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Las Vegas casino owner loses $109K on first round of NCAA Tournament

Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens bet a total of $352,000 on the first round of the NCAA Tournament, wagering $11,000 to win $10,000 on each of the first 32 lines posted by the South Point on Selection Sunday.

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9/22/2017

article Can NFL's presence in England influence landmark Supreme Court case on gambling?
(UK) -- Sunday, on the way to an NFL game, fans can step into one of the numerous betting parlors that dot each city block here. They can wager on that afternoon’s...
article Paddy Power gets fined
(UK) -- The leading sports betting operator in the United Kingdom, Paddy Power, has been censured by the country’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) arguing the...

9/21/2017

article Billy Walters Ordered to Pay $25 Million Penalty Following Securities Fraud Conviction
(Las Vegas) -- Legendary Las Vegas figures can be found winning big all over the city, but legendary sports betting icon Billy Walters would like to forget his recent...
article Match-fixing goes digital
(Internet) -- Competitive video-gaming, collectively known as eSports, is surging in popularity, packing out stadiums from Germany to South Korea, and attracting a...
article Match-fixing is more common than ever
(Internet) -- In 2008 Lou Vincent, a former New Zealand international cricketer, was playing in a now-defunct Indian Twenty20 cricket league. A man claiming to represent...

9/20/2017

article Senate Gaming Chair: Legal sports book would be good for New York
(New York) -- The chair of the Senate’s Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee is urging for the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act as a...
article Sportsbooks To Stop Taking WWE Bets?
(Las Vegas) -- Sportsbooks are on the verge of stopping their betting markets being offered for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) matches after it was revealed that...

9/19/2017

article PGA Tour hires company to monitor betting for irregularities
(USA) -- The PGA Tour has entered into an agreement with London-based Genius Sports to monitor wagering information worldwide for any irregular activity. The move is...

9/18/2017

article Controversial GGG-Canelo decision prompts Las Vegas refunds
(Las Vegas) -- Large bets for as much as $500,000 showed up on Gennady Golovkin at Las Vegas sportsbooks in the final hours before Saturday's title fight against...
article OP/ED: Legalizing sports betting: Odds improving for the next big thing
(Nevada) -- Like the flashing numbers on the board at your favorite Las Vegas sports book, the odds of legalizing American gambling’s last taboo are gradually...
article Golf: PGA Tour hires London firm to monitor betting activity
(USA) -- The PGA Tour said on Monday it will implement a more comprehensive gambling policy from 2018 to monitor global betting markets for any irregular activity....
article PGA Tour to expand gambling ban starting in 2018
(Florida) -- The PGA Tour has taken its battle against gambling beyond Tour pro themselves. Starting in 2018, it will implement a new Integrity Program to “protect...
article PGA Tour to toughen gambling policy in 2018
(USA) -- Professional golf’s primary organizing body is rolling out a new gambling policy intended to “protect its competitions from potential outside...
article Resignations prompt Sportech to launch strategic review
(UK) -- British pools betting innovator Sportech has announced that it will be launching a wide-ranging review of its business and capital structures following news that...
article Resignations prompt Sportech to launch strategic review
(UK) -- British pools betting innovator Sportech has announced that it will be launching a wide-ranging review of its business and capital structures following news that...

9/17/2017

article U.S. Sports-Betting Market Projected To Hit $2bn, Despite Online Uncertainty
(USA) -- The U.S. sports-betting market would spread to more than 20 states and be worth $2bn in annual gross gaming revenue within roughly five years of the end of a...

9/16/2017

article PURDUM: Sports betting legalization: Where do we stand right now?
(USA) -- Most estimates are in the hundreds of billions of dollars, but no one knows for sure how much money Americans bet on sports every year. Whatever the amount, it...

