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British MPs have implored online gambling firms to impose a temporary betting cap of £50 a day during the Covid-19 crisis, as evidence emerged that they are pushing punters towards riskier wagers in the absence of mainstream sport.

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7/6/2020

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7/5/2020

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7/4/2020

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7/3/2020

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7/1/2020

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6/30/2020

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6/29/2020

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6/18/2020

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6/16/2020

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6/15/2020

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6/14/2020

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6/13/2020

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6/11/2020

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6/9/2020

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6/3/2020

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6/2/2020

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6/1/2020

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5/23/2020

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5/22/2020

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5/21/2020

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5/20/2020

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5/18/2020

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5/17/2020

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5/15/2020

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5/14/2020

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5/12/2020

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5/10/2020

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5/9/2020

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5/8/2020

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5/7/2020

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5/6/2020

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5/5/2020

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5/3/2020

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5/2/2020

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5/1/2020

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4/28/2020

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4/25/2020

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4/24/2020

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4/23/2020

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4/19/2020

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4/13/2020

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4/12/2020

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4/11/2020

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4/10/2020

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4/9/2020

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4/7/2020

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4/6/2020

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4/5/2020

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4/2/2020

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4/1/2020

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3/31/2020

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3/30/2020

article Frustrated Gamblers Turn to Politics as the Only Game in Town
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3/29/2020

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3/27/2020

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3/25/2020

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3/23/2020

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3/22/2020

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3/21/2020

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3/18/2020

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3/17/2020

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3/16/2020

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3/14/2020

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3/10/2020

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3/9/2020

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3/5/2020

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3/4/2020

article Casey Urlacher, brother of Bears great, pleads not guilty in gambling case
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2/25/2020

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2/20/2020

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2/19/2020

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2/17/2020

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2/14/2020

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2/8/2020

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2/7/2020

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2/5/2020

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2/1/2020

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1/29/2020

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1/27/2020

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1/26/2020

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(USA) -- This map from the American Gaming Association shows the states where sports betting is now legal, where sports betting has been approved but is not yet...
article Charles Barkley's Addiction Has Cost Him Over $10 Million
(USA) -- It’s no secret that NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has a gambling habit, reports ESPN. But most don’t know it’s cost him over $10 million....
article Two Sportsbooks Take no NBA Bets After Kobe Bryant Death
(Las Vegas) -- At least two sportsbook operators – Circas Sports in Las Vegas and Resorts Casino of Atlantic City, N.J. – ceased taking bets on today’s...

1/25/2020

article US Sports Betting Reached New Heights in 2019
(USA) -- Sports betting in US wasn’t legal until two years back. Nevada was the only state to enjoy the betting scene. But when the PASPA was struck down in 2018,...

1/24/2020

article The Vibrant (and Still Illegal) Sports Gambling Scene That Exists Behind Bars
(New York) -- "Just go to NFL.com real quick," Red barks into the prison phone in the exercise yard. He’s standing in a caged dugout-like area, where 23...
article SportsHandle: that was the week that was in US sports betting - January 24
(New York) -- SportsHandle and friends deliver another round-up of the week’s big developments in US sports betting.

1/23/2020

article Victor Salerno to Join Industry Greats in Sports Betting Hall of Fame
(New Jersey) -- The career achievements of USBookmaking’s President Victor Salerno are to be celebrated when he is inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame...

1/21/2020

article Potential Evidence Of Increased Gambling Problems In Football Season
(Pennsylvania) -- When a new national coalition studied problem gambling funding and programs in 14 states, it found Pennsylvania among six using tax revenue as intended...
article Brent Musburger hosting sports betting seminar before Feb. 2
(Las Vegas) -- Ahead of the most anticipated professional football game of the year, sports broadcasting icon and VSiN host Brent Musburger will be joined by VSiN senior...

1/20/2020

article Astros superfan 'Mattress Mack' loses $2 million betting against Chiefs
(USA) -- It hasn’t been a great year for a certain Houston gambling enthusiast’s bank account. Houston-area furniture chain owner Jim McIngvale, better known...
article BLOG: Five things you didn't know about betting on the Super Bowl odds
(USA) -- Super Bowl is one of the rare times on the sports calendar that everyone – gambler or not – knows the pointspread. Big Game betting has massive...

1/19/2020

article Nebraska duo win $1.47M in Vegas betting competition
(Las Vegas) -- Eric Jensen and Matt Kucera are not professional gamblers, but their love of sports always found them taking part in games of chance. Still, there's a...

