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Super Bowl Ratings Rebound Amid Record Sports Betting

Super Bowl 56’s ratings rebounded, up 16.5% over last year. Nielson reported 112.3 million watched the big game on NBC’s television and streaming platforms. Meanwhile, both Nevada and New Jersey reported record sports betting totals for the event. The Los Angeles Rams pulled out a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati […]

White Abarrio went from closing at 171/1 in the second Kentucky Derby Future Wager to opening at 8/1 in the third pool. That came as a result of this 4 1/2-length victory in last weekend's Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. (Image: Coglianese Photo)

White Abarrio Goes from Long Shot to KDFW Individual Co-Favorite

The third of five pools for the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) opens Friday at noon ET with the familiar “All Other 3-Year-Olds” – a.k.a. “the field” – as the 5/2 morning-line favorite. But it opened with a new co-individual favorite sharing that status with a familiar favorite. That newcomer […]

American skip John Shuster will attempt to lead the United States to back-to-back gold medals in Olympic men’s curling. (Image: John Sibley/Reuters)

Canada, Great Britain Lead Stacked Winter Olympics Men’s Curling Field

Four years ago in PyeongChang, John Shuster stunned the world by leading Team USA to its first ever gold medal in men’s curling. Now, Shuster’s team faces a tougher task in Beijing: attempting to defend its Olympic title against an event stronger field. Ten teams will begin playing in the […]

Tribhuvan captured last year's Grade 1 United Nations as the 17/10 favorite. That turf test is one of two Grade 1s and 10 graded stakes on Monmouth Park's 2022 stakes schedule. (Image: Nikki Sherman/EQUI-PHOTO)

Monmouth Park’s Stakes Slate Comes With Fixed Odds, Boosted Purses

Monmouth Park unveiled its 2022 stakes schedule Tuesday, headlined as always, by the $1.1 million Grade 1 Haskell Stakes. That marquee event for 3-year-olds coming out of the Triple Crown season is Saturday, July 23. The New Jersey track opens Saturday, May 7, the same day as the Kentucky Derby. […]

Mason Greenwood has been arrested on Sunday, after sensitive images and recordings were made public by his girlfriend on social media. (Image: Twitter/purelyfootball)

Man. United Star Mason Greenwood in Custody on Suspicion of Rape and Assault

Police have been granted additional time to question Manchester United’s attacker Mason Greenwood, who was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of rape and assault. The 20-year-old remains detained following a social media post from his girlfriend denouncing him. Greater Manchester police confirmed he will be questioned further. “Detectives have been […]

You can find good deals on sports cards on the Whatnot app, as long as you don't go too crazy with the bidding. (Image: Screenshot)

Tips for Buying Sports Cards on Whatnot

If you haven’t experienced the Whatnot app yet, let it best be described as collectible sales on steroids. The platform allows sellers to stream and host rapid-fire auctions (usually around 30 seconds each) in a number of categories such as video games, action figures, Funko Pops, and of course, sports […]

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MiLB News: Robots, Lawsuits, Payouts, and Groundbreaking Manager

As MLB’s lockout continues, MiLB is providing fans with more than enough baseball news. The good news from MiLB includes a surprise $600,000 payout and its first woman manager. The less-than-good news features its ongoing conflicts with MLB, including an antitrust lawsuit. And let’s not forget, robot umpires. MLB owners […]

Richard Duchossois was a decorated World War II vet and an accomplished businessman who remade Arlington Park into one of the country's most beautiful racetracks. He died Friday at 100. (Image: Matthew Bowie)

Horse Racing Icon, Businessman Richard Duchossois Dies at 100

Richard Duchossois, who went from decorated World War II hero to horse racing hero to millions of racing fans through his ownership of Arlington Park, died at his suburban Chicago home on Friday. He was 100. The businessman and philanthropist died four months after Arlington Park ran its last race. […]

Essential Quality (4) nipped Highly Motivated in last year's Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes. That race was one of three upgraded to Grade 1 status for 2022. (Image: Keeneland/Coady Photography)

