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  1. Las Vegas sports books pull NBA title odds due to LeBron James op...

    Darren Rovell

    As news of LeBron James opting out of his contract with the Miami Heat on Tuesday morning spread, some insiders in the gambling world took the ultimate measure to minimize their risk. They pulled all future odds on all NBA teams to win next year's title.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014
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  3. Supreme Court upholds ban on sports betting in N.J.

    The Supreme Court has left in place a ban on sports gambling in New Jersey, but a state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make it legal under state law anyway.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2014
  4. Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade is new face of Chinese sneaker company L...

    Christopher Beam

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Christopher Beam asks if a American superstar can save a Chinese sneaker company. The Heat's Dwyane Wade and sneaker brand Li Ning are gambling that the answer is yes.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  5. All-Star Weekend's top contenders

    Marc Stein

    It's a point we've made before and will continue to make: Oddsmakers and their NBA forecasts always grab us not because we're endorsing (or even terribly interested in) gambling but because oddsmakers obviously have the greatest incentive to get t...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. Philadelphia 76ers-New Jersey Devils boss not worried by gambling...

    The chief executive of the New Jersey Devils of the NHL and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA doesn't believe the professional teams will be cast in a bad light by agreeing to a multiyear sponsorship deal with one of the world's leading online gambling co

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  7. Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils sign online gaming sponsors...

    The Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA and the New Jersey Devils of the NHL have become the first major U.S.-based professional teams to sign a sponsorship deal with an online gambling company.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2014
  8. Raps, Kings likely not done dealing

    Marc Stein

    The Toronto Raptors, according to the latest chatter in circulation after Sunday's shedding of Rudy Gay, are by no means done making moves between now and the Feb. 20 trade deadline. The same, though, can be said for the team gambling on Gay. A...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  9. NBA Betting Lines: Phoenix? Phoenix!

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Happy days are here again! My Scrabble Friend and I went on a run this week thanks to the Phoenix Suns, who have gone undefeated against the spread this year. We have bet and will continue to bet the Suns until Vegas throws out a scare line like Pho ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  10. NBA Betting Lines: The Jordan Crawford Special

    Jay Caspian Kang

    When I started this column just two days ago, I had a vague yet visceral premonition that it would end like this. I knew that at some point between now and the NBA Finals, I would doubt our betting process, our logic, our gambling heart. I knew this ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  11. Las Vegas oddsmakers: Over/under for Philadelphia 76ers is 16.5 w...

    It's no secret things figure to be bad this season for a Philadelphia 76ers team doing little more than masquerading as an NBA franchise.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  12. Betting - Despite New Jersey ruling, 'harm' of betting to sports ...

    Chad Millman

    Even as Judge Michael Shipp's ruling set back New Jersey's fight to legalize sports betting, Chad Millman supplies evidence from a pair of "Pelican Briefers" that contradicts the position of sports leagues that sports gambling is harmful to their growth.

    Blog | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  13. Meet the world's top NBA gambler

    Scott Eden

    This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's March 4 Analytics issue. Subscribe today! Bob Voulgaris had become one of the most successful sports gamblers in the world when, in 2004, he started to lose. It wasn't just a streak of bad luck, a series ...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  14. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    James Surowiecki of the New Yorker says it's time to legalize sports gambling: "The leagues insist that legalized betting will make people suspect that games are fixed, thus harming their brands. Yet in Vegas billions are wagered legally on sports ev...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  15. Judge says leagues can sue New Jersey over sports betting

    Four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA are poised to move forward with their legal fight over New Jersey's plans to allow sports gambling.

    Story | Conversation | December 22, 2012
  16. Pro leagues, NCAA file brief against New Jersey betting law

    NBA commissioner David Stern takes Gov. Chris Christie to task for his efforts to allow sports gambling in New Jersey.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  17. The B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Cousin Sal joins Bill to break down the playoff picture after Week 12, guess the lines for Week 13, and celebrate a revelation on Showtime's Homeland. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ESPN.com PodCenter ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012