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Mar 16, 2020.

The World Might Be Coming To An End, But Here Are The Places You Can Still Bet On Sports

The World Might Be Coming To An End, But Here Are The Places You Can Still Bet On Sports

You might have noticed that there is a lot going on in the world. Even though everything has been cancelled.

From a gambling standpoint, (yes, we know, gambling really is the least important of all the least important things right now, but this pandemic can’t last forever, can it? More on that later.) with nearly all sports shut down, you might be reduced to searching for a place to bet the...

Isaac Eger Isaac Eger Aug 22, 2019. 24 comments

Dog Racing Died Without A Funeral

Dog Racing Died Without A Funeral

SARASOTA, FLORIDA — The sun hadn’t yet risen over the Sarasota Kennel Club, and Deb Linn was wrist deep in 100 pounds of bloody meat. She had been been up since 4:30 a.m., when she made the 45-minute commute south from Ellenton, a small town where the rent is more affordable than in the wealthy beach city of Sarasota. She was 18 years old when she first started working with greyhounds in her...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Jul 15, 2019. 21 comments

Miscounted Chips Lead To World Series Of Poker Drama

Miscounted Chips Lead To World Series Of Poker Drama

The World Series of Poker, the favorite sporting event of kids who are home all day for summer break and can’t find anything good to watch, is currently underway, and folks, we got some drama.

During yesterday’s Main Event, Dario Sammartino found himself heads up with Nick Marchington, who had just gone all in. Sammartino asked the dealer for a count of all the chips in the pot, and when she...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen May 30, 2019. 18 comments

Degenerate Gambler Charged With Making Racist Death Threats To Dozens Of Athletes

Degenerate Gambler Charged With Making Racist Death Threats To Dozens Of Athletes

Addison Choi, a 23-year-old ex-college-soccer player from Fullerton, Calif., was charged today in Massachusetts federal court on one count of transmitting a threat to injure a person, after he sent death threats to at least 45 professional and college athletes between July and December 2017. According to MassLive, he has agreed to plead guilty, and he faces a recommended sentence of 21 to 27...

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Dave McKenna Dave McKenna May 07, 2019. 7 comments

The Kentucky Derby Proves That Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

The Kentucky Derby Proves That Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

Horse racing had replay before everybody else. But that side of the allegedly perpetually declining sport was never in the spotlight so much as it was Saturday, when Churchill Downs stewards took their time before taking a Kentucky Derby win away from Maximum Security on a foul claim.

Everybody in the racing and lots of folks out of it have weighed in. I decided to ask, John Scheinman , my...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Dec 17, 2018. 11 comments

Audacious Clown Tries To Win Back $100 In Daily Fantasy Losses, By Going To Court Twice

Audacious Clown Tries To Win Back $100 In Daily Fantasy Losses, By Going To Court Twice

On April 1, 2016, Colin Dew-Becker joined degenerates nationwide in a nightly ritual: blowing money on daily fantasy sports. He lost $100 on a wager, plus $9 in fees, in an NBA head-to-head contest on FanDuel. In point of fact, Dew-Becker was positively smoked, losing by a score of 221.1 points to 96.3 points. So Colin did what any reasonable person would do in this situation: He tried to...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan Jul 15, 2018. 15 comments

Report: Charles Oakley Arrested In Las Vegas After Gambling Mishap

Report: Charles Oakley Arrested In Las Vegas After Gambling Mishap

Knicks icon Charles Oakley was reportedly arrested at a Las Vegas casino on July 8. Per TMZ Sports, the 54-year-old attempted to pull a chip he had wagered off of the table:

Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board tell us Oakley “was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known.”

Unclear what game he was playing at the time — but one source with...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Jul 13, 2018. 20 comments

An Utterly Ludicrous Hand Determined The World Series Of Poker's Final Table

An Utterly Ludicrous Hand Determined The World Series Of Poker's Final Table

Today is a fairly barren sports day, but don’t worry, we have an oddly spicy poker highlight for you. The World Series of Poker’s main event, called the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, began earlier this month, and a field that started out with 7,874 poker players was whittled down to its final nine on Wednesday night. The last hand of the evening locked in the final table, and it was as...

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Jun 21, 2018. 4 comments

Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man

Down And Out With Art Schlichter, Football God Turned Con Man

Originally published as “The Long, Slow Fall of a Gridiron God” in the December, 1988 issue of GQ, this profile appears here with the author’s permission.

Art Schlichter is scrambling. Running late, headed from his father’s farm in Bloomingburg, Ohio, to the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market, he flips on his Road Patrol XK radar detector and hits the gas, challenging the two-lane road,...

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Dan McQuade Dan McQuade Jun 08, 2018. 11 comments

I Went To All Three Delaware Casinos On The First Day Of Legal Sports Betting And Now I Have An Unbeatable System

I Went To All Three Delaware Casinos On The First Day Of Legal Sports Betting And Now I Have An Unbeatable System

The odds boards are outdated, and they are state-of-the-art in Delaware.

The actual odds on them are up to date, mind you. But the boards themselves are nearly a decade old. That’s what Delaware Park president William Fasy told me after I placed one of the first legal bets in Delaware on Tuesday.

