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Tim Donaghy fixed NBA games under David Stern’s watch. They are both to blame

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 the public eye. It’s worth looking at again if you take a moment to read Scott Eden’s fascinating ESPN.com article on Donaghy’s gambling activities.

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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...

10/30/2019

article Why World Series Game 7 is a big night for 'Mattress Mack'
(Las Vegas) -- You may have heard or read about a mattress salesman from Texas who is making large bets on the Houston Astros to win the World Series on a seemingly...
article NFL Officiating Opinions Are Affected by Sports Betting Believe Nearly Two Thirds of Americans
(USA) -- A recent Seton Hall Sports Poll indicates nearly two-thirds of Americans believe legalized sports wagering colors fans’ opinions of NFL officiating and...

10/29/2019

article Billionaire Ted Leonsis Believes Incorporating Sportsbooks at Pro Venues Better Utilizes Real Estate
(Washington D.C.) -- Ted Leonsis, the billionaire who controls three professional sports teams in Washington, DC, says incorporating sportsbooks into stadiums and arenas...
article Two-Thirds Of Americans Think Betting Influences Reactions To NFL Officiating, Poll Finds
(USA) -- About two-thirds of Americans believe that sports betting influences reactions to officiating in the National Football League, according to a new poll from...
article NCAA announcement on student-athlete benefits greeted with muted exuberance
(USA) -- The NCAA has begun the process of allowing players to be paid for others using their name, image or likeness. Any rules on the subject will have to be drawn up...

10/28/2019

article Billionaire Ted Leonsis Wants To Build The Apple Genius Bars Of Gambling
(Washington D.C.) -- Billionaire Ted Leonsis held court today on stage at the gargantuan Freemason Temple in Detroit, surrounded on either side by towering 40-foot-high...

10/27/2019

article Report: PGA Tour will have on-site gambling in 2020
(USA) -- PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan, in an exclusive interview with AFP at the Zozo Championship in Japan, said that there will be on-site gambling options for...

10/25/2019

article Report: PGA Tour to allow on-site gambling at events next year
(USA) -- PGA Tour events are about to get a lot more interactive when plans for on-site gambling are put in place. According to a report from the AFP, Tour commissioner...
article Gambling built baseball—and then almost destroyed it
(USA) -- Imagine if, after watching the thrilling victory of the Chicago Cubs in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series over the Cleveland Indians—a game in which the...

10/24/2019

article Golf gambling to be rolled out 'next year': US PGA Tour boss
(USA) -- The US PGA Tour is ready to roll the dice and unveil gambling at tournaments "from next year" to tap into new audiences, Commissioner Jay Monahan has...

10/23/2019

article BLOG: San Francisco 49ers President Hopes Unlimited Food and Gambling Will Draw In More Loyal Fans
(California) -- As the undefeated San Francisco 49s bring home more wins, the organization is also working to bring in more fans. This season it became the first...

10/21/2019

article Can the Black Sox betting scandal happen again? With legalized sports wagering growing, you bet it can
(USA) -- My barber George asked me an interesting question the other day – could the Black Sox betting scandal happen again? Since it does not take much time to...
article Casino table games manufacturer Interblock signs deal with NHL
(USA) -- Major automated tables games producer Interblock has signed a licence agreement with the US National Hockey League so that its games may be decorated with all...

10/16/2019

article NHL’s Bettman: Sports betting can help grow league’s audience
(Las Vegas) -- Don’t be surprised if National Hockey League broadcasts eventually include heavy dosages of sports gambling references and information. That was...
article NHL’s Gary Bettman goes from betting opponent to advocate
(Las Vegas) -- Who would have thought a decade ago that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman not only would be a panelist on a sports betting forum at the world’s largest...

10/12/2019

article Las Vegas-based UFC announces new sports-betting product
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas-based UFC is set to launch its first official live sports betting product in the first quarter of 2020. On Friday, the mixed martial arts...

10/11/2019

article Major League Baseball wants cut of the action if Washington legalizes sports gambling
(Washington) -- If Washington state approves a massive expansion of legal sports gambling, Major League Baseball wants a slice of the money so it can “protect the...

10/9/2019

article The Mouthpiece: The future of online gaming and the Commerce Clause
(USA) -- You never know who’s really your friend, goes the old saying, until the chips are down. Right now the NCAA is facing a problem that may challenge its very...

