Month: June 2018

Online bettors see Kavanaugh as likely U.S. Supreme Court nominee

Reuters – A federal appeals court judge in Washington was the early favorite among political bettors to succeed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Brett Kavanaugh, a judge since 2006 on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, was seen as having a 34 percent chance of being tapped by President Donald Trump to fill the Kennedy vacancy, according to PredictIt, a popular online market for betting on political events.

That was more than twice the chance assigned to the next jurist seen in contention for the job, Thomas Hardiman, an appellate judge for the Third Circuit in Pennsylvania. PredictIt gave Hardiman a 16 percent chance of being appointed.

A third top contender was Amy Coney Barrett, a federal appeals court judge in Indiana, situs judi online who was assigned an 11 percent probability of appointment, according to PredictIt.

After months of sparse activity in PredictIt’s “Who will be Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee?” contracts, trading was brisk following Kennedy’s retirement announcement.

The Kavanaugh contract was busiest, with volume of around 6,500 on Wednesday afternoon, followed by Barrett with about 4,500 and Hardiman with 3,300.

Reporting by Dan Burns; Editing by Richard Chang

Indeed, the prospect of filling what were once slow weekends is the real hope among Atlantic City casino operators, rather than the potential tax revenue sports wagering would yield for the state or the city. Moody’s estimated that New Jersey’s casinos could win about $125 million annually on sports bets, less than 5 percent of what the seven remaining casinos won last year. They also earn revenue as the exclusive purveyors of online gambling in the state.

As soon as the Borgata started taking bets on sports, it had a billboard announcing the new gambling outside the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey. “We feel like the vibrancy this type of offering will create will extend beyond just the race and sports book and spill out onto the rest of the property,” said Marcus Glover, the president and chief operating officer of the Borgata.

Deifik, the owner of Ocean Resort, predicted that sports betting would keep more gamblers in the region. “Instead of getting on a plane and going five hours to Las Vegas from the East Coast and New Jersey, people will stay here,” he said.

The bigger uncertainty about Atlantic City is what the reopening of two big casinos will mean for the market. Will they attract a significant number of new customers to the city or simply cannibalize the weaker competitors?

Resorts made a profit of less than $3 million last year, compared with more than $80 million for the Borgata, according to the state Division of Gaming Enforcement. Bally’s, one of the three owned by Caesars, had a profit of about $8 million in 2017.

PGA Tour Agrees It’d Be Foolish to Limit Mobile Betting to On-Premises

The post PGA Tour Agrees It’d Be Foolish to Limit Mobile Betting to On-Premises appeared first on SportsHandle.

We’ve made the point before but had yet to see it articulated like this by one of the professional sports leagues: If state legislation or regulations limits sports betting to on-premises only at a physical property, and requires people to go casinossportsbooks to register for or fund their accounts, that’s an invitation people to stay in or join the black market for sports betting.

PGA Tour Vice President and Assistant General Counsel David Miller on Tuesday addressed this on a panel focusing on sports wagering and data rights at the Hashtag Sports sports media innovation event in New York City. Miller identified mobile wagering as one of the “five main things we’re looking at in legislation that we’re advocating for,” along with Major League Baseball and the NBA.

“It’s not realistic to think that people will go to casinos to fund their accounts or to bet,” Miller explained. “It’s going to happen on phones, and you’re not going to eliminate the illegal market if it’s limited to physical casinos only.”

He’s right. situs judi bola Things that many people use their phones to do in 2018: deposit checks into their bank account or send money to a friend via Venmo; change the temperature in their home — from miles away — using a device such as a Nest thermostat; video chat with friends or family anywhere; and for the action movie crowd — set off an explosive device.

Among first wave of post-S that will launch sports betting, both Rhode Island and Mississippi will limit sports betting to on-premises, period. Mississippi is a rural state with casinos crowded along the Gulf Coast. You think Brett in Hattiesburg is going to take a 150 mile round trip to Biloxi on a Saturday morning to make a wager on a college football game?

Rhode Island will follow this model, while fellow first-movers New Jersey and West Virginia will take the other, smarter tact, and allow people to wager on appsonline remotely and register remotely as well.

We spend a lot of time here maligning the leagues for trying to skim money from states and sports betting licensees #integrityfee, but from time to time they do call out bad law as the NFL did in Pennsylvania for policy measures that would mutually benefit themselves, states, and operators.