9/15/2017

article The Best Case For Legal Online Sports Betting: The Success Of Nevada Mobile Apps
(Nevada) -- If and when sports betting becomes legal in the United States, it’s not likely to proliferate quickly via mobile devices and online. That’s not...
article U.S. Sports-Betting Market Projected To Hit $2bn, Despite Online Uncertainty
(USA) -- The U.S. sports-betting market would spread to more than 20 states and be worth $2bn in annual gross gaming revenue within roughly five years of the end of a...
article Grand Victoria hopes for concert pavilion, ponders sports gambling
(Illinois) -- The Grand Victoria Casino is taking a look at working with Elgin to have a concert pavilion built in Festival Park adjacent to its facility, but is taking...
article Bettorlogic, Mr Green to deliver Sportsbook 2.0
(Internet) -- Mr Green has announced that it is to launch ‘Sportsbook 2.0’, after developing the new product in partnership with Bettorlogic. Designed using...

9/14/2017

article Sports betting legalization: Where do we stand right now?
(Washington D.C.) -- Most estimates are in the hundreds of billions of dollars, but no one knows for sure how much money Americans bet on sports every year. Whatever the...
press release American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports
(Las Vegas) -- The American Bar Association (ABA) Sports Division and is putting on its annual conference this year in Las Vegas, October 5-7. Topics of this year’...

9/12/2017

article Minnesota would join sports betting fight
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo would be preparing a draft to legalise sports betting industry in the state, although the federal government has not approved...
article Study shows gambling could be worth $531M for Minnesota
(Minnesota) -- The American Sports Betting Coalition and the American Gaming Association have released data from an Oxford Economics study that shows legal sports...
article Atlantic City in great position to take advantage of sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- For decades, sports fans have dreamed about heading to a casino property in the resort and placing a bet on their favorite National Football League...

9/11/2017

article BLOG: Legal Sports Betting in the US Might be Closer than you Think
(New York) -- Sports betting has been off limits for the majority of US states’ residents for ages. A bill meant to protect the integrity of professional and...

9/10/2017

article One sports bettor's conversion from NFL to college football
(USA) -- I wasn’t born and raised as a college football fan like many who enjoy the sport. I grew up in New York City and we had two NFL teams and no college teams...

9/9/2017

article Bookmakers could be banned from UK Football Kit Sponsorships
(UK) -- Football clubs could be banned from creating any shirt sponsorship agreements with bookies according to the Labour representatives. According to them, a future...
article Utah vs. BYU is a popular bet at Nevada casinos
(Nevada) -- Move over Donny and Marie, Penn and Teller. One of the most popular tickets in Nevada this week has been Utah-BYU. This weekend’s rivalry game in Provo...
article Station Casinos' Chuck Esposito talks NFL, NCAA Football gambling
(Las Vegas) -- It's opening weekend for the NFL, which for many means a mad dash to the sports books around Las Vegas to place their pro and college football bets....

9/8/2017

article Minnesota Bracing for Super Bowl Gambling
(Minnesota) -- The 2017 Super Bowl generated an estimated $5 billion in gambling, much of it illegal and a big share of it taking place in the city hosting the game.

9/7/2017

article $2.2 Billion Deal for Rockets Is a Casino Mogul’s Bet on Houston
(New York) -- An American casino mogul is making a timely bet on Houston. The owner of both the Golden Nugget gambling enterprise and the Landry’s restaurant...
article Fertitta Owns Casinos And Steak Houses, Why Not An NBA Team?
(New Jersey) -- In a week of devastating news coming out of Houston, one story could be a big boon for one of the city’s major sports franchises. Casino owner and...

9/6/2017

article Gaming group promotes tribal interests in Supreme Court sports betting case
(Washington D.C.) -- Tribal sovereignty is being hindered by a long-running ban on sports betting, the American Gaming Association is telling the nation's highest...
article Start of the NFL season is big for some books, not others
(Las Vegas) -- Football fans aren’t the only ones looking forward to the start of the NFL regular season on Thursday. The sports books in Las Vegas have also been...
article Labour calls for ban on gambling firms sponsoring football shirts
(UK) -- With 25 of the 92 league clubs, including nine out of 20 Premier League sides, currently engaged in such sponsoring, shadow Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (...

8/31/2017

article New Jersey Pushes for Lifting the Single-Game Sports Betting Federal Ban
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey filed an amicus brief with the United States’ Supreme Court, arguing that the current ban the federal government has imposed on single-...

