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Sportsbooks, Leagues Team Up For First Time In Sports Betting Lobbying; Alliance Supports Royalty Fee In DC

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 least three sports betting operators — MGM, DraftKings and FanDuel — are actively working with the NBA, Major League Baseball and the PGA Tour to pass a bill all of the parties involved could live with.

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7/8/2020

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

7/7/2020

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

7/6/2020

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

7/5/2020

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

7/4/2020

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

7/3/2020

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

7/2/2020

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

7/1/2020

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

6/30/2020

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

6/28/2020

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

6/22/2020

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

6/20/2020

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

6/17/2020

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

6/16/2020

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

6/14/2020

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

6/13/2020

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

6/11/2020

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

6/3/2020

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

5/22/2020

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

5/20/2020

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

5/19/2020

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

5/16/2020

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

5/15/2020

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

5/14/2020

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

5/12/2020

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

5/11/2020

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

5/10/2020

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

5/9/2020

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

5/6/2020

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

5/4/2020

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

5/2/2020

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

5/1/2020

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

4/30/2020

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

4/25/2020

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

4/24/2020

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

4/22/2020

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

4/20/2020

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

4/18/2020

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

4/15/2020

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

4/14/2020

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

4/13/2020

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

4/11/2020

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

4/10/2020

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

4/9/2020

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

4/8/2020

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

4/7/2020

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

4/6/2020

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

4/5/2020

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

4/3/2020

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

3/29/2020

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

3/28/2020

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

3/18/2020

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

3/14/2020

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

3/10/2020

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

3/7/2020

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

3/6/2020

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

3/4/2020

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

3/3/2020

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

3/2/2020

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

3/1/2020

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

2/28/2020

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

2/27/2020

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

2/25/2020

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

2/24/2020

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

2/23/2020

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

2/21/2020

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

2/14/2020

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

2/12/2020

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

2/10/2020

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

2/9/2020

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

2/8/2020

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

2/7/2020

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

2/6/2020

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

1/30/2020

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

1/28/2020

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

1/27/2020

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

1/24/2020

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

1/22/2020

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

1/21/2020

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

1/20/2020

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

1/17/2020

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

1/15/2020

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

1/14/2020

article DraftKings Will Serve Football Hungry DFS Players With an XFL Offering
(Las Vegas) -- Super Bowl LIV is scheduled for Feb. 2 and in most years, the premier contest marks the end of competitive football until August when the NFL’s...

1/12/2020

article After Super Bowl, sports books preparing for XFL bets
(Atlantic City) -- While many sports fans are picking NFL playoff teams to bet on, or marshaling their cash for the Super Bowl, yet another opportunity to wager on...

1/9/2020

article Former MLB Player Gives up on Sports Pick Service After Five Months
(Las Vegas) -- Michael Schwimer, who had a brief career as a Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, is altering the approach for his Jambos Picks sports tout service that...

1/8/2020

article FA under pressure to pull deal giving bookmakers streaming rights
(UK) -- The English Football Association has come under pressure from the UK government and anti-gambling campaigners to cancel a controversial broadcasting contract...
article Revealed: seven UK betting companies are live-streaming FA Cup games
(UK) -- Seven UK betting websites are live-streaming FA Cup matches as part of a TV and media rights deal struck by the Football Association which runs until 2024,...
article The NBA and Turner Sports Renew Twitter Deal, Add Fan Engagement Tools
(New York) -- The NBA and its digital partner, Turner Sports, announced a multiyear partnership extension with Twitter. For the second consecutive year, Twitter will...

1/7/2020

article Leagues Finally Cash In on Sports Betting by Selling Data
(USA) -- Professional sports leagues struck out in their quest for a cut of sports betting money by claiming they needed payments to help protect the integrity of games...

1/6/2020

article Heckling will get worse with legalized gambling so players should get used to it
(USA) -- Happy New Year, Patrick Reed. It’s going to be a long one. The 2018 Masters champion’s week in paradise at the Sentry Tournament of Champions ended...
article Genius Sports to support new American football league
(USA) -- The XFL, the new American football league that is set to launch in the US next month, has signed an integrity monitoring deal with sports data and technology...

1/5/2020

article PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan talks slow play, gambling and television contracts
(Hawaii) -- The next six months on the PGA Tour stand to be quite busy with a number of developments, including the completion of the new television deal, the...

1/2/2020

article Ex-NBA Commissioner Stern Made Remarkable Pivot On Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who passed away on New Year’s Day at age 77, was often quite willing to speak rather, well, sternly and...

12/16/2019

article Sheridan: How The NBA Plans To Box Out Illegal Betting And Protect Consumers
(USA) -- More than five years ago, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shocked everyone by writing an op-ed, calling for the legalization and regulation of sports gambling in...

