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5/27/2017

article New federal gambling bill could repeal law against betting on sports for some Americans
(Washington D.C.) -- A bill introduced to the United States House of Representatives’ Commerce and Energy Committee on Thursday could remove federal barriers to...
article US Mulls Law to Repeal Federal Sports Betting Legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- A discussion draft was introduced by Congress’s House Energy and Commerce Committee which could see sweeping changes in the US sports betting...

5/26/2017

article Federal Sports Betting Ban Repeal “Discussion Draft” Introduced in House Committee
(Washington D.C.) -- A US sports betting ban currently on the books has been there since 1992, when the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was signed...
article Inside Gaming: Congress to Consider Sports Betting, Online Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- This week's installment of Inside Gaming shares news of new legislation being considered by a House committee regarding both sports betting and...

5/25/2017

article GAME Act proposing repeal of federal prohibition on sports betting revealed
(Washington D.C.) -- A congressional committee on Thursday unveiled a draft of comprehensive legislation that would repeal the federal prohibition on sports betting and...
article N.J. congressman drafts bill seeking end to sports-betting prohibition
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. congressman from New Jersey has released a draft of a bill that would repeal a federal prohibition covering most types of sports betting and...
article MINTON: Gambling Bill Could Restore Freedom to States
(Washington D.C.) -- Congress may soon consider a bill that would repeal outdated federal gambling prohibitions, and thus allow states to legalize and regulate any form...

5/22/2017

article You Might Be Able To Bet On NFL At Las Vegas Raiders Stadium, But Not Play DraftKings, FanDuel
(Las Vegas) -- The new Las Vegas Raiders stadium — scheduled for completion in 2020 — sets up an interesting dynamic for gambling and the NFL. Namely, sports...
article NFL Not Happy Over Prospect of Mobile Betting at Vegas Raiders Stadium
(Nevada) -- The National Football League still considers sports betting detrimental to society. This hasn’t stopped the Raiders from relocating to the gambling...

5/18/2017

article Precursors To Legal US Sports Betting Look To Gain Traction While Federal Ban Persists
(USA) -- Widespread regulated and legal sports betting is the endgame that many want to see in the United States, eventually. The path to get there, however, is not a...
article US fantasy operators push the boundaries of legal sports betting
(USA) -- As New Jersey waits to learn if the US Supreme Court will consider its bid to overturn the federal ban on sports betting, gaming operators continue to offer...

5/17/2017

article More Gaming Operators And States Should Use Fantasy Sports Laws As A Tool To Advance Sports Betting
(USA) -- No one has fully realized the potential that daily fantasy sports laws have opened up. Is that starting to change?

5/16/2017

article Three Washington business heavyweights are betting on a ‘sports prediction’ app
(Washington D.C.) -- The experience of fantasy sports start-ups DraftKings and FanDuel is seen as a cautionary tale for many in the sports business. Both rose to sky-...

5/14/2017

article Gambling giant Sportsbet sparks controversy over commercial featuring Ben Johnson
(Australia) -- Gambling giant Sportsbet has been read the riot act from the government over a controversial commercial featuring convicted drug cheat Ben Johnson. The...

5/13/2017

article Fixing dark spots of the big betting backbone
(India) -- Amid the backdrop of a series of arrests in the IPL gambling racket, the government has set in motion the process to legalise the sports betting in India. The...
article Federal sports betting case ends with no prison time
(Oklahoma) -- The leader of an illegal sports betting operation has been ordered to pay $12.6 million to the federal government but will not be going to prison. Instead...

5/12/2017

article Horner must receive support for gambling problem, urges Foran
(UK) -- Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran has called for midfielder Lewis Horner to be helped rather than punished after being cited by the Scottish FA for betting on...

5/11/2017

article The NFL’s Argument That Sports Betting Causes Harm Is Wearing Thin
(Florida) -- The National Football League’s longstanding opposition to expanded legal sports betting has been branded (correctly) in many quarters as “...

5/10/2017

article GROVE: Here’s How (Most Of) America Will Get Legal Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- The history of gambling expansion in the United States is one of massive exceptions creatively and persistently crammed through available loopholes. Some...

5/9/2017

article End The US Sports Betting Ban: Nearly Three Out Of Four Sports Fans Agree, AGA Survey Says
(Washington D.C.) -- A majority of Americans are in favor of allowing states to decide whether to legalize sports betting, with avid sports fans even more likely to...

5/8/2017

article FA to consider future partnerships with gambling operators
(UK) -- Greg Clarke, chairman of the English Football Association (FA), has said that the sport’s national governing body is to “consider” its...
article Gambling: Something Must Be Done To Tackle Football’s Dark Side
(UK) -- It’s Saturday, late afternoon and I’m watching the football. Everton are playing Swansea. The latter team’s players are all in white and...
article England footballer 'bet on his OWN transfer' as gambling epidemic sweeps the sport
(UK) -- One England star bet £500 on his own transfer to a top flight club in a bid to win £5,000, the Mirror reports. Gambling is sweeping the beautiful...
article England footy star risked career by betting on his own transfer - to win £5,000
(UK) -- Footballers are allegedly blowing huge portions of their million pounds salaries on gambling, a bookies insider has sensationally claimed.

