Bridget Wright

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Gaming Research Firm Makes Bold Daily Fantasy Sports Prediction

Gaming research firm Juniper is becoming known for making what seems to be outlandish predictions on interactive gaming revenue, but only time will tell whether the UK-based technology company is correct in its forecasts. Juniper Research’s latest report claims that annual daily fantasy sports (DFS) wagers will reach $5.3 billion […]

Thanksgiving Weekend Serving Up Sports Feast

The Thanksgiving weekend sports table is set. As families and friends gather today for a feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more, the sports world has lined up its own smorgasbord. After the morning turkey trot and afternoon meal, countless sports fans take their tryptophan yawns to […]

ESports Betting Arrives in Las Vegas at William Hill Sportsbook

ESports betting lines are up and running at the William Hill Sportsbook at the Downtown Grand Casino in Las Vegas. Last week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, at the recommendation of Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) Gaming Policy Committee, issued its first eSports betting license. The recipient was William Hill, one […]

College Football Playoff Betting Heats Up as Season Enters Week 12

The College Football Playoff (CFP) will issue only two more complete rankings before it announces the four semifinal teams during Selection Day on December 4. The current all-important top four reads Alabama (10-0), Ohio State (9-1), Michigan (9-1), and Clemson (9-1). Louisville (9-1), Washington (9-1), Wisconsin (8-2), Penn State (8-2), […]

Sports Betting Coalition Forms, as Five States Join New Jersey

A sports betting coalition has been formed after five states joined New Jersey in petitioning the US Supreme Court to consider overturning the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA). Discovered in newly filed court documents, five state attorneys general are now supporting New Jersey and Governor Chris […]

Donald Trump's surprising victory has bookmakers paying out on presidential bets placed on the Republican. (Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Presidential Bets on Donald Trump Deliver Huge Wins

Presidential bets placed on Republican Donald Trump are quickly making the bank accounts of those who took the wagers much greater in value. Trump’s campaign tagline has been to “Make America Great Again,” and for those who predicted what is perhaps the biggest upset in US political history, that’s a […]

Election Betting Odds Predict Easy Hillary Clinton Victory

If the election betting odds prove to be correct, Hillary Clinton is poised to become the next president of the United States. As Americans head to the polls on Election Day, Clinton is the overwhelming favorite at overseas books and online betting platforms. And while the Real Clear Politics (RCP) […]

Chicago Cubs Win World Series, Sports Betting Wins Public Support

The Chicago Cubs have won the World Series for the first time in 108 years. After waiting nearly 40,000 days, it took all seven games of the series, plus one additional extra inning. “It happened. It happened. Chicago, it happened,” first baseman Anthony Rizzo said following the final out. “We […]

DFS Merger “Imminent,” as DraftKings and FanDuel Prepare to Unite

A DFS merger between DraftKings and FanDuel is in the works, and the contract talks are reportedly close to being finalized. ESPN first broke the story that the two leading daily fantasy sports operators were negotiating to unite their two companies and take control of upwards of 90 percent of […]

Las Vegas NBA Basketball a Slam Dunk in MGM CEO Jim Murren’s Eyes

Las Vegas NBA basketball might be coming to the Strip. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is in the process of accommodating Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ wishes to relocate the NFL franchise to Sin City. And now MGM CEO Jim Murren says his company’s T-Mobile Arena is on the prowl for an […]

World Series Poised to Set Betting Records in Las Vegas

The World Series between the Chicago Clubs and Cleveland Indians throws its first pitch tonight at Progressive Field just steps from where LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will tipoff their season as NBA defending champs. Together, it’s been 174 seasons of baseball since the Cubs or Indians have won […]

NFL Television Ratings Addressed at Owners Meeting

NFL television ratings are down 11 percent through the first six weeks of the regular season, and Commissioner Roger Goodell is finally addressing concerns of both owners, broadcast networks, and advertisers. Goodell met with the league’s 32 owners in Houston this week for the Fall League Meeting. The two-day event […]

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Signs Vegas NFL Stadium Bill

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) officially made $750 million in public capital available to the proposed $1.9 billion Las Vegas NFL football stadium project this week by signing Senate and Assembly Bill 1. The legislation raises the Clark County hotel occupancy tax from 12 percent to 13.38 percent. Of the […]

Steve Wynn and Jim Murren Join Sheldon Adelson in NFL Stadium Effort

Steve Wynn, the founder and CEO of the resort company that bares his name, and MGM CEO Jim Murren, are expressing their public support for Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s attempts at bringing professional football to the Strip. The move is surprising to some who were under the impression […]

NFL Television Ratings Down in 2016 Thanks to Presidential Election

NFL television ratings in 2016 are 10 percent lower through the first four weeks of the season compared to a year ago. That’s startling news to networks that have invested heavily in obtaining broadcast rights to NFL games. The NFL is the most-watched professional sport in America, and channels like […]

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Now Favors Legalized Sports Betting

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dragged his pivot foot, but won’t be called for traveling when it comes to his stance on sports betting. During the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Global Gaming Expo last week, Stern said his position on sports betting has evolved since he left the National Basketball […]

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 […]