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Rafael Nadal Favored to Win 12th Career French Open Championship

French Open Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal may have struggled to begin the season, but the Spanish legend is now widely expected to win the French Open at Roland Garros. FanDuel Sportsbook has given Nadal -110 odds of winning the tournament, making him a slight favorite over the entire field to win the tournament. Nadal Back in Form After Slow…Read More

Online-Only Sports Betting Now Legal in Tennessee as Gov. Lee Returns Bill Unsigned

Sports betting became legal in Tennessee on Friday afternoon, when Gov. Bill Lee returned HB0001 unsigned 10 days after receiving it from the General Assembly. The move had been expected as the governor’s spokesman indicated last month. In a statement Friday, Lee said he did not think sports betting was in the state’s best interests,…Read More

Raptors on the Cusp of NBA Finals, but Handicappers, Bettors Not Quite Convinced

Toronto overcame a 14-point first half deficit and needed a big rally in the fourth quarter to win Thursday night’s Game 5 105-99 at Milwaukee. Now, after losing the first two games of the NBA’s Eastern Conference final, the Raptors find themselves on the brink on their first-ever appearance in the NBA Finals. But, while…Read More

Illinois Governor Pritzker Quashes DraftKings, FanDuel TV Campaign Attacking Rush Street Gaming


An Illinois TV spot bankrolled by DraftKings and FanDuel that attacked casino owner Neil Bluhm has been axed just a day after its launch, apparently at the behest of the state’s governor J.B. Pritzker. It seems Pritzker doesn’t want Illinois’ conversation about sports betting to descend into a pitched battle between rival stakeholders. Bluhm’s Rush…Read More

West Virginia Approves DraftKings for Mobile Sports Betting; Lottery Director Expects Launch Next Week

West Virginia could be back in the mobile sports betting business as soon as next week as the state’s Lottery Commission gave approval for the DraftKings app to launch statewide. Randy Burnside, the lottery’s public relations manager, confirmed to that the commission made the decision at its monthly meeting on Wednesday. In an interview…Read More

Blues Set to Face Bruins for Stanley Cup; St. Louis Bettor Four Wins Away from $100K

The National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup Final starts on Monday with a pair of teams that seemed unlikely participants as recently as early January. The Boston Bruins will host the St. Louis Blues for Game 1 on Memorial Day. On Jan. 2, the Bruins found themselves in third place in the Atlantic Division. While they…Read More

Oddsmakers Make Pacquiao an Underdog Against Thurman in July Title Bout

Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will step into the ring this summer almost assuredly as an underdog in his fight against fellow champion Keith Thurman, but the 40-year-old Filipino boxing legend said he’s looking forward to the fight. Pacquiao, who holds the World Boxing Association’s World Welterweight belt, is 61-7-2 in his career. However, he’s going…Read More

Las Vegas Sport Bettor and Jeopardy! Phenom James Holzhauer Makes It 24 in a Row

James Holzhauer

Professional sports bettor turned record-smashing Jeopardy! phenomenon James Holzhauer booked his 24th consecutive win on the long-running game show Tuesday, taking his total winnings to an extraordinary $1,867,142. That’s the second largest winning streak ever in the show’s 55-year history — and by a long chalk. Holzhauer has surpassed the previously second-placed guy — computer…Read More

Latest College Football Odds Show Alabama, Clemson Once Again as Title Favorites

The first college football games of the 2019 season are still three months away from kicking off. However, the Westgate SuperBook has released updated odds this week on who will take home the national championship. Here’s a hint: the two schools who have faced each other in three of the last four College Football Playoff…Read More

Despite Injuries, Warriors Advance to NBA Finals, Favored to Win Third Straight Title

The Golden State Warriors are once again going to the NBA Finals. The Warriors earned their fifth straight trip to the championship series by beating Portland 119-117 in overtime Monday night to sweep the best-of-seven Western Conference Final. Steph Curry scored 37 points while posting 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Warriors, and…Read More

Pro Bettor ‘Vegas Dave’ Oancea Walks Free But Barred from Nevada Sports Books For Three Years

Vegas Dave

Professional sports bettor “Vegas Dave” Oancea walked out of a Las Vegas courtroom a free man Thursday, having been indicted in April 2017 on 19 felony charges for allegedly using bogus social security numbers to open player accounts at casinos. Prosecutors had accused of Oancea of using other people’s social security numbers to conceal winnings…Read More

Disney Now Part Owner of DraftKings After 20th Century Fox Acquisition

The Walt Disney Company is now a part owner of DraftKings. When the global media giant announced its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox two months ago, it also received Fox’s share of the daily fantasy sports company, which started its own sportsbook in August. The news was first reported by John Wall Street,…Read More

Brooks Koepka Avoids Disaster to Win PGA; Now Becomes US Open Favorite

Brooks Koepka made history entering Sunday with a seven-stroke lead after three rounds at the PGA Championship. He nearly made history again on Sunday, although not nearly in a good way. Koepka bogeyed four straight holes on the back nine Sunday and watched his seemingly insurmountable lead evaporate to a single stroke. Nonetheless, he was…Read More

Parx Anticipates June Rollout for Mobile Sports Betting; Penn. Board OKs Mohegan Sun Sportsbook

Pennsylvania is getting closer to offering mobile sports betting and other online gaming activities. Earlier this week, representatives from Greenwood Racing gave a presentation to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in seeking a renewal of its gaming license. The company runs Parx Casino and Racetrack in Bensalem Township, which is about 20 miles northeast of…Read More

Brooks Koepka Takes Commanding Lead Into Third Round of PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka PGA Championship

Brooks Koepka shot a 5-under 65 to go to 12-under-par after two rounds of the PGA Championship, giving himself a seven-shot lead over Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott. The gulf between Koepka and the rest of the field has made him a massive favorite to win the tournament, with FanDuel Sportsbook making Koepka a -340…Read More