NJ Takes Sports Betting Case To Supreme Court

Last week, New Jersey’s sports betting case finally made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Garden State wants to allow its casinos to offer sports wagering, but the major sports leagues and the U.S. Department of Justice have opposed the plan. A high-stakes court battle has been playing out, and now it has reached the highest court in the land.

Christie signed a bill in 2012 to authorize, a move which prompted a lawsuit from the leagues. People with the leagues say that legalization of such gambling could hurt the integrity of the games, while Christie has argued that legalization would help control and thwart the sports betting black market. In other words, that prohibition doesn’t work.

The case also involves a debate over state’s rights.

New Jersey is trying to overturn the the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA ), which limited sports betting to four states — Nevada, Oregon, Montana, and Delaware. Delaware has extremely limited sports betting, while both Montana and Oregon don’t actually have any commercial casinos offering the activity. Full-fledged sports betting is only happening in the Silver State, home to the slowly recovering Las Vegas.

Nevada casinos saw around $200 million in revenue from its sportsbooks in 2013.

The states where it is legal were grandfathered in.

New Jersey previously lost three times in federal court to the leagues. It’s hoping the Supreme Court will not only hear the case, but feels differently than the lower courts.

Revenues in Atlantic City have been slumping since 2006.


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NCAA Prediction College Bowl Preview/Pick- Ohio vs. East Carolina

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Free NCAA Pick and Prediction Bobcats vs. Pirates

Ohio Bobcats (7-5) vs. East Carolina Pirates (9-3) 12/23- 2:00PM EST

Lines and betting Odds 

Line: ECU -13.5

Over/Under: 62.0


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The East Carolina Pirates had their third Conference USA title in their sights, but a blowout loss in their regular-season finale ended that opportunity, so they will now focus on a second double-digit win season when they battle Ohio in the Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl on Monday night.


The Pirates (9-3) where in search of their third Conference USA title in six years, but a blowout loss to Marshall 59-28 put an end to that. East Carolina is moving to the American Athletic Conference next season to join the likes of such teams as Louisville, Central Florida and Cincinnati.


East Carolina was riding a five-game winning streak behind their high-powered offense, but fell short of yet another opportunity for a conference crown with their loss at Marshall, who won the East Division.


I am proud of that group,” coach Ruffin McNeill said. “I’ve been coaching 33 years. It’s rare when you have a chance to win nine games but we have a chance to win 10… We have done a lot of things that nobody thought we could do.”


Leading the offensive charge of the Pirates is Conference USA MVP Shane Carden. All the junior quarterback has done is rank sixth in college football with 3,866 passing yards. rank eighth with 32 touchdowns passes and is tops in the nation with a 71.0 percent completion rating.


Thanks to Carden, the Pirates are 10th in the FBS with 40.4 points and 331.5 yards through the air per contest, which Ohio head coach Frank Solich admits finding a way to slow down Carden is a priority.


You don’t have great passing stats without having a great quarterback that’s poised,” Solich said. “He’s a great thrower, is knowledgeable about the game and reads things well.”


Another concern for Ohio will be the 1-2 punch of receiver Justin Hardy, fifth in the nation with 105 receptions for 1,218 yards with eight touchdowns and running back Vintavious Cooper, who has run for 995 yards and 11 touchdowns. Carden has 10 rushing touchdowns of his own.


They’ll also spread people out which enables them to get the ball to their receivers, guys that are playmakers,” Solich said. “Also when you spread people out, you can generally piece together a pretty good running game. Just look at them, they have talent. They’re big and physical on both sides of the ball.”


For the Ohio Bobcats (7-5), they will look to counter with fifth-year senior quarterback Tyler Tettleton, who since taking over the starting job in 2011 has thrown for 8,769 yards and 66 touchdowns, but his recent struggles down the stretch this year has been a concern.


During the Bobcats three-game losing streak, Tettleton totaled just 351 yards with one touchdown and two totaling a dismal 16 points, but after bouncing back his regular-season finale, he’s confident his offense can match the fire-power of the Pirates.


That’s the plan. We’re hoping to go into this thing and put in a good game plan,” Tettleton said. “Hopefully we’ll have a chance to score a lot points and see what happens.”


And scoring a lot of points is what they’ll need as the oddsmakers have made the Pirates a huge (minus 13.5) point favorite and with an over/under of 62.0, they expect the points to be flying as well. Get the latest line on this game up until kickoff right here at Wonder Punter.