On that point, stop the video before Miller goes on to ask for a sports betting royalty.

Also See: Pittsburgh Pirates Take Sports Betting ‘Integrity Fee’ to Whole New Level

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Vietnam busts second World Cup online betting ring in a week

Vietnam’s online sports bettors have one less wagering option after police made their second major bust in less than a week.

On Tuesday, Vietnamnet Bridge reported that police in the northern Thanh Hóa Province had arrested 11 people suspected of involvement in an online football betting operation that reportedly handled nearly VND100b US$4.4m in wagers since the 2018 FIFA World Cup got underway earlier this month.

The ringleaders reportedly had connections with 332betm, a password-protected gambling site based in the Philippines’ Cagayan Economic Zone. agen sbobet The group paid VND2b for a master account on the website, then solicited wagers from local residents. Police claimed to have seized over VND700m $30,500 in cash in addition to dozens of phones and computers.

This latest bust follows hot on the heels of last Friday’s bust of an online betting ring in Ho Chi Minh City. That operation, which was linked to Philippines-licensed operator 12bet, reportedly handled $26.2m worth of wagers since last year.

Meanwhile, Wednesday saw Thailand’s anti-betting brigades claim that their tally of World Cup wagering arrests has now topped 6,500, more than twice the number the authorities had claimed in the tournament’s first four days.

Of those arrested, a mere 250 or so were actual bookies, while the rest were just poor sods who disagree with their government’s total ban on not just sports betting, but literally any form of gambling other than the much-derided government lotteries.

On the plus side, the police reported that no civil servants or “influential individuals” were caught up in the dragnet, at least, none that weren’t able to buy their way out of finding their names on police blotters. Police also reported failing to detain any youths engaged in illegal betting, which must mean that those crazy kids are using their digital noodles to avoid detection by those clueless adults.

Police have now seized THB28m $850k in cash during their sweeps and The Nation reported that the Anti-Money Laundering Office froze 77 accounts containing THB25.6m linked to 64 online betting sites, including bkk999m, fifa555asiam, hlthailandm and sport4xonlinem.

But still, his company and its local partners, the Jingoli and Morris families, have invested more than half a billion dollars to turn the shuttered Taj Mahal into a resort that emphasizes live music and entertainment. Hard Rock’s read on consumer sentiment is that people are rooting for Atlantic City to succeed but they think that it had “lost its way,” Allen said.

The latest round of investment in casinos on the boardwalk, he said, is a watershed for the city.

“If a brand like Hard Rock fails in Atlantic City, the interest in investing capital in that town is going to diminish significantly,” Allen said. “However, if we are successful, then I think the future is very bright in Atlantic City.”

Betting giant BetVictor leaked a list of its own internal systems passwords

A popular betting platform left a password list for its internal systems on its website for anyone to find.

BetVictor, a Gibraltar-based betting site, has since removed the two-page document containing a list of links to back office systems, including usernames and passwords.

Chris Hogben found the document through the customer support search box on the company’s homepage. The customer support pop-up allowed users to search the site’s knowledge base of questions and answers.

“LoginsLinks to Back Offices – Internal,” read the document’s title, which contained over two-dozen passwords to the company’s trading platform, ticketing system, and Experian’s identity verification service, Hogben told ZDNet.

The documents contained weak and easy-to-guess passwords, said Hogben. He found 11 passwords were in the Pwned Passwords dataset, a service offered by Troy Hunt’s Have I Been Pwned site, which reveals passwords that have been exposed in data breaches.

Many of the systems were accessible externally — though, none of the credentials were tested to avoid breaking computer hacking laws.

It’s not known how long the document was left online. Hogben said the document dated back to 2015.

Hogben, agen piala dunia who also blogged about the security issue, said that other internal documents were accessible through the public-facing customer support box.

“With access to any of these systems, it may be possible to access sensitive company information and potentially even user-specific data,” he warned.

Scott Helme, a security researcher, helped responsibly disclose the security lapse.

“Of the documents found there were two that contained extensive combinations of usernames and passwords for what looked like various back-end and administrative systems used by the company,” said Helme. “All it would have taken was someone malicious to scoop up these credentials and start logging in to systems as the URL for each system was also present.”

“Who knows what access this would have granted them, what data would have been available and what damage could have been done,” he warned.

After informing BetVictor of the exposure, the company quickly pulled the customer support system offline.

