Technology

MLB hitter Bryce Harper argues a strike call with non-robot umpire

MLB Umps Blew 34,294 Calls Last Year. Would Robot Umpires Do Any Worse?

Major League umpires miscalled 34,294 balls and strikes in 2018, according to a recent academic study. Maybe that’s why the Atlantic League, an independent minor league, recently introduced robot umpires — or more accurately, technology-assisted umpires — which are being met with both cheers and jeers around the batter’s box. […]

Are you cutting the cable too soon? (image: flickr.com)

Getting Your Sports Information: Streaming or Cable?

Most of us get our sports information from some combination of television and the internet. Today, the question many are asking: Should I cut the cable and stream my data? Be careful before you do. The trend toward going all internet all the time could cost sports junkies vital information, […]

Historical racing machine revenues from Churchill's Derby City venue helping to boost Kentucky Derby purse. (Image: Louisville Business First)

Historical Horse Racing Machine Legality Heads Back to Kentucky Supreme Court

The Kentucky Supreme Court says it is again examining the legality of historical horse racing machines. The move follows an appeal from the Kentucky Family Foundation. The organization seeks to overturn a lower court decision on the slot machine-like terminals. An opinion is expected to be fast tracked. But, exactly […]

The NBA announced that it will be rolling out a virtual sports betting project next season known as NBA Last 90.

NBA Tapping Into Virtual Sports Betting Market with NBA Last 90 Game

The NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced the launch of a virtual sports betting product known as NBA Last 90 that will give gamblers the chance to bet on simulated games that feature actual game highlights from the league. The product is expected to launch sometime during […]

Laurel Park jockeys display new tech riding crops before Thursday races. (Image: Laurel Park)

First Group of Jockeys Issued New Padded Whips at Laurel Park (VIDEO)

Technology could soon be changing the relationship between Thoroughbred horses and their riders, with the first widespread use of a new, padded riding whips at Laurel Park in Maryland. On Thursday, all the riders at the suburban Washington, DC, track used the new, cushioned riding crops for the first time […]

High tech equipment to be used to solve the mystery of equine deaths at Santa Anita (Image: racingtv.com)

Santa Anita Horse Deaths Puzzle Track Investigators, Racing Stakeholders

Twenty-one equine fatalities in less than three months at Santa Anita Park have forced an indefinite suspension of all racing and training activities. As officials try to determine if they’re looking at a statistical anomaly, deteriorating track conditions in the face of unprecedented rain and cold, or something else, the […]

AAF co-founder Charlie Ebersol has embraced both technology and gambling with his innovative football league. (Image: AP)

Gambling, Technology Key to Success of American Alliance of Football

Before the start of the American Alliance of Football’s season, a group of gaming executives, including Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sports operations for the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, were flown to San Antonio by the league to watch an exhibition game. That trip gave those in the […]

California horse racing authorities contend the technology at Santa Anita Park was good enough to determine the winner of this  TK (Image: Santa Anita)

Is It Time for Horse Racing to Upgrade Photo Finish Technology?

In horse racing, a picture is worth only four words – win, lose, or dead heat – not the thousand as the bromide goes. But now, at least one prominent trainer is calling for the racing community to reconsider the technology that determines the difference, saying that his horse got […]

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CG Technology Carries on after Latest (Third) Round of Gaming Violations

Southern Nevada sportsbook operator CG Technology (CGT) is expected to continue normal operations despite being hit with a third significant fine in five years from the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB). In a stipulated settlement awaiting approval by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC) on Aug. 23, all components that make […]

The Cosmopolitan sportsbook is one of seven in Las Vegas operated by CG Technology, who was recently fined $250,000 by the Nevada Gaming Control Board for various violations. (Image: John Reger)

CG Technology Fined $250,000 for Gambling Violations at Las Vegas Sportsbooks

CG Technology, which operates eight Las Vegas race and sportsbooks, has been hit with its third fine in five years. Regulators from Nevada Gaming Control Board charged the company with illegally accepting out of state bets, taking wagers after the contest was completed, and underpaying or overpaying players. As a […]

Martin de Knijff is an entrepreneur with a software product that allows sportsbooks to offer real-time, in-play bets on major golf tournaments. (Image: Cardplayer.com)

Pro Gambler’s ‘SuperLive’ Golf Odds App Pairs Big Data with In-Game Betting

A new golf betting platform called “SuperLive” seeks to capitalize on the popularity of golf as a wagering sport by offering a technology that creates more in-game betting options. The project is the brainchild of Martin de Knijff, a professional sports bettor, World Poker Tour champion, and competitive bridge player from Gothenburg, Sweden, […]

FanDuel announced a deal with Boyd Gaming that will allow the two companies to partner for mobile sports betting in up to 15 states. (Image: Anne-Marie Caruso/NorthJersey.com)

FanDuel and Boyd Gaming Partner for Mobile Sports Betting Operations

The FanDuel Group and Boyd Gaming announced that they would join together to operate online sports betting products in the United States. According to a press release, the two companies will work together to establish mobile betting products in states where sports betting has been legalized and online wagering is […]