Tag: Gambling

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is The Early Favorite To Win The 2019-20 NBA MVP Award

Getty Image Giannis Antetokounmpo may not want anyone calling him this for the next year, but the Milwaukee Bucks star holds the distinction of being the league MVP following his torrid 2018-19 campaign. If you ask oddsmakers, heading into the 2019-20 season, he is the favorite to defend his crown and become the first back-to-back […]

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The Clippers And Bucks Have The Highest 2019-20 NBA Season Win Totals

Getty Image The 2019-20 NBA season will be the most anticipated regular season in recent memory, thanks to the perceived parity throughout the top of the league. For the first time in nearly a decade, there is not a clear title favorite as the top players in the league have combined forces in twos, not […]

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Move Over, Nevada: New Jersey Is the Sports Betting Capital of the Country

When former Gov. Chris Christie took New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting to the Supreme Court, it was considered a long shot, like betting on the Mets to win the World Series. Though the state did not have a strong connection to sports betting, New Jersey quickly became a crusader for the industry. Now, […]

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Hats Like Sneezes, Playing at Aristocracy and Other Notes From Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England — Royal Ascot, five days of horse racing that are a major event in the British social calendar, ended on Saturday. I had read with fascination about Ascot, with its interesting combination of high-end millinery and heavy drinking, and so this spring I secured a press pass, which gained me admittance to the […]

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Match-Fixing at Women’s World Cup? As Game Grows, Officials Are on Alert

The Women’s World Cup is growing in every respect. The field for the latest edition of soccer’s quadrennial event is now 24 teams, news media coverage and viewership have mushroomed and sponsors are beating a path to be associated with the event. It has also piqued the interest of the world’s bettors. Games at the […]

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The Lakers Are The Favorites To Win The 2020 NBA Title After Trading For Anthony Davis

Getty Image The Lakers now have a second star to pair with LeBron James after finally getting an Anthony Davis trade done with the Pelicans. New Orleans will get three first round picks, including No. 4 this season, as well as Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and Josh Hart, which leaves the Lakers with a seriously […]

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Deadwood Has Drawn Fortune-Seekers Since 1876. HBO Is Only the Latest.

You will be shocked — shocked — to find that gambling is going on in Deadwood, S.D. Unless you know anything at all about the place. It’s safe to say that gambling has been going on here since there were two miners around to wager golden nuggets on or against something. That would have been […]

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