10/8/2019

article Breaking Down The Indictments In Attempted NCAA Match-Fixing Scheme
(New York) -- As detailed by Legal Sports Report last week, the Department of Justice unsealed three indictments against a range of New York-based individuals including...

10/7/2019

article NFL Game Pass Expands Global Footprint to Australia, Brazil, India, Japan and Mexico
(Worldwide) -- The NFL Game Pass streaming service will now be available in 181 different countries and territories worldwide, thanks to an expanded partnership between...

10/5/2019

article MLB average attendance down 1.7%, hurt by losing teams
(USA) -- Major League Baseball’s average attendance dropped 1.7% this year for its fourth straight decline, and five of the six biggest drops were by teams with...

10/4/2019

article Ted Leonsis is betting on sports gambling in a big way, but he should proceed with caution
(Washington D.C.) -- In Ted Leonsis’s entrepreneurial dreams, Capital One Arena will transform into a year-round sanctuary because of legalized sports gambling. On...
article Washington Arena to Offer Hockey, Hoops and Sports Betting
(Washington D.C.) -- The Capital One Arena in Washington will be the first major team pro sports facility in the United States to have a sports betting parlor, officials...

10/3/2019

article NBA Partners with William Hill as Sports Betting Operator
(USA) -- Ever since PASPA (the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act) was overturned in 2018, several major professional sports organizations have capitalized...
article William Hill Reaches Deal To Become a Sports Betting Operator of the NBA
(Worldwide) -- Gambling operator William Hill has reached a deal to become a sports betting operator of the NBA, the league announced on Wednesday. William Hill will now...

10/2/2019

article 'You Can't Trust Nobody': Inside MLB's War on High-Tech Sign Stealing
(USA) -- Weary from battling digital thieves the past two Octobers and the regular-season games in between, Kenley Jansen carries within him a creative idea that he is...
article N.C.A.A.’s Defeat in California Shows Limits of a Besieged Juggernaut
(California) -- A California law that will allow college athletes to cut endorsement deals may be just the beginning of the political problems for the N.C.A.A. and...

9/30/2019

article NHL’s Hank Williams? Green Day song may be new hockey anthem
(New York) -- The NHL could be on the way to its version of ”Are You Ready For Some Football?” The league is announcing a two-year partnership with Green Day...
article Paying College Athletes: Answers to Key Questions on New Law
(California) -- California’s governor signed a bill that will allow students playing college sports to strike endorsement deals and hire agents, challenging the...

9/27/2019

article BLOG: More From The Greatest Hits Album For NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
(USA) -- Stop us if you’ve heard any of this before from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Last week Bloomberg posted an interview with Silver that took place at the...

9/26/2019

article NBA teams must submit exact player heights and ages within first week of training camp, per report
(USA) -- For years, NBA players have been notoriously picky about how certain details of their physiques have been listed. Specifically, they all have preferences when...
article Ex-casino employee to seek parole chance in Vegas killing
(Las Vegas) -- A former Las Vegas Strip casino card dealer intends to seek a chance at parole when he's sentenced for killing a resort executive and wounding a co-...

9/25/2019

article New Jersey to allow Golden Nugget to take most NBA bets
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey’s governor has signed a bill allowing Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino to accept bets on most National Basketball...

9/24/2019

article The NFL turns to Australia for a sports betting partnership
(USA) -- With legal sports betting booming in popularity and the NFL season fully underway, it appeared that the league would find a gaming partner sooner rather than...

9/23/2019

article Golden Nugget Owner Talks NBA Betting And Atlantic City’s Casino Market
(Atlantic City) -- Time for a celebratory high five. Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta, the owner of the Houston Rockets and Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget, savors...

9/21/2019

article What could a future Buffalo sports stadium offer? Boston gives a glimpse
(Massachusetts) -- The shelves were stocked with food and liquor. Signs hung over each of the grocery aisles. A pair of lobsters crawled in a tank. An adjacent ice case...

9/20/2019

article NFL names TAB its first bookmaking partner
(New York) -- For the first time in league history, the NFL has partnered with a bookmaker -- and it's only the beginning. The league on Thursday announced a...
article Coyotes make first attempts to reach Latino hockey fans
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Coyotes launched this week three new Spanish-language social media accounts as part of the team’s efforts to make inroads into the Latino...
article Coyotes to Host Season Kickoff Viewing Party at Wild Horse Pass & Casino
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Coyotes are inviting all fans to Gila River Hotels & Casinos - Wild Horse Pass Thursday, October 3 to watch the Coyotes face the Anaheim...
press release The 49ers Foundation 50/50 Raffle on Track to Hit the $1 Million Mark
(California) -- On Sunday, the 49ers Foundation 50/50 Raffle presented by Black Oak Casino Resort will benefit 49ers EDU, one of the direct programs of the 49ers...

