Sportsbook News

5Dimes to Shut Down Before Super Bowl?

The widow of 5Dimes founder Sean Creighton has absolutely "had it" with the "incompetence", we are told and is on the "verge of a nervous breakdown". 

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/04/2023

FanDuel Caught Violating Own Policy

FanDuel Caught Violating Own Policy

FanDuel sportsbook violated its own official sports betting rules last week 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.

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Feb/03/2023

Can't Bet the Super Bowl National Anthem Prop From Caesars Sportsbook

You've probably seen those Caesars Sportsbook ads and will likely be exposed to many more ahead of this year's Super Bowl.  If you are looking to place a prop bet on the singing of the National Anthem, Caesars does not offer that prop.  There are other options however.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Feb/02/2023

BetFred Joins Forces With Vegas Golden Knights

BetFred Joins Forces With Vegas Golden Knights

“We're proud to be partnering with Betfred as they make their arrival here in Las Vegas,” said Golden Knights president Kerry Bubolz. “Betfred's US business is Vegas Born just like we are, and we're excited to help them launch their brand in Nevada.”

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/02/2023

Cowboys Star Blasts Barstool Sports: 'You People Are Sick!'

Cowboys Star Blasts Barstool Sports: 'You People Are Sick!'

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons went on a rampage against the Barstool Sports Twitter account after shaming him for showing support for a division rival player.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/02/2023

Hey Siri, Who Invented the Super Bowl Halftime Show Cleavage Prop? That Would Be BetOnline's Dave Mason

Hey Siri, Who Invented the Super Bowl Halftime Show Cleavage Prop?

The history of the Super Bowl Halftime Show cleavage bet is revealed as Gambling911.com probes deep.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Feb/01/2023

Consolidation in the US Regulated Sports Betting Affiliate Space?

Consolidation in the US Regulated Sports Betting Affiliate Space?

Plus Minnesota about to give it another go at pushing for sports betting legalization.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Feb/01/2023

Where Can I Bet This Year's Super Bowl - I'm Under 21

Where Can I Bet This Year's Super Bowl - I'm Under 21

Most US states that have regulated sports betting - not all - require individuals to be at least 21 years old in order to place a wager on this year's Super Bowl.  Nearly all offshore sportsbooks, Americas Bookie included, allow for those 18 and up.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Feb/01/2023

Massachusetts Regulated Sports Betting Kicked Off Today

Caesars the Latest to be Awarded Mass Sports Betting License

Legalized sports betting officially kicked off Tuesday January 31, 2023 in Massachusetts immediately following the weekend's NFL conference championship games and right in time for the Super Bowl.  The first bet was placed at 10 am ET.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/31/2023

NBCU and PointsBet Extend Betting Deal: Book Must Spend $58 Mil Per Year on Marketing

And deal is not even exclusive as second largest sportsbook operator BetMGM is now joining forces with NBC Universal.  BetMGM expects to become profitable soon.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/31/2023

Betting Experts Weigh in on FanDuel Voiding Policy

Betting Experts Weigh in on FanDuel Voiding Policy

One of our experts offered: “For anyone that believes they are entitled for a losing bet to be refunded is out of touch with reality. They are the same type of people who support participation trophies."

Submitted by Thomas Somach on, Jan/31/2023

Can I Bet the Super Bowl on DraftKings From California?

Can I Bet the Super Bowl on DraftKings From California?

While you won't be able to bet this year's Super Bowl from California using the DraftKings app, there are plenty of other great sportsbooks willing to take your action. 

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/30/2023

888 Account Suspensions, Exec Exits, Company Shares Lose More Than a Quarter of Value

888 Account Suspensions, Exec Exits, Company Shares Lose More Than a Quarter of Value

The company's shares tumbled as much as 14.4% on the news of its anti-laundering failures.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, Jan/30/2023

Luka Prop Bet Controversy: “New PrizePicks Crybabies”?

Luka Prop Bet Controversy: “New PrizePicks Crybabies”?

In recent days there's been plenty of talk within the sports betting community over a gimmick offered up by those primarily in the U.S. regulated market: Offering refunds on player props, often when a player suffers an injury.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/28/2023

Sports Bettors Demand Luka Doncic Prop Bets Be Voided: Petition Filed

Sports Bettors Demand Luka Doncic Prop Bets Be Voided: Petition Filed

Mavericks star Luka Doncic exited in the first quarter of the Mavericks' 99-95 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday and now gamblers are demanding FanDuel follow DraftKings lead and void the Luka bets, especially after they did so for Antonio Davis.

