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7/23/2017

article BILL CRAWFORD: Casinos may get sports betting on the sly
(Mississippi) -- Speaking of doofuses, did you see Geoff Pender’s column entitled “Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope?...
article UK Gambling Commission Reminds Organizers of Fantasy Football Leagues to Ensure They Are Within the Standards
(UK) -- All fantasy football league organizers have been reminded by the UK Gambling Commission to ensure they are within the standards of the UK Gambling Law. What the...

7/22/2017

article California introduce a sports betting amendment to regulate the industry
(California) -- California has joined a whole host of states attempts to overturn the federal ban on sports betting now that New Jersey look close to achieving success....
article US Supreme Court is Listening; Sports Betting USA 2017 Can Unify the Voice
(New York) -- In what amounted to a stunning late turn of events, the Supreme Court agreed to hear New Jersey’s arguments in a sports betting case that has been...
article OP/ED: Sports betting provision slips by some Mississippi lawmakers
(Mississippi) -- Speaking of doofuses, did you see Geoff Pender’s column entitled “Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope?...
article Some hope sports betting boosts sluggish casino revenue
(Mississippi) -- Some believe allowing sports betting at Mississippi casinos could be a big boost for the state’s gambling industry that has stalled in recent...

7/21/2017

article California Amendment Would Legalize Sports Betting … if New Jersey Pulls off SCOTUS Win
(California) -- Governmental Organization Committee Chair Adam Gray introduced a state constitutional amendment that would authorize sports betting in California should...
article New Jersey Online Gambling Pulls Ahead Of The Field Again, This Time With Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey is light years ahead of the rest of the United States when it comes to online gambling, and sports betting in NJ may be available sooner than...
article Sports Betting West Africa event in Lagos gives rise to regulatory cooperation
(Nigeria) -- Sports Betting West Africa has completed their recent industry summit with resounding success. The 3rd annual event was held at the Federal Palace Hotel...

7/20/2017

article Adam Silver goes all-in on sports gambling, expects legalization to come soon
(New York) -- If and when sports gambling becomes legal, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is not going to fight it. While some other commissioners are wary of potentially...
article Adam Silver on sports gambling: “My sense is the law will change in the next few years”
(New York) -- This isn’t new ground for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. He has called legalized sports gambling in the United States “inevitable” and...
article NBA Commish: Legalized Sports Gambling Is a Safe Bet
(New York) -- In an unprecedented public gathering of the heads of the nation's top sports leagues, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday made a bold prediction...
article NBA commissioner Adam Silver makes a case for legalized in-game betting
(New York) -- While Major League Baseball’s Rob Manfred and the NHL’s Gary Bettman took a wait-and-see approach to potential legalized sports gambling and...
article NBA commissioner says the legalisation of sports gambling is on the horizon
(New York) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver has announced he sees the legalisation of sports gambling happening in the not-so-distant future. Silver is one of the...

7/19/2017

article Goodell mostly silent as his peers discuss gambling
(New York) -- During a Tuesday night appearance in New York City, the four commissioners made like the heads of the five families and convened for a public forum. One...
article GOUKER: Is NBA Commissioner Adam Silver A Hero Of Sports Betting, Or Just A Hypocrite?
(New York) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver likes to say positive things when it comes to sports betting — namely that it should be legal and regulated. Silver...
article NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Believes Sports Betting Legalization a Slam Dunk in Coming Years
(New York) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is the strongest proponent of legalizing sports gambling of the four major professional sports leagues, and this week he...
article NBA commissioner optimistic sports betting will be legalized 'in the next few years'
(New York) -- The idea of legalizing sports betting has been floated for years with no imminent change in sight, but NBA commissioner Adam Silver remains optimistic of a...
article ESSA reports 53 suspicious betting alerts during Q2 2017
(Worldwide) -- International betting integrity body ESSA reported 53 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the second quarter (Q2) of 2017; this...
article Wimbledon, French Open matches flagged for unusual betting, possible match-fixing
(Worldwide) -- The Tennis Integrity Unit says a total of four matches at Wimbledon and the French Open have been flagged for unusual betting patterns. The TIU's...

7/18/2017

article Adam Silver Expects Sports Gambling to Be Legalized 'In the Next Few Years'
(New York) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver maintained an optimistic outlook Tuesday that legislation will be enacted in the coming years to make gambling on professional...

7/17/2017

article Legislature most likely can revisit sports betting before U.S. Supreme Court ruling
(Mississippi) -- During the 2017 session, many experts contend the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill, unbeknownst to most members, legalizing betting on sports...
article Connecticut joins list of states banking on NJ Supreme Court case
(Connecticut) -- Connecticut Governor Danell Malloy signed a bill into law that would allow the state to offer legal sports betting, should officials at the Supreme...

