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Corey Brewer is inventing new, ridiculous ways to try to guard James Harden

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Harden’s scoring so much, defenders are pulling out anything they can think of to try and stop him.

James Harden scores at such a ridiculous rate that you can’t trust him anywhere on the court — even if he’s on the floor, 30 feet away from an already advanced ball on the wrong side of halfcourt.

Just ask Corey Brewer.

Brewer and Harden are former teammates, but clearly The Beard didn’t appreciate the extra-ness of the, uh, aggressive defense. Harden shoved him away in disgust after being face-guarded from the ground.

That wasn’t it from Brewer, either. After a breakaway dunk, he nudged into Harden, playing way-too-close defense that coerced the refs to call a foul on Harden instead.

This isn’t the only weird defense played against Harden in this month alone.

Josh Hart, the Lakers wing, defended the Rockets star by placing his hands behind his back for the duration of entire plays.

None of these defensive tactics appear to work, though. James Harden is unstoppable.

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Pitso explains how North Africans cheat system in CCL

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Pitso explains how North Africans cheat system in CCL


Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says North African sides manipulate referees and use time-wasting tactics in the CAF Champions League.

Sundowns defeated Wydad Casablanca 2-1 in Saturday’s Group A CCL tie in Pretoria courtesy of a Themba Zwane brace.

After the final whistle tempers were heated as Mosimane was seen shouting at a Wydad official live on SuperSport television, before further reports emerged of visiting players spitting at Downs fans and officials as they left the pitch.

It is alleged that the Brazilians instructed ball boys at the ground to delay returning the ball to the Moroccans after they had gone 2-1 up.

Nonetheless, Mosimane was unapologetic for this approach explaining that North African teams are notorious for doing similar things on home soil.

He said: “They know how to manipulate the system. They pressurise the referees.

“It’s the first time I see a referee moving out the pitch looking for balls. It’s the first time I see an assistant referee look for balls.

“It happens to us every week in Nigeria, but I have never seen a referee go out the pitch. But they pressurise them. It takes the referee out of the pitch to go and fetch the balls. That’s why North Africans dominate the space. But we are getting there.

“Do you know what happened to me in Esperance in the tunnel? The Esperance officials come to me direct. But we have been there, we have been to Setif. We have been to Esperance. We have been to Wydad, we have been there. We were playing the Libyans, they created problems for us but we shrugged it off.

“We are strong now. We have been five years in this. We should know how to play this game.”

Sundowns’ next game in Africa’s most prestigious club competition is against Ivory Coast’s Asec Mimosas at the same venue on February 1.

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Pressure piling on Ertugral as showdown talks scheduled

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Pressure piling on Ertugral as showdown talks scheduled


Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia has confirmed that he will meet with coach Muhsin Ertugral to understand the club’s plan to escape relegation.

United have lost four games in a row since Ertugral was appointed on 28 December which includes last Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to fellow strugglers Chippa United.

The Turk took over from Fadlu Davids who also was not able to change the fortunes of the Team of Choice.

Currently, United are rock-bottom of the Premiership and are four points away from safety.

Speaking to Soccer Laduma, he said: “I am meeting him today and I think after that we will know exactly what his turn around strategy is.

Any club owner will want a change from where we were when a new coach arrives. The results haven’t been coming and we have to do an introspect today.

“This is a meeting I usually have with the coaches after the weekend’s games. I am going to fully support him as he is the coach at the moment.”

United are next in action in a Nedbank Cup clash against Witbank Spurs on 27 January at the Johann van Riebeeck Stadium in Witbank.

It appears possible a poor result against the second tier strugglers could spell the end of Ertugral’s reign in charge.

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Micho explains why Orlando Pirates hired Davids

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Micho explains why Orlando Pirates hired Davids

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the club hired Fadlu Davids as second assistant due to his talent but added he had a major role to fill in the technical team.

Davids was recently brought in by the Sea Robbers to take over the vacancy left by former assistant Benson Mhlongo, who left to coach TS Sporting in the National First Division in 2018 (Ed’s note: But has since left that team).

