Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - July 17 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Wednesday July 17, 2019.

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Kiss an Alien, Then Place Your Area 51 Bets

The US Air Force on Wednesday warned against storming Area 51 as the Facebook event - dubbed "Storm Area 51, They Can't Stop All of Us." -  reached 1.5 million attendees.

This warning comes as the oldest US-facing sportsbook, Bookmaker.eu, posts odds on Area 51.

"The United States Air Force is aware of the Facebook post," Air Force spokesperson Laura McAndrews told ABC News in a statement. "The Nevada Test and Training Range is an area where the Air Force tests and trains combat aircraft. As a matter of practice, we do not discuss specific security measures, but any attempt to illegally access military installations or military training areas is dangerous.”

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Hossein Qualifies as a Nonpro? 

Oddsshark Picks Expert on the OVER in the Jays/Rays Game (Watch)

Bet Which of These NBA Teams Will Make the Playoffs

BetOnline has released futures odds on which NBA teams will make the Playoffs

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Bitcoin Takes a Hit With US Lawmakers Challenging Facebook's Libra

Bitcoin prices tumbled below the $10,000-mark Wednesday alongside other cryptocurrencies as U.S. lawmakers cast doubts that they will give the nod to Facebook's own digital coin plans.

U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook on its plans to introduce its own virtual currency, dubbed Libra, with David Marcus, the company's top executive overseeing the planned project, in Washington on Tuesday to answer questions from the Senate Banking Committee.

The social media behemoth is pressing to get Washington onside after shocking regulators and lawmakers with its June 18 announcement of its plans to introduce its own virtual currency next year.

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439 Entries Move Onto Day 2 in $5 Million Venom Tournament

Hossein Ensan Wins!

Hossein Ensan vs. Dario Sammartino WSOP Final

Canada’s Alex Livingston was knocked out earlier in the evening, but let’s not shed a tear.  He walked away with a cool $4,000,000.

As of 12:20 am Central Time, it's Hossein Ensan vs. Dario Sammartino.

Sammartino was down but mounting a comeback.

Our Free Picks Record July 17

2019 MLB Record: 17-12-2 (58.6%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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FanDuel Denies Gambling911 Story About Voided Bets

Gambling 911 reported last week that FanDuel had violated its own official sports betting rules a week earlier when it voided proposition bets on an NBA player who played minimally in a game, but did not do so for another player in a similar situation.