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Minor League Baseball worried about low wages and gambling leading to corruption

Now that there is about to be legalized sports betting all over the country, many in baseball have voiced concern about the “integrity” of the game. Mostly this has been Rob Manfred who has attempted to get a cut of various state’s sports betting action by claiming it’s necessary to protect baseball from the scourge of corruption.

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3/25/2019

article 'Perception of integrity' reason NFL is moving cautiously in lucrative sports betting market
(Arizona) -- There is a massive change headed to American sports, and the NFL continues to prepare for it. On Monday at the NFL’s annual league meeting, the league...
article Notable NCAA tournament bets from U.S. sportsbooks on opening weekend
(Las Vegas) -- For 30 some years, longtime Las Vegas bookmaker Johnny Avello had run Sin City sportsbooks in some of the most prestigious casinos. He spent the past 13...
article Hurts So Good? Pro Leagues Vary On Consistency, Transparency In Injury Report Policies
(New York) -- Last year’s NBA Finals caught the attention of casual fans and bettors alike when injury news surfaced following the Cleveland Cavaliers loss to the...

3/21/2019

article NCAA can’t keep tournament games away from legal gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing...

3/20/2019

article NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says legalized sports gambling cuts risk of corruption, but Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick isn't buying it
(New York) -- Will more sports betting lead to more attempts to fix games? It could, warns a Division I athletic director. Marshall University AD Mike Hamrick worries...
article NCAA can't keep tourney games away from gambling
(Washington) -- As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college...
article Major League Soccer, MGM join forces for sports gambling
(Las Vegas) -- MGM Resorts has scored another sports partner. After making sponsorship deals with virtually all major sports leagues, the casino giant has now struck...
article AP-NORC Poll: US divided on college vs pro sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- Scrambling to fill out a March Madness bracket? Betting lunch money that you can pinpoint the Final Four better than co-workers or family? Good luck!...
article Buffalo Bills, Sabres owner wants fans to be able to bet at games
(New York) -- If the owners of the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres have their way, fans would be able to place bets on their teams' games from inside the venues...

3/19/2019

article NCAA can't keep tournament games away from legal gambling
(USA) -- As the NCAA prepares for its first basketball championships since the Supreme Court allowed legal sports betting to expand, the body governing college sports...
article Kobritz: MLB tries to stay ahead of possible issues from gambling
(USA) -- Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal statute that limited state-sponsored sports betting to a handful of states. Since the ruling, seven...
article MGM Signs Sports Betting Partnership Deal with Major League Soccer
(USA) -- MGM Resorts has signed a four-year deal with MLS that will see the operator become the league’s “official sports betting partner.” It marks...
article MLS Brings Gaming To The Pitch With MGM Resorts International, Roar Digital
(New York) -- Add Major League Soccer to the roster of pro leagues based in the U.S. with official gaming partners. MLS has signed a multi-year “strategic...
article Red Sox-Owned Network NSEN Lines Up Six Hours of Sports Betting Content Every Morning in New England
(USA) -- You may only be able to gamble legally on sports in one tiny corner of New England but that hasn’t stopped the entire region from getting its own TV show...

3/15/2019

article BLOG: Casino Sponsorship and the NFL
(USA) -- Among all the opponents lined up against sports betting, few were as committed or as hostile as the National Football League. While all the professional leagues...
article Daily Wager Review: We’re Taking The Over On ESPN’s Sports Betting News Show
(New York) -- Bit by bit and bet by bet, the negative connotation surrounding sports gambling is fading. And the significance of ESPN, some 40 years into its existence,...

3/14/2019

press release Skrill becomes proud partner of Alessandro Del Piero’s LA10 Football Club
(California) -- Skrill Ltd., a leading digital wallet provider and part of Paysafe Group, has announced a high-profile sponsorship deal with the Los Angeles-based LA10...

3/13/2019

article Legalized sports wagering from the perspectives of casinos, leagues
(Missouri) -- With the federal prohibition lifted, Missouri now has the ability to open up sports betting in the state. There are multiple measures in the General...

3/12/2019

article OP/ED: Might legalized gambling force minor league pay increases?
(Massachusetts) -- In an article in the Boston Herald over the weekend, Michael Silverman spoke with Minor League Baseball president Pat O’Connor about how...

3/11/2019

article Minor League Baseball worried about low wages and gambling leading to corruption
(USA) -- Now that there is about to be legalized sports betting all over the country, many in baseball have voiced concern about the “integrity” of the game...

3/10/2019

article MGM Resorts Named Official Casino Partner of Boston Red Sox
(Massachusetts) -- MGM Resorts has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox to become the baseball team’s “official and exclusive resort casino.”
article MGM scores home run with Boston Red Sox casino sponsorship deal
(Massachusetts) -- The first team sponsorship deal between a casino and sportsbook operator and a Major League Baseball (MLB) team is in the books after MGM Resorts...

3/9/2019

article Minor League Baseball head sees high threat of scandal due to paltry pay and weak safeguards
(Massachusetts) -- Pat O’Conner is worried. It’s not that the President and CEO of Minor League Baseball has his head in the sand about the inevitability of...
article MADDEN: Think Pete Rose has something to say about baseball jumping in bed with gamblers? You bet he does
(Florida) -- You may have heard – or maybe you didn't since Major League Baseball dropped this little bombshell late last Wednesday with little fanfare. It was...
article In response to expanded gambling, MLB wants notice of lineups before stadium announcements
(New York) -- Major leagues teams this season must notify the commissioner’s office of their starting lineups before they are announced at stadiums. The decision...

