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Ohio House Bill Calls for State Lottery to Run Sports Betting at Casinos, Racinos

Two Ohio lawmakers have introduced a bill that would legalize sports betting and allow the state’s lottery to manage it. On Tuesday, state Reps. Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) and Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) unveiled their proposal that calls for the creation of a Sports Gaming Advisory Board. The lawmakers hope to generate additional funding for public education…Read More

North Carolina Senate Overwhelmingly Approves Sports Betting for Tribal Operators

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On Tuesday, a North Carolina sports betting bill received an emphatic thumbs up from the State Senate, moving one step closer to establishing legal sports books in the state – or at least in one tiny corner of it. Sen. Jim Davis’ (R-50th) bill would permit casinos run by Native American tribes to offer sports…Read More

PointsBet U.S. Announces New Sports Betting Policy to Attract Sharps, Seeks to Expand

PointsBet U.S. announced on Wednesday it would enforce a new policy aimed at attracting professional and other high dollar bettors to make their sports betting wagers in an American market. Effective immediately, the New Jersey online sportsbook said it will accept bets to win on games where the “minimum bet-to-win amount” is $10,000 from any…Read More

Masters Betting: Tiger Woods Attracts Most Money, Rickie Fowler Prints Most Tickets

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More money is on Tiger Woods for the 2019 Masters – which tees off the first round in a matter of hours – than any other golfer in the 87-player field. Westgate SuperBook oddsmaker Jeff Sherman says Woods has garnered the most money. Rickie Fowler is next, followed by Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose, and Brooks…Read More

Indiana Legislative Committee Takes on Gambling Expansion, Full House To Consider Bill on Thursday

In Indiana, a far-reaching gambling bill will hit the House of Representatives on Thursday for a vote. Already heavily amended by the Ways and Means Committee, the bill now includes a 9.5 percent tax on sports betting revenue and provides a new casino license for the Terre Haute area. The updated Senate Bill 552 was backed…Read More

Los Angeles Lakers President Magic Johnson Resigns Following Disappointing Season, LeBron Shocked

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The Los Angeles Lakers scored last off-season’s biggest prize: LeBron James. But fast-forward nine months, and the purple and gold shockingly won’t be one of the 16 teams going to the NBA Playoffs. Lakers President Magic Johnson – who won five NBA titles in Los Angeles as a player – is resigning as a result…Read More

Sports Bettor James Holzhauer Breaks ‘Jeopardy!’ Single-Day Record, Pro Gambler Wins $110,914

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Professional sports bettor James Holzhauer is accustomed to risk. On Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy!, the 34-year-old proved he’s willing to put his money on the line when he feels he knows the outcome of a betting opportunity. The three-day defending champion headed into Final Jeopardy! with $72,600. His nearest competitor was at a distant $6,400….Read More

Bill Allowing Online Sports Betting Passes Tennessee House Committee

A bill that would legalize sports betting online in Tennessee advanced out of a legislative committee on Tuesday. By a 12-5 vote, with one member abstaining, the General Assembly’s House State Committee approved House Bill 1. The proposal would allow Tennessee to become the first state in the U.S. to allow sports betting without establishing…Read More

Tampa Bay Heavy Favorites to Win the Stanley Cup as NHL Playoffs Start

After tying a National Hockey League record for most victories in the regular season, the Tampa Bay Lightning, find themselves the heavy favorites entering the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Lightning, who won 62 of their 82 games in the regular season, are 2-1 favorites to hoist the Cup, according to the Westgate SuperBook in Las…Read More

Professional Las Vegas Sports Bettor James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’ Winning Streak

Las Vegas sports bettor Jeopardy!

Las Vegas professional sports bettor James Holzhauer has a knack for dissecting odds, but he’s also well-versed in general trivia and has recently displayed his depth of knowledge on the TV show “Jeopardy!” Holzhauer is amid a three-day victory run, and has amassed winnings of $133,451. Dating back to last Friday, the professional sports gambler…Read More

Virginia Cavaliers Win NCAA Men’s Basketball Title One Year After Making History For Wrong Reason

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The Virginia Cavaliers beat Texas Tech 85-77 in an overtime thriller Monday night to claim the university’s first NCAA men’s basketball National Championship. The result covered the consensus one-point spread Virginia was spotting the underdog Red Raiders. It was no easy feat for the No. 1 seed out of the South Region. The Cavaliers went…Read More

NCAA Tournament Puts PropSwap.com on Sports Betting Map

The biggest winner from this year’s NCAA Tournament may not come on the court on Monday night. Instead, it may be a sports betting website that seeks to transform the industry. PropSwap.com offers bettors the chance to cash out of a futures bet early and gain some profit. It’s the brainchild of a couple of…Read More

Masters Week: Odds Favor McIlroy, DJ, Rose, and Woods for Golf’s First Major of 2019

