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Sports Gambling

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Sports and Gambling

Blayne Davis | Posted 01.12.2015 | Sports
Blayne Davis

For millions of Americans, the mere mention of football season triggers sweaty palms and stomach churning. Sports betting is the most taboo yet pervasive activity among sports fans and grows in popularity exponentially.

Don't Bet on It: Sports Gambling in America

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 01.14.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

There can be little question that sports gambling is a vice -- much like drinking and playing the lottery. However, we have passed the point of trying to decide whether gambling on sports provides some sort of benefit to society. It is ubiquitous.

NBA Commissioner: Allow Betting On Pro Sports Games

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 11.14.2014 | Sports

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver argued for the legalization of betting on professional sports games in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday night, w...

Adventures of a Cranky Gambler -- NFL Week 3

Steve Belanger | Posted 11.22.2014 | Sports
Steve Belanger

After big wins on Thursday and the early Sunday slate, I was sitting pretty. There were only three four o'clock games, so I debated just sitting out the afternoon and reveling in my glory. But that is not what problem gamblers do.

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...

Dutch Tennis Pro Suspended

AP | Posted 08.10.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- Dutch tennis player Yannick Ebbinghaus has been suspended for six months and fined $10,000 for violating the sport's betting rules. The Int...

Fans Bet Record Amount On Super Bowl

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- Sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said Monday. Unaudited talli...

Sports, Gambling, and Referees

Patrick Anderson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Sports
Patrick Anderson

Professional and collegiate sports organizations have known for many years that the biggest threat to their game is in the area of officiating. Referees have incredible influence over the games they officiate.

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...

Come on, Congress: Sports Gambling, Not Bounties...

Jason Grill | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Jason Grill

Sports gambling and wagering is widespread and commonplace in our country and it's being done illegally every minute. Allowing states around the country to make the decision on sports gambling in their state is the right thing to do.

Don't Be a Square: 10 Tips for Betting on Football

Chris Maloney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Chris Maloney

So, how much are we gambling each football season? Americans probably wager more than $50 billion a year on NFL and college football combined.

Sports Betting: There's An App For That

AP | By OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 06.01.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- Getting money down on your favorite sports team is getting a little easier in Nevada with the first-ever legal wagering application for s...

Super Bowl Gambling: Las Vegas Casinos Cash In

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS — Nevada casinos won almost $6.9 million on this year's Super Bowl as bettors wagered $82.7 million on the NFL title game, gambling re...

Sports Gambling's Latest Technology: The eDeck Arrives In Las Vegas

New York Times | MATT VILLANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- For decades, sports bettors in this city have queued up at sports book windows and handed over cash in exchange for paper tickets formali...

NBA Gambling Ban Possible: Arenas Incident A Wake-Up Call

nytimes.com | HOWARD BECK and JONATHAN ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Before the Washington Wizards had a gun problem, they had a gambling problem -- a high-stakes card game that ended in acrimony, threats and ultimately...

Las Vegas Sports Books lose some juice

LA Times | Lance Pugmire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

However, on Oct. 25, Week 7 of the NFL season, the corporate types running the mighty Las Vegas sports books found themselves trapped in the unpleasan...

Sports Gambling: Best And Worst Teams Of The Decade

Covers.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Not everyone lost money the first 10 years of the century, especially wise guys who consistently bet the farm on the decade's most generous cash cows....

Betting on America

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

Sports can be part of the solution -- one of the largest portions of the underground (and untaxed) economy involves sports gambling.

"Kill the Referee"

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roger I. Abrams

We enjoy the diversion of sports because the outcome of every contest is uncertain. If the game's outcome is predetermined, we are just watching the commission of a crime.