9/19/2019

article There is a little gambling confidence in the Jets — but that’ll change
(New York) -- The Jets-Patriots mega-spread dropped half a point at William Hill sportsbooks on Thursday morning, leaving New England as a 23-point favorite for Sunday...

9/17/2019

article Why MLB Seems Primed To Add Sponsor Patches On Jerseys For 2022
(USA) -- In 2004, Major League Baseball decided it would break out from its starchy ways and take a chance. Columbia Pictures reached out to work with the league on a...

9/16/2019

article NFL Legend Morten Andersen: gambling “should be fun”
(Washington D.C.) -- With betting now becoming legal in the U.S., there is a myriad of gambling sites that are looking to affiliate themselves with individual states in...

9/14/2019

article You can now bet on NBA games at this Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- NBA bets — at least most of them — are no longer forbidden at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City. Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed a bill...

9/13/2019

article NFL used to run away from gambling, but sees it now as something that 'helped fueled the league’
(Las Vegas) -- When Roxy Roxborough set the lines for the big Las Vegas sports books in the ’80s and ’90s, he was also working behind the scenes to help the...

9/12/2019

article ESPN Chief Jimmy Pitaro Tackles NFL Rights, Streaming Strategy, Gambling Coverage, ACC Network Launch And More
(New York) -- Jimmy Pitaro, a seasoned digital executive who has been president of ESPN for the past year and a half, offered a predictably upbeat assessment of the...
article NFL kicks off its 100th season with a 9 percent ratings hike
(USA) -- The NFL, its media partners and their advertisers closed out Week One of the league’s centennial season feeling understandably chipper about the near...

9/11/2019

article NCAA pushing for federal sport betting legislation
(Washington D.C.) -- The NCAA's search for best approaches to the expanding legal sports betting market in the U.S. is focused on Washington, where two prominent...
article NFL Pushes The Envelope On Official Data As It Benefits From Sports Betting Expansion
(USA) -- Expansion of regulated sports betting across the country will positively affect the NFL with increased fan engagement, according to a survey released by the...
article Making Sense Of Leagues’ Search for Sports Betting Data Fees: Case Study No. 8
(USA) -- In this series, we will explore some of the important case law that is relevant to sports leagues’ argument that they should be compensated for “...

9/10/2019

article NFL Pushes The Envelope On Official Data As It Benefits From Sports Betting Expansion
(USA) -- Expansion of regulated sports betting across the country will positively affect the NFL with increased fan engagement, according to a survey released by the...

9/9/2019

press release Inspired Signs Exclusive Worldwide Virtual Sports License With NFL Alumni
(New York) -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired") (NASDAQ: INSE) announced today that it has signed an agreement with VEEPIO, the mobile technology arm...

9/8/2019

article Column: With gambling as driving force, the NFL remains alive and well
(California) -- Sez Me … The NFL is dying a slow death. Not so fast. Wanna bet it isn’t? The League begins it’s 100th season of football in earnest today, and there are...

9/7/2019

article What Makes This N.F.L. Season Different From Previous N.F.L. Seasons?
(USA) -- What makes this year’s centennial N.F.L. season different from all other seasons? A wide expansion of sports betting. Last year, the Supreme Court struck...

9/6/2019

article The PGA Tour Is Now Selling ‘Official Data’ For US Sports Betting, Too
(North America) -- The PGA Tour became the latest pro sports organization to make a move toward monetizing official data by providing it to US sports betting operators...

9/5/2019

article Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Says Sports Betting Will Increase NFL TV Contracts by 50 Percent
(Texas) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is fully embracing the legalization of sports betting, as the billionaire believes expanded gaming on professional football...
article NFL may be loosening grip on TV gambling talk
(USA) -- Gambling has become as much a part of pro football as blitzes and holdouts, and the NFL finally seems to be acknowledging that aspect of its game. Capital...
article The NFL Is About to Make a Killing from Sports Betting
(USA) -- As the National Football League (NFL) kicks off tonight, the league will rake in riches in a whole new way. Last year, the supreme court struck down a federal...

