Month: February 2017

Kurt Busch’s Daytona 500 Victory Win for Sportsbooks

Other than his wife, the only people rooting harder for Kurt Busch to win last weekend’s Daytona 500 were those in charge of Las Vegas Sportsbooks. The Sin City resident was previously winless at the opening race of the NASCAR season and opened as a 20-1 longshot. His numbers went […]

Potential Scandal as British Officials Investigate Widespread Soccer Gambling Allegations

Fifty-three soccer players are being investigated for possible betting rules violations and one sports integrity expert says it is the “tip of the iceberg,” according to a story by the BBC. The UK media company obtained a report by the Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting Intelligence Unit (SBIU) through a Freedom […]

New Jersey Online Gambling Surge May Revive Struggling Atlantic City

Could online gambling actually be good for Atlantic City? A new study suggests that there is a correlation between the two. According to gaming industry research firm Eilers & Krejcik, Internet revenue in New Jersey jumped 32 percent in 2016. But what was more surprising was that money spent in […]

Pete Rose, who was banned from Major League Baseball in 1989 for betting on the sport while he was a manager was interviewed on a recent television show and said he continues to wager legally on sports.  (image: Chicago Tribune)

Pete Rose Still Hitting Out on Sports Betting

Pete Rose, baseball’s all time hits leader, is still swinging when it comes to the subject of sports gambling, defending his wagering on everything from baseball to horse racing. Nicknamed “Charlie Hustle,” the former professional player said on Joe Buck’s television show, Undeniable. that he only makes lawful bets and […]

The Chicago Cubs are favored along, with the Boston Red Sox, to win the 217 World Series, but history is not on their side.

History Against 2017 World Series Preseason Favorites Cubs, Red Sox

The Cubs have gone from lovable losers to betting darlings as the defending champions, along with the Boston Red Sox, are favored to win the 2017 World Series with one online sports book. has the Cubbies as a 9/2 pick to repeat as champions, but also gives equal odds […]

MLB Commissioner Rethinking Stance on Gambling

Could Major League Baseball (MLB) be changing its mind on gambling? Commissioner Rob Manfred hinted to Yahoo Finance that the sport might be softening its stance. The head of the sport talked about fans involvement in the games and how they wager. The rules on betting were set in place […]

Duo Plead Guilty to UKGC Transgressions, Underage Players Targeted

A Birmingham judge took a dim view of two men who ran afoul of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby could have faced jail time, but were ordered to pay a fine and court costs. Rigby was fined approximately $217,000, while Douglas has to pay around […]

Nevada Sportsbooks Lose Big on Super Bowl LI to Offshore Sites

Nevada sportsbooks have been taking bets on Super Bowl LI for nearly a year, but the action has heated up in the Mojave Desert since the teams competing in the big game were settled two Sundays ago. The New England Patriots remain a three-point favorite over the Atlanta Falcons at […]