June 22, 2018
Match Day 1 Of World Cup Has Ups And Downs
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The first batch of group stage games are out of the way and there are plenty of narratives to dissect. Favorited teams underperformed, underdogs rose to the occasion and VAR has already been put to use in mitigating controversial calls. For some teams, things are looking up. For others, there need to be some major adjustments. The host nation Russia got off to a strong start in their World Cup campaign. They won 5-0 against Saudi Arabia and displayed a powerful attack that should come […]


June 21, 2018
Can England Push Through ?
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Over the past few years, England has become a bit of a laughing stock on the international stage. Their squad is always loaded with talent but seems to come up short when it matters most. This year, with a new manager and some ambitious young players, England may be able to become a surprise favorite in most matchups and possibly give themselves an opportunity to win the World Cup. Take the 2016 Euros for example. England was projected to do well and despite lackluster play, […]


June 20, 2018
Michigan Passes Online Gambling Bill
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Michigan completed online gambling legislation in one fell swoop with the Lawful Internet Gambling Act. The ambitious law passed via a 68-40 vote in the state House. The bill allows multiple casinos in the state to offer an online casino, poker, and sports betting. This is a major victory for the state, especially considering that the bill laid dormant for so long before it was finally able to break out into the forefront. According to the bill, 3 casinos in Detroit will be able to […]


June 19, 2018
Favorite Teams Off To Early Struggle In World Cup
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The World Cup is here and everyone is feeling soccer fever. Aside from being the most televised sporting event in the world, the World Cup also rakes in a high number of wagers. The oddsmakers’ favorites to win it all this year are Germany, Brazil, and Argentina. However, neither team won their first game of the tournament. While there is still plenty of soccer to be played, is this a bad sign for those betting on the favorites? Argentina was the first of the Big […]


June 15, 2018
New Jersey Finalizes State Regulated Sports Betting
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Even though New Jersey led the crusade against the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in the fight for legal sports betting, they weren’t the first state in the post-PASPA era to launch a local sports gambling network. Now, Governor Phil Murphy has finally made NJ sports betting official by signing bill A4111 into law. Murphy confirmed the news via a statement shortly after in which he pointed towards new business and new fans. States would not be allowed to vote in sports betting […]


June 15, 2018
Justify Wins Historic Triple Crown
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In American horse racing, the Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes) is the best prize one can hope to achieve. This year, Justify managed to capture the elusive Triple Crown after his latest victory at the Belmont Stakes. Justify becomes the second horse to win the Triple Crown in 4 years; American Pharoah claimed the prize back in 2015. Only 12 horses had won the Triple Crown before Justify claimed the 13th installment. There was a 37-year drought before American Pharoah won in […]


June 13, 2018
Congress To Hold Hearing On Sports Betting
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Congress is expected to schedule a hearing on sports betting sometime in June. Many expect this hearing to tackle the prospect of imposing federal regulation on domestic brick-and-mortar sports betting. While it doesn’t seem likely that a congressional bill on federal regulation will come to pass anytime soon, this hearing may provide the foundation upon which to build upon. Ever since the US Supreme Court removed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) from the books, states have been working on legislation to bring […]


June 7, 2018
New Jersey Comes for Sports Betting
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While Delaware may be the first out of the gates with legalized sports wagering offers, New Jersey is not far behind. Operators of NJ’s Monmouth Park state that while they were disappointed, they were not worried about not being first as they understand that New Jersey has been a pioneer to this movement and helped get sports betting to this point. With that point made, shouldn’t some loyalty would come from that? NJ hopes to offer single-game sports wagering for bettors 21 and over by […]


June 6, 2018
Do The Leagues Have Rights To Data Control?
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Sports betting legislation is on the rise with PASPA out of the way. Before the SCOTUS decision was handed down, multiple states were working out legislation and the NBA and MLB were sure to be a part of it. They want ‘integrity fees,’ which they claim are to help them maintain the integrity of their leagues through monitoring and enforcement of illegal betting activity. Now, integrity fees seem more like data control fees, which would go towards organizations with exclusive intellectual property rights regarding league […]


June 5, 2018
Delaware Sports Betting Launching June 5
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It looks like Delaware will be the first state to launch sports betting in this post-PASPA era. Nevada has had single-game wagering for years, but Delaware marks the first case of an outside state being able to feature wagering options. Governor John Carney broke the news that Delaware Park, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino Harrington Raceway & Casino will offer single-game wagering options beginning June 5. Carney stated that Delaware is prepared to launch on both legal and regulatory standpoints. He is optimistic that the […]