9/4/2019

article Sports Betting Has Arrived to Transform the N.F.L. Or Not.
(New York) -- The N.F.L.’s centennial season begins Thursday, an anniversary the league has already begun celebrating. Some observers believe that a true...
press release SugarHouse Casino And PlaySugarHouse.com Have Become The Official Sportsbook Partners For The Philadelphia Flyers And Wells Fargo Center
(Pennsylvania) -- Philadelphia's heart-pounding sports scene is about to become even more exciting. The Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center have entered into...
article SugarHouse Casino becomes official sportsbook partner with Flyers, Wells Fargo Center
(Pennsylvania) -- The fan experience at Flyers games is going to a new level in the 2019-20 season. SugarHouse Casino and PlaySugarHouse.com have become the official...

9/3/2019

article NFL offseason action report: Bettors loving Browns
(USA) -- Jeff Stoneback, director of MGM race and sports in Las Vegas, logged on to his computer Sunday afternoon to examine the betting market for the Cleveland Browns...

9/2/2019

article NFL Partner Is Asking US Sportsbooks To Pay For Official Dat
(USA) -- How much is official data for the NFL worth to US sportsbook operators? We’re apparently about to find out. Data company Sportradar is asking for US...

8/29/2019

article How will NBC approach sports gambling on Sunday Night Football telecasts?
(USA) -- Al Michaels long has made sly gambling references during NFL games he announces. But now that sports betting is becoming legal in more states by the year, might...
article U.S. football fans will have to wait for official sports betting partners
(USA) -- As football fans get ready for the start of the National Football League season on Sept. 5, they may think the league will finally endorse a legal U.S. sports...

8/28/2019

article Minnesota’s pro teams dive into video games, aiming for new fans and sponsors
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s newest pro sports team was on the ropes early. After two months, the team fired its coach and traded its top player. A comeback followed...
article STUTZ: Legal sports betting offers opportunities to heal old wounds
(Las Vegas) -- I’m waiting for the first casino to offer NFL Hall of Famer and Green Bay Packers great Paul Hornung the chance to place the location’s first...

8/27/2019

article NBC exec says there will be some gambling references during NFL broadcasts
(USA) -- The NFL and its television partner networks have tried to take a cautious approach since the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports betting, but one...
article N.J. lawmakers pass bill to allow most NBA bets at casino owned by Rockets’ owner
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey lawmakers have approved a bill that would allow bettors to gamble on most NBA games at Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget casino. Betting on...

8/24/2019

article Minnesota Twins, Loons, Vikings owners dive into video games, aiming for new fans and sponsors
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota’s newest pro sports team was on the ropes early. After two months, the team fired its coach and traded its top player. A comeback followed...

8/22/2019

article Major League Baseball Strikes Iron with FanDuel in Gaming Deal
(USA) -- Major League Baseball has struck a deal with FanDuel, and it is going to change the sports betting industry in the United States. FanDuel will become the...

8/20/2019

article FanDuel Releases NBA Betting Action, Tioga Downs Reports Revenue
(New York) -- FanDuel Sportsbook is ready for bettors to take on their NFL and college football lines. But the country’s most popular sportsbook is also looking...

8/19/2019

article MLB, NFL, MLS unions band together to fight bill that’d allow players to receive money upfront from third parties
(Delaware) -- The Major League Baseball Players Association has reinforcements in its fight against a Delaware bill: the players unions in both the National Football...

