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PASPA Sports Betting Ban May See SCOTUS Overturn, But with Caveats, Opines AGA CEO Geoff Freeman

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

The US Supreme Court is expected to issue its verdict in New Jersey’s federal PASPA sports betting ban appeal sometime before this June. When that ruling comes down, American Gaming Association (AGA) President Geoff Freeman expects the high court to concur on the petitioner’s side. Speaking over the weekend at the winter meeting of the…Read More

Oakland Raiders Hope To Regain Playoff Form by Spending $100 Million on Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden

The Oakland Raiders are hoping that Jon Gruden can bring the team back to Super Bowl contention and are paying him a reported $100 million over 10 years to do so. The franchise, which will be moving to Las Vegas in 2020, made the announcement on Saturday after the ESPN analyst broadcast his last game…Read More

Oprah Winfrey 2020 Presidential Odds Shorten, Following Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey 2020 odds

Could presidential candidate Oprah Winfrey be a thing in 2020? Before President Donald Trump disrupted all conventional political thinking while paving his own path to the White House, the notion of a former high-profile television personality and billionaire businessperson holding the most powerful office in the world might have seemed a bit of a stretch….Read More

Divisional Playoff Point Spreads Show Conference Disparities

Nick Foles

Sports books think that New England and Pittsburgh will meet in the AFC Championship and the point spreads in this weekend’s divisional playoff games reflect that. They are both large favorites to advance to the game to see which team will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The NFC divisional games are much tighter…Read More

PGA Tour Players Forced to Undergo Anti-Gambling Program

PGA Tour gambling policy

The wraparound PGA Tour season got back in full swing this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui, Hawaii. But before players who won an official event in 2017 teed off, all were required to watch an online anti-gambling tutorial. The PGA Tour announced the formation of its Integrity Program last fall, and…Read More

Tiger Woods Hopes to Roar Back From Back Surgery at San Diego Tournament

Tiger Woods

The latest come back for Tiger Woods will take place at the site of his last attempt to return from back surgery and he is hoping it goes better than 2017. The 42 year old has committed to play at the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open the last week of January. Woods put out a…Read More

Israeli Government Reaches $6.7 Million Settlement with GBI Racing

GBI Racing Israel settlement

The Israeli government has agreed to pay a settlement of 23 million shekels ($6.7 million) to GBI Racing following the implementation of a ban on betting on horse racing that came into effect last week. The settlement provides GBI with compensation for the remainder of their contract, which was initially set to expire this coming…Read More

Serena Williams, Andy Murray Withdraw From Australian Open

Serena Williams and Andy Murray

The Australian Open is looking less like a Grand Slam event after losing tennis stars Serena Williams and Andy Murray this week. Murray told tournament organizers on Wednesday he couldn’t play because of a lingering injury. “Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,” Murray said…Read More

$1.3 Million Westgate SuperContest Scooped by Briceton Branch Sr., Father of High School Football Star

Westgate SuperContest 2017 Million Dollar winner

39-year-old Briceton Branch Sr. lived up to his own teenage son’s expectations when he beat out more than 2,700 other sports bettors over the course of the NFL season to win the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, walking away with the grand prize of $1,327,284. Branch, who won under the entry name of “Grannys Boy,” finished…Read More

PGA Tour Season Starts New Year with Same Favorites

Jordan Spieth

While Tiger Woods waits to make his comeback the last week of January, the PGA Tour kicks off its first event of the year for golfers that won an event last year. The Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Maui features 34 golfers including three of the four major championship winners. Not…Read More

SportPesa Drops Team Sponsorships in Response to Kenya’s Gambling Tax Increase

SportPesa CEO Ronald Karauri

Kenya’s leading betting site pulled sponsorship from the country’s sports teams after the government in Nairobi hiked gambling tax rates from 7.5 to 35 percent. SportsPesa, which has operations in Kenya and the UK, had spent $5.8 million to sponsor soccer and rugby teams as well as pro boxing. The company had vigorously fought the…Read More

Paddy Power Sets 500-1 Line on World Ending in 2018, as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un Lock Horns

Paddy Power nuclear button odds Trump

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power wants to know what the end of the world is worth to bettors. To that end, the operator has set odds for the planet ceasing to exist before break of day on January 1, 2019. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escalated their mutual nuclear threats this week,…Read More

Alabama Favorite Against Georgia to Win College Football National Championship

nick saban

Alabama went from barely getting in to the College Football Playoffs to the favorite to win it all after defeating Clemson, 28-6, in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. The fourth seeded team was installed as a 4 ½-point favorite to defeat the other semifinal winner, Georgia, who defeated Oklahoma in double overtime, 54-48….Read More

MGM, William Hill Ban Las Vegas Sports Gambler After Interview Reveals Secret to Rigging Games

sports gambler banned Rob Gorodetsky

Self-proclaimed professional sports gambler Robert “Big Rob” Gorodetsky thought he was simply getting a bit of media attention when he sat down with USA Today Sports to discuss the future of sports betting. But what he got was a ban by at least two major Las Vegas casino operators. MGM Resorts confirmed to USA Today that…Read More

Patriots Favored to Repeat as Super Bowl Champions as NFL Playoffs Begin Saturday

Tom Brady

Not surprisingly the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots are favored to repeat as the playoffs are set to begin on Saturday with four games. The Patriots, who are 2-1 to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the third time in four years, won’t begin their title defense until the following week. Because of…Read More