“We are still investigating this matter with our third party suppliers and cannot answer any specific questions at this point in time,” said a spokesperson.

The company did not comment further, or respond to our questions — such as if the company had changed any of its passwords.

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Online Betting Site Left Employees’ Logins and Passwords Open to Hackers

A major British betting company left internal administrative logins and plaintext passwords on pages exposed to the whole internet, according to security researchers.

Independent security researcher Chris Hogben found that he could see pages containing confidential information, such as administrative passwords, just by clicking around the website of BetVictor, and searching for the word “admin.” BetVictor is a website that allows customers to bet on a myriad of sports, such as soccer, tennis, and horse-racing. The site claims to have half a million customers and is a partner of Liverpool FC, one of the best English Premier League Teams.

“With the World Cup taking place at the moment, I’d imagine more people are using betting sites than usual,” Hogben, who detailed his findings in a blog post, told Motherboard in an online chat. “Having administrator access so readily available to anyone puts the safety of those users’ details at risk. Who knows what could have been done by a bad actor.”

Another researcher, Scott Helme, said he was able to reproduce Hogben’s findings.

“A fairly innocuous feature like searching for help articles resulted in the leak of what appeared to be the company’s internal documents instead,” Helme told Motherboard in a chat. “Of the documents found there were two that contained extensive combinations of usernames and passwords for what looked like various back-end and administrative systems used by the company.”

Motherboard was unable to reproduce the researcher’s findings..

BetVictor declined to comment. poker indonesia In an email to Hogben, which the researcher shared with me, the company said that it’s still working with a third-party provider and still investigating the issue. Hogben and Helme, however, said that the issue appeared to be fixed on Wednesday. The button on BetVictor’s homepage, which hackers could abuse to search for confidential data, is now gone.

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It’s unclear if any malicious hackers found out about this issue before Hogben alerted BetVictor. And it’s hard to tell exactly how much damage they could’ve done if they had, according to Hogben. The researcher said that there was also an entry for “Experian,” a data broker that BetVictor may be using to verify customer’s personal data, according to Hogben.

“Because the credentials were not used,” Hogben said, “it is difficult to ascertain exactly what each system exposed did, but if we take at face value the ‘Experian’ reference, and assume it was a portal for identity verification, there may well have been information and documents provided by users to verify their identity.”

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Can Sports Betting Do for Atlantic City What Donald Trump Couldn’t?

ATLANTIC CITY — The last time there was so much hype about the future of this troubled seaside resort, Donald J. Trump was doing most of the hyping.

The president, then a casino impresario, opened the Trump Taj Mahal, the biggest gambling venue on the boardwalk, with great fanfare and at a cost of $1.2 billion in 1990, only to have it collapse into bankruptcy the following year. After years of decline, it shut down in 2016, seemingly consigned to symbolize the ruinous excess here during the Trump era.

But now, less than two years later, the old Taj, stripped of its faux minarets, concrete elephants and any evidence of the Trump name, is about to reopen as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. On the same day, June 28, another failed casino — the epically disastrous Revel — is being reanimated a short stroll up the boardwalk as the Ocean Resort.

These revivals are scheduled just as New Jersey’s casinos scramble to cash in on another way of separating gamblers from their savings: wagering on sporting events. The Borgata casino started taking bets on sports on June 14 and others, including the Ocean Resort, are rushing to install sports books in prominent spots on their casino floors. Adding a popular form of gambling could help draw customers during the dreary winter months.

Altogether, poker domino it adds up to more opportunity than many people who live and work here could have imagined just a few bleak years ago when five of the city’s 12 casinos failed and a state takeover rescued the city from a bankruptcy filing.

Though this once famous gambling mecca still has far to go to reverse its fortunes, some boosters are already painting a rosy picture.

“All around us we get glimpses of Atlantic City’s future, as new buildings rise and old streets get new life breathed into them,” Gov. Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat, told a lunchtime crowd at a recent gaming conference here. “Not long ago — it was not long ago at all — folks were writing Atlantic City off. It was past its prime. The economy was dead. Now, when people speak of Atlantic City, they speak of renewal, they speak of opportunity.”

New Jersey became the second state — Nevada was the first — with a legal casino when Resorts International opened on the boardwalk in 1978. But a gaming license has not always been a sure thing. In a race to cash in, Trump and his competitors often borrowed more than they could pay back.

