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DraftKings Inks Agreement with Major League Baseball to Become Authorized Sportsbook, Will Receive Official League Data

DraftKings has become the latest sportsbook to partner with Major League Baseball (MLB). The Boston-based company announced on Thursday it signed a multi-year agreement to serve as an authorized gaming operator for MLB. It’s only the second sportsbook to do so, joining MGM Resorts International, which signed on in November.

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8/11/2020

article Big Ten, Pac-12 cancel fall football seasons over coronavirus concerns
(USA) -- The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences on Tuesday canceled their football seasons over coronavirus concerns, ignoring pleas from President Donald Trump, Republican...

8/10/2020

article College Football's Pending Cancellation Sends Sports Books Scrambling
(USA) -- According to reports from Sports Illustrated's College Football columnists, Ross Dellenger and Pat Forde, the upcoming college football season is in serious...
article With College Football in Jeopardy, Sports-Betting Stocks Tumble
(Wall Street) -- Sports-betting stocks tumbled on Monday amid growing concerns that college football will be cancelled entirely in the fall due to the coronavirus...

8/8/2020

article PGA Tour aims to be the next frontier for rampant legal gambling despite risks
(New York) -- The inherent connection between golf and gambling begins with numbers. Four buddies get together on a Saturday morning at their local municipal course. By...
article Denver Nuggets Add PointsBet as Official Sports Betting Partner
(Colorado) -- PointsBet has signed a multi-year partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE), the company behind a number of established sports franchises....

8/7/2020

article St. Louis Cardinals Postpone Season Opener Against Cubs After Eighth Positive COVID-19 Test
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball announced Friday that the season opener between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs had been postponed because a St. Louis...

8/5/2020

article Cardinals, MLB, and even a casino cannot connect team, facts to support vague reports
(Wisconsin) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 that crept through their clubhouse and kept the Cardinals quarantined for nearly a week in a downtown Milwaukee hotel left the...
article Facts refute claims Cardinals got COVID-19 at casino
(Nevada) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 that crept through their clubhouse and kept the Cardinals quarantined for nearly a week in a downtown Milwaukee hotel left the team...
article PointsBet & Indiana Pacers Reach Sports Betting Partnership
(Indiana) -- As part of its increasing U.S. market presence, the PointsBet sportsbook has struck a sports betting deal with the Indiana Pacers, becoming an official...

8/4/2020

article MLB teams struggling to contain outbreaks and one CEO says cases may be a wakeup call
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball is quickly becoming a cautionary tale with players and staff on at least three teams testing positive since the season resumed last...
press release St. Louis Cardinals executive says there's no proof players went to a casino prior to outbreak
(Missouri) -- After Major League Baseball announced 13 members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization tested positive for Covid-19, an executive batted down rumors that...

8/3/2020

article PGA Tour aims to be the next frontier for rampant legal gambling despite risks
(USA) -- The inherent connection between golf and gambling begins with numbers. Four buddies get together on a Saturday morning at their local municipal course. By the...
article St. Louis Cardinals exec shoots down rumor that players went to casino prior to coronavirus outbreak
(Missouri) -- On Monday, Major League Baseball officially postponed this week's four-game series between the Cardinals and the Detroit Tigers because of St. Louis...
article Spokane Indians baseball team, Spokane Tribe featured in national discussion of Native American imagery in sports
(Washington) -- In the days and weeks following the killing of George Floyd and subsequent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the campaign to rid society...
article Reports: St. Louis Cardinals went to casino prior to COVID-19 outbreak
(Missouri) -- Reports surfaced Monday, Aug. 3, members of the St. Louis Cardinals were at a casino prior to their series with the Milwaukee Brewers, where they had seven...
press release St. Louis Cardinals Players Reportedly Hit the Casino Prior to Team's COVID-19 Outbreak
(Missouri) -- Some players on the St. Louis Cardinals, who are one of a few teams dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that appears to be putting the baseball season in...
article COLUMN: Gambling is here to stay and NFL needs to take steps to ensure integrity (sub req)
(USA) -- I vividly recall the first time we posted fantasy football-related information on our Raiders website. Less than five minutes after posting that information, my...

8/2/2020

article Chicago Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home games once fans return
(Chicago) -- The NHL's Chicago Blackhawks may not be changing its team name, but it will no longer allow costume headdresses at future team-sanctioned events and...
article Cardinals’ coronavirus outbreak grows with more positives, further imperiling MLB season
(Missouri) -- Major League Baseball’s hopes of salvaging its 2020 season amid a pandemic took another ominous turn Saturday, when the St. Louis Cardinals received...

8/1/2020

article Cardinals players disregarded MLB's safety protocols and went to a casino?
(Missouri) -- Some Major League Baseball players don't appear to be following the health and safety protocols put into place by the league. According to former Los...

7/31/2020

article Chicago Blackhawks Are Banning Headdresses but Keeping the Name
(Chicago) -- In early July, The Washington Football team promised it would conduct "a thorough review" of the racial slur that it had used as a team name for...

7/30/2020

article 50+ Organizations Ask Cleveland Indians to Change Name, Engage Native American Community
(Oklahoma) -- The ACLU of Ohio, Black Lives Matter Cleveland, Cleveland Public Theatre, Policy Matters Ohio, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland, multiple community...

