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Underdogs Pay Well as Champions, Favorites Fall at UFC 217

UFC 217

Underdogs ruled the octagon on Saturday night at UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden as all three title matches were won by the challengers. Two of those losses included heavy favorites. It was the first time in the sport’s history where there were three new champions. There were 11 bouts on the evening and eight…Read More

Houston Texans Quarterback DeShaun Watson Suffers Torn ACL Lost for Season

DeShaun Watson

Houston quarterback DeShaun Watson suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in practice on Thursday and is reportedly out for the rest of the season. He injured his right knee in a non-contact drill on a grass field and witnesses said it appeared that he tripped or fell. The loss of the rookie signal caller was…Read More

Duke No. 1 in Associated Press Basketball Poll, Favorite to Win Title

Duke Basketball

The Duke Blue Devils have won five NCAA Basketball Championships in the university’s history and they are ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Basketball poll and favored to win their sixth title. The team lost last year in the second round of the tournament. They also saw four of their starters depart and those…Read More

Astros Win World Series, Among Favorites to Repeat in 2018

Houston Astros win world series

The Houston Astros jumped out to an early lead and were able to keep the Los Angeles Dodgers offense at bay, winning Game 7 by a 5-1 score to earn the first World Series title in franchise history. While the game lacked the thrilling back-and-forth action that punctuated much of the series, there was still…Read More

Georgia Tops Alabama in First College Football Playoff Rankings

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The sportsbooks and pollsters preferred Alabama, but in the first college football playoff rankings Georgia was placed at the top spot. Both teams are undefeated, but flopped positions in Tuesday’s rankings. Alabama has been at No. 1 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll since the preseason and were also the first choice with oddsmakers….Read More

Mystery Vegas Gambler Keeps Betting It All on World Series, Up to $14M Riding on Game 7

World Series betting victory

It’s Game 7 of the World Series, and everything is on the line. But forget the Dodgers and Astros players, for one mystery gambler in Las Vegas, this game could determine if a betting streak of historic proportions will pay out for the record books or ultimately end in a bust. Associated Press oddsmaker RJ…Read More

Ezekiel Elliot Running Out of Options for Juking NFL Suspension After Appeal Denied

Ezekiel Elliott

Time may be running out for Dallas Cowboy’s running back Ezekiel Elliott after a judge denied his appeal of his six-game suspension on Monday. His impending sidelining has also affected his team’s odds to win the Super Bowl. The Cowboys began the year as a 10-1 favorite but three loses and Elliott’s future has dropped…Read More

Tiger Woods Announces Return to Competitive Golf, Oddsmakers Rejoice

Tiger Woods golf odds Hero World Challenge

Tiger Woods is ready to once again walk inside the ropes and play competitive golf. The former number one golfer who has spent a record 683 weeks in the top spot during his career says he will be one of 18 players teeing it up next month at the Hero World Challenge in Albany, Bahamas. The…Read More

New York Man Makes $400 a Day Hustling Chess

new york chess hustler Ambakisye Osayaba

Many people are familiar with the image of chess hustlers taking on all comers in New York City parks. But it’s a lot harder to imagine that someone could make a living solely on the income made from playing the board game against anyone willing to put down a few dollars and start pushing pawns….Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Lose on Penn State Loss to Ohio State, Buckeyes Back in Title Hunt

Penn State Ohio State Las Vegas odds

#6 Ohio State’s one-point victory over #2 Penn State was a comeback for the ages. A 19-point fourth quarter led by a nearly flawless Buckeye quarterback JT Barrett put OSU back in the College Football Playoff picture, and delivered a financial blow to Las Vegas sportsbooks. The marquee game of the week, most of the…Read More

Federal Sports Betting Ban Marks 25th Anniversary, Gaming Industry Says Law’s Days Are Numbered

federal sports betting fan PASPA

Twenty-five years ago today sports betting became outlawed in all but four states, the exceptions provided due to those jurisdictions having some form of sports gambling at the time. But while former US Senator Dennis DeConcini (D-Arizona) might be celebrating the anniversary of his anti-sports betting legislation that was signed into law October 28, 1992,…Read More

Queen Elizabeth Knows How to Pick Horse Racing Winners, and She Has £6.7M to Prove It

Queen Elizabeth, champion horse breeder

Who knew the 91-year-old Queen of England, Elizabeth II, was so into gambling? According to a recent data dive by the horse race betting website, the British monarch has amassed quite the stable of winning thoroughbreds over the decades. Her lucrative hobby has done particularly well of late, earning the Queen £558,000 ($736,000) in…Read More

Police Say Rugby Players Passed Inside Info to Gamblers

NRL Match-Fixing

Police say that players in Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) provided insider information to gamblers, though their match-fixing investigation did not lead them to believe that any of the four games they investigated were actually fixed. New South Wales police looked into four games that took place in 2015 and 2016 as part of an…Read More

Ohio State-Penn State Showdown Creates Odd Odds for College Football Betting

Penn State running back and Heisman Trophy hopeful Saquon Barkley

Penn State tailback Sequon Barkley will be attempting to sprint to the front of the Heisman Trophy balloting and keep his team in the running for the National Championship when they go on the road to face Ohio State on Saturday. The Buckeyes, though, are favored by 6 ½ and the over/under is 57 ½…Read More

Chris Christie Says Leagues ‘No Longer Have Moral Ground’ in Sports Betting Case

Chris Christie sports betting PASPA

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) opined this week on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel that the “Big Four” professional sports leagues, the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL, “no longer have moral ground” to stand on when it comes to their continued opposition to sports betting legalization. The outspoken governor and 2016 presidential candidate…Read More