Horse Racing and Hockey?

NY Islanders Bid Selected For Belmont Park Development

You may have recently heard … the state of New York has selected a bid by the NHL franchise Islanders to build an 18,000-seat arena on a 43-acre site at Belmont Park.

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Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS): Is it gambling?

A Game of Skill or Gambling?

Some states, such as Nevada recently banned sites like fantasy sports website DraftKings after accusations surfaced of employees participating in the contests with insider information. Some believe the websites should be regulated like gambling websites.

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NJ’s Christie to Attend Sports Betting Arguments at U.S. Supreme Court

A “cautiously optimistic” Gov. Chris Christie will be at the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to to lend moral support as New Jersey lawyers try to convince the justices to allow legal sports betting at Garden State racetracks and casinos. “I’m looking forward to being in court,” Christie told reporters at a public event in Newark Wednesday.… [Read more…]

U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear N.J. sports betting case

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear arguments on whether sports betting should be legalized in New Jersey. The justices, as is custom, gave no reason for agreeing to hear the appeal of a court decision that threw out the state’s latest effort to bring sports betting to its casinos and race tracks.… [Read more…]

Casino industry launches campaign to legalize sports betting

Sports bettingWASHINGTON — Casino industry officials on Monday launched a new campaign to legalize sports betting, something New Jersey has been trying to get for years. They’re behind the new American Sports Betting Coalition, which is trying to get Congress to repeal a 1992 law that allows such wagering in only four states: Nevada, Delaware, Montana, and… [Read more…]

Top 10 US states likely to pass iGaming legislation in 2017

Top 10 US states likely to pass iGaming legislation in 2017 Casino City Times (press release)

Though the New York Senate’s budget proposal included online poker, the Assembly’s did not, and there continue to be concerns over the status of poker as a game of skill .

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Trump administration asked to support N.J. sports betting appeal

Washington DCWASHINGTON — In his quest to legalize sports betting in New Jersey, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. is seeking help from President Donald Trump’s administration. Pallone (D-6th Dist.) is asking Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall in a letter to be sent Tuesday to request that the U.S. Supreme Court to hear New Jersey’s appeal of the latest… [Read more…]

Joe Maddon: Use ‘Moneyball’ Stats to Teach Math

“I’d like to see fantasy baseball in schools and make it part of math class,” he explained. “If you brought fantasy baseball into school and brought in technology such as Skyping, for example. End of January, beginning of February, I would Skype a classroom here and talk about team construction. Theo Epstein does it a day or two later.

ANALYSIS/OPINION — Baseball’s rock star was in town for the baseball winter meetings, and he stopped by a youth baseball event at Gallaudet University. Kids and adults alike flocked to him, asking for autographs and photos, and hung on his every word.

No, I’m not talking about Bryce Harper, who didn’t have the District in his… [Read more…]

N.J. lawmakers respond to Super Bowl wagers by trying to legalize sports betting

WASHINGTON — In advance of Sunday’s Super Bowl, when an estimated $4.7 billion will be wagered, Reps. Frank LoBiondo and Frank Pallone Jr. introduced legislation Wednesday to let New Jersey offer legal sports betting. The lawmakers, as they did two years ago, offered different measures to achieve the goal that the state sought since its 2011… [Read more…]

Will Odds of N.J. Sports Wagering Increase Under President Trump?

WASHINGTON — The head of the casino industry’s trade association expressed optimism that incoming President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers will act to allow states to legalize sports betting.  The inauguration of the new president is this Friday.

During the campaign, Trump expressed support for legalized sports betting.

“I’m OK with it because it’s happening anyway,” Trump told Fox Sports in November 2015. “Whether you have it or you don’t have it, you have it.”

An estimated $150 billion a year is bet illegally on sports, according to the gaming association.

“We are entering a perfect storm,” said Geoff Freeman, president and chief executive of the Washington-based American Gaming Association, claims Caesars Entertainment and Borgata owner MGM… [Read more…]