5/7/2017

article England footballer bet on his own transfer in stark example of gambling epidemic gripping the game
(UK) -- Football stars are blowing ­millions of pounds on gambling after being wooed by bookies promising a host of freebies and glamour invites, an insider has...
article OP/ED: GAA cannot afford to hedge bets on gambling
(Ireland) -- When news emerged about irregular betting patterns in an Athlone Town soccer match against Longford recently, there was shock and horror. Seemingly, a lot...

5/5/2017

article Gambling muddles reputation of the beautiful game
(UK) -- The English Premier League has a gambling problem. Anyone watching live football on television will be inundated with pleas to log into a betting account and...

5/4/2017

article The NFL Continues To Move The Goalposts On Gambling With The Las Vegas Raiders’ New Stadium
(Las Vegas) -- We already know that the NFL is wildly inconsistent when it comes to its handling of gambling issues. But the league continues to engage in a lot of...
article Yes, the new Raiders stadium will have ties to gambling
(Las Vegas) -- With the Oakland Raiders moving to the gambling capital of the nation and playing in a stadium built in large part by a tax on hotel rooms rented by those...

5/2/2017

article BLOG: Adelson could be the key to letting states choose if they want sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- If they haven’t already begun, isn’t it time for the “back channel” negotiations to commence that might end the prohibition...
article Spectrum Gaming Group reveals sports betting strategies
(New Jersey) -- As the prospect of increased legal sports wagering in the United States becomes more imminent, leadership and experience are needed to guide the debate...

4/28/2017

article Goodell: ‘We’ll Remain Opposed’ To Legalizing Sports Betting, NFL Not Changing Its Tune
(Pennsylvania) -- If the NFL is coming any closer to changing it stance on the legalization of sports betting, it’s not coming from the mouth of Commissioner Roger...
article Arsene Wenger: Gambling is 'immoral' and should be banned from society
(Monaco) -- Monaco sensation Kylian Mbappe would benefit greatly from a move to Arsenal and will sign with the team, according to club legend Robert Pires, but the...

4/27/2017

article Possible legal sports betting soon
(USA) -- The gaming market in the United States expects a soon resolution on the sports betting federal ban, which could be repealed during President Donald Trump’...
article Nevada OKs Prop Bets on NFL Draft
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has approved the state’s sports books to take bets on the National Football League draft to be held in Philadelphia...
article Joey Barton banned for 18 months over gambling
(UK) -- Joey Barton has been suspended from all football activity for 18 months after admitting a misconduct charge relating to betting, the Football Association has...
article Joey Barton: Burnley midfielder says he is addicted to gambling after FA ban
(UK) -- Joey Barton has said he is addicted to gambling and criticised the Football Association for what he says is a "dependence on betting companies".

4/26/2017

article Sports Gambling Ban Repeal Could Happen in Trump's First Term, Group Says
(Washington D.C.) -- As top sports officials and the American public soften their decades-long opposition to legal sports betting, the American Gaming Association, one...
article NCAA shows it would rather take a stand against sports gambling than discrimination
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week, the NCAA announced where it would hold more than 600 championship events between fall 2017 and spring 2022.
press release DIMOCO to participate in Betting on Football Conference 2017
(UK) -- DIMOCO Carrier Billing today announced their participation in the Betting on Football Conference 2017, taking place 3-4 May at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge...

4/25/2017

article Could Legalized Gambling Save Us From the Insufferability of Fantasy Sports?
(New York) -- In the early 1990s, Bill Bradley, the New Jersey senator and former New York Knick, argued several times in front of Congress that legalizing sports...
article Can The NFL Possibly Get More Hypocritical On Sports Betting? Deadspin Details Patriots Owner’s Stake In Casinos
(Las Vegas) -- It would be difficult for the NFL to turn its stance on gambling into more of a dumpster fire. But the level of hypocrisy from the NFL got ratcheted up...

4/23/2017

article OP/ED: AFL and gambling: Hobbling of minimal reforms is shameful
(Australia) -- Congratulations Caroline Wilson for revealing the AFL's lobbying against the proposed federal bans on gambling ads during live sport ("Gambling...

4/21/2017

article Latest Sports Betting Trends and Legality of Betting in the USA
(USA) -- Every country of the world is going to have in place some form of structure in place in regards to the way that country regulates and licenses any and all...

4/20/2017

article Pick up the flag: NFL is wrong to target players over charity event
(Pennsylvania) -- The National Football League decided to move the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, a gambling paradise. The NFL accepts sponsorship money from DraftKings,...
article “Events like FADJA are always positive”
(Latin America) -- Sirplay is boosting regulated sports betting platforms in the Latin American market through FADJA. Sirplay Chief Executive Officer Bart Esposito...
article “Vegas Dave” Arrested on Misdemeanor Battery Charge After Not Guilty Plea in Federal Case
(Las Vegas) -- Life just got a even more complicated for “Vegas” Dave Oancea, the celebrated professional sports bettor, who was indicted last week by a...
press release New PlayUSA.com Report Captures Where Legal Gambling Stands In The U.S., And Where Industry Is Headed
(Las Vegas) -- PlayUSA.com has captured the current state of the rapidly evolving legal online gambling industry with its newly released white paper entitled, "...

