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Legal Montana Sports Betting a Pen Stroke Away as Two Bills Reach Governor’s Desk

Montana is expected to become the first state to legalize sports betting in 2019, after two bills were propelled to Democratic governor Steve Bullock’s desk on Thursday. The two bills are not mutually exclusive, and the governor could potentially sign one or both into law. Lawmakers do not expect Bullock to veto both, but there…Read More

Sports Bettor James Holzhauer Sets Another ‘Jeopardy!’ Record, Chasing All-Time Leader Ken Jennings

James Holzhauer Jeopardy! winner Las Vegas

Las Vegas sports bettor James Holzhauer might need to find a new home in Southern California, as the 34-year-old’s historic run on Jeopardy! now stands at 10 games. On Wednesday’s episode, Holzhauer broke his own one-day record by winning $131,127. He went a perfect 40 for 40 during the competition. Jeopardy! is taped on the Sony…Read More

Champions League Favorite Man City Crashes Out in Crazy Quarter Final vs Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur progressed to the semifinals of the Champions league at the expense of former favorite Manchester City on Wednesday night in a breathtaking seven-goal thriller in which VAR (video-assistant referee) played a starring role. It’s hard to recall a game of soccer so heart-stoppingly dramatic and with so much at stake. Trailing 1-0 after…Read More

Pete Rose MLB Hall of Fame Support Dwindling Despite Expansion of Legal Sports Betting

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Pete Rose remains barred from National Baseball Hall of Fame consideration, and support for his reinstatement is dwindling, a new poll concludes. The latest from the Seton Hall Sports Poll finds that 52 percent of Americans surveyed say Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred should lift his ineligibility ban to allow baseball’s all-time hit…Read More

New Jersey Smashed Online Gaming Revenue Records in March, Mobile Sports Betting Proves Game Changer

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New Jersey online gaming revenues continued their eye-popping upward trajectory in March, almost hitting the $40 million mark, according to figures newly released by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). Overall revenues not including online sports betting came in at $39,134,380, a record for the sector, beating the previous best by more than $5…Read More

English Soccer Legend Accused of Placing 140 Bets on Matches as Club Owner

England’s soccer community was turned upside down Tuesday as the country’s Football Association leveled gambling charges against one of its greatest players. The governing body alleged Paul Scholes placed 140 bets on games from August 2015 to this January. That period is long after the midfielder retired from his storied career at Manchester United. However,…Read More

Indiana Sports Betting Bill Moves Minus Mobile, Senate Wants It Back

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The Indiana House of Representatives overwhelming approved a gambling package Monday that would legalize sports betting in the Hoosier State — but not before it was stripped of a provision that would have authorized mobile betting. The House approved the packag —  which would also permit the movement onto dry land of two Gary floating…Read More

‘Jeopardy!’ Win Streak Continues for Las Vegas Sports Bettor, James Holzhauer Now Second All-Time Winningest Player

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“Jeopardy!” player James Holzhauer – a self-described professional sports bettor in Las Vegas – has now won more than $460,000 in just eight games, which makes him the gameshow’s second all-time winningest player. Holzhauer’s historic streak has been unlike anything ever seen on the long-running syndicated trivia TV program. On April 9, he set the…Read More

Tiger Woods Masters Victory Major Loss for Sportsbooks, Bettor Wins $1.19M

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Tiger Woods won his fifth green jacket on Sunday, and the 15-time major winner’s storied comeback delivered oddsmakers a devastating result. The most notable bet was an $85,000 wager made through William Hill at 14/1 odds. With Woods’ victory Sunday, the ticket slip became worth $1,190,000. The sports betting operator said the wager was placed…Read More

Golden State Heavy First Round Favorites over Clippers as NBA Playoffs Start Saturday

There is never really such a thing as a sure bet, but oddsmakers think the Golden State Warriors advancing out of the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs is close to it. The Warriors, the two-time defending world champions and this year’s top seed in the Western Conference, aren’t just heavy favorites to…Read More

Two Interim Championship Fights Headline UFC 236 Saturday in Atlanta

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Four contenders will have the chance to get their hands on interim title belts on Saturday during UFC 236 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Max Holloway will face Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight championship in the main event, while Kelvin Gastelum and Israel Adesanya will battle for the interim middleweight crown…Read More

Masters Odds: Tiger Woods Favorite in Bunched Leaderboard Heading Into Weekend Play

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The Masters heads into the weekend with a jam-packed leaderboard, as five players are tied for the lead at -7 par. Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, 2013 Masters champ Adam Scott, and Louis Oosthuizen sit atop the leaderboard. But there are two familiar names one shot back: Dustin Johnson, and 14-time major winner Tiger…Read More

Ohio House Bill Calls for State Lottery to Run Sports Betting at Casinos, Racinos