The Bobcats may be a big underdog going in, but they have plenty of bowl experience as they are making their fifth consecutive appearance in postseason and have won their last two games.


It means a lot for this senior class to be here all five years and have a chance to go to a bowl game every single year,” Tettleton said. “It’s awesome and hopefully we can win three straight for this university.”


Tettleton had 331 yards and two touchdowns last year in the Independence Bowl to lead his team to a 45-14 rout of Louisiana-Monroe.


The Pirates will be looking to snap a four-game bowl losing streak and I predict this year will be the year to get they get it done to take home the trophy and cap off a 10-win season.


The Pirates fell 43-34 to Louisiana-Lafayette in the New Orleans Bowl last December.


Prediction/Pick: East Carolina

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NBA Predictions Week 3 Wednesday Games Previews/Picks


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Wednesday night is another full night of NBA games as we have 12 full games for you to place your bets on here at Wonder Punter. Be sure to place your bets early to secure the best odds. So you want to know what are the best picks and predictions for this weeks games? all free? Keep reading


Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) @ Orlando Magic (3-4) 11/13- 7:00PM EST


Line: ORL –4.0

Over/Under: 193.5


Orlando will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak.


PICK: Orlando Magic


Houston Rockets (4-3) @ Philadelphia 76ers (4-3) 11/13- 7:00PM EST


Line: HOU -9.0

Over/Under: 215.5


Rockets have lost two in a row, but should be able to handle to Sixers on the road.


PICK: Houston Rockets


Charlotte Bobcats (3-3) @ Boston Celtics (3-4) 11/13- 7:30PM EST


Line: BOS -4.5

Over/Under: 184.5


Celtics looking to win their third straight.


PICK: Boston Celtics

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New York Knicks (2-4) @ Atlanta Hawks (3-3) 11/13- 8:00PM EST


Line: ATL -3.5

Over/Under: 198.5


With J.R. Smith back, I like the Knicks on the road in an upset.


PICK: New York Knicks


Toronto Raptors (3-4) @ Memphis Grizzles (3-3) 11/13- 8:00PM EST


Line: MEM -7.5

Over/Under: 185.5


Memphis in an easy win at home. Too much talent still.


PICK: Memphis Grizzles


Cleveland Cavaliers (3-4) @ Minnesota Timberwolves (5-2) 11/13- 8:00PM EST


Line: MIN -8.5

Over/Under: 198.5


T’Wolves looking strong with a healthy with Kevin Love back strong.


PICK: Minnesota Timberwolves


Washington Wizards (2-4) @ San Antonio Spurs (6-1) 11/13- 8:30PM EST


Line: SAS -11.0

Over/Under: 200


Expect an easy San Antonio win at home. Playing good ball early.


PICK: San Antonio Spurs

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Los Angeles Lakers (3-5) @ Denver Nuggets (1-4) 11/13- 9:00PM EST


Line: DEN -9.0

Over/Under: 209.5


Nuggets will be up for the Lakers…. and expect a home win as the Lakers will their second game in two nights.


PICK: Denver Nuggets


New Orleans Pelicans (3-4) @ Utah Jazz (0-7) 11/13- 9:00PM EST


Line: NOR -1.5

Over/Under: 190.5


Like the Jazz in a surprise home win as the Pelicans will be in the second of a back-to-back.


PICK: Utah Jazz


Phoenix Suns (5-2) @ Portland Trailblazers (4-2) 11/13- 9:00PM EST


Line: POR -8.0

Over/Under: 202.5


Portland always tough at the Rose Garden.


PICK: Portland Trailblazers


Brooklyn Nets (2-4) @ Sacramento Kings (1-5) 11/13- 10:00PM EST


Line: BRK -1.0

Over/Under: 195.5


Winnable road game for the Nets against a struggling Kings team.


PICK: Brooklyn Nets


Oklahoma City Thunder (5-1) @ Los Angeles Clippers (4-3) 11/13- 10:30PM EST


Line: LAC -3.0

Over/Under: 206.5


Game of the night… OKC with a big road win.


PICK: Oklahoma City Thunder


By Mario Martinez- Wonder Punter



Florida State back at No. 2 in BCS standings

After every week at No. three, Florida State returned to the No. 2 place on this week’s edition of the BCS standings.

Florida State (eight-zero) handed Miami its first loss of the season on Saturday, giving it a sufficiently big enhance to surpass No. three Oregon.

