June 23, 2017
Online Poker Players Clinch WSOP Bracelets
Moorman and Obst

Chris Moorman and James Obst, two of the biggest poker tournament players in the worldwide circuit, just won their first World Series of Poker bracelets after winning two separate events. Moorman won a $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event and Obst was victorious in a $10,000 Razz Championship. WSOP bracelets are considered prestigious marks of a player’s quality, so Moorman and Obst have officially established their fame in the WSOP. Moorman has a strong background in No-Limit Hold’em games. He plays in both live and online games […]

June 22, 2017
Teams Looking To Bolster Units With Draft Pickups
NBA Draft 2017

The NBA Draft is set for June 22, 2017, and there are some interesting players coming out of the college circuit. Several NBA franchises are looking to add some key players to their squads and there have already been some trades to shift spots in the Draft order. While the Draft is an exciting time for teams and fans, bettors can also capitalize on the event through a wide range of betting lines covering the NBA Draft. One of the biggest stories heading into this […]

June 22, 2017
Daily Fantasy Sports Merger Blocked By FTC
Federal Trade Commission

A merger between the two largest Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) providers has been blocked by the Federal Trade Commission. DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Inc. are attempting a merger that is believed to be pivotal for their success. The FTC has come out in opposition of the merger on the grounds that if allowed, the joint company would control 90% of the US DFS market—a market that holds a multibillion-dollar valuation. They are seeking a federal injunction to prevent the companies from joining forces. Sports betting […]

June 21, 2017
New York Poker Bill Fails In State Assembly
Statue of Liberty NY

New York looks set to miss out on state-regulated online poker. The news comes from Assemblyman Gary Pretlow, the leading representative behind the legalization effort. For proponents of nationwide legal poker, this news is a big loss as New York would have been the fourth largest state to feature online poker. Currently, NY residents do have access to legally sanctioned offshore poker sites, but do not have any state licensed options available to them. Assembly Bill 5250 sough to classify popular poker games like Texas […]

June 16, 2017
Connecticut Legislation Calls For Legal Sports Betting Framework
sports betting legalization in US

A new bill has passed through Connecticut legislature that could see a legal and regulated sports betting framework implemented should the federal government legalize sports betting nationwide. The bill’s primary concern was permitting another tribal casino to open, but there is some language regarding sports betting that was attached to the document. The bill will essentially see large expansion of the current state gambling market. The State House of Representatives is the party responsible for the bill’s initial success. This bill will see an expansion […]

June 14, 2017
NY Poker Looking To Leave Out Bad Actors
NY Online Poker Bill

New York recently joined the legal online poker forefront with its ambitious legislative bill, S-3898. If passed, land-based poker operators could partner with online poker technology vendors in providing legal games to residents. An amendment was recently made to the bill that could see some of the largest online gambling providers miss out on the NY market. ‘Bad Actor’ clauses, as their known, have become prominent in the US online poker realm. ‘Bad actors’ are considered any online gaming company that was accused of violating […]

June 12, 2017
Illinois Hoping To Pass Online Gambling And DFS Legislation
Illinois considering online gambling bill

Illinois’ government officials are facing two gambling bills that could revamp the state’s gambling landscape. Both the state’s General Assembly and Senate saw bills expanding gambling in-state laid before them before the end of session. The bills pertain to expansion via more brick-and-mortar casinos and implementing Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) and state-regulated online gambling. The General Assembly’s bill called for adding 6 new casinos within the state. The Senate has already approved legislation allowing for casinos in Rockford, Danville, Chicago and Lake County, but the […]

June 7, 2017
RAWA Could Jeopardize American Liberty
HR 707 RAWA will face a house debate and vote

The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, or RAWA, is a legislative effort to overturn the current Federal Wire Act for a stricter version that calls for banning most forms of online gambling, including online state Lottery offerings. Those in favor of RAWA envision a United States without an online gambling market and those who oppose RAWA see it as a direct violation of our Constitutional liberties as Americans. All this controversy began in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy passed the original Federal Wire Act. […]

June 2, 2017
New Jersey Sports Betting Case Looking Bleak
SCOTUS advised not to hear NJ case

The long-standing New Jersey sports betting case took a turn for the worse with the Solicitor General finally weighing in. NJ has been waiting on the Supreme Court of the United States to decide if they were to hear their case or not for a long time. SCOTUS enlisted the help of the Solicitor General. After months of deliberation, including a meeting between both parties of the case, the SG’s office issued an official brief advising SCOTUS to not hear the appeal. NJ’s sports betting […]

June 1, 2017
NBA Fans Get Rematch They Were Hoping For At 2017 NBA Finals
2017 NBA Finals

The way this year’s NBA Playoffs were going, it became clear who would be facing off in the Finals. The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers powered their way through their respective conferences. The Warriors managed to make it unscathed while the Cavs lost once to the #1 seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. For the third straight year, these two teams will face off in what is likely to be a historical Finals series. Ever since losing last year’s Finals, the Warriors […]