Month: September 2016

Sportsbooks Favor United States Over Europe in 2016 Ryder Cup

Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and around the world believe the United States team will finally return to its prowess ways and defeat the European team in the 2016 Ryder Cup. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists USA at -175 and Europe at +190. Bovada has the United States an even […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Introduced to Abolish Daily Fantasy Sports

One daily fantasy sports (DFS) opponent is getting creative in going about eradicating the popular online wagering contests in his state. Ohio State Senator Bill Coley (R-District 4) is pushing a new piece of legislation he authored that would restrict DFS companies like DraftKings and FanDuel from making a profit […]

American Gaming Association Launches Sports Betting Coalition

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has been calling for the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) for over a year. Now the leading gambling lobbying firm in Washington, DC, is ramping up its efforts by unveiling its Illegal Gambling Advisory Board. Former FBI Deputy Director Tim […]

Legalized Sports Betting Would Increase NFL Viewership, Says Nielsen

Legalized sports betting on the federal level would increase overall television ratings for the National Football League (NFL) and therefore also dramatically increase advertising revenues for the league and broadcast networks. In a commissioned study by the American Gaming Association (AGA), Nielsen Sports, whose parent company is the analytical leader […]

Worldwide Online Gambling Wagers to Hit $1 Trillion Over Next Five Years

Online gambling wagers will close in on $1 trillion in annual worldwide spend by 2021 according to a new study from Juniper Research. The technology analytics firm estimates that total internet wagers will soar to $950 billion over the next five years and eclipse the $1 trillion mark in 2021. […]

Sheldon Adelson Claims He Doesn’t Much Care About Las Vegas NFL Football

Sheldon Adelson is working hard to bring the NFL to Las Vegas, but the billionaire casino tycoon says if the deal falls through, he won’t be losing any sleep. The Las Vegas Sands founder has been collaborating with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis to relocate the franchise to Sin City. Adelson […]

Ryan Lochte Banned From US Swimming for 10 Months

Ryan Lochte received his punishment from the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming today, and the two governing bodies of competitive swimming in the US didn’t go tread lightly. For making up a story about being robbed in the early morning hours on August 14 in Rio de Janeiro, […]