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DFS Fight Comes to the Heartland as Nebraska Legislators Mull Over Bill

LINCOLN, Nebraska — (Associated Press) - Gambling opponents are fighting a bill that would allow fantasy sports websites to operate in Nebraska, even though the industry estimates that 300,000 people in the state are already playing.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/25/2016

Pinnacle Sports Reports Suspicious Betting Activity at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (Associated Press) — Players involved in a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open said Monday they were interviewed by the Tennis Integrity Unit after a newspaper reported it had attracted suspicious betting patterns.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/25/2016

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Submitted by Payton on, Jan/25/2016

‘Rat Casino’ Shows Rodents are Riskier Gamblers

Scientists from Canada’s University of British Columbia have discovered that rodents are more prone to taking risks when gambling.  They built a “rat casino” to prove their point. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/21/2016

Costa Rica Pay Per Head Sportsbook Sites

When it comes to betting on sports and online gambling in general, the country of Costa Rica has been at the forefront of this industry for the past two decades.

A favorable climate combined with a favorable business environment has made Costa Rica a haven for sportbooks as well as Pay Per Head Racebook companies that work directly with independent sports bookmakers.

Submitted by Matt Skinner on, Jan/21/2016

Mark Cuban Says Texas AG Needs to Stop ‘Grandstanding’ in Wake of DFS Decision

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton declared daily fantasy sports illegal in his state Tuesday, putting more pressure on the embattled industry and leading sites DraftKings and FanDuel.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/20/2016

Tennis Match Fixing Evidence Widely Ignored Claim Investigators

Investigators placed in charge of looking into suspicious betting patterns on professional tennis matches claim strong evidence they discovered was widely ignored according to a BBC and BuzzFeed report.

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Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, Jan/20/2016

Revel Casino in Atlantic City to Reopen

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Associated Press) — Revel owner Glen Straub says he plans to reopen the shuttered resort with a casino, although a smaller one than what was there before.

The Florida developer tells The Associated Press he has made up his mind to offer casino gambling at the resort, ending a long period of uncertainty about its future.

Straub says he is moving forward first with plans for a water park at the resort which could start construction in late May. Hotel rooms could be open by June, although he did not give a timetable on when a casino might reopen.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/20/2016

Tennis Stars Call Authorities ‘Hypocritical’ for Partnering With Gambling Companies

MELBOURNE, Australia (Associated Press) — Andy Murray finds it “hypocritical” that tennis authorities are trying to stamp out match-fixing run by gambling syndicates but have partnered with a major gambling company that is now advertising on the Australian Open’s show courts.

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/19/2016

Reuters: Why Experts Say World Tennis has Been Ripe for Match-Fixing

(Reuters) - Big financial incentives for gamblers, small tournaments of little consequence to top players and the ease of fixing the outcome of a one-on-one sport have helped turn world tennis into a haven for match-fixers, according to experts and industry insiders.

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Submitted by Reuters on, Jan/18/2016

Novak Djokovic Confesses He Was Once Offered $200K to Fix Tennis Match

World number one Novak Djokovic said a member of his staff was approached about fixing a match early in his career, and he questioned whether betting companies should be allowed to sponsor big tennis tournaments.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/18/2016

Carolina, Arizona, New England, Denver Success Not a Complete Blow to Local Bookies

The success of Carolina, Arizona, New England and Denver this NFL season might on the surface seem like a painful experience for local bookies who serve each of these teams fan bases.   With the exception of the Carolina region, this was not always the case.

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Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/18/2016

Houston Police Officers Tied to Offshore Sports Betting Ring

Two former Houston police sergeants are among those being investigated by federal authorities for allegedly running an illegal online sports gambling business with links to the Dallas area.

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/18/2016

WSEX Co-Founder Pleads Guilty Following 17 Years of Being a Fugitive

A co-founder of now defunct World Sports Exchange (WSEX) has pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges after remaining a fugitive for over 17 years. 

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Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/16/2016

ThePOGG.com Approved by UK Gambling Commission to Assist Online Gambling Affiliates

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has approved ThePOGG.com as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service.  A spokesperson for ThePOGG.com stated:

Submitted by Press Release on, Jan/15/2016

In Record Powerball Game, a Look at Winners and Losers

DES MOINES, Iowa (Associated Press) - When the largest-ever lottery prize is finally awarded, the winners and losers will extend well beyond the lucky few who hit the jackpot and the multitudes of disappointed ticket buyers. Here's a breakdown of how Powerball affects the players, the public and others.

