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Will There Be New Team Names for the Indians and Redskins?

July 7, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

The debate over the divisive Washington Redskins nickname restarted over the weekend as sponsors put pressure on the NFL franchise to change their mascot. Another team with a nickname that has come under fire over the years, MLB’s Cleveland Indians, also issued a statement declaring they will “determine the best path forward with regard to […]

Where US Casinos Stand On Reopening Plans

July 6, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

The COVID-19 pandemic forced US states to order shutdowns of non-essential businesses in mid-March. The U.S. hosts nearly 1,000 commercial and tribal casinos, and all of them ceased operations in the midst of the pandemic crisis. Live casinos began reopening in some states as early as May, and as of July 1 most of the […]

US Presidential Election Odds News Monthly Recap: June 2020

July 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

With four months to go until election day, the stakes are getting higher, both literally and figuratively, with more than $56 million wagered on the 2020 US presidential election so far. There’s no gentle way to put this: June was a calamitous month for the incumbent. The election tracker got a real workout this […]

Las Vegas Casinos Rolling Out Cashless Gaming

July 2, 2020 | By: Carl Carchia

Life as we know it is changing drastically due to the pandemic, and Nevada casinos are among the many businesses in the midst of a titanic shift. Cashless gaming is set to become a reality in the state after the Nevada Gaming Commission approved several amendments last week. Why is Cashless Gaming Now an Option? […]

DraftKings Is Taking Bets For Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

July 2, 2020 | By: Chris Nesi

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a lot away from us, but fortunately, the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating contest is an unstoppable force of nature and will still grace our July 4th weekend in 2020. Things will be a bit different this year, however. For starters, it will be held in “a private location […]

Golden Nugget’s Online Casino Business Is Going Public

July 1, 2020 | By: Cole Rush

In a landmark move for the online casino industry, Landcadia Holdings II, Inc. announced plans this week to take Golden Nugget Online Gaming public. Golden Nugget Online Gaming owner Tilman Fertitta and Landcadia II, a special purpose acquisition company backed by Fertitta Entertainment, Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc., announced the plans earlier this week […]

New Jersey Casinos Will Reopen July 2 As U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surge

June 29, 2020 | By: Brian Carlton

New Jersey casinos will open their doors on Thursday, as long as they follow certain guidelines. This past week, Gov. Phil Murphy laid out the requirements for companies to follow, saying COVID-19 cases were under control in the state, even as cases raging across parts of the country have prompted backtracking on reopening. “We have […]

Can Trump Make A Comeback To Win The 2020 US Presidential Election?

June 26, 2020 | By: Derek Worlow

In poll after poll, former Vice President Joe Biden’s nationwide lead has grown to jaw-dropping proportions. To use a sports metaphor, Joe Biden is heading for the end zone with nothing but green in front of him. But before we anoint Grandpa Joe as the next President of the United States, we need to ask; […]

Unconventional Betting Options Helped US Online Sportsbooks Rebound In May

June 26, 2020 | By: Geoff Fisk

After a worst-case scenario hit the sports betting industry in April, legal online sportsbooks in the US began to recover in May. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the shutdown of virtually all major US sports leagues throughout April. While those shutdowns continued in May, sportsbooks responded by putting more international leagues and niche sports on wagering […]