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  • August 08, 2016

    The Hall of Fame Game was cancelled, which means the official return of pigskin will happen on Thursday night with Week 1 of the NFL preseason. Although most fans and bettors could care less about the preseason in most sports, it's quite important in the NFL. Not only does it give us a good forecast into the future, but there are also good trends for bettors to work with and much more information circulating to handicap the games.

  • August 03, 2016

    The World Series of Poker has come to a close - at least for now, as there is still the Main Event that will take place October 30-November 1. The November Nine is all ready to go but everything else has wrapped up. So how did the 2016 World Series of Poker go down?

    Have Mercy, Mercier

  • August 03, 2016

    Larry Flynt has long been one of the most powerful people in adult entertainment, as he and Hugh Heffner are the biggest playboys of the business. However, he's managed to build out an enterprise that reaches far beyond magazines as he's run for office, was the subject of a popular movie (that featured Woody Harrelson), and he's invested in casinos. Flynt has recently expanded his portfolio in the gambling industry by opening the Lucky Lady Casino (formerly The Normandie) and his investment is already paying dividends.

  • August 01, 2016

    We're just days away from the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. While there has been plenty of controversy to start - problems in the Olympic village, an athlete getting robbed and dangerous levels of sewage in waterways - the hope is that things go off without a hitch.

  • July 26, 2016

    Poker is clearly a worldwide phenomenon, and if you needed any more evidence just look to the 2016 edition of the World Series of Poker. As the November Nine is set with those players that will go on to the 2016 final table, let's have a look at some of the record numbers that the Main Event has put up this year.

  • July 26, 2016

    They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, imitation alone isn't a business plan. Macau, the autonomous territory in China, is finding that out the hard way.

    Macau has recreated a Las Vegas-style area in China with casinos, hotels and bright lights. However, they're struggling to generate gambling profits these days - just like Las Vegas did at one point - and they're finding it hard to adjust.

  • July 25, 2016

    There was a lot of drama surrounding UFC 200, but as we move towards UFC 201 fans are just looking forward to a good old-fashioned card.

    Headlining the event will be Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who has won five straight and eight of his last nine fights. He'll take on the much-improved Tyron Woodley in the final fight of the night.

    The co-main event of UFC 201 will see Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz square off in a battle to be the No. 1 contender in the women's Strawweight division.

  • July 20, 2016

    When it comes to the world of gambling and gaming, there are few brands that are more innovative than the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. They've found success everywhere from The Strip in Las Vegas, to middle America spots like Pennsylvania, to Macau, China. Their latest novelty could be one that changes the game.

  • July 19, 2016

    The poker world is squarely focused on the World Series of Poker Main Event these days, but there are a lot of exciting events coming up. Even after the WSOP comes to a conclusion, the return of the Borgata Poker Open and the PokerNews Cup will present some spirited competitions in the coming months.

    Borgata Poker Open Returns

  • July 18, 2016

    We're past the All-Star Break and have a clear view of who is in contention for the World Series. A number of teams have faded out of the picture and the oddsmakers have highlighted who they believe has the best shot: the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals in the National League, and the Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays in the American League.

    The majority of the favorites are in the National League. The Cubs (+400) and Giants (+525) lead the way before the Nationals (+800) and Indians (+800) come in next.