12/13/2019

article Josh Shaw and the NFL’s Complicated Relationship With Gambling
(USA) -- The NFL and sports gambling have always had a complicated relationship. Gambling is still a major taboo in the eyes of the NFL. The league has meted out...

12/9/2019

article Sports betting adds some sparkle to improving NFL viewership
(New York) -- According to New York Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch, the legalization of sports wagering has contributed significantly to improved NFL television ratings...
article Two Missouri Bills Would Give Pro Leagues ‘Royalty’
(Missouri) -- Two Missouri senators have pre-filed sports betting bills for the upcoming session beginning Jan. 8, 2020, and both would make Missouri the first state to...

12/8/2019

article NFL peddles its integrity on gambling while reaching deeper into fans’ pockets
(New York) -- Before going any further, let’s briefly summarize Couch Slouch v. The National Football League on a key, burgeoning issue: I remain pro-gambling (as...

12/7/2019

article Josh Shaw’s gambling appeal will be handled by the league office
(Arizona) -- Eight days ago, the NFL suspended Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw through the 2020 season for betting on pro football. He reportedly has appealed. So...
article With his wager, Arizona’s Josh Shaw committed a cardinal sin
(Arizona) -- The suspension of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw through next season for placing a legal bet on NFL games underscores just how serious a sin the NFL...

12/4/2019

article Source: Arizona Cardinals' Josh Shaw appeals suspension for gambling
(Arizona) -- Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw has appealed his suspension for violating the NFL gambling policy, a source familiar with the matter told ESPN on...
article How the Blues' predictive gaming app reveals the future of NHL gambling
(USA) -- It was a seemingly meaningless shot on goal, at least within the context of the St. Louis Blues' Western Conference finals Game 3 against the San Jose...
article How the Blues' predictive gaming app reveals the future of NHL gambling
(Missouri) -- It was a seemingly meaningless shot on goal, at least within the context of the St. Louis Blues' Western Conference finals Game 3 against the San Jose...

12/3/2019

article Josh Shaw Appeals NFL Suspension For Betting On League Games
(Arizona) -- Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw, who faces a suspension at least through the 2020 season for betting on NFL games, has appealed the league’...
article NFL Suspension Of Josh Shaw Shows Where Communication Can Improve In Legal Sports Betting Era
(USA) -- With the NFL‘s recent announcement to suspend Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw, everyone in the legal US sports betting market should keep their...
article Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino Reaches Marketing Deal With Eagles, Expands Caesars NFL Reach
(Pennsylvania) -- Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack, which is operated by Caesars Entertainment Corp., said Monday it landed a marketing pact with the NFL...
article Bernie Sanders meets with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred over minor league proposal
(New York) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met Monday with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to discuss MLB’s proposal that would drop 42 minor...

12/2/2019

article Josh Shaw reportedly bet against the Arizona Cardinals ... and lost
(Arizona) -- The strange saga of Arizona Cardinals safety Josh Shaw has taken another interesting turn. The safety, who was suspended Friday through at least the 2020...
article Report: Josh Shaw Bet on Cardinals Game as Part of Parlay Leading to Suspension
(Arizona) -- Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw was suspended through the 2020 season for betting on NFL games, and David Purdum of ESPN reported Monday a three-...
article Report: Josh Shaw made three-team parlay bet that included Cardinals
(Arizona) -- It’s becoming readily apparent why the NFL felt it appropriate to come down hard on Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw for betting on NFL...
article Sources: Josh Shaw's parlay bet included Arizona Cardinals game
(Arizona) -- A three-team parlay that included an Arizona Cardinals game led the NFL in part to suspend Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw for violating the league's...
article The Cardinals player suspended for betting on the NFL listed job as ‘professional football player’ in casino account
(Arizona) -- Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw, suspended until 2020 for betting on the NFL, got caught because a Las Vegas casino reported him to the league. How did...
article How much player gambling is happening?
(USA) -- Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw, who is spending the current season on Injured Reserve, will spend all of next season on the Reverse/Suspended list for violating...
article Harrah's joins Philadelphia Eagles nest of marketing partners
(Pennsylvania) -- The flurry of sponsorships between gambling venues and Philadelphia sports teams teams continued Monday with Harrah’s Philadelphia Casino and...

12/1/2019

article NFL says Josh Shaw’s gambling did not ‘compromise’ games
(Arizona) -- The NFL said Friday that no game outcomes were affected by Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw’s gambling activities. The league made a point to...

11/30/2019

article NFL suspends Josh Shaw until at least 2021 for gambling on NFL games
(Arizona) -- Josh Shaw, a defensive back on injured reserve with the Cardinals, has been suspended for the rest of this season, all of next season and perhaps beyond for...
article PGA Tour goes all in on legalized gambling
(USA) -- Stand on any par-3 hole on the PGA Tour and you’re bound to hear the chatter. A handful of friends gathered in their folding chairs around the green are...