1/17/2020

article Maker of sports betting app says it has fixed border problem
(New Hampshire) -- Placing a wager on DraftKings should now be easier for people in communities near New Hampshire's border. The company behind the sports betting...
article Barstool Sports Closing In On Goal Of “Owning The Moon”
(Las Vegas) -- The “Pirate Ship” of the internet, Barstool Sports is reportedly on the verge of being sold to casino operator, Penn National. On a blustery...

1/15/2020

article Another Year Since U.S. Legalized Sports Betting: What Has Changed?
(USA) -- Even with the huge numbers that states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania post each month, the largest states in America continue to drag their feet when the...

1/14/2020

article OP/ED: Even these experts can’t precisely describe the legalized sports betting galaxy
(Las Vegas) -- No matter how hard I try, I keep underestimating the ever-expanding universe of legalized sports betting in America. I need the ghost of Carl Sagan as my...
article Looking for a guaranteed Super Bowl winner? Bet on Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas has built a reputation through the years as the best place for fans to be for the Super Bowl if they can't get their hands on tickets to the...

1/13/2020

article Nevada gaming attorneys caution lawmakers on sports betting; ‘You really have to give it some serious thought’
(California) -- At a weekend conference attended by state lawmakers seeking advice on aspects of casino expansion, a panel of Nevada gaming attorneys tried to tamp down...

1/12/2020

article Verizon to Expand Sports Betting Venture to Five More States
(Las Vegas) -- Verizon Communications Inc. got its Yahoo Sports betting venture out of the gate in New Jersey in November, and now plans to expand its online gambling...

1/9/2020

article Delaware, West Virginia Sports Betting Start 2019 Revenue Report Fun
(Delaware) -- Results of 2019 for Delaware and West Virginia sports betting are in, which is the first full-year of sports betting revenue tallies available. Both states...

1/8/2020

article CES: New technology, data will change sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- The NHL teams that make it to the Stanley Cup playoffs this spring are set to enter the rink with additions to their uniforms. The league plans to put...

1/7/2020

article PGA Tour among pro sports cashing in on gambling by selling data
(Atlantic City) -- Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity...

1/6/2020

article BOOK: A Man for All Markets
(Las Vegas) -- “A child of the Great Depression, legendary mathematician Edward O. Thorp invented card counting, proving the seemingly impossible: that you could...

1/3/2020

article BLOG: Sports Betting Year in Review: The Biggest Bets and Biggest Characters of 2019
(USA) -- The first full year of sports betting in the post-Supreme Court reversal was a dandy, full of big bets and bigger characters. Here’s your recap of the year that...
article BLOG: The Week In Sports Betting: Bill Would Alter IGRA, MD Moving?
(USA) -- Here’s the weekend Sports Handle item, “Get a Grip,” recapping the week’s top stories and rounding up key stories in sports betting, gaming, and the world of...

12/31/2019

article Gaming industry figures share their predictions for 2020
(Worldwide) -- A quick roundup of some industry notables’ fearless forecasts for the gambling sector in the year to come! MELISSA BLAU: Director, iGaming Capital,...
article The Top Five US Sports Betting Stories Of 2019
(USA) -- Just two years ago, at the end of 2017, single-game sports betting was only legal in a single state: Nevada. Today, as 2019 ends, we look at a different...

12/29/2019

article As much as $26bn could be gambled on American sport in 2020
(USA) -- IN AMERICA, GAMBLING on sport has long been frowned upon. Prohibitionists considered it an intolerable vice, like drinking alcohol, and outlawed it in the early...
article Charles Barkley talks about gambling problems: “I lost $1 million 10-20 times”
(USA) -- Apart from being passionate about basketball, Charles Barkley’s second passion is gambling in casinos. Barkley himself was never shy to express himself...

12/26/2019

article Sports betting surges, but for how long?
(USA) -- Since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2018 allowed sports betting to be legalized in every state, its popularity has soared and now about a third of the nation...
article Bettor turns $5 into $100K payout with 15-team NFL parlay
(Las Vegas) -- Sports betting definitely isn't an exact science and there's a good amount of luck involved. The latter was never more true than during Week 16 of the NFL...

12/25/2019

article Gambling will overwhelm sports media in 2020
(USA) -- Sports media will rush to embrace gambling in 2020. With sports book operators hungering for new customers in a growing number of U.S. states, sports leagues...

