Gambling Industry

Poker pro Cory Zeidman faces fraud and conspiracy charges related to an alleged sports betting scheme. (Image: Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Poker)

Poker Pro Cory Zeidman Faces Fraud Charges for Sports Betting Scheme

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Cory Zeidman faces federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, in relation to a sports betting operation that took more than $25 million from alleged victims of the scam. Police arrested Zeidman on Wednesday, […]

This 2-year-old colt set numerous records when he brought $3.55 million in auction Tuesday in Maryland. (Image: Fasig-Tipton Photo)

Colt Sells for Record $3.55 Million at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

A colt from the late sire Bernardini shattered several records on Tuesday when he brought $3.55 million at the 2022 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale at Timonium, Maryland. The colt, a product of Bernardini out of the Medaglia d’Oro mare G Note, went to Gary Young, the respected West […]

Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics defends Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Heat/Celtics Game 3 Scoring Prop Bets: Tatum, Brown, Butler, Herro

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics has plenty of individual player scoring prop bets including over/under on made 3-pointers. We targeted 3-pointers totals for Grant Williams and Tyler Herro, and scoring prop bets for Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Jimmy Butler. The […]

Kenny Atkinson on the sidelines of a Brooklyn Nets game during his last stint as a head coach in 2020. (Image: Michael Reaves/Getty)

Kenny Atkinson, Terry Stotts Interview for Lakers Gig

The Los Angeles Lakers continued their search of a head coach and interviewed Kenny Atkinson and Terry Stotts. Atkinson is currently an assistant coach under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors, and the Lakers were granted the opportunity to interview Atkinson. Fellow assistant coach — Mike Brown — was […]

Santi Mina is playing for Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga. (Image: football-espana.com)
Santi Mina

Celta Striker Santi Mina to Appeal 4-Year Sentence for Sexual Assault

Celta Vigo’s Santi Mina has been sentenced to four years in jail after being found guilty of sexual assault. The Provincial Court of Almeria announced the verdict on Wednesday. Mina has the right to appeal the sentence at the Spanish Supreme Court. Following the verdict, Celta suspended Mina from its […]

Champion 3-Year-Old Malathaat and John Velazquez made her 2022 debut with this resounding victory in the Grade 3 Doubledogdare at Keeneland. That was one of the highlights of a record Spring Meet at Keeneland. (Image: Keeneland/Coady Photography)

Keeneland Brings Home Record Spring Meet Handle Across the Board

Keeneland enjoyed its third consecutive year of record Spring Meet handle, bringing in an all-sources handle of $219,284,979 for its just-concluded Spring Meet. That handle was the largest total in the Kentucky track’s history. The more than $219 million from the 15-day meet that ended Friday represented a 33.16% increase […]

The slabs seen here from PSA and SGC are among the most popular services in the hobby. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

Card Collectors Corner: A Primer on Sports Card Grading

One of the most common questions I get from relatively novice collectors who visit my store, Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop, is about where and how to get their cards graded. Given the popularity of “slabs,” the term those in the hobby use for graded cards, and the boost in […]

Embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert may face a two-year ban from racing in New York if a hearing officer's ruling is upheld. (Image: Susie Raisher/NYRA)

NYRA Hearing Officer Recommends Two-Year Ban for Bob Baffert

Retired Justice O. Peter Sherwood, who presided over the January hearing pitting Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert against the New York Racing Association issued a report recommending Baffert be banned from NYRA tracks for two years. That 54-page report was issued to the media on Wednesday. In it, Sherwood […]

Nevada horseplayers can once again partake in the full wagering menu of Churchill Downs races like the Kentucky Oaks. An agreement between Churchill Downs and Nevada racebooks opened the betting windows for that state's bettors after a three-year impasse. (Image: Churchill Downs/Coady Photography)

Nevada Racebooks, Churchill Downs Inc. Reach Agreement

The three-year conflict between Churchill Downs Inc. and Nevada racebooks finally ended Tuesday when the two formerly bickering entities signed a contract that will allow Nevada horseplayers access to the entire Kentucky Derby wagering menu this year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the deal between the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association […]

