Ed Scimia

Ed Scimia

Sports Writer  |  BETHEL, CT

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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 coach of the Yale University curling team.

Liverpool faces Chelsea in an early clash between two Premier League favorites on Sunday. (Image: Clive Mason/Getty)

Premier League Weekend: Liverpool Heads to Chelsea for Early Season Showdown

Two of the Premier League’s favorites will face off at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as Chelsea plays host to defending champion Liverpool in an early test for both contenders. Chelsea comes into the match as a +220 underdog to Liverpool (+116), according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Chelsea, Liverpool Aiming for Premier […]

Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (pictured) takes on Colby Covington in the main event of UFC Fight Night 178. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa)

Covington Heavily Favored Over Slumping Woodley at UFC Fight Night 178

Two former welterweight champions will square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night 178 on Saturday in Las Vegas as Colby Covington takes on Tyron Woodley in a fight that once could have headlined a pay-per-view card. Covington (15-2) once held the interim UFC welterweight title while Woodley […]

The NCAA basketball season can begin on Nov. 25, following a Wednesday vote by the NCAA Division I Council. (Image: Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports)

NCAA Basketball Sets Nov. 25 Start Date for 2020-21 Season

The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to allow men’s and women’s college basketball teams to begin playing games on Nov. 25 in what officials are calling a “grand compromise.” The ruling allows schools to begin holding practices on Oct. 14, but teams can’t hold exhibitions or scrimmages before Nov. […]

The Phoenix Mercury advanced to the second round of the WNBA playoffs thanks to a buzzer beater by Shey Peddy (right) on Tuesday. (Image: Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)

WNBA Playoffs: Minnesota, Los Angeles Favored in Second-Round Elimination Games

Four teams will compete in single-elimination matchups in the WNBA playoffs on Thursday night, with the winners advancing to face the league’s top teams in the best-of-five semifinals. The Minnesota Lynx will take on the Phoenix Mercury in the first game, while the Los Angeles Sparks battle the Connecticut Sun […]

The Los Angeles Dodgers clinched a playoff spot on Wednesday, becoming the first MLB team to do so in the shortened 2020 season. (Image: Sean M. Haffey/Getty)

LA Dodgers First MLB Team to Clinch Playoff Berth

When Major League Baseball expanded the 2020 playoffs to eight teams per league, it provided a cushion that protected baseball’s best teams from the variance of a shortened 60-game season. The Los Angeles Dodgers went out and proved they didn’t need any extra help. The Dodgers beat the San Diego […]

The New York Giants are making DraftKings their official sports betting and daily fantasy sports partner. (Image: Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports)

DraftKings Adds Another Betting Partner, Signs Exclusive Deal with New York Giants

DraftKings continued a busy week of deal-making on Wednesday, as the company announced a sports betting partnership with the New York Giants. Under the agreement, DraftKings becomes the official sports betting and daily fantasy sports partner of the Giants. DraftKings Expanding Pro Sports Presence The announcement comes just two days […]

Major League Baseball announced that it will hold its postseason in a series of bubble environments, beginning with the Division Series matchups in each league. (Image: MLB.com)

MLB Unveils Plans for Neutral-Site Playoff Bubbles, Arlington World Series

Major League Baseball will switch to a bubble solution for the final three rounds of its postseason under a plan the league announced on Tuesday. Higher-seeded teams will host the best-of-three, first round of the 2020 playoffs, known as the Wild-Card Series. Leagues Swapping Ballparks for Postseason Eight teams in […]

New Jersey sportsbooks set a new monthly high for betting handle in the United States during August. (Image: Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

New Jersey Sportsbooks Set National Revenue Record with $66.7M August Haul

New Jersey sportsbooks took advantage of a loaded August schedule by collecting $667.9 million in bets during the month, setting a new all-time high for any state with legalized sports betting. Nevada set the previous record last November when its sportsbooks took $614.1 million in bets. New Jersey set its […]

Michelle Waterson (left) earned a split decision win over Angela Hill (right) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 177 on Saturday. (Image: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa/Getty)

MMA Notebook: Waterson Wins by Split Decision, Archuleta Hands Mix First Loss

Michelle Waterson did just enough to win against Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 177 on Saturday, earning a come-from-behind split-decision victory in the women’s strawweight main event. Waterson won by a 48-47, 49-46, 47-48 decision after all three judges gave Hill the first round. Waterson Overcomes Slow Start Two […]

ESPN extended its partnership with Caesars, which already included a studio at the LINQ in Las Vegas. (Image: Al Powers/ESPN)(Photo by Al Powers / ESPN Images)

ESPN Inks Deals with Caesars, DraftKings to Bolster Sports Betting Credentials

ESPN announced Monday that it reached separate, co-exclusive deals with Caesars Entertainment and DraftKings, both of which are designed to expand the sports media giant’s exposure to the sports betting industry. Under the agreements, Caesars will become ESPN’s exclusive odds partner while DraftKings becomes its exclusive daily fantasy sports provider. […]

The Dallas Wings and Washington Mystics are tied for the final WNBA playoff spot with two games to play. (Image: Ned Dishman/NBAE/Getty)

WNBA Playoff Scenarios: Three Teams Fighting for Final Postseason Spot

The Dallas Wings, Washington Mystics, and Atlanta Dream are all in contention for the eighth and final seed in the WNBA playoffs with just three days remaining in the regular season. The WNBA regular season wraps up on Sunday with three games the league rescheduled after players sat out in […]