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Jerry West Talks Kevin Durant And Reveals The Team He 'Always' Wanted To Join

The Huffington Post | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Sports

NBA Hall of Famer Jerry West joined HuffPost on Facebook Live to discuss a myriad of NBA topics. West, who serves as an executive board member for the...

DraftKings And FanDuel Skip Out On Congressional Hearing Into Daily Fantasy Sports

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.10.2016 | Sports

Seven months after an “insider trading” scandal engulfed DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest companies in the growing daily fantasy sports mar...

If Daily Fantasy Isn’t Gambling, Why Did DraftKings And FanDuel Apply For Gambling Licenses?

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports sites are built on a contradiction: They feel like gambling, but DraftKings and FanDuel insist that they are absolutely not gambl...

Massachusetts Thinks Daily Fantasy Sports Needs Better Rules

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.19.2015 | Sports

Massachusetts would ban anyone under the age of 21 from participating in daily fantasy sports contests on sites like DraftKings and FanDuel under a se...

'The Daily Show' Bros Out With Some Fantasy Sports Brotestors

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.19.2015 | Comedy

On Wednesday, after State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Nov. 10 ruling that banned fantasy sports companies from accepting bids from New Yor...

DraftKings Sues New York Attorney General Over Daily Fantasy Sports Ruling

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports

DraftKings, the largest daily fantasy sports website, sued New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Friday, three days after he ruled the compan...

FanDuel Tweets That Killing Fantasy Sports Could Lead To Greater Injustices

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

Daily fantasy sports operators suffered another big blow Tuesday when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman ruled that the industry has violated...

NFL Lobbyist Opens The Door To New Position On Daily Fantasy Leagues

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.30.2015 | Sports

WASHINGTON -- If the uncertain legal status of daily fantasy sports contests were to change, the NFL would re-evaluate its approach and acceptance of ...

No, Chris Christie, How The Feds Handle Fantasy Sports Is A Big Deal

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie earned cheers from the crowd at Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate when he slammed CNBC mod...

The Offshore Game of Online Sports Betting

The New York Times | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.26.2015 | Sports

Hard by the High Line, in a vintage industrial building with a Romanesque arch, lights flash on powerful computers in row after row of metal cabinets ...

Here's The Difference Between Daily Fantasy Sports and Illegal Sports Betting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.05.2015 | Sports

While sports gambling remains illegal in the United States, the lucrative market of daily fantasy betting is thriving. Despite lawmakers' calls to rev...

David Stern Says 'Let's Go All The Way' With Legal Sports Betting

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 10.02.2015 | Sports

Former NBA commissioner David Stern unequivocally voiced support for legalized sports gambling in the United States on Thursday night. “There should...

Ben Walsh

ESPN Failed To Disclose Commentator's Relationship With Cash-Prize Fantasy Site

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports

ESPN failed to disclose an endorsement deal between its lead soccer analyst, Taylor Twellman, and cash-prize fantasy sports company Draft Kings, the n...

The Symbiotic Relationship Between Sports and Gambling

Blayne Davis | Posted 03.14.2015 | 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...

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.

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 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....

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...