7/29/2020

article Blackhawks banning headdresses, increasing Native American cultural representation in game presentation
(Illinois) -- The Blackhawks announced several initiatives Wednesday designed to better honor Native American culture. Most notably, the Hawks will ban headdresses at...
article Chicago NHL team bans Native American headdresses at home games
(Illinois) -- The National Hockey League's Chicago franchise said Wednesday they are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honour the Native...
article Cleveland faces new calls to change Indians name
(Ohio) -- For years, the pressure has been increasing on baseball and the Cleveland Indians to change the name of the franchise. In recent years, the team has changed...

7/28/2020

article Indianapolis Indians to explore 'appropriateness' of team name
(Indiana) -- The Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team has launched a committee to explore the "appropriateness" of the team's name, the team...
article Betting stocks fall amid MLB cancellations due to COVID-19 outbreak
(Wall Street) -- Shares of companies with sports betting operations were hit hard after two Major League Baseball (MLB) games scheduled for Monday night were postponed...

7/25/2020

article Sports betting bonanza coming — if coronavirus cooperates
(Las Vegas) -- It’s a date that will live in infamy for those of us who plan our days and nights by the sports calendar. It was March 11 when the NBA suspended its...
article The Cleveland Indians Continue to Confirm a Nickname Change is Inevitable
(Ohio) -- It’s not if. It’s when. I’m talking, of course, about the idea of Cleveland’s baseball team changing its nickname. It’s a...

7/24/2020

article Baseball Is Back. And Online Sports Betting Is Swinging for the Fences.
(New Jersey) -- Sports betting sites in New Jersey were aggressive in offering attractive odds to bettors on the opening games for Major League Baseball on Thursday,...
article Cleveland Indians wear 'End Racism, It's Time' t-shirts prior to Opening Day game against the Kansas City Royals
(Ohio) -- In the weeks prior to Opening Day, the topic of social justice has been a huge story around the Cleveland Indians. While the team is considering the future of...
article Native Americans waiting for Cleveland Indians to call as team owner mulls a name change
(Ohio) -- For the last 50 years, the Cleveland American Indian Movement of Ohio has protested the name and mascot of the Cleveland Indians ahead of the team’s...
article Protests over Cleveland Indians' name take place ahead of opener
(Ohio) -- While the Cleveland Indians' home opener might be unconventional in many ways, at least one tradition is still taking place. Prior to first pitch between...

7/23/2020

article Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan says team will meet with Native American groups regarding potential name change
(Ohio) -- Indians owner Paul Dolan said Thursday the club is committed to an ongoing dialogue with Native American leaders and Cleveland’s local officials as well...
article Indians to meet with Native Americans on potential new name
(Ohio) -- Before the Cleveland Indians make a definitive decision on changing their name, they’ll listen to those they may have most offended over the past 105...
article NFL Players Association Ups Responsible Gambling Efforts With New Education Program
(USA) -- The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has launched a new program to teach former players about the dangers of gambling addiction. An NFLPA foundation has...

7/21/2020

article Braves remain undecided on discontinuing 'tomahawk chop' fan chant, per report
(Georgia) -- Earlier this month, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Atlanta Braves would at least consider discontinuing the tomahawk chop in response to...
article Cleveland Indians players meet with owner Paul Dolan to share opinions on potential name change
(Ohio) -- Indians players on Tuesday joined manager Terry Francona, front office personnel including president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti and general manager...
article If Chiefs Fans Don’t Want to Lose Their Name, They Have to Evolve
(Missouri) -- For Kansas City Chiefs fans, the line between loving and hating Marcus Peters was crossed when he began kneeling during the national anthem. Chiefs fans...
article Lt. Gov. Morales asked Cobre schools to remove Chief Wahoo from baseball stadium
(New Mexico) -- Drawn by his love for baseball and the high school he once coached at in the early 2000s, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales has made a request to the Cobre...

7/20/2020

article MLB to lay groundwork for in-game gambling during a season fans must watch from home
(California) -- When the Dodgers open their season Thursday, Major League Baseball would you like to watch with your phone in hand. With ballparks closed to the public...
article Ravens, Maryland Lottery team up for hundreds of thousands in prizes
(Maryland) -- Although the 2020 football season may look a little different than past years, the Maryland Lottery and the Baltimore Ravens are teammates for the 12th...
article Baseball Is Back, So Fox Sports Has Launched a Redesigned App
(Internet) -- Fox Sports has released what it claims is a “completely redesigned” app for livestreaming games, real-time scores, breaking news and more — timed for the...

7/19/2020

article MORON ALERT: Name change would dishonor the original Cleveland Indian
(Ohio) -- As Northeast Ohio baseball fans anticipate the start of a truncated season of Cleveland Indians baseball, they are suddenly faced with the possible end of...
article Braves remove ‘Chop On’ sculpture from outside stadium
(Georgia) -- The tomahawk chop appears headed for retirement. In the midst of reviewing its longtime celebration, the Braves removed a large wooden sign outside Truist...
article Pro sports leagues are scoring rapid COVID test results in Florida — while others wait weeks
(Florida) -- On July 2, Dr. Adrian Burrowes, a family medicine physician in central Florida, saw a patient who feared he might have contracted COVID-19. So he had the...
article Authenticity, Collaboration, Respect: The Story Behind the Spokane Indians
(Washington) -- Recent conversations about the use of Native American imagery in sports brands have been adversarial, at best. The now-former name of the football team...

7/17/2020

article BLOG: Chiefs explain approach to Native American imagery
(Kansas) -- This week on Mellinger Minutes For Your Ears Chiefs president Mark Donovan explains how the team has been handling its issues around Native American imagery...
article LSR Q+A: Sportradar Exec Says Official League Data Debate Is Over
(Las Vegas) -- It’s not entirely clear what the NFL betting season will look like this year, but that hasn’t stopped operators from getting ready for it.The likes of...

