Gambling

Oklahoma scored early and often against Missouri State two weeks ago, and should do the same against Kansas State on Saturday. (Image: Tulsa World)

One Bet, $100: Oklahoma Should Dominate Decimated Kansas State

The biggest question in the Kansas State vs. Oklahoma game is whether the Wildcats will have enough players to field a team. A full-strength Kansas State squad would have problems with No. 3 Oklahoma, so one that’s been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will definitely struggle in Norman, Oklahoma. […]

Caesars Entertainment already owns 20 percent of William Hill US, but Apollo may have more cash. (Image: Robert Alexander/Getty)

Both Apollo and Caesars Revealed as Potential William Hill Buyers

Apollo Management International and Caesars Entertainment are each courting William Hill. William Hill has received proposals from both companies in what could be the first steps of a takeover. Shares of the sportsbook soared more than 40% on the news. On Friday, William Hill issued a statement confirming it received […]

Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings scampers for a first down against the Detroit Lions in 2019. (Image: Dustin Dakota/Getty)

Quickie Betting Rundown: 10 NFL Teams Seek First W in Week 3

Without any exhibition games during training camp, Week 1 had a preseason vibe throughout the league. In Week 2, the league experienced one of the worst waves of injuries in more than two decades when several high-profile players were carried off the field. On Sunday, 10 winless NFL teams will […]

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SPACs: How to Own a Sports Team Without Being a Billionaire

Steve Cohen needed $2.45 billion to buy the NY Mets. But with a SPAC, you don’t need to be a billionaire to own a professional sports team. Special purpose acquisition companies are a hot stock market trend, and they offer individuals an opportunity to own everything from a European football […]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death at 87 last week made her the fourth-oldest Supreme Court Justice in American history. It also ignited what promises to be a brutal fight to replace her on the bench less than two months from the presidential election. (Image: US Supreme Court)

Supreme Court Betting: Amy Coney Barrett Heavy Favorite to Succeed RBG

It’s highly unlikely that Amy Coney Barrett will ever earn an affectionate three-letter-moniker like the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s “RBG,” but it’s very likely that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Justice will replace Ginsberg on the US Supreme Court. Even as the country mourns Ginsburg and her civil rights […]

Steve Asmussen became only the second trainer to win 9,000 career races. (Image: Dustin Orona/Remington Park)

Hall of Fame Trainer Asmussen Wins 9,000th Race, Top Spot In Sight

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen won his 9,000th race last weekend at Remington Park, becoming only the second trainer in history breathing that rarefied air. But illustrating how fluid these things are, and how prolific Asmussen is, by the end of the weekend, he sat on 9,004 victories. Troy […]

Standout sprinter Volatile retired Monday after a leg injury. His July victory here in the Grade 1 Vanderbilt marked his sixth and final race. (Image: Erica Miller)
Volatile

Star Sprinter Volatile Retires to Stud After Breaking Bone

Volatile, the standout sprinter who set records on numerous tracks, broke a bone in his leg Monday and immediately retired from racing. Considered the top sprinter in America, Volatile suffered a hairline fracture of his right front cannon bone. The injury, while not life-threatening, ends Volatile’s dynamic racing career and […]

Caesars already owns 20% of William Hill US.

Activist Hedge Fund Investor Could Push for William Hill Sale

The hedge fund HG Vora now owns a 5.1% stake in the sportsbook William Hill. The fund’s manager, Parag Vora, has a history of instigating gaming sector deals and, as a result, William Hill could be in play. The hedge fund’s $149 million William Hill investment was disclosed in a […]

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets defends LeBron James of the LA Lakers in Denver. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

West Finals: Top-Seeded LA Lakers Meet Never-Die Denver Nuggets

Ready for Jokic and Murray versus LeBron and AD? The #3 Denver Nuggets rallied from down 3-1 to win both their playoff series in order to advance to the Western Conference Finals where they’ll face the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers barely broke a sweat in the postseason. After […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Louisiana-Lafayette shocked Iowa State, 31-14, one of three upsets the Big 12 suffered in Week 2 of the college football season. (Image: Getty)