Two Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting and allow the state’s lottery to manage it. On Tuesday, state Reps. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) unveiled their proposal that calls for the creation of a Sports Gaming Advisory Board. The lawmakers hope to generate additional funding for public education…Read More

North Carolina Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sports Betting for Tribal Operators

North Carolina sports betting

On Tuesday, a North Carolina sports betting bill received an emphatic thumbs up from the State Senate, moving one step closer to establishing legal sports books in the state – or at least in one tiny corner of it. Sen. Jim Davis’ (R-50th) bill would permit casinos run by Native American tribes to offer sports…Read More

PointsBet U.S. Announces New Sports Betting Policy to Attract Sharps, Seeks to Expand

PointsBet U.S. announced on Wednesday it would enforce a new policy aimed at attracting professional and other high dollar bettors to make their sports betting wagers in an American market. Effective immediately, the New Jersey online sportsbook said it will accept bets to win on games where the “minimum bet-to-win amount” is $10,000 from any…Read More

Masters Betting: Tiger Woods Attracts Most Money, Rickie Fowler Prints Most Tickets

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More money is on Tiger Woods for the 2019 Masters – which tees off the first round in a matter of hours – than any other golfer in the 87-player field. Westgate SuperBook oddsmaker Jeff Sherman says Woods has garnered the most money. Rickie Fowler is next, followed by Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, and Brooks…Read More

Indiana Legislative Committee Takes on Gambling Expansion, Full House To Consider Bill on Thursday

In Indiana, a far-reaching gambling bill will hit the House of Representatives on Thursday for a vote. Already heavily amended by the Ways and Means Committee, the bill now includes a 9.5 percent tax on sports betting revenue and provides a new casino license for the Terre Haute area. The updated Senate Bill 552 was backed…Read More

Los Angeles Lakers President Magic Johnson Resigns Following Disappointing Season, LeBron Shocked

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The Los Angeles Lakers scored last off-season’s biggest prize: LeBron James. But fast-forward nine months, and the purple and gold shockingly won’t be one of the 16 teams going to the NBA Playoffs. Lakers President Magic Johnson – who won five NBA titles in Los Angeles as a player – is resigning as a result…Read More

Sports Bettor James Holzhauer Breaks ‘Jeopardy!’ Single-Day Record, Pro Gambler Wins $110,914

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Professional sports bettor James Holzhauer is accustomed to risk. On Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy!, the 34-year-old proved he’s willing to put his money on the line when he feels he knows the outcome of a betting opportunity. The three-day defending champion headed into Final Jeopardy! with $72,600. His nearest competitor was at a distant $6,400….Read More

Bill Allowing Online Sports Betting Passes Tennessee House Committee

A bill that would legalize sports betting online in Tennessee advanced out of a legislative committee on Tuesday. By a 12-5 vote, with one member abstaining, the General Assembly’s House State Committee approved House Bill 1. The proposal would allow Tennessee to become the first state in the U.S. to allow sports betting without establishing…Read More

Tampa Bay Heavy Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup as NHL Playoffs Start

After tying a National Hockey League record for most victories in the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning, find themselves the heavy favorites entering the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Lightning, who won 62 of their 82 games in the regular season, are 2-1 favorites to hoist the Cup, according to the Westgate SuperBook in Las…Read More

Professional Las Vegas Sports Bettor James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’ Winning Streak

Las Vegas sports bettor Jeopardy!

Las Vegas professional sports bettor James Holzhauer has a knack for dissecting odds, but he’s also well-versed in general trivia and has recently displayed his depth of knowledge on the TV show “Jeopardy!” Holzhauer is amid a three-day victory run, and has amassed winnings of $133,451. Dating back to last Friday, the professional sports gambler…Read More

Virginia Cavaliers Win NCAA Men’s Basketball Title One Year After Making History For Wrong Reason

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The Virginia Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in an overtime thriller Monday night to claim the university’s first NCAA men’s basketball National Championship. The result covered the consensus one-point spread Virginia was spotting the underdog Red Raiders. It was no easy feat for the No. 1 seed out of the South Region. The Cavaliers went…Read More

NCAA Tournament Puts on Sports Betting Map

The biggest winner from this year’s NCAA Tournament may not come on the court on Monday night. Instead, it may be a sports betting website that seeks to transform the industry. offers bettors the chance to cash out of a futures bet early and gain some profit. It’s the brainchild of a couple of…Read More

Masters Week: Odds Favor McIlroy, DJ, Rose, and Woods for Golf’s First Major of 2019

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The 2019 Masters tees off at Augusta National on Thursday, and as the major week begins, Las Vegas oddsmakers have Rory McIlroy the favorite to win the green jacket. The Westgate SuperBook has McIlroy at just 7/1 to win the Masters and complete the career grand slam. The four-time major winner’s best performance at Augusta…Read More