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But this season's holiday gift of the year -- and a gift that will be popular throughout 2008 -- is Jason Weisenthal's WallMonkeys. Nobody invents things these days; they take an idea and modify it. That's Jason's story...
The three largest Internet companies have agreed to pay a combined $31.5 million to settle federal civil allegations they took ads for illegal gambling, the U.S. Attorney for eastern Missouri said.
The European Commission, in a blow to European online gaming companies, on Monday struck a deal for compensation from the United States over a U.S. decision to close its gambling markets to foreign operators.
I thought that Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith and Apolo Anton Ohno would all get a business boost from their role on "Dancing With The Stars." I was very wrong. While I did notice that Rice had more women than usual on line at an autograph signing soon after his appearance on the show, he's really not relevant today.
Both the "can't miss" betting favorites went down this weekend. First, Kansas -- which closed as a one-point favorite against Missouri -- lost by eight points. Up until Saturday night's loss, Kansas had covered 10 straight games (their Sept. 8 game against SE Louisiana did not have a spread). According to R.J. Bell of Pregame.com, the odds of a team doing that were 1,024-to-1.
When the NBA referee gambling scandal broke this summer, there was only one sure thing ahead. That Vegas was never going to get an NBA team. Forget about it. No chance. The gambling scandal combined with the highly publicized--though not necessarily accurate-- portrayal of mayhem in town surrounding the All-Star Game meant that it was time to cross the NBA off the Sin City list.
Casino operator MGM Mirage posted lower-than-expected quarterly profit Tuesday amid slower condominium sales and weaker profits in Las Vegas.
Singapore, only about three and a half times the size of Washington, DC, has been positioned as southeast Asia's financial hub. Singapore enjoys a per-capita GDP equal to that of the four largest countries in Western Europe. Its economy is heavily dependent on exports, particularly consumer electronics and information technology products.
The chief executive of online gaming company Unibet Group has been arrested in the Netherlands on a French warrant, the company said Tuesday.
Just when you thought that all the advertising space was occupied on the field, here comes the folks from EyeBlack.com. The company will sell millions of pairs of EyeBlack--yes, the stuff that's supposedly used to cut down on glare--with college and high school logos on it this year.
Dubai World, the investment holding firm of the Dubai government, will acquire a 9.5 percent stake in MGM Mirage and 50 percent of the casino operator's CityCenter development project for $5 billion, a source familiar with the situation said Wednesday.
Wynn Resorts on Monday reported strong quarterly earnings, fueled by growth in Las Vegas and Macau, China's gambling haven. The company created by casino mogul Steve Wynn posted second-quarter income 82 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier net loss of $20.1 million, or 20 cents per share.
As many of you know, I started boycotting my watching of the Tour de France this year because of all the drug scandals. Of course, the scandals have continued. German cyclist Patrik Sinkewitz tested positive for testosterone and was suspended, Alexandre Vinokourov and his team withdrew after he tested positive for blood doping and we're waiting for the suspension one more rider that tested positive.
Now that the NBA hasn't told us anything about whether former NBA ref Tim Donaghy bet on games or not, it's time to take a look back at my over/under analysis. I believed that Donaghy was clearly betting the over throughout the last two years because of the fact that his games his the over 57 percent of the time compared to 44 percent in the two years before.
NBA commissioner David Stern addressed the media today to discuss what the league knows about former NBA referee Tim Donaghy betting on games. This is my live commentary as it happened.
After watching much of the media look at the wrong data when considering whether NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on the games he officiated, I've decided to let the cat out of the bag. Folks, you're not going to get anywhere by looking at the point spreads.
The FBI is investigating allegations that a veteran NBA referee bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated.
It’s time to give NBA referees a raise. Friday’s news that an NBA referee, reportedly Tim Donaghy, might have used his power to influence games and bet on them is the big reason. When we’ve talk about who could fix games, we always talked about college athletes. They’ve done it because they don’t make any money and therefore are tempted by gamblers who don’t mind corrupting the game.
The New York Post is reporting this morning that an NBA referee is being investigated by the FBI for his ties to the mob and betting on basketball games. Let me first say that I have not been able to independently confirm this story. Now on to my thoughts. I find it possible that some referee could have found himself in a situation that this could have happened. NBA referees get paid a couple hundred thousand dollars and while top players who make millions aren't so corruptible, referees--much like college basketball players who make nothing-- certainly are more subject to outside influence.
The Final Table of the World Series of Poker begins today at 3 p.m ET. You can order it on ESPN.com for $19.95 and watch it live if you want. I’m not going to talk about specific names, so there’s no need to turn away if you don’t want to know who made it the finals. Enough of the disclaimers. Now let’s get to the point.