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The 2019 Masters tees off at Augusta National on Thursday, and as the major week begins, Las Vegas oddsmakers have Rory McIlroy the favorite to win the green jacket. The Westgate SuperBook has McIlroy at just 7/1 to win the Masters and complete the career grand slam. The four-time major winner’s best performance at Augusta…Read More

Maryland Casinos Report Record Win, Live! Gains Market Share on MGM National Harbor

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Maryland casinos won $163.2 million last month in, a record haul in terms of gross gaming revenue (GGR). MGM National Harbor again led the way, with the property reporting more than $62.7 million in casino win. The $1.4 billion integrated resort that’s located just 11 miles from the National Mall in DC said GGR increased…Read More

Virginia Favored Over Texas Tech in NCAA National Championship, Regional Sportsbooks Adjust Odds Accordingly

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The No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers (34-3) are slim one-point favorites against the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders (31-6) in tonight’s NCAA men’s basketball National Championship. The Cavaliers emerged in their Final Four win over No. 5 Auburn in controversy. Virginia got away with a double dribble in the final seconds, and then officials called…Read More

Las Vegas Sportsbooks Taking Bets on Minor League Baseball Games

The Las Vegas Aviators started their baseball season on Thursday against the El Paso Chihuahuas. However, not all of the action for the Minor League club took place on the diamond. Prior to the Aviators starting its season, the Nevada Gaming Commission agreed to throw out a 34-year-old order that precluded sportsbooks in the state…Read More

Historic WrestleMania 35 Card Offers Plethora of Great Matches for Fans, Opportunities for Bettors

WrestleMania 35 Betting

When WrestleMania 35 begins on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, there will be well over a dozen matches on the card for WWE’s biggest event of the year. But it also represents a surprisingly popular market for bettors, many of whom can’t get enough of predicting the premier pro wrestling event on the…Read More

New Startup Platform Kalshi Allows Parimutuel Betting on Just About Anything

Kalshi betting platform

Sports betting is popular around the world, and many bookmakers also offer odds on political and entertainment markets. But a new startup called Kalshi is looking to expand betting even further, allowing for bets on just about any question that can be definitively answered. Kalshi is the brainchild of Tarek Mansour and Luana Lara, two…Read More

GVC Digital Operations Up 18 Percent in Q1, Too Early to Tell on FOBTs, Says CEO

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When online gambling giant GVC acquired Britain’s biggest retail bookmaker, Ladbrokes Coral, last year it had the most to lose from the government’s threat to put the squeeze on highly lucrative but controversial fixed-odds betting terminals. But Morgan Stanley noted this week that GVC has a “better growth profile” than its competitors, and its Q1…Read More

North Carolina Bill Allowing Sports Betting at Tribal Casinos Advances

A bill that would allow Indian casinos to offer sports betting and horse racing simulcasts has passed its first vote in the North Carolina General Assembly. On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce and Insurance approved an amended version of Senate Bill 154. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Jim Davis (R-Franklin), has the support…Read More

Alabama Lawmakers File Bills to Legalize State Lottery, Sports Betting

The Alabama Legislature has seen a flurry of activity regarding gambling legislation this week. Thursday was a particularly busy day as a Senate committee heard testimony on two bills regarding a state lottery. In addition, a state representative filed his second bill in three days regarding sports betting. One reason for the amount of legislation…Read More

FanDuel Sportsbook Grades All AAF Futures Bets as Winners, Declares Orlando League Champion

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The Alliance of American Football may have failed to make it through its first season, but bettors who took a shot on the league at FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey are beating treated like winners nonetheless. On Wednesday, FanDuel announced that it would grade all futures bets on the AAF championship as winners, regardless of…Read More

Virginia Favored to Win It All as NCAA Tournament Reaches the Final Four

The last teams still standing in the NCAA Tournament all landed in Minneapolis Wednesday to begin preparations for this weekend’s Final Four. Michigan State, Texas Tech, Virginia and Auburn will all take to the court at U.S. Bank Stadium Saturday evening with the hopes of advancing to Monday’s Championship tilt. Virginia, currently ranked No. 2 in…Read More

Puerto Rico Officials Pursue Legalized Sports Betting to Spur Tourism

Puerto Rico officials announced earlier this week that they will pursue legalized sports betting in an attempt to promote the Caribbean island as a tourist destination. The plan has the support of Gov. Ricardo Rossello, who unveiled the legislation on Monday. Not only would the bill regulate sports betting, but it would also cover fantasy…Read More

Rhode Island Loses $890,000 in February Sports Betting Leading State to Revisit Predicted Totals

Rhode Island lost over $890,000 on sports betting in February, with most of the blame being placed on loyal Patriots’ fans siding with the victorious home team in the Super Bowl. After New England defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, Rhode Island saw only $150,000 in revenue from sports betting at the Twin River casinos. There…Read More