Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NFL Power Rankings: 32 surprise players to watch this preseason from ESPN




Don't look now, but the NFL regular season kicks off in less than a month. So where do teams stand now, and what has changed since our post-draft edition?

The ESPN power panel -- a group of more than 80 writers, editors and TV personalities -- evaluated how all 32 teams stack up, with a look at players who could be surprising contributors or veterans who are in danger of being left off the roster.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NJ HORSEMEN CONTINUE TO PLAY THE ROLE OF AGGRESSOR AGAINST SPORTS LEAGUES BY JOHN BRENNAN







The New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) is on a roll and charging ahead with confidence.
Along with the top elected officials in the state, the horsemen got the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a 26-year-old law banning Las Vegas-style sports betting outside of Nevada. The NJTHA has also  filed a suit seeking $150 million in damages     due to years of delay in implementing the betting at Monmouth Park.

Now, these same horsemen have upped the ante again, suggesting that what before was called “bad faith” could straddle the line, and beyond, of “a federal crime.”

Monday, August 13, 2018

Official Golf Data Related To Sports Betting Unaffected In PGA Of America Hack by Joss Wood
















The hackers have encrypted files containing marketing materials relating to the PGA Championship at Bellerive and next month’s Ryder Cup in France.
Instead of their work on promotional banners and logos, staff found a threatening message on their computers:
“Your network has been penetrated. All files on each host in the network have been encrypted with a strong algorythm.” [sic]
Spelling obviously isn’t one of the hackers areas of expertise, but they’ve effectively taken control of some of the PGA of America’s assets.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week"

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 33


This week we discuss US sportsbetting deals, the Woods-Mickelson $10Million match, the Las Vegas 51s and the Alliance of American Football.  Then, Dave interviews Duncan McIntyre, COO of FansUnite.com, which combines blockchain technology, sports betting and social media.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Delaware Has Taken More Than $15 Million In Bets Since Launch by Dustin Gouker





The latest from Delaware sports betting

For the period from June 25 through July 29, the Delaware Lottery reported that more than $8.2 million in wagers were placed in the state. In the first report from June, which covered about three weeks, $7 million in wagers were placed.
If you add both reports together, you get $15,218,490 in handle.
Revenue was down for the new period of 35 days, clocking in at just $527,000 that was split between the state, its three casinos and the vendors supplying sports betting. In the 20-day June period, revenue was more than $1 million.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week"

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Friday, August 3, 2018

DraftKings’ NFL Week 1 Marketing Device Is Alive And Well For 2018 Season by JD McNamara


















Another football season is almost upon us, which means DraftKings has once again released its NFL opening week salaries … in July.
For those of you checking your calendars, the first game of the 2018-2019 NFL season isn’t until Thursday, September 6, with the main Sunday slate a few days later on September 9. Heck, the preseason hasn’t even kicked off yet (but it does soon, in case you want to enter some NFL preseason DFS contests).
I’ll get into a breakdown of the reasons DraftKings releases its NFL salaries so early, but let’s cut to the chase: It’s a marketing device that remains alive and well because it works, and it benefits DraftKings more than anybody else.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 32


This week we discuss more details on the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, Fox Sports launching a sportsbetting TV show, Forbes releases its annual “Most Valuable Sports Teams” list and MLB All Star ratings versus revenue.  Then, Dave interviews USBets.com and NJOnlineGambling.com contributor John Brennan about the latest developments in New Jersey sportsbetting.

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Cowboys' Jerry Jones defies NFL with his own national anthem policy by NJ.com's Mike Rosenstein


Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is taking a stand regarding protests during the national anthem.

In doing so, he is putting himself in conflict with at least some of his fellow NFL owners, as well as league policy, per ESPN:

Jerry Jones said players will be required to stand for the anthem and not stay in the locker room prior to the game. He said President Trump's comments about the anthem situation have been "problematic," and added, "everybody would like it to go away."

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Mathematical Algorithm Determines Your Coffee Preferences from Barista Magazine


















Answer a quick question: what’s your favorite coffee variety? OK, not too tricky, but can you tell me why that’s your favorite style? A little tougher isn’t it?

Many of us have a pretty good idea of what tastes good and what doesn’t, but matching our particular preferences to the corresponding coffee notes can often be difficult, and forget about learning the science behind our tastes ”ain’t nobody got time for that. Well, maybe one company does. Meet Bean Genius, a Los Angeles-based start-up offering a subscription-coffee service unlike anything else currently on the market.

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Sports Betting Is Coming To Mississippi, Just Not As Soon As We Thought by Eric Raskin









This weekend, in theory, could mark the start of legal, regulated sports betting in Mississippi. The state’s gaming commission approved regulations on June 21, and the 30-day waiting period to offer sports betting ends over the weekend.

