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NCAA Unveils A Number Of Major Changes To Rules & Policies

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently passed a wide range of changes related to new policies and rules. This was in response to corruption issues that surfaced during the past two years which included an FBI investigation led by Condoleezza Rice to clean up college basketball. The NCAA decided to come up with new rules that will protect its players and keep them from being targeted.

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9/18/2018

article Steelers-Buccaneers betting lines and point spread updates for ‘Monday Night Football’
(USA) -- I don’t know if you could have two franchises with more disparate outlooks right now. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the New Orleans Saints on the road and...

9/17/2018

article Easier Gambling Has Sports Worried About Fighting the Fix
(Illinois) -- It’s early in a college basketball game and Team A, playing methodically and using up most of the 30-second shot clock, falls behind 10-6. Scattered...
article Source: NFL Likely To Testify At Sports Betting Hearing In Congress This Month
(Washington D.C.) -- A Congressional hearing on the topic of sports betting planned for later this month will likely feature representatives from both the NFL and the...

9/13/2018

article Three implications of the NBA’s gamble on sports betting
(USA) -- Whether it was imposing a lifetime ban on former Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling for making racist comments, pulling the NBA All-Star game out...

9/12/2018

article BLOG: How will legalized sports betting affect the SEC?
(USA) -- Online gambling and sports betting have been thriving for decades now. There are literally thousands of online casinos you can spend your money at and the...
article Why it’s time for the NFL to take center stage in the UK
(UK) -- As both Serie A and La Liga are absent from mainstream UK television this season, broadcasters are looking for alternative sports to fill key segments of their...

9/10/2018

article Alliance of American Football will have enhanced in-game betting
(USA) -- The future of gambling has found its home in an unlikely place: a professional football league that's five months away from playing its first game. The...
article Tony Romo said players ‘never’ know about betting lines. One NFC coach seems to disagree
(Texas) -- Tony Romo might be a bit naive. At least when it comes to how much players and coaches involved in NFL games are aware of sports gambling. Romo was on the...

9/8/2018

article New York Jets are trying to recruit a gambling venue sponsor
(New York) -- Legalized sports gambling really kicks off this weekend in New Jersey, as 14 different venues vie for NFL wagers. Interest is so great that The Post has...

9/7/2018

article The NFL, MLB, NBA and PGA Tour have all hired lobbyists in Kentucky. Here’s why.
(Kentucky) -- Professional sports organizations want a piece of the action if Kentucky allows sports betting. In recent weeks, Major League Baseball, National Basketball...

9/5/2018

article Nielsen projects NFL could make billions annually from gambling market
(New York) -- The number: $2.3 billion. That's how much Nielsen says a fully mature U.S. sports gambling market could be worth annually to the NFL. The report,...
article NFL appears ready to loosen constraints on casino advertising
(New York) -- The National Football League is reportedly loosening its rules regarding teams accepting advertising from casinos. The NFL changed its policy and will...

9/4/2018

article NFL will allow teams to accept advertising from casinos
(New York) -- When it comes to sniffing out additional revenue streams, NFL owners are like bloodhounds. Several team owners have recently persuaded the league to...

9/2/2018

article NFL opens to casino advertising with caveats
(New York) -- The NFL is set to allow land-based casino operators the right to sponsor its team franchises, lifting the league’s long-standing ban on gambling...

8/31/2018

article Casinos Can Now Advertise With NFL Teams, but With a Catch
(USA) -- This season, ads from casinos might start popping up around NFL games. Perhaps Giants and Jets supporters will start seeing ads from Harrah’s Atlantic...

8/30/2018

article Senator Eyes Bill That Could Give Leagues Unprecedented Control Over Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- Despite federal lawmakers punting on all sorts of issues facing the country, sports betting regulation could come to fruition on Capitol Hill thanks...
article NFL to allow casino team sponsorships
(New York) -- The National Football League (NFL) team owners have agreed to permit franchises to sell sponsorship deals to casinos that work alongside bookmakers and...
article NFL, NBA and MLB all back plans for federal betting framework
(Washington D.C.) -- Several of the major sporting organisations in the United States have backed calls by Democratic Party senator Chuck Schumer for a federal outline...
article Reports Claim NFL Plans to Allow Casinos to Sponsor Teams
(New York) -- The National Football League’s Business Ventures Committee reportedly agreed to permit casinos to sponsor teams, including those that operate...

