17 Results for author: Vegas Sports Media

Historic Day Set at Monmouth Park

Sports Betting a Big Draw for Monmouth Park and Haskell Day The stretch run towards the historic Haskell Day has been building since the Supreme Court decision in May to strike down the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). That decision opened the starting gate for legal sports betting in the United States. New Jersey was already in the paddock and ready to hit the track and run with the decision, sprinting to the first turn and taking sports bets starting June 14. Wi... More

World Series of Poker Recap and Records

49th World Series of Poker Sets Numerous Records The 49th annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) produced another record-breaking year. The 78 event poker series just concluded at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and the 50-day poker festival recorded numerous milestones including attendance and prize pool records. For the second consecutive year, the WSOP produced more than 120,000 entries, making the WSOP far and away the biggest annual live festival. Some of the Records ... More

Sour Grapes: Calling Foul On Justify’s Triple Crown Victory At Belmont

When Justify captured the Triple Crown by winning the Belmont Stakes last weekend, he secured his place in racing history as the 13th Triple Crown champion and just the second to be undefeated at the time of his triumph. But following the race, some accusations of ‘foul play’ surfaced as Justify’s stablemate Restoring Hope was accused of being a ‘blocker’ for Justify and keeping speed horse Noble Indy from getting an early front-running position to challenge Justify. Rep... More

Sports Betting and Triple Crown Add Interest to Horse Racing

Time For Sportsbooks To Get Creative As Horse Racing Excitement Builds There’s a huge buzz around Triple Crown threat Justify as he attempts to complete the sweep at the Belmont Stakes this Saturday. A Triple Crown might be what the racing industry needs most after more than a decade of fading revenue and popularity. And with legal sports betting soon to expand across the country, sportsbook operators would be wise to get creative with their racing offerings and marketing to ... More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Ban on Sports Betting

Landmark Supreme Court Decision Opens Way for States-Side Sports Betting The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled in Murphy v. NCAA that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act — known as PASPA — violated the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court decision cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting. By a 6-3 vote, the high court overturned a 2016 ruling by the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals that found New Jersey violated the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act ... More

Record Betting Handle for Masters

FairwayJay’s Perfect Match-ups and Las Vegas Sportsbook’s Record Handle for Masters While defending Masters champion Sergio Garcia was shooting himself out of the Masters Thursday and setting a record with an octuple-bogey 13 on the 15th hole, Las Vegas sportsbooks were already setting records with a record betting handle on the 2018 Masters. The Las Vegas Superbook, recognized as the leader in Las Vegas for offering the biggest betting menu for golf and other sports, more than doubled ... More

The Year in Sports and Gaming – A Look Back at the Significant Stories of 2017

Vegas Golden Knights, Legalized Sports Betting & Raiders Approved Move to Las Vegas some of Significant Stories Some of the significant sports stories of the year are being recapped by many news and sports outlets, and Las Vegas was part of the biggest stories of the sports seasons. We've provided a list to some of the stories in the links below, and there are plenty of articles each week covering the NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights, who have surprised so many with their strong play and ... More

Supreme Court Sports Betting Case to give New Jersey a Big Boost

New Jersey and other States to Benefit from Sports Betting Case If you’re a sports bettor, Dec. 4 is a big day. And if you’re in the horse racing industry, especially in New Jersey, a lifeline is being thrown your way. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that could legalize sports betting across the country. The case is Christie vs. NCAA, and it involves the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), passed in 1992, which prohibits sports ... More