Business and Commerce

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 […]

US Sports Integrity is pushing for only official sports data to be used in any regulated sports betting jurisdictions in the United States. (Image: Gracenote)

‘US Sports Integrity’ Data Policy Website Supported by MLB and PGA

Without information on scores and statistics, it would be impossible for anyone to bet on sports. And according to a new website called US Sports Integrity, bettors should be settling for nothing less than official data that is sanctioned by the leagues themselves. The website is the creation of Genius […]

UK Gambling Commission Recommends £30 FOBT Betting Limits

Bookmakers in the United Kingdom have reason to be cautiously optimistic, as the UK Gambling Commission has issued a mild recommendation when it comes to the future of FOBT betting limits. Fixed-odds betting terminals – better known as FOBTs – are a controversial part of the UK gambling industry. Located […]

State Senator John Bonacic has introduced legislation in New York that would legalize sports betting at four casinos if the Supreme Court overturns PASPA. (Image: New York State Senate)

New York Is Latest State to Jump on Legal Sports Betting Bandwagon

The number of states considering legalized sports betting continue to increase, with New York becoming the latest to see a bill regulating the practice appear in its legislature. The legislation, known as Senate Bill S7900, was introduced by New York State Sen. John Bonacic (R-Mount Hope). As in other states, […]

GVC CEO Kenneth Alexander says that Crystalbet will give his company a strong position in the regulated Georgian sports betting market. (Image: David Rose)

GVC Purchasing Crystalbet to Increase Emphasis on Regulated Markets

GVC Holdings has announced that it is purchasing Georgian online gambling firm Crystalbet as part of the company’s new strategy that will focus on regulated markets. GVC is buying a 51 percent stake now for €41 million ($50.9 million), which will give the company the controlling interest in Crystalbet. The […]

The Bruins have acquired forward Rick Nash in the hopes of bolstering their chances of winning a Stanley Cup this season. (Image: James P. McCoy/Buffalo News)

Boston Bruins Acquire Rick Nash in Trade to Improve Stanley Cup Chances

The Boston Bruins have traded for All-Star forward Rich Nash in an effort to solidify their roster before the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Bruins acquired Nash in a multiplayer trade with the New York Rangers. In exchange for 33-year-old Nash, the Rangers will receive defenseman Ryan Lindgren, forwards Matt Beleskey […]