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LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers is the only active NBA player named to the latest Forbes list of billionaires. (Image: Getty)

LeBron James Wants to Own an NBA Expansion Team in Las Vegas

There’s been a lot of chatter about Seattle and Las Vegas becoming the next two cities to land NBA expansion teams, and LeBron James publicly stated that he would like to be the owner of any new team in Sin City. On Friday, the next episode of “The Shop” debuts […]

For its third US race, F1 is going to Las Vegas. The racing series is breaking with its Sunday race tradition and Saturday night (Image: Formula 1)

F1 Adds November Las Vegas Race as US Popularity Soars

F1 announced Las Vegas as its latest venue. The new race will debut in November 2023. Vegas will be its third US race location, tapping into F1’s growing US fanbase. For many years, professional sports avoided Las Vegas, fearing the prevalence of gambling might mar their integrity. But with the […]

Xavier McDaniel from the Seattle SuperSonics during a home game at the Seattle Center Coliseum in 1987. (Image: Rick Stewart/Getty)

NBA to Add Expansion Teams in Seattle and Las Vegas?

During a segment of the Bill Simmons Podcast, Simmons suggested that the NBA will add expansion teams to Seattle and Las Vegas, which would expand the NBA from 30 to 32 teams and mark the return of the Seattle SuperSonics. If the NBA adds two teams to the Western Conference, […]

Hard Rock to Buy the Mirage from MGM for $1 Billion

Hard Rock to Buy the Mirage from MGM for $1 Billion

Hard Rock International announced on Monday that it will buy the Mirage Hotel & Casino for $1.075 billion. The Florida-based company will also spend $1.5 billion to remodel the resort, adding another hotel tower. MGM Resorts will net $815 million from the sale after taxes and fees. Hard Rock International […]

Four Online Sports Gambling Startups to Watch in 2021

Four Online Sports Gambling Startups to Watch in 2021

The online gambling world took away a lot of lessons last year. Big mergers happened in 2020 and will continue to happen this year as corporations keep pushing for monolithic hegemony. In the US, states will continue to regulate and open for business to become the next New Jersey, Pennsylvania, […]

Indiana Smashes Online Gambling Records: Now #4 in US Sports Betting

Indiana Smashes Online Gambling Records: Now #4 in US Sports Betting

Indiana cracked the top five in online sports betting handle with a bullet as Hoosiers wagered $231 million in October. That number is up more than 11% from September’s in-state, record-setting total of $207 million, and signals $35 million in gross revenue for September and October combined. State officials estimate […]

Allegiant Stadium, the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, will host the next NFL Pro Bowl in January 2021. (Image: @NFL/Twitter)

NFL Moves Pro Bowl to Las Vegas, Raiders New Stadium Hype Video

The NFL Pro Bowl will host its annual All-Star festivities at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, and host to the next Pro Bowl on January 31, 2021. Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Raiders recently released a “hype video” to fire up fans about […]

Are Vegas Sportsbooks Becoming Coronavirus Ghost Towns?

Are Vegas Sportsbooks Becoming Coronavirus Ghost Towns?

The coronavirus scare is sports gambling’s worst nightmare. Virtually all major American sporting events have been canceled or postponed indefinitely, which means sports gamblers won’t have much to bet on, at least for a while. So, how long will this last and how bad will things get? On most afternoons, […]