3/7/2019

article MLB Makes First Move To Weaponize Official Data In Lineup Dustup
(New York) -- Major League Baseball finally provided a peek at its blueprint for official data: first you weaponize, then you monetize. MLB plans to require all teams to...
article MLB Teams Must Send Lineups to League Office Prior to Being Made Public, Effort to Protect Game Integrity
(New York) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) teams will be required to send the league their starting lineups at least 15 minutes before they are made public. The new...

3/6/2019

article 'I’m a realist': MLB boss Manfred on sports gambling, Disney and Trump
(New York) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred would prefer federal regulation of sports gambling to the state-by-state approach now taking root, though he...
article Report: New MLB gambling partnership has controversial key clause
(New York) -- A new provision as part of Major League Baseball’s new gambling partnership has annoyed at least one manager. Last November, MLB made MGM their...

3/5/2019

article MLB Taking Its Eye Off The Ball With Ask For Spring Training Betting Ban
(USA) -- Recently, Major League Baseball (MLB) has taken to requesting that the gaming regulators across the country take spring training bets off the board. MLB has...
article Why Millennials are killing the NBA
(USA) -- Overstuffed with star talent and buttressed by a social media policy that doesn't penalize fans for sharing snackable portions of its in-game content, the...
article MLS commissioner Don Garber weighs in on reports of white supremacist fans at NYCFC games
(USA) -- Don Garber began his 20th season as MLS commissioner with a whirlwind weekend tour of the country and the league, starting in Los Angeles for meetings with...

3/3/2019

article Major League Baseball announces new deal with Sportradar
(New York) -- Sportradar is a global leader in sports data intelligence who recently announced a new sponsorship with Major League Baseball. The two have signed a multi-...
article Tim Donaghy fixed NBA games under David Stern’s watch. They are both to blame
(New York) -- Tim Donaghy used to fix NBA games, in David Stern’s NBA. You might remember hearing about this several years back, but it largely disappeared from...

3/2/2019

article A hundred years after the Black Sox scandal, MLB embraces baseball betting
(Arizona) -- On the 100th anniversary of the Black Sox gambling scandal that threatened to destroy the game, betting on baseball is front and center again in a way that...

3/1/2019

article ESPN Sets Its First Gambling Show ‘Daily Wager’
(New York) -- ESPN is placing its bet on gambling. Later this month, the sports network will debut “Daily Wager,” its first gambling-themed series. The daily...
article Report: ESPN Will Debut New Sports Gambling Show Later This Month
(New York) -- ESPN is getting into the sports gambling game. According to a report from Sports Business Daily, the sports cable network will debut a sports wagering-...

2/28/2019

article MLB signs deal with Sportradar to ensure integrity
(USA) -- Pete Rose might have won a few more bets if he had the same access to data that sports bettors have today. Rubbing more salt in Charlie Hustle’s wounds,...

2/27/2019

article MLB, Sportradar Ink Sports Betting Data Deal As Controversy Brews
(Nevada) -- Major League Baseball and the Switzerland-headquartered Sportradar on Wednesday announced a “wide-ranging, multi-year partnership” designating...
article Sportradar Signs Official Sports Betting Data Deal With Major League Baseball
(New York) -- With regulated legal sports betting continuing to expand nationwide, the need for accurate and credible data remains high. To that end, Major League...

2/26/2019

article MLB asked Nevada to stop taking bets on spring training games. Nevada said no
(Nevada) -- Major League Baseball’s spring training games began within the past week, and with them came the chance to wager on such contests in Nevada, New Jersey...
article MLB Makes Last-Minute Push to Ban Bets on Spring Training
(Nevada) -- A request from Major League Baseball to gambling regulators to ban betting on spring training games was quickly rejected in Nevada and is under consideration...
article NGCB declines MLB's request to prohibit betting on spring training games
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has declined Major League Baseball's request to prohibit betting on spring training games. The league had recently...
article PGA TOUR revises sponsorship regulations with gambling entities
(USA) -- The PGA TOUR has revised its regulations toward sponsorships with gambling entities, a move that reflects the changing landscape of public acceptance between...
article Sports’ great gamble, Part 3: Future of ‘integrity’
(Massachusetts) -- When it comes to the link between “integrity” and sports betting, 2019 offers a bounty of round-numbered opportunities to explore this most touchy of...
article NBA adds sportsbook partner in Australia
(Australia) -- The NBA has landed a sportsbook partner in Australia, where basketball is becoming increasingly popular. The league on Tuesday announced a partnership...

2/25/2019

article NGC declines MLB's request to prohibit betting on spring training games
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board has declined Major League Baseball's request to prohibit betting on spring training games. The league had recently...
article Report: MLB's Request to End Spring Training Bets Gets Denied
(Nevada) -- The Nevada Gaming Control Board denied MLB's request to end gambling on spring training exhibitions, according to ESPN's David Purdum. "Based on...

2/23/2019

article Should the NFL Allow Mid-Game Football Betting?
(USA) -- Less than a week after the NFL’s biggest matchup of the year, a new professional football league, the Alliance of American Football (AAF), started playing...