But eager bettors in the Magnolia State will have to keep counting “one Mississippi, two Mississippi, three Mississippi” a little while longer. Expectations are that sports betting will be live before the NFL season begins, but probably not before the month of July is over, and definitely not on the first day of eligibility.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week"

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

The World’s Most Valuable Sports Teams 2018 by Kurt Badenhausen







The World Cup wrapped up Sunday with a thrilling 4-2 victory for France over Croatia. Final global TV viewership is still being tallied, but the 2010 and 2014 Finals both generated audiences of roughly one billion people. Those month-long tournaments each attracted a total TV audience of 3.2 billion. 

The widespread popularity of soccer—football to everyone outside the U.S.—helps the sport’s top clubs sell merchandise and sponsorships to fans and companies in every corner of the globe. The result: three of the four most valuable sports franchises in the world are Manchester United ($4.123 billion), Real Madrid ($4.088 billion) and Barcelona ($4.064 billion). They lead a contingent of seven European soccer clubs among the 50 most valuable teams.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What You Don't Know About The Man Behind That Moonwalk DDT by David G. Schwartz















You might have seen the viral video, which spiraled from r/squaredcircle to the Bleacher Report to ESPN to news sites around the world. A Michael Jackson impersonator grabs a Drake impersonator in an outdoor wrestling ring, with the Stratosphere casino's tower looming in the background. Clutching “Drake’s” head, he effortlessly moonwalks backwards, then executes a devastating DDT, falling backward and driving “Drake’s” head into the mat. The crowd reacts. He kips up with MJ flare, does a signature pose, and tags out.

It lasts only 14 seconds, but the only-in-Vegas spot from Future Stars of Wrestling’s Beers and Bodyslams event in Downtown Las Vegas has made Michael Jackson tribute artist Santana Jackson a sudden sensation—the ESPN post alone has 4.9 million views at present. It’s come after years of hard work for Jackson, and a deep love for the man he pays tribute to.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

MLB All-Star Game odds 2018: American League betting favorite vs. National League from SBNation & OddsShark


















The American League All-Stars enter Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game in the midst of a five-year winning streak. The AL will try to extend its winning streak in this Tuesday’s 2018 All-Star Game. 

Chris Sale gets the start for the American League, who are -130 favorites in Washington at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Max Scherzer takes the mound in front of his home crowd for the National League as a +110 underdog.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Delaware Lottery Director On Delaware Park’s Early Sports Betting Dominance, Competition From AC by John Brennan









The first sports betting numbers are in from Delaware, and the runaway winner was Delaware Park, with Dover Downs a very distant second and Harrington Raceway an even more distant third.
Delaware Park’s revenue for the period from the June 5 launch through June 24 was $264,000 vs. $57,000 for Dover Downs and just $31,000 for Harrington.
That 75 percent share for Delaware Park was no surprise to Vernon Kirk, the director of the Delaware Lottery – which oversees the gambling.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 31


This week we discuss the NBA replacement jersey policy, FIFA’s social media strategy, Golden Knights suing StubHub and bingo in Brazil. Then, a new Turnpike Sports® police blotter and some NJ sports betting talk and the new Fanduel sportsbook in the Meadowlands.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

NJ sports betting: Monmouth Park, casinos handle $16 million in 17 days by Stephen Edelson, Asbury Park Press


If the initial numbers on sports betting in New Jersey are any indication, Monmouth Park may have found the much-needed alternative revenue stream it needs to survive. 
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement released the first revenue report relating to the new industry on Thursday, and the Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill generated a total handle of $8,176,212 for 17 days last month, with sports betting launching on June 14.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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Monday, July 9, 2018

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 30


This week we discuss LeBron James and sportsbetting, the XFL, counterfeit Super Bowl rings and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest controversy.  Then Dave interviews vedic astrologer Simon Chokoisky about his book, Gamblers Dharma: Sportsbetting with Vedic Astrology.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fifty Percent of Americans Polled, Favor Legalized Sports Betting According to a Fairleigh Dickinson University Poll It’s Now Legal, However, the Work is Just Getting Started by Robert Ambrose
















The dust is beginning to settle on the recent Supreme Court decision to strike down as unconstitutional, The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, (PASPA.) Bringing Sports Betting (SB) into a recognized, legal, transparent model means jobs and a tax stream for states, as it provides another “market-driver” in customer visitation for casino properties. And at the same time, also reducing, and hopefully making illegal betting less desirable, putting those operations out of business.