At one point, this small city had 13 casinos, three of them controlled by Trump. But each of his properties fell into bankruptcy and he eventually withdrew from the business. Caesars Entertainment, which still owns three casinos here, had been saddled with about $25 billion in debt before it went into bankruptcy in 2015.

Column: Sports betting is here, leagues should stay away

They’ve been taking action for two weeks now in New Jersey, where basketball great Julius Erving helped kick things off with a $5 bet on the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

Sports betting is here, and it’s not going anywhere soon. States are embracing their newly won right to offer wagers, and fans are responding by lining up at the betting windows to throw a few bucks on their favorite teams.

And, surprisingly enough to some, the major sports leagues have — so far at least — somehow managed to survive.

No one has tried to fix anything, as the NFL for years claimed would happen if sports betting was legalized. No one has cried foul over some shenanigans going on in a game.

And, best of all, no greedy sports league has managed to dip its fingers into the pie.

That may change if New York eventually passes a sports betting bill that didn’t make the cut with legislators this year. Proposed legislation there calls for a 0.2 percent cut of betting revenue for the sports leagues, which claim they need it to pay for extra expenses associated with legal sports betting.

It’s a bad idea, daftar poker nothing more than a money grab by leagues that for years decried sports betting as immoral and a threat to their games — until they figured out there might be some money to be made on it.

But if the anecdotal evidence of two weeks of legal betting in a few states is any indication, there’s a ton of money to be made.

A report released Wednesday by GamblingCompliance, a Washington-based research firm, predicted sports betting will be legal in 25 to 37 states within five years. Billions of dollars will be wagered, with gross gaming win expected to top $5 billion by 2023 alone.

That translates into total wagering of some $100 billion a year alone, a staggering figure 20 times what was bet legally in Nevada last year.

Bookies will get their cut, and so will the states taxing the winnings. The report predicts New Jersey and Pennsylvania will surpass Nevada in sports betting revenue within five years, with just over $300 million in win each, and New York will likely end up being the biggest sports betting market in the nation once legislation is passed there to legalize it — especially if it includes online betting.

“Online sports betting in New York is single biggest opportunity we see emerging in next few years,” said James Kilsby, managing director of GamblingCompliance.

So far, at least, it appears the sports betting market will be robust. Bettors in New Jersey have already embraced the limited rollout there, and five other states are on track to offer betting by the upcoming NFL season.

Whether the sports leagues end up getting a piece of the action remains to be seen. New Jersey specifically cut the leagues out, not surprising because they fought the state in court for years over efforts to legalize sports betting, and there is no fee in any of the states on the verge of offering bets.

World Cup Day 2: Betting Odds, TV Info For Spain vs. Portugal, Other Matches

The 2018 World Cup officially got underway Thursday morning, but the tournament really gets in full swing Friday in Russia. A day after the host nation crushed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the day’s only contest, three matches are on the schedule.

World Cup Day 2 will feature the entirety of Group B and two teams from Group A. Neither the defending champion nor the tournament favorite will play Friday, though three of countries with the nine best odds to win this year’s championship will be in action.

Here’s a quick look at all of Friday’s World Cup matches. Betting odds are courtesy of OddsShark.

Egypt vs. Uruguay

The action on Day 2 starts at 8 a.m. EDT 5 p.m. local time with what’s considered to be Friday’s most lopsided matchup. situs judi bola Egypt is a heavy underdog at +540, and Uruguay is a -164 favorite. The odds of a draw are +240, and the overunder is two goals.

Uruguay is the odds-on favorite to win Group A. FS1 will have the TV broadcast live from Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Morocco vs. Iran

Friday’s second match will start at 11 a.m. EDT on FOX at Saint Petersburg Stadium. It’s the most unpredictable contest of Day 2 with Morocco getting 20 odds and Iran getting +260 odds. A scoreless tie could be in play since the overunder is 1.75 and the odds of a draw are 92.

Considering neither team is expected to reach the knockout stage, the loser could unofficially see their chances of making it out of group play go out the window.

Portugal vs. Spain

Friday’s third and final match is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. EDT on FOX in Sochi. Spain has -117 odds to win outright, and Portugal is a +320 underdog. The odds of a draw are +230.

Spain is favored to win Group B, but Portugal has the group’s top star. Cristiano Ronaldo is among the favorites to win this year’s Golden Boot as the World Cup’s top goalscorer, and the match has the day’s highest overunder of 2.25.

