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Georgia’s Jake Fromm Early Favorite for 2018 Heisman Trophy

Jake Fromm

Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm might have suffered serious disappointment losing College Football’s National Championship game but he can take solace in the fact that he is the early selection to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy. Initial odds have been set and the sophomore has been installed as the 10-1 pick. Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley,…Read More

18 States Eye Sports Betting Bills in 2018, in Preparation for PASPA Overturn

sports betting PASPA Supreme Court

Sports betting in America could soon drastically change if the US Supreme Court rules in favor of New Jersey’s appeal against the current federal ban. If the high court finds flaws in the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) and allows New Jersey to authorize sportsbooks, a new study concludes that major sports betting…Read More

Indiana Joins Growing List of States with Bills to Legalize Sports Betting if SCOTUS Kills PASPA

Indiana legislator Jon Ford

The list of states that are considering the possibility of regulating sports betting in the near future continues to grow. Indiana became the latest to introduce legislation that would take effect if the Supreme Court overturns a federal ban on sports betting ban known as PASPA. State Sen. Jon Ford (R-Terre Haute) introduced SB 405…Read More

Villanova No. 1 in AP Poll, Improves Odds to Win NCAA Championship

Villanova Basketball

It was a short absence but Villanova is back atop the AP Men’s basketball poll after a week and they have also seen their odds to win the NCAA Championship decrease. The winners of the title in 2016 have been No. 1 four of the 10 weeks of the season. They dropped from the top…Read More

Alabama Crimson Tide National Champions, Three-Point Victory Over Georgia Scores for Sportsbooks

Alabama national championship odds

The Alabama Crimson Tide won its fifth national championship in nine years last night in Atlanta over the Georgia Bulldogs in the unlikeliest of ways. Down by three points in overtime, with a freshman quarterback at the helm on a second-and-26 from the 41-yard line, Tua Tagovailoa became an instant Tuscaloosa legend when he found…Read More

PASPA Sports Betting Ban May See SCOTUS Overturn, But with Caveats, Opines AGA CEO Geoff Freeman

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

The US Supreme Court is expected to issue its verdict in New Jersey’s federal PASPA sports betting ban appeal sometime before this June. When that ruling comes down, American Gaming Association (AGA) President Geoff Freeman expects the high court to concur on the petitioner’s side. Speaking over the weekend at the winter meeting of the…Read More

Oakland Raiders Hope To Regain Playoff Form by Spending $100 Million on Jon Gruden

Jon Gruden

The Oakland Raiders are hoping that Jon Gruden can bring the team back to Super Bowl contention and are paying him a reported $100 million over 10 years to do so. The franchise, which will be moving to Las Vegas in 2020, made the announcement on Saturday after the ESPN analyst broadcast his last game…Read More

Oprah Winfrey 2020 Presidential Odds Shorten, Following Golden Globes Speech

Oprah Winfrey 2020 odds

Could presidential candidate Oprah Winfrey be a thing in 2020? Before President Donald Trump disrupted all conventional political thinking while paving his own path to the White House, the notion of a former high-profile television personality and billionaire businessperson holding the most powerful office in the world might have seemed a bit of a stretch….Read More

Divisional Playoff Point Spreads Show Conference Disparities

Nick Foles

Sports books think that New England and Pittsburgh will meet in the AFC Championship and the point spreads in this weekend’s divisional playoff games reflect that. They are both large favorites to advance to the game to see which team will represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. The NFC divisional games are much tighter…Read More

PGA Tour Players Forced to Undergo Anti-Gambling Program

PGA Tour gambling policy

The wraparound PGA Tour season got back in full swing this week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Maui, Hawaii. But before players who won an official event in 2017 teed off, all were required to watch an online anti-gambling tutorial. The PGA Tour announced the formation of its Integrity Program last fall, and…Read More

Tiger Woods Hopes to Roar Back From Back Surgery at San Diego Tournament

Tiger Woods

The latest come back for Tiger Woods will take place at the site of his last attempt to return from back surgery and he is hoping it goes better than 2017. The 42 year old has committed to play at the PGA Tour’s Farmers Insurance Open the last week of January. Woods put out a…Read More

Israeli Government Reaches $6.7 Million Settlement with GBI Racing

GBI Racing Israel settlement

The Israeli government has agreed to pay a settlement of 23 million shekels ($6.7 million) to GBI Racing following the implementation of a ban on betting on horse racing that came into effect last week. The settlement provides GBI with compensation for the remainder of their contract, which was initially set to expire this coming…Read More

Serena Williams, Andy Murray Withdraw From Australian Open

Serena Williams and Andy Murray

The Australian Open is looking less like a Grand Slam event after losing tennis stars Serena Williams and Andy Murray this week. Murray told tournament organizers on Wednesday he couldn’t play because of a lingering injury. “Sadly I won’t be playing in Melbourne this year, as I am not yet ready to compete,” Murray said…Read More

$1.3 Million Westgate SuperContest Scooped by Briceton Branch Sr., Father of High School Football Star

Westgate SuperContest 2017 Million Dollar winner

39-year-old Briceton Branch Sr. lived up to his own teenage son’s expectations when he beat out more than 2,700 other sports bettors over the course of the NFL season to win the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, walking away with the grand prize of $1,327,284. Branch, who won under the entry name of “Grannys Boy,” finished…Read More

PGA Tour Season Starts New Year with Same Favorites

Jordan Spieth

While Tiger Woods waits to make his comeback the last week of January, the PGA Tour kicks off its first event of the year for golfers that won an event last year. The Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Maui features 34 golfers including three of the four major championship winners. Not…Read More