MLB Commissioner Doesn’t Like Sports Betting, But Admits the League Has Benefited From It’s Legality

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Performing quite the tap dance, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said that the league was “dragged into legalized sports betting,” while at the same time being better off today now that wagering is out in the open. Speaking at the 2024 Associated Press Sports Editors Commissioners Meetings, Manfred was asked if the league’s position on gambling… Read more »

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Dave & Buster’s to Offer Social Betting on Arcade Games

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In what seems like just an awful, awful idea and just a cynical money grab, Dave & Buster’s has announced that it will soon offer customers the ability to place bets on games. The restaurant-arcade giant will seemingly get around gambling laws because the wagers will be on “skill” games, not games of chance. Dave… Read more »

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Jontay Porter Bet Millions on FanDuel Sportsbook

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It might turn out to be nothing, but a new report details the extent to which the Toronto Raptors’ Jontay Porter was involved in sports betting. Porter, who is under investigation for his potential role in suspicious NBA wagering, reportedly bet millions of dollars on FanDuel from 2021-2023, this according to Action Network. Action Network… Read more »

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The Cordish Companies, Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith Unveil New Virginia Casino Plan

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Making the pitch The Cordish Companies, the owner of the Live! brand of casinos around the United States, has unveiled a new proposal for a mixed-used development – which includes a casino – in Petersburg, Virginia. The 400,000-square-foot Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia in Petersburg would cost an estimated $1.4 billion to build. The casino… Read more »

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Louisiana Bans College Player Prop Betting

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Louisiana has become the latest state to ban player prop bets in college sports. On Wednesday, the Louisiana Gaming Control Board announced that such bets will no longer be available starting August 1. “Our staff began to work on this weeks ago, well ahead of the NCAA’s call for action on college proposition bets,” Louisiana… Read more »

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Everything Inside the Tropicana Las Vegas Is for Sale

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Maybe not a blackjack table As I reminisced about yesterday, the Tropicana Las Vegas closed yesterday. It was the third-oldest casino still in operation, just a couple days shy of its 67th birthday. That position now belongs to The Linq, which opened in 1959 as the Flamingo Capri; the two oldest are the Flamingo, which… Read more »

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NBA’s Jontay Porter Under Investigation for Possible Connection to Suspicious Bets

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Coincidence? Hot on the heels of the Shohei Otani scandal involving his interpreter allegedly stealing millions from him to pay off gambling debts comes another developing scandal in the NBA. According to ESPN’s David Purdum, Brian Windhorst, and Adrian Wojnarowski, Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter is under investigation for a possible connection to multiple betting… Read more »

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NBA All-Star Tyrese Haliburton Doesn’t Care About Your Sports Bets

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Indiana Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton reminded people that professional athletes are human, not just entertainers and stat generators. Athletes have always been under the microscope, but Haliburton pointed out that the spread of sports betting in the United States has also been a problem for them. In a media gaggle on Tuesday, The Athletic’s James… Read more »

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