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

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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

World Cup Betting: Spain, Argentina, Portugal Crash Out, as Mbappe Shines for France

World Cup Betting

First the Germans and now this! Spain’s shock elimination from Russia 2018 against the host, Russia, on penalties Sunday has rendered the World Cup betting odds unrecognizable from the list of favorites we began the tournament with three weeks ago. It’s also likely to have frustrated thousands upon thousands of gamblers who backed “La Furia…Read More

LeBron to Lakers Shortens Los Angeles NBA Title Odds, Cavs Now 500/1

LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers odds

LeBron James is taking his talents to Los Angeles, and while that’s major news throughout the sports world, in Las Vegas it has sportsbooks scrambling to readjust their 2018-19 NBA Finals odds. Sportsbooks had taken a possible LeBron signing into account for multiple teams in their NBA futures, including the eventual winning Los Angeles Lakers….Read More

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Summit Spurs Online Odds, Media Favors Russia Emerging as Victor

Donald Trump Putin summit odds

Another month, another highly controversial summit for President Donald Trump. Just 35 days after Trump became the first sitting US president to meet the supreme leader of North Korea, the commander-in-chief is traveling to meet another contentious world leader in Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Trump and Putin will converge Finland on July 16 following a NATO…Read More

Dallas Police SWATDown: Four Officers Face Charges Including Gambling, Bribery, and Money Laundering

Three Dallas Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) police officers have turned themselves in and are facing a bevy of gambling-related charges, along with money laundering and engaging in organized criminal activity: charges for which they would normally be on the other end of the law. It’s further fallout from the earlier arrest of officer Edrick…Read More

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Says Casinos Can’t ‘Free Ride’ on Baseball

Rob Manfred MLB sports betting

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred explained his position this week that sportsbooks should be required to pay the league a percentage of revenue stemming from bets placed on professional baseball games. Manfred pointed to increased costs of monitoring betting patterns for suspicious activity that might threaten the integrity of MLB. Appearing on “Boomer and…Read More

World Cup Bracket Set as Knockout Rounds Begin on Saturday

World Cup Bracket Knockout rounds

The group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has concluded, leaving only 16 teams still in the running for the most prestigious championship title in all of sports. With the knockout bracket now set in stone, it’s time to look at the path forward for each of the favorites, which teams are set up…Read More

New Jersey Hard Rock Soft Launches Real-Money Online Casino Gaming Site

Hard Rock online casino

Hard Rock Atlantic City — New Jersey’s newest land-based resort — debuted its real-money online casino in the New Jersey market on Thursday. The site is currently in beta-testing, and opened quietly, with little of the fanfare of its brick-and-mortar counterpart’s official opening ceremony on the same day. The Hard Rock Atlantic City unlocked its…Read More

LeBron James Decision 2.0 Controlling Las Vegas NBA Futures

LeBron James odds NBA futures

Where is LeBron James going to take his talents next? It’s the question on every NBA fan and analysts’ mind, as well as oddsmakers in Las Vegas. The Decision 2.0 could be revealed as early as Friday, June 29. James has until midnight to notify the Cleveland Cavaliers as to whether he’s opting out of…Read More

World Cup Odds Shift After Defending Champion Germany Eliminated

World Cup Germany Eliminated

Germany came into the 2018 FIFA World Cup as virtual co-favorites with Brazil to win the title. Instead, the defending champions will be making their earliest exit from the tournament since 1938, and that will definitely shake-up the World Cup odds for the remaining teams. Germany lost their final group stage match 2-0 to South…Read More

England’s Back-to-Back Wins Provoke Record World Cup Betting Rampage Followed by Media Backlash

World Cup betting

England’s unusually good start to the World Cup has prompted a patriotic betting bonanza in the UK, the world’s biggest regulated sports betting market. Betting industry figures seen by The Times newspaper this week suggest up to $2.5 billion could be wagered on the tournament — that’s around 50 percent more than the UK bet…Read More

Pittsburgh Pirates Want Cut of Sports Betting Profits to Fund Stadium Upgrades

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are taking the concept of “integrity fees” to whole new heights as they seek to benefit from proceeds derived from new sports betting legislation to improve their stadium. In a letter to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), team President Frank Coonelly suggests that a cut of sports betting revenues should go…Read More

US Sports Betting Market Could Become World’s Richest Surpassing China and UK

US sports betting market

The expanding sports betting market in the United States could one day soon become the world’s largest. That’s according to a new report from Gambling Compliance, which predicts that casino sportsbooks in the US will generate higher gross gaming revenues than those in the United Kingdom and potentially China in the coming years. The global…Read More