WINNER: GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
 

Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/14/2016

Three Winning Powerball Tickets Sold: LA, Melbourne Beach, FL, Tennessee

LOS ANGELES – (Associated Press) - An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to almost $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/14/2016

Massachusetts Man Sues DraftKings For Millions After Losing $175

A Massachusetts man is suing Boston-based DraftKings for millions of dollars alleging the company was running an “illegal online sports betting business” in which he lost (drum roll please) $175.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/13/2016

Powerball Jumps to $1.5 Billion

DES MOINES, Iowa (Associated Press) — The world's largest lottery jackpot has grown to $1.5 billion because of continuing strong Powerball ticket sales.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2016

Daily Fantasy Sports Sites Raise Concern Over Massachusetts Regulations

BOSTON — The Associated Press - Daily fantasy sports operators raised objections Tuesday to some of the regulations proposed for the online contests in Massachusetts, including a minimum 21-year-old age and restrictions on how much players can spend each month.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/12/2016

Picking sides on the Legality of Fantasy Sports

The Fantasy Sports Debate has recently been heating up with the state of New York first banning residents from participating in DraftKings and FanDuel, and then just the other day an appellate court ruled in favor of allowing both companies to continue to operate in New York while their appeal is being heard.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/12/2016

Bookies Celebrate Clemson Cover, Though Saban Wins Again

All the talk is about Alabama Crimson head coach Nick Saban joining Bear Bryant as the only coaches in the history of the game to win at least five national championships.  But for bookies it was all about the Clemson Tigers managing to cover.

They did so as a +6.5 underdog with Alabama winning by five points.

It was a great game, but it was also an ugly one.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/12/2016

This Little Part of Your Brain Made You Buy That Losing Powerball Ticket

Researchers at the Stanford Neurosciences Institute used used diffusion-weighted MRIs to study a tract of neuron connected to regions of the brain associated with risk and reward.  The results: That tiny portion of your brain is responsible for the purchase of that losing Powerball ticket.  Nobody won the $950 million tied to the current Powerball.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/10/2016

Brand New Fantasy Sports Option Explained by AceSportsbook

It was only a matter of time before one of the best sportsbooks in the world decided to get in the Fantasy mix and begin offering Fantasy style betting options.

AceSportsbook.com has just unveiled a brand new Fantasy Football player betting option that have over and unders for specific players, and player match ups with a spread and a combined over/under total for the two players.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/08/2016

Lucky Player Hits a $4 Million Progressive Jackpot Payout

One lucky pokies player in Australia managed to hit a $4 million progressive jackpot thanks in no small part to Playtech and NetBet reaching a last minute licensing extension agreement.

Had the agreement not been extended just days before the player, using the handle “Tokoshi”, hit the grand prize, the anonymous online casino gambler would still be some poor sap like the rest of us.

Submitted by Nagesh Rath on, Jan/08/2016

Johnny Manziel in More Hot Water

CLEVELAND (Associated Press) — Johnny Manziel's troubles keep piling up.

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Submitted by Associated Press on, Jan/07/2016

Online Sportsbook Now Offering Fantasy Sports Option

Fantasy Sports has exploded into an multi-billion dollar a year business, with FanDuel and DraftKings leading the way with fantasy tournaments and daily games.

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Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/06/2016

Breaking News: Daily Fantasy Sports Regulation Bill in CA Passes Assembly Vote

California, which just happens to be the world’s eighth largest economy, is the latest state to examine the legality of Daily Fantasy Sports.

A bill introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray went to a committee vote in Sacramento Wednesday (January 6, 2016).  Had it failed to pass the Assembly by the end of the month, the process would then need to begin anew. 

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/06/2016

Report: Johnny Manziel Was in Disguise at Vegas Casino

Following reports that Cleveland’s troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel had been spotted over the weekend in a Vegas casino and the Browns organization seeming oblivious to it all, ESPN followed up with a story that Manziel had donned a disguise while at the tables.

More specifically, ESPN says he was wearing a blonde wig, fake mustache and sunglasses.

Fox Sports noted that “as soon as this report came out, a nation collectively got on their computers, fired up Photoshop and quickly went to work on what Billy looked like”.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/05/2016

Breaking News

Traffic Tumbles at PokerStars Following 4 Percent Rake Increase

Player traffic on the ring game tables of the industry’s top online poker sites took a dramatic fall during the month of April, punctuated by a 14.7% decline at PokerStars. 

Rico Action Against DerbyWars Horse Racing Fantasy Gaming Site Dismissed

A California federal judge on Monday dismissed three of the four causes of action in a civil lawsuit filed by tracks owned by The Stronach Group (TSG) against the online fantasy gaming site DerbyWars.

Indiana Primary Betting Odds: Trump Now a 'Lock' at 1-25 to Win

What first appeared as if it was going to be a competitive set of primaries now have former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate magnate-turned reality TV star Donald Trump as strong favorites.