4/13/2017

article OP/ED: NFL: League is wrong when it comes to Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- Sometimes the bumbling bozos in charge of the NFL just can’t help themselves. Or maybe they’ve been so afraid of Las Vegas for so long that they...
article The unbelievable growth in the sport betting industry in Kenya.
(Kenya) -- The desire for gambling in Africa is huge, and governments across the continent are beginning to realize. Sports betting is the second-largest after Casino...

4/12/2017

article Commentary: League is still lost
(Wisconsin) -- Sometimes the bumbling bozos in charge of the NFL just can’t help themselves. Or maybe they’ve been so afraid of Las Vegas for so long that...
article OP/ED: The NFL’s latest feud with Pittsburgh Steeler James Harrison borders on the absurd
(Pennsylvania) -- I’ve never been the type of person who makes excuses for athletes behaving badly. I’ve also never been an apologist for those who get paid...

4/11/2017

article NFL Gambling Policy Clear, but Misunderstood by Public
(USA) -- Critics have called the NFL the “No Fun League,” but the organization’s policy on gambling is not as restrictive to players as people are led...
article NFL’s gambling policy allows players to wager on casino games
(Las Vegas) -- The news that the NFL is expected to fine a group of current players for taking part in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand has...

4/10/2017

article Barriers between pro sports and gambling appear to be falling
(Washington) -- There were days not long ago when the National Football League feared its players even paying a visit to Las Vegas. And they weren’t alone.
article SNYDER: NFL already stumbling on Vegas
(Washington D.C.) -- Only the NFL is obtuse enough to celebrate putting a franchise in Las Vegas and criticize players for attending an arm-wrestling tournament there.
article With Conditions, Casinos Betting on NFL Draft Wagering
(Las Vegas) -- Betting on the NFL just went up another level as Las Vegas sports books announced that for the first time they would be taking action on the NFL draft...
article Dolphins WR Kenny Stills could be disciplined for being in Las Vegas arm wrestling event
(Florida) -- Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills might face a fine from the NFL, but likely not a suspension, for participating in an arm wrestling event in Las...
article James Harrison, Maurkice Pouncey under fire by NFL over casino appearance
(Pennsylvania) -- Steelers James Harrison and Maurkice Pouncey face potential fines, a source told the Post-Gazette Monday, as a result of their participation in a...
article NaVorro Bowman, others to be fined for arm wrestling tournament at Las Vegas casino
(California) -- The NFL is expected to levy fines on current NFL players who took part in a recent arm wrestling contest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to Ian...
article NFL fining players at a Las Vegas arm wrestling charity tournament is dumb
(Massachusetts) -- New England Patriots SS Patrick Chung has to be considered the bad boy of the secondary because he’s violated the NFL’s gambling policy...
article Over 30 NFL Players Were Fined for Arm Wrestling in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL isn't going to host games in Las Vegas until the Oakland Raiders move there in 2020. But it seems Sin City doesn't want to wait that long...
article Steelers' Harrison not talking about arm wrestling event
(Pennsylvania) -- Steelers linebacker James Harrison could be squaring off against the NFL again this offseason because of his participation in an arm wrestling event...
article NFL players will be fined for Las Vegas arm wrestling event
(USA) -- An arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas featuring NFL players sounds like a lot of fun. However, the players who participated in it will face fines from the...
article Source: NFL to fine players involved in Vegas arm wrestling tournament
(USA) -- NFL players who participated in a made-for-TV arm wrestling tournament last week at a nightclub inside a Las Vegas casino will be fined, pending further...

4/9/2017

article Arm wrestling event tests NFL’s gambling policy
(Las Vegas) -- Two years after the NFL strong-armed Tony Romo and his business partners into abandoning plans to hold a fantasy football convention at a Las Vegas...
article What happens in Vegas ... NFL gambling policy tested by arm-wrestling event
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly three dozen NFL players are in Las Vegas this weekend for a competition that classically captures the macho spirit of football: Arm wrestling.
article Masters Golf Betting Odds Take Dramatic Turn
(Georgia) -- Every year there is some odd thing that happens that disrupts the predicted path of the odds makers for the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia.
article Pay Per Head Platforms – Are They Making Sports Betting More Transparent?
(UK) -- Sports betting is a new reality of social conversations where people openly discuss and share tips on how to beat the online sports betting portals and pokie...
article Timothy Doheny Suing to Throw Out Trashy Past of Sports Gambling Involvement
(New York) -- It was 20 years ago, but for Timothy Doheny the past has come back for a reunion, and he may well lose his business if he doesn’t win a lawsuit he...

4/8/2017

article NFL Considering Disciplinary Action For Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Contest
(Las Vegas) -- More than 30 current and former NFL players participated in a Las Vegas contest called the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship this weekend, which is...
article NFL investigating arm wrestling contest involving Marshawn Lynch, James Harrison
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL is conducting an investigation into "The Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship" involving at least 30 former and current NFL players....
article Las Vegas gambler Walters’s win streak ends with insider-trading conviction
(Las Vegas) -- Billy Walters just lost the biggest bet of his life — and this time, it’s likely to cost him much more than cash. Widely considered the nation...
article Las Vegas Casinos Will Take Bets On The NFL Draft This Year For The First Time Ever
(Nevada) -- On the heels of the Oakland Raiders officially moving to Las Vegas, the city, and the NFL are taking yet another step in integrating the city’s long,...

