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Bill Ordine

Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years and was lead reporter on a team that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
Arizona Cardinals Owner Bidwell Embraces Sports Betting

Arizona Cardinals Owner Bidwell Embraces Sports Betting

Just years after the NFL shunned sports betting, Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwell was a keynote speaker at Global Gaming Expo.

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Gaming CEO Roundtable: The Future & The Challenges That Remain

Gaming CEO Roundtable: The Future & The Challenges That Remain

Three gaming company CEOs fielded questions about the gambling business at-large, including sports betting, and their own companies.

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Betting Industry Leaders Wary of Gambling Ad Oversaturation

Betting Industry Leaders Wary of Gambling Ad Oversaturation

The U.S. legal sports betting market is still in a growth stage but top leaders at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas are sending out warnings about there being too much gambling advertising, especially on television.

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Baltimore Ravens Name BetMGM First Official Gaming Partner

Baltimore Ravens Name BetMGM First Official Gaming Partner

A day after Maryland sports betting was signed into law, one of the state's professional sports teams, the Baltimore Ravens, announced a partnership with BetMGM.

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Commentary: Super Bowl Promos Great, Technology Not So Much

Commentary: Super Bowl Promos Great, Technology Not So Much

The outage that hit several prominent sportsbooks on Super Bowl Sunday is inexcusable when you consider their offers increased the number of bettors. How could they not be ready for the increased betting activity?

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On The Money | NFL Super Bowl Betting Recap: Sportsbook Issues

On The Money | NFL Super Bowl Betting Recap: Sportsbook Issues

Heavy sports betting volume on Sunday's Super Bowl led to technical issues at most sportsbooks in the U.S.

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‘Mattress Mack’ Places $3.46M Wager on Bucs in Super Bowl 55

‘Mattress Mack’ Places $3.46M Wager on Bucs in Super Bowl 55

"Mattress Mack" is at it again. He's putting $3.46 million down on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers getting points in Sunday's Super Bowl.

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On The Money | NFL Conference Betting Recap: Look to Futures

On The Money | NFL Conference Betting Recap: Look to Futures

Bookmakers find themselves with huge Super Bowl futures liabilities when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7

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On The Money | NFL Divisional Betting Recap: Sharp Turns

On The Money | NFL Divisional Betting Recap: Sharp Turns

The Browns-Chiefs line saw substantial movement Sunday when Sharps, or professional bettors, started putting their money down.

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On The Money | NFL Wild-Card Betting Recap: Super for Books

On The Money | NFL Wild-Card Betting Recap: Super for Books

On NFL Wild-Card Weekend, when underdogs win with the spread, it's good for bookmakers. This proved to be the case on Super Wild Card weekend.

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On The Money | NFL Week 17 Betting Recap: Head-Scratching Day

On The Money | NFL Week 17 Betting Recap: Head-Scratching Day

Some of the wagering in NFL Week 17 games left oddsmakers wondering what bettors were thinking.

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On The Money | NFL Week 16 Betting Recap: Defying Logic

On The Money | NFL Week 16 Betting Recap: Defying Logic

For reasons that defy logic, the biggest NFL Week 16 win came when an MGM customer put a cool half-million dollars on the mediocre, going-nowhere Carolina Panthers to beat the Washington Football Team, which should have been highly motivated to clinch the NFC East, and yet the Panthers won their fifth game of the season.

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