7/16/2017

article Mississippi Appears To Be Slowing Its Roll On Legal Sports Betting
(Mississippi) -- Mississippi lawmakers might be putting the stop sign up for legal sports betting in the state, according to recent reporting from state media outlets.
article In An Unexpected Move, The Sports Ministry Might Soon Legalise Online Betting
(India) -- The Sports Ministry is in the initial stages of making online betting legal in India. An official stated that they have consulted many stakeholders in the...
article India Sports Ministry in Early Talks to Legalize Online Sports Betting
(India) -- The legalization and regulation of online sports betting has been brought up for discussion by India’s Sports Ministry, The India Express reported...
article Reports: India two years away from legal online sports betting
(India) -- India’s sports minister is denying media reports that he is holding early talks on finally legalizing sports betting in the country. Last week, the All...
press release Sports Betting USA conference to analyse stakeholders’ response to Supreme Court decision re: NJ challenge to PASPA
(New York) -- In an unexpected turn of events, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the arguments in New Jersey’s sports betting case, giving new life to a years...

7/15/2017

article Las Vegas to vote on pro soccer stadium as city aims to boost sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- The Las Vegas City Council will vote next week on whether a United Soccer League team can take up the lease for the Cashman Field. If approved, the team...
article Did legislative leadership really fall for sports-betting rope-a-dope? Geoff Pender
(Mississippi) -- Did the Mississippi Legislature approve what could be the largest expansion of gambling in 25 years either inadvertently or through sleight of hand,...
article Lawmakers: Didn’t think law would legalize sports betting
(Mississippi) -- Sponsors of a new state fantasy sports betting law that could allow gambling on real sporting events say they never considered that possibility when...

7/14/2017

article Bookmaker Ratings gives detailed breakdown of Russian betting market numbers
(Russia) -- Detailing new market insight, Industry affiliate Bookmaker Ratings has issued a detailed breakdown and analysis of the current state of play for the Russian...
article Cubs fans keep betting slips as mementos instead of cashing
(Chicago) -- This spring, Las Vegas sportsbooks were treated to unexpected windfalls so unusually large, managers felt the need to recheck the numbers to figure out the...

7/13/2017

article Baseball Hunches and Horse Race Value Hunting
(Internet) -- Demand value. The horse racing adage beckoning bettors to rate shop becomes more important amid myriad options. Value comes in several forms, like with...
article Overwatch Laying Groundwork For Integration Of Real-Money Fantasy Sports
(New York) -- As the Overwatch League moves closer to becoming a reality, Activision Blizzard is considering another step that would draw the esports title into an even...
article Cyprus launches first sports betting site
(Cyprus) -- With the launch of SBTech’s Winmasters.cy, Cyprus has inaugurated its sports betting market. Last year, Cyprus decided to create a new gambling system and...

7/12/2017

article MLB Commish On NJ Sports Betting: Wants ‘To Shape What The New Regulatory Scheme Looks Like’
(New Jersey) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said his league has an eye on the New Jersey sports betting case, and is preparing for a world in which...

7/10/2017

article GOUKER: Legal Sports Betting In The US Would Not Instantly Mean Legal Online Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The New Jersey sports betting case heading to the US Supreme Court has let the imaginations of many run wild. Namely, the prospect of the state...

7/9/2017

article Student takes on bookie after refusal to pay out $1m winnings
(UK) -- One of Britain's biggest bookmakers is being taken to court by a student after the company refused to pay out $1.694 million on a winning bet on the horses....

7/5/2017

article Ready for sports betting; Mississippi includes specific language in daily fantasy sports measure
(Mississippi) -- Earlier this year, the legislature of Mississippi decided to pass a fantasy sports bill in order to allow daily fantasy sports to take place within...
article Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban
(USA) -- A national campaign to overturn the federal ban on sports betting outside Nevada got under way this month, giving momentum to sports betting supporters in...

7/4/2017

article Lawmaker itching to legalize sports betting in West Virginia
(West Virginia) -- The surprise decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in a case that aims to legalize sports betting has pushed lawmakers to introduce a...
article Mississippi ready to win the race to implement sports betting
(Mississippi) -- State legislators in Mississippi have introduced wording into a daily fantasy sports bill which paves the way for sports betting in the state, should...

7/3/2017

article West Virginia in favor of sports betting
(West Virginia) -- As West Virginia could face revenue problems, legislators from the state have expressed that they support a possible legalisation of sports betting at...

