Peter Bayer, a former minor league pitcher, has spent the past two seasons on the MLB’s banned list for betting on baseball. The Commissioner’s Office recently denied Bayer’s latest request for reinstatement, which means he will not be eligible to apply again until after the 2023 World Series. According to The Athletic, Bayer’s story of... Continue Reading →
California Residents Vote Against Legalized Sports Betting
When California residents headed to the polls to vote in the 2022 midterm elections, they had the option to vote in favor of two propositions that would advance the legalization of sports betting in the state. Voters in California did not approve either of these propositions, so for now, sports betting will not be legal... Continue Reading →
Will Sports Betting Lead Baseball to an Automated Strike Zone?
Photo via USA Today Intro Every baseball fan in America likely saw Kyle Schwarber’s freakout on umpire, Angel Hernandez, on Sunday night baseball. Schwarber’s reaction is not justified by being punched-out on a 3-2 pitch in the bottom of the ninth, but was justified due to Hernandez’s performance throughout the night. According to Umpire Scorecards,... Continue Reading →
What is Pointsbetting??
A New Type of Wager Emerges The Baltimore Ravens 59-10 beatdown of the Miami Dolphins was one of the most notable week one storylines, both in NFL and gambling circles. The Dolphins are going to struggle this season, and one person has already cashed in. A bettor in New Jersey won a reported $600,000 by... Continue Reading →
Good Teams Win, Great Teams Cover
Football has returned; the NFL kicked off Thursday night while the college season is already in full swing. Millions of people will sit down in their living rooms or local Bills bar to watch their favorite teams. Of those people, roughly 54 million people will bet on the NFL this season. Whether it's an office... Continue Reading →
To Game, or Not to Game: The Legalization of Esports Tournaments in Maryland
Maryland is taking steps to legalize prize-based esports tournaments. As professional video game tournaments (esports) continue to rise in popularity, the law needs to catch up to accommodate this new form of entertainment. Endorsements, intellectual property, contracts, and esports betting are among the top concerns facing esports players today. Yet, there are still states where... Continue Reading →