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NFL Still Opposed to Legalizing Sports Betting, Says Goodell

NFL still opposes sports betting says Goodell

The NFL’s owners may have emphatically approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas this week, but just in case anyone was laboring under the belief that the league had gone soft on sports betting, its commissioner Roger Goodell felt the need to set them straight on Tuesday. Ownership remains opposed to legalized sports betting in…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Could Provide Boost to Gambling Stocks, Mark Davis Thanks Sheldon Adelson

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The Las Vegas Raiders are likely coming to town for the start of the 2019 NFL season. Welcoming professional football to the city, the most popular sport in America, will provide an economic boost to the Strip, and theoretically, help boost the bottom line of gambling stocks. Financial analysts are becoming bullish on publicly traded casino…Read More

DraftKings Launches in Germany Via Maltese Skill-gaming License

DraftKings launches in Germany

DraftKings launched beta-testing in Germany over the weekend, as the company  attempted to get back on track with global expansion plans that were disrupted in late 2015. “Germany is known for its passionate sports fans and we are pleased to welcome them to daily fantasy sports,” insisted DraftKing’s Jeffrey Haas in the officiall announcement. “Germans…Read More

Phil Mickelson Would “Take the Fifth” if Called to Testify in Billy Walters Trial

Phil Mickelson would take the fifth in Billy Walters trial

Golfer Phil Mickelson would “take the fifth” if called to testify in the ongoing trial of his friend Billy Walters and will therefore not be called as a witness for the defense, according to Walters’ lawyer. The possibility of the five-time major winner making an appearance in court has been the cause of a lot…Read More

NFL Owners Approve Raiders Move to Las Vegas, Commissioner Goodell Concedes

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NFL owners have approved Mark Davis’ wishes to move his Raiders franchise from Oakland, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a monumental development for the storied California team, and represents a colossal shift in the general views of Las Vegas and the city’s legalized sports betting markets. For decades, the NFL has opposed placing a…Read More

Final Four Odds Favor Gonzaga and North Carolina, but Cinderellas Oregon and South Carolina Remain

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The Final Four odds favor the remaining No. 1 seeds Gonzaga and North Carolina to meet in the championship game on April 3. But Cinderellas No. 3 Oregon and No. 7 South Carolina still have a chance to disrupt that potential one-on-one showdown. The Zags, now 36-1, had the easiest of the Elite Eight games by matching…Read More

Raiders Close in on Vegas Move as NFL Vote Expected Next Week

Mark Davis edges close to Vegas Raiders

Optimism is building for the Raiders’ proposed move to Las Vegas, with some sections of the press reporting that NFL owners could vote on the move as early as Monday. The owners are scheduled to begin a four-day-long series of meetings in Phoenix on Sunday night, where the issue is expected to be high on…Read More

D Casino Owner Derek Stevens NCAA’s Biggest Loser as Michigan Defeated in Sweet Sixteen

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Derek Stevens is a betting man, but this March hasn’t been too kind to the D Casino owner. Before March Madness tipped off, the Las Vegas businessman placed a $12,500 bet on the Michigan Wolverines winning the men’s NCAA basketball tournament at 80-1 odds. Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved the wager placed at…Read More

Las Vegas Oddsmakers Are March Madness’ Big Winners After Two Rounds

Las Vegas sportsbooks March Madness

Las Vegas oddsmakers are welcoming in spring with open arms. After a run of 12 months that was filled with underdogs overcoming long odds, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is providing casino sportsbooks with the perfect elixir. With the first week of March Madness in the books, it was the oddsmakers in Nevada that played…Read More

Ex-UFC Fighter Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver Facing Life Sentence After Vegas Jury Finds Him Guilty

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Jon War Machine Koppenhaver is facing life behind bars after a Las Vegas jury found him guilty on 29 of the 34 charges he was facing for the beating of his girlfriend and her male friend in 2014. Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine in 2008, is a former mixed martial artist…Read More

Tiger Woods Has Georgia on the Mind, Plans to Play in Masters

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Tiger Woods hopes to be in Augusta, Georgia, early next month for golf’s first major of the year. But regardless of whether he’s able to recover from an ongoing back injury, oddsmakers in Las Vegas give the 14-time major winner slim chances of taking the coveted green jacket. The Westgate SuperBook puts the golfing great at…Read More

NCAA March Madness Selection Committee Lambasted, as Upsets Shakeup Tournament

March Madness NCAA Vegas odds upsets

The first weekend of March Madness is in the books, and there are now plenty of Monday morning “quarterbacks” scolding the NCAA Selection Committee. The field of 68 is down to just 16, and as is the case with any NCAA men’s championship basketball tournament, there were plenty of early-round upsets. None was more glaring…Read More

With No Clear NCAA Favorite, Vegas Sportsbooks Writing Bountiful 2017 March Madness Story

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The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is underway with the first round tipping off on Thursday night at four locations across the country. And in Las Vegas, the sportsbooks are taking bets on every single game. An influx of bettors descend on the Mojave Desert each March in hopes of capitalizing off their bracket predictions, and…Read More

Mayweather vs. McGregor Speculation Continues, UFC President Dana White Says Fight Will Happen

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The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight is going to happen, at least that’s if you believe UFC President Dana White. Retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Conor McGregor have been engaged in a nasty social media war over the last several months. The two fighters have routinely posted petty tweets and Instagram messages about…Read More

Sports Betting Legalization Scores Slam Dunk Thanks to March Madness

sports betting legalization March Madness

The federal ban on sports betting has once again ben thrust into mainstream news thanks to March Madness, the men’s NCAA basketball tournament that attracts billions of dollars in wagers each spring. Since 1992 when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed in Congress, Americans have been barred from placing financial wagers…Read More