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Brett Smiley

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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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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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Massachusetts lawmakers: slow and steady on sports betting

Massachusetts lawmakers: slow and steady on sports betting

posted on May 24, 2018 by

Don’t expect to be able to place a sports wager in Massachusetts any time soon. Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo on Wednesday quashed the notion that the state is in a hurry to legalize Massachusetts sports betting.

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Some gubernatorial candidates take strong stance on sports betting

Some gubernatorial candidates take strong stance on sports betting

posted on May 24, 2018 by

It’s been little more than a week since the Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, thereby making sports betting a states’ rights issue. And politicians across the country have wasted little time taking the issue and taking a position on it.

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