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Missouri Governor Sex and Blackmail Scandal Threatens to Bury Sports Betting Push

Missouri governor Eric Greitens

Sports betting is unlikely to pass in Missouri this year, according to the sponsor of a bill that aims to bring sports books to the riverboat casinos of the Show-Me State. In fact, State Representative Bart Korman (R-District 42) doesn’t see much legislation passing at all this year, thanks to an extraordinary sex scandal currently…Read More

NFL Odds Released for Week One, Patriots Super Bowl Favorites

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NFL odds in Las Vegas and online were released for week one just hours after the league unveiled the 2018 regular season schedule. The champion Philadelphia Eagles kick off their title defense by hosting the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL season opener on Thursday night, September 6. The Westgate SuperBook has the Birds a 3.5-point…Read More

Nevada Governor Sandoval Spearheads Push to Bring More Major Sporting Events to Las Vegas

Brian Sandoval supports Vegas sports

The Las Vegas Golden Knights have defied all odds in their explosive first season and it seems even Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has caught “Knight Fever.” On Wednesday, Sandoval signed an executive order that established the Southern Nevada Sporting Event Committee, a body that aims to bring major sporting events like the NFL Southern Draft,…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Sweep Kings In First Round of NHL Playoffs

Vegas Golden Knights playoffs

The Vegas Golden Knights emphatically punched their ticket into the second round of the NHL Playoffs by sweeping the Los Angeles Kings 4-0 in their first round series. The Golden Knights finished off the Kings after Brayden McNabb scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory Tuesday in Los Angeles. All four victories for the…Read More

Players’ Unions Demand Seat at Sports Betting Table, Further Expands Regulatory Complexities

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The players’ unions representing the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL said in a joint statement this week that its members should have a voice in determining the future of sports betting laws should a change come to the current federal ban. “Given the pending Supreme Court decision regarding the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act…Read More

PGA Tour Commissioner Voices Support for Legalized Sports Betting

PGA Tour sports betting PASPA

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan revealed this week that should a change come to the current federal sports betting ban, the professional golf organization would embrace allowing wagers to be placed legally on its tournaments. Speaking with USA Today SPORTS, Monahan’s comments are the first public revelation made by the commissioner in regards to the…Read More

Oklahoma OK’s Ball and Dice Games but No Dice for Sports Betting

Oklahoma casinos get craps and roulette

Oklahoma legalized craps and roulette at its tribal casinos this week when Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 3375 into law, shorn of a provision that would have legalized sports betting. The provision which would have permitted casinos to open sports books in the event that the US Supreme Court strikes down PASPA, as expected,…Read More

NBA Playoffs Finally Have Early Round Excitement, Odds Favor Warriors, Rockets, Cavs

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The NBA Playoffs tip off on Saturday, and for the first time in several years, the Finals matchup doesn’t seem to be a foregone conclusion. Online sportsbook Bovada still likes the Golden State Warriors chances of winning the Larry O’Brien Trophy, which would be their third NBA title in four years. The internet casino has…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Win First Playoff Game, City Relishes in Team Success

Vegas Golden Knights NHL odds

The Vegas Golden Knights continue to defy the odds. On Wednesday night, the expansion team in its debut season won its First Round opening game against the Los Angeles Kings in a 1-0 shutout. Vegas finished the NHL regular season with the fifth most points (109), won the Pacific Division, and is the first pro…Read More

New York State Bill Would Establish Sports Betting Task Force, Empire State Taking Slow and Steady Approach to Possible PASPA Overturn

NY Assemblyman Clyde Vanel

A bill introduced to the New York State Assembly on Tuesday proposes the formation of a special legislative task force to develop regulations for sports betting should the US Supreme Court opt to kill the federal law (PASPA) that prohibits it. New York Assemblyman Clyde Vanel’s A10322 would establish a ten-person team drawn from the…Read More

Roma Shocks Barcelona, Kicks Champions League Favorites Out

Roma Barcelona Champions League

Some Roma fans felt their Champions League season was over, and the team should simply lay down during their second leg match against Barcelona. The players felt otherwise. The 32-team Champions League is into the quarterfinals, but after a 4-1 loss to La Liga leader Barca in the first leg, the chances of Roma advancing…Read More

Push to Resurrect Horseracing in Kansas Gathers Pace with Promise of Tax Cuts for Racetracks

Kansas horseracing at the Woodlands

Despite the state’s rich historical ties to the sport, horseracing doesn’t exist in Kansas anymore. But a legislative push to bring its iconic, shuttered racetracks back from the dead is, at least, reaching a steady canter. Kansas legalized parimutuel betting in 1986 – surprisingly late for a state that had been the home to a…Read More

Masters Longshot Patrick Reed Scores Major Win for Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Patrick Reed Masters odds sportsbooks

Patrick Reed was at 40/1 to win the Masters on Wednesday night. Sunday evening, he was donning the green jacket in Augusta, Georgia, after successfully fending off final round charges from some of the game’s biggest stars. Jordan Spieth, who entered the week ranked #4 in the world and attracted some of the most money…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Push Costs State $7.2 Million in Legal Fees

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New Jersey’s effort to allow sports betting at its Atlantic City casinos and state horse racetracks has cost roughly $7.2 million in legal fees since 2012. State lawmakers and attorneys are challenging the constitutionality of the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). They argue that the law violates anti-commandeering interpretations of…Read More

Conor McGregor ‘Going to Jail,’ Says UFC President Dana White After Bus Attack

Conor McGregor bus attack UFC odds

Conor McGregor has been charged in New York with three counts of assault and a single count of criminal mischief after the UFC superstar allegedly attacked a bus at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. According to reports from various news sources including MMAJunkie, McGregor and his entourage of roughly 20 were granted access to the…Read More