New Jersey’s yearslong efforts to allow legal sports betting have brought more opposition from the federal government Tuesday.
Daily fantasy website Major League Fantasy (www.playmlf.com), which went into business just last month, will soon announce a partnership with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League, sources told Gambling 911.
The arrangement will involve Major League Fantasy becoming an official sponsor of the NHL team, with MLF advertising appearing at Lightning games and in Lightning media, the sources said.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- This tony Southern California beach town just outside Los Angeles has always been known for great waves and great surfing, not to mention seeing an occasional celebrity or two.
But as the base for an Internet fantasy sports league?
That's something that's more likely to come out of Northern California, where tech-obsessed Silicon Valley is located.
Those of you looking for a cheap but strong value Daily Fantasy Sports play for Week 17 of the NFL, look no further than Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera.
The price on Rivera is a mere $3300.
Last week he caught one pass for five yards after being targeted on four different occasions. On his one catch, Rivera nearly got the first down.
He also nearly caught one in the end zone but that pass was overthrown by Derek Carr.
It’s hard to believe but probably the single most anticipated game to be played in Week 17 will be between the Panthers and Falcons to determine which of these two teams win the NFC South. The winner will finish with a 7-win record.
Despite a -13 line favoring Baltimore and a “must win” scenario, the NFL Daily Fantasy Sports experts are mostly advising to sit Ravens QB Joe Flacco this week.
The reason: Cleveland’s stifling play against the pass.
The Chargers vs. Chiefs betting line opened at KC -2.5 but was coming in at San Diego -1 during the late afternoon hours of Saturday. This is a critical game for San Diego. Win and they are in. 75% of the betting public believes the Chargers will do just that.
While the Daily Fantasy Sports industry may be in its infancy, consolidation continues. Last week it was announced that Toronto-based TheScore.com had acquired a mobile Fantasy sports app called Swoopt.
A critical game is on tap for Sunday with the Browns vs. Ravens point spread coming in at -9 or -10 depending on the book. Bookmaker was offering the line at Ravens -9 for those of you looking to back Baltimore here.
HOUSTON -- This sprawling Southwestern metropolis, now the country's fourth-largest city, has been home to many historic venues, such as the Astrodome and NASA headquarters.
And now it is the home of a sports fantasy company that is revolutionizing the industry--Sports Tradex (www.sportstradex.com).
A 33-year-old personal trainer and former teacher last week converted a $35 entry into $2 million at the 2014 FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship in Las Vegas.
Bettors are expecting a continuation of the Broncos ground and pound game with 98% of the action on OVER 83.5 rushing yards for CJ Anderson, Sportsbook.ag is reporting Monday afternoon.
The Packers vs. Bucs betting line was coming in at Green Bay -12 with a few books offering the -11.5. This is a critical game for Green Bay, which is in a race to make the Playoffs with division rival Detroit. All odds courtesy of BetPhoenix.ag where you can claim your free holiday cash bonus here.
The focus when considering the top NFL Fantasy picks for Week 16 should be on those teams vying for a spot in the Playoffs with the theory being that key players will want to give it that extra push to advance whereas teams already out of the Playoffs picture may begin testing out other roster options while reducing playing time of certain individuals.
The Eagles vs. Redskins point spread had Philadelphia as a -7 to -7.5 road favorite taking on the 3-11 Skins.
At 9-5 and very much likely to go 10-5 after this Saturday game, the Eagles must win their last two games of the season behind quarterback Mark Sanchez. There is actually a likelihood that Philadelphia could go 11-5 on the season and still not make the Playoffs.
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CHICAGO -- One of the up-and-coming new fantasy sports websites that is attracting a lot of attention these days is called Maximum Fantasy Sports and is run from the Windy City in the Heartland of America.
That alone makes it stand out--most fantasy sites, it seems, are based on the East or West Coasts.
Gambling911.com has a quick look at Latavius Murray’s Fantasy value for Week 15 playing in a Raiders-Chiefs game where Kansas City is coming in at -10.
The Broncos vs. Chargers betting line had San Diego as a +4.5 underdog across the board. We also have a Fantasy look at CJ Anderson, who practiced on Friday and looks like he is good to go on Sunday vs. San Diego.
The MNF Saints vs. Bears betting line had Chicago as a +3 underdog but the real excitement in this game will likely be for Fantasy players who have chosen either Jay Cutler or Drew Brees. Both should be winners in the Fantasy space when this game is over.
The Steelers vs. Falcons point spread was coming in at Atlanta -3. It is crazy to think that the Falcons are still very much in the Playoff picture despite their 5-8 record. And they are not even in the wildcard hunt but rather lead their woeful NFC South division.
Johnny Manziel will make his first start for Cleveland this week and his Fantasy value is pretty good. The line on the Bengals-Browns game is -1.
Gambling911.com has released its free pick on the Packers vs. Bills game. All Week 15 lines can be viewed in real time here but the number is trending downwards.
The Packers vs. Bills betting line had Green Bay as a -4 road favorite. Nearly 80% of those betting this game were backing the Packers. This line opened at -5.5 and some books were offering Green Bay at -6.5. The Packers were the most wagered on side of the weekend. Find all the latest odds here.
The MIA vs. NE betting odds had the Patriots as a -7.5 home favorite at Carbon Sports. . The line on this game has moved above the number 8 at only a handful of books.
Gambling911.com has your Fantasy NFL betting for Week 15 with picks on Mark Sanchez, Charles Johnson and Steve Smith.
Each of these players have terrific value coming into this week.
Sanchez was priced at $6500 at DraftKings.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--Fantasy sports today are where poker was 10 years ago. The scene is exploding with popularity. Huge amounts of money are being won. And new names are joining the game every week.
The ARI vs. STL fantasy picks appear below. First a look at the betting odds that had St. Louis opening at -3.5. This line has moved to -4.5 but has not moved beyond this number anywhere as of overnight Wednesday.
The Fantasy Outlook for Thursday Night’s game:
Who wants to play Cleveland Browns new starting quarterback Johnny Manziel in their Daily Fantasy Sports lineup Sunday? Does he have any value?
Browns head coach Mike Pettine officially named Manziel over Brian Hoyer on Tuesday to start in Week 15 vs. the Bengals.
FNTSY Sports Network’s Pat Mayo and Garion Thorne discuss the impact of the Carolina Panther’s starting quarterback Cam Newton’s involvement in a serious car accident Tuesday. He has two back fractures and a sports doctor close to the team believes it is “highly unlikely” that Cam will play.
One of the newest Daily Fantasy Sports sites, FantasyDraft.com on the Web debuted this week but the rollout didn’t exactly go as planned.
The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to allow online casino-style gambling in the state