The landscape for gaming in the state of Pennsylvania has changed a lot over the last decade. Once a state that opposed any type of casino gaming, Pennsylvania now has over a dozen legal casinos for locals to play slot machines and table games.

There are no legal places in the state for bettors to place sports bets, but the lack of laws against sports betting make for a relatively safe environment for offshore betting online. Pennsylvania's success in recent years with its new casinos could lead to more expansion to gambling laws in the state in years to come.


In 2012, Illinois became a dream location for bettors that enjoy electronic gaming, approving the implementation of video poker machines and slot machines all over the state. For bettors that enjoy other forms of gambling such as table games and poker, there are also options available thanks to riverboat gambling.


Gambling in Georgia is limited solely to the state lottery, which is used as a means to fund education, and raffles for charitable organizations. Georgia does not allow casinos, card houses or any types of animal races within the state, including horses and dogs.


By national standards, gamblers in the state of Florida are fairly lucky. The state offers a wide range of physical locations for bettors to go to play casino games and poker as well as to take in live racing. The only area that the state is noticeably lacking in is sports betting, but that is a pretty common issue across the country.

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2015 Odds Preview

Stanley Cup playoff betting action gets underway on Wednesday night this week, with the Chicago Blackhawks and the New York Rangers starting the postseason as the favorites on the odds to win their respective conference titles and advance to the Stanley Cup final this spring.


O's pitcher looks to improve vs. Yankees

After taking a hard-luck loss in his season debut the Baltimore Orioles' Miguel Gonzalez will be looking to buck his recent trends against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night when the two teams meet in baseball betting action.

Gonzalez was tagged with a loss against the Rays in his first start of the season last week despite allowing just one run on three hits over 5 2-3 innings of work, and the Orioles have gone just 3-6 in the righthander's last nine starts against the division-rival Yankees dating back to 2012.

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Raptors & Celtics set for OVER Tuesday?

The OVER has been the play for totals bettors in three of the last four games between the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics with those two Atlantic Division foes set to meet on the hardwood in NBA odds action at the sportsbooks on Tuesday.

Boston edged Toronto 117-116 as a 2-point road underdog in the most recent meeting between the two teams on April 4, but the Raptors went 2-0 both SU and ATS in their first two matchups of the season. Overall Toronto is 6-4 SU but 4-6 ATS in its last 10 games against Boston dating back to 2013.

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American Pharoah still atop Derby odds

American Pharoah remains the early betting favorite for the Kentucky Derby at 9/2 in wagering odds released this week by Bovada.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, the colt makes his final prep for Louisville on Saturday in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park. The son of Pioneerof the Nile is the 1/2 morning line favorite.


Buchholz looks to end a skid vs. Yankees

The Boston Red Sox have been tagged with a loss in each of Clay Buchholz's last three starts against the New York Yankees as those two division rivals close out their marquee baseball betting series on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.

Buchholz is coming off a strong start in his season debut against the Phillies, holding Philadelphia scoreless on three hits over seven innings. Masahiro Tanaka will pitch for the Yankees; Tanaka gave up four earned runs in four innings in his first start of the year against the Blue Jays.

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Hawks on a SU and ATS roll vs. Wizards

The Atlanta Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against the Washington Wizards as those two Eastern Conference teams prepare to hit the hardwood together on Sunday in NBA betting action at the online sportsbooks.

Overall Atlanta is 3-0 both SU and ATS against Washington so far this season, topping the Wizards 105-96 as a 6-point home favorite in the most recent game between the two teams on February 4 in an OVER result. The OVER has paid off for bettors in six of the last seven games between the teams.

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