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LONDON, June 14, 2018 PRNewswire — International Game Technology PLC “IGT” IGT announced today that MGM Resorts International “MGM Resorts” MGM is utilizing IGT’s sports betting platform to run its retail sports betting operations as the State of New Jersey has now opened legalized sports betting.

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IGT was selected by MGM Resorts to provide its end-to-end sports betting solution at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey. situs judi online Borgata has opened for sports betting with IGT’s retail point-of-sale system, enabling in-casino patrons to place in-play and pre-match sports bets over the counter, effective today.

IGT brings significant expertise and experience to providing leading technology to MGM Resorts sports betting. IGT currently powers MGM Resorts’ retail sports betting at 10 major Las Vegas Strip properties, and mobile sports betting on the playMGM app with IGT PlaySpot™ technology throughout Nevada.

“Deployment of IGT’s sports betting solution at Borgata demonstrates that we are ready to deliver the products, technology, support and service to make retail and mobile sports betting a reality in any legalized state, today,” said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO North America . “We’re very excited to extend our successful sports betting relationship with MGM Resorts to New Jersey and beyond.”

It’s up to individual jurisdictions if they will allow betting on collegiate sports, but they should be aware the collegiate market is big and getting bigger, he said.

“College football this past year surpassed the NFL in Nevada in terms of revenue,” he said. “A lot of that is because of the number of college games offered. There are a lot more money-making opportunities there. The odds and the odds-making on the NFL is so sharp that it’s difficult for a lot of bettors to make money on that. So,  they now start going to college football instead.”

To his potential customers, Roy told them to keep his company in mind if their jurisdictions legalize sports betting.

“We at Sportradar have more in-play, college coverage than anyone else by a mile,” Roy said. “We already cover one hundred percent of Division I basketball, Division I football. We cover baseball, women’s basketball as well — especially important in Connecticut here.”

Bigio, who calls himself a historian of on-line gambling, gave the audience an overview of the black market, then a review of the marketing opportunities to bring in fresh gamblers.

“It’s nice,” he said, “to be with everybody using their real names.”

World Cup Free Bets: Earn up to £50 with dabblebet’s in-play bank builder

For every in-play bet of £10 or more throughout the World Cup, dabblebet will add a £1 free bet to your bet fund for the finale in Moscow on July 15

The World Cup is underway and Russia kicked off in style with a 5-0 thrashing of Saudi Arabia in Moscow.

The Luzhniki Stadium is the venue for the tournament’s final and dabblebet customers can accumulate up to £50 in World Cup free bets with the newly released in-play bank builder promotion. T&Cs can be found here.

A World Cup is obviously a great time to be a punter, agen sbobet not only is the action fast and furious with up to four matches every day, but the bookmakers are more generous too.

That’s certainly the case here, for every bet of £10 or more that’s placed in-play on the World Cup at odds of 45 1.80 , dabblebet will add a £1 free bet to your bet fund for the final.

Bets above £10 will only count for £1 in the bank builder, so instead of betting £20 on something, splitting your stakes across multiple £10 wagers will help earn more towards your final free bet tally.

This promotion is open to all customers and players can earn free bets until the second semi-final comes to an end on July 11 so there’s plenty of time to get involved and earn free bets of up to £50 for the last game of the tournament.


For example, place five qualifying bets across the World Cup action and you’ll have a £5 free bet credited to your account after the third-place play-off has concluded and with up to £50 per player on offer, there’s a nice free bet fund if you’re placing plenty of in-play wagers.

The free bet will be available to use in its entirety, not in £1 increments so you can place the whole balance in your chosen selection.

Want to wait until the action gets underway? No problem, the free bet will remain active to use in-play on the World Cup final too.

As well as their World Cup bank builder dabblebet will also be offering daily enhanced specials and a range of markets throughout the tournament. Check out the dedicated page to see what’s on offer for the upcoming matches.

The betting favorites are Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, coming in at 12-to-1 200 betting odds each. Tommy Fleetwood is in with 14-to-1 odds, while Alex Noren is at 16-to-1.

2018 French Open expert picks

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If you’re looking for someone to wager on at this week’s French Open, here are our expert tips:

Jon Rahm — Rahm’s driving game is superior and should shine on Le Golf National, where there are plenty of dramatic tee shots and approaches.