegas professional sports MLB Rob Manfred

Las Vegas professional sports have been nonexistent since the town was incorporated in 1911, but that could soon change, as the gambling mecca now has the attention of all four major pro leagues in the United States. This week, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred expanded on his public interest in Sin City. Speaking…Read More

Sutton United’s Roly-Poly Pie-Eating Goalie Investigated by Gambling Commission

Sutton’s Wayne Shaw eats pie

Sutton United’s inspirational “giant-killing” run in English soccer’s prestigious FA Cup came to an end on Monday night when they crashed out in the Fifth Round to Arsenal, losing a respectable 0-2 to a team of multi-millionaires ranked 105 places above them. For the semi-professional minnows, languishing near the bottom of the fifth tier, it’s…Read More

Canada Daily Fantasy Sports Expected to Remain Unregulated

Canada daily fantasy sports Justin Trudeau

Canada daily fantasy sports (DFS) players aren’t necessarily blocked by any federal statute from participating in the online contests, but they also aren’t explicitly authorized to place financial incentives on the games. Led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canadian Parliament has shown little interest in tackling the legality of the growing DFS industry. Unfortunately for Canadians looking…Read More

Fantasy Aces Hires Criminal Lawyer as New York Gaming Commission Turns Up the Heat

Fantasy Aces investigated by New York Gaming Commission

The New York Gaming Commission has launched an investigation into Fantasy Aces, the daily fantasy sports site that filed for bankruptcy at the end of January, apparently unable to pay its players. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company’s management has hired attorney Robert J. DeGroot, a criminal defense lawyer, to field questions from…Read More

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Bill Introduced, Penn State Football Popular at Sportsbooks

Pennsylvania sports betting Penn State football

A Pennsylvania sports betting bill has been introduced by State Rep. Rob Matzie (D-District 16) that seeks to allow residents in the Keystone State to place financial wagers on sporting outcomes should a federal law be repealed. House Bill 519 would allow the business of accepting wagers on sporting events or on the individual performance…Read More

Pete Rose Still Loves Gambling, and Doesn’t Much Care What You Think

Pete Rose sports betting gambling

Gambling cost Pete Rose a place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and ruined his personal reputation. Banned from the game since reaching a plea deal with the league in 1989, the all-time hits leader said this week he still loves gambling, and doesn’t much care what others might think. Appearing on the season…Read More

Chicago Cubs Favorite at Sportsbooks to Repeat as World Series Champs

Chicago Cubs odds World Series sportsbook

The Chicago Cubs are the heavy favorite at Nevada sportsbooks to win the 2017 World Series and defend their Major League Baseball (MLB) title. Vegas always like a winner, and when it comes to writing odds on professional sports futures, the oddsmakers tend to favor the team holding the most recent championship trophy. And that…Read More

FantasyDraft Bails Out Fantasy Aces, Will Pay Player Balances

FantasyDraft to pay Fantasy Aces balances

FantasyDraft will rescue the customer balances of the stricken and bankrupt Fantasy Aces website, its CEO announced on Monday on the RotoGrinders DFS forum. FantasyDraft was on the verge of acquiring the site last month before it pulled out of the deal citing “issues identified during our due diligence.” It was a move that quickly…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Reportedly Reaches Deal to Box Conor McGregor in Las Vegas

Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor fight

Floyd Mayweather isn’t scared to step into the ring to fight Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) Conor McGregor. He just wants to be paid in Mayweather fashion for doing so. After months of speculation, “Money” has reportedly come to financial terms with McGregor to go one-on-one with the 28-year-old mixed martial artist. The announcement, first reported by…Read More

Raiders Were “Picking Adelson’s Pocket” Over Stadium Deal, Says Spokesman

Mark Davis and Sheldon Adelson have fallen out of Raiders Vegas move

Sheldon Adelson withdrew a $650 million commitment to help build a stadium in Las Vegas for the Oakland Raiders after becoming frustrated with the team’s overreaching demands and mixed signals towards him during negotiations. This is according to Andy Abboud, vice president of government relations and community affairs for LVS. Abboud told the Las Vegas…Read More