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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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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California Assemblyman Ready to Move on Sports Betting

California Assemblyman Ready to Move on Sports Betting

posted on May 16, 2018 by

Just like the state of New Jersey, California Assemblyman Adam Gray has been watching and waiting.

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Best Twitter Reactions: Supreme Court Axes Federal Sports Betting Ban

Best Twitter Reactions: Supreme Court Axes Federal Sports Betting Ban

posted on May 15, 2018 by

As you are probably aware by now, the 1992 federal law banning sports betting outside Nevada is no more. The United States Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision on Monday that the law known as the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is an unconstitutional violation of the 10th Amendment

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Senator Orrin Hatch Promises New Federal Sports Betting Legislation

Senator Orrin Hatch Promises New Federal Sports Betting Legislation

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One of the original authors of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which was struck down by the Supreme Court on Monday, didn’t waste any time in renewing his efforts to “protect” the integrity of sporting events. 

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Monmouth Park Could Take Sports Bets in Two Weeks

Monmouth Park Could Take Sports Bets in Two Weeks

posted on May 15, 2018 by

You may well be able to place a sports bet at New Jersey‘s Monmouth Park before the final leg of the Triple Crown. Yes, you read that right.

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