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With Conditions, Casinos Betting on NFL Draft Wagering

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Betting on the NFL just went up another level as Las Vegas sports books announced that for the first time they would be taking action on the NFL draft this year. One of the sports books petitioned the Nevada Gaming Control Board to endorse the type of wagering and the governing body reviewed it. The…Read More

NFL Flexes Muscles Over Players’ Arm Wrestling Contest at MGM Grand

Jamon Brown and Howard Jones at the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand

The NFL may have sanctioned the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas but that doesn’t mean it’s happy for its players to hang out in casinos, even for arm-wrestling contests. Over 30 players, including Maurkice Pouncey, Mychal Kendricks, Navarro Bowman, Kenny Stills, and Marquette King, may find themselves in hot water for competing in the inaugural…Read More

Sergio Garcia Overcomes Odds at Masters to Finally Win First Major

Sergio Garcia Masters odds Augusta National

Sergio Garcia captured his first major victory on Sunday at the Masters in what was his 74th grand slam event. Garcia had won nine times on the PGA Tour heading into the Masters last week, but the 37-year-old once nicknamed “El Nino” was considered a long shot to don the green jacket. In August, the Westgate…Read More

UK Bookie Pays Out on Red Rum Bet 43 Years Late

William Hill pays out on Red Rum Grand National bet

A 1974 bet on the legendary British racehorse Red Rum to win that year’s Grand National was paid out 43 years after the race had been won this week. Bob Holmes, a 74-year-old retiree, found the winning betting slip among the belongings of his late father in law and contacted bookmaker William Hill, which confirmed…Read More

Billy Walters’ Winning Streak Ends, Famed Sports Bettor Found Guilty on Insider Trading Counts

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Billy Walters has been found guilty on all 10 charges he was facing in a Manhattan federal courtroom on Friday. A swift-acting jury took little time earlier today to return guilty verdicts on the accusations that the famed sports bettor used insider trading information to make $43 million in the stock market. Considered the most…Read More

Dustin Johnson’s Masters Withdrawal Puts Vegas Sportsbooks at Odds Over Refunds

Dustin Johnson Charley Hoffman Masters odds

Dustin Johnson was the heavy pre-tournament favorite to win this week’s Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia. But on Wednesday evening, just hours before the first round on Thursday, Johnson had a freak fall at his rental home. The world’s number one ranked golfer was wearing socks when he slipped on wooden stairs, fell, and injured…Read More

NFL’s Gambling Stance Highlights Drastic Policy Change From Early Years

NFL gambling Las Vegas Pete Rozelle

The NFL recently voted in favor of allowing the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas, and while the move won’t officially happen until the start of the 2019 season at the earliest, the approval has thrust the league’s position on gambling into the national spotlight. The National Football League has long opposed sports betting…Read More

Masters Odds Favor Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, and Jordan Spieth, Sportsbooks Win on Tiger’s Withdrawal

Masters odds Dustin Johnson

The Masters odds favor Dustin Johnson to don his first green jacket come Sunday, but there’s plenty of bettors in Las Vegas taking Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth as well. The Westgate SuperBook puts Johnson at 6-1 the day before the first round tees off on Thursday. Former world number ones Rory McIlroy and Jordan…Read More

North Carolina Scores Roy Williams’ Third NCAA National Title, Kentucky, Louisville, Duke Early 2018 Favorites

North Carolina UNC March Madness Gonzaga

North Carolina won its sixth men’s basketball NCAA national championship on Monday night after topping Gonzaga 71-65. It marks the third time coach Roy Williams has cut down the championship nets since his tenure began at UNC in 2003. With both teams No. 1 seeds from their respective regions, there was no Cinderella ending this…Read More

NCAA Odds Favor North Carolina Over Gonzaga, Coaches Talk Casino Rendezvous

NCAA odds UNC North Carolina Gonzaga

NCAA odds have the North Carolina Tar Heels as the slight favorite over the Gonzaga Bulldogs for tonight’s men’s basketball national championship game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Westgate SuperBook has No. 1 UNC (32-7) at less than a bucket over No. 1 Gonzaga (37-1), with the spread at just 1.5…Read More

San Antonio Could Host Raiders Games Should Fanbase Retaliate in Bay Area

San Antonio Las Vegas Raiders Oakland NFL

San Antonio is emerging as a viable interim host city for the Oakland Raiders should the team’s Bay Area fanbase retaliate for owner Mark Davis planning to move the organization to Las Vegas in the coming years. Earlier this week, 31 of the NFL’s 32 owners approved Davis’ wishes to move the storied California franchise…Read More

French Protest Over Proposed Changes to Horse Racing Betting

France horse racing

Anger has been simmering in France over issues related to gambling for more than a year and Wednesday it came to a boil as more than 2,000 people took to the streets to protest potential changes to the horse racing industry. The demonstrators were made up of mostly thoroughbred and trotting employees and assembled in…Read More

NFL Teams Punt DraftKings and FanDuel Partnerships, as Legalized Sports Betting Gains Support

NFL DFS DraftKings and FanDuel

DraftKings and FanDuel are under siege, and it’s no longer only state lawmakers and attorneys general trying to decide the legality of the online contests. With the Oakland Raiders officially cleared for Las Vegas, and March Madness also putting the sports betting discussion into the mainstream media, daily fantasy sports (DFS) has seemingly become second…Read More

NFL Still Opposed to Legalizing Sports Betting, Says Goodell

NFL still opposes sports betting says Goodell

The NFL’s owners may have emphatically approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas this week, but just in case anyone was laboring under the belief that the league had gone soft on sports betting, its commissioner Roger Goodell felt the need to set them straight on Tuesday. Ownership remains opposed to legalized sports betting in…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Could Provide Boost to Gambling Stocks, Mark Davis Thanks Sheldon Adelson

Las Vegas Raiders Mark Davis

The Las Vegas Raiders are likely coming to town for the start of the 2019 NFL season. Welcoming professional football to the city, the most popular sport in America, will provide an economic boost to the Strip, and theoretically, help boost the bottom line of gambling stocks. Financial analysts are becoming bullish on publicly traded casino…Read More