NFL Betting Favorites Have Historic Week

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UPDATE: The Vikings lost on Monday night, so the record was not broken. Sportsbooks do not generally like it when the favorites win. Yes, their goal is to set a line so that the action is split on both sides, but the public still tends to like the favorites. Why? It’s just easier for casual… Read more »

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ESPN BET Sportsbook Launches in 17 States

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A new big name in betting ESPN BET, the sports betting site wearing the name of the US’s dominant sports media brand, has gone live in 17 states. Long thought to be an impossibility because ESPN is owned by family-oriented Disney, ESPN BET’s launch on Tuesday marks the official marriage between the sports network and… Read more »

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Richmond Casino Referendum Fails for Second Time

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Not even close For the second time in two years, residents of Richmond, Virginia voted against casino gambling in their city. On Tuesday, voters overwhelmingly rejected the proposed Richmond Grand Resort and Casino, 58% to 41%. In November 2021, the results were extremely close: 51-49. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, residents in precincts closest to… Read more »

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Two New York Casinos Affected by Cyberattacks

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In an east coast echo of what happened to MGM Resorts International last month, New York casinos were hit by what is being called a “cybersecurity event” last week. Fortunately, it sounds like whatever the problem was has been solved and things are back to normal. There are fewer details as to what exactly happened… Read more »

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Detroit Casino Workers Remain on Strike After a Week

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Demanding higher pay, better benefits There has been no breakthrough in contract negotiations as 3,700 Detroit casino workers are about to enter their second week on strike. The strike began at noon last Tuesday after the Detroit Casino Council and the five unions it represents were unable to come to an agreement with the city’s… Read more »

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Michigan Fantasy Sports Rules Finally Go Into Effect

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It’s about time? In December 2019, the Michigan legislature passed the Fantasy Contests Consumer Protection Act, which formally legalized fantasy sports in the state. Part of the Act, naturally, was to create the regulatory framework for Michigan fantasy contests. Now, nearly four years later, those rules have finally taken effect. In a press release on… Read more »

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Las Vegas Culinary Union Members to Picket This Week

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Thousands of Las Vegas hospitality workers are gearing up to picket on the Strip this week, but they are not going on strike quite yet. What the Culinary Local 226 union are calling “informational picket lines” are scheduled for 10:00am to 5:00pm on Thursday in front of Park MGM, Paris Las Vegas, and The Linq… Read more »

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Unsuspecting BetMGM Customers Find Accounts Hacked, Money Stolen

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Accounts inaccessible Just a couple weeks after MGM Resorts International issued the “all systems normal” after a hacker group hijacked its computer systems, it appears that many BetMGM customers had their accounts unlawfully accessed. A portion of those people have found themselves unable to login to their accounts and others who could get in found… Read more »

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Fear the Deer! Sportsbooks Elevate Milwaukee Bucks to Title Favorites After Damian Lillard Trade

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Bucks got their guy The Milwaukee Bucks were already one of the favorites to win the 2023-2024 NBA Championship, but now, after pulling off a blockbuster deal for all-world guard Damian Lillard, oddsmakers have them as THE favorites. Before the three-way trade with the Portland Trailblazers and Phoenix Suns, the Bucks were +750 at Caesars… Read more »

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