8/16/2019

article FanDuel and Major League Baseball sign sports betting deal
(New York) -- The partnership provides FanDuel access to official MLB data, along with league and team marks and logos, across the company’s online sports betting...
article FanDuel Becomes Latest Authorized Gaming Operator for MLB, Gains Access to Official Data Feed
(USA) -- Major League Baseball has agreed to a multiyear deal with FanDuel, making the company its latest authorized gaming operator. The agreement puts FanDuel in line...
article FanDuel Becomes Third US Sports Betting Partner Of The MLB
(New York) -- On Thursday, Major League Baseball and FanDuel announced a multi-year partnership that would make FanDuel an Authorized Gaming Operator of the MLB. As part...
article FanDuel scores with new multi-year Major League Baseball deal
(New York) -- New York City-headquartered sports-tech entertainment company, FanDuel Group, and Major League Baseball (MLB), announced Thursday that they had entered...
article MLB Adds FanDuel as Authorized Sports Betting Operator, Joins Rival DraftKings and MGM Resorts
(New York) -- FanDuel is has become the third sportsbook operator to be designated an “Authorized Gaming Operator” by Major League Baseball. FanDuel joins...
article MLB Adds FanDuel as Authorized Sports Betting Operator, Joins Rival DraftKings and MGM Resorts
(USA) -- FanDuel has become the third sportsbook operator to be designated an “Authorized Gaming Operator” by Major League Baseball. FanDuel joins DraftKings...
article MLB adds FanDuel as third sports betting partner
(New York) -- Major League Baseball (MLB) has named fantasy sports provider and sportsbook operator FanDuel as an official gaming partner. The multi-year deal gives...
article CBS Broadcast Ticker for Pro Football Could Include NFL Odds and Sports Betting Lines
(USA) -- NFL odds and lines could be featured on the scrolling ticker during CBS broadcasts of pro football games this year. That represents a stark contrast from the...
article NFL Strikes First Canadian Casino Agreement With Gateway
(British Columbia) -- Gateway Casino & Entertainment has become the NFL’s first Canadian casino partner. The multi-year agreement will see the British Columbia...

8/15/2019

article FanDuel Group and Major League Baseball Announce Sports Betting Partnership
(New York) -- FanDuel Group and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced a multi-year partnership designating FanDuel as an Authorized Gaming Operator of MLB. This is...
article FanDuel inks huge deal with MLB
(London) -- FanDuel Group (DUEL) announces a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball.
article Major League Baseball and FanDuel strike sports betting deal
(New York) -- Major League Baseball and FanDuel on Thursday announced a multi-year agreement that makes the sportsbook operator an official gaming partner of the U.S....
article Players Lose The Most By NCAA Fumbling On Injury Reports
(USA) -- You probably think we’re here to drag the NCAA from sideline to sideline for not implementing a national injury report in college football. And you’...

8/12/2019

article NFL Makes Its First Move into Betting, Gives Sportradar Exclusive Data Rights
(USA) -- The NFL on Monday made its first substantive move into the sports betting space, announcing the expansion of its game data deal with Sportradar to include...
article NFL Now Allows Sportradar To Distribute Data To US Sportsbooks
(USA) -- On Monday, Sportradar and the NFL announced a multi-year agreement to expand on the existing partnership between the two organizations.
article Sportradar secures US data clean sweep through NFL deal
(USA) -- Sportradar is the first industry supplier to hold data distribution deals with each of the ‘big four’ US sports leagues – the NFL, NBA, MLB...
article Sportradar announces NFL partnership expansion
(Las Vegas) -- Sportradar has signed a multi-year extension to its partnership with the NFL. The partnership has existed since 2015, when Sportradar became the NFL...
article Sportradar Scores NFL Sports Betting Data Distribution Deal, Firm Now Has Partnerships With Big Four Leagues
(USA) -- The NFL has reached a deal with Sportradar for the company to distribute the league’s official real-time play-by-play data to sports betting operators in...
article NFL Expands Partnership With Sportradar to Broaden Reach Into Future of Betting
(USA) -- On Monday, the National Football League expanded its partnership with one of the industry’s top sports data companies, Sportradar. The broadened deal...
article NFL, Sportradar expand data deal to include distribution to betting operators
(USA) -- The National Football League has significantly expanded its long-running data relationship with Sportradar, and made its first major move into the world of...
article Sportradar Lands Exclusive Rights to Distribute NFL’s Play-by-Play Data to Betting Operators in Real Time
(USA) -- A roundup of some of the key sports technology stories you need to know, including SportTechie’s own content and stories from around the web.
article Jersey Boys Reflect On NFL’s Sportradar Deal And Change Of Heart On Sports Betting
(New Jersey) -- “I want a vig!” was former New Jersey state Senator Ray Lesniak’s classic, joking reaction to news Monday that the NFL had reached an...

8/10/2019

article Los Angeles Rams Unveil Pick ‘Em Mobile App, Could be Predictive Gaming Precursor
(California) -- Rams Pick ‘Em will debut for the team’s preseason game today against the Oakland Raiders and will continue throughout the season. The Rams...

