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Tournaments Boost US Fantasy Sports Industry

Online fantasy sports gaming is excluded from the UIGEA because it is considered a skill game. There are five states that currently do not permit this form of online gambling; however it is thriving with an increased number of players buying into daily and weekly tournaments. Successful sites include FanDuel, Ballr, FantasyScore, FanNation and DraftKings....

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OPAP Seeks Horse Racing License

Greece has a 20-year license to accept horse racing wagers as part of a privatization plan with international lenders. OPAP entered into a partnership with UK fund manager Global Family Partners for the license within days of the Greek privatization agency HRADF's rejection of a deal with Intralot. OPAP's bid with Global Family Partners will be at least E...

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Alabama Man Caught in Illegal Operation of Sportsbook

An Alabama man, 39-year-old Mark Andrew Edmondson, has entered a plea agreement on chin response to illegal sportsbetting charges. Edmondson is accused of operating the online sportsbetting site, which generated $67,000 in profit over the course of three years. Edmondson's attorney Tommy Spina said, "It's not charged as bookmaking cases have bee...

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Premier League: Everton vs Chelsea preview

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea face their toughest Premier League test since the start of the season when they travel to face Everton on Saturday. The Blues managed to pick up six points out of their first two league games but both those matches were against newly-promoted sides. Last season Chelsea were defeated at Goodison Park but this time they possess a heavily str...

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Premier League: Burnley vs Manchester United preview

Manchester United visit Burnley on Saturday and the match has great importance for the visitors because of their terrible start to the season. The Red Devils have grabbed just one point out of their first two Premier League matches of the season before suffering a shock 4-0 defeat in the Capital One Cup at the hands of League One side MK Dons. Manchester United h...

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Formula 1: Jenson Button future career uncertain

Jenson Button's Formula 1 career now highly uncertain as McLaren continue to insist on signing Ferrari's Fernando Alonso. They have approached the Spanish driver since last year and they are counting on him as a lead driver once their new engine partnership with Honda starts in 2015. Button's contract runs out at the end of this year and wants to stay at McLa...

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Premier League: Arsenal's Olivier Giroud ruled out for four months

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will most likely not play any more matches in 2014 after having to undergo surgery on a broken leg. The club were handed the results of a second scan on Giroud's leg on Wednesday and it confirmed that the striker had broken his left tibia. The injury happened during Saturday's 2-2 Premier League draw at Everton. "You'll ask who w...

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Intertops is Ready for the 2014 NFL Season

The NFL season kicks off next week on September 4, 2014 and to celebrate, Intertops Sportsbook has a 20% kickoff bonus and $500 free bet up for grabs. The Seattle Seahawks will host the Green Bay Packers with Intertops odds and prop bets throughout the NFL and NCAA season through to Super Bowl XLIX in February. "The Seahawks dominated last year's Super Bo...

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Bundesliga: Bayern Munich set to sign Mehdi Benatia

German champions Bayern Munich have reached an agreement with AS Roma to sign Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia for an undisclosed fee. The player will undergo a medical check before signing a five-year contract. The 27-year-old defender helped Roma finish second in Serie A last season and was also linked with a move to Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchest...

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Premier League: Manchester United break British transfer fee record to sign Di Maria

Manchester United have signed Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria for a British record transfer fee of 59.7 million pounds. The Argentinian international had a medical on Tuesday and has agreed to sign a five-year contract. The new star will probably make his debut on Saturday when Manchester United face Burnley in the Premier League. The 26-year-old said United...

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UEFA Champions League: Arsenal vs Besiktas preview

Arsenal play a crucial match on Wednesday after failing to score an away goal in Turkey last week. Besiktas earned a goalless draw in Istanbul, so everything is for the taking in the second leg, with the winner advancing to the group stage of the Champions League. Arsenal will have to do without Aaron Ramsey, who is suspended after being sent off in the first...

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Premier League: Liverpool move last chance for Balotelli, says Rodgers

Controversial Italian striker Mario Balotelli is on his "last chance" after joining Liverpool for 16 million pounds, says manager Brendan Rodgers. The 24-year-old Italy striker watched from the stands as Liverpool were defeated 3-1 at former club Manchester City on Monday. The striker moved from AC Milan on a three-year deal. Rodgers admits the signing is a "c...

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Primera Liga: Sami Khedira will remain at Real Madrid

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira will not switch clubs this season, at least that's what head coach Carlo Ancelotti says. The German World Cup winner, aged 27, has been linked with moves to Arsenal or Bayern Munich after refusing to sign a new contract with his current club. "The issue with Khedira has been resolved. He's staying and we're happy that's the...

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Premier League: Louis van Gaal disappointed with season start

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal admitted after the 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday that grabbing a single point from his first two Premier League matches in charge is not acceptable. The opening match ended in a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Swansea City. "We have one point and that is not good enough for Manchester United," said van Gaal. "We have to...

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Premier League: Everton vs Arsenal preview

Arsenal travel to Everton on Saturday evening for the first big clash of the season between two sides that are aiming to finish inside the Premier League top four. Arsenal started the season with a narrow 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, with Aaron Ramsey netting the winning goal inside stoppage time. Everton had a worse start as they were held to a 2-2 draw by newly...

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Premier League: Chelsea vs Leicester City preview

Chelsea have the chance to add more goals to their impressive start to the season as they will face a second newly-promoted side in the space of five days on Saturday when they host Leicester City at Stamford Bridge. The Blues recorded a 3-1 away victory at Burnley on Monday, fighting back in superb fashion from 1-0 down on 13 minutes. Diego Costa scored on his d...

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Premier League: Edin Dzeko pens new Manchester City contract

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City, the new deal will keep him at the club until 2018. City manager Manuel Pellegrini wanted to make sure of keeping Dzeko as the striker played a crucial role in the team's opening Premier League match at Newcastle on Sunday. The striker from Bosnia-Herzegovina joined Manchester City from Wolfs...

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Tennis: Serena Williams is the US Open top seed

World number one Serena Williams is the top women's seed at the US Open, the tournament starts next week and Williams will attempt to win a third consecutive title. This will also be her last chance to win a Grand Slam tournament this year after failing to reach the last eight in the season's first three majors. French Open runner-up Simona Halep is seeded sec...

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Will Hill to Sponsor Crystal Palace FC

William Hill plc has entered into a sponsorship agreement with Aston Villa which was announced earlier in the week but its most recent deal was announced on Wednesday with Crystal Palace FC for the 2014-2015 season. Kristof Fahy, chief marketing officer at William Hill, said: 'The Barclays Premier League is the most watched domestic football competition in...

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New Brand Identity for Australian Sports Betting Company

Australian online and land betting group Tatts has revealed its new identity in partnership with the Hulderbosch agency. Agency creative chief Hans Hulderbosch spoke to Campaign Brief sayind, "The new identity for Tatts is a key contributor to the Group's business evolution and sets a strong framework for the future. "The simple, clean, contemporary logo st...

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