8/29/2018

article For Al Michaels, NFL gambling references no longer require a wink
(New York) -- Usually with a wink or a grin, Al Michaels has long sneaked subtle references to sports gambling into his NFL broadcasts, references often undetectable to...

8/28/2018

article Patriots' Robert Kraft, Cowboys' Jerry Jones retain DraftKings stakes amid shift to sportsbooks
(USA) -- Two prominent NFL owners have a stake in a bookmaker as the first season with expanded legal sports betting in the U.S. gets ready to kick off. New England...

8/27/2018

article Examining the Integrity Fees Argument in US Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The debate is philosophical and existential for sports leagues, the gaming industry, and state legislatures. The concept and term defining it...

8/20/2018

article Colleges mull pushing for share of legal sports gambling proceeds
(USA) -- Concerned that expanded sports gambling will bring additional costs for ensuring their games are on the up-and-up, college athletic departments are looking for...

8/16/2018

article College football will struggle to define 'integrity' in the age of legalized sports betting
(USA) -- Notice a trend? During their remarks to the media in the just-completed round of preseason media days, each Power Five commissioner mentioned the word "...

8/14/2018

article The NBA Finds A Partner For Sports Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- Despite fighting against sports betting in New Jersey for a handful of years, the National Basketball Association is partnering with the owner of...

8/13/2018

article NBA's gambling deal with MGM lays path for future
(Las Vegas) -- The National Basketball Association rolled out its new three-year sports betting partnership with MGM Resorts International in ballyhooed fashion last...
article US Leagues Call for Betting Integrity Fee
(New York) -- According to new reports, New York could become the first American state to regulate its sports betting industry through a clause involving a specialized...

8/10/2018

article NCAA injury debate pits player privacy vs. gambling concerns
(New York) -- Indiana safety Jonathan Crawford is very clear about what he thinks of colleges releasing information on player injuries. "No," he said. "...
article Making Sense Of Pro Sports Leagues’ Search For Sports Betting Data Fees: Case Study No. 6
(Las Vegas) -- In this series we will explore some of the important case law that is relevant to the sports leagues’ argument that they should be compensated for...
article Legal mobile wagering arrives in NFL at Browns-Giants game
(New York) -- The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Giants 20-10 at MetLife Stadium on Thursday night in the NFL debuts of the top two overall picks in the 2018...

8/9/2018

article How The MGM-NBA Deal All But Ends The Integrity Fee Debate
(New York) -- The partnership between the NBA and MGM Resorts gave the sports betting world a lot to talk about. There’s also a lot to unpack and until full...
article New York could agree to sports leagues’ sports gambling fee demands
(New York) -- New Yorkers aren’t typically known as pushovers, but it seems like they may have dropped the ball this time. As reported by Reuters, gaming officials...
article NCAA Unveils A Number Of Major Changes To Rules & Policies
(USA) -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently passed a wide range of changes related to new policies and rules. This was in response to...

8/7/2018

article MGM, NBA deal hits mainstream, but plenty of other big sports betting stories
(Las Vegas) -- The sports betting world is getting fierce with competition as states slowly pass legislation to make it happen. It might have been the busiest week I...

8/6/2018

article Sports Betting Spotlight videos kick off with LA Chargers
(Las Vegas) -- Pro football is back and so are the Sports Betting Spotlight videos on the NFL. Review-Journal sports betting reporter Todd Dewey this week hosts the...

8/5/2018

article DC Sports Betting Lobbying Ramps Up, as Pro Leagues Fight for Revenue Cut
(Washington D.C.) -- With sports betting quickly expanding to states across the US, interest groups in DC are strategizing to persuade Congress to pass federal laws that...

