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New Sports Betting States’ Oddmakers Tackle Regional Biases in Setting Lines

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Oddsmakers in sports betting states where the activity only recently became legalized are wrestling with how to best dictate lines when regional biases might put the casinos at great financial risk that’s not typically seen in Las Vegas. Prior to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act…Read More

FanDuel and William Hill Sports Betting Apps Go Live in New Jersey as the Field Starts to Get Crowded

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The New Jersey mobile sport betting market swelled over the weekend, as two new entrants, FanDuel and William Hill, launched their wagering apps. There are now five players in the mobile market since DraftKings earned first-mover kudos just under a month ago. And it may not end there. With the NFL season just days away,…Read More

Westgate SuperContest Expected to Again Break Entry Record, 2018 Top Prize Could Eclipse $1.5M

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The Westgate SuperContest, the most popular season-long NFL spread betting tournament in Las Vegas, says the competition is once again on track to break its buy-in record. According to the Las Vegas Sun, which spoke to Westgate SuperBook Vice President Jay Kornegay, as of August 30, total entries are at 2,075. That’s 300 more than at…Read More

West Virginia Enters the Legal Sports Betting World, First Bets Taken on Thursday

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The first legal sports bets in West Virginia were made on Thursday morning when the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races launched their sportsbook with a soft opening. The first bet was made by State Delegate Jason Barrett (D-Berkeley), who put down $50 on West Virginia University to win the college football national championship this…Read More

NFL Teams Given the Green Light to Strike Sponsorship Deals With Casinos Offering Sports Betting

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One of the staunchest opponents to sports betting among the four major North American Leagues seems to be softening its stance. In a move no one saw coming, the National Football League (NFL) has reportedly decided that its teams will now be allowed to strike sponsorship deals with casinos which offer sports betting. According to…Read More

Fox Sports Bets on Daily Sports Gambling TV Show Featuring ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Star Cousin Sal

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Fox Sports will premiere “Lock It In,” a daily hour-long television show focused on sports betting, on September 10. The network’s first program geared towards the day’s odds and spreads, the series airing on FS1 will be hosted by Rachel Bonnetta and feature “Cousin Sal” of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” fame, as well as sports analyst…Read More

Mayweather and McGregor Feuding Again After Rejected Training Invitation

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Everyone’s favorite combat sports feud is heating up again, as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor exchanged insults over social media earlier this week. The beef began over the weekend with some seemingly innocent and even complementary comments made by Mayweather. But within a few days, the two men were at each other’s throats yet…Read More

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Says Congress Should Set Sports Betting Regulations

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US Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) is calling on Congress to form a regulatory framework for sports betting and require states wishing to authorize the gambling activity to adhere to the conditions. In a memo first provided to ESPN, the senator details a need for all sportsbooks to utilize only official data supplied by the…Read More

Arizona Sports Betting Legalization Could Annul Tribal Gaming Compacts

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Arizona lawmakers are expected to soon consider sports betting legalization, but a lawyer is cautioning that such authorization has the potential to reduce the amount of tax revenue the state currently collects from its tribal casinos. Arizona has no commercial casinos, only Native American gaming venues. Allowing non-tribal businesses to operate sportsbooks could void the…Read More

CBS Will Ignore Sports Betting Content During NFL Broadcasts, For Now

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Sports betting content may be going more mainstream these days, but CBS isn’t playing along, at least, not yet. The network that put legendary gambling commentator Jimmy the Greek on the map announced that it will keep its broadcasters from mentioning sports betting lines during NFL games. Normally, the announcement wouldn’t be news, as major…Read More

Former MLB Investigator Says PED Use Remains Rampant in League, Questions Sport Integrity

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A former MLB investigator says in a shocking new tell-all book that the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) in professional baseball is stronger than ever. Eddie Dominguez was employed as an MLB investigator and security agent for the Boston Red Sox during the 1990s and 2000s. He writes in “Baseball Cop: The Dark Side of…Read More

Dustin Johnson Favorite at Dell Technologies Championship

Dustin Johnson

Like most of the tournaments Dustin Johnson has entered this year he comes into this week’s Dell Technologies Championship as the favorite. Johnson came into the FedEx Cup Playoffs at No. 1, but fell out of the top spot when Bryson DeChambeau won the first of the four tournaments in the playoff at last week’s…Read More

Parx Casino Owner Wants Pennsylvania Sports Betting License for Two Locations

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Greenwood Gaming and Entertainment – the parent company of Parx Casino – has petitioned the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for a sports betting license that would cover two locations, making it the second group to seek such licensing in the state. The decision comes more than a week after Penn National Gaming became the first…Read More

College Football Kicks Off With Four Ranked vs. Ranked Games, No. 6 Washington vs. No. 9 Auburn Headlines

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The college football season kicks off this week as teams ranked inside the Associated Press’ top 25 get on the gridiron. And while the first week typically offers a smorgasbord of games that more closely resemble scrimmages, eight ranked teams begin their 2018-19 campaigns against ranked opponents. The week is headlined by No. 6 Washington…Read More

Tiger Woods Finishes 40th at The Northern Trust, Frustrating Gamblers who Back the 2018 Winless Golfer

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Tiger Woods finished a disappointing 40th in The Northern Trust on Sunday, 14 strokes behind winner Bryson DeChambeau, who was 80/1 to win. Woods, who was 14/1 to win the first tournament in the four event FedEx Cup playoffs, again failed to win for the first time this year after returning from his fourth back…Read More