News from the world of sports betting

Carmelo Anthony’s Denver Nuggets/New York Knicks Jerseys Debate Rages On


There’s a slew of NBA novelty bets for the Finals. But one that hasn’t surfaced is odds on whether Carmelo Anthony will have his jersey number retired with the Nuggets, Knicks, both, or neither. Nikola Jokic poses for a publicity photo (left). Carmelo Anthony looks to shoot a basket (right). (Image: via Twitter) Before

New York Yankees Send Pitcher ‘Nasty’ Nestor Cortes to the IL


New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes is headed to the IL with a left shoulder injury. New York Yankees pitcher Nestor Cortes winds up against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park. (Image: Getty) The Yankees recently completed a six-game road trip on the West Coast. Cortes will undergo an MRI on Monday or Tuesday

Fanatics’ Mobile Sportsbook Launches in Maryland


Fanatics Sportsbook has launched online operations in Maryland following approval by state regulators. A cellphone displays Fanatics’ mobile sports betting app. The company’s app is live as of Thursday in Maryland. (Image: Play Ohio) The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Commission issued a mobile sports wagering license to Fanatics’ in-state operation on Thursday, formally known as

Ex-Gov. Rick Perry: Texas Sports Betting Fight Will Continue in 2025


As expected, legislation to put the matter of sports wagering before Texas voters died upon advancing to the state Senate. But former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) remains optimistic the issue could be successful in 2025. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He said sports betting legislation will be tried again in Texas in 2025. (Image: Wall

Sports Betting Bills Advance in Illinois and North Carolina


Bills impacting sports betting advanced this week in Illinois and North Carolina. The Illinois State Senate build, seen above. The legislative body is considering two bills likely headed to that state’s governor. (Image: Lawmakers in Springfield passed two bills likely to come across Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s (D) desk before the year’s legislative session ends.

Los Angeles Lakers Consider Trade for Point Guard Trae Young


After LeBron James hinted at a potential retirement, the Los Angeles Lakers discussed trade options for Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young. Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young, seen here defended by Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis in a game at State Farm Arena, is the subject of off-season trade rumors. (Image: Getty) Jovan

NBA Trade Rumors: NY Knicks Interested in Adding MVP Joel Embiid


Less than 24 hours after the Philadelphia 76ers fired head coach Doc Rivers, the New York Knicks were mentioned in trade rumors involving 76ers center Joel Embiid. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid throws down a two-handed dunk against the New York Knicks at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Image: Getty) During a recent episode

Fanatics Finally Makes Deal, Grabs PointsBet for $150 Million


Following months of speculation, PointsBet (OTC: PBTHF) is poised to sell its US operations to Fanatics for $150 million in cash. Fanatics founder Michael Rubin at an event in 2021. The company is acquiring PointsBet USA for $150 million in cash. (Image: Getty Images) The companies announced the transaction in a joint statement released Sunday.

Anthony Davis Expects to Play for Los Angeles Lakers in Game 6


Los Angeles Lakers center Anthony Davis sustained a head injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Golden State Warriors. The Lakers said Davis cleared concussion protocols and he’s currently listed as probable for Game 6 against the Warriors. Forward LeBron James and center Anthony Davis from the Long Angeles Lakers are