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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.
Injury Info Evolution Provides Next Edge for NFL Bettors

Injury Info Evolution Provides Next Edge for NFL Bettors

A quarterback’s injury could move an NFL point spread a couple of points, or even several. Now people with deep knowledge of football injuries are getting in on the information race, possibly providing an edge to some NFL bettors.

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NASCAR's Scott Warfield Q&A on NASCAR Expanding into Betting

NASCAR's Scott Warfield Q&A on NASCAR Expanding into Betting

Want to bet on team or manufacturer finishes or stage-winner in-race? Sounds like it’s coming. So says series managing director of gaming Scott Warfield, who spoke with the Badder Beats podcast and Bookies.com about how legal sports betting can benefit NASCAR.

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Hornung, Once Banned for Gambling, Bets First at Indiana Book

Hornung, Once Banned for Gambling, Bets First at Indiana Book

Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame football legend Paul Hornung places the ceremonial first legal sports wager at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel & Casino in Elizabeth, not far from Hornung’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

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Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Q&A on Sports Betting, New Book

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Q&A on Sports Betting, New Book

The author of the new book “Shut Up and Listen! Hard Business Truths That Will Help You Succeed” owns the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casinos and the NBA’s Houston Rockets.

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Were Browns Super Bowl Bettors Bold or Just Tourists?

Were Browns Super Bowl Bettors Bold or Just Tourists?

The NFL season kicked off with last year’s two Super Bowl teams, the New England Patriots, and Los Angeles Rams, among the favorites to win the NFL championship alongside the Kansas City Chiefs. One team was drawing more NFL betting action than all of them: The Cleveland Browns.

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NFL Betting Kickoff Sparks Urgency Throughout Industry

NFL Betting Kickoff Sparks Urgency Throughout Industry

Days before NFL seasons, sportsbooks – and the legislatures which allow them to take legal sports bets on a state-by-state basis – are ramping up for America’s most lucrative sports betting market.

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Betting Is All the Buzz as NFL Kicks Off 100th season

Betting Is All the Buzz as NFL Kicks Off 100th season

The league is steeped in history and for as long as people have been playing pro football games, other people have been betting on them. What is the NFL's outlook like these days?

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How Many More Legal NFL Bettors in 2019? A Lot, Survey Says

How Many More Legal NFL Bettors in 2019? A Lot, Survey Says

The rising interest in NFL betting is no surprise. But a survey released by the American Gaming Association says about 7 million people, 1.2 million more than 2018, are expected to do so legally this season. That’s still a minority among an estimated 38 million placing any types of bets.

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What Will Fox Bet & theScore’s Arrival Mean for Bettors?

What Will Fox Bet & theScore’s Arrival Mean for Bettors?

The U.S.-based media giant Fox launches Fox Bet, which is the BetStars app rebranded. Canadian media company theScore gets online with its sports betting app days later.

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Tigers Historic Upset Of Astros Fuels Mainstream Betting Buzz

Tigers Historic Upset Of Astros Fuels Mainstream Betting Buzz

An unusual line – the second this month on the Houston Astros – goes viral when the Detroit Tigers pull off a stunner. The Astros are hugely favored again tonight.

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CBS Mulling Stance on NFL Odds Talk During Game Broadcasts

CBS Mulling Stance on NFL Odds Talk During Game Broadcasts

CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus says his network is talking about allowing discussions about NFL odds to take place during its NFL game broadcasts. That would be a change from its current policy.

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Will Bettors at Sportradar Partners Notice the NFL Deal?

Will Bettors at Sportradar Partners Notice the NFL Deal?

Sportradar acquires exclusive rights to distribute NFL data to sportsbooks around the world.

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