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New Hampshire Lawmakers Pass Sports Betting Bill, Legislation Would Allow 10 Retail Sportsbooks

New Hampshire sports betting bill

The New Hampshire House of Representatives has passed a sports betting bill that would allow as many as 10 retail sportsbook locations to take wagers on athletic competitions. House Bill 480 was approved by a vote of 269-82, and now moves to the New Hampshire Senate. The legislation – if passed by the upper chamber…Read More

New York Governor Cuomo Will Not Bend on Online Sports Betting

New York online sports betting

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has reaffirmed that online sports betting is not welcome in the Empire State on his watch in a fresh blow to two state senators’ efforts to legalize it. Cuomo has previously said that online sports betting would violate the state constitution. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-89th), who — along with Senator…Read More

West Virginia Lawmaker Lashes Out as Two Sportsbooks Stay Closed in Dispute

UPDATE: On Wednesday, West Virginia Lottery Director John Myers said his office continues to monitor the situation with Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island casinos.  “Discussions are ongoing and we are hopeful that an agreement between the provider and its vendor will be reached that will allow the sportsbooks at Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island to…Read More

Split Rebel Stakes Leads to Record Day at Arkansas’ Oaklawn

Oaklawn Racing and Gaming’s Rebel Stakes proved to be a record-setting day on Saturday. The Arkansas track drew national attention for splitting its Rebel Stakes into two divisions, which allowed horses from California to fly in and take part in a Kentucky Derby prep race after Santa Anita was forced to cancel its March 9 running of…Read More

NCAA March Madness First Round Upset Alerts Issued for Wisconsin, Iowa State, Marquette

March Madness tournament NCAA odds

March Madness officially tips off tonight with the First Four play-in games, but the real actions gets underway on Thursday when the First Round begins the craziness that is the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. A total of 68 teams have reached the tourney. Calculating odds of a seeded sports tournament isn’t an exact science,…Read More

MGM Signs Sports Betting Partnership Deal with Major League Soccer

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MGM Resorts has signed a four-year deal with MLS that will see the operator become the league’s “official sports betting partner.” It marks the fourth major sports league — if MLS can be accurately described as such — to partner with the casino giant since the striking down by the US Supreme Court of PASPA,…Read More

Red Sox-Owned Network NSEN Lines Up Six Hours of Sports Betting Content Every Morning in New England

NESN

You may only be able to gamble legally on sports in one tiny corner of New England but that hasn’t stopped the entire region from getting its own TV show devoted to sports betting discussion — three hours of it, every weekday morning. From April, the show will be repeated immediately after it finishes, so…Read More

AGA March Madness Survey Shows Americans Love Watching and Betting on NCAA Tournament, But Not Always Legally

A new survey by the American Gaming Association (AGA) shows just how mad Americans are about college basketball this time of year. The findings, released on Monday, show 47 million adults — or nearly one in five — will make some type of bet on the NCAA Basketball Tournament, which starts this week at various…Read More

Race to Kentucky Derby Recap: Rebel Stakes Offers Fantastic Finishes at Weekend Oaklawn in Arkansas

Saturday was a big day on the road to the Kentucky Derby, as both divisions of the Rebel Stakes ended in dramatic fashion. In each race at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming, a less-than-even-money favorite was edged out at the wire. Surprise Endings In the first division, Improbable went off at 2-5 odds and appeared to…Read More

Duke Heavy Favorite Entering NCAA March Madness, Majority of Money on Blue Devils Winning It All

Duke NCAA odds March Madness

The Duke Blue Devils (29-5) haven’t lost since star Zion Williamson returned. They cruised through the ACC tournament in beating Syracuse, North Carolina, and Florida State, and in doing so solidified their standing as the overall No. 1 seed for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament – aka March Madness. The ACC champs are the Las…Read More

Champions League Favorites Avoid Facing Each Other in Quarterfinal Draw

Champions League quarterfinals draw

The four biggest teams remaining in the Champions League can be fairly happy about their quarterfinal draws, as they have managed to avoid playing each other – at least for one more round. Italian champions Juventus, English Premier League champions Manchester City, La Liga winners Barcelona, and Liverpool – last year’s Champions League runner-up –…Read More

Road to Kentucky Derby Goes Through Arkansas This Weekend, Game Winner and Improbable Promise Thrills

It’s a week later than expected, but the top two contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby will finally hit the track. Even though Game Winner and Improbable won’t face each other, this should rank as one of the most exciting weekends leading up to the Derby itself. The colts, both of whom are trained by…Read More

Kentucky Sports Betting Bill Out of Time for 2019 General Assembly

An attempt to pass legislation that would legalize sports betting in Kentucky has fallen short for this year, the bill’s primary sponsor said. State Rep. Adam Koenig acknowledged on Twitter Tuesday night that House Bill 175 would not receive a vote in the state House of Representatives before the 2019 General Assembly session is scheduled…Read More

Gambler Plans to Sue BetBright Over Bets Voided in 888 Acquisition

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A former BetBright customer whose bets could have netted him £30,000 ($40,000) had they not been voided by the company last week told the UK’s Guardian newspaper he is preparing legal action against its former owners, Desdert (Ireland) Ltd. BetBright abruptly ceased trading last Tuesday, just 24 hours after the announcement it had been bought…Read More

Oscars Betting Proves Fruitful for New Jersey Gaming Industry, Atlantic City Casinos Continue Growth

Oscars betting New Jersey Atlantic City revenue

Oscars betting provided a nice boost to New Jersey sportsbooks’ February win, as oddsmakers kept roughly a quarter of all wagers placed on the outcomes of Hollywood’s biggest night. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reports that oddsmakers took $747,696 in bets on the Academy Awards. The Atlantic City sportsbooks and two facilities…Read More