7/2/2017

article West Virginia lawmaker eyes high court's sports betting case
(West Virginia) -- A West Virginia lawmaker is eager for the state to be ready to introduce sports betting in the event that a U.S. Supreme Court case leads to the...

7/1/2017

article Some legislators eager to see WV cash in on legalized sports betting
(West Virginia) -- Last week’s surprise decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments in a case that aims to legalize sports betting has caught the...

6/30/2017

article BetConstruct reaches a deal with Royal Panda
(UK) -- Award-winning technology provider BetConstruct has signed an agreement to provide its industry-leading sportsbook solution to UK and Maltese online operator...
article Mr Green and SBTech to exhibit at Betting on Sports
(UK) -- Mr Green and SBTech are among the 15 first-time exhibitors at the Betting on Sports 2017 Conference organised by SBC Events across September 12-15.

6/29/2017

article Brent Musburger's big, new adventure involves sports gambling
(Nevada) -- Brent Musburger is riding a hot hand. The sportscasting legend just chipped in for birdie on the eighth hole at Cascata, 20 miles southeast of Las Vegas....
article New Jersey sports betting future is in the hands of SCOTUS
(New Jersey) -- After years of legal challenges, the state of New Jersey was dealt its first good hand; The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear the State...
article Sports betting advocates see momentum building
(Washington D.C.) -- Supporters of legalizing the multibillion-dollar sports betting marketplace are ramping up efforts to enshrine policy changes nationwide. The...
article Supreme Court decision to take on sports gambling issue might force NCAA to accept Las Vegas
(New Jersey) -- On the heels of a federal judge issuing an injunction on March 7, 2013, that barred New Jersey from allowing sports betting in the midst of an ongoing...

6/27/2017

article Legalized sports gambling just got one step closer
(Washington D.C.) -- So is America finally going to have legalized sports wagering – a book on every street block taking NFL action, just like in Europe, or online...
article SCOTUS sports betting case to be watched in Connecticut
(Connecticut) -- Giving new significance to recently passed legislation in Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review New Jersey’s challenge of a...
article Tribes welcome U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to take up sports gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- On the day their third-casino bill became law, southeastern Connecticut’s casino-owning Indian tribes also welcomed news Tuesday that the U.S...
article Sports betting bill tracker
(USA) -- Sports betting is increasingly getting the attention of state lawmakers. The uptick in legislative activity for traditional sports betting -- think point...

6/25/2017

article Will U.S. Supreme Court agree to hear N.J. sports betting case?
(New Jersey) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to announce Monday morning whether it will hear New Jersey's years-long effort to allow sports betting at the...

6/23/2017

article Seven Reasons Why The New Jersey Sports Betting Case May Get Its Day In The Supreme Court
(New Jersey) -- This Monday marks a critical pivot point in the effort to legalize sports betting in the United States. That morning, the US Supreme Court will release...
article Kenya: Sportpesa Likely to Withdraw Sponsorships Over Betting Tax
(Kenya) -- Sportspesa Kenya will withdraw all its affiliate sponsorships effective January 1 2018. The company's CEO Ronald Karauri says the move follows passing of...
article Sporting Index Holdings Limited acquires Touchbet Limited
(London) -- Sports spread betting firm Sporting Index Holdings Limited has announced that it has boosted its business-to-business arm with the acquisition of algorithmic...

6/22/2017

article COOPER: Gambling And Sport: "It's An Insidious Addiction"
(UK) -- The Football Association has announced it will end all sponsorship arrangements with betting companies. Is this the start of the separation between sport and...
article Despite new FA stance, clubs' seedy relationship with gambling companies as strong as ever
(Ireland) -- IT WAS FOUR years ago when the former Bolton striker Kevin Davies wrote about a team-mate who was checking his phone in the toilet during half-time of a...
article Floyd Mayweather Vs Conor McGregor: Just a fraction of US bets will be made legally
(Las Vegas) -- The upcoming fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is set to attract millions of dollars in betting from Americans – the vast majority...

6/19/2017

article Betting on Freedom: The Federal Ban on States Legalizing Sports Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Have you ever played fantasy sports for money? Have you ever participated in your office March Madness pool? Well, if you did, you may have broken...

6/18/2017

article As cricket fever soars, betting menace resurfaces
(India) -- As the final match of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy is due today (Sunday) between archrivals Pakistan and India at Oval Ground,...

6/16/2017

article Online gambling industry using data scouts to target suburban sports
(Australia) -- International gambling sites are collecting play-by-play data on suburban basketball and football games around Australia, raising the spectre of match-...

