Category: Sports Betting and Fantasy News

Do or Die Time for New Jersey Sports Betting

Thursday was an important day for the future of sports betting in New Jersey and the rest of the United States. But we won’t know what happened until Monday. The US Supreme Court justices met on Thursday to consider a number of cases for a possible appeal. Among them was Christie vs. NCAA et al…

DraftKings and FanDuel Merger Unlikely

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has said that it will seek to block the proposed merger between daily fantasy sports (DFS) companies DraftKings and FanDuel. According to reports in the US, the FTC has raised concerns over how the deal could impact competition in the US DFS sector, forecasting that the combined company would…

How to Bet on Tennis Matches

The French Open is over and the grass court season has officially begun. This means that Wimbledon is just around the court. With the coming of the oldest of the four Grand Slam championships another pastime which is as old as tennis itself is about to roar back into top gear – betting. Let’s face…

AGA Goes After Federal Sports Betting Ban

The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. The American Gaming Association on Monday announced the creation of a coalition involving organizations of attorneys general and police, policymakers and others to advocate for the repeal of…

Fantasy Sports Now Legal in Vermont

Governor of Vermont, Phil Scott, has finally signed a bill that legalises and regulates daily fantasy sports (DFS) activity in the state. With this new approval, the number of states that offer DFS in the country rises to 12. Back in May, it was reported that Vermont had been approved by both the Senate and…

UK Gambling Commission Looking at eSports

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) have signed an information sharing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in an effort to improve integrity within the professional esports market. Under the agreement, esports will be considered alongside mainstream sports such as football and cricket, and the ESIC will work with the UKGC Sports…

eSports Betting Now Legal in Nevada

Nevada, home of Las Vegas, has been a gambling hub since the desert was transformed many years ago. Las Vegas is also slowly becoming a hotspot for esports competitions as Sin City welcomes the industry. The issue, however, was gambling with esports which has fallen under scrutiny for quite some time. This is about to…

New Bill Aims to Repeal US Sports Betting Ban

A congressional committee on Thursday unveiled a draft of comprehensive legislation that would repeal the federal prohibition on sports betting and allow states to legalize online gambling. The Gaming Accountability and Modernization Enhancement Act or GAME Act, released Thursday morning by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, aims to remove federal barriers, give oversight authority…

New Esports Athletic Training Facility?

Is esports competition considered athletic competition? Many would argue that playing video games is not an athletic activity and some would claim to not care one way or the other. Apart from playing video games, internet also offers online casino games which are becoming more and more popular these days. You can play more than…

Major Setback for New Jersey Sports Betting Challenge

Advocates of expanded sports betting suffered a setback yesterday when the acting Solicitor General recommended that the Supreme Court decline to hear New Jersey’s appeal in its challenge to the federal government. The recommendation substantially diminishes the odds that the high court will agree to hear the case, but the decision will only further ramp…

Alabama Says “No” to Fantasy Sports

The tide never turned for a daily fantasy sports bill in Alabama. As a result, DraftKings, FanDuel and the rest of the paid-entry fantasy sports industry is likely to continue to stay out of the state for the foreseeable future. The Alabama legislature adjourned its session on Friday night. That adjournment did not come with…

California Says Fantasy Sports are Gambling

A district court in California dealt a blow to FanDuel, DraftKings and other DFS operators last week when it held that the payment of entry fees to enter daily fantasy horse racing contests that are returned to winners as cash prizes constituted a wager. The court was handing down a preliminary ruling in a suit…

Sports Betting In The UK

There is a long history of sports betting in the United Kingdom and with the explosion of sportsbooks on the Internet the gaming possibilities are endless. There are not only many reputable online sportsbooks, but land based betting shops and there are over 1,000 in London alone. When gambling online players can have direct registration…

Betting on an NFL Game While at an NFL Game?

The new Las Vegas Raiders stadium — scheduled for completion in 2020 — sets up an interesting dynamic for gambling and the NFL. Namely, sports betting is legal in Nevada, while daily fantasy sports exists only in a limited fashion via the state’s existing gaming laws. Reporting from ESPN indicates that the state’s casinos and…

Could Fantasy Regulation Help US Sports Betting Reform?

No one has fully realized the potential that daily fantasy sports laws have opened up. Is that starting to change? So far, 12 states have passed laws that in some way legalize and/or regulate paid-entry fantasy sports. And more or are likely on the way. At the same time, there are several avenues for sports…

FanDuel Strikes Deal with WNBA

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the sister league of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in North America, has entered into a partnership with daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel. Under the deal, which represents FanDuel’s first agreement with a women’s professional sports league, the DFS brand will serve as the official one-day fantasy partner…

Fantasy Sports Moves Toward Regulation in Vermont

The Vermont legislature recently approved a bill that would make DFS legal while also regulating it. DFS regulation is just a part of S 136, which also contains consumer protections outside of the fantasy sports industry. Gov. Phil Scott must still sign the bill to become law. He could also veto it, or do nothing…

Most Americans Don’t Know Sports Betting Is Illegal

A new study from the American Gaming Association says that six in 10 Americans don’t realize sports betting is a legal activity in just the state of Nevada. Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that just 38 percent of respondents “recognize that it is not legal in most of the nation.” A 1992 federal law limits…

AGA Says 75% of Americans Favor Legalized Sports Betting

A majority of Americans are in favor of allowing states to decide whether to legalize sports betting, with avid sports fans even more likely to support such a move. That’s according to a survey commissioned by the American Gaming Association, the casino group pushing for regulation of sports wagering around the US. Perhaps the most…

Like it or Not, New NFL Stadium has Gambling Ties

The new NFL stadium in Las Vegas doesn’t yet have a name and isn’t expected to open until 2020. But when it does, at least one nickname certainly will apply: The House That Gambling Built. The $1.9 billion project never would have made it through the state legislature – or attracted the Oakland Raiders –…