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Palms Sports Book Con Charles Pecchio Gets Slap on Hand

Cantor Gaming sportsbook at the Palms

Charles Pecchio, a professional horse handicapper from New Jersey, has been sentenced to three years’ probation for his part in an illegal betting operation that bilked the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas out of $800,000. Pecchio was judged to be a small cog in a large-scale gambling racket orchestrated by brothers Michael and Jeffrey…Read More

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Unlikely to See New Casino Projects

Tokyo 2020 Olympics casino

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have required the same detailed planning and foresight as any other Olympic Games, but it now looks like the likelihood of a casino being built in time is not going to happen. A Tokyo casino, once seen as the crown jewel in plans to develop a resort in Japan, now seems…Read More

Michael Phelps Gambling for Eight Hours Before DUI Arrest

Michael Phelps DUI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps gambled at a Baltimore casino for eight hours before he was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Tuesday morning, according to a report from TMZ. That report cites “casino sources,” who say that the gold medalist started playing at the Horseshoe Casino in Maryland starting around 5 pm on Monday, and…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Challenged by DoJ and NCAA

NJ Governor Chris Christie sports betting

The latest New Jersey sports betting plan is facing a new hurdle, as professional sports leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) have filed a court challenge to the state’s newest effort to allow casinos and racetracks to offer legal bets on sporting events. According to lawyers for the four major sports leagues and…Read More

EU Match-Fixing Treaty Garners 15 Nation Support

EU match-fixing treaty signed

A new EU match-fixing treaty to be signed by 15 European nations will address a major sports issue that has continued to plague league after league across the globe. Match-fixing is a scourge that hurts fans, sports competitions, and honest gamblers and bookmakers alike. That’s why combating match-fixers has become such a hot button issue…Read More

NJ Sports Betting Challenge Offers Hope for Other US States

New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman

Could the New Jersey sports betting decision to decriminalize wagering at casinos and racetracks in the Garden State spark a wave of similar moves in other states? Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Kansas have already come out in support of New Jersey’s stance, and many more will be watching with interest as the state seeks…Read More

Dutch Regulators Warn Sports Betting Sites to Stop Ads

Netherlands sports betting sites targeted

Dutch regulators don’t want sports betting sites to target consumers in the Netherlands, so they’ve gone after organizations that have tried to attract players there who want to be in on major events. Now, the Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) says that their efforts have been largely effective in cutting down on the activity from these rogue operators. According…Read More

Ray Rice Loses Baltimore Ravens Contract Over TMZ Video

Ray Rice dropped by Baltimore Ravens

Ray Rice was already the subject of plenty of scorn after he was charged with felony assault for an incident with then-fiancée Janay Palmer (the couple has since married) at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City in February. Ultimately, Rice was only suspended by the National Football League for two games, a decision that also…Read More

Chris Christie Allows New Jersey Sports Betting Despite Ban

Chris Christie says NJ sports betting ok

New Jersey sports betting might not be such a pipe dream after all. While the state has lost in federal court over its plan to regulate and license sports betting at casinos and racetracks throughout the New Jersey, some officials point to a glimmer of hope in the rulings: the fact that they found that…Read More

Betfair Ads Banned By UK Advertising Watchdog

Octopus-playing-ping-pong-Betfair

Some Betfair ads have come under scrutiny from the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The issue was over two online ads which the watchdog said were misleading to customers. The ASA received complaints about a total of three ads, all offering “money back specials,” two of which it upheld. The first offending ad promised money…Read More

Daily Fantasy Sports Games Raise Legal Questions

Draft Kings Logo

Daily fantasy sports games have become a big business in America. Just this week, DraftKings Inc. raised another $41 million in venture funding to expand their operations even further, a move that comes right when football season is about to begin. But while sites like DraftKings and FanDuel have proven both successful and popular, they’re…Read More

Pirates Pitcher Jeff Locke Game Fixing Hoax Wrangle

Jeff Locke is supposed to be spending his August worrying about how his pitching can help the Pittsburgh Pirates make a run to the National League playoffs. Instead, a story about a hoax involving a childhood friend has thrown him into the middle of a controversy over fixed games, even as Major League Baseball has…Read More

NASCAR Racer Tony Stewart Kills Kevin Ward in Sprint Car

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart is no stranger to controversy, and he’s had problems in sprint cars in the past. But none of these incidents were nearly as serious as the one that occurred on Saturday, when Stewart hit Kevin Ward Jr. with his car, killing the 20-year-old driver. The incident took place at a non-NASCAR race…Read More

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA Championship and Fourth Major Title

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy, despite his latest PGA championship win, might not yet have the kind of worldwide fame that Tiger Woods generated in the early part of his career. But with a few more incredible moments like the kind he produced on Sunday, McIlroy could become the next golfer to become a household name, even among…Read More

UK Watchdog Bans Christ the Redeemer Sporting Index Ad

Banned Sporting Index "Christ the Redeemer" Ad

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a Sporting Index World Cup print ad, labeling it “seriously offensive” and slamming it for linking gambling to sexual prowess. The offending ad featured an image of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue that had been altered to show Christ holding a bottle of champagne with…Read More