The 37-year-old arrives at Mayfair with an enhanced reputation having guided Maritzburg United to their best ever finish in the Premiership in 2017/18, as well as to the final of the Nedbank Cup where they lost to Free State Stars.

However, he was sacked by the Team of Choice in December with the side struggling in the relegation zone. Nonetheless, he now has a good opportunity to establish himself in ‘Micho’s’ technical team.

Sredojevic said: “For some time, since Benson left for TS Sporting, we had a gap in our second assistant position, and the club took the chance to bring in Fadlu Davids.

“We have welcomed him in an organised environment, where he is coming at a time when we are in very good shape to add and contribute from his own aspect as a second assistant.

“I believe there is huge space for whatever we do, because we are never happy and satisfied, we want more. We believe he will give his full contribution and this is what I can say.

“He is welcome, he has come in an organised environment. He has even before…unfortunately now his old team Maritzburg is fighting relegation, but before we played them, he came here and watched 10 of our matches, so he knows us and now comes to add his value.

“Now we look forward and expect him to give his contribution in the best possible way.

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Baloyi urges Chiefs to trust reserve keepers

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Baloyi urges Chiefs to trust reserve keepers


Former Kaizer Chiefs stopper Brian Baloyi has urged his former club to put their trust in their reserve goalkeepers.

First choice gloveman Itumeleng Khune is set to miss the remainder of the 2018/2019 season with a shoulder injury, putting Virgil Vries in the hot seat. Unfortunately for the Amakhosi, he has not been great and the club bosses have since stated that they intend to sign a big-name replacement.

However, Baloyi – who worked as goalkeeper coach for Chiefs last year – believes reserve keepers Bruce Bavuma and Brylon Petersen should get a shot instead.

This is the best time for the club to take a chance on the boys that they have,” Baloyi told Soccer Laduma.

I don’t think Chiefs are in a corner. I think Bruce is ready, I think they should start playing him in the Nedbank Cup for instance.

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Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kentucky Wildcats Betting Preview

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It is an SEC matchup of top-25 teams on Tuesday when the number 24 Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-3, 2-2 in the conference) travels to Rupp Arena to take on the number 12 Kentucky Wildcats (14-3, 4-1 in the conference).

For Mississippi State, they have won 2 in a row including a 71-55 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Their last loss was against number 18 Mississippi. Their two other losses were against South Carolina and Arizona State. Despite the strong record, they have yet to beat a top-25 team and will have their hands full against a solid Kentucky team. For Kentucky, they have four in a row, including an 82-80 win over number 14 Auburn on the road on Saturday. Mississippi State and Kentucky will square off on Tuesday with tipoff scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.

In this contest, the Kentucky Wildcats come in as 8-point favorites playing at home. The over/under for total points scored is set at 147.5.

By The Numbers

On the offensive side, Kentucky has ranked 43rd in the nation in points per game with 80.2. Furthermore, they rank 21st in the nation in field goal percentage (48.9%) and 36th in free throw percentage (75.2%). For Mississippi State, they rank 59th in points scored (79 per game) and shoot really well behind the arc (38.3% which is good for 31st in the country). In fact, Mississippi State relies a lot on the three-ball as they are averaging 9.2 threes per game.

On the defensive side, neither of these teams are particularly dominant. Mississippi State ranks tied for 101st in the country allowing 68.1 points per game while Kentucky comes in at 104th allowing 68.2 points. One area that both teams excel is protecting the rim as both of these teams are tied for 19th in the country with 5.1 blocks per game.

Mississippi State Looking For Signature Win

Despite the top-25 rank and the solid record, Mississippi State is still looking for that signature win to help define their team. A win against Kentucky would go a long way in that regard. To do so, they will be looking to their leading scorer, senior guard Quinndary Weatherspoon. On the season, he is averaging 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He is also shooting 48% from the field, 83.1% from the free throw line and 32.7% from behind the arc.

The Bulldogs have three other players averaging double-digits in Lamar Peters (13.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.2 steals), Aric Holman (12.4 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 2.2 blocks) and Nick Weatherspoon (10.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.1 steals per game). Beyond these four, they have four others who are playing double-digit minutes led by Tyson Carter, who is scoring 9.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game).

