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Legal Sports Betting Will Pump Billions Into Big Four Pro Leagues

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The NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL stand to collectively see revenues grow by more than $4 billion thanks to the liberalization of sports betting in the United States. That’s according to a new study from Nielsen Sports commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA). The research analyzed revenue streams that will most benefit from the…Read More

Virginia Joins Neighbor Washington DC in Race to Legalize Sports Betting in 2019

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Virginia could legalize sports betting by next July, according to State Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church). Simon says he is working on a bill, to be introduced in January, which he hopes will do just that, along with a companion bill to establishing a framework of consumer rights for a future sports gambling market. “I…Read More

Michigan vs. Michigan State Headlines College Football Week 8

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No. 6 Michigan (6-1) travels to in-state rival No. 24 Michigan State (4-2) on Saturday in what is poised to be the college football game of the week. Four games feature two teams ranked in the Top 25, but the Big 10 matchup is expected to generate the most Las Vegas betting action. Michigan State…Read More

US Legal Sportsbetting Gaining More Support, University Survey Research Shows

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A recent study from East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research shows that legalized sports betting has plenty of fans among the American populace. The poll — which was part of the university’s recent “Life, Liberty, and Happiness” survey — reveals that 47 percent of the 1,152 US residents surveyed believe in legal sports betting,…Read More

SugarHouse Casino Drops Golden Nugget Over NBA Sports Betting Ban in New Jersey

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Pennsylvania’s SugarHouse casino is bailing on its New Jersey sports betting partner, the Golden Nugget, because the Nugget is forbidden from offering NBA betting under New Jersey gambling laws. As an out-of-state company, SugarHouse parent Rush Street Gaming was required to team up with an Atlantic City land-based casino license-holder to enter the New Jersey…Read More

Pennsylvania Casino Revenue Stagnant, as Gaming Expansion Continues in Commonwealth

Pennsylvania casino revenue dropped nearly one percent last month at the state’s 12 casinos, and that poses problems as gaming expansion continues across the Commonwealth. Table games revenue fell 4.37 percent in September to $72.3 million, while gross gaming revenue (GGR) from slot machines increased 0.4 percent to $169.2 million. Combined, the casinos won $268.5…Read More

Washington, DC Sports Betting Bill Gets City Council Boost at Public Hearing

A Washington, DC public hearing on legalized sports betting this week brought new energy to the issue, as city council members continued their push to get on board before neighboring cities do. Councilman Jack Evans — the bill’s sponsor — outlined why the race is key. If we can get up and running before Maryland…Read More

Philly Mobster Joey Merlino Gets Two Years for Illegal Gambling Ops

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“Skinny” Joey Merlino — reputed by some to be the boss of the Philadelphia Mob — was sentenced to two years in prison by a Manhattan judge on Wednesday for operating illegal gambling. In sentencing, Judge Richard J. Sullivan said there was evidence to suggest Merlino was no longer the ruthless Mafia boss of the mid-1990s…Read More

5Dimes Sports Book Owner Reported Missing in Costa Rica, Possibly Kidnapped

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Police in Costa Rica have confirmed they are investigating the disappearance of William Sean Creighton, a US ex-pat and owner of the 5Dimes online sports book. Chief of the Judiciary Investigative Police Walter Espinoza said at a press conference Tuesday he had not ruled out kidnapping, although he emphasized that police had not received nor…Read More

New Mexico Tribal Casino Launches State’s First Legal Sports Book

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The Santa Ana Pueblo tribe launched sports betting Tuesday at its Santa Ana Star Casino, in partnership with Nevada-based USBookmaking. In doing so, New Mexico became the sixth US state to offer full-scale, legal sports betting and the fifth since the striking down of PASPA. The launch was a low key affair, with none of…Read More

Nevada Gaming Regulators Consider Interstate Sports Betting, But Federal Wire Act May Impede Action

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Nevada gaming regulators are wrestling with the idea of allowing casinos to accept sports wagers from customers living in other states where the gambling activity is legal. Of course, the decision comes with a host of legal concerns. Proposed amendments to Regulation 22 of the Nevada Gaming Control Act would modify the directive that “a…Read More

Miami Dolphins Secretly Battling Florida’s Amendment 3

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The Miami Dolphins are quietly opposing a Florida ballot initiative that would hand voters the exclusive right to decide whether to authorize casino gambling. Among a list of names that have made campaign donations to Citizens for the Truth About Amendment 3 (CTAA) — a political action committee opposing the controversial amendment — is “South…Read More

Paddy Power Betfair Fined £2.2 Million for Failing to Detect Criminal Gambling Sprees

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UK regulators have fined Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) £2.2 million ($2.9 million), after the operator failed to stop two customers from gambling “significant sums” of stolen money on the Betfair betting exchange. According to The Guardian, one of these customers was Simon Price, the former chief executive of Birmingham Dogs Home, in the UK’s Midlands…Read More

Sports Bettor Risks $67K on Golden State Warriors to Make NBA Playoffs for $670 Net Win

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A $67,736.25 bet on the Golden State Warriors making the NBA Playoffs this year was placed in September at the Westgate SuperBook. Should the ticket slip pay, the gambler stands to take home net proceeds of $677.35. Barring Armageddon, there’s seemingly no way the Warriors don’t reach the postseason next spring. But still, is it…Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Boxing Odds Have ‘Money’ Heavy Favorite

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Boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov are responsible for Conor McGregor’s last two defeats, and now the two are considering squaring off in a fight of their own. Less than two weeks after his rear-naked choke submission over McGregor during UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nurmagomedov is challenging Mayweather…Read More