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UFC Hall of Fame Inductee Matt Serra Takes on One Last Challenger, Heavyweight Championship Hits Saturday Night

Matt Serra then and now

Heading towards his Thursday night UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Las Vegas, Matt Serra showed what made him great on Wednesday night. The former pro mixed martial art pugilist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu warrior probably thought his brawling days were behind him, but it turned out the fighting legend had one more easy win left….Read More

FanDuel Execs Hit Paydirt — Founders, Shareholders Left Out in the Cold — in Paddy Power Betfair Merger

Daily fantasty sports betting player FanDuel is putting its money where its suits are: that’s the reality unfolding in front of the DFS giant’s founding members and common shareholders, as the company’s sale to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair unfolds. Along for the Ride FanDuel’s majority shareholders — KKR and Shamrock Capital — exercised their…Read More

UK Bettors Could Splash $200 Million on Weekend Sports Bonanza for Betting Industry Record

Bookies set for British Grand Prix, Wimbledon and World Cup betting bonanza

UK bookmakers are predicting a potentially record-breaking weekend of wagering, as major sports events align for an anticipated betting avalanche. The World Cup quarter finals will be vying with the British Grand Prix, Wimbledon, and the Coral Eclipse horse race for the attention of sports fans. “The weekend’s sport[s] could spark a £200 million betting…Read More

Italian Gambling Advertising Ban Destroys $120 Million in Sponsorship Deals For Serie A Soccer

Italy gambling advertising ban

Italian sports leagues have reacted with horror at their government’s sudden decision to impose a blanket gambling advertising ban, which will drain $120 million from soccer’s top-tier, Serie A. The prohibition — approved by Italy’s council of ministers earlier this week — will begin on January 1, 2019, and extends to TV, radio and internet…Read More

US Sports Betting Supported By New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox

Jonathan Kraft of New England Patriots

Massachusetts lawmakers may be taking a wait-and-see approach to legalizing sports betting, but they have the support of the Patriots’ Jonathan Kraft and the Red Sox’s Sam Kennedy, the top brass from Boston’s top sports teams. In an interview this week with the Eagle Tribune, Kraft said the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the federal…Read More

Wimbledon Odds Still Favor Federer, Serena Williams New Favorite in Women’s Draw

Wimbledon Odds

With the first few rounds in the books at Wimbledon, ATP Tour legend Roger Federer has only solidified his role as the men’s favorite. Meanwhile, American legend Serena Williams has moved into the driver’s seat on the women’s side. The eight-time champion at the All England Tennis Club made quick work of his first two…Read More

Bet365: Coming to America Via Hard Rock New Jersey Sports Betting Deal

Bet365

Online sports betting superpower Bet365 will soon be plying its lines on US soil, through a deal to provide the brand-new Hard Rock Atlantic City with a wagering platform. With more than 23 million customers globally, Bet365 is among the largest online gambling companies in the world and has the potential to inject some serious…Read More

Meadowlands Racetrack Will Offer Sports Betting Earlier Than Planned in New Jersey

Meadowlands Racetrack

Bettors clamoring to place their wagers at the Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey won’t have to wait as long as they thought. Track officials have announced that the facility will start accepting its first sports bets on July 14. That’s one day ahead of the planned July 15 date which racetrack operator Jeff Gural announced…Read More

Racetracks Handle Over $7 Million in Wagers in First 20 Days of Delaware Sports Betting

Delaware sports betting

A total of $7,003,725 passed through Delaware’s brand-new sports books during the first 20 days of their full-scale sports betting operations in June. If they can keep that up, it’s the equivalent of generating over $127 million per year in handle — not bad for a tiny state when you consider the sports books of…Read More

World Cup Quarterfinals Set After England Ends History of Shootout Futility

World Cup quarterfinals

England scored a dramatic win over Colombia in a penalty shootout on Tuesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The win ended a long history of disappointment for English fans when it came to shootouts, as the country had lost their three previous World Cup matches that were decided by…Read More

Big Ten Conference Wants Mandatory Football Injury Reporting to Protect Game Integrity

Big Ten Conference injury reports

The Big Ten Conference is calling on the NCAA to require football programs nationwide to report injuries ahead of games in order to protect the integrity of the sport. College coaches have long enjoyed the benefit of not being forced to disclose injuries, as many believe keeping their opponents in the dark gives them an…Read More

Another All-Star Joins Warriors, Las Vegas Odds Say Might as Well Call Off Season

DeMarcus Cousins NBA odds Warriors

Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins is upstaging the importance of LeBron James’ Decision 3.0 to join the Los Angeles Lakers. On Monday, Cousins announced he was joining Golden State on a one-year, $5.3 million deal. The winners of three of the last four NBA Finals, the Warriors will now start an all-star at every position….Read More

World Cup Betting: Belgium Breaks Japanese Hearts, Brazil Plays Like Champion-Elect

World Cup betting

Russia 2018 has given us a taste of everything so far — the goal-fests, the chaotic giant-killing upsets, the dramatic penalty saves — and now we have the crazy late comeback. To the impartial, Belgium snatching victory from the jaws of defeat against Japan on Monday could be the best bit so far. They could…Read More

DFS Revenue Plateaus, Legal Sports Betting Could Be Dampening Thrill of Fantasy Sports

Daily fantasy sports

The daily fantasy sports market has stagnated, according to new figures released by the New York State Gaming Commission. The regulator reports that all DFS sites licensed in New York State, which includes all the major players in the industry, handled $3.2 billion in entry fees in the last fiscal year to April, generating $335…Read More

Foxwoods Casino to Offer Live-Dealer Online Gambling Internationally But Won’t Get A Cut

Connecticut online gaming

The Mashantucket Pequot tribe, owner of Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, has launched a real-money, live-streaming online roulette product, but since online gaming is currently illegal in the state, it won’t be taking a cent from the gamblers placing bets. In partnership with Malta-based Authentic Gaming, a supplier of live casino solutions, table games will be…Read More