4/7/2017

article For gambling advocates, Raiders’ relocation offers opportunity
(Las Vegas) -- Concerns about Sin City’s temptations have kept the NFL out of Las Vegas for years, but the relocation of the Oakland Raiders represents a shift in...

4/6/2017

article MLB commissioner open to meeting over legal sports betting
(USA) -- Rob Manfred, commissioner of North America’s Major League Baseball (MLB), has said he would be prepared to hold further talks over wider legalisation of...

4/5/2017

article ‘Standing’ Up For The Federal Sports Betting Ban: New Quotes From NBA, NFL Execs Could Impact Cases Beyond New Jersey
(USA) -- Doublespeak – long a part of opaque political speech and famous George Orwell dystopian novels – has now prominently entered the debate over legal...
article More Saints fans want ban lifted on sports betting
(Louisiana) -- A new survey shows 51 percent of New Orleans Saints fans support lifting the federal ban on sports betting, and think Louisiana, not the federal...

4/4/2017

article What does Raiders' move say about NFL's relationship with sports gambling?
(Washington D.C.) -- Each week, The Washington Post's Mark Maske provides in-depth NFL analysis with "First and 10," a dissection of the league's most...
article How gambling software helped one amateur make $1300 in 12 days
(North Carolina) -- With the championship win by North Carolina in the books, March Madness comes to a close, and with it ends a gambling spree joined by nearly 40...
article How The Legalization Of Gambling On Sports Could Impact MN Companies
(Minnesota) -- America’s rule against gambling on professional sporting events could shift as soon as this year, the Wall Street Journal reported, as more...

4/3/2017

article NFL-imposed betting ban on Las Vegas Raiders games won’t happen says Goodell
(Las Vegas) -- A betting ban hasn’t been requested by the NFL on Raiders games when the team leaves Oakland for Las Vegas, and league commissioner Roger Goodell...
article Vegas Experts: Raiders' Move Shows Goodell and NFL Could Embrace Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- For years, the NFL has stood against the legalization of sports gambling. For years, the idea of a football team calling Las Vegas home was preposterous.
article With Raiders' move to Vegas, NFL rubs its hypocrisy in N.J.'s nose
(New Jersey) -- ''The hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself.'' -- Hannah Arendt from ''On Revolution.''...
article Las Vegas, You Ready for Some Football?
(Las Vegas) -- A decade ago, the National Football League was turning up its nose at Las Vegas’ money, fearful of the taint of gambling. Now it’s bringing...

4/2/2017

article Roger Goodell - Vegas Raiders has no connection with gambling
(Las Vegas) -- When the Oakland Raiders returned to East Bay in 1995, the city paid for renovations and the addition of Mt. Davis to the coliseum. How did this all start?
article Foran Opens Up About Gambling Addiction
(Australia) -- Kieran Foran has paid glowing tribute to Warriors halves partner Shaun Johnson's help while also revealing the depth of his battles with mental...

4/1/2017

article NFL not requesting betting ban on Las Vegas Raiders games
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL hasn’t requested a betting ban on Raiders games when the team moves to Las Vegas, and commissioner Roger Goodell said the league has no...

3/31/2017

article American Gaming Association estimates that baseball fans will wager $36.5 billion on Major League Baseball
(Nevada) -- Sports fans in the United States are expected to wager $36.5 billion on Major League Baseball this season, according to an estimate by the American Gaming...
article Phil Mickelson paid $1.9 million gambling debt to Vegas bettor, court documents say
(Las Vegas) -- Federal prosecutors broke down a series of stock trades by Phil Mickelson in 2012 and identified an alleged $1.9 million debt related to sports gambling...
article Four UR baseball players suspended for online gambling to be reinstated
(Virginia) -- In about a week, the University of Richmond’s baseball team will look a bit more like it was projected in the preseason. Four of five Spiders who had...

3/30/2017

article Raiders’ Vegas Move Signals NFL Warming to Legal Sports Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Next to the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), there has been no greater opponent to legalizing sports gambling in the U.S. than the...
article What The Raiders’ Move To Vegas Means For The Push To Legalize Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- From the nation’s capital to the global capital of gambling, advocates for the legalization of sports betting celebrated the NFL’s decision...
article What’s the NFL’s end game with gambling?
(Las Vegas) -- As the NFL tries to balance a love of Las Vegas with a loathing of the primary activity that goes on there, what if the league also secretly lusts after...
article With multiple major-league sports teams on the way, it’s time to prove we deserve them
(Las Vegas) -- Not long ago, I would have been less shocked by any of these headlines than the one that made worldwide news Monday: NFL owners approve Raiders’...
article March Madness Spawns New Sports Betting Debate
(USA) -- Two weeks ago, the American Gaming Association renewed its ongoing call for the legalization of sports betting in the U.S. by estimating that $10.4 billion will...
article Richmond baseball players suspended for betting on sporting events
(Virginia) -- Five University of Richmond baseball players were suspended for betting money on sporting events, an NCAA spokesperson told ESPN on Thursday. The wagering...

3/28/2017

article Roger Goodell says NFL still opposed to legalized sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that league ownership remains opposed to legalized sports betting because of integrity concerns, while also...

3/27/2017

article No money for madness: Why the NCAA restricts gambling on fantasy sports
(USA) -- Every March, madness strikes for college basketball fans across the country. Upsets, Cinderella stories and surprises happen almost every round year after year...