8/4/2018

article COLLEGE: A sure bet? Universities wrestle with potential impact of betting
(Ohio) -- Someday in the near future, you might find yourself bored on a weekday afternoon and decide to turn on the television. Maybe you’ll scroll to ESPN or FS1...

8/2/2018

article NFL preseason lines provide betting advantages, and the pros know it
(USA) -- It happens every August, and it always puts a smile on my face. I casually mention the point spread of an NFL preseason game and then eagerly await what follows...

8/1/2018

article NBA agrees to sports gambling partnership with MGM
(New York) -- The NBA is diving head first into the world of sports betting. The league announced Tuesday that it has aligned with MGM Resorts International in a...
article NBA eyes jackpot with MGM casino deal
(New York) -- In the first such deal between a major US sports league and a casino, the NBA and WNBA will share official data with MGM Resorts International. Terms of...
article There is buzz around the NBA that legal betting could cause player salaries to spike again
(USA) -- The NBA on Tuesday announced an official partnership with MGM Resorts to make MGM the gaming partner of the NBA and WNBA. The deal, the NBA's first sports...

7/31/2018

article N.B.A. Makes MGM Resorts International Its First Gambling Partner
(New York) -- The N.B.A. announced Tuesday that MGM Resorts International will be the league’s official gaming partner, the first partnership of its kind with a...
article NBA first league with betting sponsor, has deal with MGM
(New York) -- The NBA has become the first major U.S. sports league to sign an official betting sponsor. On Tuesday, commissioner Adam Silver announced that the league...
article NBA Makes Deal With MGM for Betting, First for a U.S. League
(New York) -- The National Basketball Association now has an official sports book. The league announced Tuesday that it has formed a partnership with MGM Resorts...
article NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to become ‘gaming partner’
(New York) -- The NBA and WNBA will now share official data with MGM Resorts International, a major win for the leagues as they prepare for the anticipated growth of...
article NBA to partner with MGM as official betting sponsor
(New York) -- Las Vegas-based MGM has entered a sports gaming sponsorship agreement with the NBA, league commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday.
article NBA, WNBA Partner with MGM in Multiyear Agreement on Sports Gambling
(New York) -- The NBA and the WNBA just made history with their latest partnership. On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced a multiyear agreement that will...
article Transcript of Adam Silver's 'sports betting announcement'
(New York) -- On Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver held a news conference to announce the league's historic commercial partnership with MGM Resorts. Here is the...
article What you need to know about the NBA's new gambling partnership
(New York) -- The NBA announced a deal on Tuesday that will make MGM the league's official gaming partner. It's the first time a major U.S. sports league has a...
article Commissioner Gary Bettman says NHL wants cut of gambling action
(USA) -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league wants a cut of gambling profits if its intellectual property, data or video from games are used. Bettman told...

7/30/2018

article Can NBA, Vegas Casinos Reach Partnership With Millions At Stake Through Integrity Fees?
(Las Vegas) -- Over the last year, few measures related to the legalization of sports betting have received as much attention or garnered more controversy than a so-...
article Carolina Panthers Owner Says Sports Betting Is Bad, Also Thinks It’s Good
(USA) -- Trust what I say, not what my hedge fund does. David Tepper (pictured) hopes you’re watching his mouth move instead of his hands calling up his ETrade...

7/29/2018

article Big Ten addressing gambling issue
(Chicago) -- On May 14, in the case of Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal law banning states from legalizing...
article Sports gambling decision may mean a national injury report for college football
(USA) -- Last September, University of Houston All-America defensive tackle Ed Oliver suffered a knee injury that left his status in doubt for the following game. For...

7/27/2018

article Making Sense Of Pro Sports Leagues’ Search For Sports Betting Data Fees: Case Study No. 5
(USA) -- In this series we will explore some of the important case law that is relevant to the sports leagues’ argument that they should be compensated for “...

7/23/2018

article NBA Betting Ban Could Cost Golden Nugget Owner Millions in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey sports betting kicked off last month to much fanfare, a celebration long in the making in the Garden State. At one New Jersey casino, though,...

