Brett Smiley

Gaming Today Brett Smiley

After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, Smiley earned his J.D. at Syracuse University College of Law, before practicing commercial litigation in New York City. From there he pursued a career in sportswriting.

His interest in sports (chief among them, football) and sports betting goes back to before he can remember, perhaps when he accompanied his father to an OTB parlor in the ’80s, later telling his first grade classmates that his father bet on horses for a living. Brett began playing fantasy football in the pre-internet loose-leaf paper era, and betting football games on the playground. At Penn, he played offensive guard on the Quakers’ Collegiate Sprint Football Team, earning a letter each season.

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California Sports Betting Initiative Proposed for 2020 Ballot

California Sports Betting Initiative Proposed for 2020 Ballot

posted on June 13, 2018 by

Californians have never been ones to wait around and let government do the work. And keeping in theme, political consultant Russell Lowery filed a request with the state’s attorney general to consider a ballot initiative to legalize California sports betting.

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So What The Heck is Integrity Monitoring, Anyways?

So What The Heck is Integrity Monitoring, Anyways?

posted on June 07, 2018 by

Preserving the “integrity of the game” has been the NFL’s and fellow leagues’ rallying cry that pushed Congress enacted the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 1992, which banned full-fledged sports betting outside Nevada.

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Governor Kicks Off Legal Delaware Sports Betting

Governor Kicks Off Legal Delaware Sports Betting

posted on June 05, 2018 by

Governor John Carney officially placed the first single-game sports wager outside of Nevada at Delaware’s Dover Downs.

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New Jersey Sports Betting Bills Clears Committee, Readying for Floor Vote

New Jersey Sports Betting Bills Clears Committee, Readying for Floor Vote

posted on June 04, 2018 by

The New Jersey state Assembly advanced on Monday a NJ sports betting bill that will legalize sports wagering in the Garden State – at long last.

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A Quick Review of Sports Betting Show ‘I’ll Take That Bet’ on ESPN+

A Quick Review of Sports Betting Show ‘I’ll Take That Bet’ on ESPN+

posted on June 01, 2018 by

ESPN+ on Thursday night aired its first episode of “I’ll Take That Bet” – a partnership between the Worldwide Leader and The Action Network, which focuses on sports wagering and launched in October 2017 with Chad Millman at the helm as Head of Content.

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