Pro Gamblers Accuse William Hill Of Cheating On In-Game Bets

William Hill US has been accused by at least two prominent sports bettors of intentionally delaying the acceptance of in-game wagers in the Silver State, depending on if the wager is good or bad for the book. In other words, they’re saying it’s allegedly not a technology shortcoming, but a deliberate attempt by the book to boost its winning percentage against gamblers.

But some in the industry say the problem is the result of an unintentional bias in a less than ideal product, with it possibly impacting bettors evenly. Most people do agree there is an issue.

In a statement to Sports Handle, William Hill flatly denied the claims, and indicated it may seek legal action against one of the accusers.

Prominent sports bettors Bill Krackomberger and Rufus Peabody, who both …

Indianapolis Colts Partner with Caesars Entertainment and William Hill to Sign First NFL Team Sponsorship

“In the digital age, and particularly this virtual world in which we find ourselves now, finding new ways to engage with our fans, partners and community is one of our top priorities,” said Roger VanDerSnick, Colts Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. “This partnership with Caesars Entertainment and William Hill will help us better connect with Colts fans everywhere as we navigate this very unique season in 2020 and offer a greater fan experience well into the future.”

As part of the agreement, Caesars Rewards, the largest customer loyalty program in the industry, will sponsor a free-to-play “Pick 6 Predictor” game on the Colts Mobile App. The Pick 6 Predictor generates a series of questions, that fans predict the outcome of, before the upcoming games. Correct picks are rewarded with weekly prizes, and all participants are entered into a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas to stay at a Caesars Entertainment property

MGM’s Famous Shareholder Thinking Online Gaming, Sports Betting

A 12% purchase — for $1 billion — in an iconic brand such as MGM Resorts doesn’t automatically raise so many eyebrows.

But on Monday, billionaire Barry Diller’s IAC not only made that investment – Diller had an intriguing reason why.

“We are energized and excited to make this investment in MGM,” Diller said, adding his interest in “an area that currently comprises a tiny portion of its revenue — online gaming.”

In a letter to shareholders, Diller and IAC CEO Joey Levin wrote, “We believe MGM represented a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for IAC to own a meaningful piece of a pre-eminent brand in a large category with great potential to move online.. …The value was too compelling to ignore.”

The BetMGM online gambling brand, a partnership with GVC Holdings since 2018, has gotten off to a tepid start — so this investment may pay dividends there.

The Best Sports for Sports Betting

Gone are the days when people would Netflix and chill. Nowadays, it is all about chilling along with either betting on sport or playing on online casinos. In fact, both these gambling institutions are so intertwined that you can replace one with the other as more and more casinos are offering sports betting options nowadays. Furthermore, thanks to mobile technology, it is now possible to indulge in these fun-filled money-making opportunities from the convenience of our living rooms.

 

With so much happening in the online gambling world, things can get a little daunting for a person who is new to the business. To start with, they need to pick an excellent online gambling establishment. Choosing non-UK sites is one option, that does have a few risks but also come with the added advantage of higher bonuses and fewer restrictions. So, take your time and pick an online casino or bookmaker that makes you feel comfortable. Just make sure that it is beneficial for you in terms of what they offer. Once you have that set, it is time to look at the scope of sports betting and focus on the games that can earn you maximum profits.

Football

Even if we leave aside the fact that football is the “most loved game in the world,” the sheer volume of annual matches is a good enough reason why you should have it in your gambling portfolio. At any given time, there is a football competition taking place in the world. It might be famous tournaments like the Premier League or local games featuring state teams. As a result, you will find that bookmakers cover a wide variety of football odds allowing punters to place different wagers whenever they want.

Cricket

For some, cricket is a niche sport, but one that is followed by billions of people. The most significant reason to bet on cricket is that it allows you to place wagers comfortably at the last minute. Thanks to mobile gambling, it is possible for punters to bet during a match. In cricket, even if we take into account Twenty20, the fastest version of the game, a match lasts at least a few hours. So, a punter can take his or her time and make the best bets based on live performances rather than picking up odds before the game. Moreover, several cricket competitions take place throughout the year, allowing you to earn from it consistently.

Tennis

Tennis comes in out list of essential sports to bet on because it is more of an individual game. For a newcomer, sometimes researching all the team elements before placing a bet can be troublesome. With tennis, they need only focus on a couple of players at one time. Moreover, tennis grand slams are particularly lucrative as most bookies feature various odds for all the players resulting in multiple opportunities for punters to win big.

Horse Racing

Every self-respecting sports betting enthusiast will put a wager on a horse at some time in their life. Horse racing is an essential sport to bet on because of its classic nature. While most people focus on the money aspect of horse racing, it remains a challenging sport that favours the one with skill, tact, and stamina. The thrill of the race that you can enjoy from home or on the racetracks makes it all the more enticing and entertaining.