7/20/2018

article As legal sports gambling arrives, the ACC is not placing any bets of its own
(North Carolina) -- The old maxim of the professional gambler is to only bet on sure things, which is why the most secretive and paranoid group of coaches and...
article MLB Commish Rob Manfred Opines on Impact of Legal Sports Betting for Baseball
(New York) -- In a series of interviews this week, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said that he sees both opportunities and challenges when it comes to...
article NCAA Announces Internal Team Studying Sports Betting Impact, Focused on Athletic Integrity, Student Athletes
(USA) -- The NCAA reveals this week it’s formed an internal team made up of “subject matter experts” to review the potential harm the legalization of...

7/19/2018

article NCAA forms team of experts to study possible effects of gambling
(USA) -- The NCAA announced on Thursday that it has formed a team of experts that will study the possible effects of widespread sports gambling.

7/18/2018

article Floodgates will soon open for NCAA betting. Will more scandals follow?
(USA) -- What happened to Mike Hamrick in Las Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas. It stayed with him. One particular memory from his six years as UNLV’s athletic...

7/17/2018

article MLB union chief says discussion needed on legalized gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- The head of the baseball players’ union says conversations will take place with the commissioner’s office over whether prohibitions...
article Players’ Claim of ‘Serious Consequences’ of Sports Betting Is A Hail Mary
(Las Vegas) -- Professional athletes are hungry for competition and compensation, and they’re now seeing the same thing as leagues and owners and gaming businesses...
article Pro sports leagues say racetrack lawsuit is frivolous
(New Jersey) -- Lawyers for the four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA say an attempt by a New Jersey horse racing association to collect betting revenue...

7/16/2018

article SEC braces for this week's start of legalized sports gambling in Mississippi
(Georgia) -- The state of Mississippi officially dives into legalized sports gambling at 12 a.m. Saturday. The Southeastern Conference knew this day would come. SEC...
article SEC commish says some kind of injury report likely coming, gambling is catalyst
(Georgia) -- News was light when Greg Sankey stepped to the podium to kickoff SEC Media Days on Monday in Atlanta. For the most part, it's status quo for the...
article SEC commissioner Greg Sankey shares his thoughts on legalized sports gambling
(Georgia) -- Sports gambling has been a hot-button topic around sports since May, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a federal law prohibiting states from legalizing...

7/15/2018

article BLOG: NBA’s Silver On Sports Betting Integrity Fees: ‘Not a Place Where We’ve Made A Lot Of Progress’
(Las Vegas) -- Welcome back to “Adam Silver Theater,” where we catch up with the NBA commissioner on legal sports betting. When last we heard from Silver at...

7/14/2018

article NFLPA exec on legalized betting: 'Serious consequences' to privacy
(Ohio) -- An executive for the NFLPA on Friday told a room of state legislators and gaming industry officials that players are concerned about what expanded legal sports...

7/12/2018

article NBA’s Silver On Sports Betting Integrity Fees: ‘Not a Place Where We’ve Made A Lot Of Progress’
(New York) -- Welcome back to “Adam Silver Theater,” where we catch up with the NBA commissioner on legal sports betting. When last we heard from Silver at...

6/29/2018

article MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Says Casinos Can’t ‘Free Ride’ on Baseball
(New York) -- Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred explained his position this week that sportsbooks should be required to pay the league a percentage of...

6/17/2018

article Scott Boras has some thoughts on sports betting
(Massachusetts) -- The Red Sox’ problems pale in comparison to most others. Let’s consider a significant change to the business of baseball that occurred...

6/13/2018

article Unions seek player safeguards as sports gambling expands
(USA) -- Unions representing professional athletes are starting to lobby states that are considering legal sports gambling, seeking protection for athletes from threats...

6/11/2018

article MLB Says Nevada Sports Betting Laws Are Antiquated, Will Seek Regulatory Inclusion
(Nevada) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) says Nevada’s sports betting laws are outdated and therefore shouldn’t be used as a regulatory framework by Congress...

