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Borgata, Golden Nugget Launch Entries in New Jersey Online Sports Betting Market

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Two more online sports betting options are now available to bettors in New Jersey, as both the Borgata and the Golden Nugget have launched mobile apps in the state. The sudden expansion of the mobile betting industry started on Wednesday, when the Borgata announced that it was launching its PlayMGM NJ Sports app. Apple Users…Read More

American Gaming Association Says US Commercial Casinos Won Record $40B in 2017

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) reports in its annual review of the US gaming industry that commercial casinos won a massive $40.28 billion in 2017. That’s a 3.4 percent increase on 2016, and marks the first time the industry has surpassed the $40 billion mark. “State of the States: The AGA Survey of the Commercial…Read More

Bettors Back Tiger Woods Over Phil Mickelson in Winner-Take-All November 23 Match

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Tiger Woods is receiving the lion’s share of early betting action on his highly anticipated winner-take-all match against Phil Mickelson on November 23 at Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek Golf Course. Speculation regarding the duel began back in May when Lefty told reporters that he would prefer to “bypass all the ancillary stuff of a tournament…Read More

Ohio Sports Betting in Doubt for 2018 as Senator Questions Constitutional Validity

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It’s looking like a long shot that lawmakers in Ohio will legalize sports betting before the end of the year as the debate heats up on the legalities of the concept itself. With the NFL season just around the corner, that’s bad news for Browns fans hoping they’d be able to place a legal wager…Read More

CG Technology to Sweat Possible License Revocation at Nevada Gaming Commission Hearing Thursday

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Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology (CGT) will face the judgment of the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) on Thursday, knowing its license to operate is on the line. Last week, the Gaming Control Board ordered the CGT to dump all its sports betting technology over numerous compliance failures, recommending a fine of $250,000. CGT has…Read More

Practice of Banning Successful Sports Bettors Increasing in US

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Sports bettors who win more often than most are becoming increasingly subjected to bans at casinos in the United States. As new jurisdictions regulate sports betting after the Supreme Court struck down the longstanding ban in May, the practice of excluding known successful gamblers is reportedly increasing. ESPN’s David Purdum spoke to 20 bettors who…Read More

WSOP.com Coming to Pennsylvania, as Caesars Hails Online Gaming License

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Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) confirmed Monday that its WSOP.com brand will launch shortly in Pennsylvania along with its Caesars Casino, once regulators agree “go live” conditions have been satisfied. The company was granted a license to offer online poker and casino games in Pennsylvania, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment’s Harrah’s Philadelphia, last Wednesday. It’s not…Read More

Former Congressman: Odds of Sports Betting Attracting Federal Regulation Long, Scandal Could Prompt Action

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The legality of sports betting is up to each state following the Supreme Court’s May repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). A host of regulatory concerns are now present, but one former congressman says he doesn’t expect federal intervention unless a major scandal emerges. Tom McMillen, a former US House member…Read More

PGA Tour Playoffs Head to New Jersey Where Sports Betting Will Take Place Just Outside the Ropes

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The PGA Tour tees off its 12th edition of the FedEx Cup Playoffs next week in Paramus, New Jersey, where legalized sports betting will be taking place throughout the state, and perhaps even on the golf course grounds. In what will be the first major sporting event to occur in a state with legalized sports…Read More

Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casinos Enter Mississippi Sports Betting Market Today

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From Friday, Penn National Gaming’s five Mississippi properties will enter the state’s nascent sports betting market, effectively doubling its size. The company announced its Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast and Boomtown Casino in Biloxi would launch full sportsbooks on August 17, with its three Tunica properties excepted to follow a week later. Hollywood Casino Tunica, 1st Jackpot Casino Tunica, and Resorts Casino…Read More

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Regulations Take Shape, Mobile Betting Will be Permitted

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has signed off on temporary regulations surrounding sports betting in the Keystone State. While it’s a significant and exciting step forward for those anxious to place their first legal wagers, it will still be weeks – at least – until that can happen. And unfortunately for football fans, lawmakers…Read More

Nigel Eccles, Other FanDuel Founders Suing Preferred Shareholders for $120M

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Nigel Eccles and his fellow FanDuel founders are suing the company’s preferred shareholders for more than $120 million, saying that the daily fantasy sports firm was purposely undervalued when Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) acquired it earlier this year. Eccles is joined in the lawsuit by his wife Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, and Rob Jones. All…Read More

Ladbrokes Coral Sportsbook Worker Faces Prison Over ‘Past-Posting’ Scam

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The assistant manager of a bookmaker’s shop in Dundee, Scotland, is facing prison after a glitch in the computer system allowed him to scam his employer, Ladbrokes Coral, out of more than £40,000 ($51,000). Gavin Thomson worked for a Coral betting shop in the eastern Scottish city when he discovered the bug which enabled him…Read More

Study: Regulated Sports Betting Will Attract Millennials, Increase Fan Engagement, Hurt Underground Bookies

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A new study concludes that the expansion of regulated sports betting across the United States will increase fan engagement, grow younger demographics’ interest in pro and college events, and hurt illegal underground gambling rings. Commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and conducted by Nielsen Sports, the study found that 44 percent of current sports…Read More

Ryder Cup Captain Jim Furyk Doesn’t Tip Hand on Picks, Oddsmakers Say Tiger, Phil Shoo-Ins

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The 2018 Ryder Cup will be played next month in France at the Albatros Course of Le Golf National. Tiger Woods will be there regardless of whether US captain Jim Furyk selects him as one of his four picks, as the 14-time major champion is already booked to serve as a vice captain. When Furyk…Read More