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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Delaware Lottery Director on Sports Betting: ‘We’ve Been Ready Since 2009’

Delaware Lottery Director on Sports Betting: ‘We’ve Been Ready Since 2009’

posted on June 01, 2018 by

The state of Delaware announced on Thursday that it will offer full-fledged sports betting beginning June 5, making it the first state to seize the opportunity since the Supreme Court struck down PASPA on May 14.

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Massachusetts Prepping to Make Sports Betting Law in 2019

Massachusetts Prepping to Make Sports Betting Law in 2019

posted on June 01, 2018 by

Just because the state of Massachusetts hasn’t passed sports betting legislation yet doesn’t mean it’s ignoring the topic. Au contraire. State lawmakers are mobilizing in an effort to have passable legislation prepared for vote in the early days of the 2019 session.

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Pennsylvania Sports Betting Inches Closer With Initial Regulations

Pennsylvania Sports Betting Inches Closer With Initial Regulations

posted on May 31, 2018 by

Before the Supreme Court axed PASPA on May 14, the 1992 federal law that had banned full-fledged sports betting outside Nevada, Pennsylvania had positioned itself to become one of the first non-Nevada states to roll out legal sports wagering.

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Illinois Still All Talk, No Action on Sports Betting

Illinois Still All Talk, No Action on Sports Betting

posted on May 30, 2018 by

llinois lawmakers worked through the Memorial Day weekend and one of the issues that their attention was focused on was sports betting. But despite the extra work days, no bills came out of the Gaming Committee. 

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NHL’s Bettman Wants a Cut, Just Don’t Call it an ‘Integrity Fee’

NHL’s Bettman Wants a Cut, Just Don’t Call it an ‘Integrity Fee’

posted on May 30, 2018 by

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has never been one to mince words. And Monday night, just as Las Vegas was poised to host its first major professional championship in any sport, Bettman said it like it is.

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