Kentucky Looking For Big SEC Win

Currently sitting in third in the conference, Kentucky would love to continue to put pressure on Tennessee and LSU with a win over a conference foe, especially ahead of a big matchup with number 7 Kansas on Saturday. To do so, the Wildcats will look to a quartet of scorers, all averaging double-digits. Currently leading the way is freshman guard Keldon Johnson. On the season, Johnson is averaging 14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.6 assists while shooting 50.9% from the field and 39% from behind the arc.

The other three players averaging double-digits are Tyler Herro (13.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.1 steals), Reid Travis (13 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.1 assists) and PJ Washington (11.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.1 blocks per game). In total, the Wildcats go with 8 different players who average over 11 minutes per game and often rely heavily on the top four for scoring.

Taking Mississippi State And The Points

This one is tough to call for me. I like Kentucky in this one in a straight-up matchup, but 8 points is a lot to spot a team like Mississippi State, who can score it a little themselves. Both of these teams are 8-9 against the spread this season while most of the basic stats (scoring offense, scoring defense, field goal percentage, etc.) are all relatively close. I like that Mississippi State shoots it a little better from the three and, ultimately, I think they keep this one close enough to cover the spread. Again, straight up I am taking Kentucky, but with Mississippi State getting 8 points, I am going to take the Bulldogs in this one, despite playing on the road.

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Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Betting Pick and Prediction

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The Miami Heat head to Boston to take on the Kyrie Irving-led Celtics in their second meeting of the season. In the first matchup, the Heat took the game 115-99 in Miami. Kyrie Irving led all scorers, but it wasn’t enough for the Celtics to even be somewhat close. It is also worth noting that the game was played with very similar rosters as to what they have now.

The Celtics have been a close to full-strength most of the season, while the Heat have been crippled with injuries. This injury issue for the Heat has almost been a blessing in disguise due to their depth. The Heat are a team full of role players, some really good NBA starters and other bench shooters/scorers. The injuries have allowed players like Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder to progress much more than most would have thought throughout the year.

Heat Don’t Need Dragic to Win

The Heat come into this game without Goran Dragic, who has been out for a long time, but that hasn’t seemed to slow them down. Honestly, I think it has helped their long term future. When Dragic is out, Winslow and Richardson see a nice boost in production. Winslow specifically has been much better than expected playing a lot of point guard with Dragic out. This injury has allowed the Heat to recognize the value of Winslow and be able to use any three of these guys as trade pieces moving forward while knowing they have other guys that can run the offense. The Heat are 2-2 since their previous meeting, with wins over the Bulls and Grizzlies and losses to the Bucks and Pistons over that span.

I believe that there are 3 players that need to have a good showing for the Heat to win in Boston: Winslow, Richardson and one of many potential third options. Both Winslow and Richardson are asked to handle the ball a lot, produce all over the stat sheet, and defend the best players on the other team. The Heat need to do that best they can at shutting down Kyrie Irving along with producing across the board on the other end.

The most likely “third impact player” will be either center or Dwayne Wade. Wade is often the main ball-handler on the second unit, and he has days where he takes over that unit and makes a massive imprint on the game. I am sure the Celtics’ wing defenders will try to lock him down, but he did have 19 points in 23 minutes in their last meeting. The Celtics are really good at using team defense to guard less-skilled big men. Hassan Whiteside is a talented player, but his most important gifts are his size and athleticism. The Celtics do a pretty decent job of forcing him off of the court late in games. If Whiteside plays a lot, I expect him to get a lot of rebounds and putback points, but I think it is more likely he sees less of the court than normal. If they do run him off the court, Bam Adebayo will be asked to play the 5 as a more mobile big. Bam is also really good at the rebound-to-putback game, so that is also where he will look to score. Bam put up 8/7/5/2/2 in 27 minutes in the last meeting and I think he needs to have that kind of defensive impact in this game if the Heat want similar results.