2/22/2019

article NBA: Donaghy Case Underscores Need For ‘Greater Access To Betting Data’
(USA) -- The NBA issued a lengthy statement in response to a recent ESPN report digging back into the decade-old scandal involving former referee Tim Donaghy. While...
article How The NBA Became The Most Betting-Friendly League In American Sports
(USA) -- The NBA has become synonymous with betting conversations during the Adam Silver era, with the league frequently being at the forefront of those discussions....
article Other football leagues seek boost from legal sports betting
(USA) -- The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are looking to embrace and profit from it, too...
article Misbehaving owners hardly unheard of in pro sports
(USA) -- Misbehaving owners of sports teams have drawn headlines pretty much since sports have been around. Now, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft faces...

2/21/2019

article Other football leagues seek boost from legal sports betting
(Atlantic City) -- The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are looking to embrace and profit...
article The Chicago Cubs Are Investing In A Company That Promotes Illegal Sportsbooks
(Illinois) -- Why is a Major League Baseball team investing in a company that enthusiastically provides odds for offshore sportsbooks? That’s the question I have...

2/18/2019

article Dallas Cowboys First Ever NFL team with an Official Casino
(Texas) -- After years of banning any associations between NFL franchises and gambling-related companies, the National Football League agreed to allow its football teams...

2/16/2019

article As betting widens, NBA teams positioning to cash in
(North Carolina) -- Ted Leonsis does not gamble. The owner of the Washington Wizards is a venture capitalist and investor, along with the owner of the NHL champion...
article Can gambling boost flagging interest in NASCAR?
(USA) -- Brendan Gaughan has a unique perspective on sports gambling. He's a part-time driver, and his family has been in the casino business for decades. So is he...

2/12/2019

article Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling
(Florida) -- Brendan Gaughan is the son of a casino magnate and has long grasped the allure of throwing down a few bucks to wager on a sporting event. Heck, Gaughan once...

2/7/2019

article Alliance of American Football Hopes to Replicate the NFL Experience, With the Help of CBS
(USA) -- Alliance of American Football leaders have grand ambitions. They want to develop an innovative app that will allow for the first-ever, real-time, in-game...
article How New NASCAR Rules Change Could Impact Sports Betting In 2019
(USA) -- As the only major sports league that holds events in Delaware, NASCAR was well-positioned to get a jump on legal sports gambling when the ban was struck down...

2/4/2019

article US sports leagues split on how to monetize sports betting
(New Jersey) -- America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early...

2/1/2019

article Caesars’ sponsorship deal with NFL gives it a name in the game
(Las Vegas) -- Casino resort operator Caesars Entertainment had plans in place to bring some of its best customers to this week’s Super Bowl long before it secured...

1/30/2019

article NFL’s US$1.39bn sponsorship surge fuelled by casinos
(New York) -- The National Football League (NFL) grossed US$1.39 billion in sponsorship during the 2018 season, with research showing a growth in league-wide investment...

1/29/2019

article NFL Sponsorship Revenue Hits Record $1.39B, Led By Ticketmaster, Bud, Betting
(New York) -- The NFL continues to generate vast revenue from sponsorship deals but not at the juggernaut pace that has long been associated with the league’s...
press release NFL Sponsorship Revenue Reaches $1.39 Billion for 2018-2019 Season
(New York) -- Total sponsorship spending on the National Football League and its 32 teams rose 5.1% to $1.39 Billion in the 2018-2019 season, according to IEG research...

1/27/2019

article NCAA Head: Sports betting is ‘going to threaten the integrity of college sports in many ways’
(USA) -- NCAA President Mark Emmert talked about the advent of legal sports betting in the US at his organization’s annual meeting, and he doesn’t sound...
article Rovell: Betting Can Help Turn Track and Field Around
(USA) -- Track and field might be the saddest sector of American sports today. Its athletes train to reach elite levels, and even when they do, if they don’t get...

1/26/2019

article Brent Musburger calls CBS Sports boss’ line against Super Bowl gambling talk ‘ridiculous’ and ‘stupid’
(Las Vegas) -- The Patriots are 2 1/2-point favorites against the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. See? That wasn't very hard, was it? Yet you apparently won't hear...

1/23/2019

article NFL's biggest change in 2019 likely won't be on the field, oncoming gambling wave will change how football's consumed
(New York) -- The biggest game changer in the NFL this offseason will not have anything to do with rule changes or instant-replay alterations or health and safety or...

1/22/2019

article This Saints Lawsuit Is Trash But The NFL Has Another Integrity Problem
(Louisiana) -- Why chase ambulances when you can sprint behind the New Orleans Saints and their broken-hearted fans? After all, the fans are much easier to catch. You...

1/21/2019

article Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone
(Atlantic City) -- Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the...

1/17/2019

article NBA ramping up security, education as sports gambling grows around United States
(New York) -- You don’t have to look any further than today’s headlines — four professional tennis players in Europe arrested for match-fixing — to understand the NBA’s...

1/16/2019

article Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Runs 21 Miles an Hour, But Who Owns That Data?
(USA) -- The longest rush of the NFL playoffs so far -- a 44-yard run by Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott -- was also the fastest. Elliott hit 21.27 miles per...
article Sports leagues struggle to deal with data
(USA) -- All the major sports leagues are counting on data to usher them into the future, revolutionizing everything from how teams prepare for games to how fans engage...
article NBA to reinforce gambling policies, eyes EPL as example
(London) -- The NBA is preparing to double down on policing its players, teams and staff amid the expansion of legalized sports gambling in the United States, deputy...

