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Hard Rock NFL Partnership Might Keep Its Atlantic City Casino on Sports Betting Sidelines

Hard Rock Atlantic City sports betting

Hard Rock International is readying to open its Atlantic City casino later this month, but the company’s partnership with the NFL might prevent it from taking bets on professional football games. Hard Rock, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, purchased the naming rights to the Miami Dolphins’ stadium in 2016 for $250…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights in Push to Even Stanley Cup Final, But Series Odds Favor Washington Capitals

Vegas Golden Knights NHL odds

The Vegas Golden Knights will be playing full throttle to even the Stanley Cup Final Monday night in Washington, D.C., but Nevada oddsmakers now predict their hometown team’s stuff-of-legends run is going to have a not-so-happy ending. After the Washington Capitals won 3-1 on Saturday to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, Las…Read More

Connecticut Online Gaming Will Not Be Fast-Tracked With Sports Betting, Say Lawmakers

No appetite for Connecticut online gaming in legislature, says Ritter

The Connecticut General Assembly is not ready to include online gaming in legislation that aims to legalize sports betting and fast-track a set of regulations for a future market. Governor Dannel Malloy had asked lawmakers whether there was an appetite to legislate for online gaming at a forthcoming special session, as he prepares to negotiate…Read More

DraftKings Moves Into New Jersey Sports Betting Sphere, Partnering with Resorts Atlantic City

DraftKings

DraftKings — the biggest daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator on the market — is diving head first into the burgeoning business of sports betting. With the US market newly opened up following the Supreme Court’s May PASPA overturn decision, the DFS giant has been ready to roll for a while in anticipation of the move….Read More

Las Vegas NBA Odds Give Cavs Little Chance After Golden Opportunity Lost in Dramatic Game 1

NBA odds Finals Cavs Warriors

NBA odds on the Cleveland Cavaliers upsetting the Golden State Warriors are even longer after a wild Game 1 of the best-of-seven Finals. Cleveland, led by who other than LeBron James, nearly pulled off the Game 1 upset in Oakland, but an inexcusable last-second play by JR Smith and some questionable calls by the referees…Read More

Delaware First US State to Offer Post-SCOTUS PASPA Overturn Sports Betting, Starts Tuesday

Dover Downs

Delaware will become the first American state to offer sports betting since the Supreme Court’s overturn of the federal ban on the activity on May 14. Governor John Carney announced on Thursday that the First State’s three casinos will be launching full-scale sports wagering on Tuesday at 1:30 pm ET. Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel &…Read More

Capitals Hope Not to Get Burned by Home Cooking in NHL Stanley Cup Finals

Braden Holtby

If Washington is going to win the Stanley Cup, the hockey team is going to have to play better at home. They get that chance Saturday in Game 3 at Capital One Arena when they host the Vegas Golden Knights in what is sure to be a tough match. The series is tied at a…Read More

Joe Girardi to New York Lawmakers: Act Fast on Sports Betting

Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi has already helped bring multiple World Series banners to the state of New York. Now, the former Yankees catcher and manager is hoping he can help hasten the legalization of sports betting in the state, too. Girardi, who has three World Series rings as a catcher and manager, made an appearance before New…Read More

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Sets Temporary Sports Betting Regulations

Pennsylvania sports betting regulations

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) agreed on temporary regulations for the state’s sports betting industry on Wednesday, setting the stage for the Keystone State to take advantage of the recent Supreme Court decision that struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in May. The set of temporary rules will allow for…Read More

CAPS STRIKE BACK: Washington Holds Onto 3-2 Win Over Vegas to Even Stanley Cup Final

The Washington Capitals overcame an early injury to Evgeny Kuznetsov and another early opening goal by the Vegas Golden Knights to score a 3-2 win in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, tying the series at one game apiece. The Capitals were led by goalie Braden Holtby, who saved 37 of the 39 shots…Read More

NBA Finals Odds: Sports Bettors Throw Up Prayers on Improbable Cavs Championship

NBA Finals odds Warriors Cavs

The NBA Finals odds in Las Vegas continue to fluctuate as bets come in on the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, as the two teams square off for the fourth consecutive year for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The series opened at the Westgate SuperBook with the defending champion Warriors a heavy favorite at -1000,…Read More

Stanley Cup Tickets Are Most Expensive on Record, and Prices Are Only Going Up, Up, and Away

Stanley Cup ticket prices

Heading into the Stanley Cup Final, it was obvious that tickets – particularly for the Vegas Golden Knights home games – were going to cost a bundle. But few could have guessed that those buying tickets on the secondary market would be paying record prices, with no sign that those costs will be coming down…Read More

MGM Resorts in New York State of Mind, Acquires Yonkers Empire City Casino

MGM Resorts Jim Murren Empire City Casino

MGM Resorts is adding another state to its domestic portfolio by announcing it has reached a deal to acquire the Empire City Casino in Yonkers, New York, for $850 million. The deal involves the company’s real estate investment trust, MGM Growth Properties (MGP). MGP will pay $625 million and then lease back the property’s operations…Read More

West Virginia Sports Betting Nearing Reality, But Regulatory SNAFUs Remain

West Virginia Sports Betting

Legalized sports betting in West Virginia is all but a done deal at this point. The state already has a huge head start on getting the game fully regulated and running. Now, it’s mostly a question of what the legalized landscape will look like. West Virginia is well ahead of the curve when it comes…Read More

Warriors Defeat Rockets, Setting Up Fourth Straight NBA Finals Clash with Cavaliers

Warriors NBA Finals

If you’re a big fan of sequels, then it’s time to get excited about the 2018 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors will be taking on the Cleveland Cavaliers for the NBA championship, the fourth straight year in which that matchup has determined who will walk away with the title. The Warriors fought past the…Read More