Tag Archives: Chris Christie

Betting on Sports America debut receives overwhelming endorsement

Betting on Sports America

SBC’s inaugural US conference Betting on Sports America has been hailed a huge success, with 97.7% of delegates proclaiming they would recommend the event to a colleague. More than 1,500 delegates attended the event, held last week in New Jersey and New York, with more than 80% coming from North America. In fact, the total number of registrations reached almost …

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Monmouth Park’s Dennis Drazin latest to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame


Dennis Drazin of Monmouth Park racecourse is to be the third industry stalwart to be inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame. Drazin will join former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Las Vegas bookmaking legend Art Manteris in the latest intake of the Hall of Fame, curated by SBC (Sports Betting Community). The Hall of Fame ceremony is …

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Governor Chris Christie to join Sports Betting Hall of Fame at Betting on Sports America


Governor Chris Christie is to be recognised by the sports betting industry for the pioneering role that he played in widening the scope for sports betting in the US. During his time as State Governor for New Jersey, Christie was instrumental in generating the political will to revisit and challenge the federal ban on sports betting via the PASPA, which …

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Home Run… Chris Christie achieves lifetime goal as PASPA is finally beaten

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling to overturn PASPA’s federal mandate sees former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie complete a career-defining goal. Christie tweeted his delight at yesterday’s Supreme Court repeal of Paspa. A great day for the rights of states and their people to make their own decisions. New Jersey citizens wanted sports gambling and the federal Gov’t had no right …

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All eyes on Capitol Hill as Chris Christie seeks Supreme Drop of PASPA

Today, US Supreme Court Justices’ will hear initial ‘oral arguments’, put forward by New Jersey officials seeking to repeal provisions of 1992’s ‘Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA)’. New Jersey continues its decade-long battle to implement ‘state-licensed sports betting’, which had been previously rejected in 2015 by the US Justice Department. Arguing that PASPA regulations interfere with US states’ …

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Trump Administration shows no love for New Jersey betting

It appears that the Trump administration has shown its hand with regards to US sports betting, having issued Solicitor General Noel Francisco to file a Supreme Court brief supporting US-pro leagues’ stance against sports betting being legalised in the state of New Jersey. The brief is a deep blow to New Jersey officials, who this October were granted the right …

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Cornish hotelier hoping for £60,000 Trump

William Hill will be paying over £60,000 to a Cornish Hotelier if Donald Trump wins the US Presidential Election. John Mappin has staked a series of bets – the most recent one of £1538.46 is the biggest, placed at odds of 13/2 on today – which will result in a £60,000+ payout if the one-time 150/1 outsider ends up in the …

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Paddy Power places Hilary Clinton as firm favourite for US 2016

Paddy Power has placed Former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton as firm favourite to win the 2016 US General Election. The bookmaker has opened its market for US 2016, as the first major candidates announced their intentions to run for presidency. Presenting the market to Business Insider, Paddy Power stated that it had taken on over 5000 bets since …

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Politics holding up PokerStars in New Jersey

PokerStars’ attempts to get licensed in New Jersey have seemingly come a cropper because of the political ambitions of Governor Chris Christie and the might of anti-online gambling campaigner Sheldon Adelson. Christie has designs on the Republican nomination for the White House and the general consensus is that major donor and Las Vegas Sands owner Adelson will have a huge …

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US online gambling & betting efforts set to regroup in 2015

Efforts to liberalise the US online gambling market stalled in 2014 with no new states joining New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware in allowing online gambling services and regulatory policies. The lack of progress witnessed in 2014 has underwhelmed pro gambling campaigners and international operators eyeing market entry. Furthermore the poor revenue performance of the three online gambling states, has further …

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