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Delaware Lottery Official: SCOTUS Sports Betting Decision Might Hurt Casinos

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The Supreme Court’s decision that sports betting shouldn’t be a legislative authority possessed by Congress means Delaware’s monopoly on the activity east of the Rockies is likely no more. On Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) passed in 1992 is unconstitutional due…Read More

Houston Rockets NBA Playoffs Run Costs Golden Nugget Sportsbook Due to Tilman Fertitta Ownership

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The Houston Rockets tip off the Western Conference Finals tonight against the visiting Golden State Warriors, but for the Golden Nugget Las Vegas, the series is already in the books. Following billionaire Tilman Fertitta’s acquisition of the NBA franchise for a record $2.2 billion last September, his Golden Nugget casino in downtown Las Vegas excluded…Read More

GAME CHANGER: US Supreme Court Lifts Federal Sports Betting Ban 6-3, States Free to Determine Own Sports Wagering Paths

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In a dramatic 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided Monday, May 14 that Congress has no constitutional authority to prevent individual states from authorizing sports betting. The SCOTUS finally handed down its opinion this morning on New Jersey’s challenge of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992, the…Read More

West Virginia Sports Betting Bill Could Earmark Integrity Fees for Universities

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The West Virginia sports betting bill that passed into law without Governor Jim Justice’s (D) signature in March might soon be amended to include a provision that will set aside so-called “integrity fees” for the state’s public universities. On Wednesday, various representatives including those from the West Virginia Lottery, Big Four professional sports leagues (NFL,…Read More

Western Conference Finals Likely to Determine NBA Champ, Oddsmakers Say

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The conference finals tip off Sunday and Monday, and oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel the winner that prevails out of the West will ultimately win the NBA Finals. The NBA Playoffs are down to its final four, with the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets doing battle in the Western Conference, and Cleveland Cavaliers and…Read More

NHL Stanley Cup Odds Favor Tampa Bay Lightning, Vegas Golden Knights

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The Stanley Cup odds favor the Lightning and Golden Knights meeting in the NHL finals, with Tampa Bay expected to be the favorite over the first-year expansion team. Vegas advanced to the Western Conference Finals with a 3-0 shutout of the San Jose Sharks on Sunday to win the best-of-seven series 4-2. The Golden Knights…Read More

NBA Odds Favor Golden State Over Houston, Cavs Finally Get Some ‘Love’

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Las Vegas NBA odds favor the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meeting for the fourth straight year in the championship series. But before Steph Curry and LeBron James once again square off, two teams will hope to block the rivalry rematch. On Tuesday night, the Warriors and Houston Rockets both capped off their semifinal…Read More

The Players Championship Odds: Spieth, McIlroy, Day Top List, Tiger, and Phil Lurk

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The Players Championship tees off Thursday at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, where oddsmakers feel Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, and Jason Day will battle for golf’s so-called fifth major. The Westgate SuperBook has all three superstars at 14/1 to win The Players. Spieth’s grouping with the shortest odds of the 144-man field comes…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights One Series From Stanley Cup Finals, Oddsmakers Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario

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With a win Sunday night in San Jose, the Vegas Golden Knights advanced to the Western Conference Finals and are now just one series removed from reaching the Stanley Cup Finals in their inaugural season. It’s a reality that few saw coming. Before the NHL season began, oddsmakers offered extremely long futures on Vegas winning…Read More

Justify Triple Crown Odds Shorten After Dominating Kentucky Derby Win, Woman Collects $1.2M on $18 Bet

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Could Justify become just the 13th Triple Crown winner in the title’s 143-year history? Many horse bettors feel there’s now a decent chance. After Justify dominated a strong Kentucky Derby field on Saturday at Churchill Downs, and many challengers announcing they won’t be in Maryland for the Preakness Stakes in two weeks, oddsmakers are greatly…Read More

US Soccer Chief Says Trump 2026 World Cup Tweet Not ‘Threatening’ to Other Nations

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President Donald Trump’s recent tweet in support of the Joint US-Canada-Mexico 2026 World Cup bid should not be construed as a thinly-veiled threat to countries that might vote against it, according to US Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro. It’s been speculated that the American bid could be derailed by geopolitics and the various Trumpian pronouncements and…Read More

Moody’s Says Raiders Stadium Good for Las Vegas, but Gubernatorial Candidate Threatens Project

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The $1.8 billion Raiders stadium being built near the Las Vegas Strip will provide an economic boost to the city and state as a whole, so says Moody’s Investors Service in a note this week. Moody’s analyst Patrick Liberatore predicts the 65,000-seat domed stadium will bring new visitors to Las Vegas. In addition to at…Read More

Kentucky Derby Odds Favor Justify and Mendelssohn, Triple Crown Winner Unlikely

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Kentucky Derby odds favor Justify and Mendelssohn at Churchill Downs this Saturday in Louisville. Justify, a three-year-old colt who was sold to a Chinese horseracing club in 2016 for $500,000, is the favorite as of Thursday at 3/1. Trained by Bob Baffert, whose horses have won four Kentucky Derbies, six Preakness Stakes, and two Belmont…Read More

Sports Bettors Like Los Angeles Rams for Super Bowl, Las Vegas Likes New England Patriots

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The Los Angeles Rams are taking more Super Bowl money than any other team in the NFL, as bettors are rushing to print ticket slips on the longest odds possible. After opening as long as 20/1, oddsmakers have shortened the Rams’ Super Bowl odds due to a flurry of activity on the 2017 NFC West…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Bill Sets Regulatory Framework, Includes ‘Integrity Fee’

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A New Jersey sports betting bill introduced this week would create a regulatory framework for sportsbook operations should the US Supreme Court rule against the current federal ban. A3911, introduced by Assembly Deputy Majority Leader Eric Houghtaling (D), Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli (D), and Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-District 11), would permit sports betting to be…Read More