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NY Casino Sportsbooks Lose Money the Past Two Weeks

The house doesn’t always win. New York’s four in-person casino sportsbooks have all reported losses on sports betting in the past two weeks. In reports with the NY Gaming Commission, the sportsbooks at all four upstate casinos — Del Lago in Waterloo, Rivers Casino in Schenectady, Resorts World at Monticello and Tioga Downs at Nichols […]

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BetMGM Becomes Fifth Online Sportsbook in NY

Online sportsbook BetMGM went live on Monday, becoming the fifth online sportsbook now taking bets in NY state. Following the legalization of online sports betting in the state on January 8, 2022, BetMGM has now made the Empire State the 19th US market where its gaming products are available. The other four online sportsbooks now […]

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NY Knicks Named Most Valuable Team for 7th Straight Year

NEW YORK – The New York Knicks have dominated the NBA when it comes to the overall value of the team. The Knicks maintain the No. 1 spot on Forbes’ 24th annual NBA Team Valuations, a ranking by the magazine of the most valuable NBA franchises. The Knicks are worth $5.8 billion and are up 16% from the […]

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NHL Season Kicks Off Today on ESPN

For the first time since 2004, the National Hockey League (NHL) returns to ESPN  with three exclusive national games this week starting with the season opener today at 7:30 p.m. ESPN has the primary broadcasting rights for the NHL after 17 years on NBC Sports and its cable networks.. Walt Disney, which owns ESPN, is […]

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Amazon to Broadcast NFL Thursday Games Starting Next Year

The National Football League announced that Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football beginning with the 2022 season. Amazon will feature Thursday night’s NFL game across hundreds of compatible digital devices. The NFL’s original agreement with Amazon, announced as part of a larger series of media distribution deals this past March, […]

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NHL Returning to ESPN in New Seven-Year Deal

The Walt Disney Company, parent of ESPN and the National Hockey League have agreed to a new seven-year deal that will see the return of hockey to ESPN for the first time since 2005. The new deal encompasses television and streaming rights starting with the 2021-22 season through the 2027-28 season. Hockey games will be […]

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US Open Tennis Will be Fanless This Year

The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament — the most-attended sporting event based on total number of fans — will still be held this summer but without fans in attendance due to coronavirus. The 2020 US Open is set to be played in Flushing Meadows on its originally scheduled dates starting on Monday, August 31 and ending […]

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NCAA Cancels March Madness

The National Collegiate Athletics Association has made the unprecedented move to cancel the upcoming NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, which has become known as March Madness due to the spread of coronavirus in the U.S. The move came one day after the NCAA first announced it would ban fans from the 2020 tourney. But […]

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NBA Suspends Season Following Positive Player Test

NEW YORK — The National Basketball Association has made a stunning move to suspend all games after Rudy Gobert, a player on the Utah Jazz, has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.  The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of Wednesday’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. […]

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MSG Wants to Spin Off Knicks, Rangers Into Separate Company

NEW YORK — The Madison Square Garden Company announced that it is pursuing a revised plan for the proposed separation of its sports and entertainment businesses. The company owns the NY Knicks and NY Rangers sports teams plus the Madison Square Garden arena and Radio City Music Hall in NY. The Company is now pursuing […]