3/26/2017

article OP/ED: Vegas gambling issues falling on deaf ears within NFL
(Las Vegas) -- When it comes to the potential practical consequences of putting a professional football team in Las Vegas, the NFL isn’t completely ignoring the...
article 'In-Play Facts' Gives Online Sports Betting New Life
(Internet) -- Information is a key component of sports betting and the punter who uses info wisely could possibly make a better bet. Knowing what is going on and having...
article NFL Owners And Their Righteous Anti-Gambling Hypocrisy
(Florida) -- Las Vegas is considered the gambling capital of America. The NFL shunned Las Vegas in the past even saying no to a commercial promoting the city prepared...

3/25/2017

article OP/ED: Lewis's tragic story highlights the danger of online betting as well as the hidden nature of gambling addiction
(UK) -- Tune into any sporting event on your television and sooner or later an advertisement for a betting company will be screened. Quite naturally these will make...

3/24/2017

article Gambling isn't one of NFL's 3 biggest concerns about Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- If the Oakland Raiders do end up moving to Las Vegas, the city's rampant gambling won't be the NFL's biggest concern. In fact, it won't...
article Vegas casino owner no longer has to sweat $1M March Madness payout
(Las Vegas) -- Michigan’s loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million. Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 bet on...
article As billions are wagered during March Madness games, National Council on Problem Gambling reminds people it can be addicting
(Missouri) -- You may be surprised to hear workplace brackets where money is awarded is technically illegal, but the feds likely aren’t going to bust you over $10...
article Australia Outlaws Online Poker, Live Sports Betting
(Australia) -- Australian federal parliament banned online poker Tuesday after the Senate passed an amendment bill to close "loopholes," moving from tightening...

3/23/2017

article Vegas casino owner eyes $1M March Madness win from rival
(Atlantic City) -- This is March Madness on a whole different level. A bet between two Las Vegas casino owners will cost one of them $1 million if Michigan wins the NCAA...
article Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Sports Book Director Credits Ronda Rousey For Surge In MMA Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- Mike Piranio is the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Race/Sports Book Director and he has been in that position for quite some time now.

3/21/2017

article Down $109,000, casino owner still has shot at $1 million NCAA Tournament bet
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens had a forgettable first weekend of NCAA Tournament betting, but he still has hope for a possible $1 million payout....

3/19/2017

article Las Vegas casino owner loses $109K on first round of NCAA Tournament
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens bet a total of $352,000 on the first round of the NCAA Tournament, wagering $11,000 to win $10,000 on each of the...

3/18/2017

article Group warns about problem gambling as March Madness rolls on
(Chicago) -- A Boston group wants to make sure March Madness doesn't turn into a year-round gambling habit for some people. The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive...
article Regulating betting better than ban: Law commission
(India) -- Tasked by the Supreme Court to examine whether betting should be legalised in the backdrop of the infamous 2013 IPL betting scandal that rocked the careers of...

3/17/2017

article This $352K gamble is why Brent Musburger rushed out to Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- It was like no Selection Sunday show you — or anyone — have ever seen. Brent Musburger sat surrounded by bookmakers with $352,000 in cash...

3/16/2017

article Warren Buffett cold on legalising US sports betting
(USA) -- Speaking to Yahoo Finance, Warren Buffett the world’s most powerful hedge fund magnate with a speculated wealth of $76 billion remains tepid on the...
article State gambling commission: Your NCAA bracket could be illegal
(Washington) -- As the state of Washington waits to see just how far the Gonzaga men will go in the NCAA tournament, the state’s gambling arm says keep your money...
article This NCAA tournament gambling guide goes beyond the brackets
(Washington D.C.) -- If your idea of NCAA tournament gambling goes beyond simply filling out your bracket, this preview is for you. Here are some things to consider...
article Early wagering on March Madness has sports books giddy
(Las Vegas) -- If March Madness seems a little madder than usual this year, you’re not hallucinating. Las Vegas sports betting pros say this year’s college...
article March Madness finds spiritual home in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Like it or not — and the NCAA almost certainly doesn’t — for many, the true spiritual home of college basketball this month is not in...

3/15/2017

article Virtual Sports Betting Growth Continues, As GVC Extends Deal With Leap Gaming
(UK) -- Bwin and SportingBet owner GVC is committing to expanding its virtual sports betting vertical with an extension to its existing deal with Leap Gaming.
article Two Men Escape Prison Time in Illegal $32 Million Sports Betting Operation
(New York) -- Two of 17 people charged in an illegal $32 million sports betting venture learned their fate Monday, and it was a lot less severe than they might have...
article Brent Musburger used to make veiled gambling references. Now he's dropped the veil.
(Las Vegas) -- Brent Musburger walked through the sportsbook inside the South Point casino, past the whirl of numbers and teams on the wall showing favorites and...
article This Wall Street Legend Failed to Conquer Vegas Sports Betting
(USA) -- March Madness, the ultimate in U.S. college basketball, hits Las Vegas like a tomahawk jam. Each year, hundreds of millions of dollars course through the Vegas...
article Warren Buffett Has Millions at Stake on March Madness, But Doesn’t Support Sports Betting
(USA) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett is one of the richest people in the world, and while his attention is normally focused on the financial markets, come March he sets...
article Pick a winner? Las Vegas casinos can't agree on NCAA fave
(Las Vegas) -- Can't decide the winner in your March Madness bracket? Don't feel bad. Las Vegas casinos can't agree on an NCAA Tournament favorite, either.