7/12/2020

article Atlanta Braves not changing name, looking at 'chop' celebration
(Georgia) -- The Atlanta Braves said in an email to season-ticket holders Sunday that they will not be changing their nickname but will take a further look at the future...
article BetMGM to have betting lounge in Denver Broncos’ stadium
(Colorado) -- The Denver Broncos will have a betting lounge in their stadium this season. Whether there are any fans inside it is a question that is much more...

7/11/2020

article More groups call for complete ban on Native American mascots as momentum shifts
(USA) -- On Monday, 15 Native American organizations, advocates and authors signed a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to force Washington’s NFL...
article Sports franchises face pressure to change names with Native American emblems
(USA) -- With America in the midst of a reckoning over racial inequality, more athletes are continuing to speak out across the sports world. Arizona Cardinals...
article Atlanta Braves chairman says he is proud of team’s name
(Georgia) -- Announcements by the Washington NFL team and the Cleveland Indians that they will consider name changes have raised questions about whether the Atlanta...

7/10/2020

article Braves’ name, chop are complex and personal issues for Native Americans
(Georgia) -- Bo Taylor doesn’t remember the exact year he brought a group of kids down from Cherokee, N.C. for a Braves game, but he remembers the exact moment...
article Instead of ‘Atlanta Braves,’ how about ‘Atlanta Brave’?
(Georgia) -- Bob Dickinson has an idea. At a time when teams – Washington’s NFL club, Cleveland’s baseball franchise – face pressure to change...

7/9/2020

article Is the Chicago Blackhawks name and logo as offensive as the Washington NFL team’s nickname? Not all Native Americans agree.
(Chicago) -- Joe Podlasek is a longtime Chicago Blackhawks fan, but he didn’t like them as much 15 or 20 years ago. Podlasek, who is Ojibwe and Polish, remembers...

7/8/2020

article Chicago Blackhawks won't change their name
(Chicago) -- The Chicago Blackhawks said they will not be changing their name since it honors a real-life Native American. "The Chicago Blackhawks' name and...
article Column: The Chicago Blackhawks are keeping their nickname. The decision walks — in the team’s own words — ‘a fine line between respect and disrespect.’
(Chicago) -- Is it hypocritical to be OK with the Chicago Blackhawks’ decision to keep their nickname and also laud the Cleveland Indians for potentially ditching...

7/7/2020

article Amid Pressure, Chicago N.H.L. Team Says It Won’t Change Its Name
(Chicago) -- The Chicago Blackhawks will not change their name, the N.H.L. club announced on Tuesday, despite mounting pressure from Native American advocacy groups and...
article Chicago Blackhawks to keep name, commit to ‘expand awareness’ of Black Hawk’s legacy
(Chicago) -- The Blackhawks will keep their name and logo but are committed to ‘‘raising the bar even higher’’ in their efforts to increase...
article Report: Braves are discussing their use of the 'Tomahawk Chop,' but standing firm on name
(Georgia) -- The Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians have both announced they are considering a possible name change. The Atlanta Braves have, so far, indicated...
article The Indians' 'best path forward' is a new team name
(Ohio) -- Spiders. Buckeyes. Guardians. Naps. Dobys. Rocks. Even Midges. You've probably seen and heard many of the suggestions since the Indians said on July 3 that...
article Premiership table-toppers Exeter Chiefs to review official branding this month
(UK) -- Exeter's directors will review their official branding at a board meeting later this month, in response to protests from fans about the long-standing use of...

7/6/2020

article Northeast Ohio Native American organizations call for Cleveland Indians to change name
(Ohio) -- Four Northeast Ohio Native American organizations have issued statements regarding the Cleveland Indians announcement to discuss changing the team name and are...
article The possibility of Cleveland Indians changing their name gets a positive reaction from the Native American Community
(Ohio) -- Joshua Hunt from the Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance shared his excitement of a possible name change for the Cleveland Indians and how it...

7/5/2020

article Cleveland Indians look into changing name amid pressure
(Ohio) -- They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial...
article Indians manager Francona favors nickname change for club
(Ohio) -- Cleveland manager Terry Francona won't sidestep the hot-button topic any longer. He believes the Indians need to change their contentious nickname. “...

7/4/2020

article Cleveland Indians looking into possible name change amid pressure
(Ohio) -- They’ve been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over. Amid new pressure sparked by a national movement to correct racial...
article How did Cleveland's baseball team end up with the name 'Indians'? It's more complicated than you think
(Ohio) -- In a move most thought the club would never make, the Cleveland Indians announced Friday night they have begun "discussions" about possibly changing...
article How long will the Cleveland Indians be called the Cleveland Indians? Paul Hoynes
(Ohio) -- The Indians are thinking about addressing their imperfect history in terms of race. They are the team that gave Larry Doby a chance to become the first Black...
article MLB's Cleveland Indians now reexamining its nickname
(Ohio) -- On the same day the Washington Redskins announced it is considering a name change, the Cleveland Indians issued a statement saying the MLB club will look at...
article Atlanta Braves give no indication of considering name change
(Georgia) -- With teams in two sports taking a second look at names deemed offensive to Native Americans, the Atlanta Braves on Saturday gave no indication they are...
article Braves don’t comment on team name, say they value Native American community
(Georgia) -- As two professional sports franchises reevaluate their names, the Braves don’t seem to be considering changing theirs. The Washington Redskins of the...

