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World Series Poised to Set Betting Records in Las Vegas

The World Series between the Chicago Clubs and Cleveland Indians throws its first pitch tonight at Progressive Field just steps from where LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will tipoff their season as NBA defending champs. Together, it’s been 174 seasons of baseball since the Cubs or Indians have won […]

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 […]

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval Signs Vegas NFL Stadium Bill

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) officially made $750 million in public capital available to the proposed $1.9 billion Las Vegas NFL football stadium project this week by signing Senate and Assembly Bill 1. The legislation raises the Clark County hotel occupancy tax from 12 percent to 13.38 percent. Of the […]

Steve Wynn and Jim Murren Join Sheldon Adelson in NFL Stadium Effort

Steve Wynn, the founder and CEO of the resort company that bares his name, and MGM CEO Jim Murren, are expressing their public support for Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s attempts at bringing professional football to the Strip. The move is surprising to some who were under the impression […]

NFL Television Ratings Down in 2016 Thanks to Presidential Election

NFL television ratings in 2016 are 10 percent lower through the first four weeks of the season compared to a year ago. That’s startling news to networks that have invested heavily in obtaining broadcast rights to NFL games. The NFL is the most-watched professional sport in America, and channels like […]

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 […]

Sportsbooks Favor United States Over Europe in 2016 Ryder Cup

Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and around the world believe the United States team will finally return to its prowess ways and defeat the European team in the 2016 Ryder Cup. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook lists USA at -175 and Europe at +190. Bovada has the United States an even […]

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 […]

American Gaming Association Launches Sports Betting Coalition

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has been calling for the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) for over a year. Now the leading gambling lobbying firm in Washington, DC, is ramping up its efforts by unveiling its Illegal Gambling Advisory Board. Former FBI Deputy Director Tim […]

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 […]

Ryan Lochte Banned From US Swimming for 10 Months

Ryan Lochte received his punishment from the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming today, and the two governing bodies of competitive swimming in the US didn’t go tread lightly. For making up a story about being robbed in the early morning hours on August 14 in Rio de Janeiro, […]

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 […]

Two Irish Boxers Accused of Gambling on 2016 Rio Olympics

Two Irish boxers allegedly gambled on the 2016 Summer Olympics this month in Rio, but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) isn’t publicly identifying the accused athletes. The 16 days of the Olympics were largely a success for Brazil, a country that took plenty of criticism for its failure to properly […]

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 […]

Ryan Lochte Lied About Robbery, Brazil Law Enforcement Says

Ryan Lochte and Team USA Olympic swimmers James Feigen, Jack Conger, and Gunnar Bentz were not victims of a robbery but vandals at a gas station in Rio de Janeiro according to Brazilian police. At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Civil Police Chief Fernando Veloso said the story Lochte pushed […]