Business & Financial

Can I Use the Draftkings App in West Virginia?

Can I Use the Draftkings App in West Virginia?

You will soon be able to use the Draftkings app from within the state of West Virginia.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/22/2019

Gambling.com Corners the NJ Sports Betting Affiliate Market

Gambling.com Corners the NJ Sports Betting Affiliate Market

SBC News reports that Stockholm-based Gambling.com reported a strong 1st quarter in the New Jersey online sports betting market.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/22/2019

When Will the New $12 Million Borgata Sportsbook Be Open?

When Will the New $12 Million Borgata Sportsbook Be Open?

Casino officials tell The Associated Press it will open a sports bar and sports betting facility named Moneyline Bar & Book on June 29. The name is a reference to the money line, a method of betting on sports in which a gambler wagers that a team will win its game without having to win by a certain amount of points.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/22/2019

Start My Own Online Sportsbook From Canada

Start My Own Online Sportsbook From Canada

The Raptors were on the verge of making it into the NBA Finals for the first time in their history.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/21/2019

Unikrn Unveils Virtual Betting, Live Streaming Products

Unikrn Unveils Virtual Betting, Live Streaming Products

One of the leaders in eSports betting, Unikrn, has announced the release of a virtual wagering platform and a live streaming product.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/21/2019

West Virginia Sports Betting Falls Into the Red, New Unikrn Betting Platforms Unveiled

West Virginia Sports Betting Falls Into the Red, New Unikrn Betting Platforms Unveiled

To date, one year after the US Supreme Court reversed decades of prohibition of sports wagering, West Virginia's industry is in the red.  The Mountaineer State was among the first to dive in.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/21/2019

Louisiana Sports Betting Effort Marches Forward After Removal of 'Poison Pill'

Louisiana Sports Betting Effort Marches Forward After Removal of 'Poison Pill'

A proposal to legalize sports betting in Louisiana edged forward in the Legislature, winning the backing Tuesday of a committee packed with several anti-gambling lawmakers who unsuccessfully sought to derail the measure.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/21/2019

Sports Handicapper Banned From Sportsbooks for Three Years, Sentenced to Probation

Sports Handicapper Banned From Sportsbooks for Three Years, Sentenced to Probation

A well-known sports handicapper with a platform on ESPN has been sentenced to three years probation.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, May/21/2019

Borgata Babes Case Can Go to Trial

Borgata Babes Case Can Go to Trial

A state appellate court says five cocktail waitresses who sued an Atlantic City casino for gender bias and a hostile work environment can take their case to trial.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/21/2019

How to Become a Bookie From Scratch

Become a Bookie

Becoming a bookie isn’t as difficult as you may think. In this guide, I will assume that you are starting from scratch and provide you with the steps to get started. There’s a lot to learn if you want to run a successful operation, but I don’t want to overwhelm anyone.

Submitted by Guest on, May/20/2019

Sports Betting News: Disney Now Owns Share of Draftkings?

Sports Betting News: Disney Now Owns Share of Draftkings?

One small part of the massive deal between the Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox included the stake in daily fantasy sports and sports betting company DraftKings, Legal Sports Report confirmed on Monday.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/20/2019

Sports Betting News Updates: Disney, Others Risk Reputation, PointBet Refunds on Egregious No Call

Sports Betting News Updates: Disney,

A number of media companies have gotten into bed with gambling firms in recent weeks.  Caesars hooked up wtih ESPN last year, well ahead of more recent "open" marriages where the media firms like Fox and possibly Sinclair will act as bet takers.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/19/2019

60 Minutes Looks at Bitcoin ...And the Guy Who Spent $800 Million of it on Pizza

60 Minutes Looks at Bitcoin

This Sunday May 19 at 7 pm EST on CBS (though most certainly delayed a bit with the conclusion of the PGA Championship), the long running CBS news magazine takes a look at the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/19/2019

Red Dead Online Poker Review - Access Issues

If any company is going to make a run at competing with the big name real money online poker sites like PokerStars, Americas Cardroom or 888, it would be an established gaming site the likes of Rock Star Games.  They recently incorporated poker into their Red Dead Online title, but - SURPRISE - most people can't play for real money.

Submitted by steve cooper on, May/19/2019

Game of Thrones Betting From FanDuel, Draftkings App: No Can Do

There won't be any betting on the season (and show) finale of Games of Throne in the state of New Jersey via either the FanDuel or Draftkings app.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/19/2019

Influence of Blockchain on Internet Gambling

Influence of Blockchain on Internet Gambling

Ahead of the highly anticipated first ever segment on the long running CBS news magazine 60 Minutes covering bitcoin, Inside Financial looks at the impact blockchain has had on the gaming sector.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/19/2019

How Do Bookies Pay Their Customers?

How Do Bookies Pay Their Customers?

Do bookmakers in the United States pay their customers by meeting them in person and slipping cash into their hands in some dark alley?  Today's technology makes it easy for bookies to pay clients utilizing other methods.  It's to a point where they hardly even have to meet face-to-face.

