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.

Floyd Mayweather Flaunts Sports Betting Streak, Green Bay Packers Ride Ends

Floyd Mayweather sports betting streak

Floyd Mayweather isn’t known for being humble, and considering his all-time 49-0 boxing record, perhaps that’s warranted. Affectionately known as “Pretty Boy” and “Money,” the boxing GOAT (greatest of all time) is spending his hard-earned retirement fortune by placing some not-so-casual sports bets. A lifelong gambler who calls the Las Vegas Valley home, Mayweather recently…Read More

Super Bowl Odds: New England Patriots Slight Favorite Over Atlanta Falcons

Super Bowl odds Tom Brady Patriots Falcons

The early Super Bowl odds give the New England Patriots a slight edge over the Atlanta Falcons. Vegas’ prominent sportsbooks have the AFC Champions giving three points to the NFC’s best. Online sportsbook Bovada, as well as land-based books in Nevada including Caesars, Westgate, Wynn, and Mirage, are all in accordance on the field goal…Read More

Tennis Players Attacked on Social Media by Angry Fans Allegedly Gambling on Matches

tennis players betting Madison Keys

Multiple tennis players are speaking out against social media attacks levied by persons who are allegedly gambling on matches and frustrated from losing. Over the past year, numerous tennis stars, the majority of which are women, have revealed threatening messages they’ve received on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. According to a CNN investigation, sports betting has…Read More

Michigan Sports Betting Bill Introduced to Authorize Odds at Casinos

Michigan sports betting Wolverines

Sports betting legislation is once again lurking the halls of the Michigan State Capitol, as one lawmaker in the Great Lake State continues pursuing the ending of the market’s prohibition. Introduced by State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-District 16), House Bill 4060 seeks to grant casinos in Michigan with the right to offer odds on sporting…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders One Step Closer to Reality as Mark Davis Files Relocation Paperwork

Las Vegas Raiders Mark Davis

The Las Vegas Raiders franchise is officially in the works. After months of speculation, Mark Davis, the owner of the storied California football team, has filed paperwork to relocate from Oakland to Sin City. Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak broke the news in a tweet. The NFL confirmed the development on its website. This…Read More

Ohio Expected to Usher in DFS This Year, Montana Moves on Restricted Version

Former Washington State AG Rob McKenna DFS

Ohio is “likely” to regulate daily fantasy sports (DFS) this year. This news was delivered, oddly enough, at the legislative hearing of a doomed DFS bill in Washington State this week, according to Legal Sports Report (LSR). In Washington, DFS is explicitly illegal, along with all forms of online gaming, not just to operate, but…Read More

FanDuel to Offer Golf, Despite Legal Question Mark

FanDuel CEO Nigel Eccles changes mind of daily fantasy golf

FanDuel is to add golf to its DFS menu even though it may be testing the boundaries of legality in the US. The company has been hesitant to offer contests based on golf in the past due to uncertainty in the law. The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (UIGEA), which prohibited financial institutions…Read More

Supreme Court Offers New Jersey Hope in Sports Betting Appeal, Asks for Trump Administration View

Supreme Court Offers Hope for New Jersey Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court has requested the US solicitor general file a brief on the federal government’s view of New Jersey’s sports betting plight. The court was due to decide Tuesday on whether it would hear an appeal of a Third Circuit ruling in August that blocked the state’s attempt to legalize sport betting solely…Read More

Vegas Sportsbooks Take Another Beating During NFL Playoffs, Patriots Remain Super Bowl Favorites

Vegas sportsbooks Aaron Rodgers NFL Playoffs

Las Vegas sportsbooks are in need of a win. Following Clemson’s surprising upset over Alabama during last week’s College Football Playoff National Championship, oddsmakers focused on the NFL Playoffs to hopefully recoup some of their losses. But the Wild Card and now Divisional rounds of pro football have also gone in favor of the betting…Read More

NFL Bust Johnny Manziel Slinging Signatures and Selfies for Cash

Johnny Manziel selfie college football odds

Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy in 2012 after leading his Texas A&M Aggies to an 11-2 record. The team ended the season as the fifth-ranked program in the country, and Johnny Football became the first freshman, a redshirt at that, to win college football’s most coveted individual award. Fast-forward five years, and Manziel is…Read More

PGA Tour Commissioner Latest Sports Leader to Consider Sports Betting

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan sports betting

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan is joining the NBA’s Adam Silver in explaining that his sports isn’t necessarily against sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS). Monahan oversees golf’s most prestigious tour. He came into the position this month, replacing outgoing Commissioner Tim Finchem who retired after 22 years in the role. Appearing on Golf…Read More

Former USC Football Player Pleads Guilty to Running Illegal Gambling Network

Owen Hanson USC gambling drugs

Former USC football player Owen Hanson is looking at 20 years in prison after confessing to running an illegal offshore gambling operation that also sold narcotics and performance-enhancing drugs to athletes. The 34-year-old admitted this week to being the leader of ODOG Enterprises, an alleged violent operation that sold numerous criminal narcotics including cocaine, heroin,…Read More

New York, South Carolina Introduce Sports Betting Bills

New York, South Carolina Sports Betting Bills

New York and South Carolina both introduced bills seeking to legalize sports betting this week. In New York, a bill sponsored by Senator Tony Avella (D-19th), and co-sponsored by four of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate, would authorize “gambling on professional sporting events and athletic events sponsored by universities or colleges.” Sports betting would be…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Offers UFC Champ Conor McGregor $15 Million to Fight

Floyd Mayweather boxing UFC Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather retired for a second time in 2015 after defeating challenger Andre Berto. The bout finished off Pretty Boy’s career unbeaten at 49-0 with 26 wins by knockout. While it’s been more than a year since he’s stepped in the ring, Mayweather certainly isn’t reading books by the pool in a retirement village. In…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Lose Big on Clemson’s Stunning Upset Over Alabama

Las Vegas sportsbooks Clemson Deshaun Watson

Las Vegas sportsbooks are on a roll, but it’s not a streak they desire. Fresh off the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs where all four favorites covered the spread, oddsmakers in Nevada are licking their wounds this morning after the Clemson Tigers pulled off a stunning upset of the Alabama Crimson Tide during…Read More