8/29/2017

article What did sportsbooks learn from Mayweather-McGregor? 'Business as usual'
(Las Vegas) -- In the end, Floyd Mayweather won his fight against Conor McGregor, pushing his record to 50-0, as most expected. The house won, and corporate spreadsheets...

8/25/2017

article USBookmaking is now 'large and in charge' at Baldini’s
(Nevada) -- USBookmaking is now “large and in charge” of the sports book at Baldini’s in Sparks. The changeover at the book, near Reno, is effective...
article A plausible explanation for why there are $1 million bets coming in on Floyd Mayweather
(Las Vegas) -- The big Mayweather-McGregor betting news this week are the massive bets coming in on Floyd Mayweather. From sportsbook William Hill in their newsletter:...
article Atlantic City casinos trying to get piece of Mayweather-McGregor pie
(Atlantic City) -- Billboards heading into the resort make it feel like Saturday night’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor megafight is happening at Boardwalk...
article Casino City's Friday Five: The Mayweather vs. McGregor edition
(Las Vegas) -- The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight is dominating headlines all across the globe. Everyone, everywhere, it seems, wants to talk about and/or has an...
article Online Sports Betting among Popular Organized Crime Targets in Australia, Report Finds
(Australia) -- Australia is losing A$36 billion per year from organized crime activities, a report by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) showed. The...

8/24/2017

article Bookies will lose millions if McGregor knocks out Mayweather
(Las Vegas) -- Conor McGregor is making a lot of wise guys nervous in this gambling city. Should he somehow manage to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds...
article Mayweather Took Fight Because He's A Degenerate Gambler At Vegas Casinos, McGregor Speculates
(Las Vegas) -- Floyd “Money” Mayweather loves Las Vegas and he’s known to enjoy placing some hefty wagers on sporting events. That’s part of the...
article McGregor Accuses Mayweather of Having Gambling Problem
(Las Vegas) -- In a war of words that will probably be more entertaining than the fight itself, Conor McGregor delivered a verbal haymaker when he accused Floyd...
article NYX CEO Sees ‘Great Potential’ For Future Of US Online Gambling, Sports Betting
(USA) -- NYX is a gaming company that provides software for both the land-based and online gambling industries. It already has a substantial footprint in NJ online...

8/22/2017

article Goodell’s New Contract Means NFL Commish Stands In The Path Toward Legal Sports Betting
(USA) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has made it abundantly clear that he and the league he oversees are not supporters of legal sports betting, at least in public...

8/18/2017

article Floyd Mayweather Will Bet on His Conor McGregor Fight, and There’s No Law Stopping Him
(Las Vegas) -- Floyd Mayweather revealed this week that he will indeed be betting on his fight against UFC champ Conor McGregor later this month at T-Mobile Arena in Las...
article Vegas Knights Owner Tells ESPN Hockey Gambling Will Be Non-Issue for Team, NHL
(Las Vegas) -- One issue the NHL had to address before awarding Las Vegas its first major professional sports franchise, was what influence gambling might have on the...

8/14/2017

article Implementation Of Sports Betting Would Be ‘Tricky’ In Indian Country, If Federal Ban Lifted
(Connecticut) -- The Mohegan and Mashantucket Pequot tribes, who share Connecticut’s American Indian casino market, operating gambling resorts in Uncasville and...
article Tribes Divided Over Sports Betting
(Indian Country) -- U.S. gaming tribes are divided over whether sports betting should be legalized, something that many of them believes would threaten the exclusivity...
article Maloof Brothers Place $880,000 on Floyd Mayweather Against Conor McGregor
(Las Vegas) -- Gavin and Joe Maloof are thought to have recently made the largest bet on the August 26 Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor fight, with two tickets...
article Maloofs Bet $880K On Mayweather To Give Winnings To Charity
(Las Vegas) -- Gavin and Joe Maloof are so confident Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor that they bet $880,000 on it. And if the Maloof brothers are big...
press release K1 invests over $100 million to create market leading pure-play legal software platform
(Las Vegas) -- The combined business will better serve more than 1,000 legal and corporate customers with solutions across the full document lifecycle. Its software...

