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SBC will induct three new members into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame during Betting on Sports Week in September. (Image: SBC News)

Sports Betting Hall of Fame Names Three New Inductees

The Sports Betting Hall of Fame will see five new members this year, and three of those inductees have already been confirmed by Sports Betting Community (SBC), the organization that curates the body. The new members will be recognized and inducted during a ceremony at the National History Museum during […]

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy holds his slips after placing the first legal sports bets in the state at Monmouth Park on Thursday morning. (Image: Evan Grossman/NY Daily News)

New Jersey Begins Accepting First Legal Sports Bets

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy placed two $20 bets at Monmouth Park Racetrack on Thursday morning, officially marking the first legal sports bets taken in the state. The racetrack was one of two venues that started taking bets on Thursday, with the Borgata casino in Atlantic City opening a temporary […]

Dover Downs Casino has a race and sportsbook, but will now be offering single-game wagering on all sports in addition to their existing NFL parlay cards. (Image: Dover Downs Casino)

Sports Betting in Delaware Casinos to Begin on Tuesday

The race to see which state would be first to offer sports bets after the May Supreme Court ruling that overturned PASPA has been decided, with Delaware keeping true to its nickname. On Thursday, the state known as the First State announced that it will start accepting wagers on single-game outcomes […]

New Jersey Senator: Integrity Fees Amount to Extortion by Sports Leagues

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) took aim at professional sports leagues on Wednesday, penning a letter that said their demands for integrity fees in sports betting legislation is little more than “extortion.” “The Leagues fought with all of their resources to stop states from allowing their citizens to […]

The Borgata casino in Atlantic City could be ready to accept sports bets by the end of June. (Image:NJ.com)

States Racing to Accept Sports Bets After Supreme Court Decision

With the Supreme Court striking down a federal ban on sports betting, some states are scrambling to open sportsbooks in time for the 2018 NFL season, which starts in September. But New Jersey could be ready for this new form of gambling even before then. The American Gaming Association estimates […]

AGA Advocates for States to Control Future Sports Betting Regulation

The American Gaming Association outlined its support for sports betting regulation at the state level in a short letter sent to Congress on Tuesday. The letter, signed by AGA President and CEO Geoff Freeman and addressed to federal policymakers, provided insight on how the AGA wants to see the sports […]

Canada is lagging behind its American neighbors on sports betting regulations. (Courtesy: mdhorsemen.com)

Will Canadian Gaming Industry be Hurt by US Sports Betting Decision?

Canadians may still be able to play online poker, but as of this week, they now lag behind their neighbors when it comes to sports betting. And that could make it much tougher for Canada’s gaming industry to stay competitive. On Monday, the Supreme Court overturned a federal law that […]

Gambling News: FOBT Max Bets Slashed to £2 by UK Government

The debate over the future of fixed odds betting terminals in the United Kingdom appears to be over, with government officials determining that the maximum bet on all FOBT machines should be set at just £2 ($2.70). That’s a major departure from the current state of affairs. Right now, FOBT […]

Delaware Planning to Launch Sports Betting Through State Lottery in June

Delaware is hoping to be the first state to reap the benefits of the US Supreme Court’s recent repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. Delaware Gov. John Carney released a statement on Thursday announcing that the state plans to have a sports gambling program launched sometime in June. […]

Warriors Bets Already Paying Out at Casino Run by Rockets Owner

The Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets won’t play the first game of their Western Conference finals series until Monday night. But at one Las Vegas casino, bettors who picked the Warriors to win the conference are already getting paid. This isn’t a case of a sportsbook projecting confidence […]

Could William Hill Betting Windows be Coming to a Casino Near You? (Source: the racingbiz.com)

William Hill Spending Millions in Anticipation of US Sports Betting

The CEO of William Hill is betting that US lawmakers will soon open the door for legalized sports betting, and he has his company in a position to capitalize. In a conference call discussing the company’s earnings, Philip Bowcock revealed that William Hill has already spent “mid-to-high single-digit” millions of […]

Arsene Wenger Bids Farewell, but Who Will Succeed Him as Arsenal Boss?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looked out to the capacity crowd of more than 60,000 fans chanting, “There’s only one Arsene Wenger,” and smiled. His 22-year run as the Premier League soccer team’s head man was coming to an end, and he acknowledged the fan’s adulation in his final home game […]

Kwiff TV ad banned for offering non-existent odds on a Paris St Germain match. (Source: remezcla.com)

Kwiff Ad Banned From TV After Offering False Sports Betting Odds

As if winning on sports betting wasn’t challenging enough, it’s even tougher when the promised odds don’t actually exist. The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a TV ad by the mobile betting app Kwiff after the company misled consumers about the odds it was offering on a football […]

Stars Group to Acquire UK Sports Betting Giant Sky Bet for $4.7 Billion

The Stars Group announced that it has agreed to purchase Sky Betting and Gaming for $4.7 billion, a move that will create the world’s largest publicly traded online gambling company in the world and give Stars a larger presence in the sports betting world. SBG is currently owned by CVC […]