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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 […]

College Football Playoff Betting Heats Up as Season Enters Week 12

The College Football Playoff (CFP) will issue only two more complete rankings before it announces the four semifinal teams during Selection Day on December 4. The current all-important top four reads Alabama (10-0), Ohio State (9-1), Michigan (9-1), and Clemson (9-1). Louisville (9-1), Washington (9-1), Wisconsin (8-2), Penn State (8-2), […]

DFS Merger “Imminent,” as DraftKings and FanDuel Prepare to Unite

A DFS merger between DraftKings and FanDuel is in the works, and the contract talks are reportedly close to being finalized. ESPN first broke the story that the two leading daily fantasy sports operators were negotiating to unite their two companies and take control of upwards of 90 percent of […]

Las Vegas NBA Basketball a Slam Dunk in MGM CEO Jim Murren’s Eyes

Las Vegas NBA basketball might be coming to the Strip. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson is in the process of accommodating Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis’ wishes to relocate the NFL franchise to Sin City. And now MGM CEO Jim Murren says his company’s T-Mobile Arena is on the prowl for an […]

NFL Television Ratings Addressed at Owners Meeting

NFL television ratings are down 11 percent through the first six weeks of the regular season, and Commissioner Roger Goodell is finally addressing concerns of both owners, broadcast networks, and advertisers. Goodell met with the league’s 32 owners in Houston this week for the Fall League Meeting. The two-day event […]

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Now Favors Legalized Sports Betting

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern dragged his pivot foot, but won’t be called for traveling when it comes to his stance on sports betting. During the American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Global Gaming Expo last week, Stern said his position on sports betting has evolved since he left the National Basketball […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Introduced to Abolish Daily Fantasy Sports

One daily fantasy sports (DFS) opponent is getting creative in going about eradicating the popular online wagering contests in his state. Ohio State Senator Bill Coley (R-District 4) is pushing a new piece of legislation he authored that would restrict DFS companies like DraftKings and FanDuel from making a profit […]

Legalized Sports Betting Would Increase NFL Viewership, Says Nielsen

Legalized sports betting on the federal level would increase overall television ratings for the National Football League (NFL) and therefore also dramatically increase advertising revenues for the league and broadcast networks. In a commissioned study by the American Gaming Association (AGA), Nielsen Sports, whose parent company is the analytical leader […]

Daily Fantasy Sports Celebrates as Football Returns

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) bigwigs DraftKings and FanDuel are licking their respective chops heading into the 2016-2017 NCAA and NFL football seasons. After the slow summer, DFS is ready to regain its most popular sport and kickoff another season of incessant advertising that ideally leads to strong revenues. The NFL […]

DraftKings and FanDuel Coming to a Movie Theater Near You

The DraftKings and FanDuel saga is on track to be made into a major motion picture by one of Hollywood’s leading distribution companies. is reporting today that TriStar Pictures, the iconic film studio behind such legendary hits as “Jerry Maguire,” “Philadelphia,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “Rudy,” has optioned the […]