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Paddy Power Ad Banned for Being ‘Socially Irresponsible’

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It’s a good bet that British online wagering site Paddy Power will produce a controversial advertisement and the company did not disappoint recently. An ad aired on television in August was banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for being “socially irresponsible.” The violation of the UK Code of Broadcast Advertising ruling was posted on the…Read More

Sportsbooks Getting Hurt by NFL Favorites Covering Spreads

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Bettors of the NFL are learning this season it is probably smart to wager on the favorite. They have been dominating at the window, covering at a 60 percent mark against the spread and sportsbooks are taking a hit because of it. For six consecutive weeks the favorites have won and from Week 7 to…Read More

Russia 2018 World Cup Draw Produces Mostly Balanced Matchups for Group Stage

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The official draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was held in Moscow on Friday, and produced a draw that doesn’t threaten any tournament favorites. Opening odds at sportsbooks responded to the parity by moving little, leaving bettors to guess where they’ll see inevitable big surprises. The draw took place at the State Kremlin Palace,…Read More

College Football Betting Threatens to Surpass NFL at Vegas Sportsbooks

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When it comes to sports betting in the United States, there’s no doubt that football is king. But while the NFL has historically been the main driver of that wagering, many sportsbooks are now saying that college football has become the game of choice for bettors. According to a report by The New York Times,…Read More

Auburn Alum Hoping to Cash In on Longshot National Championship Bet

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It’s always fun to bet on your favorite team and see them win, but for one Auburn alum, a football victory on the field could translate into a major sportsbetting win. In October, Chris Hefner put down $250.91 at the Venetian on the Tigers to win the College Football National Championship at 85-1, and if…Read More

Ohio Senate Passes Daily Fantasy Sports Bill

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The Ohio Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill on Wednesday that would allow daily fantasy sports contests to be regulated in the state. The legislation, originally known as House Bill 132, passed by a 25-4 margin and will now need to be reconciled with the version of the bill that passed the state House earlier this…Read More

As New Jersey Waits Out SCOTUS PASPA Decision, State Gives Virtual Sports Green Light

New Jersey virtual sports betting

New Jersey will have to wait until next year for the Supreme Court’s ultimate decision when it comes to the state’s right to offer legalized sportsbetting in its casinos. Meanwhile, gamblers in the Garden State still can bet on games, but only on competitions that are virtual. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE)…Read More

New York Giants Bench Eli Manning, Odds Increase

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Eli Manning has been the starting quarterback for the New York Giants since 2004 but had his job unceremoniously taken from him Tuesday afternoon. Coach Ben McAdoo announced backup Geno Smith would be behind center when the team travels to play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The two-time NFL Super Bowl winning quarterback choked back…Read More

Clemson No.1 in College Football Playoff Rankings, Alabama Out

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Clemson was named No. 1 in the College Football Playoff Rankings Tuesday night, followed by Auburn, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Former top team Alabama fell out of the Top 4, sliding to fifth. The Crimson Tide was upset by Auburn last Saturday, 26-14. The Tigers, who were also named No. 1 in the Associated Press Top…Read More

Conor McGregor’s Career Might Be Over, and That’s Unwelcome News for Sportsbooks

Conor McGregor UFC boxing odds

The future of Conor McGregor’s career is uncertain, as UFC President Dana White revealed this week that he has no idea what the next chapter holds for the Irish mixed martial arts (MMA) and boxing superstar. Talking with reporters this week about upcoming UFC fights, White was of course asked about the future of McGregor….Read More

State College Votes Against Pennsylvania Casino, Potential Sites Dwindling

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State College Borough Council passed a resolution earlier this week that prevents a satellite casino from being built within the city’s limits. The action comes as a result of Governor Tom Wolf (D) signing a massive gambling expansion package into law in late October that authorizes up to 10 so-called “mini casinos” in rural areas….Read More

Are Three Professional Sports Commissioners Secretly Hoping to Lose PASPA Supreme Court Case?

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Three of the four major professional sports leagues, the NBA, NHL, and MLB, are led by commissioners who might support changing America’s sports betting laws. That’s a rather precarious position ahead of their Dec. 4 Supreme Court hearing where attorneys for their organizations, plus the NFL and NCAA, will argue in favor of the current…Read More

Tiger Woods’ Return to Golf Produces Sportsbook Excitement, Exotic Prop Bets

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It has been nine months since Tiger Woods has played in a golf tournament, and his return this week has both fans and oddsmakers in a state of euphoria. The 41-year-old is set to tee it up Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, after recovering from lumbar fusion surgery to repair an…Read More

Alabama, Miami Losses Upend College Football Playoff Odds

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The odds for which team will win the College Football Playoff changed dramatically after a wild weekend where both Alabama and Miami were upset. The No. 1 Crimson Tide lost to No. 5 Auburn, 26-14, while the Hurricanes were defeated by Pitt, 24-14. Both were favored despite being on the road. Alabama was a five-point…Read More

College Football Friday Showcases 15 Games for Fans

Miami Hurricanes

While Thanksgiving provides us with three NFL games, the day after the holiday has a buffet of college games with 15 of them on the television from morning running into the night. The first game is Western Michigan at Toledo and kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. The final contest begins 11 hours…Read More