8/9/2019

article Rams offer free contest that resembles what in-game NFL gambling could look like
(USA) -- Slowly but surely, gambling is creeping into the NFL mainstream. On Thursday night, the Washington Redskins used a second channel to engage fans in a free...
article NFL Issues A List Of Gambling Dos And Don’ts To Employees For 2019 Season
(USA) -- With the NFL preseason underway, the league reiterated its opposition to employees being involved with any kind of gambling this week. An NFL source told...

8/8/2019

article New Jersey Welcomes the PGA---Who's an Outside Bet for a Major Next Year?
(New Jersey) -- With the first playoff event of the FedEx Cup season coming to Jersey City this weekend at the Northern Trust Championship, golf fans in the state will...

8/7/2019

article Rory McIlroy: Legalized sports betting could increase hecklers in golf
(USA) -- Sports betting is expected to be legalized across more US states in the coming years, and that presents a multitude of issues that professional sports...

8/5/2019

article Facts about Allegiant Air, Las Vegas stadium’s naming rights partner
(Las Vegas) -- With Allegiant Air being chosen as the stadium naming rights partner of the Raiders’ $1.9 billion Las Vegas stadium, now is a good time to bring...

8/1/2019

article BLOG: If WarnerMedia wins PGA Tour rights, truTV could get the shaft
(New York) -- Welcome to the inaugural edition of Ad Age Sports Media & Marketing Brief, a weekly roundup of news from every zone of the sports media spray chart,...

7/30/2019

article DraftKings becomes authorized gaming operator for MLB
(New York) -- Major League Baseball has agreed to a multiyear agreement with DraftKings Inc., allowing the daily fantasy sports content provider to become an authorized...

7/29/2019

article Arizona Coyotes close on majority ownership sale to Alex Meruelo
(Arizona) -- The Arizona Coyotes have a new sole majority owner after businessman Alex Meruelo closed on his purchase of the NHL franchise on Monday, the team announced.
press release Mansionbet confirmed as official UK betting partner of Newcastle United
(UK) -- In its continued support of English Premier League football, MansionBet have been announced as Official U.K. Betting Partners of Newcastle United. The two-year...

7/27/2019

article DraftKings Inks Agreement with Major League Baseball to Become Authorized Sportsbook, Will Receive Official League Data
(USA) -- DraftKings has become the latest sportsbook to partner with Major League Baseball (MLB). The Boston-based company announced on Thursday it signed a multi-year...

7/25/2019

article DraftKings adds authorized gaming rights to MLB alignment
(New York) -- Major League Baseball has expanded its long-running alignment with Boston-based fantasy sports and gaming operator DraftKings to allow for the use of...
article DraftKings Agrees to Deal to Become MLB 'Authorized Gaming Operator'
(New York) -- DraftKings has reached a multi-year agreement to become an "authorized gaming operator" of Major League Baseball, the company announced on...

7/23/2019

article NHL retains former AGA executive to consult on sports betting initiatives
(Washington D.C.) -- The National Hockey League said Monday that it has retained former American Gaming Association executive Sara Slane as a consultant to help the...

7/17/2019

article BLOG: The War Over Sports Betting Data: Lies, Half-Truths and Statistics: Part I
(USA) -- Over the past several months, Sports Handle has reported extensively about sports betting data and the battle over that data occurring across the U.S. between...

7/16/2019

press release Miami Dolphins In Collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project Host Health and Wellness Expo at Hard Rock Stadium
(Florida) -- The Miami Dolphins teamed up with Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) to host a health and wellness expo for local veterans in an effort to provide information...

7/15/2019

article SEC's commissioner wary of legalized sports betting
(Alabama) -- Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey considers the mental health of athletes an important issue to be considered when it comes to legalized...

7/8/2019

article Sportradar to Provide Real-Time Betting Data to Streaming Service Tied to Capitals, Wizards
(Washington D.C.) -- Washington-based Monumental Sports Network announced on Monday that it reached an agreement to get real-time statistical feeds, including gambling...
article FIBA And Genius Sports Announce Extension Of Technology Partnership
(USA) -- Before FIBA and Genius Sports partnered back in 2016, the International Basketball Federation which encompasses 213 national federations went looking for a...

7/6/2019

article Legal Betting Seen as Driving Force For Live Sports Television Viewership
(USA) -- Bettors with skin in games are more likely to watch those contests on television, indicating increased legalization of sports betting across the US could drive...