3/14/2017

article German Bundestag strengthens sports integrity laws against match fixing
(Germany) -- The German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) has strengthened the nation’s code on match-fixing and sports corruption by introducing new laws that...
article Betting on Football is ready for a new edition
(UK) -- Betting on Football will carry out another edition from May 3–5 at Stamford Bridge in London, England. The event has demonstrated its pulling power amongst...
article Americans to Place $10.1 Billion in Illegal March Madness Bets
(USA) -- Americans will place around $10.4 billion in bets on this year’s March Madness, an infographic presented by the American Gaming Association shows.
article Casino Industry: $10.4 Billion Will Be Gambled On March Madness
(USA) -- March Madness this year will see $10.4 billion worth of wagers in America, with the vast majority occurring outside of Nevada’s legal sports betting...
article Is it legal to bet on the NCAA Basketball Tournament?
(USA) -- With the NCAA Basketball Tournament set to begin, you are probably getting your brackets ready for the office pool in the hopes of winning the pot collected...

3/13/2017

article 70 million brackets, $10.4 billion in bets expected for March Madness
(USA) -- Americans are expected to complete 70 million NCAA tournament brackets this year, risking on average $29 per bracket and contributing to the $10.4 billion that...
article March Madness: No wagering, please, but go ahead and fill a bracket
(USA) -- Here's one thing millions of Americans can agree on: March Madness is fun, especially when there's a little money on the line. So fun, in fact, that...
article Counselor on the battle Iowans face with sports gambling
(Iowa) -- March is National Gambling Awareness Month. Somewhat coincidentally, it's also during the time of the NCAA tournament. It's a busy month for bookies...
article Downtown Las Vegas casino owner bets $352,000 on March Madness
(Las Vegas) -- March Madness is here, and casino owner and sports bettor Derek Stevens is at it again. Two years ago, Stevens, owner of The D Las Vegas, came two wins...
press release March Madness Betting to Top $10 Billion
(Washington D.C.) -- Just days before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament tips off, the American Gaming Association (AGA) is estimating that Americans will wager...

3/10/2017

article UNLV to host sports gaming seminar
(Las Vegas) -- With the prospect of sports betting being legalized nationwide, UNLV is hosting a two-day seminar in April to help regulators and policy makers understand...

3/5/2017

article NRL life ban for gambling too harsh, says Wests Tigers captain Aaron Woods
(New Zealand) -- As teammate Tim Simona gets set to front the NRL, Wests Tigers skipper Aaron Woods says a life ban is too harsh for anyone found guilty of gambling...

3/2/2017

article Free-market group says Congress should repeal federal sports gambling ban
(Washington D.C.) -- As the nation preps for March Madness, a free-market group argues that Congress should give the power to legalize and regulate sports gambling to...
article US Congress Should End Federal Sports Betting Ban, New Report Argues
(Washington D.C.) -- A report released today by a Washington D.C.-based libertarian think tank argues that the US government should end the federal ban on sports betting...

3/1/2017

article Report calls for end to federal ban on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- When President Barack Obama rolled out his March Madness college basketball bracket predictions on television every year, he acknowledged his...

2/27/2017

article MLB Commish On Sports Betting: Baseball Has Done ‘Research On How Gambling Relates To Fan Engagement’
(USA) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is not shy talking about the possibility of legalized sports betting in the US as the sport embarks upon spring...

2/26/2017

article Casinos must change games to survive, 2 execs say
(New York) -- Casinos cannot survive if they keep doing business as usual, say two management executives with experience appealing to current and future generations of...
article Sports Betting Legalization as Polarizing as National Politics, New Poll Finds
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports betting legalization is on the minds of many state politicians across the country, and gaming companies are licking their chops at the...
article NRL chief Todd Greenberg defends code's commercial ties to gambling
(Australia) -- NRL chief Todd Greenberg on Sunday defended the game's commercial links to gambling in the wake of the allegations levelled at Tim Simona, insisting...

2/25/2017

article Gambling Commission investigating breaches of new rules on football betting
(UK) -- In the United Kingdom, some 53 football players from the nation’s top eight leagues were reportedly flagged to the Gambling Commission regulator in the 29...

2/24/2017

article A 'perfect storm' is brewing for legalized sports gambling
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association, the foremost lobbying group on behalf of casinos and gaming operators, began ramping up its PR effort to repeal PASPA (the 1992...
article New Poll On Sports Betting: Younger People More Likely To Support Legalization In US
(USA) -- New data from the Seton Hall Sports Poll shows that younger people are more likely to support the legalization of sports betting in the US. Meanwhile, a...
article Gambling on Soccer Prevalent Among UK Players, BBC Finds
(UK) -- Gambling on matches is “rife” in soccer, according to figures obtained by the BBC. The claim comes just days after Sutton United reserve goalkeeper...
article League Two Cowdenbeath sack Dean Brett over gambling offences
(UK) -- Cowdenbeath defender Dean Brett has been sacked by the League Two club after admitting betting against his own team. Brett this week told BBC Scotland he hoped...