7/3/2020

article Detroit Tigers Sign first MLB Team Sports Betting Deal as Michigan Opens Licensing Window
(Detroit) -- The Detroit Tigers have become the first MLB team to partner with a sports betting operator. The Illitch-owned team announced Thursday that it had signed a...

7/2/2020

article Detroit Tigers to launch sports betting at Comerica Park
(Detroit) -- The Detroit Tigers will offer sports betting at Comerica Park starting this season after contracting with a global sportsbook operator, the first deal of...
article Tigers become first MLB team to partner with sportsbook
(Detroit) -- Here’s a headline that would have seemed unthinkable not long ago: The Detroit Tigers are joining forces with a sportsbook. The Tigers announced...

7/1/2020

article Adam Silver: On track but coronavirus spread may stop NBA
(New York) -- With coronavirus cases on the rise in the United States and some teams recently closing their facilities due to positive cases, NBA commissioner Adam...

6/30/2020

article NHL says 26 players test positive for COVID-19
(USA) -- The league does not release specifics, so it’s not known whether any of those 15 -- or the 11 others who tested positive outside the league’s...

6/28/2020

article NBA, MLB return puts sports betting apps in scoring position
(USA) -- U.S. sports betting operators such as DraftKings and FanDuel are banking on a much-needed surge in demand next month when top leagues return to play during the...

6/22/2020

article Fauci Pushes Back at Critics Over His Pessimism About NFL Season
(Washington D.C.) -- Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease specialist, said he’s been mistakenly painted as an obstacle to the National Football League...
article Florida is crucial to the return of sports. It’s also a coronavirus hot spot.
(Florida) -- Needing a place to resume its season, the NBA in early June announced it would sequester all 22 of its teams that will return to competition in Florida. The...

6/20/2020

article Column: Sports leagues playing the most dangerous of games during pandemic
(Washington D.C.) -- They’re not going to stop until somebody dies. That seems to be the only certainty in the American sports leagues’ frighteningly...

6/17/2020

press release Broncos reach multi-year deal with Betfred USA Sports
(Colorado) -- One day after announcing a sports betting and daily fantasy partner deal with FanDuel, the Denver Broncos announced a deal with Betfred USA Sports on...
article FanDuel Among First To Buy Official League Data For NFL Betting
(USA) -- FanDuel is continuing its preparations for football season by signing up for Sportradar’s NFL official league data feed. According to Sportradar, the deal...

6/16/2020

article Broncos sign deal with FanDuel to become first NFL team to partner with a sportsbook
(Colorado) -- The Denver Broncos are the first NFL team to sell an official sportsbook sponsorship. The Broncos and FanDuel announced Monday that the two had struck a...
article FanDuel Sportsbook Inks Deal With NFL's Denver Broncos
(Colorado) -- FanDuel has inked a first-of-its kind sponsorship deal with the NFL’s Denver Broncos. The agreement, announced Monday, will see FanDuel branding at...
article NFLPA says league could lose $3 billion without fans at games
(USA) -- NFL Players Association (NFLPA) executive director DeMaurice Smith, president J.C. Tretter and medical director Thom Mayer held a Monday conference call with...
press release Chicken Ranch Rancheria Donates To Support Resiliency Village
(California) -- Resiliency Village, a non-profit start-up with a mission to serve Tuolumne County’s homeless population is getting a big boost from the Chicken Ranch...

6/14/2020

article Judge Orders Yankees to Unseal Letter From MLB Allegedly Linked to Sign Stealing
(New York) -- The sign-stealing saga that was unearthed this offseason isn't over just yet. Now, the New York Yankees are allegedly involved. A New York judge ruled...

6/13/2020

article MLB players tell owners negotiations are over, ask ‘when and where’ they can report
(USA) -- The Major League Baseball Players Assn. on Saturday told the owners that negotiations are over, and the commissioner’s office should go ahead and dictate how...

6/11/2020

article For tennis and golf, tournaments without fans come at a cost
(USA) -- When he first contemplated the prospect of a U.S. Open without fans because of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Tennis Association’s chief revenue...

6/3/2020

article MLB is the betting favorite to be the first sports league back. Wait, what?
(USA) -- For those who have been following much more important things, the biggest sports story of the last few weeks has been about the negotiations between the MLB and...

5/22/2020

article NASCAR takes sports betting international with IMG Arena deal
(USA) -- NASCAR expanded its presence in the sports betting industry Wednesday, inking a deal with London-based IMG Arena that allows international sportsbook operators...

5/20/2020

article Mavs Ex 'Headake' Smith Offers Cautionary Tale on Sports Gambling
(Las Vegas) -- The Sun Devil is worried about the Devil. Because The NBA hosts summer leagues and an All-Star Game in Las Vegas, and its commissioner talks openly about...

5/19/2020

article Can anything be done to stop the rise and rise of gambling company sponsorship in sport?
(UK) -- In football, anyone remember the Watney Cup? The pre-season tournament - sponsored by brewers Watney Mann - lasted for four years in the early 1970s, and was...

5/16/2020

article Can Sports Help Heal a Country? Some Fans Don’t Buy the Emotional Pleas
(New York) -- Few things would make Pedro Urbaez happier than seeing the Mets play again. He was born and raised in Corona, the neighborhood adjacent to the Mets’...

5/15/2020

article MORON ALERT: Dana White’s Profane Rant Against New York Times Shows Nastiness Of Coronavirus Debate
(USA) -- President Donald Trump laid the groundwork for sports to serve as one of the pillars of his political war to reopen America in early April, back when he was...