Kyrie Leads the Celtics

The Celtics are all about Kyrie Irving. Irving has been incredibly dominant recently, and I think that this team will go as he goes. The rest of the Celtics are all incredibly unpredictable. Gordon Hayward appears as a corpse 6 out of 7 days and then looks like a perennial All-Star one day. Of all of the wings, they normally score enough to be competitive because there are so many to rotate through that one guy is often having a good game. Who will that be today? I have no clue and the Heat’s defense is good enough at every position that there isn’t a spot that sticks out to mThe Miamie.

Celtics vs. Heat Prediction

The spread on this game favors Boston by 8.5 points. I definitely like the Celtics to win this game, but 8.5 is way too rich for me. The Celtics are not a team that has consistently blown out opponents this year, and I think that the defense for the Heat really steps up enough to keep this game close.

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This Week in NCAA Football Betting News

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Over the last week, the college football world has essentially been one giant game of quarterback musical chairs. Let’s recap where everyone landed and check out any other important news from the past week.

Beat Them, Then Join Them

The biggest decision of the week came from former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts, who announced he’ll be transferring to Oklahoma next season. Hurts graduated from Alabama next month, meaning he’ll be eligible to play right away. With the last two Oklahoma quarterbacks winning the Heisman, Hurts has some big shoes to fill. Of course, he also had a 26-2 record as the starter at Alabama. He should ensure that the Sooners are once again Big 12 favorites in 2019.

You Can’t Fire Me, I Quit

With Hurts going to Oklahoma, Austin Kendall is heading to West Virginia. Kendall served as Oklahoma’s backup this past season and was in line to be the starter next season. However, when the Sooners pursued Hurts, he decided to explore his options, especially after earning his degree, meaning he will be eligible to play right away. Oklahoma initially tried to block the move, but they won’t do so now that they have Hurts. Kendall will look to fill the shoes of Will Grier. However, both Jack Allison and Trey Lowe III could push Kendall for the starting job.

Taking My Talents to South Beach

Upset at former Georgia quarterback Justin Fields transferring to Ohio State, Tate Martell has left the Buckeyes and will transfer to Miami. Martell served as the backup to Dwayne Haskins this past season and seemed personally insulted that the Buckeyes pursued Fields. However, he will likely have to sit out a year before becoming eligible in 2020. That could give rising sophomore N’Kosi Perry a chance to lock down the starting job despite failing to do so when given a chance in 2018.

Knight in Shining Armor

Former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush will spend his final season of eligibility at Central Florida. Wimbush was the starter for the 2017 season and early in 2018 before being benched in favor of Ian Book despite the Irish being undefeated. UCF is holding out hope that McKenzie Milton can return from the devastating injury he suffered late in the season. However, he’s likely to miss the 2019 season, opening the door for Wimbush to become the starter. Of course, Darriel Mack Jr., who started in place of Milton late in the season, could push Wimbush for the job.

Reunited and it Feels So Good

After a record-setting career at SMU, Ben Hicks will transfer to Arkansas for his final year of eligibility in 2019. Arkansas head coach Chad Morris spent three seasons as the head coach at SMU from 2015 to 2017, so Hicks will immediately be comfortable with the Arkansas coaching staff and the scheme the Razorbacks run. Ty Storey and Cole Kelley, the two quarterbacks who took most of the snaps for Arkansas in 2018, have both announced that they’ll be transferring, meaning Hicks will likely be the Arkansas starter in 2019 as they look to improve on last season’s 2-10 campaign.

Change of Heart

After initially deciding to transfer to UTEP, former Kansas State player Alex Delton has changed his mind and will instead head to TCU. Delton has played a lot of football for the Wildcats over the past two seasons but hasn’t been able to secure the starting job full-time. At TCU, Delton will be eligible right away and will have a chance to win the starting job with Michael Collins recovering from a leg injury that ended his season in November.

One Final Hire

The coaching carousel seems to have finally come to an end. After having head coach Rod Carey poached by Temple, Northern Illinois has hired Thomas Hammock as their new head coach. The 37-year old Hammock was a running back at NIU before a heart condition cut his playing career short. He’s spent the last five seasons as the Baltimore Ravens running backs coach. However, he was an assistant at the college level for 11 years prior to that. This will be his first job as a head coach.