6/6/2018

article Like the Rest of College Football, the SEC Is Still Building Its Game Plan for Sports Betting
(USA) -- The poster hung in each clubhouse that John Cohen entered as a minor league baseball player in the early 1990s. Plastered on the wall outside of the manager...

6/4/2018

article MLB asks for a cut of sports gambling
(New York) -- Major League Baseball made the case on Monday for New York to cut them in on any potential sports gambling revenue. The league, along with the PGA and NBA...

6/2/2018

article NFL Sale Prices Being Hurt By League's Declining Popularity
(USA) -- To much fanfare, David Tepper agreed to pay $2.28 billion for the Carolina Panthers last month. The deal was ballyhooed as a "record price" that was...

5/29/2018

article Can Leagues Own Data Rights When It Comes To US Sports Betting?
(USA) -- Nearly as quickly as “integrity fees” began to emerge in state sports betting bills — starting in the Midwest and then spreading nationwide...

5/28/2018

article Group Of Gaming Regulators Slam Leagues’ Plan To Get Fees From US Sports Betting
(USA) -- Top gaming officials from four ideologically different states combined forces to push for a set of sports betting priorities. Leaders from Nevada, Michigan,...

5/25/2018

article BLOG: Leagues Are Losing The Sports Betting Debate And They Only Have Themselves To Blame
(USA) -- Since the US Supreme Court ruled the federal sports betting ban unconstitutional, I’ve often felt like I’m trapped in a Twilight Zone episode. Some...

5/24/2018

article NFL expected to clear the way for Las Vegas to host Super Bowl
(Las Vegas) -- The NFL, although still fine tuning its policy on the general public, beyond Nevada, legally wagering on its games, is expected to soon clear the way for...

5/23/2018

article States, leagues and casinos hope to hit legal sports gambling home run
(USA) -- Casinos around the country may soon feel a bit more like those in Las Vegas. That's what casinos and racetracks nationwide are betting on after last week...
article Could sports leagues end up paying for losing wager against sports gambling?
(Atlantic City) -- College and professional sports leagues lost their bet against legalized sports gambling. Now, New Jersey may make them pay up, nj.com reports.
article What does legalized sports gambling mean for baseball?
(New York) -- Ninety-nine years after the Black Sox scandal threatened to destroy Major League Baseball's credibility and almost three decades after Pete Rose ruined...

5/22/2018

article Gambling and the NFL? 'This isn't your grandfather's world of gaming'
(Michigan) -- A recent Supreme Court ruling opened the door for Michigan and other states to legalize sports gambling, but that doesn’t mean there will be betting...
article MLB’s Manfred Discusses Betting for First Time Since SCOTUS Decision
(New York) -- In his first public comments since the Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred renewed calls for a...

5/21/2018

article Game On For NFL And Sports Betting: Goodell Lays Out ‘Core Principles’ For Regulation
(USA) -- In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision striking down the federal ban on sports betting, the NFL has elaborated on its recent appeal to Congress to...
article Goodell details NFL’s stance on sports gambling after ruling
(USA) -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting.
article GOODELL: NFL Statement on Sports Betting
(USA) -- As it was for my predecessors, there is no greater priority for me as the Commissioner of the National Football League than protecting the integrity of our...
article NBA: In wake of Supreme Court ruling, NBA preparing for impact of sports betting
(USA) -- The fable of what became known as Pandora’s Box, rather than Pandora’s Jar (the original wording, per Hesiod, having changed in translation over the...
article NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: We don't trust N.J. to police sports betting
(USA) -- After the Supreme Court last week ruled in New Jersey's favor, allowing legalized sports betting in the state, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday...
article NFL's Roger Goodell asks Congress to set rules on sports gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Now that the Supreme Court has given every state the option to legalize sports betting, the NFL has begun advocating for a uniform set of rules...
article Roger Goodell wants Congress to create uniform betting standards
(USA) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL is prepared for expanded legalized sports betting in the United States and wants Congress to be involved.

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