5/14/2020

article NBA considers how to resume season amid pandemic but skepticism remains
(USA) -- NBA owners and team representatives may have left Tuesday’s video conference with Commissioner Adam Silver feeling a sense of optimism that the 2019-20...

5/12/2020

article While big league sports should survive pandemic, minor league sports might not
(USA) -- As North America’s pro football, basketball, baseball and hockey leagues try to play again in a pandemic, minor league sports face a more treacherous...
press release Chernin Group-Backed Premier Lacrosse League To Roll Out Live Betting Feed From Genius Sports
(USA) -- Lacrosse is the latest entrant into the sports betting world thanks to a new deal with the Genius Sports Group. The agreement will see the technology company...
press release Genius Sports appointed official sports betting partner for PLL
(USA) -- The Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) has appointed Genius Sports Group as its Official Data and Integrity Partner for sports betting. Through the partnership...

5/11/2020

article Report: MGM has pitched the NBA a plan for finishing the season in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- MGM has reportedly told the NBA that it has a plan for the association to finish its season in Las Vegas. Per the New York Times, the company has proposed...

5/10/2020

article Dana White says UFC hits ‘home run’ at fanless event
(Florida) -- The UFC’s decision to return to action Saturday during the coronavirus pandemic could have had lasting repercussions after a fighter tested positive...

5/9/2020

article California Governor Newsom's Plan a Formidable Hurdle for Pro Sports to Reopen
(California) -- In the last week, the National Football League has announced its 2020 schedule, Major League Baseball is rumored to have set a July 1-ish opening date...
article NBA teams start to reopen, as testing plan begins emerging
(USA) -- The NBA took tiny steps toward a return to normalcy Friday, as a small number of practice facilities reopened for workouts and at least one team received...

5/6/2020

article NFL sets protocols for reopening of team facilities
(New York) -- The NFL has set protocols for reopening team facilities and has told the 32 teams to have them in place by May 15. In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger...

5/4/2020

article Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues
(Las Vegas) -- Sports leagues are desperate for a safe way to start playing games again. Las Vegas has tens of thousands of empty hotel rooms and a tourism-based economy...
article New Jersey, leagues await word in sports betting suit
(New Jersey) -- The major sports leagues are waiting to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will hear their arguments on whether they have to pay millions to a New Jersey...
article Michael Jordan's gambling: A brief history of basketball's most famous bettor
(USA) -- Michael Jordan insisted that he didn't have a gambling problem in 1993. "I have a competition problem," Jordan claimed in an interview with Ahmad...

5/2/2020

article Will the NBA season finish in Las Vegas? MGM Resorts wants the action, per report
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts is hoping the NBA’s abbreviated season will conclude along the famed Las Vegas strip. A New York Times report said the resort and...

5/1/2020

article Coronavirus will cost sports at least $12 billion
(USA) -- On March 12, the sports world stopped. The NCAA Tournament was canceled. The NBA, NHL, MLS and PGA all suspended play. MLB pushed back Opening Day indefinitely...
article Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues
(Las Vegas) -- Sports leagues are desperate for a safe way to start playing games again. Las Vegas has tens of thousands of empty hotel rooms and a tourism-based economy...
article Inside the SI Investigation that Exposed Pete Rose's Gambling
(Ohio) -- On August 24th, 1989, Major League Baseball banned Pete Rose after an investigation concluded the former Cincinnati Reds manager bet on baseball. Sports...

4/30/2020

article College Athletes Are Now Closer To Getting Paid After NCAA Board OKs Plan
(USA) -- In a significant shift for college sports, the NCAA's top governing body said it supports a rule change allowing student-athletes to profit from their name...
article How Sports Betting Fits Into The New NCAA Student-Athlete Endorsement Rules
(USA) -- The NCAA took a major step toward allowing student-athlete endorsement deals based on name, image and likeness (NIL) today. Sports betting deals, though, could...
article N.C.A.A. Outlines Plan to Let Athletes Make Endorsement Deals
(USA) -- As the star quarterback at the University of Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa was a marketer’s dream: He had charisma, a million social media followers and a...
article OP/ED: This is how NCAA athletes should be paid for endorsements
(USA) -- The NCAA Board of Governors took a major step on Wednesday as they recommended allowing athletes to capitalize financially on their name, image and likeness....

4/25/2020

article NFL Draft Becomes Lifeline for Sports Betting and Broadcasters
(New York) -- The NFL draft is always a closely watched event, with sports fans, gamblers and fantasy-football addicts eagerly awaiting each pick. But this year -- when...

4/24/2020

article Bundesliga gears up to be first professional sports league to return after pandemic shutdown
(Germany) -- Early each morning, Bayer Leverkusen’s soccer players receive calls from the Bundesliga club. They are asked, among other things, how they feel,...

4/22/2020

article Virus shutdowns will likely make NFL draft most bet on ever
(Atlantic City) -- For those who haven't mastered the odds of Belarussian soccer or Russian table tennis, this week's NFL draft gives U.S. gamblers their first...
article Dr. Fauci explains why quarantined MLB games are likely to be part of ‘new normal’
(Washington D.C.) -- Sports fans will have to embrace a “new normal,” which probably means not being able to attend live events at crowded stadiums, for the...

4/20/2020

article The man, the myth, the gambler: A collection of Michael Jordan betting stories
(USA) -- ESPN delivered sweet relief to socially-distanced sports fans last night in the form of “The Last Dance,” its 10-part 30-for-30 documentary on...

