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Former Congressman: Odds of Sports Betting Attracting Federal Regulation Long, Scandal Could Prompt Action

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The legality of sports betting is up to each state following the Supreme Court’s May repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). A host of regulatory concerns are now present, but one former congressman says he doesn’t expect federal intervention unless a major scandal emerges. Tom McMillen, a former US House member…Read More

PGA Tour Playoffs Head to New Jersey Where Sports Betting Will Take Place Just Outside the Ropes

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The PGA Tour tees off its 12th edition of the FedEx Cup Playoffs next week in Paramus, New Jersey, where legalized sports betting will be taking place throughout the state, and perhaps even on the golf course grounds. In what will be the first major sporting event to occur in a state with legalized sports…Read More

Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casinos Enter Mississippi Sports Betting Market Today

Mississippi sports betting comes to Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast

From Friday, Penn National Gaming’s five Mississippi properties will enter the state’s nascent sports betting market, effectively doubling its size. The company announced its Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casino in Biloxi would launch full sportsbooks on August 17, with its three Tunica properties excepted to follow a week later. Hollywood Casino Tunica, 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica, and Resorts Casino…Read More

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Regulations Take Shape, Mobile Betting Will be Permitted

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has signed off on temporary regulations surrounding sports betting in the Keystone State. While it’s a significant and exciting step forward for those anxious to place their first legal wagers, it will still be weeks – at least – until that can happen. And unfortunately for football fans, lawmakers…Read More

Nigel Eccles, Other FanDuel Founders Suing Preferred Shareholders for $120M

Nigel Eccles FanDuel lawsuit

Nigel Eccles and his fellow FanDuel founders are suing the company’s preferred shareholders for more than $120 million, saying that the daily fantasy sports firm was purposely undervalued when Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) acquired it earlier this year. Eccles is joined in the lawsuit by his wife Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, and Rob Jones. All…Read More

Ladbrokes Coral Sportsbook Worker Faces Prison Over ‘Past-Posting’ Scam

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The assistant manager of a bookmaker’s shop in Dundee, Scotland, is facing prison after a glitch in the computer system allowed him to scam his employer, Ladbrokes Coral, out of more than £40,000 ($51,000). Gavin Thomson worked for a Coral betting shop in the eastern Scottish city when he discovered the bug which enabled him…Read More

Study: Regulated Sports Betting Will Attract Millennials, Increase Fan Engagement, Hurt Underground Bookies

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A new study concludes that the expansion of regulated sports betting across the United States will increase fan engagement, grow younger demographics’ interest in pro and college events, and hurt illegal underground gambling rings. Commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and conducted by Nielsen Sports, the study found that 44 percent of current sports…Read More

Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk Doesn’t Tip Hand on Picks, Oddsmakers Say Tiger, Phil Shoo-Ins

Ryder Cup odds Tiger Woods

The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played next month in France at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National. Tiger Woods will be there regardless of whether US captain Jim Furyk selects him as one of his four picks, as the 14-time major champion is already booked to serve as a vice captain. When Furyk…Read More

Westgate SuperBook to Expand Brand Across US In Post-PASPA America

Westgate SuperBook

The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas is the biggest sports book in the world and it’s expanding to even greater levels thanks to the new gaming climate in the US. Westgate is planning to capitalize on opportunities from the US Supreme Court striking down the ban on state-sanctioned sports betting with a new company that…Read More

Resorts Atlantic City to Launch Sports Book Wednesday

Resorts Atlantic City

A week after Resorts Atlantic City became the first entrant to New Jersey’s online sports betting market with tech partner DraftKings, its new land-based offering is now ready to go. At 11am on Wednesday The Resorts Sports Book will become the seventh land-based operation to join the emerging New Jersey market since the state won…Read More

CG Technology Fined $250,000 By Nevada Regulators, Ordered to Dump Proprietary Sports Betting Technology for Infractions

CG Technology Nevada GCB fines

CG Technology (CGT) has agreed to scrap all proprietary wagering technology at its Nevada sports books after state gaming authorities found it was culpable for a litany of compliance violations. The operator agreed to pay a $250,000 for taking out-of-state bets on its Nevada-only mobile offering, accepting wagers after games had finished, and underpaying and…Read More

PokerStars Coming to Pennsylvania, Potential Major Win for American Online Poker

PokerStars Mount Airy Casino online gambling

PokerStars is on its way to Pennsylvania. The world’s busiest online poker room is partnering with the Mount Airy Casino Resort in the Pocono Mountains to enter the US’ fifth most populated state. Mount Airy’s partnership with The Stars Group, parent company to PokerStars, is also for online gambling and sports betting. Formerly known as…Read More

Tiger Woods Roars Back Into Major Contention, But Brooks Koepka Wins PGA

Tiger Woods PGA odds Brooks Koepka

Tiger Woods had the large crowds at Bellerive Country Club roaring on Sunday afternoon, but it was the quiet demeanor of Brooks Koepka, now almost a lock for Player of the Year, who ended the 100th PGA Championship atop the leaderboard. Koepka fended off a 6-under 64 from Woods. His 4-under 66 was more than…Read More

FanDuel Group Receives West Virginia Sports Betting License

nDuel gets West Virginia sports betting license

West Virginia is issuing its first sports betting licenses. On Friday, The FanDuel Group received a license to operate a sports book in the Mountain State, in partnership with historic, luxury hotel resort, The Greenbrier, Sportshandle.com reports. But the Greenbrier won’t be the first into the market. The West Virginia Lottery Commission’s general counsel, Danielle…Read More

NFL National Anthem Protests Continue, But Football Keeps the Bets Coming Nonetheless

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New season, same national anthem protests from NFL players. Week one of the preseason kicked off this week, and players took to the ground to continue demonstrating what they believe to be racial inequality and police brutality against minorities in the United States. Two Miami Dolphins, wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson, kneed during the…Read More