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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’

New Jersey sports betting bill

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

Paddy Power Betfair Blames Arsenal for Tumultuous Q1

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger blamed for Paddy Power Betfair’s dip in profits

Paddy Power Betfair said on Wednesday that bad weather and Arsenal Football Club were among the factors responsible for scaring off bettors in Q1, leading to worse-than-hoped financial results. The group reported flat revenue at £408 million ($555 million) in the three months to 31 March, while underlying earnings dropped 8 per cent to £102…Read More

Tiger Woods Returns to PGA Tour, Sports Bettors Like His Chances at Wells Fargo, Players

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Tiger Woods will tee it up the next two weeks on the PGA Tour, with this week’s Wells Fargo Championship followed by The Players, also known as the fifth major, on tap. Woods inside the ropes means a surge in golf betting activity at online and Nevada sportsbooks. Las Vegas always sees an uptick in…Read More

Warriors, Rockets NBA Favorites Entering Semifinals, Cavs Underdogs vs. Raptors

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The Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets are the heavy favorites to win the NBA title heading into round two of the playoffs. After making quick work of their round one foes, the Warriors and Rockets cruised to easy first-game wins in their semifinal series openers. Golden State topped the New Orleans Pelicans 123-101 on…Read More

Paris 2024 Organizers in Talks to Bring Esports to the Olympics

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Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics are said to be “deep in talks” with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) over the inclusion of esports as a demonstration sport at the Games, according to the International Esports Federation (IeSF). Last year, it was announced that competitive video gaming will be an official medal sport at the…Read More

NFL Draft Round One Betting Recap, Cleveland Browns Roll Dice With Baker Mayfield

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No story on day one of the NFL Draft was more surprising than the Cleveland Browns rolling the dice on Baker Mayfield and selecting the Oklahoma Sooner quarterback as the number one pick of 2018. USC quarterback Sam Darnold was seen as the consensus favorite last month, with sportsbooks listing him around 2/1 to 3/1…Read More

Tennis Engulfed by ‘Tsunami’ of Corruption, Says $28 Million Independent Review

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Tennis has a “serious integrity problem,” according to the findings of an independent task force, set up in 2016 to investigate tennis’ serious integrity problem. The Independent Review of Integrity in Tennis, which has taken 27 months to complete at a cost of nearly £20 million ($28 million), was launched in the wake of the…Read More

Banned Baseball Great Pete Rose a ‘High Stakes Gambler,’ Estranged Wife Claims

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Pete Rose is allegedly a “high stakes gambler” who owes debts to both casinos and the Internal Revenue Service, despite the fact that he’s making more than $1 million a year. That’s according to Carol Rose, the estranged wife to baseball’s all-time hit leader who remains banned from the game due to illegal betting during…Read More

UFC Fight Night Delivers Knockout Win for Atlantic City

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Saturday’s UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Fight Night event at Boardwalk Hall delivered a strong showing for the Atlantic City economy, as 9,541 fans packed into the arena generating a gate of $923,720. The New Jersey Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) struck a $4 million deal with William Morris Endeavor (WME) in July 2017 to bring…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Reveal Liabilities on Golden Knights Stanley Cup Victory

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Las Vegas sportsbooks are revealing just how much money they stand to lose should the Vegas Golden Knights find a way to win the Stanley Cup Finals. The Vegas Golden Knights have already made history. They’re just the sixth team in the Big Four (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) since 1960 to make the playoffs in…Read More

Renowned Las Vegas Sports Handicapper David Malinsky Found Dead After Mount Charleston Fall

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The body of Las Vegas sports handicapper David Malinsky, 57, has been found near Mount Charleston’s Mummy Springs. Along with Metro Police and the Red Rock Search and Rescue team, numerous volunteers spent their week looking for Malinsky, whose remains were discovered on Friday, a week after the long-time sports handicapper went missing on April…Read More

NFL Odds Released for Week One, Patriots Super Bowl Favorites

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NFL odds in Las Vegas and online were released for week one just hours after the league unveiled the 2018 regular season schedule. The champion Philadelphia Eagles kick off their title defense by hosting the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL season opener on Thursday night, September 6. The Westgate SuperBook has the Birds a 3.5-point…Read More

Nevada Governor Sandoval Spearheads Push to Bring More Major Sporting Events to Las Vegas

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The Las Vegas Golden Knights have defied all odds in their explosive first season and it seems even Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has caught “Knight Fever.” On Wednesday, Sandoval signed an executive order that established the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee, a body that aims to bring major sporting events like the NFL Southern Draft,…Read More