1/12/2019

article STORY TO WATCH: The future of sports betting? NBA team hopes for real-time bets during games
(Washington D.C.) -- A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more...

1/7/2019

article PGA commissioner welcomes sports gambling with open arms
(USA) -- 2019 is going to be a busy year for the Professional Golf Association (PGA). It is completely revamping its schedule and moving the PGA Championship to May. It...

1/6/2019

article Monahan expects gambling to lead to increased fan engagement
(Hawaii) -- Following a most eventful season on the PGA Tour that included the announcement of a dramatically reworked schedule beginning in 2019, commissioner Jay...

1/5/2019

article NBA, Gaming Industry Entrenched on Integrity Fees
(New Orleans) -- Give Dan Spillane credit. He walked into a hostile building and took his shot. Solid technique. Fundamentally sound. Well-practiced and, in another...

1/4/2019

article NFL Inks First Casino Sponsorship with Caesers Hinting To Shifting Stance On Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL and Caesars Entertainment Corporation have partnered up, giving the National Football League its first official casino sponsor in a deal that will...

1/3/2019

article NFL selects Caesars Entertainment as first casino sponsor
(Las Vegas) -- The National Football League today announced they have selected Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) as the first ever Official Casino Sponsor...
article NFL Signs Caesars as Casino Partner, Inches Toward Betting Deals
(Las Vegas) -- The National Football League signed a multiyear deal to make Caesars Entertainment Corp. its first-ever casino partner, bringing the pro sport and its...
article The NFL Signs Its First Casino Sponsor
(Las Vegas) -- Professional football and professional gambling have gone hand in hand for decades, but the NFL has never officially recognized the practice. It came a...
article Caesars Entertainment named first NFL casino sponsor
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. has signed a multiyear agreement with the National Football League to become the sport’s first casino sponsor.
article Caesars Entertainment named NFL’s first Official Casino Sponsor
(Las Vegas) -- The National Football League has selected casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) as its first official gaming industry sponsor.
article NFL Gets Into Gambling In A Big Way, Adds Caesars Entertainment As ‘Official Casino Sponsor’
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL now has a casino sponsor as legal sports betting spreads across the United States. The pro football league announced today they have selected...
article NFL partners with Caesars Entertainment in first casino sponsorship
(New York) -- For the first time, the NFL is partnering with a casino at the league level. The NFL on Thursday announced a partnership with Caesars Entertainment that...
article NFL, Caesars Sign Casino Sponsor Deal Minus Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL is partnering with Caesars Entertainment as its first official casino sponsor, but the deal does not include sports betting or fantasy football....
article NFL, which shunned gambling for decades, enters partnership with Caesars Entertainment
(Las Vegas) -- It’s amazing what some money will do to change someone’s moral compass. For years — decades, really — the NFL has treated gambling...
article Rovell: NFL’s Big-Money Deal With Caesars Full of Hypocrisy
(New York) -- On Thursday, the NFL announced that it signed a sponsorship deal with Caesars Entertainment to be the league’s first ever official casino partner. It...

12/23/2018

article Canadian NHL Fans on the Outside Looking In for Gambling
(USA) -- The NHL recently announced that it will be one of the latest players in the gambling industry. The National Hockey League signed an agreement that provides MGM...

12/19/2018

article New Orleans Saints and Pelicans Select Harrah’s New Orleans As First Official Casino Partner
(Louisiana) -- Today, Saints and Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha joined with Caesars Entertainment Chief Experience Officer, Michael Marino and Harrah’s New...
article Saints announce multiyear deal with Harrah's New Orleans as official casino partner
(Louisiana) -- The New Orleans Saints announced on Wednesday that they and the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans -- both of which are owned by the late Tom Benson's...

12/18/2018

article FanDuel Becomes Authorized Gaming Operator Of NBA, Extends DFS Partnership
(New York) -- FanDuel unveiled a multi-year partnership with the NBA on Tuesday that designates the company as an authorized gaming operator of the league and reaffirms...
article NBA, FanDuel expand partnership to include sports betting
(New York) -- The NBA and FanDuel announced Tuesday that they are expanding their partnership to include sports betting through a multiyear deal centered on marketing...

12/14/2018

article Professional Fighters League partners with DraftKings
(New York) -- The Professional Fighters League, a new MMA organization, announced a partnership with sports-betting and daily fantasy provider DraftKings on Friday. The...

12/12/2018

article Report says NFL getting into the betting business
(Texas) -- Looks like the elephant in the room is thinking about joining us at the grownups table. Daniel Kaplan, of the Sports Business Journal, reported at the NFL...
article The NFL Apparently Wants To Be Like Other Leagues And Get A National Casino Partner
(New York) -- The gold rush that has accompanied the advent of legal sports betting in the United States has apparently lured the NFL. Sports betting deals between...

