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Host England Heavily Favored Over New Zealand in Sunday’s Cricket World Cup Final

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England will have the chance to win its first Cricket World Cup on Sunday, when it takes on New Zealand in the tournament final at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The hosts will enter the final match as a significant favorite, with FanDuel Sportsbook posting England as a -350 pick over New Zealand (+245). Both…Read More

New Hampshire Becomes Sixth State to Enact Sports Betting Law in 2019, Features Both Retail and Online Options

New Hampshire became the latest state to allow sports betting when Gov. Chris Sununu signed House Bill 480 into law on Friday. With that, New Hampshire became the sixth state this year to legalize sports betting and the 16th state overall. The state’s lottery will manage it, through the newly created sports wagering division that…Read More

Serena Williams, Djokovic Favored in Wimbledon Finals, But Halep, Federer Won’t Go Down Easy

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Tennis fans will be treated to two exciting finals at Wimbledon this weekend, as Serena Williams takes on Simona Halep on Saturday before Novak Djokovic battles Roger Federer on Sunday. According to Bovada, Williams is a -210 favorite over Halep (+165), while Djokovic (-190) has the advantage over Federer (+150). Williams Has Chance to Tie…Read More

Houston Rockets NBA Odds Shorten on Chris Paul for Russell Westbrook Trade

Houston Rockets NBA odds Russell Westbrook

The odds on the Houston Rockets winning the team’s first NBA championship since 1995 are becoming shorter in Las Vegas following the bombshell trade for superstar point guard and 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook. Westbrook will reteam with another MVP, James Harden, who won the award in 2018. The two played together in Oklahoma City for…Read More

12 Million Kenyans Given 48 Hours to Withdraw Funds as Government Shuts Down Betting Industry

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A tax fight between the Kenyan government and the country’s multimillion-dollar betting industry escalated suddenly on Wednesday as the government took the most drastic option available. Kenya’s Betting Control and Licensing Board has ordered telecommunications companies to effectively dismantle the industry by eradicating the short codes and paybill numbers that underpin it. Some 27 betting…Read More

UFC Fight Night 155: Even Without Big Names, Competitive Fights Offer Action for Bettors

UFC Fight Night 155

UFC Fight Night 155 doesn’t have a lot of star power, especially when compared to last week’s UFC 239. But that doesn’t mean there won’t be fights worth watching or betting on, especially when it comes to the main event encounter between women’s bantamweight contenders Germaine de Randamie and Aspen Ladd. The undefeated Ladd (-165)…Read More

Ohio Racinos Surpass $1B in Net Revenues in FY19 as Horsemen Envision Future with Sports Betting

Ohio officials are praising racinos for setting a net revenue record of more than $1 billion during the recent fiscal year as the state is also considering proposals to legalize sports betting. The Ohio Lottery Commission announced the approximately $1.05 billion total this week. It represents net revenues — from the seven racinos in the…Read More

Arizona Downs Plans to Resume Horse Racing Next Weekend After Landing New Investor

Less than two weeks after Arizona Downs owners announced they would end their initial meet early, the Prescott Valley is ready to get back to racing. Track officials plan to resume thoroughbred racing on July 20, with racing taking place every weekend through Labor Day. On Thursday, the Arizona Racing Commission will review the Downs…Read More

FanDuel Seeks to Open Sportsbooks at Two Indiana Casinos, Also Offer Online Sports Betting

FanDuel is once again ready to expand its sports betting operations as the company has filed paperwork with the Indiana Gaming Commission to operate retail and online sportsbooks. Pending approval by the Indiana Gaming Commission, FanDuel seeks to operate the books at two casinos at the opposite ends of the state. Those properties, the Blue…Read More

Colorado Could Hydrate Water Budget With Sports Gambling Revenue

Colorado voters will decide on a ballot initiative this fall that could bring legal sports wagering to the state and although that revenue has not started rolling in, politicians have already identified a use for it. The state’s legislature, which is majority controlled by Democrats, and Gov. Jared Polis, also a Democrat, previously signed into…Read More

Indiana Casinos, Vendors Already Lining Up for Sports Betting Licenses as State Releases Draft Regulations

It’s been a busy start to July for the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC). As a new law that allows sports betting took effect at the beginning of the month, the IGC released the first draft of temporary regulations for public review. In addition, it began accepting license applications from the casinos, racinos, off-track betting parlor,…Read More

Mohawk Nation Teams Up with Stars Group on New York Sports Book, Stars Eyes Future Online Potential

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The Saint Regis Mohawk Nation of New York will partner with the Stars Group to bring sports betting to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort in the northern part of the state near the Canadian border. The tribe said Tuesday it had started construction on what will be known as “Stick’s Sports Bar & Sports Book.”…Read More

DC Council Passes $215M Online Sports Betting Sole-Source Contract in Tense Meeting

