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SBR Forum poster Derailer has locked up first place for the 2018 Beat The Prick NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest. Derailer finished 52-27 against the spread, hitting nearly 66% of his plays and profiting 33.94 units after 17 weeks of football. Derailer takes home the first place prize of $10,000.


Sports bettors looking to place a bet in person in the United States can head to Delaware, Mississippi, New Jersey, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or West Virginia. In New Mexico, a gaming compact allows a tribal group to offer sports betting at two casinos. Read more in this SBR News report.


SBR Forum poster darys is currently hanging on to a narrow lead in the $10,500 NCAA Bowl Contest at SBR Forum. Darys has a one-point lead with 15 points and a maximum possible score of 32. BarkingToad is right on his heels in second place with 14 points. Team daneblazer and ArunSh are in third with 13 points. | Full Standings


A Topbet Sportsbook (SBR rating F) player has informed Sportsbook Review that he has been waiting for more than two months to receive an $1,100 withdrawal. Topbet players have reported consistent slow payouts, in some cases waiting for more than six months to be paid, since the betting site was dropped from C- to D in mid 2016.


There are just two weeks remaining in the $50,000 NFL and College Football sports handicapping contest known as Beat The Prick. This is the fourteenth year the flagship contest of SBR Forum has taken place. The Prick was interviewed by SBR Natalie Van Rydstrom for his week sixteen selections.


The Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 intends to put guardrails on the burgeoning sports betting industry by charging the Department of Justice with setting standards for US states wanting to legalize sports betting. Both the NFL and the NCAA issued statements of support for the legislation.


The Washington, D.C. Council voted 11-2 on Tuesday to bring legalized online and in-person sports betting to the district. The Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018 must go to Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) for her signature and then on to Congress for its approval before betting can begin.


The sports betting business is booming in New Jersey – nearly $1 billion wagered since June – with the amount of money bet increasing for the fifth consecutive month, according to state officials. With that pace, the Garden State is on track to out wager Las Vegas, becoming the sports betting epicenter of the U.S.


The NFL, the only major US pro sports league not to have a data licensing partnership, appears to be ready to get into the sports betting business. The topic was raised at the NFL’s annual one-day meeting in Irving, Texas this week, where the 2020 NFL Draft was awarded to Las Vegas, the epicenter of US sports betting.


NASCAR and Sportradar joined forces this week to ensure the integrity of the most popular auto racing league in the United States. Under the multi-year partnership, Sportradar will monitor domestic and global wagering for fraudulent activity across the racing circuit’s three largest events.


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.