12/24/2019

article Inside The New Tribal Sports Betting Bill In Congress
(Washington D.C.) -- A New York Congressman has introduced legislation regarding sports betting, and Legal Sports Report obtained the text of the bill that has not been...
article "Both states and tribes are demonstrating they are capable of regulating sports betting with integrity and success"
(Nevada) -- The IGI of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, says each US state legislature must make policy decisions that are unique to its jurisdiction as regards...
article Kambi Stock Plunges 30% on DraftKings Acquisition News
(Wall Street) -- Shares of Kambi Group PLC lost 30 percent on Monday’s news that DraftKings planned to acquire SBTech. Investors fear the acquisition could...

12/23/2019

article Churchill Downs, Eldorado Resorts Could be Interesting For Investors Wagering on Sports Betting in 2020
(Wall Street) -- Churchill Downs Inc. (NASDAQ:CHDN) and Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERI), two of 2019’s best-performing gaming equities, have the potential to...

12/22/2019

article 2020 could be the year that sports gambling takes off, to the benefit of these stocks
(Wall Street) -- States are increasingly pushing for the legalization of sports betting and it could present investors with a grand opportunity in 2020, Wall Street...

12/19/2019

article Sports betting’s rapid expansion faces more tests in 2020
(USA) -- The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino’s sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month: Gamblers were cashing in their...
article Sports betting's rapid expansion faces more tests in 2020
(Rhode Island) -- The line for the ticket windows at a Rhode Island casino’s sportsbook stretched to the door on one afternoon last month: Gamblers were cashing in...
article Late, meaningless Eagles touchdown costs Las Vegas huge payday
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas bookmakers had a brutal day on Sunday after two wild endings wound up swinging six figures' worth of winnings back into the hands of the...

12/17/2019

press release New partnership to see FanDuel Sportsbook’s at The Cordish Companies’ branded properties nation-wide
(Maryland) -- Maryland-based real estate development and entertainment operating company, The Cordish Companies, has entered into a partnership agreement with New York...

12/15/2019

article How media companies like Barstool Sports and Bleacher Report are taking advantage of legal sports betting
(USA) -- Sports media companies plunged into the burgeoning market for sports betting in 2019, as the gaming category became legal in more US states. Some media...

12/14/2019

article PURDUM: 'I thought I was Rain Man:' The dying art of the parlay card wiseguy
(Las Vegas) -- This is not your typical Friday night on the corner of Tropicana Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. The Professional Bull Riders World Championships are in...

12/11/2019

article How banks should navigate sports betting
(USA) -- The gambling and sports betting industries in the U.S. represent a complicated sector that banks' anti-money laundering and compliance officers must...
press release Betting on Sports America 2020 to gather 2,500 industry professionals
(New Jersey) -- Betting on Sports America (BOSA) returns to New Jersey’s Meadowlands Exposition Center on 28-30 April 2020 and, mirroring the rapid growth of the U...

12/9/2019

article A Behind the Scenes Look at How One Sportsbook Handles the Craziness of an NFL Sunday
(New Jersey) -- The Hudson River shimmers below the Manhattan skyline on a still Sunday morning in October. The world outside the PointsBet office in Jersey City, N.J.,...
article BLOG: The Week In Sports Betting News: Michigan Sports Betting Gets New Life
(Michigan) -- Happy Monday, everyone. We’re surging toward the end of 2019 with some surprisingly big happenings for the typically slow holiday season. Last week...
article Bleacher Report to launch betting game show on Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- Sports fans will get a chance to test their knowledge at the Bleacher Report’s new live interactive game show, the B/R Betting Game Show, starting...
article Spy Harder: Patriots caught videotaping in Spygate sequel
(Massachusetts) -- The New England Patriots acknowledged on Monday night that a video crew working for the team filmed the Cincinnati Bengals sideline during Sunday'...

12/5/2019

article Google confirms plans to okay online casino ads in four US states
(USA) -- Search engine colossus Google has decided it will allow online casino advertising by operators based in the four US states that currently permit intrastate...

12/3/2019

article The Week In Sports Betting News: Yeah, It’s Never Been OK For NFL Players To Bet On NFL Games
(USA) -- Happy Monday, everyone. We’re now 20 days from Hanukkah and 23 from Christmas so hopefully those Black Friday sales helped get your holiday shopping...

