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They Placed 180 Bets on 49ers Before the Season Even Started

California couple's wedding guests could earn $19 per $2 ticket if team wins the Super Bowl

(Newser) - At their wedding in September, Matt and Jessica Grime chose to convey their love for the San Francisco 49ers with their party favor. The South Lake Tahoe couple purchased $2 sports bets for the 49ers to win the Super Bowl for each of their 180 guests. "You bet on...

DraftKings Apologizes for 'Never Forget' 9/11 Promotion

Parlay involved bets on 3 New York teams

(Newser) - Sports betting website DraftKings has apologized for a 9/11-themed parlay it promoted on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the attacks. The parlay "Never Forget: Bet these New York teams to win tonight on 9/11" appeared in a tweet Sunday night and remained up for hours, the Boston ...

Golfer: Fan Tried to Disrupt My Shot Over a Live Bet

Max Homa made his putt, but he's worried about the potential for more disruptions

(Newser) - Max Homa experienced the potential for disruption with betting at PGA Tour events when he said a fan yelled in the middle of his 5-foot birdie putt Saturday in the BMW Championship, per the AP . Homa already was struggling with short putts on a windy day at Olympia Fields, having...

ESPN May Be About to Enter 'Uncharted Waters'

Media giant, Penn Entertainment to launch 'ESPN Bet,' a sports betting app rebrand

(Newser) - You know ESPN the sports media giant. Now brace yourself for ESPN Bet, a rebranding of an existing sports-betting app owned by Penn Entertainment, which is paying $1.5 billion plus other considerations for exclusive rights to the ESPN name. The deal, announced Tuesday, could take Walt Disney Co.-owned...

NFL Suspends 4 Players for Gambling Violations
NFL Announces
Gambling Suspensions

NFL Announces Gambling Suspensions

Three players are out indefinitely, another for six games

(Newser) - The NFL suspended three players indefinitely on Thursday for violating the league's gambling policy, and a fourth was sidelined for six games. Cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr., a projected starter for the Indianapolis Colts, and his new teammate Rashod Berry, a backup defensive end, both received indefinite suspensions and were...

College Coach Loses Job Over Suspicious Bets

Surveillance video showed gambler in touch with Alabama's Brad Bohannon

(Newser) - University of Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon has been fired after gambling regulators in other states halted wagering on his school's games on concerns over suspicious betting. While an investigation is being conducted, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania are not allowing bets to be placed on Alabama games, CBS...

There's Been a Quiet, Scary Rise in Sports Gambling
A Sports Gambling
Disaster May Loom
the rundown

A Sports Gambling Disaster May Loom

What addiction experts feared may be coming to pass

(Newser) - What addiction experts feared may be coming to pass. In 2018, the Supreme Court made sports betting a state-by-state decision, and the expected explosion in legal sports betting has followed. Some 33 states and the District of Columbia now allow Americans to bet on live games, something that was illegal...

Drake Just Made a Huge Super Bowl Bet

Canadian rapper plunked down nearly $1M on the Kansas City Chiefs, playing the Eagles on Sunday

(Newser) - The sports betting machine is already in overdrive ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles, but one big bet in particular is making everyone put down their beer and wings. CBS Sports reports that Canadian rapper Drake has plunked down $965K on...

California Rejects Sports Betting Despite $600M Push
California Voters Say
No to Sports Betting
ELECTION 2022

California Voters Say No to Sports Betting

Propositions 26, 27 promised tens or hundreds of millions in state revenue

(Newser) - The most expensive ballot proposition gamble in US history went bust Tuesday as California voters overwhelmingly rejected sports betting, shooting down initiatives to legalize sports gambling at tribal casinos and horse tracks or through mobile and online wagering. Native American tribes and the gaming industry raised nearly $460 million (see...

If the Astros Win It All, He'll Win a Staggering Amount

Jim McIngvale could walk away with the largest payout on a single legal sports bet

(Newser) - The Phillies are up 2-1 in the World Series, and there's probably one American who's hoping more than most that the tides change: a prolific Texas gambler with a knack for attention-getting bets, who stands to win nearly $75 million if the Houston Astros win the World Series....

Falcons Player Suspended for Betting on NFL Games

Calvin Ridley defends himself on Twitter

(Newser) - For endangering the integrity of the sport by betting on games, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley has been suspended by the NFL for at least the next season, the AP reports. Ridley won’t play in 2022 and there is no guarantee for the NFL future of the player...

Gambling Group Predicts Record-Breaking Super Bowl

Group says 31.5M expected to place bets

(Newser) - A record 31.5 million Americans plan to bet on this year's Super Bowl, according to estimates released Tuesday by the gambling industry's national trade group. The American Gaming Association forecasted that over $7.6 billion will be wagered on pro football's championship game set for Sunday....

Gamblers Here Place $803M in Sports Bets, a US Record

It's 3rd month in a row that New Jersey smashed it like this, though most of it was from online betting

(Newser) - New Jersey's red-hot sports betting market set the national record for the highest amount wagered on sports for the third month in a row in October, with more than $803 million plunked down by gamblers. Figures released Friday by the state Division of Gambling Enforcement show that Atlantic City'...

Vegas Bettors Bank Nearly $250K in 'Pure Theft'

Looks like the biggest 'past post' loss in Las Vegas history

(Newser) - Las Vegas bettors racked up nearly $250,000 in winnings last weekend in what might be the city's biggest sportsbook loss ever. The cause: an apparent manual-entry error that allowed people to bet on Korean and Chinese baseball games that had already started, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. "...

A Rare Suspension for Betting in the NFL

Josh Shaw was punished in college for inventing story about daring rescue of nephew

(Newser) - Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw was suspended indefinitely on Friday for betting on NFL games on multiple occasions this season, the first time in more than 35 years a player has been banned for gambling. The suspension will last at least through the 2020 season, the AP reports. Suspensions of...

Against All Odds, Bettor Wins Stunning $2.2M

Someone turns 20-cent wager into a huge jackpot

(Newser) - A bettor at Gulfstream Park turned a 20-cent, six-race wager into more than $2.2 million Friday, the AP reports. Someone hit Gulfstream's Rainbow 6 on Friday, the first time that the total jackpot had been claimed for that wager since July 6. To win the entire jackpot, someone...

Tiger Woods' Stunning Win Cost Bookies Millions

One gambler won $1.2M

(Newser) - Tiger Woods' stunning Masters win in Georgia on Sunday was a great day for the golfer and for anybody who can't resist a good comeback story—but a lousy day for bookies. A customer betting with William Hill in Las Vegas won $1.2 million with an $85,000...

8 Weird Super Bowl Bets
8 Weird Super Bowl Bets

8 Weird Super Bowl Bets

How long will Gladys sing? Will Romo predict a TD?

(Newser) - Sure, you can wager on whether the Patriots or the Rams will win the Super Bowl on Sunday, but where's the fun in that? All kinds of unusual "prop bets" also are available to gamblers. Here are eight from USA Today , CBS Sports , Fox News , and even Golf....

FanDuel Will Honor Disputed $82K Football Bet

An 18-second computer glitch led to gamblers getting incorrect odds

(Newser) - Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet, the AP reports. And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday. The online sports betting company said...

No More Ban, but Sports Bettors May Have to Wait to Wager

The Supreme Court has struck down a sports gambling ban, so what's next?

(Newser) - The highest court in the land has struck down a law that banned sports betting in all states except Nevada, but some eager gamblers in New Jersey, the origin of the court battle, may still have to wait to wager. Per the New York Times , that's because even the...

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