2/23/2017

article A 'perfect storm' is brewing for legalized sports gambling
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association, the foremost lobbying group on behalf of casinos and gaming operators, began ramping up its PR effort to repeal PASPA (the 1992...
article Gambling Commission believes insider betting is rife within football
(UK) -- Former FIFA and Interpol adviser Chris Eaton has told BBC Sport that 53 footballers that have been reported for breaching betting rules are only "the tip of...

2/19/2017

article Player busted for gambling on matches
(Australia) -- Football Federation Australia (FFA) has sanctioned a registered player from Western Australia for betting on football matches, in breach of the FFA...

2/18/2017

article Dunlap: State Rep. Gets It Right With Sports Gambling
(Pennsylvania) -- Rob Matzie! What a guy. He’s a man after my own heart — and certainly after the hearts of many who just want to place a couple bucks down...

2/15/2017

article Matzie's bill OKs sports betting in PA if federal law tossed
(Pennsylvania) -- If the federal law limiting sports betting in most states is overturned, state Rep. Rob Matzie wants Pennsylvania to be in a position to quickly take...

2/13/2017

article Maryland submits sports betting bill
(Maryland) -- Several states have been trying to legalise the sports betting industry in the country for quite some time now. Whilst Maryland is the latest one to...
article NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says
(USA) -- The legalization of sports betting would help the bottom line of the NFL in a number of ways, according to a new report from a leading media research company.
article Study says legal sports betting would boost NFL TV ratings and ad revenue
(Las Vegas) -- It’s no secret that a large chunk of the NFL’s runaway dominance of the American sports market is due to gambling, even though it’s only...
article Why pro sports are rethinking bans on betting
(USA) -- Slowly but surely, professional sports leagues are warming to the idea of fans gambling on their games, largely as a way to connect with them in a digital world...

2/12/2017

article Interwetten and Pariplay Integrate Casino Gaming Content
(Internet) -- Online casinos rely on exciting and reliable content that keeps customers returning to play and wager on. Interwetten Gaming Ltd. was founded in 1990 and...
article AFL and gambling? Don’t bet on it
(Australia) -- Western Bulldogs premiership captain Easton Wood made headlines this week when he tweeted his thoughts on the touchy subject of gambling and the AFL.
article Gambling debate needs to happen: Taylor
(Australia) -- Resolving the issues surrounding gambling in the AFL won't be easy but the conversation needs to happen, Geelong veteran Harry Taylor says.

2/11/2017

article Sports betting fever grips Africa
(Ghana) -- More and more African sports lovers are turning to sports betting as the multi-billion dollar industry continues to grow. Officials in Ghana have expressed...

2/10/2017

article MLB Commish Might Actually be Cool with Sports Betting
(USA) -- Professional sports leagues have historically been real sticks-in-the-mud when it comes to sports betting (Too strong of a term? Perhaps fuddy-duddies?).
article SBIF Announces Its SBI Action Plan Objectives for 2017
(UK) -- The Sports Betting Integrity Forum, also known under the abbreviation SBIF, published the 2017 edition of its Sport and Sport Betting Integrity Action Plan (SBI...

2/9/2017

article MLB commissioner admits the league is rethinking its stance on gambling
(USA) -- Major League Baseball has always taken a hard stance against gambling of any kind. But MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has indicated that the league might be open...

2/8/2017

article MLB commissioner: 'We are re-examining our stance on gambling'
(USA) -- With former casino owner Donald Trump in the White House, there has been renewed momentum around the effort to get sports betting legalized in America.
article Super Bowl Betting Tally Helps Make the Case for Legalized Sports Gambling
(USA) -- Gamblers placed wagers totaling a record $132 million on Super Bowl LI Sunday at Nevada sports books. However that amount represents a drop in bucket compared...
article President Trump Talks Sports Betting, Nevada Books Collect Record Handle on Super Bowl
(USA) -- Sports betting legalization is a controversial subject that has recently been debated in several state capitals, and the US Supreme Court is considering...
article Vietnam’s sports bets for locals spooks Cambodia
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam’s relaxation of rules on sports betting by locals – coming hard on the heels of news about a pilot scheme allowing domestic casino...

2/7/2017

article Super Bowl sets gambling record at Nevada sports books
(Nevada) -- Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were not the only ones breaking records at Sunday's Super Bowl as gamblers in Nevada set a new mark for betting on...
article Fifa 17 YouTuber Nepenthez Fined For Running Illegal Fifa Betting Website
(UK) -- Fifa gamer and YouTuber Nepenthez, also known as, Craig Douglas and his business partner Dylan Rigby, have been fined £91,000 and £164,000,...
article UK Pair Plead Guilty to Gambling Crimes Connected to Video Games, Minors
(UK) -- Two British men who were charged by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission for crimes relating to a site they owned have pleaded guilty to multiple charges.
article YouTuber fined for Fifa gambling offence
(UK) -- Two men who ran a betting website connected to the Fifa video game have been fined after pleading guilty to offences under the UK's Gambling Act.
article Vietnamese allowed to bet on football games, horse and dog races
(Vietnam) -- Vietnam's government has issued a long-awaited decree allowing citizens to bet on international football matches and on horse and dog races.
article Trump Punts on Issues of Legalizing Pot for NFL Players, Sports Gambling
(USA) -- Pres. Trump refused to take a knee-jerk position on efforts to legalize either the use of marijuana by NFL players or nationwide gambling on sports, during an...