12/1/2019

article Miami Dolphins Owner Invests Into Action Network
(Florida) -- Miami Dolphins owner, Stephen Ross, has invested money into the Action Network media group. Stephen Ross not only owns the Miami Dolphins, but he also owns...

11/27/2019

article Ross’s venture fund invests in sports gambling startup
(USA) -- Billionaire Stephen Ross has invested in the sports gambling startup the Action Network, yet another move by a National Football League owner to capitalize on...

11/26/2019

article Analysis: US marketing approach must learn from Europe’s mistakes
(USA) -- In the last year, we have seen operators partner up with franchises from across various US leagues. Fox Bet signing with the Philadelphia 76ers is one of the...
article More sportsbook consolidation coming, asserts analysts
(USA) -- The recent acquisition of CG Technology assets by William Hill was just the beginning, according to several industry analysts. While many sports gambling fans...

11/23/2019

article Where Legal Sports Betting Goes, A Rush Of TV Ads Is Sure To Follow
(USA) -- When sportsbooks open in newly legalized states, one thing follows as surely as the posed, ensemble end zone gathering that comes after every NFL touchdown...

11/22/2019

article COLUMN: Legalized Sports Gambling May Bring An Unwanted Guest To The Market
(USA) -- As various states prepare to offer sports wagering in some form, foreign companies eager to gain a foothold in U.S. markets are routinely showing up on the...
article Betting integrity in question after Louisiana Tech suspensions
(USA) -- Investigations by multiple authorities have been launched into the Louisiana Tech football program’s delayed announcement of the suspension of three...

11/21/2019

article Wall Street Wades Into Sports Gambling as Legalization Spreads
(Wall Street) -- The line between trading and gambling has always been fuzzy. So now that many U.S. states have legalized sports betting, following a 2018 Supreme Court...
article Meet the 22 power players leading the explosion of the US sports betting space
(USA) -- Business Insider is recognizing the early leaders who who are capitalizing on legal sports betting in the US. We are highlighting 22 power players, based on a...
article Indiana and Pennsylvania Post Strong October Revenue Figures
(Indiana) -- Indiana and Pennsylvania’s sports betting market continues to prosper as the sportsbooks in both states enjoyed surging revenue numbers in October, as they...
article CBA Signs Sportradar For Sports Betting Integrity Services
(Las Vegas) -- The Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) has officially signed a multi-year deal with Sportradar to be their supplier of sports integrity solutions. Under...

11/20/2019

article BLOG: Legal But Not Live: Projecting When Colorado, Illinois, Montana, NH, Tennessee And D.C. Will Be Online
(USA) -- Six jurisdictions have legalized sports betting but have not yet given the green light for the launch of legal operations. While Indiana and Iowa sprinted from...

11/19/2019

article 'I was very bitter': Inside the $20 bet that almost became $50K
(Las Vegas) -- For one 24-year-old ticket writer at Circa Sports in Las Vegas, it was anything but an ordinary weekend. That will happen when you bet $20 on a 12-leg...

11/15/2019

article Yahoo Sports becomes the latest media company to offer sports betting
(New Jersey) -- Another major media company now officially has some skin in the legal US sports betting game. The Yahoo Sportsbook app and desktop platforms went live in...
article 3 takeaways from symposium on 'Sports Betting and Horse Racing'
(Kentucky) -- The University of Louisville's Equine Industry Program, in conjunction with Horse Racing Nation, hosted the final of three speaker series events for...

11/14/2019

article TD Ameritrade Looking To Enter Sports Gambling Business: Report
(USA) -- As it looks to make up lost revenue from slashing commission fees to zero, brokerage firm TD Ameritrade is reportedly testing different ways it can tap into the...
article HOLDEN: Tribal Compacts: A Primer For Legal US Sports Betting
(Tennessee) -- The spread of legal sports betting in the United States accelerated greatly in the past year. Thirteen states now offer some form of sports wagering, with...

11/12/2019

article Optimal Sportsbook Revenues Elusive For New York, Iowa Without Full Online Betting
(USA) -- The release of sports betting figures in Iowa and New York continues to show why a full mobile sports betting component is needed for a healthy industry. The...
article Sharing Is Caring: Fluharty To Introduce Bill Allowing College Athletes To Profit From Endorsements
(West Virginia) -- The NCAA is considering to allow college athletes to earn income from endorsement deals. The move comes one month after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed...

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