6/15/2017

article Gambling Lobby Pushes for Overturn of Federal Ban on Sports Betting
(USA) -- This year is the 25th anniversary of the federal law that prohibits sports betting in almost every state, yet 50 million Americans bet on Super Bowl LI this...
article Betting on hockey and sports still a booming industry post-Brexit
(UK) -- With the British pound taking hit after hit after last year’s decision to Brexit, and the hint of a hung government last week, many industries and their...
article Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor expected to smash gambling records as punters prepare to stake £40MILLION
(UK) -- Punters are expected to stake an incredible £40million on the outcome of Floyd Mayweather's mega-fight with Conor McGregor. The two biggest egos in...

6/14/2017

article Casino Industry Lobbying To Repeal Ban On Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the United States is ramping up its efforts this week to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that...

6/13/2017

article Casino Lobby Launches Sports Betting Campaign
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association is making a wager that a new coalition will convince Congress to repeal a 1992 law that bans most states from...
article U.S casino industry steps up efforts to repeal sports betting ban
(Washington D.C.) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25 year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. On...
article Sports betting keeps Chris Christie expectant
(New Jersey) -- Chris Christie, the current governor of New Jersey, said that sports betting at the Monmouth Park Racetrack could be open in a week if the Supreme Court...

6/12/2017

article American Gaming Association makes play to overturn federal ban on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- This year is the 25th anniversary of the federal law that prohibits sports betting in almost every state, yet 50 million Americans bet on Super Bowl...
article OP/ED: The federal sports betting ban has failed: Let’s legalize and regulate it
(Washington D.C.) -- America’s federal ban on sports betting has failed. That’s why a new, diverse coalition including law enforcement, elected officials and...
article Casino industry launches campaign to legalize sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Casino industry officials on Monday launched a new campaign to legalize sports betting, something New Jersey has been trying to get for years. They...
article Casino industry ramps up effort to repeal sports betting ban
(Washington D.C.) -- The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a federal law that bans sports betting in most...
article Gaming industry chief: New Jersey "has done with it needed to do" on sports betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The specific topic for the American Gaming Association national conference call on Monday was the formation of a sports betting coalition that will...
article GOUKER: Getting NFL Commish Goodell Under Oath On Gambling Would Be Great For Legal US Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Could we finally get straight answers from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on wagering on sports? USA Today published a pair of stories about the NFL...
article NFL’s gambling policy appears consistently inconsistent
(Washington D.C.) -- Now more than ever before, the NFL’s public position on gambling has become quite an artful dance. On one side of the ballroom, the league...

6/11/2017

article Major Sports Leagues Secretly Talk ‘Inevitable’ Likelihood of Legal Sports Betting
(New York) -- Representatives from the players associations of the four major professional sports league have been meeting in NYC to discuss what’s becoming almost...
article Emerging Markets: Sports Betting & Gaming India
(India) -- The world’s largest democracy has embarked on a course to relax draconian gambling legislation by signaling a willingness to consider and clarify...

6/10/2017

article As Vegas sports books expand betting options, MVP voting is fair game. Will presidential elections be next?
(Las Vegas) -- Kevin Durant had missed his first shot. So did Stephen Curry. Then 33-year-old Zaza Pachulia grabbed a rebound and scored for the Golden State Warriors....

6/8/2017

article Nationwide Sports Betting Would Be Home Run for ESPN, Odds of Legalization Shortening
(New Jersey) -- Last month, a “discussion draft” to end sports betting prohibition in the United States was introduced by Rep. Frank Pallone (R-New Jersey).

6/6/2017

article If Congress Tackles Sports Betting, Leaving Fantasy Sports Out Of It Would Be A Good Idea
(Washington D.C.) -- Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) recently unveiled his latest attempt to allow for legal sports betting in the US. One of the early major problems I see...
article Clarion launches Sports Betting USA
(USA) -- With content geared towards both sports and gaming sectors, the two-day conference will discuss the legislative path to the repeal of PASPA; demystify...
article Legalized Gambling Would Fuel Another Rise For ESPN
(USA) -- ESPN has a problem. It’s shedding subscribers fast. The ongoing trend soured an otherwise positive first quarter for parent Disney, whose theme parks and...

6/4/2017

article Meridian take international sports betting offering to WrB Africa
(Kenya) -- Meridian has set new standards in the development and deployment of advanced international sports betting opportunities, and will be one of the lead companies...

6/2/2017

article France Boasts Sharp Increase in Q1 2017 Online Sports Betting Turnover
(France) -- The regulated online gaming market in France recorded a significant year on year increase of 23%, valued at €633 million for the period ending March 31...

5/31/2017

article German court says ‘nein’ to Hesse online sports betting scheme
(Germany) -- A German’s state’s efforts to offer a stopgap online sports betting licensing regime has been struck down a local court. Last September, the...

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....

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