12/11/2018

article NASCAR Shifts Sports Betting Into Higher Gear With Sportradar Integrity Deal
(New York) -- Big data continues to be big business in the world of expanded sports betting. Look no further than Sportradar for a prime case study. As one of the...
article BetStars Joins MGM With An NBA Sports Betting Partnership Deal Of Its Own
(New York) -- A new BetStars NBA partnership deal will make the sports betting operator the second to link up with the league for official data and marketing. The sides...
article BetStars Links Up With The NBA In Latest Sports Betting Partnership
(New Jersey) -- The NBA has struck a deal with the Stars Group to create the latest partnership between a pro sports league and a gaming company. The deal is the first...

12/7/2018

article Even As It Lays the Groundwork For Monetizing Sports Betting, NCAA Denies Trying to Do So
(New York) -- The NCAA says it is not looking to monetize legalized sports betting even as it is laying the groundwork to do exactly that. "We’re certainly not looking...
article How MLB's Winter Meetings Evolved Into the 'Tweeting Olympics'
(Illinois) -- One of the literal last gasps of the baseball winter meetings occurred in the press conference room at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare 28 years ago. When a...
article Sabermetrics in Sin City? Don't expect old-school gamblers at winter meetings
(Las Vegas) -- It is, in theory, the perfect intersection of glitz, glamor, gambling and greed: Major League Baseball, with its massive assembly of platinum free agents...
article Supermatch becomes official gaming partner of the NBA in Uruguay
(Uruguay) -- Supermatch and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today a new multiyear partnership that will make Supermatch – the sports betting...

12/6/2018

article David Stern built the modern NBA. Now he wants to change how we consume sports.
(New York) -- The stars turn over, uniform designs head to the dust heap, even franchises change cities. But for much of the modern era, sports fandom has remained...

12/5/2018

article Rovell: XFL Non-Committal on Future Sports Betting Integrations
(New Jersey) -- The opening video at the presentation to the XFL’s announcement of the eight cities that will begin playing pro football in February 2020 promised...

12/4/2018

article Gambling Will Help Viewership But Fear Games Can Be Fixed, Says Poll
(USA) -- In the months since the Supreme Court’s ruling that banning sports gambling is unconstitutional, the sports landscape has begun to change. Gambling sites...

12/3/2018

article Sportsbooks, Leagues Team Up For First Time In Sports Betting Lobbying; Alliance Supports Royalty Fee In DC
(Washington D.C.) -- Some operators and major US sports leagues apparently are working together to get a law passed to legalize sports betting in Washington, D.C. At...

12/2/2018

article ICYMI: US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought
(USA) -- Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it. In a pact announced...
article When They Say Integrity Fee, Are Pro Sports Leagues Really Asking For A Private Tax?
(Indiana) -- Since January, some professional sports leagues, most notably the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB), have sought payment...

12/1/2018

article NBA announces first betting-data partnerships in U.S. with Sportradar, Genius Sports
(New York) -- As more states legalize sports betting, Genius Sports and Sportradar will work closely with the NBA to ensure those who choose to bet on sports legally...

11/30/2018

article MGM Resorts Hits Trifecta With MLB Gaming Partnership, Not Close On Potential NFL Betting Deal
(USA) -- In reaching a comprehensive gaming deal with Major League Baseball earlier this week, MGM Resorts International reverted back to a playbook that has dictated...
article BLOG: When They Say Integrity Fee, Are Pro Sports Leagues Really Asking For A Private Tax?
(New York) -- Since January, some professional sports leagues, most notably the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB), have sought a...
article What Is The Pro Athletes’ Place In This New Era Of U.S. Sports Betting Expansion?
(USA) -- There was more news this week — as it seems there is every week these days — about gaming operators working out partnerships with pro sports leagues.
article McManus: Sports leagues pairing up with casinos are dancing with the devil, but where's the chaperone?
(New York) -- Earlier in the NFL season, the Jets announced a partnership with MGM. After that, a plane flew over MetLife stadium to protest the arrangement citing MGM...

11/29/2018

article NBA Taps Sportradar & Genius Sports To Distribute Sports Betting Data
(New York) -- The NBA has taken a significant step toward improving the integrity of sports betting in the US. As of Nov. 28, the NBA is giving Sportradar and Genius...

11/22/2018

article NBA‘s Silver thinks legalized betting will happen
(New York) -- The legalization of sports betting in the United States has been a hot topic, especially since the Supreme Court agreed in late June to hear New Jersey...

11/21/2018

article Sportradar Partners With Fox Sports To Provide Real-Time Data For Broadcasts
(USA) -- The viewing experience for televised sports has changed greatly and Fox Sports and Sportradar took a step forward on Tuesday to enhance fans’ viewing of...

11/19/2018

article Devils are right on the money with sports gambling partnerships
(New Jersey) -- It’s fair to say the New Jersey Devils have gone “all in” in terms of partnerships in the sports gambling category, having signed three...

11/12/2018

article Flurry Of Gambling Partnerships Are Enhancing The In-Stadium Sports Experience
(Las Vegas) -- Pro sports leagues (pre-May 2018): Sports betting is the scourge of the earth and will ruin the integrity of our games. Also pro sports leagues (post-May...

11/11/2018

article Banner critical of Jets’ deal with casino flies over stadium
(New Jersey) -- An airplane banner criticizing the New York Jets' gaming deal partnership with casino operator MGM Resorts International circled MetLife Stadium...

