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Betting predictions to be part of Fox Sports analysis

Fox Sports viewers tuning in to broadcasts this fall will not only see the game, but also will get betting predictions. The network announced a partnership Wednesday night with the …


Couch Slouch: Soon the fix will be on nationwide

Couch Slouch is thinking of recasting this column as Gambling Gus because America – a rambling, gambling nation-in-progress since 1776 or thereabouts – is on the inexorable Manifest Destiny road …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 9:17 a.m.

Though future online, casinos pour cash into sportsbooks

Mobile apps might drive the future of sports gambling in the United States, but casinos are still betting big on physical sportsbooks as legal wagering expands to new places. Lounges, …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:37 p.m.

Montana governor Steve Bullock signs sports betting bill

Montana has become the first state this year to authorize sports betting. Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Friday for the Montana State Lottery to oversee wagering on sports through …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

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

NASCAR is to deliver its first live betting platform to legal sportsbooks. Genius Sports has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks. Exclusive access to NASCAR’s official …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 4:23 p.m.

Some basic tips for betting on horse racing, Kentucky Derby

Picking a horse to win the Kentucky Derby is easy. Placing a bet is as close as a cellphone, tablet, computer or even a smart TV with internet access. But …


Horse racing weighs changes to compete with sports gambling

Horse racing is considering adding fixed-odds wagering and other changes to offset the impact of legalized sports gambling in the United States, which threatens the industry’s very existence.


Pros shunned sports bets 1 year ago. Now, leagues are all-in

American professional sports leagues used to fight sports betting as an existential threat until the U.S. Supreme Court handed them a loss. They widely lost again when state legislatures rejected …


NHL embraces more betting with 3rd gambling operator

The NHL has announced its third partnership with a sports gambling operator, a deal with William Hill


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

NCAA can’t keep tournament games away from legal gambling

The NCAA says it won’t move future tournament games away from states or venues where gambling is legal.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

Place your bets: NASCAR pushes its chips on sports gambling

NASCAR has put a ban in place on drivers gambling on races, not that it was really a problem. But the rest of the fan base? NASCAR is all in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

FanDuel pays out bets on Alabama to win title ahead of game

FanDuel sportsbook is paying out bets from people who picked Alabama to win the college football national championship – over a month before the game is played. The company announced …


NBA strikes deal with MGM Resorts to provide data to bettors

The NBA has struck a deal with MGM Resorts to become the official casino partner of the league and the WNBA. Terms were not disclosed, other than it will last …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

New Jersey businesses get $16M in sports bets in 1st 2 weeks

Two casinos and a racetrack in New Jersey took in $16.4 million in sports bets during the first two weeks such wagers were legal in the state while the state …


UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Place your bets: Delaware takes sports wagers, others close

Full-scale sports betting has arrived in Delaware about three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney joined other state …


Couch Slouch: Supreme Court may have opened can of sardines

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Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in sports betting

The anticipation of legal sports gambling throughout the United States has prompted a flurry of deals among gambling and technology firms who want a foothold in a market worth billions. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 2:05 p.m.

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as …


Stagnant horse racing betting court ruling helps the sport

Horse racing wants to bring new fans to the rail and track owners hope the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the ban on sports betting provides an opportunity. Race tracks …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 3:09 p.m.

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Norman Chad: We should be allowed to bet on sports, then have sense not to

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 5:51 p.m.

Bookies will lose millions if Conor McGregor knocks out Floyd Mayweather

If Conor McGregor manages to knock out Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the early rounds, Las Vegas bookmakers will suffer the biggest single event loss in the history of sports betting. …


Tim Dahlberg: Time is ripe to bring sports betting into the open

Jimmy Vaccaro has been taking bets in this gambling town for more than 40 years. Now he likes the odds that the U.S. Supreme Court will pave the way for …


Nevada sports books now allowed to take bets on NFL draft

Football fans who look forward every year to what players their favorite team selects at the NFL draft can now bet on the outcome in Nevada. But some sports books …


Columnist Norman Chad declares fantasy sports to be gambling

Sports betting is illegal in most of America but fantasy sports is not. Why is this? Because, apparently, sports betting is gambling and fantasy sports is not. How do I …


Chad: Fantasy sports equals gambling

Sports betting is illegal in most of America but fantasy sports is not. Why is this? Because, apparently, sports betting is gambling and fantasy sports is not.


Title game adds to gambling’s appeal

LAS VEGAS – College football fans and ESPN executives aren’t the only ones applauding the new championship playoffs. Bettors and bookies seem to like it a lot, too.


Chad: NFL should go all-in on sports betting

Norman Chad: I like the NFL so much, I am going to do it a big favor today.


Norman Chad: Thirty years without betting on sports

Thirty years ago, I had a very bad week betting sports. I started wagering on games in fall 1983. A friend with whom I worked at the Washington Post directed …


Seahawks most bet, most watched

Sports fans bet a record $119.4 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl. Unaudited tallies showed sportsbooks made an unprecedented profit of $19.7 million on the action, the Gaming …