Fantasy Sports

Rookie RB Justin Jackson evades a tackler in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Image: Mark J. Terrill/AP)

Fantasy Football Playoff Deep Cuts: Justin Jackson and Damien Williams

Running backs Justin Jackson and Damien Williams are two key backups who might help boost your team to the next round of your fantasy football playoffs. High-quality, late-season waiver wire pickups are rare to find these days. You might have advanced to the fantasy football playoffs, but your ranks are […]

Actor Jess Bradford guards comedian Garry Shandling at one of his secret Sunday pick-up games in LA. (Image: Jesse Bradford/Instagram)

Garry Shandling’s Secret Hollywood Basketball Game

Starting the early 1990s and lasting 25 years, comedian Garry Shandling hosted a Sunday pick-up basketball game at his house in the swanky Brentwood section of Los Angeles. The secret weekly game, attended by some of the biggest names in comedy and the entertainment industry, discontinued in 2016, when Shandling […]

Richard Sherman is launching a new DFS site, despite his feelings on the dehumanizing nature of fantasy sports in general. (Image: Getty)

Richard Sherman Launches New ‘Daily Number’ DFS App

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman announced the launch of a new daily fantasy sports app last week, one that promises a slightly different kind of action than what’s found at DraftKings or FanDuel. Known as Daily Number, the site asks participants to build teams of players with the goal […]

Daily Fantasy Sports players can now plat against the rest of the world completely legally. (Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Daily Fantasy Sports Officially Legal in Pennsylvania

It may not yet be legal to place a sports bet in Pennsylvania, but you can now get a stake in the outcome of sporting events via daily fantasy sports. The latest beneficiary of the sweeping changes to state gambling laws last year, daily fantasy sports (DFS) is now officially […]

The Washington Valor are one of the four teams slated to compete in the 2018 Arena Football League season. (Image: AFL)

Arena Football League Announces Partnerships with DraftKings and VSiN

That Arena Football League has announced a series of partnerships designed to improve fan engagement over the next two seasons, including deals with DraftKings and the Vegas Stats and Information Network (VSiN). The overall goal of these partnerships is to provide a more interactive experience for AFL fans, who will […]

Video Promoting New XFL Gives Nods to Betting, Fantasy Sports

WWE founder Vince McMahon tried to revolutionize professional football with the launch of the XFL in 2001. Now hes trying again, with a new league by the same name, but taking a slightly different approach. Last week, McMahon announced that he will be relaunching the XFL in 2020, and released […]

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins (left) believes that legalized sports betting would present a unique opportunity for his company. (Image: Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

DraftKings Hopes to be Part of Legal Sports Betting Landscape

Along with FanDuel, DraftKings has been one of the two names that has dominated the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry over the past five years. Now, the company is hoping that it will get the opportunity to expand its offerings into taking bets on games. As the Supreme Court considers […]

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in an interview Wednesday that he is opening to revisit the topic of gambling and believes sports betting should be regulated.

MLB Commissioner Rethinking Stance on Gambling

Could Major League Baseball (MLB) be changing its mind on gambling? Commissioner Rob Manfred hinted to Yahoo Finance that the sport might be softening its stance. The head of the sport talked about fans involvement in the games and how they wager. The rules on betting were set in place […]

NFL Odds Favor Patriots and Falcons, Raiders File Relocation Paperwork

NFL odds in Las Vegas have the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons favored to win their respective conference championships this Sunday. But the spreads aren’t large, meaning the bookmaking experts in Nevada believe the weekend’s final games before Super Bowl LI will be close contests. The casinos are due, […]

Oakland Raiders Lose Quarterbacks, Las Vegas Odds Increase

The Oakland Raiders odds are plummeting after the squad lost its star quarterback Derek Carr during the team’s week 16 win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Bay Area franchise is now listed at +6600 to win Super Bowl 51 at online site Bovada, the worst odds of any team in […]

Sports Scandals and Victories That Shook the World in 2016

Sports scandals and victories kept sportswriters busy in 2016, and the stories grabbed a significant portion of front-page headlines. From billionaires making billion-dollar deals, to surprising and seemingly insurmountable upsets, to notorious athletes, well, being notorious, 2016 sports scandals and victories wowed and thrilled sports fans around the globe. #10 […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Finds Its Reality in 2016

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) is alive, but perhaps not so well. The previous 365 days beat up the emerging industry and wreaked havoc on its leaders. Lawsuits, opinions from state attorneys general, politicians scrambling to decide where they stand, and sports fans expressing both their disgust and pleasure made for […]

Gaming Research Firm Makes Bold Daily Fantasy Sports Prediction

Gaming research firm Juniper is becoming known for making what seems to be outlandish predictions on interactive gaming revenue, but only time will tell whether the UK-based technology company is correct in its forecasts. Juniper Research’s latest report claims that annual daily fantasy sports (DFS) wagers will reach $5.3 billion […]

Thanksgiving Weekend Serving Up Sports Feast

The Thanksgiving weekend sports table is set. As families and friends gather today for a feast of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more, the sports world has lined up its own smorgasbord. After the morning turkey trot and afternoon meal, countless sports fans take their tryptophan yawns to […]

ESports Betting Arrives in Las Vegas at William Hill Sportsbook

ESports betting lines are up and running at the William Hill Sportsbook at the Downtown Grand Casino in Las Vegas. Last week, the Nevada Gaming Control Board, at the recommendation of Governor Brian Sandoval’s (R) Gaming Policy Committee, issued its first eSports betting license. The recipient was William Hill, one […]