11/7/2018

article Gambling revenue could affect NHL ticket prices
(New York) -- The National Hockey League and its teams have been quick to embrace legalized sports wagering in the U.S. after the Supreme Court ruled in May that the...
article Could lack of sports wagering be a factor for a possible Jaguars move?
(Florida) -- As the saying goes, elections have consequences. Both obvious and otherwise. Of the three NFL franchises located in Florida, the Dolphins opted to take a...
article It’s Official: 888 Moves All-In With Historic Deal With The NFL’s New York Jets
(New Jersey) -- About a week after reports of the partnership, licensed global gaming giant 888.com — which operates Internet-based poker, casino, and sports...

11/6/2018

article Fan Duel Becomes Official Sports Betting Partner of the NHL, New Jersey Devils
(New Jersey) -- FanDuel and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced a multi-year partnership, making FanDuel the exclusive official daily fantasy partner and an...

11/5/2018

article Here's how legalized gambling will make sports leagues even richer
(USA) -- An anticipated boom in legalized sports gambling should not only prove to be a source of significant revenue for the NFL and its 32 franchises, but may very...
article Media, gambling, new stadiums to push North American sports market to $80 billion
(USA) -- Media has stormed the gate. Or at least that’s the case when it comes to North American sports revenue. According to a report scheduled to be released...
article Devils latest sports betting partnership is with FanDuel
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Devils announced a partnership agreement with FanDuel on Monday, the organization’s third deal with a sports gambling establishment...
article FanDuel Becomes Official Sports Betting Partner For NHL
(New York) -- FanDuel and the NHL are officially partners. The multi-year deal makes FanDuel the official daily fantasy sports partner and an official sports betting...
article FanDuel Partnering with NHL, New Jersey Devils--What It Means
(New Jersey) -- Daily fantasy and sports betting company FanDuel announced Monday it is partnering with both the NHL and the New Jersey Devils. FanDuel will be the...

11/3/2018

article Gambling deal signals new era for NHL
(Massachusetts) -- If the NHL and gambling were set to the tune “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” the announcement this past week of the league’s...
article Golden Knights played part in NHL’s sports betting deal
(Las Vegas) -- The NHL, which is not known for its progressive ideas, might be ahead of the curve for once and it has the Golden Knights to thank. The league made a...

11/1/2018

article How NBA sparked the American sports gambling gold rush
(New Jersey) -- On a Saturday afternoon in October, the race and sportsbook at the Borgata Hotel Casino is packed with horse racing enthusiasts cheering on the ponies....
article Sports betting to accelerate significant growth of North American sports
(North America) -- Increased sponsorship opportunities and the heightened value of media rights are set to elevate the growth of North American sports in the coming...

10/31/2018

article NHL’s casino partnership puts a dollar value on data
(Las Vegas) -- Monday morning, the NHL partnered with Las Vegas-based casino and resort titan MGM to unveil the league’s first-ever sports gambling partnership....
article Jets and MGM Resorts Strike First NFL Casino Partnership
(New York) -- The New York Jets and MGM Resorts came to an agreement of a gaming partnership, the first NFL deal that consists of more than just a casino sponsorship....
article Jets Announce MGM Resorts as Official Gaming Partner
(New York) -- The New York Jets announced a multiyear partnership with MGM Resorts International on Tuesday to make MGM Resorts the official gaming partner of the team.
article MGM Resorts, Jets forge gaming partnership, first deal of its kind
(New York) -- MGM Resorts has signed a gaming partnership with the New York Jets, the first NFL deal that involves more than a casino sponsorship. The deal includes a...
article New York Jets, MGM Resorts announce gaming partnership
(New York) -- The New York Jets and MGM Resorts International have agreed on a multiyear deal that is the first of its kind in the NFL.

10/30/2018

article Critics Say The New York Jets Are Fumbling Their New 888 Partnership
(New York) -- While the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens drew attention when they announced sponsorship deals with casinos, the New York Jets flew under the radar....
article Jets catch flak for gambling ads at MetLife Stadium
(New York) -- Ads promoting an online gambling website at this past Sunday's New York Jets game are being blasted for violating league policy. er The New York Post,...
article New Jets gambling sponsorship raises NFL concerns
(New York) -- The Supreme Court’s decision to open the doors to sports wagering has opened the floodgates for legal, and illegal, gambling operations to spend...
article New York Jets first NFL team to partner with online gambling site
(New York) -- The New York Jets have become the first National Football League team to ink a sponsorship deal with an online gambling operator. Late Monday, the New York...
article 76ers and New Jersey Devils get Caesars Entertainment backing
(USA) -- Gaming firm Caesars Entertainment has struck a multi-year deal landmark deal with Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE). The firm owns both the...
article Caesars Announces New Sponsorship Deals With Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils
(USA) -- The not-so-novel concept of sports teams partnering with gambling companies is catching on like gangbusters in the US. According to a tweet from ESPN reporter...
article Caesars Lands Sports Betting Partnership With Sixers, Devils In Unique Cross-Sport Deal
(USA) -- Less than 24 hours after MGM Resorts International announced a historic sports betting agreement with the NHL, one of its competitors made a bit of history of...
article Caesars signs promotional betting partnership with NBA, NHL teams
(Las Vegas) -- Caesars Entertainment Corp. has signed a multi-year partnership to promote its sports betting business during New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers...
article Devils, 76ers owner going all in on sports betting
(New Jersey) -- The company that owns the Devils, 76ers and a major New Jersey sports arena is going all in on promoting sports betting. Harris Blitzer Sports and...
article NJ sports betting: Devils have Prudential Center deals with Caesars, William Hill
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Devils now have two sports betting sponsorships. Caesars Entertainment became the second gambling outfit, along with William Hill, to...

