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Money Man Sheldon Adelson Gets a Seat at First Presidential Debate

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A live audience ticket to the most-watched US presidential debate in American history had to be harder to come by than orchestra seats to the Broadway hit show “Hamilton.” But when you’re the man behind the mammoth super PAC (super political action committee) that’s funding one of the two candidates on stage, that candidate being…Read More

G2E Focused on Gamblified ESports, Changes in Sportsbetting Outlook

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The Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the world’s largest casino and gaming conference and trade show, kicked off Monday at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The four-day event is expected to attract 25,000 industry professionals, and offers a giant platform for the industry’s top service providers and suppliers to showcase the very…Read More

American Gaming Association Recommends Repealing Sports Betting Ban

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) is recommending to Congress that it repeal the nearly quarter-century old federal ban on sports betting. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) passed in 1992 prevented states from offering gambling lines on sports. Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana were granted special exemptions, as all four of those states…Read More

Liberty Media Thinks Formula One Is Missing Out on Gambling Revenue

Bernie Ecclestone’s F1 looks to maximize gambling potential

Formula One’s new owner, Liberty Media, believes that gambling is a largely untapped revenue stream that offers the sport huge potential. The US mass media company is in the process of purchasing a controlling stake in the global racing business that would value Formula One at $8 billion, and a shake-up is expected. Formula One…Read More

Sochi Gambling Zone Created to Offset Hosting 2014 Winter Olympics

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A special Sochi gambling zone is being created by the Russian Federation to help the city offset the lingering debts incurred from hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the executive order in late August, and Sochi will be officially allowed to commence gambling activities in the coming months. Since 2009, gambling…Read More

Contractor or Employee? DFS Million Dollar DraftKings Winner Takes Some Heat

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DraftKings sponsored pro Al Zeidenfeld won the week two NFL “Millionaire Maker” contest on the DFS site last Sunday, and the win is creating a new pool of daily fantasy sports (DFS) skeptics. The $20 contest entry attracted 277,286 teams, for a prize of over $5.5 million. Zeidenfeld took the top spot by scoring 221.32…Read More

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Not Yet Sold on Las Vegas Move for Raiders

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said during the second Sunday of the professional football season that a lot still has to happen before the Oakland Raiders could move south to Las Vegas. In Minnesota for the opening of the Vikings’ new facility, Goodell fielded questions from reporters about whether another stadium grand opening should be expected…Read More

Potential Las Vegas NFL Stadium Receives $750 Million in Public Funding

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The Las Vegas NFL stadium being proposed by billionaire Sheldon Adelson and Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis received a critical vote in its favor this week. On September 15, the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee (SNTIC) voted unanimously to provide the football stadium project with up to $750 million in public funding. Davis has already…Read More

The Football Pools Sold for Nearly $130 Million to Sportingbet Founder

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The Football Pools are being sold to private equity firm Burlywood Capital for £97.25 million ($129.4 million). The self-proclaimed oldest soccer sportsbetting house in the world, The Football Pools were first launched 93 years ago in 1923. The operation once claimed to have 10 million customers, but today that number is around just 300,000. On…Read More

Russian Hackers Expose Medical Records of Simone Biles, Williams Sisters, in Effort to Start Doping Scandal

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Russian hackers infiltrated the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) database this week and are now exposing what they found. The hackers publicized the medical records of several prominent US Olympic athletes, including gymnastics all-around gold medal winner Simone Biles and superstar tennis sisters Serena and Venus Williams. The espionage group behind the attack, self-titled the “Fancy…Read More

Hell’s Angels-Operated and Mafia-Linked Online Sports Book Techie Fined $400,000

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The tech guy for an online sports book operated by the Hell’s Angels and with links to the Canadian Mafia has been fined CA$400,000 by a Toronto court. Gordon Baird, 59, pled guilty to being the web administrator of Platinum Sports Book, a credit betting operation with servers based in Costa Rica. Police say Platinum…Read More

NCAA Moves Seven Championships From North Carolina Over “Civil Rights Protections”

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The NCAA is moving seven national championship events from North Carolina due to the state’s law that mandates persons use public restroom facilities that correspond with the sex that’s listed on their birth certificates. North Carolina’s House Bill 2, commonly known as the “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” was passed in the state legislature…Read More

RAWA Supporters Chaffetz and Adelson Find Common Ground in Politics and Internet Security

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Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz (R) and Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson (also definitely a Republican) have some connective tissue when it comes to their views on who they hope becomes the next US president. Each may be focused in slightly different directions, but their six degrees of separation when it comes to their vision…Read More

Jimmy Kimmel’s Cousin Sal Announces NFL Sports Betting Show

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Cousin Sal, as his older cousin Jimmy Kimmel affectionately calls him, is launching his own NFL sports betting and daily fantasy sports (DFS) show on Facebook. The NFL season kicked off Thursday night with the reigning champion Denver Broncos once again defeating the Carolina Panthers in a Super Bowl 50 rematch. For fans in Nevada…Read More

Serena Williams Suffers Shocking Loss at US Open

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Serena Williams entered Thursday evening’s semifinal match at the US Open in Queens, New York, as the overall top seed in the women’s tournament. Williams holds 22 Grand Slam singles titles to go along with 14 majors in doubles. Williams had made it to the final match in eight of her last nine Grand Slam…Read More