Tag Archives: MLB

MLB prohibits athletes from playing fantasy sports

Major League Baseball (MLB) governance has confirmed that it will not allow its associated players to participate in any daily fantasy sports play. The governing body’s actions have been approved by the Baseball players association in order to uphold the sports integrity. MLB governance stated that it saw a clear distinction between daily fantasy sports and sports betting, a subject …

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DraftKings extends partnership with MLB

Having confirmed a $250 million investment venture by Walt Disney Co, daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has further announced that it has extended and expanded its partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB). The expansion of services and promotion sees DraftKings host co-branded exclusive daily fantasy games. MLB will further boost its association with the operator by offering players exclusive prizes …

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MLB Commissioner Manfred open to sports betting discussions

Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred is prepared to discuss legalised sports betting with other US pro leagues and sporting bodies. Manfred joins NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silver in his open approach to sports betting being allowed in the USA. Speaking to ESPN Manfred praised Adam Silver for opening discussions and debate on the subject matter. Manfred further commented …

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ESPN poll reveals 63% of pro athletes support legalised US sports betting

A US professional sportsmen poll conducted by ESPN News has revealed that 63% of athletes believe that sports betting should be legalised. ESPN conducted a set of betting related questions to a pool of 73 NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL players. 63% of the athletes questioned believed that sports betting should be legalised in the US, taking on-board an opposite …

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US Pro Leagues launch new challenge against New Jersey

On Monday, New Jersey state saw the approval and passing of the sports betting bill by Governor Chris Christie. However the controversial bill is set to meet a new challenge as the four major US sports leagues (NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB) and the College Athletic NCAA filed a motion against the authorisation of the bill. The sporting associations wish to …

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US sport leagues oppose New Jersey sports betting

The four major US sports leagues (NHL,NFL,NBA,MLB) and the NCAA have filed a federal court motion to block  New Jersey sports betting in licensed state gambling enterprises (casinos and racetracks). A statement by the sporting leagues was sent to US news media outlets, reporting that the leagues had asked for federal courts to block any actions which favoured sports betting …

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