PA Track and Casino to Resume Horse Racing on July 27

All guests and staff will be required to wear masks and will have their temperature checked at the door, according to the casino.

Only the main, south, and north entrances will be open for guests to use.

The casino will open half its slot machines and half its table games to maintain social distancing.

Casino restaurants will be subject to some changes, including a limited menu for Churchill’s Bourbon and Brew.

Q. Will the BetAmerica Sportsbook be open?
A. Yes, every other seat has been removed inside the Sportsbook. There will be 39 out of the 50 betting kiosks located safely throughout the casino.

Q. What should I do with my BetAmerica sports wagering tickets made prior to closure on cancelled or postponed games?
A. Each event has been handled a little differently. Some tickets have been refunded whilw others are still valid but need to wait until the event was completed. Please call us at 866-ERIE-FUN and ask for the BetAmerica ticket redemptions and they will be happy to determine the answer for you.

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Illinois Horse Racing and Sports Issue Still Pending

Despite moving to the brink of a two-year contract for horse racing in 2020 and 2021, Arlington Park and the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association have yet to put pen to paper on an agreement and forced the Illinois Racing Board to recess its Thursday meeting for approval of this season’s schedule until Friday.

The sides were supposed to have a signed contract in place by Jan. 1, 2020 as part of the $12 billion capital bill Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law last June that also legalized sports betting in Illinois. Arlington Park tweeted Wednesday saying it had reached a tentative agreement with the ITHA, but the two sides had a breakdown prior to Thursday’s scheduled board meeting. The ITHA had issue with the language in the contract because purse projections could change if Arlington does not receive the same amount of race days in 2021 that it has in previous years.

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Rory McIlroy shows great strength to return as golf’s world number one

A fresh-faced McIlroy during his early emergence in the world of golfNorthern Irish golfing superstar Rory McIlroy has returned to the top spot in the golf world rankings for the first time in almost five years. Golf’s complex points system, which calculates the position of the sport’s top players based on recent results and performances, placed McIlroy a full point ahead of American Brooks Koepka who has held the number-one ranking for 38 weeks.

For sure, the 30-year-old may have taken advantage of Koepka’s recent injury issues in the back-end of 2019 due to a troublesome knee problem, but McIlroy has taken full advantage of Koepka’s loss of fitness and form. After Koepka won the PGA Championship in May 2019, he has won just one tournament on the PGA Tour since and only one additional top-ten finish. By contrast, the four-time major winner has been a regular feature towards the top of tournament leaderboards.

Impeccable consistency the key to McIlroy’s world ranking resurgence

For sure, one of the main reasons for McIlroy’s resurgence in world golf has been due to his rock-solid tournament results, securing regular high finishes without winning events outright and capturing the media spotlight too much. Many wondered whether McIlroy’s career was heading for a downward spiral after the Northern Irishman failed to perform at his home Royal Portrush course in The Open last year, missing the cut in heart-breaking circumstances.

Brooks Koepka has struggled for form in recent months

However, following a much-needed period of self-reflection, McIlroy was able to recharge the batteries and hit the courses once again – and hit them he has. Since that ill-fated 2019 Open appearance, McIlroy has only finished lower than sixth place twice in the 11 tournaments he has entered. Self-reflection is something that most skill-based sport professionals should engage in more. It’s important to be self-critical and review flaws or leaks in technique as well as strategies to improve and develop for the long-term.

Even though Brooks Koepka insisted he wasn’t looking in his “rear-view mirror” at the likes of an ever-improving McIlroy, the Northern Irishman has gone about his business with calm precision. His Tour Championship success last September was backed up by victory in the Shanghai World Golf Championships, which well and truly laid down a marker for Koepka and co.

No-one can argue that McIlroy is a streaky golfer any longer

Even after the Christmas season, McIlroy showed no signs of letting up. He featured at Torrey Pines, where he finished tied for third place. It was a result that would prove enough to help him leap-frog Koepka into top spot in the world rankings for February and beyond. Such is his form that it was no surprise to see him rated as the rated as the favourite by the sportsbooks for the currently postponed PGA Championship.

But despite his recent reliability on the courses, McIlroy has found it almost impossible to shed the tag of being a somewhat ‘streaky’ golfer. At face value, you can understand the tag to some extent. After all, it’s been over five years since McIlroy’s last of his four majors. However, you really need to dig a little deeper to realise that McIlroy has been one of the top performers in world golf for over a decade now, despite an inability to build on his major successes.

Since the end of the 2009 season, when McIlroy entered the top ten of the world rankings, the Northern Irishman has dropped no lower than 13th since then. It’s a remarkable feat made even more impressive when you acknowledge that even the likes of Jordan Spieth and Jason Day have dropped to 49th and 38th in the rankings of late. The harsh reality of professional golf is that each tournament can have only one winner, but multiple players can play well each event without getting the silverware they deserve.