2/6/2017

article Congressmen Introduce Federal Sports Betting Bills
(Washington D.C.) -- Two separate proposals that would greatly reduce an estimated $150 billion unregulated sports betting market in America have been reintroduced in...
article All Eyes on U.S. Sports Betting
(USA) -- Last week’s Super Bowl marked a renewed focus on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), which banned full sports betting in...
article Football betting ban lifted in Vietnam
(Vietnam) -- A new decree released by the Vietnam government on Friday, allows Vietnamese punters to bet on international football matches from the end of March,...

2/5/2017

article “One of the biggest gambling days of the year:” Super Bowl Sunday brings big temptation for gambling addicts
(Wisconsin) -- The Super Bowl is the biggest sporting event of the year, but with the good there is the bad. It is also one of the biggest betting days of the year...
article Jackpot! Argentine cup tie decided by lottery numbers
(Argentina) -- From replays to penalty shoot-outs, golden or even silver goals, football has come up with many ways of deciding a winner after a hard-fought cup tie. But...
article How Joe Gagliano’s love for sports gambling led him down a dark road
(Illinois) -- Raised by a loving family, living in a good neighbourhood and on his way to getting a college education, Joe Gagliano was your typical all-American boy....

2/4/2017

article Brent Musburger opens new studio in Las Vegas sportsbook
(Las Vegas) -- Legendary broadcaster Brent Musburger stepped up, giant scissors in hand, and with one snip of a red ribbon, you were looking live at a sparkling...
article New network for gambling information debuts
(Nevada) -- In Southern Nevada, another unique and first of its kind launching took place Friday afternoon. The Vegas Stats and Information Network will kick off this...
article Someone Bet $1 Million on Falcons
(Las Vegas) -- Many people have considered the last year in the sports world to be the Year of the Underdog. Leicester City beat astronomical odds to win the English...
article Vietnam legalises betting on football, racing
(Vietnam) -- Punters in gambling-mad Vietnam cheered the easing of a ban on sports betting Saturday, as the communist government moves to bring a booming black market...
article VSiN, First Media Network for Sports Betting Information, Forecasts Biggest Gambling Event in American History
(Las Vegas) -- VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), the first multi-channel network dedicated to sports gambling information, predicts that Americans will wager...
article Morocco's gambling industry saw total betting rise 6.65 percent to $941M in 2016
(Morocco) -- The Casablanca-based economic daily La Vie Écho reports that Morocco’s gambling industry, not including its seven brick-and-mortar casinos, saw total...
press release SuperLenny Casino Re-Opens in the UK with Its Brand New Sportsbook
(Internet) -- TheCasinoDB.com broke the news on 2nd February 2017 that SuperLenny, an online casino originally launched back in January 2013 has officially opened its...

2/3/2017

article Michigan Could Join Sports Betting Fight
(Michigan) -- New Jersey could be picking up some allies in its fight to allow sports betting with Michigan one of the latest states to introduce a sports betting bill.
article Column: Goodell makes it clear odds are against Las Vegas
(Texas) -- Roger Goodell’s position on Las Vegas is evolving. Now he can at least say the city’s name without a look of disgust spreading across his face.
article Take a Gamble on Sports Betting
(USA) -- In the wake of an intensely polarizing presidential election, there's comfort in knowing that about half of the nation, regardless of race, gender or...
article ‘Props’ Rule Super Bowl Bets
(Las Vegas) -- Announcing the all-time method for getting your “props.” Super Bowl LI side bets, or proposition wagers, have reached a historic 400 at the...

2/2/2017

article More regulation is necessary in the sports betting industry
(Arizona) -- Illegal sports betting has escalated to a unprecedented extent, and it won't stop growing until the industry experiences regulation instead of...
article Bucky Gleason: Looking for a safe bet? Take gamblers calling this man after Super Bowl
(New York) -- This week marks the calm before the storm, as they say, a time in which Arnie Wexler can hunker down and brace for the destruction ahead.
article Super Bowl Shocker: Majority of Bets in US Wagered Illegally
(USA) -- Super Bowl LI goes down this Sunday between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in Houston, Texas, and while Americans are expected to wager roughly $4...
article D.A.: Two ex-cops helped run $4 million illegal sports-gambling operations
(New York) -- Two former cops, including one who once served state prison time for participating in an advertising scheme, were key members of illegal Internet-based...

1/29/2017

article Gambling911 Urges President Trump to Legalize Sports Betting Nationally
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump has said in the past that he supports the idea. And now that he is President of the United States, Gambling 911 is asking him--via a...

1/28/2017

article Station Casinos offers several Las Vegas-themed Super Bowl props
(Las Vegas) -- The Patriots remain a consensus 3-point favorite over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI and the total is holding steady at 59 at Las Vegas sports books a...

1/23/2017

article Paddy Power Betfair expects full-year growth despite unfavourable sports results
(Ireland) -- Paddy Power Betfair has said that despite unfavourable sports results during the fourth quarter, it expects full-year revenue to increase by 18% year-on-...
article Floyd Mayweather Made A Ton Of Money Gambling On The NFC Championship Game
(USA) -- "Just made $25,000 in 30 minutes." Floyd Mayweather is no stranger to making a boat load of cash in a short amount of time whether it be in the ring...

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