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MLS’ New York Red Bulls Could Turn to Sports Betting World to Find Stadium Sponsor

Legal sports betting could bring about the end of one Major League Soccer team’s three year search for naming rights to its stadium. The New York Red Bulls are in talks with “sports betting companies” about the possibility of sponsoring the team’s Red Bull Arena, according to Sports Business Journal. The report did not specify…Read More

Rams Chiefs Game Moves From Mexico to LA, But Record-High Vegas Point Total Unaffected

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A change of location has done nothing to lower the record-high Vegas points total for the hotly anticipated matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. After consulting with the NFL Players Association and independent experts, officials made the last-minute decision to move the game from Mexico to Los…Read More

NBA Signs First European Sports Betting Partnership with French State-Owned Gaming Operator Française des Jeux

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The NBA is beginning to realize that opportunities arising from its new relaxed attitude to sports betting are not confined to the recently liberalized US market. On Tuesday, the league announced it had signed an exclusive partnership deal with Française des Jeux (FDJ), the government-owned French national lottery provider and the largest sports betting operator…Read More

‘Blue-Collar Worker’ Placed Five-Figure Sum on Daniel Sturridge Loan Move

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A five-figure bet on Liverpool and England soccer star Daniel Sturridge moving to Inter Milan during last January’s transfer window startled one leading bookmaker, who suspected it was made using insider information, The Daily Telegraph reports. If it were, the information proved to be false because the striker moved to West Bromwich Albion days later….Read More

Philadelphia 76ers Introduce Jimmy Butler, See Finals Odds Improve

Jimmy Butler finally got his wish. The NBA superstar has been shipped out of Minnesota, traded to the Philadelphia 76ers where he was introduced as the team’s newest player today. Butler will make his debut for the team on Wednesday against the Orlando Magic. The blockbuster trade to team Butler with rising young stars Ben…Read More

Maryland Voters Support Sports Betting, But Their Voices Won’t Be Heard Until 2020

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Maryland voters want sports betting legalized, but state law, which requires any form of gambling expansion to be approved through a ballot referendum, will keep the issue at bay until at least 2020. A poll released this week by the University of Maryland and Washington Post finds that 53 percent of registered voters approve of…Read More

Daniel Sturridge Charged by English Soccer’s Governing Body For Alleged Betting Offenses

Daniel Sturridge

Liverpool and England soccer star Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct by English soccer’s governing body, the FA, for allegedly breaking betting rules. While the FA has not disclosed the exact nature of the striker’s alleged transgression, it is understood to relate to his move on loan to West Bromwich Albion last January. Since…Read More

Nevada Prostitutes Rally for Las Vegas Super Bowl in 2025 with Pledge of Extra Fun for Fans

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Nevada prostitutes are appealing to the NFL for Las Vegas to land the Super Bowl in 2025 by promising a massive party that the league has never seen before. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and throughout Clark County. But in adjacent Nye County, brothels are permitted. And the licensed sex workers at Sheri’s Ranch…Read More

DraftKings to Launch Its First-Ever Retail Sports Book at Scarlet Pearl Casino, Mississippi on Friday

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DrafKings has announced it will open its first-ever brick-and-mortar sports betting outlet this coming Friday at the Scarlet Pearl Casino in d’Iberville, Mississippi. With its launch, all 12 of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast casinos will have opened sports books since the MGM first got the ball rolling on August 1. Mississippi was the third state to…Read More

UK Conservative Government Faces Party Revolt Over FOBT Delay

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The UK government is facing full-scale rebellion over a delay to curb fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBT). Dozens of Conservative Party lawmakers have joined opposition parties in putting their names to an amendment that will force the Treasury to expedite a cut in stakes for the controversial machines. In May, Chancellor Philip Hammond unleashed a regulatory…Read More

Commercial Casino Revenue Up Four Percent Nationwide in September, Sports Betting Provides Boost

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Commercial casino revenue climbed four percent in September nationwide, and the analyst who compiled the report gives credit to the introduction of sports betting in four new states. Reno-based gaming analyst Ken Adams says in his September report, which he amasses for CDC Gaming Reports, that gaming revenue in the monitored 21 states was more…Read More

NFL Week 10 Upsets Led by Patriots Stunner Put Sportsbooks Back Ahead of Public Bettors

Well, it was fun while it lasted. The public cleaned out the books in Week 9 of the NFL season, but yesterday order was restored. Several Week 10 upsets in the NFL equaled a profitable day Sunday for Las Vegas and sportsbooks across the country. According to Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point Casino sportsbook…Read More

Tiger Woods vs. Phil Mickelson Match Tees Up Various Sports Betting Opportunities

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Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson tee off at noon PT the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) in a winner-takes-all $9 million match from Las Vegas’ Shadow Creek Golf Course. The golf spectacle will come with an abundance of betting opportunities, with the two superstars wagering their own money in various side bets during the round….Read More

CG Technology Proposes $2 Million Settlement to Make Regulator Heat Go Away

CG Technology (CGT) is hoping a payment of $2 million will convince gaming regulators to drop ongoing disciplinary action and allow the company to continue to operate its sports books in Nevada. CGT, formerly Cantor Gaming, has been hauled up in front of regulators three times in the past five years for serious compliance failures…Read More

New York Jets Partnership With MGM Resorts Condemned by Circling Mystery Airplane Banner

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The New York Jets and MGM Resorts reached a multiyear gaming partnership late last month that integrates the casino company with the NFL franchise, but not everyone in the area is happy about it. During the Jets game on Sunday against the visiting Buffalo Bills, an airplane circled MetLife Stadium with a banner that read,…Read More