College Football Betting Recap: Big 12 Flounders in Week 2

The Big 12 was one of two Power 5 Conferences in action on Saturday, but Kansas, Kansas State, and Iowa State might have wished for a postponement in Week 2 of the college football season. All three of those teams were upset by far inferior squads. Kansas State and Iowa […]

Keeneland played host to the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time in 2015. It gets the 2022 Breeders' Cup along with this year's event Oct. 6-7. (Image: John Snell/Team Coyle)

Keeneland Gets 2022 Consolation After Breeders’ Cup Goes Fan-Free

The Breeders’ Cup became the latest major racing event going spectator-free, announcing it will go without fans for its upcoming event, Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland in Lexington, KY. At the same time, the Breeders’ Cup announced Keeneland will play host to the 2022 event. This means that all four major […]

Quarterback Kirk Cousins will lead the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in both team’s opener. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Minnesota Will Expose Green Bay’s Flaws

Geen Bay had more offseason turmoil, and in their season opener against Minnesota presents far more instability than gamblers should be comfortable with accepting. That is why with my NFL Week 1 One Bet, $100 I am taking Minnesota against Green Bay, and giving away the 2.5 points. The line […]

Twenty years after the release of NSYNC's No Strings attached, Justin Timberlake (center) joins new group focused on bringing MLB to Nashville (Image: Time Roney/Getty)

Justin Timberlake Joins Group Luring MLB Team to Nashville

Justin Timberlake is joining a high-profile group, trying to score a MLB team for Nashville. Timberlake, a Grammy Award winner and Memphis Grizzlies minority owner, is a pitch-perfect addition to the Music City Baseball investment group. Timberlake, a Memphis native, is excited by the prospect of a Nashville MLB team. […]

The big board at the sports book at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. (Image: AP)

Gotta Get Unstuck Games: Week 1 SNF and MNF Doubleheader

Welcome to Gotta Get Unstuck, which will be your guide to the last games on the weekly NFL schedule. The NFL celebrates Week 1 with a rare doubleheader of Monday Night Football (MNF) games. Toss in the usual Sunday Night Football (SNF) festivities, and you have three games at the […]

Midnight Bisou's stellar career is dotted with victories, such as this one in the 2019 Grade 1 Ogden Phipps. She is one of four champion mares headed for Fasig-Tipton's November Sale. (Image: Joe Labozzetta/NYRA)

Midnight Bisou, Monomoy Girl Headline Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale

Four of the greatest distaff horses of the last five years go on the auction block this November when the owners of Monomoy Girl, Midnight Bisou, Uni, and Rushing Fall put their prize mares up for sale at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Held at Keeneland on Nov. 8, Fasig-Tipton’s November […]

The University of Colorado signed a five-year partnership with sports betting operator PointsBet, the first for a Power 5 conference school. (Image: Cliff Grassmick/Boulder Daily Camera)(photo by Cliff Grassmick/Staff Photographer)

University of Colorado Signs Five-Year Sponsorship Deal with PointsBet

The University of Colorado has entered into a five-year partnership with online sports betting operator PointsBet, marking one of the first deals between a major college athletics department and a gambling firm. Under the agreement, PointsBet will display signage at Colorado’s football stadium and basketball arena, and will place ads […]

Flavien Prat's closing-day victory aboard juvenile Dr. Schivel in the Del Mar Futurity gave the rider the Del Mar jockey title. The San Diego-area track boosted its handle 8% despite no fans and fewer race dates. (Image: Benoit Photography)

Del Mar Defies the Odds with Increased Handle, Decreased Racing Days

Del Mar’s 2020 summer meet ran with 25% fewer racing days than there were in 2019, and without spectators. Even so, the seaside San Diego-area track increased its betting handle 8% from last year. Race-starved Californians combined with action-hungry bettors outside the state to boost the track’s handle to $466.68. […]