4/18/2020

article A Return for Baseball Would Require a New Debate
(USA) -- Everybody wants a baseball season. Nobody knows quite how that will look amid the coronavirus pandemic. Those are the only certainties for a sport that has an...

4/15/2020

article OP/ED: Resume sports? The idea sounds more realistic with Dr. Anthony Fauci's blessing
(USA) -- Since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports in America, leagues, teams, coaches, players, fans, television executives, media, sports talk show callers,...

4/14/2020

article National League Division odds update
(USA) -- One reported possibility that Major League Baseball is considering to get a 2020 regular season in during the coronavirus pandemic is all 30 teams playing in...

4/13/2020

article XFL files for bankruptcy after coronavirus forced 2020 season to be canceled early
(Delaware) -- The XFL has officially filed for bankruptcy, according to documents obtained by The Action Network. The league fired all of its employees without severance...
article XFL files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, with an eye-opening list of creditors it owes
(Delaware) -- Three days after the XFL suspended operations, the upstart league that promised “fan-first football” and “less stall, more ball”...

4/11/2020

article Three in Four Sports Fans Won’t Feel Safe at Games Without Coronavirus Vaccine
(USA) -- Nearly three in four sports fans say they would not feel safe attending a game or event until a vaccine for the COVID-19 disease has been developed.
article MMA an easier call than NFL for ESPN
(New York) -- The cancellation of UFC 249 provided evidence that networks, in this case ESPN, are vulnerable to public and political pressure. With some of the public...

4/10/2020

article XFL suspends operations: Is the league finished? What we know and don't know
(USA) -- The XFL surprised its workforce Friday morning by issuing mass layoffs and implying a grim outlook for the future of the league. The XFL suspended operations,...
article How the development of a coronavirus vaccine could impact the NBA and its fans beyond this season
(New York) -- There has been much discussion during the coronavirus pandemic about when and how professional sports can return, but one thing has become increasingly...

4/9/2020

article Where the Major Sports Stand Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
(USA) -- Nearly every sporting event, major and minor, has been canceled, moved or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The question now, to which no one...

4/8/2020

article COVID-19 Drives A Wedge In Golf Schedule, FanDuel Launches Fantasy Masters
(USA) -- The competition for the green jacket will have another facet at this year’s Masters. Players will need it to keep warm. The coronavirus outbreak suspended...

4/7/2020

article MLB says it discussed starting the season with all games in a central location
(USA) -- Major League Baseball stated Tuesday that holding games in one central area is one of several ideas discussed regarding how and when it becomes safe to start...
article Dana White says UFC close to securing private island for events
(Worldwide) -- UFC president Dana White said he has plans for a full schedule beyond UFC 249 even if he has to secure the land himself. He insists he is close to...

4/6/2020

article NBA, players union assessing potential COVID-19 rapid-test options
(New York) -- In recent weeks, officials within the NBA and NBPA have been collaborating in assessing the viability of multiple blood-testing devices for the coronavirus...
article Silver says he does not expect any NBA decisions before May
(New York) -- NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is bracing for several more weeks of uncertainty about the remainder of this halted season, revealing Monday night that he...
article PGA Cancels Open Championship, No Plans for Mobile Sports Betting in New York
(New York) -- There's bad news for New Yorkers looking to gamble on sports from their phones in 2021. Governor Andrew Cuomo and Empire State lawmakers finalized the...
article Three Golf Majors Rescheduled, Masters Set for November
(USA) -- The 2020 Masters, originally set for this week at Augusta National in Georgia, will be held November 9-15. It’s one of three golf majors being postponed...

4/5/2020

article Column: Unless experts are wrong, it’ll be later than sooner for return of sports
(California) -- On this much we can agree: We want our lives back. We want to high-five friends, not stand six feet away from them. We want to hug family members, not...
article When should professional sports restart? Cuomo says to let the experts decide
(New York) -- Andrew Cuomo offered a short discourse on cabin fever during Sunday’s news briefing on the coronavirus pandemic, but the New York governor said it...

4/3/2020

article A game divided: At heart of football's wage dispute is who should bear cost
(UK) -- There is no role in British life quite like that of the Premier League footballer: reviled, adored, spectacularly remunerated and very often told by a great...

3/29/2020

article After years of opposing gambling, the NFL sounds ready to go all in
(New York) -- Money never sleeps, correct? Well, the sun never sets on the sports-betting empire either. What, there are no games right now? Recently, Bovada started...

3/28/2020

article NBA season could restart at a casino, Bahamas resort or college gym
(New York) -- If and when the NBA restarts its season, it could all happen in one glitzy spot like Las Vegas, the Bahamas or … a college campus in the Midwest?...

3/18/2020

article NASCAR launches first ever pro-racer esports series
(Internet) -- NASCAR and esports company iRacing have announced the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, an esports alternative to the sport’s usual scheduling...

3/14/2020

article When Will MLB and NHL Return to Action?
(USA) -- The sports world has come to a complete stop in the wake of nearly every major league and organization suspending action due to the spread of the coronavirus....
article New Masters odds out as casinos prep for refunds
(Las Vegas) -- If you have made a casino bet on who will win the 2020 Masters, you might want to make sure you have your receipt. The postponement of the season's...

3/10/2020

article No gambling data for NCAA tourney broadcasts
(USA) -- For the first time, NCAA tournament games will be held in states with legal sports betting markets. Regional sites are slated for Indiana and New York, two of a...
article No gambling data for NCAA tournament broadcasts
(USA) -- For the first time, NCAA tournament games will be held in states with legal sports betting markets. Regional sites are slated for Indiana and New York, two of a...