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/27/2023

Blame Chris Christie for Sports Betting Ad Inundation

Blame Chris Christie for Sports Betting Ad Inundation

Plus a gambler has been sentenced for defrauding the goverment.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/26/2023

You Suck at Sports Betting! Here's How We Know

You Suck at Sports Betting! Here's How We Know

Plus Building a Gaming Community on Twitch From Scratch

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/24/2023

Is BetMGM Legal in Alabama?

Is BetMGM Legal in Alabama?

Because BetMGM adheres to strict state-by-state regulatory practices, the site opts not to permit real money betting from Sweet Home Alabama.  This doesn't mean there are not other options. 

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/20/2023

UFC Hires Gaming Integrity Firm to Tighten Gambling Rules Amid Probe

UFC Hires Gaming Integrity Firm to Tighten Gambling Rules Amid Probe

In the wake of a probe into a Nov. 5 UFC fight between Darrick Minner and Shayilan Nuerdanbieke whereby suspicious betting activity was noted by a number of gambling firms, the UFC this week announced a new gambling policy.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/20/2023

Jerry Jones Wants Texas Sports Betting...Easier Said Than Done

Jerry Jones Wants Texas Sports Betting...Easier Said Than Done

"There’s a huge amount of gaming going on in and around sports at this time. And, so, to have all the benefits or all the control over it, it needs to be recognized and parameters put on it and discipline put in it," said Jones.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/19/2023

Tennessee Sports Betting Shatters More Records in December

Tennessee Mobile Sportsbook App Reviews

$440.4 million in bets were placed during the month of December in the great state of Tennessee. This translated into $9.4 million in taxes paid to state coffers. 

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/18/2023

Massachusetts Sports Betting Slated to Begin End of This Month

Massachusetts Sports Betting Slated to Begin End of This Month

Following a somewhat grueling process, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission is nearing the completion of their intial review of sports betting applications and the start of in-person sports gambling could begin as soon as January 31.  This would be a soft launch to review how the operators behave.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/17/2023

Texas Senate Probably Won't Pass Gambling Legislation

Texas Senate Probably Won't Pass Gambling Legislation

Folks are giddy over the prospect of gambling expansion in the Lone Star State after Democratic Sen. Carol Alvarado, of Houston filed a bill proposing a constitutional amendment to legalize casino and sports betting.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, Jan/17/2023

The Live PPH Betting Platform Software - What Will it Cost Me?

Live in-play betting is available from a pay per head service like Power Pay Per Head for just a little over $10 per customer per week.  But you won't just get the live betting feature.

Submitted by Guest on, Jan/17/2023

Gambler Loses $1.4 million Bet on Chargers After Going Up 27-0

Gambler Loses $1.4 million Bet on Chargers After Going Up 27-0

DraftKings confirmed the loss to Action Sports Network's Darren Rovell.  But why would someone bet at these odds?

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/16/2023

Wildcard Weekend Hot Action Report - 2023

Six great games translates into some execellent action for the book.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, Jan/14/2023

Can I Place a Bet on the FanDuel App From Nevada?

Despite all those great commercials, FanDuel is not available in the state of Nevada via remote registration.  Sportsbooks based out of Nevada require in-person registration.   Then there are the more established sportsbooks operating from outside the US that accept customers from Nevada.

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, Jan/14/2023

MA Gaming Commission Considers Need to Take Stand Against Banning Sharps..for About a Minute

Massachusetts Gaming Commission Considers Needs to Take Stand Against Banning Sharps

In the end, it appears the commissioners lost interest in the topic...at least for now. 

Submitted by Jagajeet Chiba on, Jan/12/2023

This Might Just Be the Most Saturated Sports Betting Market in the U.S.

This Might Just Be the Most Saturated Sports Betting Market in the U.S.

Tipico Sportsbook becomes the 21st sportsbook to obtain a license in the great state of Iowa, with its adult population of just over 2 million and 90% of the market share going to only five books.

Submitted by C Costigan on, Jan/12/2023

CBC In-Depth Probe Into Canada Sports Betting Ads Similar to That of NYT it Appears

CBC's probe comes just weeks after a similar blockbuster investigative report appeared in the New York Times.  The NYT article found that some sports betting firms specifically targetted college campuses through big money deals.

Submitted by Alejandro Botticelli on, Jan/12/2023

Breaking News

5Dimes to Shut Down Before Super Bowl?

The widow of 5Dimes founder Sean Creighton has absolutely "had it" with the "incompetence", we are told and is on the "verge of a nervous breakdown".