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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.
Bad Calls, Mad Sports Bettors Contributing to Rule Changes

Bad Calls, Mad Sports Bettors Contributing to Rule Changes

Some officiating decisions have more of an impact on outcomes of sporting events, and therefore sports bets, than others. Leagues are addressing ways to reverse bad decisions but will it be enough to placate sports bettors?

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AI Sports Betting Platform Rex Mundi Eyes Year-End Launch

AI Sports Betting Platform Rex Mundi Eyes Year-End Launch

Rex Mundi founder Vincent Peters talks about the startup, which aims to become a leading force in predictive analysis with applications in sports betting.

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Florida Could Rival Nevada for Bettors But Hurdles Persist

Florida Could Rival Nevada for Bettors But Hurdles Persist

Could the Sunshine State become a betting nirvana to rival Nevada? The circumstances are all right there – plus a population of more than 20 million. There are several problems, though.

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Charts, Graphs and Those Who Love Them Are Changing NFL

Charts, Graphs and Those Who Love Them Are Changing NFL

The analytics revolution has hit America’s most popular sport in unexpected ways, and some sharp bettors can learn from which organizations have figured out the numbers game the best.

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'Mattress Mack' $3.5M Astros World Series Bet at Risk Today

'Mattress Mack' $3.5M Astros World Series Bet at Risk Today

Businessman Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale was searching for a place to take his $3.5 million wager on the Houston Astros to win the World Series. A Mississippi sportsbook took him up on it.

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NFL Finally Embracing Analytics – Like Those Who Bet On It

NFL Finally Embracing Analytics – Like Those Who Bet On It

NFL teams more often rely on advanced statistics to make determinations, and smart NFL bettors know how to use analytics to their advantage as well.

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DraftKings Founder Matt Kalish Q&A On MLB Playoff Bet, PA

DraftKings Founder Matt Kalish Q&A On MLB Playoff Bet, PA

DraftKings founder Matt Kalish talks with Bookies.com about the busy week the sports betting company has had this week.

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Mobile Betting Launches In Indiana With More Choices To Come

Mobile Betting Launches In Indiana With More Choices To Come

Bettors in Indiana can now place mobile sports bets with the launch of two mobile platforms Thursday.

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Can NFL Thank Legal Sports Betting For 2019 Ratings Rise?

Can NFL Thank Legal Sports Betting For 2019 Ratings Rise?

In a sports media world where every league is fighting for often dwindling TV ratings, the NFL is thriving in 2019. How much is the growing availability of sports betting responsible for that?

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How Flutter-TSG $12B Merger Will Change US Sports Betting

How Flutter-TSG $12B Merger Will Change US Sports Betting

The corporate trend of consolidation that has changed how consumers purchase everything from books to toilet paper continued into the American gaming sector on Wednesday with the $12 billion Flutter-TSG deal.

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Jimmy Vaccaro: US Election Betting Would Be Wildly Popular

Jimmy Vaccaro: US Election Betting Would Be Wildly Popular

Oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro can only speculate on the next occupant of the White House. But he can't accept wagers on the election.

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Missed PAT Pileup Could Affect How NFL Lines Are Set, Bet

Missed PAT Pileup Could Affect How NFL Lines Are Set, Bet

Kickers are missing extra points more often than they used to since the NFL moved the kick back from 20 yards to 33 yards. Bettors might well be affected just as kickers’ jobs are.

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