The Daily Fantasy Nightmare Is Here Because The NFL Made It So 

This has been the season of daily fantasy. Yes, it was always there, but this year, the biggest players—FanDuel and DraftKings—have gone all in, buying up seemingly every possible piece of ad space available in sports media. There they are, sponsoring one of the biggest fantasy writers. There they are, advertising… »10/07/15 7:16pmWednesday 7:16pm

DraftKings Employee With Access To Inside Info Wins $350K At FanDuel

Last week, DraftKings writer Ethan Haskell inadvertently leaked ownership and lineup data pertaining to his employer’s biggest contest—the Millionaire Maker—before the start of all the weekend’s games. Doing so made him at the least appear to be committing, if not straight fraud, something that looks a lot like it. »10/05/15 7:50pmMonday 7:50pm

FanDuel Disavows Knowledge Of Pervasive FanDuel Ad Using Images Of Georgia Tech Players [UPDATE]

FanDuel has responded to claims it is using the likenesses of two former Georgia Tech football players without rights or compensation, saying the daily fantasy gambling site does not actually produce the ads that have infiltrated every commercial break of every television program on the planet. »10/01/15 12:06pm10/01/15 12:06pm

The Gambling Cop Who Outshined Basketball Royalty

Editors’ note: On initial publication, this post consisted of a reprint of Pete Axthelm’s 1967 Sports Illustrated story “When The Real McGuire Stood Up.” After publication, we were made aware that a permission given by Axthelm’s family to reprint his work did not extend to this article, as we had mistakenly believed.… »8/13/15 1:28pm8/13/15 1:28pm

Report: Phil Mickelson Connected To $2.75 Million Money Laundering Case

Phil Mickelson’s money was at the heart of a recently concluded federal money laundering case, according to ESPN’s Outside the Lines. OTL reports on the case of Gregory Silveira, who plead guilty last week to money laundering charges for moving $2.75 million through multiple bank accounts in an illegal gambling… »6/29/15 9:36pm6/29/15 9:36pm

WNBA Refs Award Made Basket For Shot That Clearly Did Not Enter Basket

In case you were wondering, there are people who actually wager on WNBA games. And some of those people were likely paying very close attention to the final minutes of last night’s Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream game, because referees awarded Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne a basket that did not even come close to going in. »6/20/15 12:25pm6/20/15 12:25pm

Let's All Get Filthy Rich Betting On The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby, a/k/a “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports,” is an event rich with tradition. It’s an opportune time to brush up on your Hunter S. Thompson, and/or drink cheap bourbon out of silver cups, and/or laugh along with rich assholes who give their horses ridiculous names for their own amusement. »5/01/15 2:16pm5/01/15 2:16pm

MLB Finds Jarred Cosart Placed Bets, But Not On Baseball

It only took MLB investigators about a week to get to the bottom of Marlins pitcher Jarred Cosart’s betting habits, after his spot got blown up on Twitter. The conclusion: dude bets on sports with a bookie, which is technically illegal but not against MLB rules, but never bets on baseball, which would actually matter. »4/03/15 4:20pm4/03/15 4:20pm

Duke's Meaningless Last Second Free Throw Cost Vegas Millions

Last night's Duke-Utah game seemingly ended in a 62-57 win for Duke. With eight seconds remaining Utah's Jordan Loveridge missed a three-pointer, and the Utah players only half-heartedly tried to foul or tie up the rebounder, Duke's Quinn Cook. But with 0.7 seconds left a referee blew for a foul against Cook, the… »3/28/15 12:57pm3/28/15 12:57pm

MLB Investigating Claim That Marlins Pitcher Jarred Cosart Bet On Sports

We have no idea if Jarred Cosart bets on sports. (Maybe you do! Let's talk.) MLB doesn't either, but it intends to find out. After last nights emergence of screenshots of Twitter messages claiming to show the Marlins starter talking bets, MLB has announced that its Department of Investigations will look into the… »3/25/15 11:30am3/25/15 11:30am

Republicans Take Aim At Internet Poker And Fantasy Sports

It is pretty damn good to be a Republican right now. The GOP controls both the House and the Senate, it owns more than half of the gubernatorial seats in the nation, Obama is close to a zero percent approval rating, and 9/11 truther Pete Carroll kept Marshawn Lynch from being the Super Bowl MVP. »2/09/15 12:55pm2/09/15 12:55pm

Report: Dodgers To Sign Taiwanese Pitcher Who Was Banned For Game-Fixing

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers are close to signing 33-year-old pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract. You may remember Tsao from his days as a top prospect in the Rockies' organization (lol, sure), but what he's most famous for is getting banned from baseball in Taiwan amidst allegations… »12/30/14 4:32pm12/30/14 4:32pm

Drugs, Chess, Books, Or Gambling: How To Fight Boredom In Prison

Leisure time, unstructured and purposeless, generally makes up most of an American prison inmate's day. Most convicts are just sent to the yard, where they socialize, exercise, play games and sports, and make their deals. Entire lives are spent in the incarcerated world, typified by the sexual compromises and »12/18/14 3:29pm12/18/14 3:29pm