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Brant James

Brant James has written for SI.com, ESPN.com, USA TODAY and the Tampa Bay Times, among other publications.
10 Biggest Betting Stunners, Stories & Near-Misses of 2010s

10 Biggest Betting Stunners, Stories & Near-Misses of 2010s

For many, the decade of the 2010s – and the entire history of modern sports betting in the United States in many ways – truly began when six Supreme Court justices deemed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act unconstitutional in May 2018.

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Raiders’ Vegas Move Part of New Norm for NFL, Sports Betting

Raiders’ Vegas Move Part of New Norm for NFL, Sports Betting

The Raiders bid farewell to Oakland on Sunday, playing their last game before they move to Las Vegas for the 2020 season. That will add Nevada to a growing list of jurisdictions with both an NFL team and legal sports betting either active or pending.

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FanDuel, William Hill Staking Claim In Future Betting States

FanDuel, William Hill Staking Claim In Future Betting States

FanDuel and William Hill are betting that Florida and Maryland will soon approve sports betting and they are getting ready when they do.

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Q&A With GeoComply VP Lindsay Slader on Geofencing & Future

Q&A With GeoComply VP Lindsay Slader on Geofencing & Future

Lindsay Slader, the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at GeoComply, addresses her company’s technology and how it can tell whether you’re really within the borders of a legal sports betting state to place a mobile wager.

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When Scandals and Social Media Complicate Sports Betting

When Scandals and Social Media Complicate Sports Betting

Blown calls, winners stripped of their titles and more issues surrounding sports betting all get amplified through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the like.

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Bookmaker Avello on Lamar Jackson, Cowboys, Eagles, Patriots

Bookmaker Avello on Lamar Jackson, Cowboys, Eagles, Patriots

The DraftKings head of sportsbook analyzes the NFL regular season, which is three weeks away from its conclusion.

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Indiana Becoming Midwest Sports Betting Answer to New Jersey

Indiana Becoming Midwest Sports Betting Answer to New Jersey

No, the Hoosier State is not as big of a market as its Eastern counterpart yet. But Indiana’s sports betting market is still new and its November numbers are comparable to New Jersey’s from the same stage of development in late 2018.

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Giants Co-Owner Credits Sports Betting for NFL Ratings Boost

Giants Co-Owner Credits Sports Betting for NFL Ratings Boost

Jonathan Tisch of the New York Giants tells CNBC that as legal sports betting gains acceptance and becomes the norm in more places, fans become increasingly engaged in NFL games.

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Indiana Betting Bounty Awaits Big Ten Championship Game Fans

Indiana Betting Bounty Awaits Big Ten Championship Game Fans

When Indianapolis hosts Saturday’s game between Ohio State and Wisconsin, fans from both states will pour into Indiana and do something they cannot do back home – bet on the Big Ten Championship Game, or any other sporting event, all on their phones.

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Will Harden and Bettors Both Get Do-Over on Non-Dunk Call?

Will Harden and Bettors Both Get Do-Over on Non-Dunk Call?

Rockets star James Harden’s dunk which was called a non-dunk in Tuesday’s game against the Spurs might trigger a re-do, for which the NBA has set a few precedents.

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Indiana Sportsbooks Appealing Layover on Chicago-bound Trips

Indiana Sportsbooks Appealing Layover on Chicago-bound Trips

On their way through The Windy City, sports bettors can take a quick ride over the Indiana state line to place their bets. Many are already doing so.

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Thanksgiving NFL Betting Guide For Travelers Across The US

Thanksgiving NFL Betting Guide For Travelers Across The US

With the Thanksgiving travel holiday underway, sports fans and bettors will migrate across the country in planes, trains, and, well, you get it. They might even find themselves in a state where is betting is legal. That would burn away a United delay or traffic jam pretty well, especially considering the slate of Thanksgiving Day NFL games and college rivalries that fuel one of the busiest betting weeks of the year.

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