11/29/2019

article Cardinals' Josh Shaw suspended through at least 2020 season for betting on NFL games
(Arizona) -- Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended indefinitely -- through at least the 2020 season -- for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this...
article Josh Shaw's suspension for gambling just raises more questions
(Arizona) -- Even if you are an ardent follower of the Cardinals, your reaction when news broke Friday afternoon that Josh Shaw had been suspended for gambling likely...
article N.F.L. Suspends Cardinals Player for Betting
(Arizona) -- The N.F.L. suspended Josh Shaw, an injured defensive back on the Arizona Cardinals, through at least the end of next season for betting on football games...

11/26/2019

article D.C. United is in talks with Caesars to open sportsbook at Audi Field
(Washington D.C.) -- D.C. United and Caesars Entertainment are deep in negotiations about opening a sportsbook at Audi Field next year, a proposal that would trigger a...

11/21/2019

article Checkmate? How A Chess Case Puts Another Nail In The Proprietary Sports Betting Data Coffin
(New York) -- Andy Levinson, the senior VP of tournament administration for the PGA Tour, said recently data not provided by the PGA Tour to sportsbooks is “stolen...

11/20/2019

article Former Commissioner David Stern’s Motives For Supporting NBA Betting
(Philadelphia) -- Former NBA Commissioner David Stern is now a supporter of legal sports wagering and betting on the NBA. Earlier this month, Stern headlined the Sports...

11/13/2019

article PURDUM: The impact of Adam Silver's sports betting op-ed five years later
(New York) -- NBA commissioner Adam Silver had a lot to consider in the fall of 2014, when he sat down to write an op-ed that would pivot the league's longstanding...

11/11/2019

article Why Has the PGA Tour Has Finally Cozied Up to Gaming and Casino Companies?
(USA) -- The PGA has always tried to distance itself from gambling and businesses that are associated with the gambling industry. However, a recent change in policy by...

11/9/2019

article NBA hopes DraftKings deal will lead to increased interest
(USA) -- While the NBA audience is consumed with load management and the China affair, the league moves on with its embrace of sports betting. This week, the NBA agreed...
article Oakland Raiders To Announce Patnership With M Resort Spa And Casino In Las Vegas
(Nevada) -- The Oakland Raiders are expected to announce a partnership with M Resort and Spa Las Vegas, next Wednesday. This news comes from the blog Vital Vegas. The...

11/7/2019

article OP/ED: NFL riding wave of sports betting
(USA) -- Luckily, the black cat making its primetime debut at MetLife Stadium didn't seem to be an omen. The cat not only found the end zone but found a way to...

11/5/2019

article Major League Football Saved Nearly $2 Million By Purchasing Equipment From Defunct Alliance of American Football
(USA) -- Major League Football, which plans to launch in spring 2020, has acquired equipment that was previously owned by the now defunct Alliance of American Football....
article BLOG: Washington Wizards' sports betting broadcasts could provide glimpse at future of Cavs and Indians on FSO and STO
(USA) -- When it comes to the future of sports on TV, NBC Sports Washington is ahead of the game. The regional sports network is expanding its predictive gaming...
article NBC Sports Washington expands Wizards’ betting-infused telecasts
(Washington D.C.) -- NBC Sports Washington is expanding its betting-infused broadcasts of Washington Wizards games this season to a 20-game schedule which includes...

11/4/2019

article NBA adds DraftKings as official sports betting operator
(Massachusetts) -- The NBA has agreed to a multiyear deal making DraftKings an official sports betting operator. The Boston-based company joins a half-dozen others,...
article Online gambling software maker GAN forecasts revenue surge from NFL
(Wall Street) -- GAN Plc said on Tuesday it expects annual revenue to more than double on strong demand for its internet gambling software in the United States after the...

11/1/2019

article How Technology Is Changing Sports-Fan Engagement
(USA) -- Like all industries, technology is radically transforming the world of sports. That’s no more evident than in the recent groundbreaking partnership...
article Eagles sign first casino partnership deal
(Pennsylvania) -- The Philadelphia Eagles have signed a multiyear marketing partnership with Unibet, a global online gambling operator. Financial terms of the deal,...
article Eagles sign first casino partnership deal
(Pennsylvania) -- Four of the Philadelphia region's five major professional sports teams now have sponsorship deals in place with a casino.
article Philadelphia Eagles sign first casino deal with Unibet
(Pennsylvania) -- The National Football League’s (NFL) Philadelphia Eagles have announced a new multi-year partnership with online gambling operator Unibet.
article How Legal Sports Betting Helped Drive NFL’s First Half TV Ratings
(USA) -- The NFL posted a strong television performance during the first half of the 2019 season, with TV audiences rising 6% to an average of 16 million viewers.
article The NFL Is Letting Fans Down By Not Choosing An Official Sports Betting Partner
(USA) -- Now that sports betting is legal in one-fifth of US states, the big sports leagues are rapidly taking steps to get the benefits. The NBA, NHL and MLB all have...

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