Sticking Around

The college coach most deserving of a contract extension has received one. Army has signed Jeff Monken to an extension that will keep him at West Point through the 2024 season. After going 6-18 in his first two seasons, Monken has led the Black Knights to three straight bowl games and back-to-back seasons of 10 or more wins for the first time in program history. Army finished the 2018 season 11-2 and ranked 20th in the coaches poll.

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NCAA Betting Pick: Iowa State Cyclones at Kansas Jayhawks

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It is a Big 12 rematch on Monday when the Iowa State Cyclones (14-4, 4-2 in the conference) travel to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the number 7 Kansas Jayhawks (15-3, 4-2 in the conference).

For Iowa State, they have made a knack of upsetting top-10 teams this season. They already beat Kansas earlier in the season, 77-60, in Iowa and last Wednesday beat number 8 Texas Tech 68-64 on the road. For Kansas, they are coming off of a frustrating loss Saturday to unranked West Virginia, 65-64, on the road. They will be looking to get back on track and get some revenge over their earlier loss to Iowa State, playing at home. No matter the venue, the Jayhawks are a perfect 14-0 playing as the home team this season. The Cyclones and Jayhawks will square off Monday with tipoff scheduled for 9:00 pm ET.

In this contest, the Kansas Jayhawks come in as 4.5-point favorites playing at home. The over/under for total points scored is set at 145.5.

By The Numbers

On the defensive side, Iowa State comes into this game as the stronger team, ranking 34th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 64.5 points per game. Kansas, on the other hand, ranks 147th in scoring defense (allowing 70.1 per game). Both teams rank in the top-50 in terms of opponents field goal percentage, with Kansas allowing opponents to shoot 40% (34th in the NCAA) and Iowa State allowing opponents to shoot 40.4% (49th in nation). Kansas is especially strong on the defensive boards, ranking 30th in the nation averaging 28.18 rebounds per game.

On the offensive side, the two teams are neck and neck as Iowa State is scoring an average of 79.1 points per game (63rd overall) and Kansas is scoring 78.8 points (65th). They both rank in the top-50 in field goal percentage with Kansas ranking 41st(48.1%) and Iowa State ranking 48th(47.9%).

Iowa State Looking For Another Upset

Iowa State has put together a really nice season thus far and has been turning heads with their big wins over ranked opponents. Senior guard Marial Shayok has been exceptional this season. He is averaging 19.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists. He is also shooting 50.8% from the field, 85.1% from the free throw line and 39.8% from behind the arc.

Aside from Shayok, the Cyclones have three others averaging double-digit scoring. Michael Jacobsen (13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, 58.9% shooting), Lindell Wigginton (11.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists) and Talen Horton-Tucker (11.7 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.4 steals) have all contributed as well, although Wiggington has only played in 8 games this season.

The only other players averaging over 12 minutes per game are Nick Babb (9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1.3 steals) and Tyrese Haliburton (7.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2 steals, 1.1 blocks) are averaging over 33 minutes per game each.

Kansas Looking For Big Game Out Of Dynamic Scorers

Kansas goes about 8 deep with all 8 averaging 15 minutes or more per game. Of the 8, Dedric Lawson and Lagerald Vick have been their best scoring options. Dedric Lawson has led the way with 18.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks per game. He is also shooting 51.2% from the field and 75% from the free throw line. For Vick, he is averaging 15.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.3 steals per game, while shooting 47.8% from the field and 46.3% from behind the arc.

The two others averaging double-digits include Udoka Azubuike (13.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks) and Devon Dotson (10.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.4 steals). Unfortunately for Kansas, though, they have lost Azubuike to a hand injury for the season which leads a big void in the middle where the 7-footer had been dominating.

Taking Kansas At Home

Iowa State has proven that they can be pesky, and their 77-60 win over Kansas earlier in the season can’t go unnoticed, but I still like Kansas in this one. In their last matchup, Dedric Lawson was held to a very modest 13 point, and LaGerald Vick was held to just 6 for Kansas while Marial Shayok exploded for 24 points. I expect Kansas to play much better on both ends of the floor and think they will pull away in this one late. It might be close through ¾ of the game, but ultimately I like Kansas despite laying the 4.5 in this one.