Minnesota's Canterbury Park introduced a 10% takeout Pick 4 that offers the lowest takeout in North American racing. (Image: Canterbury Park)

Canterbury Park Wants You to Take In This Low Takeout Pick 4

Canterbury Park announced it will add a “Post Time Pick 4” wager that features the lowest takeout of any North American track – 10%. To put this into perspective, the average takeout on a multi-race wager is 22%, according to TwinSpires. That means 22 cents out of every dollar bet […]

Hot Rod Charlie and Flavien Prat (L) were disqualified from last year's Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. Prat later said New Jersey's no-crop rule was partially to blame for the colt's interference and Mandaloun's victory. (Image: Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)

Commissioners Rescind Monmouth Park’s Restrictive No-Crop Rule

The New Jersey Racing Commission (NJRC) rescinded Monmouth Park’s draconian no-crop rule that was implemented for the 2021 racing season. The NJRC rescinded the rule in favor of the less-stringent House Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) guidelines. Those guidelines, called “house rules” in New Jersey, allow jockeys six strikes per […]

NBC's streaming service, Peacock, will join its parent in airing all three Triple Crown races and their pre-race shows. (Image: NBC)

NBC Expands Triple Crown Coverage, Brings Peacock in to Live Stream

NBC expanded its Triple Crown portfolio to the streaming world, announcing that its Peacock service will live stream all three Triple Crown races. This marks a first for the streaming service, which will supplement – not replace – NBC’s Triple Crown coverage. It also brings horse racing back to Peacock, […]

War of Will just completed his first year at stud last year. Claiborne Farm signed a NIL agreement to promote the stallion with University of Kentucky quarterback Will Levis. (Image: Claiborne Farm)

New NIL Agreement Merges Kentucky QB Levis With War of Will

Taking the NIL landscape from the green turf of the football field and merging it with the bluegrass of Kentucky’s horse country, Claiborne Farm signed a NIL (name, image, likeness) partnership with University of Kentucky quarterback Will Levis. The unique NIL partnership will pair Levis with War of Will, Claiborne […]

For its third US race, F1 is going to Las Vegas. The racing series is breaking with its Sunday race tradition and Saturday night (Image: Formula 1)

F1 Adds November Las Vegas Race as US Popularity Soars

F1 announced Las Vegas as its latest venue. The new race will debut in November 2023. Vegas will be its third US race location, tapping into F1’s growing US fanbase. For many years, professional sports avoided Las Vegas, fearing the prevalence of gambling might mar their integrity. But with the […]

Medina Spirit warming up before his final race: the 2021 Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar. The Bob Baffert trainee died in December, nearly five months before Baffert lost a final legal appeal to stay his 90-day suspension. (Image: Anne M. Eberhardt)

Baffert’s 90-Day Suspension Starts Monday After Latest Court Setback

One of embattled trainer Bob Baffert’s last legal Hail Marys was swatted aside Friday when the Kentucky Court of Appeals denied his motion for an emergency stay of his 90-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. According to the Thoroughbred Daily News, which first reported the story, that means […]

Kentucky horseplayers betting on horses like John Battaglia Memorial winner Tiz the Bomb will benefit from a bill reducing breakage to a penny. The bill HB 607, passed the Kentucky State Senate this week and is expected to be signed by Gov. Andy Beshear. (Image: Coady Photography)

Bettors Cash a Long-Awaited Ticket as Kentucky Eliminates Breakage

It went by Kentucky HB 607, an innocuous name for a bill that could put millions of dollars into horseplayers’ wallets after its Tuesday passage in the Kentucky State Senate. That bill, which heads back to the House for concurrence after sailing through the state senate 33-1, virtually eliminates breakage. […]

Saint Peter's guard Doug Edert (25) celebrates another win with his teammates against Purdue in the Sweet 16. (Image: AP)
March Madness

NJ Gamblers Cannot Bet on Epic Cinderella Run by Saint Peter’s

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks, a small Catholic school from Jersey City representing the MAAC, embarked on a sensational run in the 2022 March Madness tournament. Saint Peter’s upset #2 Kentucky, #7 Murray State, and #3 Purdue to become the first #15 seed to secure a spot in the Elite 8. […]