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Santa Anita and Gulfstream: Graded Stakes for Older Horses Highlight Weekend Racing Card, Vasilika and Breaking Lucky Are Favorites

There are no Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend, giving a chance for some older horses to grab the spotlight at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and Gulfstream Park outside of Miami. Two graded stakes races will take place on Saturday, including the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. The $200,000 turf…Read More

Compromised Former NBA Ref Tim Donaghy Disses Regulated Sports Betting as He Denies ESPN Match-fixing Allegations

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Disgraced former NBA referee Tim Donaghy is no fan of regulated sports betting in the US. Donaghy broke his silence this week to denounce a 10,000-word ESPN article that details a wealth of circumstantial evidence which the sports media giant believes suggests he fixed basketball games in the 2000s for the benefit himself and other…Read More

Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Passes House Committee, But Odds of Legislative Approval Remain Long

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A Kentucky sports betting bill passed a state House committee this week with unanimous support, but for the legislation to one day become law, the statute will need backing from both sides of the political aisle. House Bill 175 – introduced by Rep. Adam Koenig (R-Erlanger) – would allow Kentuckians to gamble on sports at…Read More

Duke Odds Lengthen Following Zion Williamson Injury, Return Questionable

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Duke’s odds of winning the national championship are lengthening in Las Vegas following the team’s blowout loss to UNC and injury to Zion Williamson. The most anticipated college basketball game so far this year took an ugly turn less than a minute after the tip. Williamson – the game’s biggest superstar and almost a lock…Read More

Washington D.C. Gifts Sports Betting Contract to Intralot, Aims to Launch by Fall

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Washington D.C. could have sports betting by the fall, after the D.C. Council voted Tuesday to sidestep standard procurement procedures and award the contract to its current lottery provider, Intralot. The snappily-titled Sports Wagering Procurement Practices Reform Exception Act of 2019 passed by a vote of 8-4 on Tuesday, with one abstention. The emergency measure…Read More

Pennsylvania Casinos Begin 2019 Strong, Sports Betting Handle Doubles and Fuels Gaming Increase

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Pennsylvania casinos kicked off the year in style, as the 12 land-based floors collectively won $254.2 million. And that doesn’t include an additional $2.6 million from sports betting. Slot machines accounted for the vast majority of the gross gaming revenue (GGR). The terminals generated a $179.8 million win, which is a 1.15 percent increase on…Read More

War of Will Becomes 2019 Kentucky Derby Rising Star After Third Straight Prep Win

When War of Will continued his impressive conversion to dirt racing with a 2-1/4-length victory in last Saturday’s Risen Star Stakes at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course, it propelled him one step closer to Kentucky Derby glory. The Grade II stakes served as the first 50-point race in the 2019 Kentucky Derby prep…Read More

Las Vegas Odds Put New York Yankees, Houston Astros at 96.5 Regular Season Wins

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The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are the preseason MLB favorites in Las Vegas. The Westgate SuperBook has both New York and Houston with an over/under of 96.5 wins. The Yanks won 100 games last year, while the ‘Stros won 103. The Boston Red Sox had the best regular season record in 2018 at…Read More

NASCAR Season Begins With Brad Keselowski Favored to Win First Daytona 500 Title

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Brad Keselowski will look to end his string of bad results in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, as the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series regular season begins with one of auto racing’s most prestigious events. Keselowski comes into the race as a 7/1 favorite according to British bookmaker Ladbrokes. Keselowski Looking for First Daytona 500 Win…Read More

AAF Off to Fast Start as Bettors Triple up on Expected Action and TV Ratings Beat NBA

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The American Alliance of Football (AAF) was supposed to be a league built on sports betting, and while that hasn’t exactly been the case through the first week, the early returns are encouraging nonetheless. Despite the fact that there is no history and no numbers to back up the bets, bookmakers were still busy at…Read More

South Dakota Senate Advances Sports Betting, Yankton Casino Bills

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Two bills that would let South Dakota voters decide on two key areas of gambling expansion advanced in the State Senate this week. Senate Joint Resolution 2 would establish a referendum to legalize sports betting at Deadwood casinos. It was approved by the Senate in a 18-14 vote and now heads to the House for…Read More

Minnesota Legislator Introduces Bill to Legalize Sports Betting at Tribal Casinos

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Minnesota Representative Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) has introduced a new bill that would legalize sports betting at tribal gaming facilities in the state, but it’s an open question as to whether or not Native American tribes want anything to do with it. The legislation would not allow sports betting anywhere else in the state, and would…Read More

Florida Senate President Galvano Wants Sports Betting, Gambling Reforms But Path Now Littered With Pitfalls

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Florida Senate President Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton) is not only planning a bill that would legalize sports betting in the Sunshine State, he wants to introduce another comprehensive gambling reform package, of the type that has failed over the past few years, Florida Politics reports. While Galvano’s efforts to reform Florida’s gambling laws have stalled in consecutive…Read More

Paul Phua on Trial in Macau for Illegal Sports Betting

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The illegal sports betting trial of former junket operator and high-stakes poker player Paul Phua got underway in Macau this week. Phua is accused by authorities in the gambling hub of being the ringleader of an alleged high-stakes betting ring that is believed to have operated from several rooms at the Wynn Macau during the…Read More

Voters in New York Support and Oppose Online Sports Betting in Equal Measure, Says Poll

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Voters in New York State are split right down the middle when it comes to the question of legalizing online sports betting. That’s according to a new poll conducted by Siena College, which found that 44 percent favored digital wagering and 44 percent were against it, with 12 percent undecided or indifferent. New York residents…Read More