Start your wagers: NASCAR data deal could lead to more bets

Sports 05/03/19, 08:55

NASCAR is making its first big play in the world of expanded legal sports betting, hoping a sports data partnership will lead to gamblers being able to bet during races on much more than just who gets the checkered flag.Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to ...

Column: Predictably, another gamble lost in AAF failure

Sports 04/03/19, 16:49

Charlie Ebersol was sure his new football league was different, even as it ventured into the dark hole that had swallowed up ventures like his before.I talked to him in November, before uniforms had even been ordered and one game had aired. The Alliance of American Football league was well ...

Hoops fans line up to bet (legally) on March Madness tourney

Basketball 03/21/19, 11:41

College basketball fans are lining up at casinos and racetracks and furiously tapping smartphone screens to get down bets on March Madness, in many states where it is legal for the first time.Joe Palumbo of West Babylon, New York, traveled Thursday to the Borgata casino in Atlantic City to bet ...

MLB asks Nevada to ban spring training bets; state declines

Baseball 02/26/19, 14:42

Nevada gambling regulators have rejected a request by Major League Baseball to ban betting on spring training games.The Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a letter to MLB that casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere have taken bets on exhibition baseball games for decades without problems.The league asked for the ...

New Jersey casinos lose $4.6M on $34.9M in Super Bowl bets

Sports 02/04/19, 16:17

New Jersey gambling regulators say its sportsbooks lost $4.6 million on $34.9 million in Super Bowl wagers, the first major sporting event for bettors since sports gambling was legalized in the state last year.The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement said Monday that casinos and horse tracks in the state ...

US sports leagues split on how to monetize sports betting

Sports 02/04/19, 11:54

America's major professional sports leagues are split on how to get a piece of the action from legal sports betting after failing to get early adopting states to cut them in.But they are back in the game this year with several state legislatures considering granting them fees from sports bets.The ...

To watch Asian Cup final, some fans had to pay betting sites

Sports 02/01/19, 14:21

At Qatar's embassy in London, a screening of the Asian Cup final used a feed from the country's sports network. Qataris in the rest of Britain had to give money to betting companies to view the nation win its first major soccer title.The Asian Football Confederation sold its broadcast rights ...

NFL parlays with Caesars as sponsor minus sports betting

Sports 01/03/19, 14:05

The NFL entered a partnership with Caesars Entertainment on Thursday, the league's first official casino sponsor. The multiyear deal, however, does not include sports betting or fantasy football.The arrangement begins with this weekend's playoffs and is worth $30 million annually for three years, a person with knowledge of the agreement ...

Sports betting may seem easy. It’s not. Here’s why

Football 01/02/19, 10:23

Wanna bet on sports?First, make sure you know what you're doing — and the odds against you.Seven U.S. states now offer legal sports gambling, and as many as 30 more will consider jumping on board in 2019. So here are some of the basics — as well as some more ...

US leagues cashing in on sports betting they once fought

Sports 11/28/18, 11:00

Professional sports leagues, which once vehemently fought the prospect of legal sports betting, are now scrambling to get in on it.In a pact announced Wednesday morning, the National Basketball Association is partnering with Sportradar and Genius Sports to distribute NBA betting data to sports betting providers in the U.S.It came ...

FanDuel inks deals with NHL, Devils for sports bets, fantasy

Sports 11/05/18, 13:13

The wall that professional sports leagues in the U.S. fought so hard to maintain between themselves and legal sports betting continues to crumble.The four major pro sports leagues fought New Jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting in a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — ...

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