There is a great deal that still needs to happen state by state to identify, discuss, define, negotiate, and finally develop into law a responsible, regulatory environment, that can hold up to the challenges for the integrity of the games, and customer engagement.

As far as regulations are concerned, expect to see similarities among states, as well as some differences. What all should agree on is sound regulations and reasonable tax rates. There are 4 states that have passed legislation to bring sports betting to their specific jurisdiction.

They are: Mississippi, West Virginia, New York and Pennsylvania. To clarify further, states that were grandfathered in when PASPA became a reality in 1992 are Nevada, Montana, Delaware and Oregon.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

LeBron’s Lakers Leap Has Bettors Taking The Plunge by Eric Raskin


















LeBron James is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers. And if all you saw was the line movement at various sports books on his new team to win the 2018-’19 NBA title, you’d think that time-traveling prime Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were going with him.

This isn’t your father’s “Showtime” Lakers, at least not yet. But don’t tell that to the bettors who have forced some books to assign this team the second shortest odds to win next year’s championship. 

Coming off a 35-47 season, the young Lakers team, with a promising core of Julius Randle, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, and Lonzo Ball, opened at 20/1 at Westgate Las Vegas, 12/1 at Wynn Las Vegas, and 10/1 at MGM. Other teams that finished near L.A. in the standings were 100/1 or more. But on the strength of James possibly saying goodbye to Cleveland and hello to Hollywood, sports books significantly shortened the odds. They thought they were playing it safe.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Warriors Betting Odds to Win 2018-19 Title Soar After DeMarcus Cousins Signing by TIMOTHY RAPP







The Golden State Warriors were already the favorite to win the 2018-19 NBA title. But after agreeing to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with DeMarcus Cousins, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Warriors understandably jumped far ahead of the pack in the odds department.

OddsShark shared the latest NBA championship odds:

Warriors -125
Celtics +350
Lakers +400
Rockets +600
76ers +1400
Thunder +6000
Raptors +6000
Jazz +8000
Spurs +8000
Trail Blazers +10000
Bucks +10000
Wizards +10000
Pelicans +10000
Nuggets +20000
Cavaliers +50000

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Sixers' NBA title odds grow longer following LeBron James' decision by Philly.com's Ed Barkowitz,
















The confetti barely stopped falling after the Warriors had finished off the Cavaliers to win the 2018 NBA title when William Hill-US posted its odds for the 2019 championship.

The Sixers were among the favorites at 5-1. Predictably, that’s no longer the case.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

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Friday, June 29, 2018

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 29


This week we discuss the PGA investigating the use of a compass, AT&T gobbling up sports rights, Big Ten revenue and sports betting in Rhode Island.  Then, Dave interviews Daniel Kustelski, Co-Founder and CEO of Chalkline Sports about their work with Tropicana and sports betting in the US.

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A King Without A Throne: How LeBron James’ Free Agency Is Shaking Up The 2019 NBA Title Odds by Eric Raskin















“I’m taking my talents to … ” Nobody knows how that sentence ends in the summer of 2018, except maybe LeBron James and his closest family and friends. All anyone can do for now is speculate.

And that wild speculation, combined with persistent whispers and rumor-mongering, over where “The King” will build his next castle is doing a number on the betting odds for the 2018-’19 NBA Championship.
“He’s got me all over the place on these future bets,” says John Avello, executive director of Race & Sports Operations at Wynn Las Vegas. “It’s just unpredictable. We just have to keep an eye on things and adjust our lines based on the bets that come in.”








Tuesday, June 26, 2018

2018 NBA Awards: James Harden, Ben Simmons take home hardware by AJ Neuharth-Keusch, USA TODAY
















The second annual NBA Awards have come and gone.

The star-studded event — during which the winners of all of the NBA's major regular-season awards, including MVP and Rookie of the Year, were announced — took place at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and was televised live on TNT. 

The six major awards were voted on by a panel of media members before the start of the postseason.

The winners are listed here.

Monday, June 25, 2018

WHAT TEAM WILL LEBRON JAMES PLAY FOR IN THE 2018-19 NBA SEASON? by Stephen Cambell from OddsShark















Another NBA season has come and gone, and with it, the Golden State Warriors have beaten LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals for the third time in four years. With James set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, there is a good chance he’s played his last game in a Cavs uniform.

With the loss, James’ record in the Finals is now 3-6. You certainly can’t fault him for the Warriors sweeping the Cavs, however, as James single-handedly carried his team to the championship round in what was one of the most impressive postseasons of his illustrious career. A lack of secondary scoring by his teammates, poor defense and an all-time mental blunder at the end of Game 1 by J.R. Smith didn’t help matters. Simply put, James did everything he could to beat the Warriors and it still wasn’t nearly good enough.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

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