April 26, 2017
Second Manchester Derby Set For Thursday
Manchester Derby

The second and final Manchester Derby (also known as the Manchester Darby overseas) is set for this Thursday, April 27, at the City of Manchester Stadium. Oddsmakers have Manchester City as the favorites to win at -118 odds, but Manchester United are not far off. United has been in form recently, causing some bettors to lean towards them. As things stand now, City is ahead in the Premier League Table at 4th place, but United are only point off. 4th place is one of the […]

April 25, 2017
NCAA Refusing To Host Events In New Jersey
New Jersey

New Jersey won’t be hosting any NCAA tournaments or events through 2022. The NCAA released their championship and regional sites for the next 5 years and New Jersey has been left out of the loop. Many believe this is because of the state’s ongoing case with the federal government regarding sports betting. The NCAA has been the toughest sports organization on sports betting, even amidst the NFL, NBA, MLB, NBA and MLS. When New Jersey passed one of two laws that authorized state-regulated sports betting […]

April 23, 2017
Rules of the NFL Draft: A Look At How The NFL Draft Works
NFL Draft Rules

The 2017 NFL Draft is right around the corner. The Draft is set to run from April 27-29, and features several notable college athletes. There is a lot that goes into the NFL Draft, much of which goes unnoticed by the casual fan. Rules govern how the Draft operates, and these rules can affect things from both a league and sports gambling standpoint. Bettors make their picks based on careful analysis, the odds, gut instinct and a variety of other factors. However, the unpredictability of […]

April 22, 2017
NFL Draft Day Betting Lines Stir Controversy
2017 NFL Draft

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has decided to offer prop bets on the NFL Draft via the state’s regulated sportsbooks. This decision has upset some on the grounds that is a violation of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, or PASPA. Interestingly enough, Nevada is one of four states exempted from PASPA. PASPA was designed to prevent new forms of sports betting from surfacing, which could give those against the proposed Draft bets a case, but Nevada doesn’t expect any sort of action to […]

April 19, 2017
NGA Pushing For States’ Rights For Online Gambling
NGA reaches out to Jeff Sessions

In wake of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ comments during his confirmation hearing, the National Governors Association have expressed concern over states’ rights to have online gambling. The NGA’s Economic Development & Commerce Committee sent a letter directly to Sessions to voice their opinion on the matter. Sessions made comments regarding the Department of Justice’s Formal Opinion on the Federal Wire Act. Specifically, Sessions said he didn’t agree with the DOJ’s opinion and would reexamine the matter. The Federal Wire Act was passed decades ago and […]

April 16, 2017
Raiders’ Move To Vegas Does Not Mean NFL Will Relax Gambling Policies
Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship

In a clear demonstration that the NFL has no intention of relaxing their restrictions concerning gambling, the league is imposing fines for several NFL players who recently participated in a sporting event that took place at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. The popular casino property hosted the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship in a made for TV event that will air on CBS sometime this spring. Close to three dozen NFL players were in attendance at the event, with several of them deciding to compete […]

April 13, 2017
Massachusetts Tees Up Online Gambling Market
Massachusetts Government

Massachusetts is considering legalizing state regulated online gambling in the wake of a declining state Lottery. The MA state Lottery sales haven’t been up to par when compared to past years and even recent months, with an estimated $6 million decrease in sales from February. This decrease in Lottery expenditure has driven lawmakers to look at online gambling as a saving grace. MA Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has filed a bill that would allow the Lottery to offer online and smartphone casino games. Those behind the […]

April 5, 2017
Supreme Court Close To Hearing New Jersey Sports Betting Case
US Supreme Court

In the battle to legalize sports betting in the US, New Jersey has been at the forefront. The state has been fighting against the federal government for several years now. Now, after several appeals and a slow-moving legal process, the state may finally get a shot at legalization as the Supreme Court could decide to hear the case by the end of June. The New Jersey sports betting saga dates all the way back to 2012 when the state passed a law that allowed for […]

March 31, 2017
Raiders Officially Move To Las Vegas
Raiders moving to Las Vegas Stadium

The NFL finally has a franchise in Sin City. The Oakland Raiders have received approval from the league to relocate to Las Vegas. The franchise has been pushing for this move for some time now, and there were concerns that it wouldn’t happen when key investors pulled out, but the team owners put forth a resounding vote in favor of the move. A Las Vegas team has been in the works since before the Raiders’ ambitious move, but it was always been considered a risky […]

March 24, 2017
March Madness Tournament Shaking Up Brackets
March Madness 2017

The March Madness tournament is getting closer to the end, as the Sweet 16 round is set to wrap up. The remaining teams will face off in the Elite 8 round. This year’s tournament has already had its share of upsets, surprises and ruined brackets, leaving the betting lines completely open to interpretation. Betting on March Madness is always unpredictable, and these remaining teams will surely give bettors a lot to think about. Gonzaga, Xavier, Kansas and Oregon have already advanced to the next round. North […]