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Larger US sports betting market races for (online) end zone

As the second NFL season following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clearing the way for legal sports betting begins, the industry is growing larger and ever-more mobile.


Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis

Fox Sports viewers tuning in to broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions. The network announced a partnership Wednesday night with the …


Couch Slouch: Soon the fix will be on nationwide

Couch Slouch is thinking of recasting this column as Gambling Gus because America – a rambling, gambling nation-in-progress since 1776 or thereabouts – is on the inexorable Manifest Destiny road …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019

Though future online, casinos pour cash into sportsbooks

Mobile apps might drive the future of sports gambling in the United States, but casinos are still betting big on physical sportsbooks as legal wagering expands to new places. Lounges, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Montana governor Steve Bullock signs sports betting bill

Montana has become the first state this year to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019

Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

NASCAR is to deliver its first live betting platform to legal sportsbooks. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks. Exclusive access to NASCAR’s official …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Some basic tips for betting on horse racing, Kentucky Derby

Picking a horse to win the Kentucky Derby is easy. Placing a bet is as close as a cellphone, tablet, computer or even a smart TV with internet access. But …


Horse racing weighs changes to compete with sports gambling

Horse racing is considering adding fixed-odds wagering and other changes to offset the impact of legalized sports gambling in the United States, which threatens the industry’s very existence.


Pros shunned sports bets 1 year ago. Now, leagues are all-in

American professional sports leagues used to fight sports betting as an existential threat until the U.S. Supreme Court handed them a loss. They widely lost again when state legislatures rejected …


NHL embraces more betting with 3rd gambling operator

The NHL has announced its third partnership with a sports gambling operator, a deal with William Hill


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

NCAA can’t keep tournament games away from legal gambling

The NCAA says it won’t move future tournament games away from states or venues where gambling is legal.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …



UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018

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

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

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.