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Daily Fantasy Sports Shut Down in Nevada

 Daily fantasy sports, where you compete with other sports buffs to see who has the best line up of players in a given sport, has been booming for the last couple of years. Profits and valuations for the major players in the industry like FanDuel and DraftKings have also been soaring as tens of thousands […]

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Fantasy Sports at Monmouth Park: Place your Wagers!

 but just don’t call them that. If all goes according to plan, on the first Sunday in October Monmouth Park Racetrack will start taking money from customers who will try to predict the outcome of sporting events. “I’ll be there to put down the first bet,” said state Sen. Ray Lesniak. “Great, but you can’t […]

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Fantasy football becoming a get-rich-quick scheme?

  ANALYSIS/OPINION: Turn to ESPN or some other sports-related outlet, any time of day. Doesn’t matter whether it’s TV or radio. Just wait for the next commercial break. If there isn’t a spot for DraftKings or FanDuel, you’re guaranteed to see one the next time. Bet on it. The rise of daily fantasy sports has […]

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Americans Gamble On Football? You Bet

  The overwhelming majority of money that Americans will spend gambling on the National Football League and college football games this season will be bet illegally, according to figures compiled by a Washington, D.C., national trade group. The group’s findings were announced amid increased calls for an end to federal statutes against sports gambling. Of […]

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Bill Legalizing Fantasy Sports approved by Kansas Senate

 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Fantasy sports would be declared a legal game of skill under a bill approved by the Kansas Senate in a 37-1 vote Monday. Lawmakers moved several pieces of legislation as they shift into the final stretch of the session. The fantasy sports bill would clarify an ongoing dispute over the legal […]

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Spot Play on Louisville vs. North Carolina Basketball

The Cardinals venture into Tar Heels country today as surprising 3 point underdogs.  The #5 team in the country has the manpower to more than handle a UNC team that is not up to their usual standards.   Look for Pitino to go deep into his bench and for future lottery pick Montrez Harrel to […]

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50/50 jackpots at ACC doubling thanks to new system

Toronto sports fans who win the 50/50 jackpots at Air Canada Centre are walking out with a lot more cash now than they were a year ago. Jackpots at Maple Leafs and Raptors games in the 2014-2015 season are up 40 and 55 per cent respectively over the previous year, according to the Maple Leaf […]

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New Jersey Sports Betting Ban Upheld by Federal Judge

A federal judge on Friday once again upheld a ban on New Jersey’s efforts to allow for sports betting at state racetracks and Atlantic City casinos, setting the stage for a return trip to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia. In a summary judgment that sidestepped a full trial on the case,…

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman wants young fans to root for their teams, not the point spread

In the same week that the National Hockey League announced a partnership agreement with daily fantasy operation DraftKings, league commissioner Gary Bettman appeared on CNN to declare his opposition to gambling. Stinson: Despite what professional sports may tell you, putting money on fantasy sports is still gambling Among the pages on the web site for […]

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SNYDER: Legalized sports gambling in U.S. an inevitable reality check

ANALYSIS/OPINION: NBA commissioner Adam Silver says it’s time to end the modern-day equivalent of prohibition and allow widespread, legalized gambling on pro sports. By sheer coincidence (not), NBA owners just purchased an equity stake in the daily fantasy sports contest FanDuel. Technically, fantasy isn’t gambling. But it’s a game of chance nonetheless, attracting an estimated […]

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