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Alvarez vs. GGG Rematch Likely Off, as Nevada State Athletic Commission Files Doping Complaint

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The highly anticipated Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin rematch is presumably off after Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett filed a formal complaint against the Mexican boxer for doping violations. Alvarez tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol during two random urine samples conducted on February 17 and 20 in his…Read More

Final Four Matchups Feature Top Seeds and Surprise Contenders

Final Four NCAA Tournament

Villanova comes into the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament as the favorite to cut down the nets in San Antonio. But three other teams still stand in their way, including one of the most unlikely championship contenders in recent memory. Villanova (34-4) has been on the radar of college basketball fans all season long….Read More

Opening Day Begins MLB Season Set to Be Dominated by Elite Teams

MLB Opening Day

For millions of baseball fans, there’s no better time of year than Opening Day. This year, every MLB team was scheduled to play on Thursday, kicking off the season for the entire league at once. In reality, a few teams will see their seasons start on Friday, as weather cancelled ballgames in Detroit and Cincinnati….Read More

Nevada Sportsbooks Receive State Approval to Offer NFL Draft Odds

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Nevada sportsbooks will once again be permitted to offer odds on the NFL Draft. On Monday, the Nevada Gaming Control Board (GCB) signed off on 32 different types of wagers for the 2018 NFL Draft. The three-day event will run April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium, aka “Jerry World,” the home of the Dallas Cowboys. ESPN’s…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Overcome Long Odds, Make Playoffs in Debut Season

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The Vegas Golden Knights have accomplished a feat not achieved by an NHL team in its inaugural season since 1979-80. With their 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night, Vegas booked a trip to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They’re the first NHL team to reach the postseason in their debut season since the…Read More

Final Four Odds Favor Villanova, as Two No. 1 Seeds, Wolverines, and Sister Jean Battle for National Title

Final Four odds NCAA March Madness

The Final Four odds favor the Villanova Wildcats winning their second National Championship in three years, but fans and sports bettors alike have plenty of faith in the other remaining teams headed to San Antonio. Next Saturday, Villanova will play Kansas, the other remaining No. 1 seed, in a semifinal game that will perhaps to…Read More

Soccer World Cup Not Immune to Match-fixing, Say Regulators

World Cup match-fixing

Gambling regulators and operators have warned that this summer’s soccer World Cup in Russia could be vulnerable to match-fixing. Representatives of various sporting and gambling bodies met at last week’s Betting on Football conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium to discuss the forthcoming tournament and the potential integrity challenges it faces. Received wisdom suggests…Read More

Favorites and Cinderellas Clash in NCAA Tournament Sweet 16

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The Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament begins on Thursday night, with both traditional powerhouses and some surprising upstarts still alive in the hunt for a national championship. The first two rounds of the tournament saw numerous upsets, leaving plenty of low seeds still remaining in the field. Two No. 11 seeds are part of…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Budget Finalized at $1.8 Billion

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The Las Vegas Raiders football stadium will cost $1.8 billion to construct. The official price tag doesn’t include a $100 million training facility. At a Las Vegas Stadium Authority (LVSA) meeting this week, the Oakland Raiders and general contractor Mortenson Construction said the $1.8 billion total is guaranteed, meaning they will be on the hook…Read More

Man Utd Star Zlatan Ibrahimovic Pulls Out of BetHard UK Launch Over Threat of FA Sanctions

Zlatan Ibrahimovic bails on BetHard

Online gambling site BetHard was forced to postpone its UK launch today (Wednesday) after it discovered its brand ambassador, soccer legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, faced possible sanctions from English soccer’s governing body for promoting the company. The Manchester United star, often referred to simply as “Zlatan,” signed a sponsorship deal with Sweden’s BetHard earlier this month…Read More

GGG Says Canelo Alvarez Contaminated Meat Doping Excuse is Baloney, But May 5 Fight Still On

GGG Golovkin Canelo Alvarez fight odds

Gennady GGG Golovkin says he’s ready to get back into the ring with Canelo Alvarez, but only if his opponent is clean and playing by the same rules. In interviews this week, the boxer voiced plenty of concerns. It was revealed earlier this month that Alvarez had failed two random urine tests conducted by the…Read More

No Supreme Court Decision on Federal Sports Betting Ban, Online Odds Disappear

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) released three opinions this week, but one wasn’t regarding New Jersey’s appeal that the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection (PASPA) of 1992 violates the Constitution. Murphy v. NCAA et al, the renamed case after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) officially succeeded Chris Christie (R) in…Read More

Downtown Las Vegas Casino Owner Derek Stevens Scores on March Madness Bets

Downtown Las Vegas Derek Stevens

Downtown Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens bet $11,000 on each of the 32 First Round games of NCAA March Madness. And when the buzzers concluded, the D Casino boss found himself $16,000 richer. In what’s become an annual tradition, Stevens bet $11,000 on all 32 games. But this month, his team accidentally bet one…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Eyeing MMA License, Las Vegas Odds Open on hypothetical Conor McGregor Brawl

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Floyd Mayweather continues to fuel hype that he’ll venture into the world of mixed martial arts. The undefeated 50-0 boxing great, who is in his third retirement, told TMZ recently that his MMA training is ongoing. He also revealed that his team would soon be applying for an MMA license to compete competitively in a…Read More

Las Vegas Stadium Authority on Track to Fund $750 Million Commitment, Room Taxes Outpace Projections

Las Vegas Stadium Oakland Raiders

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority (LVSA) reports that after 11 months collecting an increased occupancy tax on hotel rooms in Clark County, actual revenues are 6.1 percent ahead of budgeted forecasts. In preparation for its Thursday meeting, the Stadium Authority revealed that January was an exceptionally strong month in terms of hotel occupancy tax revenue….Read More