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Nationwide Sports Betting Would Be Home Run for ESPN, Odds of Legalization Shortening

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Last month, a “discussion draft” to end sports betting prohibition in the United States was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone (R-New Jersey). The shell bill’s introduction by the longtime congressional lawmaker from the Garden State was in response to Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall’s recommendation to the Supreme Court that they reject an appeal challenging…Read More

Does Isolation of Qatar by Neighboring Arab Nations Jeopardize 2022 World Cup?

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When seven nations in the Middle East announced this week they were severing diplomatic, economic, and travel ties with Qatar, almost immediately punters on Twitter wanted to know if any international sports books were taking action on the fate of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The World Cup is the most bet upon sporting event in the world. And Qatar…Read More

Vegas Oddsmakers Take 2017 Warriors Over 1996 Bulls in Hypothetical Matchup

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Las Vegas oddsmakers believe if the NBA world could get their dream matchup, a Finals between the 2016-17 Golden State Warriors and 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, the smart money would be on this year’s likely champs. Up 2-0 on the defending title holders, the Bay Area team seems impossible to beat. Sportsbooks in Nevada give the…Read More

September Alvarez-Golovkin Bout Chooses Las Vegas Over Texas

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The Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin middleweight boxing match was a contest that fans had been clamoring two years for and it finally has a location. The bout will occur September 16 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The date of the fight was announced shortly after Alvarez won a unanimous 12-round decision over Julio Cesar…Read More

NFL’s LeSean McCoy Bets $200,000 on Golden State to Win NBA Championship

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Buffalo Bills player LeSean McCoy might be sprinting all the way to the bank if the running back’s $200,000 bet on Golden State winning the NBA Finals pays off. The eight-year pro took the heavily favored Warriors to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers. Steph Curry and company are a minus-260 to capture their second championship in…Read More

Oakland Raiders Games to Air on FOX5 Las Vegas Beginning in August

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The Oakland Raiders have already begun their marketing campaign to establish a fan base in Las Vegas, and come this August, each and every single one of the NFL team’s games will be broadcast live on FOX5. The Fox-affiliated television channel serves Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada region from its Henderson studio. While FOX5 will…Read More

NBA Finals Odds Heavily in Golden State’s Favor After Easy Game One

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If the NBA Finals odds in Las Vegas are correct, this series is as good as over. Following a 22-point rout by the Golden State Warriors in game one over the Cleveland Cavaliers, bettors are running from the defending champs at Nevada sportsbooks. Before Thursday night’s opening matchup in the best-of-seven series that might last only…Read More

India Studying Potential Impact of Gambling Legalization

Will India be betting on Cricket?

India is undertaking a comprehensive study of gambling in its current context, to determine whether or not legalization could be in the best interests of the diverse nation of 1.3 billion people. India’s Law Commission, a group charged with thoroughly researching matters subject to legal reform, has been looking closely at how other countries regulate legal…Read More

From Next Pope to Bond, Paddy Power the Holy Grail of Novelty Betting

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Paddy Power is at it again. The Irish bookmaker always offers a slew of eccentric novelty prop bets, but right now, the UK sportsbook is outdoing itself. Bettors overseas can currently place wagers on everything from who will be the next pope, to which actor will replace Daniel Craig and step into the iconic role…Read More

Tiger Woods Arrested for DUI, Career Stuck in a Sandtrap

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For as well as Tiger Woods drove the ball for much of his career, when it comes to driving a vehicle, the 14-time major golf winner is more error-prone than your average weekend hacker. Early Monday morning, Woods was arrested in Jupiter, Florida, for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. He was released around…Read More

Stanley Cup Finals Odds Favor Penguins Over Predators

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The Stanley Cup Finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Nashville Predators begin their best-of-seven faceoff tonight in Pennsylvania, and bettors are taking the defending champs to emerge victorious and hoist the famed metal trophy for a second straight year. Following an epic, double-overtime thriller in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals last week to…Read More

NBA Finals Odds Favor Golden State Over Cleveland in Rubber Match Series

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For the third straight year, the NBA Finals odds in Las Vegas favor the Golden State Warriors to win the Larry O’Brien Trophy over the Cleveland Cavaliers. But if history tells us anything, it’s that the rubber match series is anything but a foregone conclusion. On Thursday night, the Cavs took care of business by…Read More

Rio Olympic Infrastructure Left in Economic Chaos, Was It Worth the Gamble?

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The Olympics no longer have the upper hand in determining where its summer and winter games will be contested. That’s because the international sporting competitions have left a path of destruction, both in a financial and infrastructural sense, in recent decades. Cities are finally wising up that the gamble on hosting the Olympics far outweighs…Read More

Federal Sports Betting Ban Repeal “Discussion Draft” Introduced in House Committee

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A US sports betting ban currently on the books has been there since 1992, when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was signed into law by then-President George H.W. Bush. A quarter century later, New Jersey’s efforts to override that legislation have repeatedly failed in federal courtrooms. After numerous appeals, the Garden State…Read More

Soccer Generates Record £1.4 billion Revenues for UK Bookies

Soccer generates record revenue for UK bookies

Soccer yielded a record £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) in revenues for UK bookmakers in the full year from October 2015 to September 2016, according to figures released this week by the UK Gambling Commission. That resulted in all-time-high profits of £333.4 million ($432 million). The data comes as the sport and its governing body in…Read More