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Las Vegas Sportsbooks Lose Big on Clemson’s Stunning Upset Over Alabama

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Las Vegas sportsbooks are on a roll, but it’s not a streak they desire. Fresh off the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs where all four favorites covered the spread, oddsmakers in Nevada are licking their wounds this morning after the Clemson Tigers pulled off a stunning upset of the Alabama Crimson Tide during…Read More

Rappers Chris Brown and Soulja Boy Agree to Box in Las Vegas

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Rappers Chris Brown and Soulja Boy have verbally agreed on social media to a boxing match in order to settle their beef over a girl. It all began when Soulja Boy, who is primarily known for his 2007 Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Crank That,” started “hearting” Instagram photos of Brown’s ex Karrueche Tran. The…Read More

UK Bookmaker William Hill Issues Gloomy Profit Forecast After Taking $25 Million Hit in December

William Hill takes £20 million hit in December 2016

William Hill’s 2016 profits came in £20 million ($25 million) lower than expected, thanks to a late run of unfavorable sporting results. Unfavorable to the bookmaker, that is. Customers scored and scored big, dwindling the company’s profits substantially. A string of customer-friendly outcomes in the UK in December forced a profit warning this week, adding…Read More

New England Patriots Favored in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LI

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The New England Patriots have the best odds of the eight remaining teams in the playoffs to win Super Bowl LI. That’s according to the oddsmakers in Las Vegas who believe the Boston squad has not only the easiest path to the big game, but also the best roster. After coach Bill Belichick’s players had…Read More

Tiger Woods Still Has Plenty of Fans in Las Vegas, Wants to Make Himself “Great Again”

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Tiger Woods says he’s finally healthy and injury-free, and those in Las Vegas are taking him at his word. The golfing great hasn’t won a PGA Tour event since the Bridgestone Invitational in 2013, and his last major came in 2008 at the US Open. But that isn’t stopping bettors from lining up in Nevada…Read More

NFL Television Ratings Score Late-Season Touchdown Following Presidential Election

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NFL television ratings for the 2016 regular season were down on average eight percent, but the last two months provided league officials with plenty of optimism. Roughly 16.5 million viewers tuned in to each NFL game this year, 1.4 million fewer than the 17.9 million that did in 2015. But that figure is actually less…Read More

Phil Mickelson Acquaintance Billy Walters to Seek Dismissal of Insider Trading Charges

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Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is beloved on the PGA Tour, but when the superstar steps outside the ropes, he sometimes doesn’t run with the noblest crowd. In 2014, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal began publishing reports of Mickelson’s possible involvement with an insider trading and illegal sports gambling probe being conducted by…Read More

NCLGS Gaming Conference Commences Friday in Arizona

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The NCLGS gaming conference holds its annual winter meeting this week in Scottsdale, Arizona, a rather strange host location considering the numerous state lawmakers there who are working to curb gambling expansion. The keynote address will come from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich during the opening session. Brnovich previously served as the chairman of the…Read More

Governor Chris Christie Urges US Supreme Court to Hear Sports Betting Case, Lesniak Reconsiders Run

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) and the state’s Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association are calling on the United States Supreme Court to consider its sports betting lawsuit against the NCAA and Big Four professional sports leagues. In 2014, Christie signed a bill that repealed prohibitions against sports wagering at casinos and horse racetracks. It was a…Read More

Barista Wins Record-Breaking Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest

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A record-breaking Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest has been won by 32-year-old Starbucks barista Damon Graham. To those late to the party, the Super Contest is the biggest NFL handicapping competition in the world, held annually at the Westgate Las Vegas, which also boasts the world’s biggest race and sports book.    The contest began in…Read More

Bookmakers Steer Clear of Donald Trump Inauguration, Hillary Clinton Says She’s Coming

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President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn into office as the 45th commander-in-chief on January 20. But oddsmakers are no longer having a field day with the billionaire former casino owner, as Trump’s inauguration committee is reportedly struggling to book A-list entertainment for the historic event. Elton John, Celine Dion, Kiss, Garth Brooks, and Andrea Bocelli…Read More

Football Odds on NFL Playoffs and College National Championship Line Up

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Football odds on the NFL playoffs and college National Championship have many believing now is the best time of the year. The holidays might be behind us, but those in Nevada and Las Vegas are ready for one of their most prosperous times on the calendar. The Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs kicks…Read More

Match-Fixing Scandals That Made for Ugly Headlines in 2016

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2016 was still young, the Christmas tinsel barely packed up, before tennis found itself engulfed in a huge match-fixing scandal. In early January, documents passed to the BBC and Buzzfeed News by anonymous whistleblowers reported that 16 players, all of which had been ranked in the top 50 in the world, were strongly suspected of…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports in 2016: A Year of Wins, Losses, and a Mega-Merger

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Daily fantasy sports (DFS) once again endured a stormy year in 2016. The emerging online betting market geared towards sports fanatics encountered plenty of controversy and scandal for the second straight year, but DFS also scored its own share of victories. And as America readies to ring in the New Year, DFS is still standing….Read More

The 2016 Rio Olympics: Scandal, Triumph, and Bad Choices All Around

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The 2016 Rio Olympics had all the ingredients for a memorable Summer Games, and memorable it was. Even before the games started, a swarm of issues plagued the host city of Rio de Janeiro. As Rio scrambled to finish arena and stadium construction projects, a critical new subway line was still undergoing safety tests just…Read More