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‘Worst Case Scenario’ Wager Slash on FOBTs Pummels UK Bookmaker Stocks

Matt Hancock

British sports books are seeing their stocks plummet, as media reports that fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) wagers will be cut from maximums of £100 ($140) down to £2 ($2.80) swirl in the UK. The long-awaited decision is having a negative impact on the bookmakers’ London Stock Exchange (LSE) shares, as government’s plans to slash the maximum stakes…Read More

Eagles Fly Into Super Bowl as Biggest Underdog Since 2009, Patriots Favored by Nearly a Touchdown

Eagles Patriots odds Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will meet in Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 4. One team is there for the fourth time in seven years, and looks to defend its ownership of the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Then there’s the Eagles, a team that hasn’t played in the…Read More

Paddy Power Adjusts Odds for Final 20 Cities Vying to Be Future Home of Amazon HQ2

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is a popular man these days as cities try to woo him and his new company headquarters. (Image: The Verge) Jeff Bezos

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and fourth most valuable company in history, announced on Thursday that it had pared down its list of civic suitors from 238 to 20 in pursuit of a new home for its corporate headquarters. The big cut had internet gambling site Paddy Power adjusting its odds accordingly on who…Read More

Rhode Island Governor’s Budget Proposal Includes Revenue from Sports Betting

Rhode Island sports betting

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo faced criticism both from fellow Democrats and Republicans across the aisle after submitting a budget plan that relied on several assumptions, including revenue from legalized sports betting. Raimondo shared her $9.4 billion budget for the 2019 fiscal year earlier this week. While sports betting makes up a small portion of…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Rooting for Jacksonville Jaguars to Win Super Bowl

Las Vegas sportsbooks Jacksonville Jaguars

Las Vegas sportsbooks are pulling for the Jacksonville Jaguars to win Super Bowl LII. Despite the team having the longest preseason odds of winning the NFL’s biggest game, there were so few preseason bets that the team is still the best-case scenario for two major oddsmakers. As the Championship Round of the NFL Playoffs kicks…Read More

PGA Tour Members Tee-Off on ‘Laughable’ Sports Integrity Program

PGA Tour Integrity Program

As the PGA Tour gets back into full swing with complete fields, players are being forced to watch an anti-gambling video prior to teeing off in their first tournament in 2018. Some of their reviews on the video have been less than favorable. The PGA Tour’s Integrity Program, which was announced last fall and officially…Read More

Trout Reels in Largest MLB Salary, Angels Improve World Series Odds

Mike Trout

Mike Trout is finding out it’s nice to be the biggest fish in the pond. The Los Angeles Angels outfielder is now the highest paid player in Major League Baseball and will earn $34 million next season. His team also improved their chances to win the World Series. They opened as a 50-1 selection to…Read More

Early Super Bowl Bets Popping Up, Sports Books Sticking with Patriots

Tom Brady

Though there are two games this weekend to decide who will go to Super Bowl LII on Feb. 2 in Minneapolis, MN some online sports books have already posted odds for potential matchups. Much like the rest of the year they are solidly leaning towards the New England Patriots. Bovada.lv thinks the defending champions will…Read More

Abu Dhabi Favorite Dustin Johnson Stumbles in First Round

Dustin Johnson

He was installed as the 9-2 favorite at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship but a lackluster 72 in the first round put him six shots behind the leaders on Thursday. It was the first round in the last five that he didn’t post an under-par score. Because of his even par in the opening round…Read More

Promoter Says Manny Pacquiao Close to April Fight in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao

Most legislators visit with constituents or family when a Congressional session is in recess but Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao might be in the boxing ring. Promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that he is working with ESPN to bring the fighter to Las Vegas to fight an undisclosed opponent on April 21. Pacquiao hasn’t fought since…Read More

Phil Mickelson Enters First PGA Tour Event of Year as 22-1 Selection

Phil mickelson

It is a tournament he has won twice and Phil Mickelson decided it was the place he wanted to make his 2018 PGA Tour debut. The 47 year old is a 22-1 pick to win the CareerBuilder Challenge for the third time. The event begins on Thursday and is played on three different courses in…Read More

Industry-Backed Fantasy Sports Bill Under Consideration in Nebraska

Nebraska fantasy sports bill

Lawmakers in Nebraska are debating the merits of a bill that would add new regulations to daily fantasy sports sites, a move that is supported by industry leaders such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The bill, introduced by State Senator Tyson Larson (R-O’Neill), would add regulations to sites that are already openly operating within the state….Read More

Gamblers, Oddsmakers Let Out Collective Groan After Vikings Miraculous Victory

Stefon Diggs

Football fans might have cheered at the ending of Sunday’s Minnesota-New Orleans NFC Divisional playoff game, but the outcome elicited a chorus of boos from gamblers and oddsmakers. Most of the bettors who were holding winning tickets with 10 seconds remaining watched in horror as the Vikings scored a last-second touchdown to ruin betting slips…Read More

Atlantic City Courting Sporting Events in Anticipation of Operating Sports Books

Chris Howard

With the possibility of sports betting becoming legalized in New Jersey Atlantic City is wasting no time luring professional events to the boardwalk. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority announced last Friday that The Professional Bull Riders tour, Division I men’s college basketball and a Bear Grylls survival challenge will come between September and December to…Read More

New England Patriots Large Favorite in AFC Championship, Minnesota Picked to Beat Philadelphia

Tom Brady

New England opened as a 9-point pick to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship, while Minnesota is a 3 ½-point selection to defeat Philadelphia in the NFC Championship. Both the Patriots and the Vikings are the top picks in their conference to win the Super Bowl. The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots have…Read More