10/29/2018

article MGM, NHL Strike Data Deal With Possible State Gambling Law Impact
(New York) -- The casino industry is cheering the second professional sports data deal signed by MGM Resorts International as proof that states shouldn’t force...
article NHL Announces Deal With MGM Resorts as Official Sports Betting Partner
(New York) -- The NHL announced a multiyear agreement Monday to provide MGM Resorts International with data for use in betting, the second major U.S. professional sports...
article NHL announces first sports betting partnership with MGM
(New York) -- In the wake of May’s Supreme Court ruling that allows states to determine the legality of sports wagering, the NHL has partnered with MGM Resorts...
article NHL Partners with MGM for Official Sports Betting on Hockey as States Pass Laws To Legalize It
(New York) -- The National Hockey League has selected MGM Resorts International as its official partner for sports betting in the U.S. as more states legalize sports...
article NHL's Historic Deal With MGM Resorts Completes Gary Bettman's U-Turn On Sports Betting
(New York) -- On the surface, Monday's announcement by the NHL designating MGM Resorts International as an official sports betting partner of the league draws...
article NHL, MGM Resorts announce multi-year partnership deal
(New York) -- The National Hockey League and MGM Resorts International announced a multi-year marketing and data-share partnership agreement on Monday, the first-ever...
article What we learned in NHL last week: The league is betting on the future of gambling to increase revenue
(New York) -- The league’s multiyear partnership with MGM Resorts International, announced Monday, will create new revenue streams for the NHL by capitalizing on...
article Jets under fire over sponsorship deal with online casino
(New York) -- The New York Jets have signed a sponsorship agreement with an online casino — and critics claim the tie-up has already begun to promote sports...
article US sports betting set to score with myriad sponsorship deals
(USA) -- Scott Longley of Clear Concise Media lends his thoughts to SBC Americas on how sponsorship deals are fast becoming an integral feature of the sports betting...

10/28/2018

article NCAA Announces Establishment of New Committee to ‘Examine’ Sports Wagering
(New York) -- The NCAA announced on Friday the formation of a new committee to examine sports wagering. “The Board of Governors Ad Hoc Committee on Sports Wagering...
article NCAA Passes On Integrity Fees, But Does Form A Committee
(New York) -- Welp, the Legal Sports Report crew didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot this week. And you better believe we tried. Maybe not as hard as this guy,...

10/27/2018

article NHL to announce plans to dive into lucrative sports betting industry
(New York) -- Gary is just about ready to take your bet, man. The NHL is apparently hungry and appears to be getting serious about devouring its piece of the money pie...

10/26/2018

article Gary Bettman to make major sports betting announcement Monday
(New York) -- Commissioner Gary Bettman will hold a press conference on Monday regarding the NHL’s position and involvement with regards to sports gambling....
article MLB, NBA Want a Slice of Sports Betting Money
(USA) -- Major League Baseball has not given up on collecting an integrity fee from states that offer legalized sports gambling. MLB executive Kenny Gersh thinks his...
article Betting industry chiefs reject proposed gambling levy for grassroots game
(UK) -- Plans to fund grassroots football through a gambling levy are “inappropriate”, according to the association promoting responsible betting.
article Gambling industry firmly rejects FA's proposal for 'fair return' of funds to support grass-roots game
(UK) -- Gambling bosses have reacted angrily to Football Association proposals to demand potentially tens of millions of pounds from the betting industry to support the...

10/25/2018

article COLUMN: Barrier between pro sports and gambling has crumbled
(Indiana) -- First it was the United States Supreme Court ruling last May when the justices decided that the long-standing federal ban on legalized sports betting was...
article Devils Ink Deal With William Hill, Becoming First Team In New Jersey To Land Sports Book Partnership
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Devils and William Hill US announced a multi-year partnership Thursday that will result in the opening of a permanent activation inside...
article William Hill Makes Deal With Devil, Opening Branded Sports Betting Lounge At Arena
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey Devils hockey games at the Prudential Center in Newark will soon feature a bit more action, with a lounge on site offering a convenient way to...
article William Hill to open sports lounge at New Jersey Devils arena
(New Jersey) -- Bookmaker William Hill has signed a deal with the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils to open a ‘sports lounge’ at the team...

10/23/2018

article Legal Sports Betting Will Give NBA, MLB A $1.7 Billion Revenue Bonanza: AGA Survey
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association (AGA) is reporting that the NBA and MLB will get a $1.7 billion revenue increase from legal sports betting. In total, the AGA...

10/22/2018

article NFL is Multiplying Bets and Revenue, But What About NCAA?
(USA) -- 2018 could go down in history as one of the most significant years of American sports betting. In May 2018, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of New Jersey,...

10/21/2018

article Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and NFL’s Ravens agree marketing deal
(Maryland) -- In Maryland, the second partnership between a casino and an NFL team is in the books as the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced on Friday that it had...
article Three’s a Trend: Caesars Property Partners With NFL’s Baltimore Ravens
(Maryland) -- This new trend of US sports franchises joining forces with gambling companies is starting to catch on. On Friday, Horseshoe Baltimore announced that it has...