7/3/2019

article Survey: Legalization of Sports Gambling Could Lead to Increased Sports Viewing
(USA) -- With sports dominating the most-watched telecasts on broadcast TV in 2018, its value to TV networks in guaranteeing a live audience is unparalleled. People are...

7/2/2019

article USWNT’s last big World Cup threat may be in front of them
(Worldwide) -- Can the United States women’s soccer team avoid a letdown against the Lionesses of England in Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal (Fox, 3 p.m.)?...

7/1/2019

article NBA Creates Virtual Basketball Slot Machine to Attract European Fans
(Europe) -- The NBA is turning to virtual sports betting to appeal to European fans in a market where continental rival the EuroLeague is already successful. Last month...

6/28/2019

article MLS to allow team gambling sponsorships
(USA) -- This past March, MGM International struck a deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) to become the league’s official gaming partner. The move followed the...

6/27/2019

article Sports Betting Companies Can Now Get Pro Soccer Stadium Naming Rights, Sponsorship Patches on Players’ Jerseys
(USA) -- Major League Soccer (MLS) has become the first US professional major sports conference to allow for paid sponsorships from sports betting and liquor companies.

6/26/2019

article Coming to an MLS stadium near you: Liquor and sportsbook logos
(North America) -- Major League Soccer is lifting its marketing restrictions on liquor and sports betting, a move that could lead to "Jack Daniel's Field"...
article MLS authorizes gambling sponsorships on jerseys
(North America) -- Major League Soccer will become the first major American sports league to sell jersey sponsorship and stadium naming rights to companies in the sports...
article MLS gives the green light to allow sports betting commercial partnerships
(North America) -- Major League Soccer (MLS) has become the first professional sports league across the US and Canada which will give the green light to betting...

6/24/2019

article SLS Las Vegas Casino Owner Alex Meruelo Purchase of NHL Arizona Coyotes Further Strengthens Gaming and Sports Relationship
(Arizona) -- SLS Las Vegas casino owner Alex Meruelo’s purchase of the NHL Arizona Coyotes franchise is the latest development in strengthening the relationship...
article Alex Meruelo’s purchase of Arizona Coyotes a big move for gaming
(Arizona) -- Alex Meruelo joined a pretty exclusive club last week when the National Hockey League approved his acquisition of the Arizona Coyotes for an undisclosed...

6/23/2019

article NBA To Launch Virtual Sports Betting Using League Highlights
(New York) -- The National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and Highlight Games Limited, a specialist gaming supplier,...
article Alex Meruelo’s purchase of Arizona Coyotes a big move for gaming
(Las Vegas) -- Alex Meruelo joined a pretty exclusive club last week when the National Hockey League approved his acquisition of the Arizona Coyotes for an undisclosed...

6/22/2019

article COLUMN: MLB’s approach to gambling enters the Twilight Zone
(New York) -- As Rod Serling said, “Submitted for your approval”: It has become science fiction, the “Twilight Zone” episode in which William...
article Does the AFL need to look at whether it has a gambling problem?
(Australia) -- In the past decade, the AFL has increasingly accepted sponsorships from the gambling industry and fought off accusations there is more than a little...

6/20/2019

article Harm associated with sports gambling finally arrives at AFL’s door
(Australia) -- With the news of Collingwood forward Jaidyn Stephenson’s 10-game suspension for placing three same game multi-bets totalling $36 in three separate...

6/19/2019

article NBA to launch virtual sports betting game
(New York) -- A virtual sports betting game featuring NBA highlights and footage will debut next season in U.S. and European gaming and lottery markets, the league and...
article The NBA Wants You To Bet on Games That Never Happened
(New York) -- The National Basketball Association has come up with a way for fans to gamble real money on fake games. The league announced that it will create a virtual...
article Q&A: Ted Leonsis on Legal Sports Betting’s New Frontiers
(Atlantic City) -- Ted Leonsis has never placed a sports bet. And as owner of four professional sports teams including the Washington Capitals and Wizards, the founder...

6/18/2019

article Golden Nugget’s Frown May Turn Upside Down If NBA Betting Ban Lifts
(Las Vegas) -- Golden Nugget could soon have NBA betting at its sportsbooks and those of its online sports partners in New Jersey. The state’s Assembly...

