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NBA Outlines Its Vision For Sports Wagering At Saratoga Law Conference

Much remains TBD regarding the future of sports betting, which was made legal in several states earlier this year with a Supreme Court ruling, but one thing that has changed: the National Basketball Association has decided to find a way to play ball. Speaking at the Albany Law School’s Saratoga Institute on Equine Racing and […]

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Eight Takeaways From The 2017 Jockey Club Round Table

The Jockey Club held its 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including data, marketing, and equine aftercare/welfare. You can find the official Jockey Club press release on the event here, or watch a […]

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Parimutuel Wagering In Nevada Expanded To Include eSports, ‘Other’

Over the holiday weekend, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval (R) signed into law a bill that legalizes parimutuel wagering on “other events” than horse races, animal races and sporting events. Specifically, the bill was designed to target eSports wagering, or betting on competitive video games, according to casino.org, but it opens up the possibilities to include […]

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Tribute To A Legend: Late NBA Broadcaster Sager’s Fond Memories Of Seattle Slew

Longtime NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager died Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 65. Sager, who worked for many years for Turner Sports, was beloved by players, coaches and fans. He was known not only for his extensive knowledge of the game, but also for his very extensive – and colorful – wardrobe. In June […]

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Report: Federal Appeals Court Denies Bid For Legalized Sports Betting In New Jersey

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia has denied New Jersey’s latest bid to allow legalized sports betting at the state’s racetracks and casinos. According to a report at ESPN.com, the court denied the appeal by a 2-1 majority decision, ruling that the state’s efforts “violate the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of […]

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American Pharoah Offers A Carpe Diem Moment For Racing

Two out of three readers who voted in this week’s Paulick Report poll believe American Pharoah’s Triple Crown triumph will help create new racing fans. Between the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, NBC Sports said something like 45 million television viewers tuned in watch horse racing. Some of them were casual viewers who must […]

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Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Joins Lineup For Pan American Conference

David J. Stern, widely credited for building the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing and digital technology over the course of a three-decade tenure as commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA), will discuss the global growth and success of the league during his tenure and its potential relevance to […]

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NBA Commish Adam Silver: Sports Betting Needs ‘Federal Solution’

After having said on prior occasions that he felt his league would benefit from the legalization of sports betting, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Thursday formally advocated for a national law that would allow all states in the country to legalize certain forms of it. In an opinion piece for the New York Times Silver […]

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Play Ball: Quinn Suggests NBA Advisory Model to Steer Racing

Chris Quinn, vice president of business development for Palace Sports & Entertainment, believes that racing could benefit from an industry-supported advisory team. Quinn sites the NBA’s Team Marketing and Business Operations group, which advises all league teams on business operations and marketing, and provides a consultant to work with each team individually. “Racing has tried […]

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Jockeys learn life skills on their own

On the surface, NBA rookie and former University of Kentucky basketball star John Wall didn’t have that much in common with Michael Baze, the 24-year-old jockey who was found dead in his Cadillac Escalade yesterday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

 Wall is a foot taller and nearly 100 pounds heavier than Baze. He had a rough […]

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