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PGA Tour Players Forced to Undergo Anti-Gambling Program

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The wraparound PGA Tour season got back in full swing this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui, Hawaii. But before players who won an official event in 2017 teed off, all were required to watch an online anti-gambling tutorial. The PGA Tour announced the formation of its Integrity Program last fall, and…Read More

Dog Racing in Macau to End with Closure of ‘Canidrome,’ But Activists Fear Greyhounds’ Fate

Macau Canidrome closing

The Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome, the only stadium in Asia built for greyhound racing, will close on July 21, owner Angela Leong confirmed last week. The closure will mark the end of dog racing as a gambling sport in Macau. Leong, who wants to use the building for a greyhound museum to commemorate an 80-year…Read More

Tiger Woods Hopes to Roar Back From Back Surgery at San Diego Tournament

Tiger Woods

The latest come back for Tiger Woods will take place at the site of his last attempt to return from back surgery and he is hoping it goes better than 2017. The 42 year old has committed to play at the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open the last week of January. Woods put out a…Read More

Israeli Government Reaches $6.7 Million Settlement with GBI Racing

GBI Racing Israel settlement

The Israeli government has agreed to pay a settlement of 23 million shekels ($6.7 million) to GBI Racing following the implementation of a ban on betting on horse racing that came into effect last week. The settlement provides GBI with compensation for the remainder of their contract, which was initially set to expire this coming…Read More

Serena Williams, Andy Murray Withdraw From Australian Open

Serena Williams and Andy Murray

The Australian Open is looking less like a Grand Slam event after losing tennis stars Serena Williams and Andy Murray this week. Murray told tournament organizers on Wednesday he couldn’t play because of a lingering injury. “Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,” Murray said…Read More

$1.3 Million Westgate SuperContest Scooped by Briceton Branch Sr., Father of High School Football Star

Westgate SuperContest 2017 Million Dollar winner

39-year-old Briceton Branch Sr. lived up to his own teenage son’s expectations when he beat out more than 2,700 other sports bettors over the course of the NFL season to win the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, walking away with the grand prize of $1,327,284. Branch, who won under the entry name of “Grannys Boy,” finished…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Targets Bali Hai Golf Club for 14,000-Space Parking Lot, But Impediments Abound

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The new Las Vegas Raiders stadium, being built on 62 acres of land west of the Strip between Hacienda Avenue and Russell Road, has been fully cleared for construction, but the $1.9 billion project still needs to satisfy a 14,000-space parking lot requirement. Clark County signed off on the stadium with the understanding that the…Read More

PGA Tour Season Starts New Year with Same Favorites

Jordan Spieth

While Tiger Woods waits to make his comeback the last week of January, the PGA Tour kicks off its first event of the year for golfers that won an event last year. The Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Maui features 34 golfers including three of the four major championship winners. Not…Read More

SportPesa Drops Team Sponsorships in Response to Kenya’s Gambling Tax Increase

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri

Kenya’s leading betting site pulled sponsorship from the country’s sports teams after the government in Nairobi hiked gambling tax rates from 7.5 to 35 percent. SportsPesa, which has operations in Kenya and the UK, had spent $5.8 million to sponsor soccer and rugby teams as well as pro boxing. The company had vigorously fought the…Read More

Alabama Favorite Against Georgia to Win College Football National Championship

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Alabama went from barely getting in to the College Football Playoffs to the favorite to win it all after defeating Clemson, 28-6, in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. The fourth seeded team was installed as a 4 ½-point favorite to defeat the other semifinal winner, Georgia, who defeated Oklahoma in double overtime, 54-48….Read More

MGM, William Hill Ban Las Vegas Sports Gambler After Interview Reveals Secret to Rigging Games

sports gambler banned Rob Gorodetsky

Self-proclaimed professional sports gambler Robert “Big Rob” Gorodetsky thought he was simply getting a bit of media attention when he sat down with USA Today Sports to discuss the future of sports betting. But what he got was a ban by at least two major Las Vegas casino operators. MGM Resorts confirmed to USA Today that…Read More

Patriots Favored to Repeat as Super Bowl Champions as NFL Playoffs Begin Saturday

Tom Brady

Not surprisingly the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots are favored to repeat as the playoffs are set to begin on Saturday with four games. The Patriots, who are 2-1 to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the third time in four years, won’t begin their title defense until the following week. Because of…Read More

Casino and Gaming Industry Most Memorable Moments of 2017: What Made Us Cheer, What Made Us Jeer

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As we push into the New Year, let’s take a final look back at the one just past. 2017 saw some unwelcome changes in the iconic Vegas tourism marketing model, and of course, one of the greatest tragedies of our time, right on the Las Vegas Strip. But there were more highs than lows, including some…Read More

Fallen Sports Heroes: Which Athletes Lost Their Luster in 2017

The world of sports has the potential to create heroes, which is one of the reasons why we love watching athletes compete. But those same great heroes can also take big falls, either on the field or in the world at large, and 2017 saw more than its fair share of athletes who tumbled from their…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports in 2017: How DraftKings, FanDuel, and Everyone Else Rode the Coaster

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In 2017, the daily fantasy sports industry, specifically market leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, experienced a ride as good as any at a major amusement park. Not surprising, the two industry frontrunners that control more than 90 percent of the US market felt the jolts most jarringly. Victories came by way of states taking steps to…Read More