A laudable commitment to his body as well as his golf game

Not only is Rory McIlroy a mercurial golf talent, he is also an exceptional athlete too. There is no better proof of McIlroy’s commitment to looking after his body than his recent metrics posted on his Peloton bike. The home-based cycling craze has been adopted by McIlroy, who admitted recent impressive statistics posted via Peloton were attributed to him. The figures showed that McIlroy was capable of riding almost 20 miles on his Peloton bike at an average speed of more than 26mph. It placed him 11th out of the total 9,240 active riders on the Peloton leaderboard.

McIlroy revealed that while he owns a Peloton bike at home, he does his best to hop aboard a Peloton bike two or three times a week when he’s away on tour. McIlroy’s figures have created a sense of competition among professional golfers that use the subscription-based Peloton service. Billy Horschel is one such player from the PGA Tour to try and pit their physical attributes against McIlroy’s figures. Unfortunately for Horschel, he only managed 17 miles at an average speed of 23mph.

McIlroy throws his weight behind the PGA Tour

Despite being one of golf’s box office players, Rory McIlroy has also recently given the PGA Tour a much-needed vote of confidence in the face of a potential Premier Golf League being established. A breakaway circuit has been recently mooted, with a $240 million proposal recently rejected by McIlroy in favour of being “on the right side of history”.

An unknown consortium is reportedly keen to create a new competition format for the sport’s top 48 players in the world rankings, who would compete in an 18-event campaign. Every tournament would feature a highly lucrative $10 million purse, with winners picking up $2 million. McIlroy admits “the more he’s thought about it the more he doesn’t like it”. He prefers the “autonomy and freedom” of the current PGA Tour.

Whether many of McIlroy’s counterparts feel the same remains to be seen, with the likes of Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose yet to rule out taking part. The consortium will also be holding its breath and hoping the iconic Tiger Woods throws his weight behind the project, but McIlroy believes Woods’ family commitments and the gruelling 18-event schedule proposed may rule him out already. One thing is for sure, McIlroy remains a fantastic ambassador for the traditions of professional golf.

Thanks to Sports Betting, New Jersey Horse Racing Is Looking Up

Monmouth Park by Rich Nilsen

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OCEANPORT, N.J. – Last Friday, the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA) hosted its annual Day at the Races event. The meeting, designed to focus on legal issues in the state horse racing industry, was held at Monmouth Park.

Last year, Monmouth Park made headlines by taking the first legal sports bet in New Jersey, when Gov. Phil Murphy put $20 on Germany to win the FIFA World Cup.

The NJSBA event was moderated by Monmouth Park CEO Dennis Drazin, who was recently inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame for his role in bringing the industry to New Jersey.

Along with Drazin, former New Jersey senator Ray Lesniak was on hand to discuss the status of horse racing in the Garden State.

“Less than one year [after the PASPA overturn], sports bettors wagered more in New Jersey than in Nevada which had a virtual monopoly on legal sports betting for more than 20 years. It took New Jersey less than a year to overcome that more than 20-year advantage,” said Lesniak.

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N.J. Legalized Sports Betting. Will it Challenge Nevada? Help Horse Racing?

Exactly a year ago, Gov. Phil Murphy traveled to Monmouth Park racetrack in Oceanport and made history by placing the first legal sports bets in New Jersey.

He wagered $20 apiece on Germany winning the World Cup and the New Jersey Devils taking the Stanley Cup. Both bets were a bust.

But a year later, elected officials, industry leaders, and gaming experts say the Garden State’s years-long gamble to fight pro sports leagues — all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — to legalize sports betting has paid off big time.

On a national level, New Jersey’s successful court case opened the door for sports betting to become legal across the country.

On a local level, leaders say, it has helped provide a jolt to the state’s casinos and horse-racing industries, created hundreds of new jobs, provided the state with a bit more in tax revenue, and given New Yorkers a new reason to cross the Hudson River.

“I would characterize New Jersey as a success story and model for the rest of the country,” said Daniel Wallach, founder of Wallach Legal LLC, the first law firm in the country with a focus on sports betting.

Murphy took it a …

Monmouth Park waiting on multimillion-dollar subsidy for horse racing

New Jersey has brought in over $1 billion in revenue in sports betting since it was made legal last year.

Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport alone made millions – but the owners say that they need more revenue to survive.

They are banking on a subsidy from the state to contribute to racing purses. The $20 million subsidy has been approved in the state Legislature. But now the horse racing industry is waiting for lawmakers to vote on it.

Monmouth Park officials say the subsidy is important for scheduling. A higher purse means better talent coming to race.

Officials say they are used to waiting. They are forced to make changes every year to benefit races, including the date of the Haskell Invitational – one of horse racing’s most well-known races.