8/13/2017

article FREEMAN: Rest Easy, Nevada
(Nevada) -- In June, the Supreme Court of the United States announced it will hear New Jersey’s appeal challenging the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection...
article New Jersey And Texas Challenge The Gambling Law Status Quo
(USA) -- As summer is winding down, the number of swimming pool days is limited. However, thanks to some news on the US online casino front, the days of shared player...
article $880K wager on Floyd Mayweather rewritten as two separate bets
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas casino on Friday took a bet on Floyd Mayweather that was so large, the sportsbook computer system couldn't handle it.

8/12/2017

article Looming legalization of gambling nudges NFL toward full-time officials
(USA) -- The NFL has resisted legalized gambling over the years for a variety of reasons. Here’s one of them: Once fans can place bets on point spreads, over-...
article Sporting Index launches first spread betting app on Google Play Store
(USA) -- Updating the market, industry spread betting firm Sporting Index (Sporting Group subsidiary), has rolled out its sports spread betting app on Google Play Store...
article Poker Pro Tony Bloom’s Ascent to Premier League Highlights Double Standard for British Soccer Betting
(UK) -- High-stakes poker player Tony Bloom made his fortune betting on soccer, so much so that he was able to buy a professional team in 2009. At this weekend’s...

8/11/2017

article NFL Anticipating Legalized Gambling, Hires Full-Time Refs to Improve Officiating
(USA) -- In an effort to improve the game and with an eye on the possible legalization of sports gambling nationwide, the NFL announced Wednesday that it will hire up to...
article England Bans Betting in Soccer, but Not for ‘The Lizard’
(UK) -- They call Tony Bloom “The Lizard” in poker circles. But the Lizard is more than just a gambler. For the first time in more than three decades, the...

8/10/2017

article California Gaming Industry Contemplating Limited Sports-Betting Launch (sub req)
(California) -- Members of California’s expansive gambling industry have only just begun to stake out their positions on sports betting, but a nascent point of...
article SBTech confirms top commercial role for Cochrane
(UK) -- SBTech has appointed Andrew Cochrane as its new chief commercial officer. Cochrane joins the sports betting and online gaming solutions provider having most...
article India to assess legal sports betting
(India) -- Member associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) were asked by the Law Commission secretary Sanjay Singh “to forward the views of...

8/8/2017

article BAKUN: State vs. federal: will sports and gambling agree on a regulatory vision for sports betting?
(USA) -- On June 27th this year, in a surprising turn of events, the US Supreme Court, against the recommendation of the Solicitor General, agreed to hear the arguments...

8/5/2017

article Ex-MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent Says Sports Gambling Likely to Be Legalized Soon
(USA) -- Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent said he believes legalized sports gambling is an inevitability that will fundamentally alter sports as we know it.
article Fay Vincent says legalized sports gambling coming soon
(New York) -- Former Major League Baseball commissioner Fay Vincent believes that legalized sports betting in the United States would be one of the biggest developments...

8/3/2017

article Tribes Scramble To Figure Out How Sports Betting Can Fit Into Indian Gambling Under Federal Law
(California) -- American Indians are scrambling to grasp the potential legal and regulatory impact the legalization of sports betting could have on the $31.2 billion...
article Forget The Political Posturing: California Sports Betting Would Not Violate Tribal Rights
(California) -- With the introduction of a constitutional amendment to allow sports wagering legislation in California, some state tribal representatives have asserted...
article Coral advert banned for suggesting betting on sport was better than watching
(UK) -- Coral have seen their latest advertisement banned from television after two complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority were upheld. The ad, which focused...
article Latest odds on boxer Anthony Joshua’s next fight after Wladimir Klitschko retires
(Internet) -- With Wladimir Klitschko deciding to hang up his gloves today, any talks of a possible Anthony Joshua rematch are now dead in the water. Boxing pundits are...

8/1/2017

article 'The Super Bowl of boxing': How Vegas made Mayweather-McGregor odds
(Las Vegas) -- On Feb. 16, nearly four months before the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was made official, iconic bookmaker Jimmy Vaccaro and the odds-making crew...

7/25/2017

article Supreme Court case could bring sports betting to Dubuque casinos
(Iowa) -- A U.S. Supreme Court case could pave the way for sports betting to come to Dubuque's casinos. The state of New Jersey has appealed to the high court to...

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’...

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