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NFL Week 10 Upsets Led by Patriots Stunner Put Sportsbooks Back Ahead of Public Bettors

Well, it was fun while it lasted. The public cleaned out the books in Week 9 of the NFL season, but yesterday order was restored. Several Week 10 upsets in the NFL equaled a profitable day Sunday for Las Vegas and sportsbooks across the country. According to Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point Casino sportsbook…Read More

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson Match Tees Up Various Sports Betting Opportunities

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson tee off at noon PT the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) in a winner-takes-all $9 million match from Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek Golf Course. The golf spectacle will come with an abundance of betting opportunities, with the two superstars wagering their own money in various side bets during the round….Read More

CG Technology Proposes $2 Million Settlement to Make Regulator Heat Go Away

CG Technology (CGT) is hoping a payment of $2 million will convince gaming regulators to drop ongoing disciplinary action and allow the company to continue to operate its sports books in Nevada. CGT, formerly Cantor Gaming, has been hauled up in front of regulators three times in the past five years for serious compliance failures…Read More

New York Jets Partnership With MGM Resorts Condemned by Circling Mystery Airplane Banner

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The New York Jets and MGM Resorts reached a multiyear gaming partnership late last month that integrates the casino company with the NFL franchise, but not everyone in the area is happy about it. During the Jets game on Sunday against the visiting Buffalo Bills, an airplane circled MetLife Stadium with a banner that read,…Read More

DraftKings Launches Sportsbook Pools Targeting Daily Fantasy Players, Casual Bettors

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DraftKings has launched a product in New Jersey that targets new sports gamblers, and ideally draws its daily fantasy sports customers to new full-fledged sports wagering. DraftKings Sportsbook Pools removes the necessity for one to understand sports betting odds traditionally found in Las Vegas. Instead of calculating a bet’s payout, players participating in the new…Read More

Sportradar Inks Exclusive Sports Betting Data Deal With MGM GVC Interactive

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Swiss sports data supplier Sportradar has signed a new deal which will make it the exclusive provider of statistics for MGM GVC Interactive LLC across a number of professional sports leagues. The deal comes just a few months after the formation of the new gaming enterprise. GVC is Britain’s biggest betting corporation, claiming ownership of…Read More

NHL Executive Says Revenue from Sports Betting Could Hold Down Ticket Prices for Fans

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Like other professional sports leagues, the NHL feels like it could see a windfall of revenue as legalized sports betting spreads across the country. But one NHL executive is now saying that fans could potentially also see benefits from sports wagering in the form of lower ticket prices. That idea was shared by Los Angeles…Read More

Deadwood Casinos Hoping to Rescuscitate with South Dakota Sportsbetting for 2021

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Could sports betting reverse the flailing status of Deadwood casinos? It’s an iffy proposition at best, according to one official, but regardless, measures have been taken to amend South Dakota’s constitution via a 2020 ballot initiative that would allow and regulate sports betting in the Mount Rushmore state. Even if such a measure passes in…Read More

Scientific Games Plunged $350 Million Into the Red in Q3 by Shuffle Machine Lawsuit

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Casino equipment and gaming solutions giant Scientific Games (SG) booked a $351.6 million loss for Q3, the lion’s share of which is attributable to an argument about a card-shuffling machine. In May, a federal court ordered SG to pay competitors $315 million, ruling it had engaged in “frivolous lawsuits” and “sham patents” in an effort…Read More

Florida Gambling Amendment Might Push Jacksonville Jaguars Owner to Relocate Team to London

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The Florida gambling amendment that voters backed this week to take control of casino measures and strip state lawmakers of the power might have the unintended consequence of convincing the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars to relocate the NFL team to London. Shad Khan, the billionaire Pakistani-American owner of the Jaguars, has been considering filing…Read More

Offensive Masterminds Sean McVay and Andy Reid Are Favorites for NFL Head Coach of the Year

The NFL season is just past its midway point and so far one NFL coach has already lost his head coaching job. The Cleveland Browns fired Hue Jackson after eight games, deeming his performance not good enough. Opposite of Jackson, however, oddsmakers have identified two offensive gurus who have separated themselves among the crop of…Read More

British Broadcaster Sky TV Voluntarily Cuts Number of Gambling Ads

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Major British broadcaster Sky TV has announced it will dramatically restrict the amount of gambling advertising allowed on its airways. Starting in August 2019 — just in time for the kickoff of the English Premier League season — Sky will permit only one gambling ad per commercial break. That’s a dramatic decline from the up…Read More

Betfred Refuses to Pay Bet Placed on WBA Bantamweight Champ Nonito Donaire by Father-in-Law

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When Nonito Donaire captured the WBA bantamweight title in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday night it was a triumphant moment for the veteran Filipino-American boxer, who had begun his fight against Ireland’s Ryan Burnett a 12-1 underdog. But celebrations were marred for Donaire’s father-in-law, Gerry Marcial, when a local branch of bookmaker Betfred apparently refused to…Read More

Ascendant in New Jersey, DraftKings Gears Up for Massachusetts Sports Betting Push

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The Massachusetts legislature plans to grapple with sports betting in January and homegrown DFS giant-turned-bookmaker DraftKings wants to make sure they get the job done. According to The Boston Herald, the Boston-based company expects to ramp up its lobbying and legislative efforts over the next few months. DraftKings has already launched a social media campaign…Read More

Illegal Sports Betting Linked to Murder of Aussie Gangster John Macris, Shot in Cold Blood in Athens

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Police investigating the murder of Greco-Australian gangster John Macris are working on the theory that he was killed because of links to an illegal sports betting operation. Macris was shot dead by a gunman last Wednesday outside his home in a wealthy Athens suburb as he sat in a Smart car owned by his wife…Read More