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Casino Owner Tilman Fertitta Buys NBA’s Houston Rockets for $2.2 Billion

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Seafood restaurant and casino magnate Tilman Fertitta agreed on Monday to shell out 2.2 billion clams for the NBA’s Houston Rockets. The purchase price set a record for professional basketball teams, exceeding the $2 billion that Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers in 2014. It also showed further willingness by major professional sports…Read More

Ban Gambling Brands on Soccer Shirts, Says UK Opposition Labour Party

Labour calls for end to soccer shirt sponsorship

A Labour government in the UK would put an end to gambling companies advertising on soccer jerseys, the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson said on Wednesday. This season, nine out of 20 English Premier League teams are bearing the logos of betting companies across their chests and a combined 62 million has been forked out…Read More

Supreme Court Sports Betting Case Receives AGA Brief in Support of New Jersey

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

The Supreme Court received an amicus brief this week filed by the American Gaming Association (AGA) that expresses the casino lobbyist’s views that New Jersey’s arguments against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) have merit, and that the federal sports betting ban should be overturned. An amicus brief is a legal document filed…Read More

Brazilian Olympic Committee President Allegedly Orchestrated Millions in Bribes for Rio Summer Games

Olympic Committee corruption bribe

The head of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) is being accused by his own country, as well as federal officials in France, of buying votes in Rio de Janeiro’s successful bid to host the 2016 Summer Games. The developments this week add more disgrace to the international sporting world. FIFA, the governing body of soccer…Read More

Westgate Las Vegas’s NFL SuperContest Shatters Record, Will Pay Winner $1 Million

Westgate SuperContest

Changes to the Las Vegas Westgate’s NFL SuperContest seem to have worked as the handicapping competition produced 2,323 early-bird entries, breaking 2016’s record. Because of the amount of people signed up the 2017 tournament will produce its first $1 million winner. The deadline is 11 a.m. September 9. Last year the popular challenge had 1,576…Read More

Howard University Pulls off Biggest Spread Upset in College Football History

Howard University UNLV college football

Howard University was a 45-point underdog entering Saturday night’s game in Las Vegas against UNLV. But that didn’t stop the small Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team from pulling off the biggest spread upset in college football history. Just 10 miles from the Strip, Sam Boyd Stadium played host to the biggest sports betting upset Nevada’s legalized…Read More

Heisman Hopes Vanish for Florida State’s Francois After Injury

Heisman hopefuls

The promise of a breakout year for Florida State University quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Deondre Francois was crushed when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the fourth quarter of the Seminoles 24-7 loss to Alabama on Saturday. The signal caller tore his patellar tendon in his left knee and will require surgery. With…Read More

British Bookmakers Offer Odds, as Kate Middleton and Prince William Announce Third Royal Pregnancy

Princess Kate royal family

The former Kate Middleton, aka the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, is less than three months pregnant with the royal couple’s third child, and the announcement already has overseas sports betting shops offering up odds on the upcoming baby’s sex and name possibilities. Early Monday morning, the Duchess and Prince William (also…Read More

Tiger Woods Practicing Again, But No Timetable for Betting on His Return

Tiger Woods chipping video

Tiger Woods teased golf fans on Thursday when he posted on Twitter a short video of him practicing his chipping, but gave no information on when he might return to the PGA Tour. It appears through earlier comments that April 2018 and the Masters is the goal. Under the 28-second slow motion video, he wrote,…Read More

Reigning Champion Clemson Tigers Unpopular at Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Clemson Tigers Alabama college football

The Clemson Tigers went 14-1 last year in winning their second national championship. Las Vegas sports bettors believe 2017 will be a different story. After losing star quarterback and Heisman Trophy runner up Deshaun Watson to the NFL, Clemson returns with a junior under center who’s never taken meaningful snaps. But with four starters back…Read More

888 Hit With Record $10M Fine for Letting Problem Gamblers Play

MP Tom Watson condemns 888 for failings in corporate responsibility

888 Holdings has been fined £7.8 million ($10 million) by the UK Gambling Commission over serious failings of its social responsibility program. The fine, a record amount for the online gambling industry, was imposed after regulators discovered a technical glitch in 888’s system that allowed thousands of self-excluded gamblers to continue to play. The UKGC…Read More

Alexandr Dolgopolov Angrily Denies Fixing Tennis Match Amid Investigation

Alexandr Dolgopolov match fixing

After winning his first-round tennis match at the US Open on Wednesday, Alexandr Dolgopolov didn’t get to talk about the victory, but instead found himself having to deny match fixing amid an investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU). The alleged incident that prompted the inquiry by tennis’s anti-corruption group was against Thiago Monteiro at…Read More

Nevada Gaming Revenue Down in July, But Economy Still Strong

Nevada gaming revenue Las Vegas

Nevada gaming revenue fell 1.7 percent in July to just under $998 million, but the state casino control board isn’t concerned. That’s because July 2016 was exceptionally strong, with total win tallying more than $1 billion. Most of the state’s monitored gaming markets posted year over year gains in July, but the Strip pulled the…Read More

Golden State Warriors Have Astronomical Odds at Westgate SuperBook

Golden State Warriors Las Vegas odds

The Golden State Warriors won 67 games in the regular season last year and their second NBA title in three years. With the team largely returning intact, led by former MVPs Kevin Durant and Steph Curry, oddsmakers believe the 2017/18 championship is the Warriors’ to lose. With the best record in the NBA the last…Read More

Japan Promises to Phase Out Online Horserace Betting by 2020

Japan horserace betting

Japan will introduce new regulations to restrict online horserace betting. This announcement comes as part of the government’s efforts to address concerns about problem gambling prior to the introduction of casino resorts in the country, and prior to Tokyo’s hosting the Summer Olympics in 2020. Casino gaming has long been part of the economic grand…Read More