3/7/2020

article NFL and golf keep pushing gambling for increased revenue
(USA) -- It’s all so hideously backward. At a salary of roughly $42 million per year, Roger “PSLs Are Good Investments” Goodell should be held...
article Bill James pans baseball, and other thoughts from this year’s Sloan conference
(Massachusetts) -- Sound-bytes and data points collected while dodging robots — and, hopefully, the coronavirus — at the 14th annual MIT Sloan Sports...

3/6/2020

article Do the Baltimore Ravens want a piece of sports betting? It’s hard to say.
(Maryland) -- As Maryland lawmakers consider whether to legalize betting on sports, it’s not clear whether the Baltimore Ravens are interested in offering it at...

3/4/2020

article The NFL Just Took Another Big Step Toward Sports Gambling
(New York) -- Sports gambling has existed for decades, but nobody thought it would become a mainstream activity through a national sports league. Some states have made...

3/3/2020

article NFL players union wants a piece of sports gambling revenue
(USA) -- The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) are in the middle of trying to figure out if football in the US is going to move forward, or if it will face a...
article NFL Union Seeks Betting Revenue Share in Labor Negotiations
(USA) -- The NFL Players Association is close to reaching a landmark and lucrative concession to gain sports betting dollars as its membership ponders a new collective...
article FanDuel app to live stream NHL games in new deal
(UK) -- FanDuel has extended its partnership with IMG Arena permitting the operator to offer live streaming of NHL games through its sportsbook app. The platform will...

3/2/2020

article PGA Tour leans further into sports gambling by partnering with the Action Network
(New York) -- The PGA Tour and sports gambling media company the Action Network plan to announce a new content partnership Monday, the latest move in the tour’s...
article The PGA Tour Launches A Golf Betting Site: What You Need To Know
(USA) -- The PGA Tour has taken another step into the sports betting space with the launch of betting content site GolfBet.com. The Tour has partnered with content...

3/1/2020

article Five Aspects Of The Sports Industry Most Impacted By The Proliferation Of Sports Tech
(USA) -- Earlier this week, I had the pleasure to moderate a panel discussion at the 2020 Stanford Sports Innovation Conference. The panel’s focus was on the...

2/28/2020

article Will NFL Support Legalized Sports Betting? Expert Reveals Why They Should
(USA) -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson is one of the most electrifying players in the NFL. The NFL’s reigning MVP, the former Heisman trophy winner...

2/27/2020

article XFL Embraces Gambling In Quest To Become Most Sports Betting Friendly League In The Country
(USA) -- The annual football hibernation has been suspended this year, as the XFL has stepped in to fill the seven month void with what they feel is a new and improved...

2/25/2020

article NFL further warms to gambling by allowing stadium betting lounges
(USA) -- The National Football League famously fought against gambling for years, citing concerns about the “integrity of the game.” In 2015, it shut down a...
article NFL further warms to gambling by allowing stadium betting lounges
(USA) -- The National Football League famously fought against gambling for years, citing concerns about the “integrity of the game.” In 2015, it shut down a...

2/24/2020

article The NFL warms up to betting
(USA) -- Starting this season, NFL teams in states with legal sports betting will be allowed to have in-stadium betting lounges and accept sponsorships from sportsbooks...

2/23/2020

article NFL to allow betting lounges in stadiums, but no gambling
(USA) -- Starting this season, some NFL stadiums will be allowed to have betting lounges, and teams may accept sponsorships from sportsbook operators, as the league...

2/21/2020

article NFL Allows Teams To Sell Official Sportsbook Sponsorships, Report Says
(New York) -- On Friday, the National Football League reportedly informed teams that they may now enter into official sponsorship arrangements with regulated sportsbooks...
article Brother of Chicago Bears legend among 10 charged in illegal gambling scheme
(Costa Rica) -- Casey Urlacher, the brother of Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher, was among those charged this week in an illegal offshore gambling...
article Brother of ex-NFL star Brian Urlacher charged in offshore gambling ring
(Costa Rica) -- An Illinois village mayor who is the brother of former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been charged along with several other people with...

2/14/2020

article Atlanta pro sports executives talk up sports betting
(Georgia) -- The top executives of the Atlanta Braves, Falcons and Hawks pitched legislation to legalize sports betting in Georgia Thursday at a luncheon sponsored by...

2/12/2020

article PURDUM: All-in on gambling: XFL embracing betting from the get-go
(USA) -- The XFL is embracing sports betting more than any other U.S. professional or collegiate league ever has. While the NFL and other leagues spent years fighting in...

2/10/2020

article After Maryland overture, Dan Snyder pursues sports betting license in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The owner of Washington's NFL team is hedging his bets by making overtures to Virginia lawmakers to allow the team to get a potential sports betting...

2/9/2020

article Cryptic Language In Virginia Sports Betting Bill Fuels Speculation Of Major League Goals
(Virginia) -- A committee substitute for SB 384 includes language that appears to suggest a new stadium could be built in Virginia for a team in one of the four major...
article Redskins seek sports betting license in Virginia even as they lobby for one in Maryland
(Maryland) -- The Washington Redskins have deepened a multistate effort to secure a spot in the burgeoning sports betting industry, dangling to both Maryland and...

2/8/2020

article Betting could be ‘X’ factor for new pro football league
(Las Vegas) -- Knowing its season begins less than a week after one of the biggest betting events in America, the new XFL is embracing sports betting in a major way. The...

