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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 12:49 p.m.

New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

Perhaps you weren’t sure – or didn’t care – if Gisele Bundchen’s husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why “The Favourite” …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

NASCAR has put a ban in place on drivers gambling on races, not that it was really a problem. But the rest of the fan base? NASCAR is all in …

Patriots fans flock to Rhode Island to bet on the Super Bowl

Given their team’s success, die-hard fans of the New England Patriots have made Las Vegas like a winter home during Super Bowl week so they can enjoy a fair-weather party …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Prop bets popular for Super Bowl, but NFL wants them gone

Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time are beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship – over a month before the game is played. The company announced …

William Hill, FanDuel begin mobile sports bets in New Jersey

New Jersey’s mobile sports betting market is getting bigger as football season gets closer.

NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

The NBA has struck a deal with MGM Resorts to become the official casino partner of the league and the WNBA. Terms were not disclosed, other than it will last …

UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state while the state …

UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 8:31 a.m.

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

New Jersey’s governor kicked off a new era of gambling Thursday in the state that led the charge for the entire nation to bet on sports legally.

UPDATED: Mon., June 11, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing sports betting

Gamblers in New Jersey will be able to start betting on sports by Thursday under legislation the governor signed Monday legalizing a pastime that has long lived in the shadows …

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Place your bets: Delaware takes sports wagers, others close

Full-scale sports betting has arrived in Delaware about three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney joined other state …

Couch Slouch: Supreme Court may have opened can of sardines

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UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 5:38 p.m.

Expanded sports betting fuels fears about gambling addiction

For sports leagues and gambling industries, the imminent expansion of legalized sports betting promises a bonanza. For the experts and organizations already concerned about pervasive problem gambling, it promises a …

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

A new poll finds half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. The Fairleigh Dickinson University poll conducted shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to …

Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in sports betting

The anticipation of legal sports gambling throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in a market worth billions. …

UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as …

Stagnant horse racing betting court ruling helps the sport

Horse racing wants to bring new fans to the rail and track owners hope the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the ban on sports betting provides an opportunity. Race tracks …

UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling …

Court ruling on sports betting doesn’t cancel Washington law

U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down federal law on sports betting not likely to bring that level of gambling to Washington soon.

UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 8:02 a.m.

Supreme Court makes sports betting a possibility nationwide

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Norman Chad: We should be allowed to bet on sports, then have sense not to

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Bookies will lose millions if Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather

If Conor McGregor manages to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds, Las Vegas bookmakers will suffer the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting. …

Tim Dahlberg: Time is ripe to bring sports betting into the open

Jimmy Vaccaro has been taking bets in this gambling town for more than 40 years. Now he likes the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court will pave the way for …

Nevada sports books now allowed to take bets on NFL draft

Football fans who look forward every year to what players their favorite team selects at the NFL draft can now bet on the outcome in Nevada. But some sports books …

Columnist Norman Chad declares fantasy sports to be gambling

Sports betting is illegal in most of America but fantasy sports is not. Why is this? Because, apparently, sports betting is gambling and fantasy sports is not. How do I …

Chad: Fantasy sports equals gambling

Sports betting is illegal in most of America but fantasy sports is not. Why is this? Because, apparently, sports betting is gambling and fantasy sports is not.

Title game adds to gambling’s appeal

LAS VEGAS – College football fans and ESPN executives aren’t the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs. Bettors and bookies seem to like it a lot, too.

Chad: NFL should go all-in on sports betting

Norman Chad: I like the NFL so much, I am going to do it a big favor today.

Norman Chad: Thirty years without betting on sports

Thirty years ago, I had a very bad week betting sports. I started wagering on games in fall 1983. A friend with whom I worked at the Washington Post directed …

Supreme Court leaves ban on NJ sports betting in place

The Supreme Court on Monday left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, rebuffing an attempt to bring betting on professional and college sporting events to Atlantic …