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What are the oddsmakers saying about the Lakers?

Doug Kezirian breaks down the sports betting outlook for the Lakers with LeBron James this season.

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Bettor's Tale

A bettor's tale from Doug Kezirian - The unique world of betting syndicates

In the world of betting syndicates, groups must navigate through quick decisions, stress and excessive offshore transactions to obtain the best value for every play.

David Purdum

My NFL Sunday with a sports betting syndicate

Ever wondered what it looks like to be inside a sports betting syndicate, placing hundreds of thousands of dollars in wagers in a single day? David Purdum spent an NFL Sunday with one and found out it's less glitz and glamour, and more Excel and Red Bull.

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Betting on the NHL

Golden Knights fans look to cash in with historic preseason bets

On the eve of the NHL season, Vegas Golden Knights supporters have bet on their team at a historic rate in Las Vegas as they look to cash in again.

NFL Week 4

Gambler X: Why I don't like sports betting legalization

An anonymous professional sports bettor shares why legalizing sports betting in the U.S. hasn't created more opportunities to profit for him.

Mark Smith

FanDuel's Mistake

A bettor's tale: Sometimes the books make mistakes ... and they'll pay up

FanDuel made a big mistake this past weekend, but doesn't every single bettor approach their picks with a premise that the line is off?

Mob wins, FanDuel pays out $82K bet

Scott Van Pelt updates why FanDuel is paying a bettor who won $82,000 on a data error. SVP says, "if I'm you, I would tighten up my algorithms."

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FanDuel runs reverse, pays $82K for disputed bet

Saying sports betting should be fun, FanDuel has changed course and decided to pay $82,000 to a man who capitalized on a mistake by the company. FanDuel also will add $1,000 apiece to the accounts of 82 randomly chosen customers.

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Future of sports betting series

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    What will a legal, fully mature sports betting market look like in the U.S.? Where will fantasy sports fit in? Here is our seven-part series on the future of sports betting.

Sports betting legalization

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    Where do we stand in the move toward the legalization of sports betting in the United States? Here is ESPN Chalk's one-stop shop of all relevant content, now that the Supreme Court has struck down PASPA.

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    All you need to know before making your picks. PickCenter's data comes from two main sources: TeamRankings and numberFire.