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Maryland Casinos Tell Lawmakers to Back Sports Betting

Maryland State Delegate Frank Turner lukewarm about sports betting

In December, the US Supreme Court is scheduled to begin hearing New Jersey’s plight to repeal PASPA, the law that forbids sports betting at a federal level. The upshot is, there’s a very real chance that states could be granted the right to legalize sports betting within their own borders. Representatives of Maryland’s six casinos…Read More

US Fails to Qualify for 2018 World Cup After Embarrassing Defeat, Vegas Sportsbooks to Suffer

2018 World Cup US men's team

The US men’s soccer team won’t participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. That’s not because of some political protest, but rather due to poor play by the American team that can only be described as embarrassing. On Tuesday night, the United States fell 2-1 to Trinidad and Tobago. Paired with Honduras upsetting Mexico…Read More

DraftKings Launches in Ireland, Austria

DraftKings expands into Ireland and Austria

DraftKings continued its piecemeal global expansion by launching a daily fantasy sports platform simultaneously in Ireland and Austria this week, bringing the countries the operator now serves to five. As well as the US, its core market by far, DraftKings also offers contents to the UK, Germany and the tiny Mediterranean island nation of Malta,…Read More

College Football’s Upset Saturday Alters National Championship and Heisman Odds

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College football is never predictable, and that was certainly the case on Saturday. Heading into week six of the NCAA season, it seemed to be a rather ho-hum smorgasbord of matchups, as there were just two games where both teams were ranked inside the top 25. But the underdogs came through in making up for…Read More

New Jersey Sports Betting Appeal Goes Before US Supreme Court in December, Billions Lie in the Balance

sports betting US Supreme Court

The New Jersey US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that says the Garden State doesn’t possess the right to sidestep a longstanding federal law on sports betting will get a fresh look on December 4. At that time, the United States Supreme Court will review the appeals court’s earlier decision preventing New Jersey’s horse racetracks…Read More

Tribes ‘Oversold’ on Sports Betting, Suggests Pechanga Chairman

Pechanga chairman Marc Marcarro skeptical about sports betting

The economic benefits of legal and regulated sports betting may have been oversold to tribal operators, according to the leader of California’s Pechanga tribe. Speaking at G2E this week, Mark Marcarro, chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, said projected revenues may have been exaggerated, or are at least difficult to quantify, and has…Read More

Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Still Among Potential 2026 World Cup Host Venues

Raiders stadium Las Vegas World Cup

The $1.9 billion Las Vegas Raiders stadium that’s expected to soon break ground between Russell Road and Hacienda Avenue just west of I-15 and the Strip is still in the running to host 2026 World Cup matches. The United Bid Committee (UBC), an organization made up of soccer’s governing bodies from the US, Canada, and…Read More

Magic Johnson Addresses G2E on SportsBetting: ‘The Narrative is Changing’

Magic Johnson

Basketball legend and Los Angeles Lakers co-owner “Magic” Johnson stopped just short of directly endorsing legalized sports betting during his keynote address on the final day of the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, but he acknowledged that the “landscape has changed” and that this was a good thing. Johnson addressed the assembled gaming industry…Read More

Can Anyone Beat the Indians and Dodgers Before the World Series? Las Vegas Doesn’t Think So

Cleveland Indians Dodgers World Series

The Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Dodgers are going to meet in the World Series later this month, that is of course assuming Las Vegas oddsmakers have their lines correctly in order. The Division Series of the MLB Playoffs begins today, with the four remaining teams in the American League taking the honors. The Boston…Read More

New England Patriots’ Slow Start Shakeup Las Vegas Super Bowl Odds

New England Patriots Super Bowl odds

The New England Patriots are 2-2 through the first four weeks, and the defending champions’ slow start has oddsmakers and bettors scrambling at Las Vegas sportsbooks. Prior to the season kicking off, the Westgate SuperBook had the Pats at 11-4, or +275, to win Super Bowl LII. The line equates to oddsmakers giving New England…Read More

DraftKings and FanDuel Win Copyright Case Brought by College Football Players

Akeem Daniels DFS lawsuit dismissed

DFS giants DraftKings and FanDuel have won a class action lawsuit, brought by a group of college football players, that posed a potential existential threat to their business model. Former northern Illinois University football players Akeem Daniels, Cameron Stingily and Nicholas Stoner claimed in their filing that the sites had used their names and images…Read More

At G2E 2017, AGA Vows to Lobby for Nationwide Sports Betting, Lowering Jackpot Tax Threshold

Geoff Freeman promises AGA “offense” at G2E

The American Gaming Association (AGA) unveiled its new strategic plan at the opening session of 2017’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands in Las Vegas on Tuesday. At the forefront of “Strategic Plan 2020” is the legalization of sports betting and the repeal of PASPA, the federal law that prevents states from regulating sports…Read More

NFL Star Richard Sherman Says Daily Fantasy Sports Dehumanize Players

Richard Sherman NFL daily fantasy

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman believes daily fantasy sports (DFS) are dehumanizing how fans view players. Following Seattle’s 46-18 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football, the NFL star was asked about how injuries to teammates Chris Carson and Rees Odhiambo impact the Seahawks moving forward. While the reporter wanted insight on how…Read More

Study: Legalized US Sports Betting Market Could Include 32 States Within 5 Years

32 states would legalize sports betting if Supreme Court lets them

Regulated sports betting in the US will be a $6 billion market with 32 states participating within five years of legalization. That’s according to a new study from analyst Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which predicts that 14 states will offer sports betting within two years, should New Jersey’s challenge to the federal ban prove successful…Read More

Nevada Sportsbooks See Approximately $65 Million Bet on Mayweather-McGregor Fight

Mayweather-McGregor bets

While the August 26th fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor didn’t live up to the hype, outside the ring Nevada sportsbooks were definitely not disappointed. The Nevada Gaming Control Board estimated that $65 million was bet on the bout, shattering the previous record of $50 million in the Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao event in May 2015….Read More