Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia covers gaming industry matters related to sports betting, and is the author of seven books – including Catching Fish: Your Practical Guide to Beating $1/$2 No-Limit Texas Hold'em Games, Gambling Essentials: The Knowledge You Need to Play Popular Casino Games, and So Bad It’s Good: More than 50 Great Films for Your Bad Movie Night. Ed has previously covered chess for About.com, poker for CardsChat News, and is an assistant coach for the Yale curling team.

aniel Cormier (left) will attempt to defend his UFC heavyweight title in a rematch against Stipe Miocic (right) at UFC 241. (Image: Josh Hedges/Zuffa)

UFC 241: Daniel Cormier Defends Heavyweight Title vs. Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier will look to defend his heavyweight championship against the man that he initially took the title from last year, as he steps into the Octagon for a rematch with Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC 241. The Saturday bout will be Miocic’s first since being knocked […]

Sportsbooks opened for business at several Iowa casinos on Thursday, including the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Council Bluffs. (Image: Joe Shearer/World-Herald News Service)

Iowa Takes First Legal Bets as Sportsbooks Open for Business on Thursday

The first legal sports bets in Iowa were accepted on Thursday, just three months after legislation was passed to legalize sportsbooks in the Hawkeye State. Both retail and online betting began on Aug. 15, with bettors required to visit a physical location to register for mobile wagering. Tim Dwight Places […]

Conor McGregor was caught on video throwing a punch at a Dublin pub, possibly over a man’s refusal to try his brand of whiskey. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty)

Conor McGregor Caught on Video Punching Older Man in Irish Bar

TMZ Sports published a video on Thursday in which former UFC champion Conor McGregor can be seen punching a man in a Dublin bar. The video appears to depict an incident that was first reported in April by the Irish Mirror. Whiskey Dispute May Have Led to Punch In the […]

Celtic is out of Champions League qualifying after suffering a stunning home upset against Cluj. (Image: Kenny Ramsay/The Sun Glasgow)

Celtic, Porto Eliminated in Champions League Third Qualifying Round

Two former European champions were eliminated from the Champions League qualifying process on Tuesday, as Scottish giants Celtic and Portuguese side Porto were upset by lesser-known opposition in the third qualifying round of the competition. Celtic, which won the European Cup in the 1966-67 season and remains the only Scottish […]

Andy Murray made his singles return at the Cincinnati Masters event on Monday, but lost in straight sets to Richard Gasquet. (Image: AP)

Andy Murray Loses in Singles Comeback, Rules Out Playing at US Open

Andy Murray made his return to singles tennis on Monday, losing to Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. The return to singles came less than seven months after Murray underwent hip surgery in an effort to eliminate chronic pain that […]

Sportradar signed a multiyear partnership with the NFL that gives the company the exclusive right to distribute official league data to sports betting operators. (Image: Kirk Irwin/Getty)

NFL Partnering with Sportradar to Distribute Official League Data to Sportsbooks

 The NFL has taken a significant step towards supporting legalized sports betting, as the league has reached an agreement with Sportradar to distribute official league data to regulated sports betting operators both in the United States and abroad. The multiyear partnership will give Sportradar the exclusive right to distribute official […]

Defender Kean Bryan and Sheffield United will have their work cut out for them if they want to stay in the Premier League past this season. (Image: Jason Wilson/Sportimage)

Premier League Relegation Odds: Sheffield, Norwich Expected to Go Down

Heading into the 2019-2020 season, the English Premier League title race is expected to be a two-way battle between Manchester City and Liverpool, with teams like Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United battling for Champions League positions. But there could be just as much drama at the bottom of the […]