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Thanksgiving Football Puts NFL Rivals to the Test After Short Turnaround

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Beyond the food and spending time with their families, many people also enjoy Thanksgiving for the shortened three-day work week that precedes the holiday. For NFL teams that have to play on Thursday, however, that short week is much more of a challenge than a benefit. Three sets of divisional rivals will square off this…Read More

Monmouth Park Bid to Sue Sports Leagues for Opposing Sports Betting Falls at First Fence

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Monmouth Park Racetrack in New Jersey has failed in its attempt to sue the sports leagues for damages over their longstanding opposition to sports betting. A lawsuit filed in May by the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA), which holds the ground lease on Monmouth Park, claimed that the leagues’ determination to thwart New Jersey’s…Read More

Phil Mickelson Bets $200K on Birdieing First Hole in Match Against Tiger Woods

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Phil Mickelson says he’ll birdie the first hole in The Match, his one-on-one winner-takes-all $9 million golf competition against Tiger Woods being played on Black Friday in Las Vegas. At a press conference hyping the spectacle, Lefty said he feels so confident he’ll make a three on the 415-yard par 4 that he’s willing to…Read More

L.A. Rams Beat Chiefs on Monday Night Football, Easily Breaks Record-High Point Total as Vegas Busts

The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Rams dueled to an instant classic on Monday Night Football, a game hyped as the best of the NFL season that still somehow exceeded expectations — especially those of oddsmakers. The game featured a record tag for points in an NFL game that still wasn’t enough to keep two…Read More

Oaklawn Horse Racetrack Unveils $100M Expansion Following Arkansas Casino Legalization

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The Oaklawn horse racetrack in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is set to undergo a $100 million expansion following the state’s authorization of commercial gambling. Parent company Oaklawn Racing and Gaming announced Monday that the expansion will include the construction of a seven-story hotel, event center, casino, and additional parking. The project is to be completed in…Read More

CG Technology Swerves License Revocation With $2 Million Fine After Regulators Make Company Sweat

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Nevada sports book operator CG Technology — formerly Cantor Gaming — breathed a sigh of relief on Thursday when the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) accepted the company’s offer of $2 million to settle serious compliance failures but left its gaming license intact. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the NGC took two hours to unanimously…Read More

No. 10 Ohio State Opens as Underdog in Rivalry Game Against No. 4 Michigan

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No. 10 Ohio State (10-1, 7-1 Big Ten) welcomes No. 4 Michigan (10-1, 8-0 Big Ten) to the Horseshoe on Saturday in a rivalry game that has significant College Football Playoff implications. And for the first time in 51 games, the Buckeyes enter the contest in the most unusual position of underdog. According to ESPN…Read More

Congressman Demands DOJ Opinion on Sports Betting, Calls for Federal Regulation

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US Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wisconsin) believes the “worst option” for the federal government is to defer completely to states on sports betting regulation. In a letter addressed to US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rothstein, dated November 15, Sensenbrenner writes that it’s “clear Congress had work to do to endure the public is protected, and any…Read More

World Chess Championship Draws Interest from Bettors, Unibet Sponsorship

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The World Chess Championship may not seem like the kind of event that would spark much sports betting, but many bookmakers are offering odds on the contest — and one is even sponsoring the match. The 12-game World Chess Championship is taking place in London, and sees current champion Magnus Carlsen taking on American Fabiano…Read More

Sports Betting at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island Coming Next Week, Officials Say

The wait is over in Rhode Island. Well…almost. By next week the sportsbook at the Twin River Casino is expected to finally open. When it does, Rhode Island will become the first New England state to offer sports betting. Rhode Island lawmaker Dominick Ruggerio told ABC 6 News that Twin River will be ready to…Read More

Canadian Sports Betting Laws ‘Mind Boggling,’ in Need of Change Say Politicians and Union Leaders

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Politicians and union leaders are the latest to make a push to finally legalize single-game sports betting in Canada. David Cassidy, the president of the Unifor Local 444 union, confronted Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on the topic during a meeting this week. While acknowledging that gaming law isn’t part of Freeland’s portfolio, Cassidy…Read More

Hollywood Casino Takes First Legal Sports Bets in Pennsylvania During Live Test Days

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Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course became the first venue to take legal sports bets in Pennsylvania on Thursday, as the casino started the first of two live wagering test days designed to ensure that everything is ready to go once sports betting can officially launch. Penn National Gaming announced that the sportsbook at…Read More

NFL Week 11 Betting Menu Highlighted by Record High Chiefs-Rams Point Total

The NFL’s Week 11 kicks off Thursday night when the Green Bay Packers travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. But the matchup NFL fans are waiting for happens on Monday Night Football when the Chiefs travel to LA to play the Rams. Games are listed in the order they will be played. All lines are…Read More

Bet365 to Become Empire Resorts’ Second-Biggest Shareholder Through Sports Betting Deal

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UK sports betting giant Bet365 has teamed up with Resorts World Catskills’ owner Empire Resorts in a deal that will see it provide the Upstate New York casino with digital and physical bookmaking operations — that’s provided New York regulates sports betting, as it is expected to shortly. Bet365 will also acquire up to $50…Read More

UK Government Backflips on FOBTs in Face of Party Revolt, Bookies Brace for April Double Whammy

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A cut to the maximum stakes of the UK’s fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be effective from April, following a humiliating government climbdown in the face of a full-scale party rebellion. On Wednesday afternoon, culture secretary Jeremy Wright announced reforms to the controversial machines would be expedited, as a growing number of senior Conservative Party…Read More