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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Hockey May Be Biggest Winner From Legal Sports Betting

Hockey May Be Biggest Winner From Legal Sports Betting

posted on May 21, 2018 by

Now that the Supreme Court has opened the door to expanded legal sports betting across the United States, there’s numerous open questions, including how the professional leagues and NCAA will adjust to the new terrain. 

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Translating the NFL’s New ‘Principles’

Translating the NFL’s New ‘Principles’

posted on May 21, 2018 by

The NFL Communications office on Monday released a statement from Commissioner Roger Goodell that outlines “four core principles” regarding sports betting in the U.S.

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Will 34 percent Pennsylvania tax stymie sports betting?

Will 34 percent Pennsylvania tax stymie sports betting?

posted on May 18, 2018 by

True or false? Pennsylvania will be one of the first states in which residents can place sports bets legally. The answer would seem to be a slam-dunk “true.”

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New Jersey forced to slow down a few minutes on sports betting

New Jersey forced to slow down a few minutes on sports betting

posted on May 16, 2018 by

When the Supreme Court decision broke, New Jersey rejoiced. After a lengthy, costly legal and legislative battle for nearly a decade, finally a court agreed that the 1992 federal law banning full-fledged sports wagering outside Nevada was unconstitutional.

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Note to Pro Leagues: No One Wants to Pay You

Note to Pro Leagues: No One Wants to Pay You

posted on May 16, 2018 by

America’s pro leagues are so transparent. Over the last year, it’s been clear that the leagues are generally, at least publicly, not in favor of sports betting.

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