January 19, 2018
How The Jags Disrupted The Playoff Betting Scheme
Jacksonville Jaguars

At the beginning of the season, no one would have expected the Jacksonville Jaguars to be in the picture. However, Jacksonville finished the regular season 10-6 and clinched a Wild Card spot in the Playoffs. Not only did they achieve something that hasn’t been done since 2007, but they defied expectations again by making it through the Wild Card and Divisional rounds. A lot of bettors lost money betting on the Pittsburgh Steelers to win at home, which just goes to show the disruptive nature […]

January 19, 2018
Conference Championships Have Potential For Underdogs
Jacksonville Jaguars Football Team

The NFL Playoffs Divisional Round had some of the most intense football of the season and set up an interesting Conference Championship picture. The New England Patriots performed up to expectations in dismantling the Tennessee Titans. However, the other 3 games went against most analysts’ and bettors’ perceived outcomes. After a wild weekend, we have the Patriots against the Jaguars in the AFC Championship and the Minnesota Vikings against the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship. If you asked most people to predict the AFC […]

January 18, 2018
Prop Bets For NFL Conference Championships – Is There Money In It?
NFL conference championship logos

Novice bettors typically stick to the point spread bets when it comes to NFL games, and it is easy to see why. Picking the favored team to win by ‘x’ amount of points is usually always a lock. There are also moneyline and total bets, which create a somewhat neutral betting environment. However, many enthusiasts in legal online betting understand that real money also lies in prop bets. The popularity of prop bets for NFL betting lines has expanded exponentially. For those who don’t know, […]

January 10, 2018
NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Preview
NFL Divisional Playoffs logo

After an enthralling Wild Card Round that saw several concussions, questionable calls, an incredible comeback and a few Cinderella stories cut short, the Divisional Round is set. The division champions that clinched a first-round bye have been waiting anxiously to see who they would be facing, and now comes time for preparations. Fans can legally bet online through multiple offshore sportsbooks covering the playoffs and Super Bowl through NFL betting lines, and if the first round showed us anything, it is to expect the unexpected. The […]

January 4, 2018
CFP National Championship Sees SEC Rivals Face Off
2018 NCAAF Championship

The college football National Championship game is set for January 8, 2018, and will feature the Georgia Bulldogs v. the Alabama Crimson Tide. This game continues the narrative that the SEC holds the best teams in college football. Fans can bet on the game through US based sportsbooks in Las Vegas or licensed offshore sportsbooks, the latter being the primary legal online betting option for US residents. Fans were treated to the most back-and-forth Rose Bowl in history on New Year’s Day. The Oklahoma Sooners […]

January 3, 2018
Betting Numbers On NFL Playoffs Could Inspire Legislative Change
NFL Playoffs 2018 Logo

The NFL is arguably the most popular sports league in the United States. The Super Bowl pulls in billions of dollars in sports betting each year. Many different sportsbooks host legal online betting options throughout the Playoffs leading up to the big game. Las Vegas sportsbooks are the only land based operation in the US where you can place a bet, otherwise bettors use licensed offshore sportsbooks. With the current sports betting law facing potential repeal, perhaps a high number of NFL bets could push the […]

January 1, 2018
Sports Gambling Lobbying Its Way To The Supreme Court
Federal Court House

Recently Pennsylvania was the 4th state to legalize online gambling to their residents when Governor Tom Wolf signed house bill 271 into state law. Some residents and lawmakers would like to see this bill over turned and the Federal Government make online gambling illegal nationwide. The Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), is now getting some new-found attention by lawmakers who want to see federal control over states who made online gambling available to their residents. The Federal Wire Act was originally implemented in 1961 […]

December 30, 2017
Ohio Legalizes Daily Fantasy Sports Betting
Flag For State Of Ohio

Ohio recently became the 18th state in the country to legalize Daily Fantasy Sports. Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 132 into law, legislation that followed closely to that of other states with legal DFS. While this is an impressive feat in the fight for legal sports gambling, does it bode well for full-blown sports betting in the Buckeye State? Regarding Daily Fantasy Sports, the new bill established several benchmarks. The annual licensing fee for DFS operators is $10,000 maximum. There is to be no […]

December 26, 2017
New Jersey Sports Betting Case Underway
United States Supreme Court Building

The long awaited New Jersey sports betting case recently opened up with oral arguments in the Supreme Court. The case is New Jersey, specifically Governor Chris Christie, versus the major sports leagues. NJ is arguing that the federal ban on sports betting, the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), is unconstitutional in that it commandeers states to enforce a federal law they should not have to. PASPA is somewhat of an unusual law, and this was discussed in the opening arguments. The ban does […]

December 24, 2017
International Partnership In Question For New Jersey Gambling Laws
Senator Raymond Lesniak

New Jersey is leading the way as the rest of America awaits a decision of the Supreme Court on the Christie vs NCAA case.   Christie vs NCAA is a case put before the Supreme Court that will determine if our federal government has the right to control state lawmaking. In 1992 the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) was passed by congress and prohibited state sanctioned gambling. Fast forward to 2011, New Jersey residents voted for a constitutional amendment that allows state-wide sports gambling. […]