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New Jersey files defense of sports betting effort

TRENTON, N.J. — Claims that New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports gambling violates federal law are meritless, the state wrote in a court filing in response to efforts by four major U.S. pro sports leagues and the NCAA to stop gambling from beginning this weekend.

Pro leagues, NCAA move to stop N.J. sports betting

NEWARK, N.J. — The four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA filed papers in court Monday to stop New Jersey’s plan to allow legal sports betting beginning this weekend, when gamblers could become the first in the nation outside Nevada to wager on single games.

When total is 80 or higher, ‘over’ wager no golden ticket

If you hang around Las Vegas sports books enough, you will hear a whole lot of crazy betting theories and mantras. Some of the most entertaining, though perhaps not the most effective, will come from the mouths of guys who look like they haven’t left their seat since before Jameis Winston learned how to sign his name.