Month: August 2016

Two Irish Boxers Accused of Gambling on 2016 Rio Olympics

Two Irish boxers allegedly gambled on the 2016 Summer Olympics this month in Rio, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) isn’t publicly identifying the accused athletes. The 16 days of the Olympics were largely a success for Brazil, a country that took plenty of criticism for its failure to properly […]

DraftKings and FanDuel Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

The DraftKings and FanDuel saga is on track to be made into a major motion picture by one of Hollywood’s leading distribution companies. Deadline.com is reporting today that TriStar Pictures, the iconic film studio behind such legendary hits as “Jerry Maguire,” “Philadelphia,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “Rudy,” has optioned the […]

New York Sports Betting Legislation Likely to Reach Albany in January

New York sports betting legislation is expected to reach the state’s capital when the legislature reconvenes in Albany next January. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-District 89) recently revealed his plans to introduce a statute to regulate the market and end Nevada’s monopoly on sports betting. “I am a believer in legalizing […]

Ryan Lochte Lied About Robbery, Brazil Law Enforcement Says

Ryan Lochte and Team USA Olympic swimmers James Feigen, Jack Conger, and Gunnar Bentz were not victims of a robbery but vandals at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro according to Brazilian police. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Civil Police Chief Fernando Veloso said the story Lochte pushed […]

Sportradar Nearing Deal With NBA to Distribute Data and Content

Sportradar is on the radar of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Headquartered in Switzerland with a satellite office in Minneapolis and cloud-based services in San Francisco, Sportradar became a major data analytics company last fall when NBA legend Michael Jordan and franchise owners Ted Leonsis and Mark Cuban made a […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Bills Signed into Law in Massachusetts and New York

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) bills have been passed and now signed into law in Massachusetts and New York. This week Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a bill that classifies DFS as contests of skill and therefore makes the online activity legal under state law. “A fantasy contest shall not […]

New Jersey Looks to US Supreme Court in Sports Betting Case

New Jersey sports betting has been shot down by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, but the fight isn’t over. On Tuesday, the federal appeals court said New Jersey’s wishes to legalize gambling on sports is in violation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that dates back […]