Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 23 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Sunday June 23, 2019.  (for the remainder of this month ONLY)

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Fox Bet Coming to PA Soon

The Stars Group has spent the past nine months as part of the New Jersey sports betting industry. Its BetStars’ brand has helped the Resorts Atlantic City license amass $54.2 million in revenue since launching in September.

However, that brand will not carry over to Pennsylvania. Moreover, it will not remain in New Jersey.

Last month, the Stars Group announced a partnership with Fox Sports with the aim to roll out free-play and real-money betting apps across the US market under the brand name Fox Bet.

The real-money app, Fox Bet CEO Robin Chhabra confirmed at the time, will replace BetStars in New Jersey and will become the Stars Group’s flagship brand in Pennsylvania.  Read More Here

New York Post: MLB Sellouts With Wrigley Field Kiosk Betting

10:30 am ET - Phil Mushnick of the New York Post has essentially called Major League Baseball out as sellouts for the league's desire to start taking bets on games from kiosks strategically placed at Wrigley Field after years of disparaging remarks against sports gambling (not to mention, for years, they have condemned Pete Rose for betting on games).

He poses the following potential scenarios:

One can already envision Wrigley’s biggest gamblers — biggest losers — being comped the best seats like big bangers treated to the best seats to Wayne Newton concerts in Vegas. Will there be a “free” buffet for those who most often bet/lose the most? Sure, why not?

Will Wrigley remain open after Cubs’ games to take West Coast action on all sports?

Mushnick adds:

Rob Manfred, who, on behalf of the team owners who enrich and empower him, claims kids are MLB’s most important investment and future clients, has allowed — invited — bad-odds gambling to infest baseball.

Illinois recently opened the floodgates by legalizing sports betting and permitting the activity in arenas, stadiums and ballparks.

Our Free Picks Record June 18 (We haven't made picks in a few days)

2019 MLB Record: 17-11-2 (60.1%) - 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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A popular sports bettor might not have been on board with wagering on Sunday's much hyped "The Match: Champions for Charity".

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William Hill sportsbook director Nick Bogdanovich said the UFC handle at William Hill topped what was wagered on Russian table tennis over last weekend, but not by a large margin. 

Pro Bettor Talks Pandemic Impact on Sports Betting, How Real Bookies Approach Their Craft

Pro Bettor Talks Pandemic Impact on Sports Betting, How Real Bookies Approach Their Craft

A professional sports bettor, Rufus Peabody, recently spoke to BetIndianaNews.com to discuss the coronavirus pandemic's impact on sports betting.  Much of it is obvious, no sports equals no wagering.  But with sports slowly but surely returning, the big question centers around home field/court advantage should games be held without fans.

10 Years of CalvinAyre.com, G911 Owner Recounts Payback

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CalvinAyre.com is celebrating its 10 years online and our very own Chris Costigan offered his congratulations and talks about what it was like to torture Calvin Ayre for so many years, only to have the tables turned on him.

New Figures Suggest the Unstoppable Rise of eSports is Set to Continue

There are so many different sports and activities that people can make a wager on these days, but one area which is increasingly attracting a lot of attention is the world of competitive gaming – also known as eSports.