Gambling Industry

March Madness and Daily Fantasy Sports: A Feeding Pool for Sharks

  March Madness Selection Sunday is this weekend and the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship tips off a week from today on March 17. With no clear-cut favorite to win the tournament, excitement for this year’s Big Dance is exceptionally high. Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators […]

Daily Fantasy Stock Market Contests Coming to a Smartphone Near You

Daily fantasy stock market contests are soon to be a real thing, and it doesn’t take a law degree in gambling or finance to know that the impending offering will cause much controversy. Like daily fantasy sports (DFS) provided by industry leaders DraftKings and FanDuel, daily fantasy stock market contests […]

FIFA Presidential Election Scheduled for Friday, US Remains Quiet on Endorsement 

The special FIFA presidential election to elect Sepp Blatter’s replacement and become the head of football’s governing world body will be held this Friday at the Hallenstadion auditorium in Zurich, Switzerland. 209 member nations will come together for the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in the organization’s desperate attempt to restore order […]

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Resolution Passes State Gaming Oversight Committee

A Pennsylvania sports betting resolution passed through the state’s House Gaming Oversight Committee this week in nearly unanimous fashion, moving residents in the Keystone State closer to being permitted to legally bet on sporting events. Authored by State Rep. Nick Kotik (D-District 45), HR619 is a resolution that urges the […]

Soccer Superstar Neymar Jr. Fined for Unpaid Taxes in Brazil 

Neymar Jr. is one of the most famous athletes on the planet. With more than 21 million Twitter followers, he’s behind only LeBron James and fellow Brazilian soccer star Kaka in terms of social media fans. Predicted to eventually become the best competitor to ever play the game by fútbol […]

New England Patriots Favored to Win Super Bowl 50

The New England Patriots will win Super Bowl 50 if bettors in Las Vegas are correct. The defending NFL champions are favored for this Sunday’s matchup against the Denver Broncos and are expected to beat the NFC Champion regardless of whether it’s the Carolina Panthers or Arizona Cardinals. The Patriots […]

Tennis Match-Fixing Scandal Rocks Sport, Integrity Unit Discredits Claims

Suspicions of tennis match-fixing has long plagued the sport, but this week the BBC and BuzzFeed News are claiming they have obtained evidence to prove that corruption is widespread and rampant among the world’s fourth most popular sport. As reported back in July, a 2007 match between Martin Vassallo […]

DraftKings and FanDuel to Continue Operating in New York Following Ruling

DraftKings and FanDuel have obtained the much-needed lifeline they were seeking to remain existent in New York. On Monday, a panel of judges in the state’s Supreme Court Appellate Division ruled that the daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators will be allowed to continue offering contests to the general public as […]