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Booted: Italy Fails to Qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup, First Miss in 60 Years

Italian soccer team, unqualified

Many soccer fans in Italy have gone their whole lives without knowing what it feels like to not be a contender in the World Cup. But this is 2017, and the four-time World Cup champions missed the cut for the first time in six decades, after a stunning loss in a playoff qualifier with Sweden….Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Break Ground on NFL Stadium in America’s Sportsbetting Epicenter

Raiders stadium groundbreaking Las Vegas

Dirt has officially been moved at the future home of the Las Vegas Raiders. Team owner Mark Davis, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R), and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell were just a few of the notable dignitaries who attended the showy groundbreaking ceremony Monday night at the stadium site that sits at Interstate 15 and Russell…Read More

Casino Negotiations Could Threaten Ontario Horse Racing Industry

Western Fair casino horse racing

A series of negotiations over the location and nature of casinos in Southwestern Ontario could have the unintended side effect of harming or even killing the horse racing industry in the province. According to a report in the London Free Press, many in the racing industry are concerned over the potential for a casino currently…Read More

New York Lawmakers Look for Clever Way to Legalize Sports Betting

New York sports betting Gary Pretlow

New York lawmakers are exploring potential options to form regulations that would allow the state’s horse racetracks, off-track parimutuel betting venues, and non-tribal casinos to operate sportsbooks should there be a change to the current federal ban. The US Supreme Court will soon listen to New Jersey’s appeal that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection…Read More

Wild Weekend in College Football Shakes Up Poll, Playoff Rankings

Miami Hurricanes

The College Playoff Rankings are expected to show two new schools for the four-team postseason to determine the champion after Georgia and Notre Dame were upset over the weekend. Georgia, who was No. 1, lost badly to Auburn on the road, 40-17. They were 2 1/2-point favorites. Notre Dame was a 3 1/2-point pick to…Read More

Australian Politicians Criticized for Accepting Perks From Gambling Companies

Tabcorp suite

Politicians in Australia are coming under criticism by watchdog groups for accepting gifts from gambling companies as they debate legislation on industry reforms. The organizations believe changes should be made to what they see as cozy relationships between government officials and the casinos and betting sites. The latest example they point out was Tuesday’s Melbourne…Read More

Breeders’ Cup Investigating Betting Challenge Results Following Criticism

Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

The Breeders’ Cup has delayed paying the winners in its annual Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge following allegations that the winner and at least one other player may have cooperated in ways that violate the rules of the tournament based around horse racing. The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) is the largest live-money handicapping tournament in…Read More

Duke Enters NCAAM Season as Title Favorites, Bettors Like Michigan State

Duke NCAA March Madness basketball odds

The top-ranked Duke Blue Devils are the consensus favorite among college basketball analysts to be the team to beat for the 2017-18 NCAAM season. After being upset by South Carolina in the round of 32 during March Madness, the Blue Devils return perhaps the most talented roster in the nation. Welcoming in Trevon Duval at…Read More

Raiders President Advises Las Vegas on Prospects for Landing Super Bowl, NFL Draft, World Cup

Raiders President Marc Badain at a Las Vegas Stadium Authority meeting

The Oakland Raiders are three years away from playing in their new $1.9 billion stadium just off the Las Vegas Strip, but the team’s president is already thinking about how it could host future Super Bowls and World Cup events. Marc Badain spoke to the Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Thursday and laid out a…Read More

College Football Coach Rankles Bettors with Point Spread Tweet After 4th Quarter Safety

Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin

Florida Atlantic University football coach Lane Kiffin said he was only joking when he tweeted about not covering the point spread in Friday’s game against Marshall, but the NCAA wasn’t laughing. Gambling is one subject that the governing body of college athletics doesn’t find funny. The 42-year-old coach, who is in his first year at…Read More

OJ Simpson Popping Up Around Las Vegas Amid Calls for Station Casinos to Ban Him

OJ Simpson Station Casinos

OJ Simpson was released from prison on parole in October, after serving nine years at Lovelock Correctional Center in the middle of nowhere, Nevada. In his first few weeks back in the free world, the former NFL star and actor has found a new home in suburban Las Vegas, which has some locals angry, but others…Read More

Brent Musberger Doubts Veracity of RJ Bell’s $14M Mystery World Series Bettor Tale

R.J. Bell

It was a run of luck that seemed impossible and now some are questioning whether the mystery man who reportedly made $14 million betting on the World Series actually exists. The person who wrote about the anonymous gambler insists that he is real despite the criticism. R.J. Bell, who provides odds for the Associated Press,…Read More

DraftKings Would Consider Becoming Sportsbook on PASPA Repeal, For Now Will Stream EuroLeague

DraftKings Jason Robins sports betting

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins tells Bloomberg that the daily fantasy sports (DFS) company would consider transitioning into an online sportsbook in the United States should there be a change to the federal law that currently bans sports betting in all but four states. Next month, the US Supreme Court will hear an appeal from New…Read More

Longshot Rekindling Wins Melbourne Cup, Makes Man $1 Million

Rekindling, Melbourne Cup

Longshot Rekindling captured one of the world’s richest horse races at Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup in Australia and made one man a millionaire. The annual horserace attracts approximately 90,000 fans to Flemington Racecourse and the two-mile contest has a purse of $6.2 million (AUS). It is known as “The race that stops a nation,” and politicians…Read More

GOP Tax Reform Could Increase Cost of Las Vegas Raiders Stadium by $100M

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

Tax exempt bonds financed from a hotel charge on Las Vegas casino resorts being used to build Raiders Stadium could increase the cost if a provision in federal tax code legislation is approved. House Republicans unveiled their tax plan Thursday, and part of the proposal would eliminate the ability of stadiums to use the popular…Read More