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Favorite Rafael Nadal Easily Defeats Kevin Anderson to Win Third US Open, 16th Grand Slam Event

Rafa Nadal

The world’s No. 1 ranked player Rafael Nadal breezed through the finals of the US Open, defeating South African Kevin Anderson on Sunday in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The tournament’s top seed was also the favorite at sportsbooks with odds ranging from 5-2 to 4-1 before the event began two weeks ago. It was…Read More

College Football Title Odds Scramble After Ohio State Loses to Oklahoma

college football odds Ohio State Oklahoma

College football national championship futures look a lot different this Monday morning than they did heading into the weekend, after #5 Oklahoma pulled off a stunner in upsetting #2 Ohio State on their home turf Saturday night.  The Sooners win in Columbus delivered a headache for oddsmakers that will likely last throughout the season. At Nevada…Read More

OJ Simpson Signed Photo From Botched Palace Station Robbery Attempt Now for Sale

OJ Simpson memoribilia for sale

Even as former football hero OJ Simpson waits for his parole date in October, a Planet Hollywood memorabilia store owner on the Las Vegas Strip says it has a signed collectible picture of Simpson that the Hall of Famer tried to reclaim in the infamous 2007 robbery at Palace Station. The 8-x-10 inch photo of…Read More

Court Blocks NFL’s Suspension of Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott will suit up when his team hosts the New York Giants on Sunday night, after a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted his request on Friday for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction blocking the NFL’s six-game suspension. The 22-year-old star running back’s lawyers and the…Read More

UNLV Regents Approve $16 Million Finance Plan for Fertitta Football Training Complex

UNLV Fertitta football complex funding

The UNLV football program took another step towards becoming a legitimate program when the university’s Board of Regents voted 4-2 on Thursday to approve a plan to finance a state-of-the-art training complex. The amount that was agreed upon by the six-member panel was $16 million. President Len Jessup told the group that donors have vowed…Read More

Weekend College Football Betting Opens with Ohio State as Favorite over Oklahoma

Baker Mayfield and JT Barrett

When Ohio State and Oklahoma kick off in Columbus on Saturday at 7:30 pm ET, two traditional powers will go toe-to-toe under the lights at “The Shoe” in front of 100,000-plus screaming Buckeye fans and a nationwide television audience on ABC. It’s the Buckeyes versus the Sooners, the Big Ten versus the Big 12, scarlet…Read More

DraftKings, Fan Duel Settle with Massachusetts for $2.6 Million Over Mystery Violations

Maura Healey has game when dealing with DFS.

FanDuel and Boston-based DraftKings will pay $1.3 million each to resolve unspecified historic violations of “consumer issues” in Massachusetts. The resolution comes after an investigation from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey into both companies’ consumer practices “in the early stages of this new industry,” according to a statement from the AG’s office released on Thursday. But…Read More

Feds Charge Sports Jock Craig Carton for Role in Ticket Scam to Cover Gambling Debts

Craig Carton arrest

The FBI arrested popular New York City sports talk radio personality Craig Carton on Wednesday, alleging he conducted a Ponzi-like ticket fraud scheme to pay off millions of dollars in gambling debts. The 48-year-old Carton and Michael Wright, owner of two Manhattan strip clubs, were charged with securities fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy, according to…Read More

New England Patriots Kick Off NFL Betting Season Favored to Win Super Bowl Again

Tom Brady and the Vince Lombardi Trophy

The New England Patriots open the 2017 NFL season on Thursday hosting the Kansas City Chiefs, and Sunday will see the bulk of the first week of professional football. At the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, the Super Bowl champion Patriots opened at 6-1 odds to defend their title, but as the first kickoff nears, those early…Read More

Clark County Greenlights Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Construction Plan

Future site of Las Vegas Stadium

The Raiders won’t be competing in Las Vegas until 2020, but the excitement is already in the Sin City air. On Wednesday, the Clark County Commission gave the go-ahead to the NFL franchise to begin building what will be a $1.9 billion state-of-the-art facility. County approval came a day after the FAA cleared the way…Read More

Hurricane Irma Won’t Stop Florida College Football Games, Despite Impending 185 MPH Wind Warnings

UCF football Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma may have all but flattened several Caribbean islands this week with her 185 mile per hour wind gusts, but that’s not enough to shut down sacred college football games and their accompanying big-money sports book lines on Florida, even in areas that are generally being evacuated. At Florida State, which is a 34 1/2…Read More

Casino Owner Tilman Fertitta Buys NBA’s Houston Rockets for $2.2 Billion

Tilman Fertita Houston Rockets buyer

Seafood restaurant and casino magnate Tilman Fertitta agreed on Monday to shell out 2.2 billion clams for the NBA’s Houston Rockets. The purchase price set a record for professional basketball teams, exceeding the $2 billion that Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. It also showed further willingness by major professional sports…Read More

Ban Gambling Brands on Soccer Shirts, Says UK Opposition Labour Party

Labour calls for end to soccer shirt sponsorship

A Labour government in the UK would put an end to gambling companies advertising on soccer jerseys, the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said on Wednesday. This season, nine out of 20 English Premier League teams are bearing the logos of betting companies across their chests and a combined 62 million has been forked out…Read More

Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Receives AGA Brief in Support of New Jersey

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

The Supreme Court received an amicus brief this week filed by the American Gaming Association (AGA) that expresses the casino lobbyist’s views that New Jersey’s arguments against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) have merit, and that the federal sports betting ban should be overturned. An amicus brief is a legal document filed…Read More

Westgate Las Vegas’s NFL SuperContest Shatters Record, Will Pay Winner $1 Million

Westgate SuperContest

Changes to the Las Vegas Westgate’s NFL SuperContest seem to have worked as the handicapping competition produced 2,323 early-bird entries, breaking 2016’s record. Because of the amount of people signed up the 2017 tournament will produce its first $1 million winner. The deadline is 11 a.m. September 9. Last year the popular challenge had 1,576…Read More