Vegas Golden Knights On The Brink Of Greatness

Vegas-Knights

At the start of the 2017-2018 season, the Las Vegas Golden Knights were an ambitious expansion team with mixed reviews. Now, the “Golden Misfits,” as they’ve named themselves, are 4 wins away from winning a Stanley Cup title in their first season. This feat hasn’t been accomplished for some time and is a testament to …

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MLB Pressuring For A Piece Of The Pie

MLB integrity fees

Major League Baseball has come to take its cut and many state lawmakers are resisting their advances. While the MLB has all too quickly forgotten its years of lobbying alongside the NFL, NBA, NCAA, and NHL against expanded sports gambling the tides have seemingly changed for this professional sports league. The draw of power and …

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State Regulated Gambling Legalization Watchlist

Supreme Court sports betting case

2018 is a big year for gambling legislation, at the forefront of it all stands New Jersey who in 2014 entered a legal battle with the NCAA over the constitutionality of PASPA. At first, many states shrugged the case off, unconvinced of the momentum legalized sports betting would generate. It then took many years for …

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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 …

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Nevada Policy Change To Affect Local Sportsbooks

Nevada Changes Policy For Gambling CTR

Regulatory oversight is essential in maintaining an ethical and legal gambling industry. In Nevada, part of this oversight is conducted through current transaction reports, or CTRs, as per the 1970 Bank Secrecy Act. This law calls for reports to be filed to the US Treasury anytime there is a processed gambling transaction of over $10,000. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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