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American Gaming Association Sports Betting Summit to Gather at MGM National Harbor, Just As March Madness Unfolds

The American Gaming Association (AGA) will hold a Sports Betting Executive Summit later this week as an estimated 47 million Americans have placed wagers on the NCAA college basketball tournament, and legal betting on pro athletics is already enacted in eight states. The high-level meeting will be held at Maryland’s MGM National Harbor on Wednesday…Read More

War of Will Kentucky Derby Odds Plummet After Louisiana Stumble, Longshot Takes Prep Race

War of Will and his status as an emerging contender for this year’s Kentucky Derby has been all the talk coming out of the Fair Grounds Race Course these past few weeks. Now, though, all that is up in the air after a ninth-place finish in Saturday’s Louisiana Derby. Replays showed the Mark Casse-trained colt…Read More

NCAA March Madness Favorites Perfect in Round of 32, Teams Go 16-0

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The second round of March Madness saw the odds-on favorites run the table, as all 16 teams took care of business and advanced to the Sweet 16. That isn’t to say there weren’t some very close calls, none more notable than No. 1 overall seed Duke. The Blue Devils were nearly upset by No. 9…Read More

Alliance of American Football Leaving Las Vegas as Championship Game Moves to Frisco, Texas

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The upstart Alliance of American Football has announced that it will be moving its championship game from Las Vegas to Frisco, Texas, in a sign that the new league is moving closer to a working relationship with the NFL. The championship for the eight-team league was originally slated to be played in Sam Boyd Stadium,…Read More

Net Widens in Tennis Match-Fixing Racket Probe, 137 Players Under Suspicion

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Seven French tennis players were detained by French police this week under suspicion of throwing games at the behest of a match-fixing mastermind, known to players as “The Maestro.” The Maestro is Armenian Grigor Sargsyan who was arrested by Belgian police late June and remains in custody. He is accused of fronting a massive gambling…Read More

Legalized Sports Betting Debate to Get National Attention on 60 Minutes This Sunday

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Viewers across the country will hear a range of perspectives on legalizing sports betting this Sunday, as 60 Minutes will air a segment that discusses the topic after the first weekend of NCAA Tournament coverage on CBS. The network has already released promotional clips from the segment, which features both supporters and opponents of regulated…Read More

Kentucky Derby Trail Sees War of Will Ready for Battle in Louisiana

The road to the Kentucky Derby returns to Fair Grounds Race Course on Saturday for the running of the Grade II Louisiana Derby, and War of Will stands to be the heavy favorite in the 1-1/8-mile race. The Mark Casse-trained colt enters the race winning his last three starts, with the last two being stakes…Read More

NCAA Tournament: Injured Star Puts Kentucky in Tough Spot Against Upstart Wofford

Kentucky — one of the top teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament — will not have a key player for its second-round game on Saturday. The Wildcats face Wofford for a trip to the Sweet 16, and it will again be without sophomore P.J. Washington. The forward sprained his right foot in a loss to…Read More

New Hampshire Casino Bill Back from the Dead, Makes Miraculous Recovery in the Senate

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The New Hampshire Senate unexpectedly resurrected a seemingly doomed casino bill on Thursday and batting it across to the House with its seal of approval. It’s not the first time one of Senator Lou D’Allesandro’s (D-Manchester) casino bills has risen from the dead — the senator himself has doggedly resuscitated them every year at the…Read More

Illinois Could Be First Midwestern State to Legalize Sports Betting, Multiple Proposals Filed

Illinois lawmakers will consider four proposals to legalize sports betting in the Prairie State, which, if succesful, would make it the first in the Midwest to do so. On Thursday, four state House representatives filed amendments to a bill, HB 3308, sponsored by state Rep. Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside). Each amendment offers a different method for…Read More

Bettors Batter Sportsbooks with Massive Parlay Wins in Mississippi, Pennsylvania

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In the world of sports betting, a massive parlay is often seen as a sucker bet, more of a lottery ticket than a serious attempt to find an edge. But for two different bettors in states that have recently opened sportsbooks, massive parlays have paid off in a big way this month. An unidentified bettor…Read More

No Downstate New York Casinos Before 2023: Governor Cuomo

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will not approve the lifting a moratorium barring the creation of new casino licenses before 2023, despite the best efforts of powerful casino interests and their lobbyists to convince him otherwise. MGM Resorts, LVS Corp, and the Genting Group have been pushing for full-scale casino gaming in the New York…Read More

Las Vegas Still Appeals to Bettors During NCAA Tournament, Despite Sports Betting Expansion

This is the drama of the NCAA Tournament: over the next couple of days, three or four college basketball games will be broadcast simultaneously on national television. Their stakes will be the same. Win and keep playing, or lose and see your season end in one of the biggest sporting events in the world. It’s…Read More

Connecticut Committee Advances Sports Betting, Plus Bridgeport and East Windsor Casino Bills

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A glut of Connecticut gambling expansion bills advanced from the Public Safety and Security Committee in Hartford on Tuesday, with the understanding that the legislature still has a lot of refining to do. Rep. Pat Boyd (D-Pomfret) described the hearing as “chapter two of a pretty long book,” after the committee approved bills that would…Read More

State Sports Betting Regulations Complicate March Madness Odds for Sportsbooks

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State sports betting regulations that vary from one jurisdiction to the next are complicating the NCAA March Madness oddsmaking process for sportsbooks operating in legal markets. The first round of the men’s basketball tournament tips off tomorrow, with games being played across the country. Duke is the favorite to win it all at 9/4, followed…Read More