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Legalized Sports Betting in the US, Will it Happen Under Trump?

Will Donald Trump be the person who finally brings down the utterly absurd US ban on regulated sports betting? Many people are saying just that and, no matter what he does, there seems to be a clear softening of attitudes towards the ban from its biggest supporters, US professional sports …

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Is Sheldon Aldelson Changing His Tune on Legalized Sports Betting?

Is Sheldon Adelson softening his stance on regulated sports betting inside the United States? If a recent editorial in the Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal is any indication, the answer to that question is a soft, “yes.” Late last week, the Review-Journal posted an article titled, Reports calls for end to …

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Super Bowl 51 Sports Betting: An After-Game Report

Last night the New England Patriots pulled off one of the greatest comeback wins in NFL history with their 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons and entered into the legends and lore of American sports betting. Besides offering up the first overtime in Super Bowl history, the Patriots also …

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Pennsylvania and Michigan Ready to Join US Sports Betting Fight

Lawmakers in Pennsylvania and Michigan are gearing up to join New Jersey in the fight for legalized sports betting in the United States. There’s just one catch, they want New Jersey to foot the bill. Early this week, Pennsylvania State Rep. Robert Matzie wrote in a memo to fellow lawmakers …

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Supreme Court Delay Boosts NJ Sports Betting Hopes

The State of New Jersey’s dreams of legalizing sports betting were boosted slightly on Tuesday when the US Supreme Court asked the US Solicitor General to file a brief on the matter. It’s a move that will actually delay the court’s decision as to whether it will take on the …

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Russian Sports Betting Sites Race Towards Year-End Launch

Three Russian sports betting sites are racing towards launching their products by year’s end. Once operational, the three bookmakers will represent a major step forward for regulated Russian sports betting. BaltBet.ru, Bingo Boom, and Bkolimpbet.ru are all in various states of readiness as 2016 closes, but all are expected to …

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AGA Jumps in New Jersey Sports Betting Case

The American Gaming Association (AGA), along with five US states, have joined the State of New Jersey’s fight to legalize sports betting in the United States. It’s just the latest twist in an ongoing legal saga that’s taken on new dimension since the shock election of US leader Donald Trump. …

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Paddy Power Backs Off From Early Presidential Betting Payouts

Paddy Power is backing off from its audacious plan to payout punters who wagered on a Hillary Clinton presidency, before the election is even held. The Irish bookmaker’s bold decision to start handing out cash weeks before Americans officially choose their next president has already cost them more than $ …

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Washington State Orders Valve to Halt All Skins Betting

The Washington State Gambling Commission has ordered Valve to halt all skins betting in the state. Gaming officials are citing the risk of underage gambling and an unregulated gaming environment as the reasons behind the request. According to a press release the Commission released yesterday (and reported on by ESPN.com), …

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