September 21, 2017
Indian Tribes Need To Take Stance On Sports Betting
National Indian Gaming Association

US gambling is split into 2 factions—state-regulated and tribal. There are a total of 255 American Indian tribes operating casinos in the continental US. If legal sports betting is to function in America, the tribes need to determine their stance on the matter and how they could implement sports wagering into their existing gambling ventures. This will most certainly be a topic of discussion at the midyear conference for the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) taking place in Phoenix, Arizona. Sports betting is one of […]

September 15, 2017
Minnesota Lawmaker Planning Sports Betting Legislation
Representative Pat Gorofalo

Minnesota is about to enter into the legal battle for sports betting. Representative Pat Garofalo announced his plans to introduce sports betting legislation while on Minnesota Public Radio. The proposed bill would regulate sports betting within the state and join more than a dozen other bills from other states on the same subject. Garofalo stated his desire for a regulated, safe and fair sports betting environment. He addressed that fact that sports gambling already takes place within the state, with most of the activity happening online. […]

September 13, 2017
Chiefs Provide First Upset Of Season With Win Over Patriots
Chiefs versus the Patriots

The Kansas City Chiefs proved fans, analysts and oddsmakers all wrong with their resounding win over the defending Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots. All of the lines offered at legal USA online sportsbooks showed the Patriots as the likely team to pull off a victory. Even with WR Julian Edelman missing with a torn ACL, most had the Patriots as favorites to win over the Chiefs. However, coach Andy Reid executed a strong fourth quarter comeback to stun New England. At the beginning […]

September 7, 2017
States Moving To Support NJ In Sports Betting Case
Patrick Morrisey

20 states have joined up in filing a brief supporting New Jersey in their US sports betting case currently residing with the US Supreme Court. The American Gaming Association, a lobbying organization pushing for sports betting legalization, reported this after filing their own amicus brief in the New Jersey case. These reports come as a sign of relief for the Garden State, as they are fighting to legalize sports betting in their state. The case has nationwide ramifications, however, especially if the Supreme Court rules […]

August 31, 2017
Colin Kaepernick Remains Unsigned – Will He Play Again?
Colin Kaepernick

The Colin Kaepernick saga has been going on for quite some time. The former 49ers QB made headlines when he knelt for the National Anthem in protest of police killings involving African Americans. Kaepernick continued to kneel throughout the season, with several other players joining his efforts throughout the season, but he remained the scapegoat. Despite the media attention, his performance on the field continued to dwindle, causing his QB value to drop. Kaepernick was eventually cut from the 49ers and has been in limbo […]

August 30, 2017
Texans DL J.J. Watt Raises $6+ Million For Hurricane Harvey Relief
JJ Watt NFL Player

J.J. Watt, a defensive lineman for the Houston Texans, has successfully raised more than $6 million in relief funds for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Watt started the fund to help with recovery from the storm and donated $100,000 of his own money. Chris Paul, point guard for the Houston Rockets, contributed $50,000 to the fund. Watt spoke on the amazing support people have shown the city of Houston through his relief fund. Donations range from $5 or less to thousands of dollars, but Watt emphasized […]

August 24, 2017
Turns Out Floyd Mayweather Is Superstitious
Floyd Mayweather

Possibly the largest fight in combat sports history is upon us and it’s a battle where separate combat sports worlds will collide between professional Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. This weekend, on August 26th, the pound of pound king of boxing will take on the arguable pound for pound king of MMA in a fight between “The Notorious” Conor McGregor and Floyd “Money” Mayweather. Floyd Mayweather has become known in Las Vegas for being a heavy-handed part of their sports gambling machine. He regularly places […]

August 22, 2017
Land Down Under Facing Online Gambling Blackout
Australian Gambling Laws

Australia, one of the biggest gambling countries in the world, is set to become one of the strictest. The highly contested Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill received a Royal Assent from Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, putting the bill in position to become law. This amendment spells danger for online gambling enthusiast, as it will effectively block all iGaming enterprises that currently make up the Australia legal online gambling market. The Interactive Gambling Act was first passed in 2001. The original language permitted online sports betting as […]

August 17, 2017
Betting On The 2017 Solar Eclipse – Odds With A Realistic POV
Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Nowadays, you can practically bet on anything. Prop betting lines have extended beyond the realm of sports into entertainment, politics and more. In some cases, betting lines can be ridiculous. Prop bets provide a nice break from the standard betting format. They also allow for more people to get involved in an industry where they may not feel welcome (i.e. non-sports fans).  Given all this, it is not too farfetched to think of prop bets for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Some […]

August 16, 2017
AGA Acknowledges Online Gambling In New Code Of Conduct
America Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association introduced a revised Code of Conduct that specifically addresses online gambling. This is the first instance of the AGA, one of the most recognized lobbyist groups for gambling in North America, including online gambling in their Code of Conduct, showcasing the growth of online gambling over the years. The Code of Conduct was first drafted in 2003 and has been updated to keep up with industry standards. The updated code obviously does not address legal betting sites that are operating offshore. Since […]