“These boards were bought eight years ago,” he said, pointing to giant LED screens showing odds...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Jun 01, 2018. 15 comments

Delaware Finally Comes Up With A Reason To Visit It

Delaware Finally Comes Up With A Reason To Visit It

Starting on Tuesday, June 5, Delaware will become the first state to allow betting on sports since the Supreme Court overturned the federal anti-sports gambling law earlier in May. Betting will be run by the Delaware Lottery, and it will be open at all of the state’s three casinos.

The Delaware Lottery has already published a guide explaining how to gamble on sports, which includes pretty...

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Giri Nathan Giri Nathan May 28, 2018. 13 comments

Tennis Player Nicolas Kicker Found Guilty Of Match-Fixing

Tennis Player Nicolas Kicker Found Guilty Of Match-Fixing

The Tennis Integrity Unit, an anti-corruption watchdog, ruled today that Argentinian player Nicolas Kicker fixed two professional matches three years ago. Kicker, currently ranked No. 84 on the men’s tour, was “found guilty of contriving the outcome” of two matches in 2015—one at the ATP Challenger in Padova, Italy in June, and one at the ATP Challenger in Barranquilla, Colombia in...

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Dan McQuade Dan McQuade May 21, 2018. 19 comments

Bill Bradley Had Some Dumb Thoughts About The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Bill Bradley Had Some Dumb Thoughts About The Legalization Of Sports Gambling

Sports gambling is going to be a disaster for some. The widespread legalization of sports gambling in the United States, for which the Supreme Court paved the way with a ruling earlier this week , will lead to some people gambling all their money away. It will not lead to a renaissance in Atlantic City or anywhere else. The profits from sports gambling will go to casino companies and their...

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Ugarles Ugarles May 17, 2018. 21 comments

Here's What That Supreme Court Decision About Sports Betting Actually Does

Here's What That Supreme Court Decision About Sports Betting Actually Does

There are wiser ways to start an article about sports betting than this but still, I have to warn you: Murphy v NCAA—Monday’s Supreme Court decision that freed New Jersey to allow casinos and racetracks to open sports books—is boring as hell. I’ll do what I can to overcome this burden, but there is only so much that can be done. Yes, this involves people being able to bet money on sports, and...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley May 16, 2018. 21 comments

Supreme Court Ruling Overturns Ban On Sports Betting

Supreme Court Ruling Overturns Ban On Sports Betting

The Supreme Court just released its ruling on the state of New Jersey’s challenge of a federal law that prevented sports gambling from being legalized on the state level. In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled that the federal anti-sports gambling law was unconstitutional, giving New Jersey, and every other state for that matter, the authority to legalize sports gambling.

You can read the court’s...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Mar 23, 2018. 17 comments

Daily Fantasy Employees Made More Playing At Rival Sites Than At Their Jobs

Daily Fantasy Employees Made More Playing At Rival Sites Than At Their Jobs

The New York Times keeps hammering away at the daily fantasy scandal, this time by casting some serious doubt on FanDuel’s and DraftKings’ assertions that their employees didn’t enjoy any insider benefits while playing daily fantasy games on rival sites.

The Times’ story begins with an anecdote from Madison Calvert, a daily fantasy player who began questioning the game’s integrity while at a...

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Patrick Redford Patrick Redford Feb 21, 2018. 5 comments

Pierre Garçon Is Leading A Class-Action Lawsuit Against FanDuel On Behalf Of NFL Players

Pierre Garçon Is Leading A Class-Action Lawsuit Against FanDuel On Behalf Of NFL Players

On Friday Pierre Garçon filed a federal class-action lawsuit in Maryland against FanDuel on behalf of all the NFL players whose likenesses and names the site uses, he says, without proper permission. FanDuel has marketing agreements with 15 NFL teams, including Washington, who was one of the first teams to sign one. However, the NFLPA has a licensing deal with DraftKings but not FanDuel.

The...

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Samuel Wadhams Samuel Wadhams Dec 15, 2017. 14 comments

Let's All Get Filthy Rich Betting On The Kentucky Derby

Let's All Get Filthy Rich Betting On The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby, a/k/a “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” is an event rich with tradition. It’s an opportune time to brush up on your Hunter S. Thompson, and/or drink cheap bourbon out of silver cups , and/or laugh along with rich assholes who give their horses ridiculous names for their own amusement.

It is also an incredible excuse to eat meat cooked in the sun, find a dead...

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Chris Thompson Chris Thompson Dec 10, 2017. 7 comments

Report: Feds Shut Down $2.5 Million NFL Survivor Pool Operation

Report: Feds Shut Down $2.5 Million NFL Survivor Pool Operation

The Feds this week busted up and shut down a sprawling NFL survivor pool operation with contests operating in the millions of dollars, according to a report from ESPN’s Darren Rovell. Ron Kronengold and Mike Bernstein reportedly ran several contests per year at Ron & Mike’s Football Pool over the course of eight years, and had attracted participants numbering in the tens of thousands:

ESPN has...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Dec 05, 2017. 9 comments

Fourth Yomiuri Giants Pitcher Admits To Betting On Baseball

Fourth Yomiuri Giants Pitcher Admits To Betting On Baseball

Japan’s professional baseball league was hit by a betting scandal this past fall, when a Nippon Professional Baseball investigation revealed that three pitchers on the Yomiuri Giants had bet on games. Now a fourth pitcher, reliever Kyosuke Takagi, has admitted to betting on games, as well as lying to investigators during the NPB’s initial probe.

Here’s what Takagi had to say, via Japan...

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