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How DC Sports Betting Sets An Unparalleled Challenge For The US Market

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The following is a guest article submitted by GeoComply

Over the next several weeks, the race to legalize sports betting in the U.S. is truly on. How many states will be at the starting line? 10? 15?

In fact, 20 or more states could consider legislation in 2019. The speed that sports betting fever is sweeping the nation would make Usain Bolt jealous.

Despite the mad dash, keen observers of the legislative process understand there is a difference between activity and action. There is little doubt that last year’s Supreme Court decision on PASPA changed the game and has amplified the chance for real action in the states.

What questions come next

Yet, just as lawmakers have grappled with authorizing internet poker and internet gaming over the past seven years, they will have some pointed questions for the sports betting industry.

The recent sports betting bill that passed in Washington D.C. for example will bring its own unique complexity to test the emerging US sports betting market.

At issue is the bill’s creation of multiple zones for mobile betting. Approved “Sports Wagering Facilities,” comprising the city’s major sports venues, would have exclusivity to offer mobile (and in-person) wagering at the stadium and within a two-block radius of it:

Geolocation

Source: GeoComply

On top of this will be the D.C. Lottery that has the exclusive right to offer mobile sports betting everywhere in the District, but not within the “Sports Wagering Facility” zones.

That’s just one issue in DC

But wait, there’s more. The D.C. sports betting bill also acknowledges and reaffirms the government statute that prohibits wagering on federal lands. That means nearly 30 percent of D.C. may be considered off-limits for sports wagering, including major points of interest like the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums:

Geolocation

Source: Washington Post

Tying this all together creates a Gordian Knot of location requirements. It will be critical for D.C. to employ “best of breed” technology — across the KYC and compliance spectrum — and particularly one that is able to meet the pinpoint geolocation demands of both state and federal law.

Non-compliance by an operator directly in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol may draw the attention of Congress in a way that disrupts the whole U.S. sports betting industry.

How to know where you are

For D.C., or indeed any state that is planning on embracing mobile sports betting, policymakers want to know how operators will ensure that the person placing an internet-based wager is physically located within the legal jurisdiction. Because state law requires it and federal law demands it, complying with location requirements will be paramount to ensuring the integrity of a state’s online sports betting, iGaming and iLotto systems.

Failing to do so could lead to serious ramifications for operators including civil fines, criminal penalties (state and federal), gaming license revocation, seizure or shut down of gambling websites and, of course, major damage to their brand’s reputation. Fortunately, because of sophisticated and proven geolocation technologies, like those provided by GeoComply, these risks are greatly mitigated, if not entirely eliminated.

What the new Wire Act memo means

Moreover, recent concerns about a new U.S. Department of Justice interpretation of the Wire Act, as it relates to online wagers, has elevated the need for reliable geolocation. Operators – from sports betting to iLottery – and state regulators must employ technologies to ensure that bets are being initiated and received within the same state.

While it would be difficult to control the intermediary routing through which the internet data travels (i.e. crossing into an unauthorized state), if an operator has taken all reasonable measures to identify that the person placing the wager is in an approved location and servers facilitating the bet are located within the state, then they would have the strongest defense against an alleged Wire Act violation.

It is important to realize that effective geolocation is not just about keeping unauthorized persons from making online wagers, but it is also necessary to fully capture all eligible customers. Across the U.S. it is not uncommon for major population centers to be very close to the border of another state. Just think about Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, KS or Toledo, OH and Detroit, MI.

Or New Jersey, for that matter

For example, in New Jersey (where mobile wagering accounts for more than 70 percent of handle) nearly 45 percent of players place their wager within two miles of the state’s borders with New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware:

Geolocation

Source: GeoComply

If an operator was using substandard technology, they would be losing out on thousands of potential players simply because they are too close to the border.

The fact is, every state will have its own geolocation hurdle to clear in their sprint to legalizing sports betting. Whether the challenge is how to respect exclusivity zones in the District of Columbia, or knowing which Kansas City a customer is standing in, geolocation technology is a proven winner for compliance and operational success.

 

 

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