World Cup Betting Fever Sends China Sports Lottery Revenues Soaring

World Cup China Sports Lottery

The World Cup is not only the world’s largest sporting event, it is also one of the most popular events for fans of sports betting as well. And nowhere is that more evident than in China, where people are spending more money than ever on sports lotteries in the country. For many governments, the extra revenue…Read More

Federer and Serena Among the Favorites as Wimbledon Odds Released

Wimbledon Odds

The early Wimbledon odds are in, and bookmakers are suggesting that Roger Federer is a big favorite to add another title to his already record haul of 8 Wimbledon titles. The Swiss legend holds the record for most Grand Slam Tennis titles with 20 and is the all-time-winningest player at Wimbledon, with eighth heads championships…Read More

Indian Casinos Win $32.4B in 2017, Tribes Considering Sports Betting

Indiana casinos revenue 2017

Indian casinos reported gross gaming revenue (GGR) of $32.4 billion in the fiscal 2017 year, which is a 3.9 percent increase on 2016. The National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) calculated the total win by auditing financial statements of 494 tribal gaming facilities that are owned by 242 federally recognized Native American groups. The annual GGR…Read More

Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Under Construction for 2019, Currently Imposes Massive Taxes

Kentucky sports betting

Kentucky is going all out for a sports betting bill in 2019 amid a nationwide push for sports betting implementation after the recent PASPA ruling in May. On Monday, State Sen. Julian Carrol filed his sports betting bill (BR 29) early, in preparation for the next legislative session, which starts in September. The legislative session…Read More

Tiger Woods On Five Year Tournament Slump, But Still Betting Favorite at Quicken Loans National

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Tiger Woods hasn’t won a PGA Tour event in nearly half of a decade, but heading into this week’s Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, he still has the second-shorts odds of winning among the 120-player field. Rickie Fowler (7/1) is the favorite at the Westgate SuperBook. He’s followed by Woods at…Read More

Hard Rock Atlantic City Will Open Without Sportsbetting For The Moment

Hard Rock Atlantic City sportsbook

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City will open Thursday without a sportsbook. While other casinos in the area have been scrambling to form partnerships with sports betting companies to get operations up and running, officials at Hard Rock are taking their time before deciding on whether sports wagering will be incorporated at…Read More

FanDuel Signs Sports Betting Deal With West Virginia’s Greenbrier Hotel

FanDuel

FanDuel has inked a deal to offer online sports betting in partnership West Virginia’s historic hotel, The Greenbrier, which provides the intriguing prospect of the site of an NFL training camp offering remote betting on NFL games. The Greenbrier, a luxury hotel resort in the Allegheny Mountains, is a training camp for the Houston Texans….Read More

World Cup Betting: England and Belgium Impress, Germany Bounces Back

World Cup Betting, England Panama

The FIFA World Cup moved into its third round of group matches on Monday, which means this free-scoring tournament is now just past the halfway mark. The group stage of World Cups can often be cagey affairs, throwing up games between plodding, ponderous nations too wracked with nerves to take any risks. There’s been little…Read More

Sports Betting Media Goes Mainstream, VSiN Inks Deal With New York Post

sports betting media New York Post VSiN

Sports betting is no longer confined outside Nevada to underground rings and offshore betting sites, and that means the gambling activity is beginning to receive some regular mainstream media attention. The Vegas Stats & Information Network, stylized VSiN, recently formed a partnership with the New York Post to provide the news source with two feature-length…Read More

Penn State, Pitt Among Those Voicing Concerns Over Pennsylvania Sports Betting Law

Penn State Pennsylvania sports betting

Penn State University, the largest college in Pennsylvania, is telling state lawmakers their sports betting law needs reworked before allowing casinos to take wagers on professional and collegiate games. In a letter to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), Penn State President Eric Barron voices numerous concerns with the legislation that was passed last fall….Read More

Regulators Give Mississippi Sports Betting Green Light for Late July Kickoff

Mississippi will be the next domino to fall in the US sports betting landscape. Regulators in the Magnolia State have approved new rules which will allow casinos to start accepting sports bets there on July 21. The Mississippi Gaming Commission voted unanimously to approve the final rules on Thursday morning. It means that the 30-day…Read More

Pennsylvania Daily Fantasy Sports Generate $12.4 Million in Contest Fees During First Month

Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports revenue

Pennsylvania daily fantasy sports (DFS) has its first full month in the books, and it was a strong debut for the industry’s two major players. FanDuel and DraftKings respectively reported adjusted revenue (income after distributing winnings) of $673,013 and $632,008. That accounts for 98 percent of the state’s entire DFS market. Ten DFS operators have…Read More