Category: Sports Betting and Fantasy News

“D” Day Coming for U.S. Sports Betting

The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case on December 4th. At issue is the state’s attempt to repeal its own laws in order to legalize sports betting within its borders. So far, the NCAA and the major North American pro sports leagues have turned back those efforts…

Americans Want Legalized Sports Betting

With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to hear arguments soon on a case that could upend the country’s sports gambling laws, for the first time most Americans support making wagering on professional sports legal, according to new poll conducted by The Washington Post and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. A 55-percent majority approve of legalizing…

US Sports Betting Reform Keeps Picking Up Steam

As in years past, football fans who like a little bit of action can pick NFL games at Calder Casino: It’s a far cry from sports gambling, but it’s the best casino option we have. That may change, according to the American Gaming Association and legal experts. They see a day when sports betting is…

The NFL in London: Sports Betting and All

Sunday, on the way to an NFL game, fans can step into one of the numerous betting parlors that dot each city block here. They can wager on that afternoon’s game (or any NFL) game, such as whether Baltimore will defeat Jacksonville by 3.5 or more points. Or they can play the over/under of 39.5.…

Paddy Power Censured Over “Bet on Black” Campaign

The UK’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has censured Paddy Power over an advert featuring boxer Floyd Mayweather. First published on August 23 in the Evening Standard newspaper, the advert ran with the headline claim ‘Always Bet On Black’ alongside an image of Mayweather. Paddy Power had ran the advert informing punters that it had opted…

Poor Consumer Practices Cost FanDuel & DraftKings Millions

DraftKings and FanDuel have each agreed to pay more than $1m (€830,000) to resolve allegations of consumer-unfriendly practices in the US state of Massachusetts. Coinciding with the start of the new NFL American football season, both daily fantasy sports (DFS) operators are to pay $1.3m in a deal announced by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.…

NFL Week 1 in review: Did the odds makers get it right?

The first week of the 2017 NFL season is officially over and we’ll check out if the odds makers in Las Vegas got it right with their picks. We started the season with a huge surprise, but the rest of the games were very interesting as well. How did you do with your own predictions?…

20 States Join New Jersey’s Sports Betting Fight

The American Gaming Association has joined with 20 states in filing briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of New Jersey’s attempts to offer sports betting in the state. New Jersey has made several appeals as courts have repeatedly struck down its attempts to overthrow the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which bans…

US Congress Bets the Constitution on Sports Betting Case

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), which Congress passed in 1992, forbids states from “authorizing” sports betting “by law.” As every middle-schooler learns, however, our Constitution establishes dual sovereignty between the states and the federal government. And as the Supreme Court most recently held in New York v. United States (1992) and Printz…

New Jersey Regulates Fantasy Sports

New Jersey has joined the expanding list of US states that have passed legislation that allows and regulates daily fantasy sports (DFS). State Governor Chris Christie signed bill A-3532 yesterday (Thursday), after it was given approval by the Senate back in June. New Jersey becomes the 16th state in the US to legalise DFS within…

Paddy Power Racist Mayweather Tweet?

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has found itself in the middle of a social media firestorm after advising punters “to always bet on black” ahead of the historic Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight this weekend. he Independent reported that the Dublin-based bookmaker has already settled bets of those who have backed Mayweather to beat…

Choosing the Best Online Bookie for You

If you are a newbie in the world of sports betting, there is one crucial thing you should know before you start betting, and that is that there are no two bookmakers that are the same. This guide’s purpose is to help new punters familiarize themselves in this brave new world and give them the…

Federal Sports Betting Legislation Gets Tribal Support

Whilst state governments are pushing for a legal sports betting industry nationwide, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) introduced a bill to regulate national operations. Sports betting sector is federally banned in the United States, as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) only allows operations in Oregon, Delaware, Montana and Nevada. Pallone’s…

How can I become a bookie? An introduction

We’ll start this article with the basics and the first thing we need to do is answer this question: what or who is a bookie anyway? A bookkeeper or “bookie” is a person or company that accepts bets in events and that serves as a middle man between the players that make the wagers. The…

Sports Book List McGregor at 100/1 versus Mayweather

BetVictor has announced it will offer new customers odds of 100/1 for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) star Conor McGregor to emerge victorious in his much-anticipated fight with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. To qualify, new customers must deposit £5 (€5.50/$6.43) or more, opt in to the promotion via the ‘Offers’ tab and then place a pre-fight…

Maine Regulates Fantasy Sports

Maine has become the 15th US state to legalise paid-for daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests. DFS is now classed as a ‘game of skill’ in Maine and operators that wish to offer such services in the state will need to have revenue of more than $100,000 (€84,700) and pay a licensing fee of $2,500. Other…

National Indian Gaming Association Supports Sports Betting Reform

The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has announced that it will join forces with the American Sports Betting Coalition (ASBC), a group which is campaigning for the repeal or amendment of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). ASBC is primarily run by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and represents law enforcement officials, states…

FanDuel Exits UK Market

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator FanDuel has closed its operations in the UK market. FanDuel informed players of its decision via email and also confirmed its exit via a posting on its official Twitter account. In a message on its website, FanDuel said that it hoped to return to the UK “in the future”, but…