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Disgruntled NBA Free Agents: Why So Much Discontent?

“We sucked. Nobody was interested in playing.” Those were post-game words from Anthony Davis in February, after his New Orleans Pelicans were crushed 118-88 by the Orlando Magic. Nevermind that Davis produced a grand total of 3 points in just 21 minutes of floor time. These words of frustration came […]

New Jersey’s May Sports Betting Handle Evades Seasonal Slump

New Jersey’s May Sports Betting Handle Evades Seasonal Slump

New Jersey’s May sports betting handle of $318,940,677 is a seasonally strong number. Primarily driven by its online sportsbooks, New Jersey’s May sports betting handle was up 1.7 percent over April. Even more encouraging was May’s performance when compared to March. May’s handle was 14.5 percent lower than March’s. But […]

LaVar Ball, father of former LA Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, did not hide his discontent for the Lakers. (Image: Getty)

LaVar Ball: “Lakers Will Never Win Another Championship”

LaVar Ball, the outspoken father of Lonzo Ball and his hoops wunderkind siblings, told reporters that the Lakers will regret trading his son in a package deal to the New Orleans Pelicans for Anthony Davis and that the Lakers “will never win another championship”. The Lakers shipped out Ball, Brandon […]

President Donald Trump was a 1/3 favorite to win reelection eight months ago, but has seen the odds move to even money. (Image: AFP)

Trump Re-Election Odds Slipping, Biden Favored to be Dem Nominee

The once large lead of President Donald Trump to win re-election in 2020 is quickly shrinking, as the competition between him and Democrat contenders tightens. Trump, though remains confident he will win another term with voters. Polls and oddsmakers are shedding doubt on the President’s bravado. A recent Quinnipiac University […]

New Hampshire legislators have approved a bill to legalize retail and mobile sports betting in the state, with Gov. Chris Sununu expected to sign the measure. (Image: Leslie Barbaro/Philadelphia Inquirer)

New Hampshire Legislature Approves Bill to Legalize Sports Betting

The New Hampshire Legislature has voted to approve a bill that would legalize most forms of sports betting in the state, a move that continues the trend of expansion across the United States. While the bill must still be signed by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, the governor supports the measure, […]

Fifty years ago, in Super Bowl III, Joe Namath helped crystallize the myth of the underdog in American sports. (Image: New York Post)

The Underdog Illusion: Why Sports Fans Love Betting Longshots

The underdog Toronto Raptors will get two more chances this week to take out the champion Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. In the NHL, the St. Louis Blues get one last opportunity to take home their first Stanley Cup, after 52 years of frustration. But if these feelgood […]

Aerial view of historic Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Cal. (Image: Santa Anita)

Trouble in Paradise: Santa Anita Denies Request to Halt Racing

Santa Anita Park is refusing a request by state regulators to immediately end its current Thoroughbred meeting. The historic track located in suburban Los Angeles is currently experiencing an unprecedented number of equine fatalities during its winter/spring season – now totaling 29 since its Dec. 26 opening. The California Horse […]

James Holzhauer, with host Alex Trebek, after winning his 32nd consecutive match on Jeopardy! (Image: Sony Pictures Television)

Final Stats: James Holzhauer’s 32-Game Win Streak on Jeopardy!

During James Holzhauer’s 32-game winning streak on Jeopardy!, he posted insane final stats along the way earning over $2.4 million, and also set a record for the second-longest win streak in history behind Ken Jennings’ 74-game run in 2004. Overall, Holzhauer won $2,464,216 during his 33 appearances on Jeopardy! The […]

Horse racing getting a needed boost from newly passed gambling expansion in Illinois. ((Image: Arlington Park)

Happy Days Ahead for Illinois Horse Racing Thanks to Gambling Expansion Law

The once vibrant Illinois horse racing industry now could be on a path to restoration. The dramatic decline in business in recent decades, caused by other wide-ranging gambling availabilities within the state and in neighboring jurisdictions, is likely to be ending. At least that’s the hope after passage this weekend […]

Mike Tirico and Danica Patrick led NBC's pre-race coverage of the Indy 500. (Image: Forbes)

NBC Scores Come-From-Behind Victory with Indy 500 Coverage

NBC’s inaugural airing of the Indy 500 reversed a years-long ratings slump, fueling growth expectations for both IndyCar racing and motorsports betting. Starting in the pole position, Simon Pagenaud was one of the favorites going into the 103rd running of the Indy 500. NBC, however, was expected to have an […]