Rooster Kills Police Officer in Raid on Philippines Cockfighting Den

The Philippine lieutenant was slashed by a razor-sharp spur attached to the bird’s leg during a raid on an illegal cockfighting den.

#cockfighting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #gambling, #manila-philippines, #police

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N.F.L. Embraces Sports Betting As Raiders Open Las Vegas Stadium

Monday night, the Las Vegas Raiders play their first game in a new $2 billion stadium, the physical manifestation of a long, slow embrace between the N.F.L. and legal sports wagering.

#casinos, #davis-mark-1954-55, #football, #gambling, #jones-jerry, #kraft-robert-k, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-raiders, #national-football-league

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Felicia Campbell, Professor Who Studied Gambling and Pop Culture, Dies at 89

Ms. Campbell was the longest-serving professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

#campbell-felicia-1931-2020, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #gambling, #las-vegas-nev, #university-of-nevada-las-vegas

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To Play Poker in a Pandemic, Americans Flee the U.S.

Unlike other sporting events canceled by the coronavirus, the World of Series of Poker, and its millions in prizes, went online. But borders are tricky when it comes to internet gambling.

#caesars-entertainment-corporation, #cards-and-card-games, #casinos, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gambling, #konnikova-maria, #poker-card-game, #travel-and-vacations, #world-series-of-poker

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Gambling on College Football Almost Fixed My Dysfunctional Family

If Covid takes the football season away from us, we’re in danger of losing the bond we’ve taken so many years to build.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #families-and-family-life, #football, #football-college, #gambling, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #parenting

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How Does the Coronavirus Affect Sports Betting?

No more home-field advantage, and some teams have better shots at a title given changes to playoff formats.

#baseball, #gambling, #hockey-ice, #major-league-baseball, #national-basketball-assn, #national-hockey-league, #playoff-games, #stanley-cup

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A Suicide, an App and a Time for a Reckoning

Companies like the stock-trading app Robinhood can seem not just careless but also predatory.

#customer-relations, #gambling, #robinhood-financial-llc, #sequoia-capital, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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They Wanted You to Bet on Sharks. The Odds Were Not in Their Favor.

Gambling on shark migration patterns could raise awareness, some experts say. But it could also fuel the animals’ reputation as mere entertainment.

#animal-migration, #computers-and-the-internet, #conservation-of-resources, #fischer-chris-marine-researcher, #gambling, #mybookie-sportsbook, #ocearch, #sharks, #your-feed-animals, #your-feed-science

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Trading Sportsbooks for Brokerages, Bored Bettors Wager on Stocks

When Russian table tennis or Korean baseball won’t scratch the itch, some are trying their hand at trading equities. It’s enough to move the market, analysts say.

#barstool-sports-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #draftkings-inc, #gambling, #portnoy-dave-1977, #robinhood-financial-llc, #standardpoors-500-stock-index, #stocks-and-bonds

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‘Cruise Ships on Land’: As Las Vegas Reopens, a Huge Test for Casinos

While the contact-tracing challenges faced by Las Vegas are extreme, they highlight larger systemic problems in monitoring the coronavirus across the country.

#bellagio-resort-and-casino, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #mgm-resorts-international, #nevada

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With Real-Life Games Halted, Betting World Puts Action on E-Sports

Computer-vs.-computer games of FIFA livestream to gamblers on Twitch. Fantasy contests carry League of Legends lineups. In the coronavirus age, video games have grown into a darling for casinos.

#athletics-and-sports, #casinos, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-sports, #gambling, #nevada-gaming-control-board, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry

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‘There Is Nothing’: When the Slots Go Dark in a Casino Mecca

Our photographer went to see how Atlantic City, a place already struggling with poverty and high unemployment, is weathering coronavirus.

#atlantic-city-nj, #beaches, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling

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Asserting Sovereignty, Indian Casinos Defy California’s Governor and Reopen

Some casinos swung open their doors last week despite health concerns. “This virus does not recognize jurisdictional boundaries,” Gov. Gavin Newsom wrote to tribal leaders.

#california, #casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling, #native-americans, #newsom-gavin

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A Socially Distant Las Vegas? What Are the Odds?

Will a stripped-down version of the city attract the same number of visitors who used to come to party at pools, dance in nightclubs and gamble in casinos?

#bellagio-resort-and-casino, #casinos, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gambling, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #las-vegas-sands-corporation, #mgm-resorts-international, #wynn-las-vegas

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How Sports-Starved Bettors Made a Nebraska Horse Track Must-See TV

Fonner Park, in Grand Island, Neb., has received more attention than ever because of the coronavirus pandemic, with $2.8 million in wagers each day. But it is earning less from each bet with no fans on site.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gambling, #grand-island-neb, #horse-racing, #jockeys-drivers-and-trainers, #nebraska

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Wild Ideas to Bring Back Sports Might Say More About Cities Than Leagues

MGM Resorts International, in hard-hit Las Vegas, has proposed audacious plans to the leagues to come back in a quarantined environment.

#casinos, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gambling, #las-vegas-nev, #major-league-soccer, #mandalay-bay-resort-and-casino, #mgm-resorts-international, #national-basketball-assn, #national-hockey-league, #quarantines, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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One Simple Idea That Explains Why the Economy Is in Great Danger

What happens when a major section of machinery that is supposed to run perpetually suddenly grinds to a halt? We are about to find out.

#consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #credit-and-debt, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #gambling, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #recession-and-depression, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional

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