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Chewy Luis Was A Safe Bet After All

The Huffington Post | Jenna Rak | Posted 06.25.2014 | Sports

Gamblers really are willing to bet on anything... Strange prop bets aren't uncommon in the world of sports gambling but we hadn't heard much about ...

Sports Betting Has a Chance to Step Into the Sunlight

RJ Bell | Posted 05.08.2014 | Sports
RJ Bell

Sports betting is booming. Reuters estimates one trillion dollars is bet annually on sports worldwide. Yes, trillion with a T!

Betting the Banner XLVIII

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Betting websites are is reporting on activity leading up to Sunday's Super Bowl -- bets placed not on the actual game but on the length of the national anthem. They report that it will log in between 2:15 and 2:25.

Did Floyd Mayweather Really Bet $10 Million On Broncos Super Bowl Win?

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. likes to make big sports bets, but he may have really outdone himself with this one -- Mayweather allegedly pla...

Senator Weighs In on New Internet Betting and Horse Racing Bill

The Legal Blitz | Posted 02.04.2014 | Sports
The Legal Blitz

Members of the Pennsylvania Senate have introduced Senate Bill No. 1188, which if enacted, would reform the regulatory oversight of the multi-billion dollar horse racing industry in the state.

Super Bowl: Vegas Style

Jeremy Kintigh | Posted 04.01.2013 | Sports
Jeremy Kintigh

What's bigger than watching the big game in your living room? Watching it with several hundred other like-minded fans going crazy play after play! As usual Las Vegas takes everything to the craziest level possible and when Super Bowl Sunday comes it is no exception.

Why I Watch Football

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 03.17.2013 | Women
Brandi Megan Granett

In football, the odds are carefully crafted and discussed. People went into this weekend knowing for sure that the Denver Broncos would beat the Ravens. But the odds didn't take into account the intangibles -- in this case, the spirit of Ray Lewis.

NFL Replacement Officials Affecting Vegas

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 09.20.2012 | Sports

-- Las Vegas casinos think this weekend's NFL games will be the highest-scoring ever thanks to the league's replacement officials. Oddsmakers say ca...

Christie Makes Brazen Move To Defy Federal Ban

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- New Jersey will defy a federal ban and let people bet on the outcomes of football, basketball and other games this fall, Gov. C...

Ron Dicker

NFL Plays Ball With Gambling Industry | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Despite the NFL's vocal opposition to betting on its games, the league's move to allow teams to accept casino ads has generated a great, big ... ho-hu...

Final Four Betting Passes Epic Milestone

Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

We knew that betting on March Madness was big. But we're getting more evidence that it's Super Bowl big. Betting on the NCAA Tournament has surpass...

Ron Dicker

New Workers' Incentive Program: March Madness | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.13.2012 | Money

Here's something for workers to cheer about: All the betting pools, glances at score updates and coffee chatter about the NCAA Tournament are good for...

Mark Cuban's Idea Goes Bust

Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

Mark Cuban is an undeniable idea machine. But one of his boldest ideas yet may have proven too hot to handle. Centaur, a London-based investment c...

Now for Something Really Different: Watching the Australian Open Down Under

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.30.2012 | Sports
Amy Chavez

I had the chance to watch the entire Australian Open in Melbourne on the Australian Prime Network TV. This was a real eye-opener as to what really goes on in Australian sports.

Why Chasing Expectations Is a Fool's Errand

Roger Martin | Posted 03.17.2012 | Sports
Roger Martin

How could the Patriots do so poorly in the expectations game while kicking proverbial butt in the real game? It is because expectations know no bounds.

Ron Dicker

Gambling Gains: Another Victory for Sports Betting, in N.J. | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

Fresh off a victory in his state on the path towards legalizing sports betting, New Jersey state Sen. Raymond Lesniak pledged Tuesday to take the figh...

Ron Dicker

Online Casinos: Not So Fast | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

The Justice Department may have paved the way for Internet gambling, but that doesn't mean everything will come up aces for online poker players. Thos...

Ron Dicker

Do Sports Teams And Casinos Mix? | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

The New England Patriots and Florida Panthers are seeking financial victories where many states do these days -- in casino construction. Both sports f...

Ron Dicker

Sucker's Bet? Cash-Strapped States Double-Down On Gambling | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

Gambling is on a roll. Faced with mounting budget deficits, more states are expanding gambling options and loosening restrictions in a grab for revenu...

Ron Dicker

New Push To Legalize Sports Betting Could Pay Off | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

New Jersey State Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D) apparently likes to bet on the underdog. He compares his fight to legalize sports-wagering to David and Goli...

Bettor Wins Dispute Over USC-Utah Score Change

AP | By MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- Steven Frith said his Las Vegas weekend was ruined when a rare scoring change in a September USC-Utah football game swung the betting res...

Dr. Bob Cincinnati at Tennessee Analysis

Bob Stoll | Posted 11.09.2011 | Sports
Bob Stoll

I actually think Cincinnati is a better team than Tennessee and my ratings favor the Bearcats by 1 point.

Dr Bob's Big 12 Preview

Bob Stoll | Posted 10.28.2011 | Sports
Bob Stoll

I've used my early season ratings to give me an edge over Las Vegas over the years and this year I want to share some conference previews with you.

FIFA Investigates Match Fixing After Argentina's Thrashing In Nigeria

AP | Posted 08.04.2011 | Sports

ZURICH -- FIFA and Nigeria's soccer federation are investigating Argentina's 4-1 loss in Nigeria on Wednesday after betting patterns suggested it was ...

Does Illinois Need More Casinos? Columnists Set the Stakes

Danny Groner | Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago
Danny Groner

It's now up to Gov. Pat Quinn to decide whether the state gets more casinos to help jumpstart the local economy. Quinn told reporters the bill, which passed the state Senate on Tuesday, was "excessive."