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 9:36pm Yesterday 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 12:25pm 6/20/15 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 2:16pm 5/01/15 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 4:20pm 4/03/15 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 12:57pm 3/28/15 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 11:30am 3/25/15 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 12:55pm 2/09/15 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 4:32pm 12/30/14 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 3:29pm 12/18/14 3:29pm

Confessed Gambling Addict Arrested For More Alleged Airport Scamming 

Earlier this year, we were introduced to the strange, sad case of Michael Borovetz, who shared his life story on a poker forum. A chemical engineer who found himself addicted to poker, pai gow, and baccarat, Borovetz found himself reduced to scamming strangers at the Las Vegas airport. He was aware enough to know he… » 12/11/14 4:39pm 12/11/14 4:39pm

How Casinos Use Design Psychology to Get You to Gamble More

Everyone's heard that there are no clocks or windows in casinos so that gamblers won't realize how long they've been losing money. But is this actually design gospel? And does it work? According to research, it turns out that the most successful casino design may not be the dark, maze-like designs we think they are. » 12/05/14 5:20pm 12/05/14 5:20pm

Mark Cuban Takes Shot At NFL For Its Opposition To Sports Betting

On Friday, a judge shot down a New Jersey law that would have allowed sports betting, to the satisfaction of the four major American sports leagues, all of which opposed it—and all of which profit immensely from bettors' interest. As Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said of every owner and executive, including himself,… » 11/23/14 12:53pm 11/23/14 12:53pm

NBA Commissioner Announces Support For Legalized Sports Gambling

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has broken ranks with his sports executive brethren, and announced his support for an expansion of legalized sports gambling in the United States in a New York Times op-ed. Silver points out that, despite its widespread illegality, sports gambling is a massive, and growing, business: » 11/13/14 8:57pm 11/13/14 8:57pm

Thomas Vanek Paid Off $230,000 Gambling Debt With Islanders Paycheck

This summer, Minnesota Wild winger Thomas Vanek found himself caught up in a federal case against three men accused of running a gambling ring out of an Upstate New York bar. Vanek, who played nearby in both Rochester and Buffalo, served as a witness, but his link to the alleged bookies was unclear. This should make… » 10/31/14 3:39pm 10/31/14 3:39pm