Charlotte Hornets’ Arena History: From the Charlotte Coliseum to the Spectrum Center

The journey of the Charlotte Hornets’ arenas is a fascinating tale of evolution, innovation, and growth. This article delves into the history of the Charlotte Coliseum, the iconic venue that marked the beginning of professional basketball in Charlotte, and the transition to the modern Spectrum Center, which continues to host the Hornets’ games.  Photo courtesy … Read more

Debunking Commonly Believed Sports Betting Myths

Like casino gambling and slot games, sports betting has largely become an online business. Fans can log on one of the numerous web-based sportsbooks, and place a bet on their favorite sport.  Growing Online Sportsbook Usage As online sports betting continues to grow in popularity, a lot of people are now signing up for bookies. According to … Read more

The History and Future of Sports Gambling In Iowa – Looking at New Technologies and Possible Growth

Iowa has a long and distinguished history in sports. The University of Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State University Cyclones are the two prominent NCAA Division I teams in the state; both have ardent fan bases and a long history of success on the field and in the court. Outside of collegiate athletics, many Iowans also find great thrill … Read more

The Early History of Sports Betting

In the eyes of many, sports betting is a relatively new phenomenon. A lot of people associate sports betting in general, with digital or online wagering. To an extent this makes sense. Online bookies first appeared in the 1990s, and only got popular recently, in the 2010s.  The Success of Online Sports Betting It was … Read more

From Peach Bowl Bets to Online Wagers – A Look at Georgia’s Gambling History

In spite of a noticeable uptick in calls for legalizing sports betting in Georgia over the past few years, the state has done nothing to address the issue as of April 2024. Issues such as the appropriateness of a statutory approach vs. a constitutional amendment, the appropriateness of tax rates and license fees, and the distribution … Read more