10/20/2018

article MLB, NBA could see $1.7 billion revenue increase from sports betting, study finds
(Washington D.C.) -- Legalized sports gambling may increase annual revenue for Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association by $1.7 billion, according...

10/19/2018

article Horseshoe Casino, Ravens announce marketing agreement — the 2nd-ever partnership between NFL team and casino
(Maryland) -- Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced a multi-year marketing deal with the Ravens on Friday that will allow the casino to use team trademarks and logos for...

10/18/2018

article AGA Report: MLB, NBA Will Rake in $1.7 billion combined due to legal sports betting
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association is out to prove to the world that legalized sports betting is a win-win situation. In a press release sent out Thursday, the AGA...
article AGA: NBA & MLB Could See Combined $1.7 Billion From Legalized Sports Betting
(Las Vegas) -- Annual revenues for Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) may increase by $1.1 billion and $585 million, respectively...
article Exclusive: U.S. sports leagues could see $4.2 billion annually from legal betting
(New York) -- The four major U.S. professional sports leagues could reap a combined $4.2 billion annually as a result of legal sports betting, most of it indirectly from...
article Legal sports betting could be $4.2B windfall for US leagues: report
(New York) -- The four major professional sports leagues in the United States could earn as much as $4.2 billion annually as a result of legalized sports gambling,...
article MLB Could See $1 Billion Revenue Increase From Legalized Sports Gambling
(New York) -- Major League Baseball might not be too excited by the Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that overturned a nation-wide ban on sports gambling.
article MLB, NBA could see $1.7 billion revenue increase from sports betting, study finds
(USA) -- Legalized sports gambling may increase annual revenue for Major League Baseball and the National Basketball League by $1.7 billion, according to a recent study...
press release NBA & MLB Could See Combined $1.7 Billion From Legalized Sports Betting
(USA) -- Annual revenues for Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) may increase by $1.1 billion and $585 million, respectively, due...
article MLB annual revenue could increase by $1.1bn from sports betting
(USA) -- MLB annual revenue could rise by $1.1bn thanks to legalised sports betting, according to a study commissioned by the American Gaming Association (AGA).

10/15/2018

article MLB calls for ‘integrity fees’ from casinos to cash in on sports betting
(New York) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) has called for casinos to pay ‘integrity fees’ as North American sports continue to look for ways to cash in on the...

10/11/2018

article MLB Insists Gambling Companies Must Pay Integrity Fee on Sports Betting Revenue
(USA) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) and the casino industry seem to have established firm positions related to a proposal made by the league, under which MLB would...
article MLB wants 0.25% integrity fee from legalised sports betting
(USA) -- Representatives from Major League Baseball (MLB) and the casino industry met in Las Vegas on 10 October to discuss a potential integrity fee from money wagered...

10/10/2018

article MLB tells panel it wants 0.25 percent 'integrity fee' from casinos
(Las Vegas) -- Major League Baseball and the casino industry are entrenched in their views on a league proposal to get a cut from wagers placed on the sport following...
article MLB Wants Casinos to Pay It a Cut from Wagers Placed on the Sport
(Las Vegas) -- Kenny Gersh, Major League Baseball's executive vice president of gaming, said the league is seeking a fee from casinos if sportsbooks are going to profit...

10/7/2018

article American casinos looking for more business with NHL
(USA) -- The legalization of sports betting all across the United States could add $216 million to the annual revenue of the National Hockey League (NHL), according to...
article NASCAR promoters making a bet that sports gambling can attract new interest
(Delaware) -- Sandwiched between the Bud Light beer pavilion and the 46-foot Monster statue that dominates Dover International Speedway’s fan plaza was a new amenity for...
article NASCAR to set own betting guidelines next year
(Delaware) -- The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) will be implementing its policy for betting by 2019, according to an Associated Press report.
article NASCAR will add rules to clarify its gambling policy next season
(Delaware) -- In the wake of Dover International Speedway becoming the first track to make on-site betting available this weekend, NASCAR will add rules clarifying its...

10/6/2018

article NFL Players Association Says League Fumbling Sports Integrity Issue
(USA) -- NFL Players Association (NFLPA) President DeMaurice Smith says the league’s testimony before a congressional committee discussing the liberalization of...

10/4/2018

article NFLPA has issue with not being involved with gambling framework
(USA) -- The NFL’s logic is fairly simple — even if it’s incorrect. The NFL doesn’t want players involved with anything that even has a whiff of...

10/3/2018

article NFLPA concerned with NFL's sports betting approach
(Washington D.C.) -- The NFL Players Association was left with significant concerns after reviewing testimony given last week by a league executive at a congressional...

10/2/2018

article Study: Legal Betting Could Net NHL $216 Million Yearly
(USA) -- A Nielsen Company study commissioned by the American Gaming Association speculates that legalized sports betting could generate as much as $216 million revenue...

9/30/2018

article NFL and casinos clash over sports betting, again. Here's what it's all about.
(Washington D.C.) -- Should the federal government regulate sports betting? The National Football League said yes. "Without continued federal guidance and oversight...

9/29/2018

article NBA Dishes Layup to Sports Bettors With Fourth Quarter League Pass Viewing Offer
(New York) -- The NBA is embracing the expansion of sports betting more than the three other major professional leagues in the US.

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