Gaming

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. Deadline.com 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 […]

New York Sports Betting Legislation Likely to Reach Albany in January

New York sports betting legislation is expected to reach the state’s capital when the legislature reconvenes in Albany next January. Assemblyman Gary Pretlow (D-District 89) recently revealed his plans to introduce a statute to regulate the market and end Nevada’s monopoly on sports betting. “I am a believer in legalizing […]

Sportradar Nearing Deal With NBA to Distribute Data and Content

Sportradar is on the radar of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Headquartered in Switzerland with a satellite office in Minneapolis and cloud-based services in San Francisco, Sportradar became a major data analytics company last fall when NBA legend Michael Jordan and franchise owners Ted Leonsis and Mark Cuban made a […]

New Jersey Looks to US Supreme Court in Sports Betting Case

New Jersey sports betting has been shot down by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, but the fight isn’t over. On Tuesday, the federal appeals court said New Jersey’s wishes to legalize gambling on sports is in violation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) that dates back […]