betting

Soccer and Betting

English Soccer Has A Gambling Problem – Is It Time To Seek Help?

The betting industry is now "at the beating heart of the beautiful game," but a raft of recent incidents have raised serious questions about the relationship between football and gambling.
Alex Hess
6.12.17
the bookmakers' war

A Safe Bet: How Bookmakers Are Waging War on Persistent Winners

Bookmakers are excluding persistent winners as "liabilities". It's perfectly legal, if not entirely fair. But these high-stakes gamblers still find ways to bet – and now the liabilities are starting to fight back.
Ben Halls
3.1.17
premier league

Burnley FC's Joey Barton Charged by FA for Breaking Betting Rules

It's still uncertain exactly what actions the FA will take against Barton who broke betting rules 1,260 times in ten years
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.23.16
FIGHTLAND

Never the Underdog: Despite Year-Long Absence, Rousey Expected to Win at UFC 207

Despite the many strengths of Amanda Nunes, and the many question marks surrounding Ronda Rousey, the latter has been pegged as a big favorite ahead of their UFC 207 title fight.
Tom Taylor
10.14.16
Football

From Fixer Deterrent to Fantasy Lure: The History of the NFL Injury Report

Initially intended as a no-spin-zone, where injuries were out in the open so all fans—and, yes, bettors—felt comfortable they were watching an unadulterated game of pigskin, the NFL injury report has morphed into something far murkier.
Rick Paulas
10.12.16
FIGHTLAND

UFC 203 Odds: Miocic, Werdum and Gall Expected to Leave Cleveland With Wins

The betting odds for UFC 203 say Stipe Miocic will defend his title, Werdum will return to winning ways, and CM Punk's first foray will be a failure.
Tom Taylor
9.6.16
FIGHTLAND

Conor McGregor Opens as Betting Favorite for Possible Diaz Trilogy Fight

Just days after Diaz vs. McGregor 2, the early odds for a possible third fight between the two have been released. And once again, they favor the Irishman.
Tom Taylor
8.23.16
VICE World of Sports

VICE World of Sports Episode Guide: The Line

In the latest episode of VICE World of Sports, we dive into the boundaries between legal and illegal betting—and the uglier side to the age-old practice.
Liam Daniel Pierce
6.15.16
Gamble Aware

A Mug's Game: How Twitter Tipsters Are Profiting on Losing Bets

Operating in an unregulated corner of the internet, Twitter tipsters can earn money when the very people they are advising lose their bets. Despite their ties to major bookmakers, many ignore industry guidelines without facing sanctions.
Ben Halls
5.20.16
soccer

Leicester's Odds to Win the Title Were Not 5,000-to-1. It Was Way More Unlikely.

Never tell me the odds (unless it's to further a media narrative or coax me into deep depression about the futility of life).
Aaron Gordon
5.3.16
Super Bowl 50

​Propping Up Super Bowl 50: The VICE Sports Guide To Super Bowl Prop Bets

From the color of Beyonce's halftime show shoes to the relative output of Neymar and Cam Newton, you can bet on pretty much anything Super Bowl 50-related.
David McIntire
2.6.16
FIGHTLAND

Balancing the Books of UFC 193

Vegas had their hands full with a ton of last minute action on Holly Holm.
Sascha Matuszak
11.16.15