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Silver gains sports betting support from NBA owners

Having stated his support for opening US sports betting markets and allowing betting wagers on professional sports, NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silver appears to have gained support on the subject matter from several NBA franchise governance and owners. In a recent interview with online sports portal Bleacher Report Radio, La Lakers President Jeanie Buss stated approval for Adam Silvers pro-stance …

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NHL continues stance against Canadian sports betting

In response to Windsor West MP Brian Masse letter to the NHL governance asking for the support of Bill C-290, which will look to amend Canada’s Criminal Code regarding sports betting. The NHL has stated that it remains opposed to the introduction of single-sports betting in Canada. The response written by NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated “We continue to …

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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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NBA chief trying to persuade other sports on betting legalisation

Outspoken NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been trying to persuade other US sports to take a look at legalising sports betting in order to bring all the illegal betting that currently takes place in to a transparent and regulated environment. Speaking with ESPN, Silver suggested that the other sports were willing to at least take a look at his idea. …

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Canadian MP Masse urges NHL to back Bill C-290

Canadian MP Brian Masse has written to the NHL Chief Commissioner Gary Bettman, to ask him to reconsider the Leagues position on sports betting. Masse who represent the electoral district of Windsor West, has urged for the NHL to rethink its position on Canada’s C-290 Bill, which will look to amend sports betting practices throughout Canada. The C-290 Bill looks …

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New Jersey Devils agree fantasy partnership with Hotbox Sports Ventures

US Fantasy sports gaming operator Hotbox Sports Ventures (HSV) has announced that it has entered an exclusive gaming/content partnership with US NHL team the New Jersey Devils. The partnership will see HSV’s customised fantasy sports game, Hotboxsports.com promoted throughout New Jersey Devils online and social media channels. HSV confirmed that it had become the first fantasy sports operator to agree …

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NHL agrees fantasy sports partnership with Draftkings

The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a multi-year North American partnership with  daily fantasy sports league DraftKings.com  NHL fans will be able to take part in free to enter daily sports fantasy games on DraftKings.com for a chances to win numerous prizes, including trips to premier NHL events – 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic®, 2015 NHL® All-Star Game, 2015 …

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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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