2/7/2020

article Ilitch family, MotorCity Casino won’t miss out on sports betting under proposed rule change
(Michigan) -- With sports betting growing beyond its traditional boundaries in Las Vegas, Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that might benefit owners...
article Major League Baseball may alter rules on owners, casino gambling
(Michigan) -- Major League Baseball may alter its regulations on team owners and casino gambling in a manner that could impact the Ilitch family. Marian Ilitch, the wife...
article NASCAR and Penn National announce gaming partnership
(Internet) -- Penn National Gaming has entered a multi-year deal with NASCAR, its first partnership with a professional sports league. The agreement makes Penn National...
article The NFL Is Hiring Its First Vice President Of Sports Betting
(USA) -- The NFL is on the hunt for its first vice president of sports betting. According to a job description circulating among headhunters, the new role will oversee...
article XFL Players Who Kneel During the Anthem Will Face ‘Consequences’, Commissioner Says
(USA) -- Vince McMahon’s reborn pro football league launches this weekend, and while it’s unclear what the XFL’s football will look like, its...
article It looks like a D.C. United-Caesars partnership is just about wrapped up
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. United is finalizing a partnership with Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) that would likely bring a sportsbook to Audi Field. With the...

2/6/2020

article Patrick Mahomes Sacks Bettors On Most Popular Super Bowl 54 Prop Bet
(Las Vegas) -- The Nevada sportsbooks won again on Super Bowl 54, taking in $18.8 million on a near record $154.6 million betting handle for the Big Game. That despite...
article Rules changes among wrinkles in betting on XFL
(Las Vegas) -- Sunset Station sportsbook director Chuck Esposito sees one big reason to expect the XFL to be a success: If it’s on TV and there’s a line on...

1/30/2020

article Why The NCAA Is Trying To Trademark 'DON'T BET ON IT'
(USA) -- Perhaps no “non-profit” corporation in the United States of America has a richer history of ignoring the best and easiest solution to a problem than the NCAA....

1/28/2020

article The Chiefs’ last Super Bowl appearance featured gambling accusations and a monumental upset
(Florida) -- The Kansas City Chiefs landed in Miami on Sunday without a hitch, and as slight favorites over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. The team’s...

1/27/2020

article WALKER: Kobe Bryant, an icon to Indian Country
(Indian Country) -- Hopi basketball coach JJ Jones and his Natives With Talent club basketball players are probably the only ones in Indian Country to have bragging...

1/24/2020

article Lawsuit from fan alleges MLB teams engaged in corruption in sign-stealing scandal
(Massachusetts) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) teams secretly distorted player statistics and deprived fans of an “honest fantasy baseball competition,” a...
article Casino Insider: Where to watch the Super Bowl
(California) -- The biggest day of the year for football fans, the Super Bowl, is coming up and if you’re still planning where you’re going to watch the San...

1/22/2020

article Maryland lawmakers met with Redskins owner on sports betting
(Maryland) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder met with Maryland lawmakers to discuss allowing sports betting at a new stadium in the state, a lawmaker who...
article NFL Clarifies Its Stance on Las Vegas Ads in the Super Bowl
(Las Vegas) -- The National Football League and Las Vegas have had what can be called an “evolving” relationship over the last several decades. For years,...

1/21/2020

article Daniel Snyder wants legalized gambling at a future Redskins stadium in Maryland
(Maryland) -- Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder urged Maryland legislative leaders on Tuesday to allow gambling at a future Redskins stadium in the state,...
article Sports Betting Issues Reason For NFL Nixing Vegas Ads Showing Strip
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL continues to "refuse to accept" any Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority TV spot promoting the city that "shows clips of the...
article Bettors Are Hammering ‘The Over’ For Super Bowl 54 With Some Massive Bets Already Placed
(Las Vegas) -- The countdown to Super Bowl 54 in Miami, Florida has begun. The Kansas City Chiefs will make an appearance in the Super Bowl for their first time in 50...
article NFL Draft Vegas Style: Players Will Take Boats to Bellagio Fountain Red Carpet Stage
(Las Vegas) -- In fashion befitting of Sin City’s reputation for glitz and grandeur, the 2020 NFL Draft isn’t just being held near the Bellagio on the Strip...
article Roger Goodell’s stint atop the NFL has been quite a roller-coaster ride
(Massachusetts) -- During the fall of 2011, a couple of months after the NFL’s lockout of the players ended and the regular season began as scheduled, a class of...

1/20/2020

article Ahead of sports betting bill, GOP lawmakers met league officials at PGA Tour headquarters
(Michigan) -- Michigan’s House speaker and two other GOP lawmakers met with pro sports league officials at Professional Golfers Association Tour headquarters in...
article The Spurs hosted NBA’s first ever Indigenous Night
(Texas) -- Patty Mills bobble head night, which evolved into Indigenous Night with the addition of his clothing line, is the first celebration by the NBA of Native...
article Indigenized hockey jerseys make professional debut
(Manitoba) -- Last week Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose players could be seen donning new threads on the ice at their respective games. An initiative between WASAC...

1/17/2020

article MLB Whiffed On Astros Sign-Stealing Scandal
(USA) -- Major League Baseball should strip the Houston Astros of their 2017 World Series title and force them to take down the flag. And the Boston Red Sox, too, if the...

1/15/2020

press release National Lacrosse League and BetMGM Announce First-Ever U.S. Gaming Partnership in Lacrosse
(Pennsylvania) -- The National Lacrosse League (NLL) today announced a landmark partnership with Roar Digital – a joint venture between global gaming industry...

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