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Nigel Eccles Steps Down as FanDuel CEO

Nigel Eccles FanDuel

FanDuel founder Nigel Eccles has stepped down from his position as CEO of the daily fantasy sports (DFS) firm, saying that the time has come for him to pursue other opportunities. Eccles helped found the company in 2009 with his wife and several friends in Edinburgh, Scotland. From that early dream, Eccles turned FanDuel into…Read More

UCLA Basketball Struggling Against Opponents and Distractions as NCAA Tourney Odds Drop

Steve Alford

The UCLA basketball team has been battling two opponents, those on the court and one of the fathers of the three players suspended for shoplifting in China earlier this month. Recently the Bruins haven’t been having much success in defeating either. The team lost to Creighton on Monday, 100-89 and it was their first defeat…Read More

Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield Grabbing More Than Just Heisman Attention

Baker Mayfield

It’s a good thing Heisman voters don’t consider character when deciding who will get the college football award for the sport’s most outstanding player or Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield might be out of the running. The favorite to win the trophy, when it is presented Dec. 9 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City,…Read More

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Finishes Career with 25th-Place Finish

Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Iconic NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. completed an 18-year career on Sunday, finishing 25th at the Ford EcoBoost 400 in Miami. The 43-year old announced his retirement from competitive racing on April 26. The season was a disappointment for the son of one of the most famous drivers ever. He didn’t win a race the…Read More

Sky Bet Extends English Football League Sponsorship Through 2024

Sky Bet Football League

While regulators in the United Kingdom may have questions about the role of gambling in professional sports broadcasts, bookmakers aren’t leaving the games anytime soon. Sky Bet announced on Thursday that they would be extending their sponsorship with the English Football League through the summer of 2024. That agreement marks a five-year addition to the…Read More

Borgata Building Atlantic City’s First Sportsbook, William Hill Expanding Monmouth Park Facility

Borgata William Hill sports betting

The Borgata is readying to begin construction on a $7 million sportsbook at the Atlantic City casino resort. The project is in anticipation of the US Supreme Court coming down on New Jersey’s side in the state’s appeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). MGM Resort’s Marina District property is…Read More

Paddy Power Updates Donald Trump Odds, as Kim Jong Un Sentences US President to Death

Donald Trump odds Paddy Power

Donald Trump odds at Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker known for never shying away from the seemingly ridiculous and absurd offering, continues to expand its markets surrounding the 45th president of the United States. This week, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un called Trump a “hideous dictator” who has been “sentenced to death by the Korean…Read More

Celtics Beat Heavily Favored Warriors in Possible NBA Finals Preview

Boston Celtics NBA Finals Preview

The Boston Celtics showed what the NBA Finals could look like this coming June and it might be more interesting than fans thought. The Celtics defeated the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, 92-88 in Boston. The home team was a seven-point underdog but won outright, using a physical style that sent newly acquired All-Star guard…Read More

Sidelined: Dallas Running Back Ezekiel Elliott Withdraws Suspension Appeal

Ezekiel Elliott

A moment of surrender came to the Ezekiel Elliott suspension saga, as the second-year Dallas Cowboy running back decided to drop his appeal and serve the remaining five games of his six-game ban. His lawyers informed both the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals and the NFL of their client’s intentions on Wednesday. Elliot was…Read More

UCLA Suspension of Players Caught in China Shoplifting Alters NCAA Championship Odds

UCLA basketball players

UCLA basketball suspended LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill indefinitely after the trio was caught shoplifting at a Chinese mall on Nov. 7. The incident has not only been seen as a national embarrassment, but has affected the team with sportsbooks. The odds reflect that. The Bruins, who have won 11 NCAA Titles in…Read More

Booted: Italy Fails to Qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup, First Miss in 60 Years

Italian soccer team, unqualified

Many soccer fans in Italy have gone their whole lives without knowing what it feels like to not be a contender in the World Cup. But this is 2017, and the four-time World Cup champions missed the cut for the first time in six decades, after a stunning loss in a playoff qualifier with Sweden….Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Break Ground on NFL Stadium in America’s Sportsbetting Epicenter

Raiders stadium groundbreaking Las Vegas

Dirt has officially been moved at the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Team owner Mark Davis, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R), and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were just a few of the notable dignitaries who attended the showy groundbreaking ceremony Monday night at the stadium site that sits at Interstate 15 and Russell…Read More

Casino Negotiations Could Threaten Ontario Horse Racing Industry

Western Fair casino horse racing

A series of negotiations over the location and nature of casinos in Southwestern Ontario could have the unintended side effect of harming or even killing the horse racing industry in the province. According to a report in the London Free Press, many in the racing industry are concerned over the potential for a casino currently…Read More

New York Lawmakers Look for Clever Way to Legalize Sports Betting

New York sports betting Gary Pretlow

New York lawmakers are exploring potential options to form regulations that would allow the state’s horse racetracks, off-track parimutuel betting venues, and non-tribal casinos to operate sportsbooks should there be a change to the current federal ban. The US Supreme Court will soon listen to New Jersey’s appeal that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection…Read More

Wild Weekend in College Football Shakes Up Poll, Playoff Rankings

Miami Hurricanes

The College Playoff Rankings are expected to show two new schools for the four-team postseason to determine the champion after Georgia and Notre Dame were upset over the weekend. Georgia, who was No. 1, lost badly to Auburn on the road, 40-17. They were 2 1/2-point favorites. Notre Dame was a 3 1/2-point pick to…Read More