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Warriors Huge Favorites over Cavaliers in 2018 NBA Finals Game 1

Warriors Huge Favorites over Cavaliers in 2018 NBA Finals Game 1

May 31st, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Lebron James and Kevin Durant were the last two NBA Finals MVPs . The Golden State Warriors are favored by 12.5 points in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. It is the largest point spread in an NBA Finals game since... 

Monmouth Park Sues NCAA & Pro Leagues for $150mil in Damages

Monmouth Park Sues NCAA & Pro Leagues for $150mil in Damages

May 30th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Monmouth Park and William Hill were sued in 2014 by the NCAA days before they opened up a sportsbook at the Oceanport racetrack. Monmouth Park filed a lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and four major US pro sports leagues, claiming... 

Game Show Network Sued for Its Free-Play Casino Games

Game Show Network Sued for Its Free-Play Casino Games

May 29th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Elise Bell’s lawyer argues GSN’s free to play gaming site’s tokens are a thing of value. Game Show Network is the latest free-play online gaming site to be hit with a lawsuit. The plaintiff claims GSN gaming site is really an illegal gambling... 

Four US States Oppose Federal Sports Betting Regulations

Four US States Oppose Federal Sports Betting Regulations

May 28th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Former NJ State Senator Ray Lesniak called the NBA’s proposed integrity fee a kind of “tribute”. State regulators from Nevada, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Louisiana released a statement last week saying the sports betting regulations should not... 

MGM Springfield Asks Gaming Commission for 4am Last Call

MGM Springfield Asks Gaming Commission for 4am Last Call

May 27th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

A recent law would allow casinos to serve alcohol to active bettors on the gambling floor until 4am local time. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission is considering whether to allow MGM Springfield’s request to serve alcohol past the mandated “last call“.... 

Robert Rita Introduces Illinois Online Gambling Bill

Robert Rita Introduces Illinois Online Gambling Bill

May 26th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Robert Rita’s bill would legalize sports betting, online poker, online casinos, and daily fantasy sports sites. Illinois State Rep. Robert Rita introduced an online gambling bill (Senate Bill 7) to the House Gaming Subcommittee. The bill would legalize sports... 

Las Vegas Casino Union Workers Vote to Strike

Las Vegas Casino Union Workers Vote to Strike

May 25th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

The Culinary Workers Union voted 99% to 1% to authorize a June strike. Las Vegas casino workers voted to approve a strike, which could happen on the 1st of June. Collectively-bargained contracts for over 50,000 workers end on the final day of May. The strike by... 

Ocean Resort and William Hill USA Partner on Sportsbook

Ocean Resort and William Hill USA Partner on Sportsbook

May 24th, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Ocean Resort Casino & Sportsbook plan a June 28 grand opening. Ocean Resort Casino announced it will partner with William Hill USA to operate its sportsbook. Ocean Resort Casino, which plans a June 28 opening, is the successor to the majestic yet ill-fated... 

Roger Goodell Outlines Core Principles for Sports Betting

Roger Goodell Outlines Core Principles for Sports Betting

May 23rd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Roger Goodell called for the US Congress to set standards for legal US sports betting. As the National Footall League spring meetings begin this week, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gave his four core principles for legalized sports betting in the United States.... 

Epic Games to Spend $100 Million on Fortnite eSports League

Epic Games to Spend $100 Million on Fortnite eSports League

May 22nd, 2018 Written by Christine Davies

Epic Games raised the bar on eSports tournament prizes. Epic Games announced it will devote $100 million to a Fortnite eSports league in 2018. The money will go for prize pools on the Fortnight tournament circuit. Currently, Epic Games is flush with cash, as its... 

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