Golden Gate Fields Runs Its Last Race Sunday


Historic San Francisco Bay area racetrack Golden Gate Fields will run its last race today, June 9. The track’s closing weekend will involve live music, DJs, and a “Belmont Stakes Watch” party. End of an era: Chase the Chaos wins the 2023 El Camino Derby at Golden Gate Fields. The 80-year-old track will run its

New Jersey, New York Still Hotbeds of Black Market Sports Betting


Some form of sports betting, be it online, retail, or both, is live and legal in 38 states and Washington, DC, but broader legalization since the 2018 Supreme Court ruling on the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) isn’t serving the desired effect of eliminating black-market betting in some states. Despite permitting both iGaming

Delaware Lawmaker Says Competition Critical to Sports Betting Success


Legislation in Delaware to codify the state Internet Sports Lottery Legislative Working Group’s recommendation that more than one online sportsbook platform be permitted is making progress in the General Assembly. BetRivers signage is seen above the Dover International Speedway in April 2024. BetRivers is the exclusive sports betting and iGaming operator of the Delaware Lottery,

Odds Shorten on Minnesota Sports Betting Becoming Legal in 2025


Efforts to legalize sports betting in Minnesota failed earlier this month for the sixth year in a row. Minnesota Rep. Zach Stephenson is optimistic about sports betting’s odds of passing in the General Assembly next year. Though 2024 wasn’t the year when a sports betting bill crossed the finish line, a compromise has finally been

Off-Strip Casino Sues F1 Over Las Vegas Grand Prix


The owners of Ellis Island Casino are suing F1 for monetary damages it claims to have suffered at the hands of last year’s inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix. The grandstands Ellis Island erected in front of its property for Las Vegas Grand Prix viewing. (Image: Nevada Independent) The suit — filed last month but first

Sportradar Could See DraftKings-Like Resurgence, Says Fund Manager


On the back of a strong first-quarter earnings report, Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD) surged on Wednesday. Prior to that, shares of the sports betting data provider did a lot of nothing for an extended period of time. One professional money manager believes the stock’s best days are ahead. Sportradar participating in a gaming expo. A professional

Dragon Slaying Brigade ‘Terrorist’ Gambled Away Cash Meant for Bombs


The ringleader of a hardcore faction of Hong Kong pro-democracy protestors gambled away HK$300K (US$38K) that he was supposed to spend on bombs and weapons. A gas mask-wearing anti-government protestor flings a tear gas canister back at the police during demonstrations in 2019. The Dragon Slaying Brigade was the “most violent” of protest groups, according

PGA Championship First Major to Score Sports Betting Partnership Via ESPN Bet


The PGA Championship is the first of golf’s four majors to announce a sports betting partnership with a sportsbook operator. The Wanamaker Trophy at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. ESPN Bet will serve as the “Official Sports Betting Sponsor” of the PGA Championship through at least 2026. (Image: The PGA of America and Penn