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SBR Forum congratulates the SBR Poker Main Event 2018 winners. SBR Forum poster 'dhristov211' pocketed $1,500 for taking down first place, and poster 'silvap' won $500 in second place. Over 45,000 betpoints were paid to the top 30 in the tournament. Stay tuned for the next SBR Poker promotion.


In the future, “down the stretch they come” may apply more to sportsbook patrons flooding racetracks rather than the horses heading toward the finish line. Sports betting was a hot topic at this year’s annual Global Symposium on Racing with several panel discussions taking place.


A draft of federal legislation that would require states to get approval from the U.S. Attorney General before they implement legal gambling has surfaced in Congress. The bill, drafted by the office of retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch, has come to light seven months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned PASPA.


MLB has officially entered into the sports gambling business, partnering with MGM Resorts International. As an official sponsor of MLB, MGM Resorts will domestically promote its brand and gaming options across MLB's digital and broadcast platforms, including MLB Network,, and the MLB At Bat app.


SBR Forum member Underdog5229 has shared his opinion on the benefits of the SBR Forum Pro membership, and how he has already profited $300 since becoming an SBR Pro. A charitable donation is required to the Make a Wish Foundation to unlock the full value of Pro membership and the SBR Store. | Read more


Virginia is for Gamblers? The state may have to change its iconic Virginia is for Lovers advertising campaign if one of two proposed sports betting bills passes muster in the state Legislature next year. Delegate Mark Sickles (D-Fairfax), pre-filed legislation to repeal prohibitions on a state online lottery and sports betting.


J2k99 is in first place in the 2018 Beat The Prick sports handicapping contest. He has posted an impressive record of 36-18-1 (66.67%) and has profited 22.65 units after eleven weeks of competition. Each week, members select five NFL or College Football point spreads or totals, with the goal of beating the Prick.


Rhode Island will become the next state in the U.S. to offer legalized sports betting to its residents. Betting could begin as soon as Thanksgiving Day at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln – just in time for college football’s rivalry week, always a huge weekend in sports. The sports betting start-up occurs after a nearly two-month delay from the original planned launch of Oct. 1.


At last week’s U.S. Sports Betting Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., Ohio state Sen. Bill Coley pitched interstate sports betting compacts as one way to combat the international betting market. A bill has been approved by the Ohio state legislature with anticipation a sportsbook will open in 2019.


Beginning Friday, bettors will be able to place their wagers at DraftKings'  first retail sportsbook location in Mississippi. DraftKings has partnered with Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville to remodel the resort’s existing PRL Bar into a multi-screen betting and social destination for sports wagering.


CG Technology has offered to pay $2 million to the Nevada Gaming Commission to settle major violations, which also are threatening the company’s gaming license. This offer comes after the commission rejected the negotiated settlement of $250,000 CG Technology made with the Nevada Gaming Control Board.


Week 10 of the $50,000 Beat The Prick NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest is underway. This is the final week where non-pro members have the opportunity to upgrade to SBR Pro to remain in the contest and unlock a year's worth of SBR Store access and eligibility for many more cash contests.


On Tuesday, legalized sports gambling and daily fantasy sports won approval in select areas in Arkansas and Louisiana, and in Florida the power to expand the industry was stripped from the state Legislature and put in the hands of voters. Florida’s Amendment 3 won support with 70% of the vote.


FanDuel is partnering with the NHL and specifically with the New Jersey Devils in a fantasy sports and sports betting agreement announced Monday. As part of the New Jersey Devils agreement, FanDuel’s first deal in the sports betting with a NHL team, the company’s logo will be put on team’s home ice at the Prudential Center.


The Prick is coming off a 5-0 week in the NFL and feels good about his week nine selections. SBR Video personality Jimmy the Bag interviews The Prick on his week nine picks. The Beat The Prick NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest gives away $50,000 to the top 100 contestants. | Discuss The Plays


The NHL announced Monday that it will become partners in sports betting with MGM Resorts International, agreeing to a multi-year data sharing and marketing deal. The NHL follows in the footsteps of the NBA, which has a similar agreement with MGM with the difference that the NHL deal isn’t exclusive.


A stable of SBR Picks sports handicappers break down the NFL week 9 betting card and give their against the spread (ATS) predictions on the weekend's games based on the early lines. Stay on top of updated line movements and see where the market is moving by bookmarking SBR Odds.


A Topbet (SBR rating F) player has filed a payout complaint. The player claimed that he requested payment of $2,500 in April 2018. He was advised the withdrawal would take a total of 15 to 20 business days, but he has yet to be paid. Topbet Sportsbook is part of the worst sportsbook blacklist. SBR has requested comment.