November 18, 2017
NBA To Lobby Congress For Sports Betting Regulation
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver

In perhaps the most ambitious move by any of the major sports leagues, the NBA expressed its intention of lobbying Congress to uplift the federal ban on sports betting and impose regulations. NBA Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel Dan Spillane spoke at the recent Sports Betting USA Conference in New York City. Spillane mentioned the league has representatives in Washington D.C. and is working on legislation. Their hope is that the outcome of the ongoing SCOTUS case will shift Congress’ perception on the […]


November 17, 2017
Odds Shifting On NFL Thanksgiving Games
NFL Thanksgiving Day Football

Thanksgiving Day is almost here, and with it comes a day of family, friends and football. There are 3 NFL games scheduled, and they all seemed pretty clear cut as far as odds go at the beginning of the season. However, injuries have deflated several teams, causing a shift in the betting landscape. Interested bettors can find legal betting online options for the Thanksgiving games, but you should be aware of the current standings prior to making any bets. The first game of the day […]


November 10, 2017
Texas Attorney General Walks Line On Sports Betting
Ken Paxton Texas Attorney General

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently came out on record stating that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional. PASPA is a federal ban on sports betting enacted in 1992 that affects 46 states, including Texas. The law could be nearing its end, as New Jersey is currently engaged in a legal battle over its unconstitutionality in the Supreme Court. Texas is one of several states to support the Garden State’s cause. “PASPA is unconstitutional and tramples on state sovereignty. By ending […]


November 9, 2017
West Virginia Teeing Up Sports Betting
West Virginia State Legslature

As the gambling landscape prepares to shift, states are scrambling to put the logistics in place to support a legal sports betting environment. West Virginia appears to be the next state in line to put words into action. It is reported that state lottery and local casino representatives met to discuss the effects of a sports betting study conducted earlier this year. WV residents can find legal betting online through licensed offshore sportsbooks, but these discussions could lead towards local brick-and-mortar regulated establishments. West Virginia […]


November 6, 2017
Philadelphia Tiptoeing Towards Sports Betting With New Casino
New Casino In Philadelphia

Pennsylvania is taking major strides towards a legalized sports betting framework. On top of Governor Tom Wolf signing a sports betting bill into law, a new casino set for launch in Philadelphia could host single-game betting options. Live! Hotel and Casino Philadelphia has been greenlighted for construction after overcoming several bureaucratic and logistic obstacles. The casino will be the 13th in the state and the 4th in the greater Philadelphia area. The new law signed by Governor Wolf not only supports sports gambling, but also […]


November 1, 2017
World Series Comes Down To Game 7
Dodgers

This year’s World Series is being touted as one of the best in history. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers have put on a show for the ages, most recently capped by the Dodgers forcing a Game 7. Betting action has been rampant on the Series since the beginning, but Game 7 will undoubtedly draw high number of bets. You can find legal betting online for the final installment of the World Series. Both teams have incredible offenses, which have been display throughout the […]


October 24, 2017
World Series Betting Skewed Towards Dodgers
LA Dodgers vs Houston Astros

The 2017 World Series is set to begin Tuesday, October 24, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. 2 undervalued teams, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros, will be competing for the title. Both teams are currently in long droughts regarding World Series titles. Betting lines have opened for the Series reports show that most of them favor the Los Angeles Dodgers. You can find options for legally betting on baseball for the World Series through licensed offshore sportsbooks. Most oddsmakers have the Dodgers […]


October 24, 2017
Major Sports Leagues Arguing Federal Ban Is Constitutional
Major US sports leagues

The New Jersey sports betting case does not formally begin until early December, but the US Supreme Court has been receiving amicus briefs from both parties in the meantime. New Jersey’s main argument is that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is unconstitutional in that it forces states to ban sports betting, even if they are interested in some type of regulated format. Attorney Paul Clement, who represents the NCAA, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB, submitted a brief countering NJ’s argument. Clement argues […]


October 23, 2017
MGM Casino Purchases WNBA Franchise; Will Move To Vegas
San Antonio Stars

It appears that another professional franchise will come to Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International purchased the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars and will move the franchise to Las Vegas. This means Sin City will feature the Golden Knights (started this season), Raiders (in the process of moving from Oakland) and now the Stars. The WNBA falls under the umbrella of the NBA, meaning that there is now technically an NBA affiliate in Las Vegas, the heart of American sports betting. Why is this move significant? It […]


October 18, 2017
Report Urges Congress To Advance Sports Gambling
Competitive Enterprise Institute

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, a non-profit libertarian think tank, issued a report to Congress suggesting they make a move on sports betting legalization now instead of waiting on the New Jersey Supreme Court case. The SCOTUS case is set to begin on December 4, and a favorable ruling for the Garden State could see the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the federal ban on sports betting in the US, repealed, meaning brick-and-mortar sportsbooks would begin to pop up all over the country. However, […]