Graded Stakes Race Shuffling Deals Winning, Losing Hands to Races

One of the key factors in horseplaying from a class standpoint — the grading of stakes races – underwent its yearly review when the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association unveiled its annual listing of US Graded and Listed Stakes races. The new grades encompass […]

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Wynn to Dump Sports Betting in Favor of Middle East Expansion

In a surprising turnaround, Wynn Resorts decided to sell its fledgling sports betting business, WynnBet. Instead, the casino company will work to introduce its core business to the Middle East. On Tuesday, Wynn signed a deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build a resort with a gaming area. […]

Medina Spirit takes it all in Derby week last April. The late Derby champion will get a steward's hearing with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission regarding his Derby win Feb. 7. (Image: Pat McDonogh/Courier-Journal)

Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby Hearing Scheduled for Feb. 7

During his testimony in the ongoing hearing regarding his eligibility to run at New York Racing Association tracks, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Thursday that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has scheduled a Feb. 7 hearing involving Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit. Baffert testified for three hours during the fourth day […]

Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela tries to block Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball, who would make NBA history as the youngest pro to notch a triple-double. (Image: Suzanne Greenberg)

North Carolina Sports Betting Bill Likely to See Debate in 2022

Lawmakers will probably turn their attention to a North Carolina sports betting bill this year that couldn’t cross the finish line in 2021. Rep. Jon Hardister, R-Gulliford, one of the sponsors of Senate Bill 688, said recently he believes the legislation has enough bipartisan support to pass the state’s Legislature. […]

Sports cards continue to enjoy a strong market, but some incidents this month put a stain on the industry. (Image: Shepherd Express)

Card Collectors Corner: Sports Cards’ No-Good, Terrible Month

Welcome to Card Collectors Corner, a new column about the trading card industry on Online Gambling. You may have previously read my series about the trials and tribulations of opening a new card store in Alabama last year. Now, I’ll be focusing on regular stories about the market. And what […]

Bob Baffert's suit to toss out a NYRA suspension hearing was thrown out Friday. His pre-suspension hearing from NYRA begins Monday. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Judge Tosses Baffert Suit Against NYRA, Suspension Hearing Forthcoming

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s lawsuit against the New York Racing Association was dismissed Friday, clearing the way for his pre-suspension hearing from the organization to go forward. Judge Carol Bagley Amon of the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York threw out Baffert’s attempt to […]

Pappacap leads the Kentucky Derby points list with 12. He comes into Saturday's Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds as the 8/5 morning-line favorite. (Image: Benoit Photo)

Derby Points Leader Pappacap Finds Epicenter in the Lecomte Stakes

The Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes gives you current Kentucky Derby points leader Pappacap. It gives you one of the most exciting 3-year-olds in the country, Epicenter. And it gives you recent alumni Triple Crown success. The 1 1/16-mile Lecomte also gives you Derby preps for the first time in three […]

New York online sports betting sites are off to a fast started, with generous promotions and playoff football boosting interest in the sportsbooks. (Image: Jim Davis/Boston Globe/Getty)

New York Online Sports Betting Kicks Off with $150 Million Weekend

When New York launched regulated online sports betting earlier this month, most observers predicted it would quickly grow into one of the largest markets in the United States. Early numbers from the first weekend of betting in the Empire State are bearing those predictions out. New York sportsbooks took in […]

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Gaming News: Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Buys Zynga

Microsoft has suddenly become the world’s third-largest gaming company behind Tencent Holdings and Sony following its announcement Tuesday that it acquired Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. The news came just as the gaming community was digesting Take-Two Interactive’s purchase of Zynga. Gaming is one of the few sectors to excel […]

Rookie quarterback Mac Jones will start for the New England Patriots in Week 1. (Image: Mike Stobe/Getty)

Mac Jones’ Rookie Card is the Most Submitted for PSA Grading

While the Buffalo Bills waxed the New England Patriots in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs, Mac Jones became the king of graded cards. PSA, the market leader in card grading, released a graphic showing the top-10 most submitted cards for December, and the Patriots quarterback made the list […]