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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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Vegas Golden Knights and the longest odds that have paid off

Vegas Golden Knights and the longest odds that have paid off

posted on May 23, 2018 by

Should the Vegas Golden Knights win one more series and capture the Stanley Cup, the team will make history – on the ice and in sportsbooks. The Golden Knights would be the first expansion team across all major U.S. sports to win a league title in its first season.

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New York state sports betting plans, picture: It’s a bit complicated

New York state sports betting plans, picture: It’s a bit complicated

posted on May 23, 2018 by

Last Monday’s Supreme Court decision lifting the 1992 federal ban on sport betting outside Nevada has sent more than two dozen states into a race to decide how or if to introduce legal, regulated sport betting.

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Connecticut Governor wants special session for sports betting

Connecticut Governor wants special session for sports betting

posted on May 23, 2018 by

Though the Connecticut state general assembly adjourned for the year in early May with no action on sports betting, Governor Daniel Malloy isn’t willing to let the issue linger.

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Sports betting and booze: A tale of two prohibitions

Sports betting and booze: A tale of two prohibitions

posted on May 22, 2018 by

The 18th Amendment was ratified a little over a year after the end of the Great War. The Amendment was approved by the states a little more than a year becoming effective one year from the ratification date, January 16, 1919.

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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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