NJ Could Join List Of States Banning Betting On NCAA Player Props
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by Mike Mazzeo
2h ago
New Jersey State Sen. Kristin Corrado introduced a bill last week that would prohibit NCAA betting on student-athlete player props.  The Garden State, via bill S3080, joins a host of other jurisdictions in trying to ban college player props.  NCAA president Charlie Baker has called for a nationwide ban on the bets. Corrado: NCAA prop betting ban helps integrity Corrado explained why she elected to introduce the legislation in a Monday email to LSR. She said it came to her attention during the NCAA basketball tournaments.  New Jersey law currently prohibits wagering on in-state c ..read more
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Business By The Books: Is Bally’s Upcoming MA Launch Actually About Sports Betting?
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by Matthew Waters
6h ago
Bally’s still intends to launch mobile sports betting in Massachusetts by the end of June, more than 15 months after the market launched. That is according to COO Brett Calapp, who appeared in person Thursday for a Massachusetts Gaming Commission meeting that most of the commission held remotely. Calapp said “it’s taken us some time to get here” and mentioned the significant changes from their failed in-house technology to third-party providers Kambi and White Hat. The target was always some time in the second quarter, he added, but it took time to nail down exactly when. So Bally’s will, afte ..read more
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Champions League Odds: Quarterfinal Round Betting Lines For Every Game
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by Ben Fowlkes
8h ago
The second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals gets underway on Tuesday. The favorite to win is still Manchester City at odds of +156. Man City heads into the second leg with Real Madrid (+700) tied 3-3 on aggregate. Below, we’ll look at the latest Champions League odds for every match in the second leg of the quarterfinal. You can also check out full soccer odds, plus how to bet on soccer. Champions League quarterfinal match odds Tuesday, April 16 Atletico Madrid at Borussia Dortmund Atletico spread: Dortmund spread: Atletico moneyline: Dortmund moneyline: Over/under: Atletico Madrid ..read more
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NBA Eastern Conference Playoff X-Factors: Who Could Have An Impact?
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by Braxton Reynolds
14h ago
The NBA postseason is finally here, bringing a stream of high-intensity postseason games. Superstars may often determine championships, but role players can also swing a series with key stretches of play. Bettors who believe in the players below might believe positive performances could swing a crucial series for their teams. Check out X-factors for every Eastern Conference postseason team below, as well as NBA championship odds and betting trends. NBA championship odds and BetMGM betting info The Celtics easily lead the pack with the most handle and tickets on them to win the championship, ac ..read more
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NBA Western Conference Playoff X-Factors: Who Could Have An Impact?
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by Braxton Reynolds
14h ago
The 2024 NBA postseason is finally here, and it projects to be highly competitive and entertaining. Superstars determine championships, but role players can also swing a series with key stretches of play. For bettors looking to wager on the following playoff teams in the West, here are some players who could end up swinging things for their teams in a positive direction. Here are our x-factors for every Western Conference postseason team below, as well as NBA championship odds and data from BetMGM. NBA championship odds & BetMGM data Per BetMGM this week, the Denver Nuggets have the most h ..read more
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NBA Playoffs: Odds, Stats, & Historical Analysis For NBA Play-in Games
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by Braxton Reynolds
14h ago
The 2024 NBA postseason could be one for the ages given the amount of talent and depth. Although a number of teams possess a legitimate shot at the title, we’ll also see teams packing their bags early and potentially exceeding their NBA playoff odds. Check below for play-in tournament and playoff trends and tidbits, as well as a breakdown of the play-in format.  NBA championship odds Only two play-in teams (Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat) crack the top 14 for shortest championship odds, which is logical given their brutal paths. Not only do play-in squads have to avoid elimination and ..read more
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Key NHL Games To Watch This Week: NHL Odds & Playoff Race
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by Ben Fowlkes
19h ago
It’s the final week of the NHL regular season, and online sportsbooks have odds on the games that are pivotal to the NHL playoff hunt. The race is still tight in the Eastern Conference, where the Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Flyers are all battling for a wild card spot. Below, we’ll look at all the betting odds for the games this week that will determine the NHL playoff picture. You can also check out Stanley Cup odds and how to bet on the NHL. Key NHL games & odds this week Monday, April 15 New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils Islanders ..read more
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Statewide Mississippi Mobile Sports Betting Stays Alive With Hill To Climb
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by Pat Evans
19h ago
Hopes for online Mississippi sports betting are still alive as legislation heads toward a conference committee. Last week, the Mississippi Senate advanced House Bill 774, albeit with a strike-all amendment that keeps the Mississippi sports betting law as it exists. That action, however, keeps the legislation alive and will allow members of both chambers to work together on a final bill in a conference committee, which an industry source tells LSR could come the week of April 22. The legislative session ends May 5, but Thursday was the Senate’s deadline to act on House bills. The initial House ..read more
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FanDuel Urges Customers To Help Stop Illinois Sports Betting Tax Hike
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by Mike Mazzeo
19h ago
FanDuel Sportsbook is urging customers to reach out to state lawmakers in an effort to stop the proposed tax hike on Illinois sports betting.  As part of his recent budget proposal, Gov. JB Pritzker suggested increasing the tax rate on Illinois sports betting to 35% from 15%. The FanDuel app alert went out to Illinois customers over the weekend.  FanDuel’s Illinois sports betting alert The message reads, as obtained via screenshot from PlayIllinois:  “STOP THE SPORTS BETTING TAX HIKE! “We NEED your HELP! The Illinois legislature wants to MASSIVELY increase the tax rate on your ..read more
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LSR Q+A: Former Cuomo Advisor Talks NY Sports Betting Tax Rate
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by James Gazzale
1d ago
NY sports betting, and its industry-high 51% tax rate, continues to drive revenue not only for Albany but operators as well. Since New York sportsbooks launched online in January 2022, operators have cleared $3.54 billion in revenue while the state has collected $1.81 billion in taxes. Tax policy can be a delicate dance between raising enough revenue and not suppressing business growth. The topic is working its way through statehouses across the US after Ohio doubled its sports betting tax rate last year and Illinois and New Jersey lawmakers are considering increasing their tax rates as well ..read more
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