Gambling Industry

Phil Mickelson tees off at the iconic 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. (Image: AP)

DraftKings Plans Sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale

DraftKings plans to develop the first-of-its-kind retail sportsbook at TPC Scottsdale in conjunction with the PGA Tour, pending the signing of a bill that would legalize sports betting in Arizona. As OG News reported on Tuesday, the legislation is one of the most ambitious bills in the nation, allowing wagers […]

Tiz the Law's 2020 Belmont Stakes victory came in front of empty stands at Belmont Park. NYRA has the go-ahead to sell tickets at 20% capacity to the Belmont Stakes and the rest of its Spring Meet. (Image: AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Cuomo Green-Lights Fans at NYRA Racetracks Starting April 23

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo caught the New York Racing Association by surprise on Wednesday when he announced fans could return to the state’s racetracks as early as April 23. That’s one day after Belmont Park’s Spring Meet opens. According to Cuomo’s edict, attendance at the three NYRA tracks, Belmont […]

The Arizona Senate easily passed a retail and online sports betting bill on Monday evening, leaving only the governor's signature to make wagers legal in the state this year. (Image: KNAU)

Legal Arizona Sports Betting Should Happen by Football Season

Legislation that would permit online and brick-and-mortar sports betting passed the Arizona Senate on Monday, paving the way for legal wagers in the state by the fall, pending the governor’s signature. Arizona legislators moved the companion bills Senate Bill 1797 and House Bill 2772 through their chambers, with the House […]

When I opened Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop to the public on April 6 I had it stocked with plenty of vintage wax, a mix of new sealed product and singles of plenty of Alabama, Auburn, Braves players' singles. (Image: Johnny Kampis)

Opening a Card Shop Part 4: Opening Day for Cullman Sportscards

It took me several days to even start this column. Why? Because after I opened Cullman Sportscards & Fun Shop last week I became so overwhelmed by customers that I barely had time to breathe, much less write. The response shows the pent-up demand for a collectibles shop in my […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a fiscal year 2022 budget on Tuesday that includes a plan for online sports betting. (Image: Vanity Fair)

New York Announces Plan to Legalize Online Sports Betting

New York announced its budget for fiscal year 2022 on Tuesday, and it includes legal online sports betting. The Empire State’s plan will be more restrictive than most, however, as the state will control the action rather than allow private casinos to run the games. State will control online sports […]

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prevailed over state legislators on a mobile sports wagering bill. Horse racing tracks, arenas, stadiums and other non-casino venues were not included in the agreement, part of a state budget bill. (Image: Al Bello/Getty)

New York Mobile Sports Wagering Coming, Horse Racing Not Going Along

A bid to include horse racing in New York’s mobile sports wagering law didn’t make it into the final draft agreed upon by state legislators and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The mobile sports wagering agreement, which will become part of a state budget plan, allows online wagering on college […]

PSA will temporarily stop accepting submissions for all of its lower-tiered grading levels to help it clear its enormous backlog. (Image: Linked In)

PSA Suspends Most Grading Services Due to Overwhelming Demand

Facing a seemingly insurmountable backlog of cards to grade, Professional Sports Authenticators announced on Tuesday it will suspend all but its two highest-tiered grading services. PSA President Steve Sloan said in a post on the company’s website that the company will temporarily stop taking submissions at its value, regular, and […]

A sports betting bill sailed through the Wyoming Senate this month, and now awaits the governor's signature before becoming law. (Image: Wyoming Capitol Square Project)

Legalized Wyoming Sports Betting Now Likely After Senate OKs Bill

Sports betting in Wyoming now has a clear path to legalization after the state Senate handily passed a bill establishing parameters for wagers in the state. On Monday, the Senate passed House Bill 133 by a 24-5 vote with one abstention after only minor revisions to the legislation. The bill […]

A Wyoming Senate committee passed a sports betting bill on to the full Senate after the legislation narrowly made it through the state House. (Image: SweetWaterNow)

Wyoming Sports Betting Bill Passes Senate Committee Vote

An online sports betting bill cleared another hurdle in the Wyoming Legislature on Thursday, passing a first vote in the Senate. After a contentious hearing, House Bill 133 passed a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee by a 4-1 margin. The Cheyenne Post noted the legislation must still clear two […]

Arrogate's record victory in the 2016 Travers Stakes was Fox Sports' first telecast of that iconic race. Along with purchasing an equity stake in ADW NYRA Bets, Fox Sports signed an extension to television NYRA races through 2030. (Image: Jesse Caris/Caris Photography)

Fox Sports Buys Share of NYRA Bets, Extends NY Race Coverage to 2030

Fox Sports and the New York Racing Association unveiled an expanded partnership agreement Thursday that extends the regional sports network’s television rights for NYRA races through 2030. The agreement opens up options for a Fox Sports subsidiary to purchase a 25% stake in NYRA Bets, the association’s advance deposit wagering […]

The North Dakota Senate rejected a House resolution that would have allowed state residents to vote to legalize sports betting in 2022. (Image: Fargo Forum)

North Dakota Lawmakers Refuse to Allow Residents a Vote on Sports Betting

North Dakota lawmakers killed a bill on Monday that could have paved the way for sports betting in the state. Although House Resolution 3032 would have allowed a referendum on the issue, senators voted it down anyway. North Dakota sports betting bill handily passed the House The legislation sailed through […]

Swiss Skydiver (4) passing Authentic in deep stretch provided a memorable 2020 Preakness -- that no fans watched live due to COVID. Pimlico announced Tuesday it will sell 10,000 tickets to the 146th Preakness May 15 at Pimlico. (Image: Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

Preakness Gets Some of Its Fans Back, Pimlico Opens Doors for 10,000

The Maryland Jockey Club announced Tuesday it will allow 10,000 fans into the 2021 Preakness Stakes when that second jewel of the Triple Crowns runs on Saturday, May 15 at Pimlico Race Course. This decision came after The Stronach Group officials met with Baltimore-area and Maryland state health officials, who […]

Topps announced via Twitter the return of Mickey Mantle cards to its products, but did not provide detailed information. (Image: Twitter)

Topps Will Produce New Mickey Mantle Cards

Topps announced Monday the return of Mickey Mantle cards to its products, but what form they will take is still anyone’s guess. The stalwart trading card company, which now holds the exclusive license to use Major League Baseball team names and logos, tweeted a video showing pictures of some of […]

Del Mar likely will open 2021 like it opened 2020 here -- without fans in the stands. But the San Diego-area seaside track plans to sell tickets for its 2021 summer meet. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Del Mar Officials Plan for Fans at 2021 Summer Meet

Del Mar officials announced Tuesday they will allow a limited number of fans into the seaside track when its summer meet opens in mid-July. Track officials didn’t specify an allotted number of tickets it plans to sell when its 82nd summer meet opens on Friday, July 16. Nor did it […]