Industry Trends

Industry Trends

The Right Approach to Sports Betting

Responsible Gambling Issue in North America

North America has a responsible gambling problem.   Increased sports-betting is going to make it much worse.  I just came back from the ICRG Conference on Addiction and Responsible Gambling held in Las Vegas and I blame academics, regulators, and corporations for the problems. The primary issue is talk of “responsible, sustainable gambling” is nice, but …

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The Real Sports Bettor Can Handle Covid

Harley Redlick has been a successful sports bettor for the last 15 years.   He’s a Gambling Law Professor and spoken at both BOSA & CGA on sports betting topics. I was 30 years old and working for the bank when I contemplated quitting my job to play online poker. This was 14 years ago. I …

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Will Trudeau step up to the plate?

Ontario, Canada’s largest province, has leadership fully supporting legalized single sport betting.   However, the Federal Liberals led by Trudeau need to act first. Explained by me for Sun Media online.  harley@sharpedgepicks.com

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Canada Dropped the Ball on Sports Betting

As seen online for Sun Media Canada allows its provinces to run sports betting lotteries but it just dropped the ball on sports betting in a big way and now find themselves behind the USA.  Even though we are usually the more liberal country in terms of legalizing recreational drugs and abortion, our old fashioned …

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Mayweather v Mcgregor – what would you do?

You are in charge of a large LV or online sportsbook.   When Mayweather v Mcgregor is announced you figure a non-boxer going up against the 49-0 all-time champ has almost no shot, but the public likes the dog, so you will ‘sucker’ people by giving them 20-1 on Mcgregor*.   Low and behold people …

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Sportsbetting in Canada & Across the Globe

The following lecture summarizes the Sportsbetting market globally and compares it to the Canadian Sportsbetting market.  It was presented at the Osgoode Professional Gaming Law Development Program by Harley Redlick & Jordan Gnat. Minute 49 of the video starts Harley’s explanation of how he exploited OLG’s ProLine inefficiency. Accompanying Power Point/support materials

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Las Vegas Casinos – In for TROUBLE!

In an attempt to re-write history and continue growing, Las Vegas casinos have decided to implement skill based games.  You can now bet on your own skills in Frogger.   Applications are also underway for full fledged licenses & games of skill. I understand WHY Las Vegas is doing this – millenials are NOT flocking to casinos …

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Why Bet on Baseball?

Bet on Baseball? For some, baseball is the BEST thing to bet on – real value.   For some gamblers it is a disaster.   Try to answer the following questions honestly to determine if baseball is for you.  Should you STAY and bet?  Or, GO, and wait for September and the NFL? GO: SEE …

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Las Vegas Sportsbooks are closed for business…

This is an article I NEVER thought I’d write, but it is the new reality – big corporate Las Vegas casinos are closing their doors on ‘gambling’.   Sure, they will take your sucker bets, but they are scaling back and ripping off customers like never before. Sad Examples: Venetian LOWERED odds on blackjack from …

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Last modified: December 4, 2023

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