Baseball Players Freak Out Over Sports Betting

Executives and players across professional sports in America have been watching the expansion of gambling with concern… and Major League Baseball is no exception. In March, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed his preference for a federal regulation of sports betting rather than the state-by-state approach, and said he views sports betting as a “great source of fan engagement’’ and “a positive’’ to his sport “in general.’’ “I’m a realist,” Manfred said, via BizJournals.com. “Would I prefer to have a single integrated structure from the federal government? Yes, because it would be easier for us to deal with one set of…

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The 2019 WSOP Winner

We have a new WSOP winner! Hossein Ensan took down the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event last week in Las Vegas and earned himself the bracelet… not to mention $10 million. “I must go to sleep and wake up, and then maybe I know I have the bracelet,” Ensan told ESPN. “Maybe it’s a dream. I don’t know.” The 55 year old Ensan, the oldest player to win the event in 20 years, beat out 8,568 other players in the second-largest Main Event field of all time. More on the new WSOP winner and the rest of the…

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Oklahoma Governor Wants More from Tribal Gaming Revenue

Leaders with Oklahoma’s powerful Native American gaming are voicing frustration with the state’s Republican governor. He caught them off guard recently with plans to force a renegotiation for a bigger piece of the billions of dollars Tribal gaming revenue. A Cherokee Nation citizen himself, Gov. Kevin Stitt suggested in an editorial Monday in the Tulsa World the compacts between the state and the tribes should be reevaluated since the industry has matured. Under the deal, tribes are given the exclusive right to operate more than 120 casinos across Oklahoma. They paid nearly $139 million to the state last year on…

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New York Sports Bets Live

This week, New York sports bets became official as they joined an ever increasing list of states allowing allowing the activity. New York’s regulation of the activity comes more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted the ban that had restricted sports betting outside of Nevada. Gambling officials and casino executives in New York are eager to catch up to New Jersey, where gamblers have placed more than $3 billion worth of sports bets in the first full year since wagering became legal in that state. “Right now, Jersey is cleaning our clock when it comes to sports…

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