Month: December 2016

Sports Scandals and Victories That Shook the World in 2016

Sports scandals and victories kept sportswriters busy in 2016, and the stories grabbed a significant portion of front-page headlines. From billionaires making billion-dollar deals, to surprising and seemingly insurmountable upsets, to notorious athletes, well, being notorious, 2016 sports scandals and victories wowed and thrilled sports fans around the globe. #10 […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Finds Its Reality in 2016

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is alive, but perhaps not so well. The previous 365 days beat up the emerging industry and wreaked havoc on its leaders. Lawsuits, opinions from state attorneys general, politicians scrambling to decide where they stand, and sports fans expressing both their disgust and pleasure made for […]

The International came with over $20.7 million in winnings, yet another telling sign of the rapid growth of eSports. (Image: Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

Esports Betting Slides Past Hockey at Online Sportsbook

ESports betting revenues are outpacing total wagers placed on National Hockey League (NHL) at one online sportsbook, a shocking development for the emerging market that just a decade ago was largely reserved to small video game tournaments†competed online. According to Pinnacle Sports, an online book that offers odds on both […]

Roger Goodell Doubles Down on Oakland Over Las Vegas, Raiders Make Playoffs

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t kept his opinion on the sidelines when it comes to the possibility of the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas. Regardless of Sin City’s legalized sports betting, something the NFL boss has frequently cited as a paramount concern, the league says it simply prefers franchises […]

New Jersey’s Chris Christie Makes Bold Sports Betting Prediction

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) says sports betting will become legalized in the state before his second term expires in January of 2018. That’a a rather daring prophecy considering multiple federal courts have blocked New Jersey’s wishes to legalize sports betting on grounds of the Professional and Amateur Sports […]

Presidential Betting Odds on 2016 US Election Still Active Overseas

Presidential betting on the 2016 United States election between Republican and President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton are still active at sportsbooks in the United Kingdom. Betting shops in the UK aren’t convinced Trump will be inaugurated on January 20, 2017, due to allegations that Russia interfered with […]

Nevada Sportsbooks Draw $1 Billion in 2016 Baseball Bets

Nevada sportsbooks closed the final chapter on 2016 baseball betting last month, but only now are we learning what a riveting story the sport wrote in Las Vegas over the last 12 months. Total baseball wagers topped†$1 billion at Las Vegas and Nevada sportsbooks, the first time the sport has […]

Bowl Season Odds Emerge, Alabama Favored for National Championship

Bowl season odds are taking shape days after the College Football Playoff (CFP) Selection Committee released its final rankings. The last weekend of the regular college football season ended free of what could have been total chaos, though Penn State’s come-from-behind win over Wisconsin did give the CFP Selection Committee […]