Alabama (eight-zero) remained No. 1 in the nation, whereas No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Stanford and No. 6 Baylor additionally stayed put.

Florida State earned an ideal rating from the BCS computers, earning the top spot in 5 of the six rankings. Alabama earned the opposite top ranking, however every workforce’s highest and lowest pc rankings are thrown out and never used in the BCS formulation.

Miami (7-1) fell 4 spots to No. 11 after its loss. The Hurricanes at the moment are trying up at 5 other one-loss groups: Stanford, No. 7 Clemson, No. eight Missouri, No. 9 Auburn and No. 10 Oklahoma.

Auburn handed Miami and Oklahoma to maneuver up two spots after cruising previous Arkansas on Saturday. The Sooners didn’t play in preparation for a Big 12 showdown with unbeaten Baylor on Thursday night time.

Oregon was additionally off Saturday ahead of another large Thursday evening sport. A win at Stanford ought to return the Geese to No. 2.

Florida State debuted at No. 2 in the first version of the BCS standings Oct. 20, then fell to third after Oregon beat UCLA and moved up to No. 2 final week.

If the season ended at this time, No. 16 Fresno State would earn a BCS berth. That’s as a result of the eight-0 Bulldogs are ranked within the prime sixteen and forward of teams from the American Athletic Conference.

Fresno State and No. 18 Northern Illinois are each ahead of No. 20 Louisville and No. 21 UCF, the only ranked groups from the AAC, previously the Large East.

Texas A&M dropped three spots to No. 15 regardless of profitable 57-7 over UTEP on Saturday. No. 12 South Carolina gained two spots by leaping A&M and No. 13 LSU, which had a bye week.

No. 14 Oklahoma State moved up four spots after pummeling Texas Tech 52-34, which fell 10 spots to No. 25.

No. 17 Michigan State jumped 5 positions after controlling Michigan 29-6. The Wolverines had been the one workforce to fall out of the standings this week.

No. 22 Arizona State (6-2) moved into the standings for the first time this yr.

Notre Dame climbed two spots to No. 23. In an unusual twist for the Irish, Notre Dame is getting extra love from the computer systems – ranks of 15, 16 and 21 had been used within the components – than from the polls, the place the Irish are No. 25.
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Sources: Martin fears backlash from ‘mates

An NFL Players Association statement that no “formal investigation” has been launched against Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito because it pertains to harassment of teammate Jonathan Martin is immediately related to the failure of Martin to file a proper criticism, sources advised ESPN.

Martin has not filed a proper complaint because he fears retribution, primarily from Incognito, sources told ESPN.

Martin left the team earlier in the week after an incident.

Nevertheless, sources tell ESPN that the matter is completely below evaluation and preliminarily identifies Incognito as an alleged offender in multiple incidents of attainable harassment and bullying over the past two seasons, with Martin not the one sufferer.

Incognito took to Twitter on Sunday, stating that he desires his “name cleared.” He known as the studies “false speculation” and “slander” and stated ESPN was hiding behind sources “who aren’t man sufficient to put their name behind the BS you report.”

Sources informed ESPN that one of many vital allegations being reviewed is that Incognito obtained Martin to contribute $15,000 to help finance a trip to Las Vegas by a bunch of Dolphins last summer time, even though Martin most well-liked to not travel with the group.

Incognito Sources told ESPN that one of the vital allegations being reviewed is that Incognito, pictured, got Martin to contribute $15,000 to help finance a trip to Las Vegas by a bunch of Dolphins final summer time, though Martin preferred to not travel with the group. Relatively than go, Martin merely gave Incognito the $15,000, sources informed ESPN, fearing the results if he did not hand over the cash.

Quite than go, Martin simply gave Incognito the $15,000, sources advised ESPN, fearing the implications if he did not hand over the cash.

One source said there are other cases of intimidation, captured in textual content messages and not less than one demeaning voice mail. Martin’s recent reported text communications with Incognito that indicated he did not maintain the guard chargeable for his absence also had been despatched in the same spirit of fearing retribution, sources advised ESPN.

The Dolphins are trying to place out the fireplace behind the scenes. Coach Joe Philbin, who stated he takes bullying quite seriously, was unsuccessful in an effort to steer Martin’s father, Gus, to challenge a joint assertion that the group and the family will work together to resolve the issues, sources told ESPN.

