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Roger Goodell – Vegas Raiders has no connection with gambling

Despite the NFL franchise owners overwhelmingly supporting (31-1) the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas Nevada. Roger Goodell, Chief Commissioner of the NFL states that the league will not change its stance on the issue of US legal sports betting. Speaking to US media, Goodell restated that the NFL opposed all forms of betting on its matches. Goodell …

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NFL owners to vote on Las Vegas Raiders relocation project

The planned NFL ‘Owners Meeting’ scheduled for Phoenix 26-29 March, has gained added significance as franchise holders may be asked to vote on the approval of the Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas Nevada. Representatives of the Davis Family (Raiders franchise owners) have submitted official ‘relocation papers’ to NFL governance. If approved, the ‘Las Vegas Raiders’ project will be put to …

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Surprise Starbucks winner in Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest

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Just over a week ago, a Starbucks barista on $15,000 a year picked up nearly $1 million after winning the biggest pro football handicapping contest in the world. Damon Graham correctly predicted all five games on the final day of the NFL season to beat some of the top sports bettors in the world to the $895,482 first prize, the …

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Trump boosts prospect of legalised sports betting in the US

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The President of the American Gaming Association (AGA) has expressed his belief that Donald Trump taking office could lead to a repeal of federal law barring sports betting in most US states. Speaking in his year-end conference call, Geoff Freeman referenced Trump’s appearance on the Fox Sports show a year ago, in which the incoming US president made the following comments …

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Digital Sports Tech agrees to provide TopSport with Player Props

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Digital Sports Tech has agreed a deal with TopSport to provide the Australian operator with its unique player proposition betting offering, Player Props. TopSport will become the third operator in Australia after MadBookie and Ladbrokes Australia to launch Player Props from Digital Sports Tech, which enables customers to customise and create their own bets based on player performance across a …

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Stuart Tilly: Argyll Entertainment – A US proposition…bringing RedZoneSports to market

Having launched US sports focused betting brand RedZoneSports.com last month, SBC caught up with Argyll Entertainment CEO Stuart Tilly to discuss the challenge of developing a real US sports betting proposition for UK betting consumers. In an industry lacking product and market diversification, RedZoneSports may be this year’s most interesting new bookmaker proposition… ______________________ SBC: Hi Stuart, you have launched …

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Betting industry welcomes NFL ‘Golden Goose’ expansion

BOS ‘US Sports’ panel are all in agreement that the NFL represents the ‘Golden Goose’ of US sports for European betting operators. Opening Day 2 of BOS, Don Best Sports’ Benji Cherniak inquiries the expert panel about ‘the opportunities NFL offers as a betting market?’. Cherniak’s question is met with great enthusiasm from Jamie McKitterick (Head of Sports Trading – …

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Back in Town..DFS giants return to New York

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) has returned New York, as the state Gaming Commission this week granted five temporary permits. Under the permits, leading US fantasy sports operators FanDuel and DraftKings will be allowed to resume New York operations immediately ahead of the start of the 2016/17 NFL season (September 8) a key period for the DFS industry. “While the commission …

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NFL power brokers throw weight behind Vegas Raiders

The project to relocate the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas has gained the endorsement of two significant power brokers in Jerry Jones (owner of the Dallas Cowboys) and Robert Kraft (owner of the New England Patriots). A month following the relocation proposition put forward to NFL officials, Jones, and Kraft who own two of the NFL’s biggest and most lucrative …

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Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning …

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