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IOC and Saudi Arabia agree on 12-year deal for video gaming Esports Olympics

Jul. 12, 2024 10:13 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Saudi Arabia and the IOC are teaming up for their first commercial deal together with the oil-rich kingdom set to host the Esports Olympics that launch next year. The gaming partnership will be for 12 years “with Olympic Esports Games held regularly,” the...

No fooling: FanDuel fined for taking bets on April Fool's Day on events that happened a week before

Jul. 10, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — It might have seemed too good to be true, but there it was, and on April Fool's Day, no less: One of the country's leading sports books was taking bets on mixed martial arts fights that had already happened a week earlier. FanDuel accepted 34 bets on the...

NBA draft betting: French teenager Zaccharie Risacher has the best odds to be selected No. 1 overall

Jun. 25, 2024 12:09 PM EDT

French teenager Zaccharie Risacher has the best odds at BetMGM online sportsbook to be selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft. The draft, which will be a two-night event for the first time, will begin Wednesday at the Barclays Center in New York. The Atlanta Hawks...

Stanley Cup win by the Oilers would net Colorado sports bar owners nearly $600,000

Jun. 06, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Oilers not only have the opportunity to bring the long-awaited Stanley Cup back to Canada, they also could bring a major financial windfall to two Colorado sports bar owners. An Edmonton championship couldn't come at a better time for Jeremy Malone and Judson...

Betting scandals for MLB's Marcano and NBA's Porter are hardly the first in pro sports

Jun. 05, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

Sports and gambling are once again in the spotlight following lifetime bans handed to San Diego Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano and Toronto Raptors forward Jontay Porter. MLB said Marcano placed 387 baseball bets totaling more than $150,000 with a legal sportsbook in 2022 and 2023....

Ippei Mizuhara spoke for baseball star Shohei Ohtani. He also stole nearly $17M from him

Jun. 04, 2024 20:54 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — As an interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara was supposed to bridge the gap between baseball star Shohei Ohtani and his English-speaking teammates and fans as the duo traveled from Southern California to ballparks across the U.S. Instead, Mizuhara exploited the...

MLB is expected to investigate David Fletcher for gambling on sports, AP source says

May. 19, 2024 02:30 AM EDT

Major League Baseball is expected to investigate former Angels player David Fletcher for gambling on sports with a bookmaker who also took bets from Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke to the AP on...

Like a Caitlin Clark 3-pointer, betting on women's sports is soaring

May. 15, 2024 17:50 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Led by fascination with basketball star Caitlin Clark, interest in — and betting on — women's sports is surging. Clark, who made her professional debut Tuesday with the WNBA's Indiana Fever, helped generate record-breaking levels of viewership and...

Caitlin Clark's WNBA debut dwarfs betting on last year's clinching game in the finals

May. 15, 2024 15:55 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caitlin Clark's much-anticipated WNBA debut produced record betting, far larger than the amount of money wagered on last year's clinching game for the league championship. Betting was six times higher at Caesars Sportsbook on the Indiana Fever's 92-71 loss to the...

Commanders' Daniels and Giants' Nabers call off their $10K bet between ex-LSU teammates

May. 10, 2024 16:22 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jayden Daniels feels his biggest challenge after being drafted second by the Washington Commanders to become their franchise quarterback is learning how to be a pro. He learned an important lesson before throwing his first NFL pass. Daniels, the...