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Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI, Career Stuck in a Sandtrap

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For as well as Tiger Woods drove the ball for much of his career, when it comes to driving a vehicle, the 14-time major golf winner is more error-prone than your average weekend hacker. Early Monday morning, Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Florida, for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. He was released around…Read More

Stanley Cup Finals Odds Favor Penguins Over Predators

Stanley Cup Finals odds Sidney Crosby

The Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators begin their best-of-seven faceoff tonight in Pennsylvania, and bettors are taking the defending champs to emerge victorious and hoist the famed metal trophy for a second straight year. Following an epic, double-overtime thriller in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals last week to…Read More

NBA Finals Odds Favor Golden State Over Cleveland in Rubber Match Series

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For the third straight year, the NBA Finals odds in Las Vegas favor the Golden State Warriors to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy over the Cleveland Cavaliers. But if history tells us anything, it’s that the rubber match series is anything but a foregone conclusion. On Thursday night, the Cavs took care of business by…Read More

Rio Olympic Infrastructure Left in Economic Chaos, Was It Worth the Gamble?

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The Olympics no longer have the upper hand in determining where its summer and winter games will be contested. That’s because the international sporting competitions have left a path of destruction, both in a financial and infrastructural sense, in recent decades. Cities are finally wising up that the gamble on hosting the Olympics far outweighs…Read More

Federal Sports Betting Ban Repeal “Discussion Draft” Introduced in House Committee

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A US sports betting ban currently on the books has been there since 1992, when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush. A quarter century later, New Jersey’s efforts to override that legislation have repeatedly failed in federal courtrooms. After numerous appeals, the Garden State…Read More

Soccer Generates Record £1.4 billion Revenues for UK Bookies

Soccer generates record revenue for UK bookies

Soccer yielded a record £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) in revenues for UK bookmakers in the full year from October 2015 to September 2016, according to figures released this week by the UK Gambling Commission. That resulted in all-time-high profits of £333.4 million ($432 million). The data comes as the sport and its governing body in…Read More

New Jersey’s Sports Betting Plea Derailed, US SG Tells Supreme Court to Dump Case

US Solicitor General deals blow to New Jersey sports betting case

New Jersey’s battle to legalize sports betting within its borders may just have lost its wheels. On Wednesday, Acting US Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall informed the Supreme Court that there was no grounds for the court to accept the case. New Jersey had petitioned the Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a ruling by…Read More

LSU Running Back Arrested for Illegal Gambling, Offense Pales Compared to Other Gridiron Stars

LSU running back Lanard Fournette

A redshirt sophomore LSU running back is facing illegal gambling charges for providing a Baton Rouge casino a fake identification to gain access. Lanard Fournette, 20, of Slidell, Louisiana, allegedly gambled at a craps table around 1:30 pm on Monday afternoon. When he went to the cage to cash out, he provided his real identification…Read More

Golden State Warriors Reach Third Straight NBA Finals, Bettors Like What They See

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The Golden State Warriors are a perfect 12-0 in the NBA Playoffs, and have won their last 27 of 28 dating back to the regular season. They’ll have more than a week off before, as they await the winner of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics. Sports bettors in Las…Read More

Financing for Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Ahead of Schedule, No Plans to Restrict Mobile Betting

Las Vegas Raiders football stadium

The $1.9 billion Las Vegas Raiders football stadium is scheduled to begin construction later this year, but financing for the mammoth project is already flowing into city coffers. Nevada’s $750 million commitment to bring the NFL franchise to Sin City is funded through a slight increase in the Clark County hotel occupancy tax. For each…Read More

Paddy Power Now Accepting Bets Through Facebook Messenger

Paddy Power Facebook Messenger app

Paddy Power customers have long been able to text in their bets. But now it’s getting even easier to connect with the Irish bookmaker, thanks to a new chatbot program for Facebook Messenger. Onionsack, a texting app developer that already works with many leading UK sportsbooks, including Ladbrokes and William Hill, debuted its new capabilities with Messenger…Read More

Cloud Computing Wins Preakness in Thrilling Finish, But Ends Triple Crown Dreams

Cloud Computing Preakness Triple Crown

There will be no Triple Crown winner in 2017. Cloud Computing shocked horse racing on Saturday evening in Baltimore by winning the 142nd Preakness Stakes. The 13-1 longshot came out of nowhere to upset Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, and second-place finisher Classic Empire. The victory returned $28.80 for every $2 bettors placed on the winning…Read More

Early College Football Odds Favor Alabama and Ohio State in 2017

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College football is back, even though the first games of the 2017 season are more than three months away. Las Vegas sportsbooks are already accepting wagers on these games, giving summertime tourists something to bet on after the NBA Finals and NHL Stanley Cup wrap up their action in June. CG Technology, the company that…Read More

Michigan Casinos Fight Back Against Smartphone Parimutuel Betting Bill

Michigan Legislature horse racing mobile betting

The Michigan Legislature is treading cautiously when it comes to expanding gaming in the state. A bill that was only introduced in early May that would allow bettors to place parimutuel horse racing bets on their mobile devices has quickly gained far-reaching support, but casinos are, not surprisingly, adamantly opposed to the measure. House Bill…Read More

Always Dreaming Has Obstacles to Overcome for Winning Preakness

Preakness preview

After an impressive victory at the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago, Always Dreaming is the horse overwhelmingly favored to win the Preakness on Saturday. But a few of his equine counterparts could present a challenge as he attempts to take down this second leg of the Triple Crown. The 3-year-old colt won the Derby at Churchill Downs by nearly…Read More