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Well, there’s a new record for US sports betting markets. They’re on the up. This is thanks, in part, to last years Supreme Court rulings allowing betting in more US States, the handle for all online sports betting saw an increase to $1.4bn. Both public perception and the political will has also been a main drive in sports betting becoming more acceptable. But as the industry rapidly expands, some industry players are going to struggle. ... read more

It looks like you’re still waiting for mobile sports betting in New York State. In spite of a vocal chorus of lawmakers in favor of letting folks bet on their mobile devices, sports betting is restricted to in-person wagers and only at upstate casinos. ... read more

Why Bet on Wrestling?

Why bet on wrestling? You don’t have to listen to online sports book news to know that WWE wrestling is a scripted sport. That’s right, the outcome has already been decided before the match begins. It’s just a massive show with all that American pizazz we have come to expect from such ventures. And it’s all run by one guy, Vince McMahon. Kudos. ... read more

Well, it had to happen. UK calls for online gambling limits were discussed by MP’s last week. And lo and behold, some of the largest UK betting companies immediately saw a massive drop in company share value. This was thanks to a new Government report which suggested  that the maximum online wager should be £2. ... read more

Here’s a short history of golf balls. With the game now more popular than ever, let’s have a look back at how the simple golf ball came about. ... read more

We found many Guinness gambling world records as we were flipping through the Guinness Book of World Records for anything gambling related. Here are some of the many entries we discovered. Lets kick off with slots. ... read more

The Hungarian football training disaster just goes from bad to worse. Lets get one thing straight. Hungarian football is not short of money. Between 2011 to 2018 the sport received over 791 billion Forints from the central budget. Hungarian football academies which have the task of producing the next generation of star players managed to secure 162 billion Forints of that. ... read more

The Gladiator Death Rate

Was the gladiator death rate really as high as we imagine? In the 2000 Ridley Scott epic, Gladiator, the fighters are slain left right and center. Whether by gladius or trident, entrails were torn from living bodies as fighters lost limbs and life and all in a bloody sacrifice to the Emperor, Lucius Aurelius Commodus. In this respect, the movie is no different than most modern media. We are meant to believe that all fights ended in a gory death. But just how bloody were these combats and what was the real rate of attrition? ... read more

Lucky Gambling Gods

Believe in the lucky gambling gods? Which ones do you pray to? Because of the nature of gambling, it’s not surprising that gamblers are a superstitious bunch. The same goes for gamblers from the distant past. There are always Gods and deities, who, with the right prayers or offerings, might bring about a change in your fortunes. Let’s have a look at some historic ones from around the world. ... read more

Can you solve a Rubik’s Cube with Random Moves? It could take awhile. There are so many variables, that we need to first set some parameters. Between being extremely lucky and solving it quickly, to working on it forever. A perfectly random scrambled Rubik’s cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (quintillion) possible positions. And they all have an equal probability. ... read more