The Dolphins did issue a press release Sunday morning, refuting the reviews of bullying and claiming that there is open communication between the team and Martin.

“The Miami Dolphins, together with Coach Joe Philbin and Jonathan’s teammates, have been in communication with Jonathan and his family since his departure from the club and continue to be in contact,” the Dolphins mentioned within the statement. “Our main concern for Jonathan is his overall well being and properly-being. As a company, we take any accusations of player misconduct significantly. The notion of bullying is predicated on hypothesis and has not been introduced to us as a concern from Jonathan or anyone else internally. The stories that the NFLPA is investigating our players are inaccurate.

“Additionally, the NFL offered its help throughout this time, which we appreciated and gladly accepted. We are going to proceed to make Jonathan’s well being and well-being a spotlight as we do with all of our gamers.”

Jonathan MartinJonathan Martin left the Dolphins last week after reportedly being bullied by teammates.

Martin’s father and mom, Jane-Howard Martin, were not pleased with the suggestion from one high-rating Dolphins official that Incognito is getting a bum rap and that Martin has been unable to discern the difference between conventional hazing and actual office abuse.

When Martin returns to the Dolphins, or football, remains in query. He definitely wants to, however not under the identical work conditions that have existed within the Dolphins organization, sources told ESPN. He has been beneath psychiatric care and counseling.

The Dolphins should decide by Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET on whether or not to hold Martin on the lively roster, which means he would receives a commission, or place him on the non-football illness listing, which suggests he might not get paid and would potentially lose service time that counts towards being a vested veteran eligible for publish-profession advantages.

Martin’s attorneys and the union are monitoring his roster standing, and Martin wants assurance that if and when he does return, will probably be a protected workplace environment.

An NFL spokesman stated the league is always taken with data that would violate the league’s workplace insurance policies.
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Borgata Prepares For Internet Gambling With Television Betting

casino3The Atlantic Metropolis on line casino trade is in desperate need of some way to improve their customer relations. At a time when gamblers are choosing to move towards Pennsylvania for his or her casino experience, one AC on line casino is hoping to lure gamblers again with a little bit bit of consolation gambling.

The Borgata Hotel On line casino & Spa in New Jersey is hoping that a brand new in-room playing service will help bring clients again to what was as soon as the gaming capital of the East Coast. The Borgata now permits gamblers to position wagers, up to $2,500, from the comfort of their resort room.

The casino has added a characteristic to the televisions of their lodge rooms to permit slot pay on the televisions. Gamblers would have the ability to play slots and video poker, simply as they would in the event that they were to go down to the casino ground. It’s an innovation the Borgata hopes will assist them transition into the world of on-line playing.

“This puts us able to leverage the expertise into true mobile gaming and Internet betting later on,” mentioned Tom Steadiness, CEO of the Borgata. “We’re moving ahead with the future of gaming, and this is that first step.”

The transfer is timed effectively for the Borgata. Governor Chris Christie recently vetoed an internet playing bill, however laid the inspiration for passing Internet gaming regulations after lawmakers adjust the legislation to deal with Christie’s considerations on taxation and regulation.

Senator Raymond Lesniak, who has been pushing on-line gambling laws in New Jersey for several years, mentioned last week that he believes online casinos could be operational at Atlantic City casinos by September. That timeframe may make New Jersey the first state in the US to offer on-line gambling.
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Rangers player accused of betting against his own team by Scottish FA


Rangers midfielder Ian Black has been accused by the Scottish FA of betting in opposition to his own group three times between March 2006 and July 2013. Black, who beforehand performed for Inverness and Hearts earlier than becoming a member of Rangers after the club’s liquidation and reformation in 2012, has additionally been accused of betting on his personal workforce 10 different times and matches through which he had no connection 147 times.

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From STV:

The player will probably be asked to attend a hearing at Hampden on Thursday, September 12. He has until Monday, August 26 to supply proof to the governing body.

Footballers registered in Scotland are prohibited by the Scottish FA from betting on any football match.

If found responsible, players may be fined from £500 to £1,000,000 and might be either suspended or expelled from taking part in skilled soccer.

Though betting against your individual crew is always a transparent no-no, that is another reminder of the murky relationship soccer has with the playing industry. The Scottish FA itself allows bookmaker William Hill to be the title sponsor of the Scottish Cup, saving the competition from a complete yr with out that sweet, sweet sponsorship cash and sending a mixed message on the connection between soccer and bookmakers.