By a 7-5 vote, the District of Columbia Council approved a controversial sole-source contract with Intralot that will allow the Greek gaming company to manage the District’s online sports betting application for the next five years. Intralot, which also manages the DC Lottery, will receive up to $215 million, according to the resolution. However, the…Read More

DraftKings Using Wimbledon to Roll Out New In-Game Product to Online Bettors

Since Wimbledon began nine days ago, DraftKings has used the prestigious tennis tournament to launch a new in-game betting product. So far, representatives with the US sportsbook has been more than pleased with what they’ve seen. Flash Bet is designed to enable bettors to place quick wagers on the outcome of plays, and if they…Read More

MLB Star Justin Verlander Questions Game Integrity, Says League Juicing Balls for More Offense

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MLB superstar pitcher Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros didn’t hold back in criticizing league officials for what he believes is their implementation of juiced baseballs in order to spur more offense. It’s a startling allegation from one of the game’s highest profile stars, as MLB continues to stress the importance of protecting its integrity…Read More

Sportradar to Provide Real-Time Betting Data to Streaming Service Tied to Capitals, Wizards

Washington-based Monumental Sports Network announced on Monday that it reached an agreement to get real-time statistical feeds, including gambling data, from Sportradar. The subscription-based streaming network is owned by Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE), the same company that owns the National Basketball Association’s Washington Wizards and the National Hockey League’s Washington Capitals. The announcement comes…Read More

125/1 Golfer Wins PGA Tour 3M Open, 20-Year-Old Matthew Wolff Fends Off Bryson DeChambeau

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The PGA Tour has a new winner, and his name is Matthew Wolff, a 20-year-old who fended off a Sunday charge from Bryson DeChambeau in stylish fashion at the 3M Open. Just moments after DeChambeau made an eagle on the 18th to go up by one, Wolff rolled in a 26-footer for his own three…Read More

Mets Rookie Pete Alonso, Pittsburgh Slugger Josh Bell Favored to Win 2019 MLB Home Run Derby

Major League Baseball starts its All-Star Break on Monday with one of its most popular events: The Home Run Derby. Eight players will step into the batter’s box at Cleveland’s Progressive Field. They’ll face off in a single-elimination tournament format, with the winner walking away with a $1 million prize. The players looking to go…Read More

DC Council to Vote on Intralot Sports Betting Contract Tuesday Amid Fresh Conflict of Interest Allegations

Intralot

The Council of the District of Columbia will vote Tuesday on whether to award a controversial $215 million sports betting contract to Greek gaming operator Intralot, or whether to start over, this time with a competitive bidding process. In the meantime, more questions are being asked about the motivations of Councilman Jack Evans, the main…Read More

After Hawthorne Deal in Illinois, PointsBet Still Looking to Grow in Expanding US Sports Betting Market

The ink Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker used to sign the bill legalizing sports betting in his state had barely dried by the time PointsBet and Hawthorne Race Course announced their partnership last week. The Australian-based sportsbook, which entered the US market earlier this year, announced a 20-year agreement with the Chicagoland horse racing venue. The…Read More

Puerto Rico Online, In-Person Sports Betting Proposal Likely to Soon Get Approval from Gov. Ricardo Rossello

Legal sports betting is moving ahead in Puerto Rico as legislation probably will be signed promptly by Gov. Ricardo Rossello. It is seen as a way to promote tourism and improve the Caribbean island’s struggling economy. A bill — PC2038 — was approved by the US territory’s legislature last weekend. It will allow for athletic…Read More

LA Clippers Become NBA Title Favorites After Landing Leonard, George in Shocking Deals

The NBA Free Agency sweepstakes featured one whopper of a finish this weekend as a surprise suitor ended up not only nabbing one of the biggest names in the game but a critical complementary player as well to become the new favorite to win next year’s title. News broke early Saturday that Kawhi Leonard, fresh…Read More

Copa America, Gold Cup Finals Round Out Full Day of Soccer for Bettors Sunday

Copa America Gold Cup

The Women’s World Cup final may be the biggest sporting event in the world on Sunday, but soccer fans will have plenty more to watch after a world champion is crowned, as both the Copa America and Gold Cup finals have also been scheduled for July 7. Brazil (-1100) is a heavy favorite to put…Read More

United States Favored Over Underrated Netherlands in Women’s World Cup Final

The United States will enter the Women’s World Cup final as the clear pick to lift the trophy for the fourth time, but Netherlands is unlikely to be an easy out for the Americans. Team USA is a strong -500 favorite to win the Women’s World Cup according to DraftKings Sportsbook, with the Netherlands listed…Read More

Teen Sensation Coco Gauff Returns to Wimbledon Monday After Epic Comeback Victory in Third Round

Wimbledon resumes play on Monday, and all eyes for certain will be watching Cori “Coco” Gauff, tennis’ newest sensation. The 15-year-old, who faces No. 7-seed Simona Halep in a fourth-round match Monday, will be hard-pressed to duplicate her feats from the first week of the tournament. She won her first two matches in straight sets,…Read More