6/17/2019

article Sources: Cubs considering sportsbook at Wrigley
(Illinois) -- The Chicago Cubs have considered opening a sportsbook at Wrigley Field and at locations just outside of the Friendly Confines, multiple sources familiar...
article The Cubs are considering a sportsbook at Wrigley Field
(Illinois) -- With the nationwide ban on sports gambling gone — and with sports gambling regulations slowly being implemented on a state-by-state basis — any...
article With new Illinois gambling bill, Cubs consider opening sportsbook at Wrigley Field
(Illinois) -- The Chicago Cubs are considering opening up a sportsbook inside and outside of Wrigley Field as the state of Illinois prepares to implement a new sports...
article Wrigley Field To Accept Sports Betting Action By Start Of Next Season
(Illinois) -- The legislation supporting a legal sports betting industry in Illinois is still atop Governor J.B. Pritzker’s desk for his signature of approval....
article The 2019-20 NBA Futures Market Is Open And Here Are The Odds
(USA) -- The 2018-19 NBA season is over. It ended last week when the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
article The Wild World Of Betting 2020 NBA Futures Without Knowing Anything
(New Jersey) -- The NBA offseason is here. And one thing is clear: There is no such thing as an NBA betting offseason. Consider the amount of 2019-’20 championship...

6/15/2019

article Sources: Cubs considering sportsbook at Wrigley
(Illinois) -- The Chicago Cubs have considered opening a sportsbook at Wrigley Field and at locations just outside of the Friendly Confines, multiple sources familiar...

6/12/2019

article How sports betting is finding its way into arenas
(USA) -- Sports betting used to be something that disgusted fans and leagues alike. Now it's becoming the new normal. ESPN's David Purdum said on Tuesday that...

6/10/2019

article Why gambling almost kept the NBA out of Canada
(Ontario) -- Investing in an NBA franchise for Toronto might have seemed like a gamble at one time. And it was gambling that could have brought the whole enterprise to...
article No Syracuse sports bets for you: NY to bar wagers on in-state schools
(New York) -- In Pennsylvania, where sports betting became legal last fall, bettors can place a wager on in-state schools Penn State to win the Rose Bowl or Villanova to...
article Does Tennessee’s Sports Betting Data Mandate Enjoy Antitrust Immunity?
(Tennessee) -- In late April, Tennessee legalized sports wagering with a provision requiring to-be licensees to use “official league data” in connection with...
article Casino owner Alex Meruelo ‘interested’ in purchasing Arizona Coyotes
(Arizona) -- Reported billionaire and businessman Alex Meruelo is interested in purchasing the Arizona Coyotes, a team source confirmed to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports...

6/9/2019

article NBA, MLB using data to chase better deals with sportsbooks
(USA) -- For NBA and MLB executives, a cut of sports betting revenue is pretty much a no-brainer. The wagers wouldn't even exist, they argue, without their teams...
article Fertittas looking to get back into sports, specifically the NFL
(Las Vegas) -- The Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta were part of the group that brought the UFC from what some considered “human cock-fighting” to an established...

6/7/2019

article NBA, MLB using official data to chase better deals with sportsbooks
(Maryland) -- For NBA and MLB executives, a cut of sports betting revenue is pretty much a no-brainer. The wagers wouldn’t even exist, they argue, without their...

6/6/2019

article NBA Stars Can't Fudge How Tall They Are in Era of Sports Betting
(New York) -- The NBA is done telling tall tales. The league is exploring ways to ensure that all of its players are as tall -- or as short -- as they claim to be,...

6/5/2019

article Should gamblers see athletes’ heart rates during games?
(Massachusetts) -- Imagine you’re watching a football game. The kicker’s about to attempt a field goal. You check your sports-betting app, which tells you...

6/4/2019

article UNLV Conference Review: NCAA Still Adjusting To New Sports Betting Landscape
(Nevada) -- Less than 15 months since the Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on sports betting, the NCAA still appears to be grappling with how the expansion of the...

5/28/2019

article NCAA adapting but still concerned about legalized sports betting
(Las Vegas) -- The NCAA has kept an arm’s length from Las Vegas and legalized sports wagering for many years, and three officials from college athletics’...

5/26/2019

article As US sports betting expands, leagues fight for their cut
(USA) -- One year after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for legalized gambling, the US sports industry is still in pivot mode as betting spreads in fits and starts...

5/25/2019

article As US sports betting expands, leagues fight for their cut
(New York) -- One year after the US Supreme Court cleared the way for legalized gambling, the US sports industry is still in pivot mode as betting spreads in fits and...

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