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, May/18/2019

Sports Betting News Updates: FanDuel Not Offering Eurovision Odds? Borgata Launches Sportsbook

Sports Betting News Updates: FanDuel Not Offering Eurovision Odds? Borgata Launches Sportsbook

FanDuel, arguably the biggest online sports betting site in the United States that only operates in one state, New Jersey, had not yet posted future bets on one of the world's largest competitions, Eurovision 2019.

Submitted by Jordan Bach on, May/17/2019

Sports Betting News Updates: Mass Lawmakers Not All on Board With Betting, Parx Leads Way in PA

Sports Betting News Updates: Mass Lawmakers Not All on Board With Betting, Parx Leads the Way in PA

Massachusetts state senator: "“I wouldn’t bet on it,” in regard to sports betting coming to the state.  Meanwhile, PA sees big dropoff in April

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2019

How to Start a Profitable Bookie Business

How to Start a Profitable Bookie Business

Moving forward 2019 and beyond, the bookie industry is filled with many challenges and many opportunities, especially the rise of the new media like the internet.  According to Ace Per Head, the online gaming market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2019

Four Online Casinos Fined $5.8m

Four Online Casinos Fined $5.8m

MrSpin.co.uk and Spin247.co.uk parent company will pay the biggest fine of the four operators, £2.2m

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/15/2019

Philly Casino Fined for Serving 17 Free Alcoholic Beverages to Gambler ...In 8 Hours

Philadelphia Casino Fined for Serving 17 Free Alcoholic Beverages to Gambler  ...In 8 Hours

The SugarHouse Casino must pay a $17,500 fine

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/15/2019

US Sports Betting Affiliates May Soon Be Dealing With UK-Like Compliance Mandates

US Sports Betting Affiliates May Soon Be Dealing With UK-Like Compliance Mandates

It's deja vu for those online gambling affiliates entering the newly legalized US sports betting market as The American Gaming Association (AGA) released a set of set of guidelines for advertising entitled “Responsible Marketing Code for Sports Wagering”.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/15/2019

Where Can I Find a Bookie?

Where Can I Find a Bookie?

Want to know where to find a bookie?  Look no further than your local sports bar, race track, pool hall, but first check with friends and co-workers, especially those who are sports fanatics.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/15/2019

Monkey Knife Fight Review l Complaints

Monkey Knife Fight Review l Complaints

Monkey Knife Fight is an online fantasy sports prop hybrid site that is licensed in California.  It has evolved (pun intended) out of a May 2018 US Supreme Court decision that now permits sports wagering, essentially testing the limits, but not quite crossing the line.   

Submitted by steve cooper on, May/14/2019

123 Bingo Online Review l Complaints

123 Bingo Online Review l Complaints l Online Bingo From the US

123 Bingo Online is a bingo and casino site that welcomes US players from most states excluding Maryland and New York.

Submitted by steve cooper on, May/14/2019

Latest Sports Betting News: ESPN Caesars Marriage, Iowa Bill Signed, More

Latest Sports Betting News: ESPN Caesars Marriage, Iowa Bill Signed, More

In the fast changing world of sports betting, more media outlets are coming out of the woodwork to join forces with gambling ventures.  Last week it was PokerStars parent company The Stars Group and Fox Sports.  Now comes word of a partnership between ESPN and Caesars.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/14/2019

ESPN Partners With Caesars to Produce Sports Betting Oriented Programming

ESPN Partners With Caesars to Produce Sports Betting Oriented Programming

ESPN partnership with Caesars will include integration of odds data and branding but no betting site tie-ins, unlike last week's announced Fox Sports/Stars Group deal.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/14/2019

Where to Wager Online From My State

Where to Wager Online From My State

You can wager online from all US states using a sportsbook located offshore in Web sports betting hubs across the globe.  Some of the biggest are Malta, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar.  Some states are beginning to open sportsbooks themselves.

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, May/14/2019

Bitcoin Eclipses $8K Mark

Bitcoin Eclipses $8K Mark

Just a day after Bitcoin shot over the $7000 mark, the cryptocurrency has now peaked at over $8000, hitting $8169 before dropping back to around $7900 Monday night.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/13/2019

Breaking News

Can I Bet on Draftkings Sportsbook App From Oregon

Can I Bet on Draftkings Sportsbook App From Oregon

You cannot bet on the Draftkings app from the state of Oregon, however, a few dozen offshore sportsbooks are accessible from the state.

Two Obstacles Stand in the Way of NY Mobile Sports Betting Measure Ahead of Wednesday Deadline

Two Obstacles Stand in the Way of NY Mobile Sports Betting Measure Ahead of Wednesday Deadline

A bill that would permit mobile sports betting in New York easily passed in the Senate Monday, but two major obstacles stand in the way of the measure moving any further.

Man Pleads Guilty to Decapitating Casino Patron

Man Pleads Guilty to Decapitating Casino Patron

Haverty and 32-year-old Donald Ray Cherry were both charged with deliberate homicide in the October 2017 death of 41-year-old Myron Wesley Knight.