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New York is Still Considering Mobile Sports Betting but Gets Warning from NJ Addiction Experts

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It was in June of this year when New York finally legalized local sports betting. There are now 11 different sports that New Yorkers can now wager on. This includes boxing, baseball, auto racing, football, and cricket.  

The decision of this state to legalize sports betting didn’t really make New York the first state to do this. States like Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were one of the few first states that immediately took an action of this since May of 2018.  

In 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States fond the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 unconstitutional. This meant that sports betting is federally legal. It’s now up to the local state governments to decide on its legislation and regulation.  

It did take New York over a year to finally come to a decision, but it only took around a month before sports betting went live in July. However, the New Yorkers are not exactly too thrilled about this. Sports betting in New York is only legal if it’s done in a casino or a sportsbook.  

Mobile or online sports betting is still not legal in this state. Only a few casinos can accept bets from punters and some of these are the Rivers Sportsbook in Schenectady, FanDuel Sportsbook in Tioga Downs, Turning Stone in Syracuse, and DraftKings Sportsbook in del Lago Resort Casino.  

Most of the casinos that can take bets from punters are located upstate and this is what many are not pleased about. With today’s technology, convenience is what many are looking for. They would rather just check match predictions from their phones and also place their bets with their own devices anywhere they are.   

The lack of mobile betting in New York is also the culprit as to why the local betting market isn’t doing as great as how other states are experiencing it. In fact, for the month of November, the sports betting revenue in the state declined at 41 percent.  

This is a lot different from how Illinois is doing as it is now only on its third month of having launched sports betting, but it already earned over a hundred million dollars. The sports wagering revenue trend in this state is still going upwards.  

The trend of sports betting in Illinois only seems to go upwards and over half of the bets that this state gets are made online. The same goes for how sports betting in New Jersey is doing. In fact, in the middle of this year, New Jersey has finally defeated Nevada when it comes to how much it earned from sports wagering in June.  

This is also mainly thanks to mobile betting as 80 percent of the wagers in New Jersey are made online. The giant bookies like DraftKings and FanDuel Sportsbooks are usually the ones leading the market when it comes to this.  

Now, New York is already seeing how the lack of mobile betting isn’t making the launch of sports wagering in the state too successful. It’s not that this wasn’t even considered or proposed in the first place.   

The bill that was signed for sports betting in New York was pushed for by Senator Joe Addabbo Jr. Now, Addabbo did include a clause that also pushes for the legislation of mobile wagering in New York. However, when it was already discussed at a hearing, it never really came up.  

This is because it may be tough to legalize mobile betting. It’s not as simple as allowing in-person sports wagering. It’s because a change in the constitution will be required for this to happen. It may take until late 2022 for this to happen.  

New York is still considering whether they really should allow mobile sports betting locally. However, addiction experts from New Jersey recently warned New York about the risks and dangers of allowing online and mobile betting in the state.  

Since New Jersey has legalized both land and online sports betting, the number of people calling the state’s gambling hotline to report a sports betting problem has more has doubled. This is according to the report of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey.  

It’s possible that this could happen to New York once mobile betting is finally allowed in the state, but this still may not hinder the state from allowing it. It is reported that in 2020, New York may face a $6 billion budget shortfall.  

This means that the state may be desperate to find ways to bring in more revenues and surely, legalizing sports betting may help with this.  

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U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and LA28 Announce New Guild Initiative

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 Guild, the leader in opportunity creation for America’s workforce, today announced a historic partnership with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Guild will serve as an Official Education, Skilling & Career Mobility Provider of Team USA and LA28, providing a first-of-its-kind opportunity for Team USA athletes to receive education and career development opportunities with personalized one-on-one coaching to support athletes in building competitive careers alongside their athletic achievements.

With athletes dedicating so much of their time to training and traveling for competitions, they often have to put their athletic ambitions ahead of education and career development. At the point when an athlete transitions from their elite athletic career, it’s common that they find themselves out of pace with their non-athlete peers professionally, and needing to come up to speed to compete on a whole new playing field. Guild’s partnership delivers a more seamless transition from competition to long-term education and career planning, and Guild’s tailored approach ensures Team USA athletes are set up for long-term success.

Team USA athletes who have met defined eligibility requirements as members of Team USA in the last 10 years can use Guild’s Career Opportunity Platform™ to access a learning marketplace of flexible, tuition-free education and skilling programs. And, just as they rely on the guidance of their coaches and support systems in their athletic training, athletes will have access to personalized one-on-one coaching to support them across their entire education and career journey. Purdue Global is the preferred online university and degree provider of the Guild & Team USA Learning Network, and eCornell is the preferred provider of professional education.

“Guild’s vision for a future of work that works for everyone aligns with LA28’s commitment to supporting the whole athlete, from their performance to their total well-being,” said Janet Evans, LA28 Chief Athlete Officer. “As we prepare for the LA28 Games, we’re thrilled to partner with Guild to provide tools and opportunities to positively impact Team USA athletes.”

“As an athlete, I’ve dedicated the majority of my life to reach this moment in my career and my education has remained a key pillar and priority throughout my training,” said Daniella Ramirez, Paris-bound Team USA Artistic Swimmer. “It’s incredible that through this program, Guild will make opportunities available to current and future Team USA athletes who are also driven by their educational pursuits and might otherwise have to sacrifice one or the other.”

“Guild, the USOPC, and LA28 share a fundamental belief that career pathways and access to education are key to the holistic development of athletes. We are proud to be a partner in offering Team USA Athletes something they truly deserve — access to tuition-free education and career support opportunities,” said Bijal Shah, Guild’s CEO. “At Guild, we recognize that talent is everywhere — but opportunity is not. We must afford talent the opportunity to rise, and no one understands that better than Team USA. We’re excited to be by their side to help them achieve their career goals.”

Guild’s differentiated solution meets the various needs of the diverse Team USA athlete community. The variety of offerings in its learning marketplace include programs like Purdue Global’s Bachelor’s in Health Information Management or Organizational Management and Master’s in Management and Leadership. With these programs, athletes can advance the skills they developed in sports and further their career opportunities through programs that build upon credentials to go further faster.

“The USOPC and LA28 are committed to advocating for Team USA athletes – as they prepare to represent the United States on the global stage, and in transition to careers after retiring from competition.” said Carrie White, USOPC Vice President of Athlete Development and Engagement. “As part of that commitment, we recognize the responsibility of providing the Team USA athlete community access to education that meets their ambition and supports them well beyond the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Guild has a proven record of driving outcomes and long-term success for those it serves and the initial reaction from Team USA athletes to this education and career development opportunity has been incredibly positive. We are excited to share it with the entire athlete community.”

Purdue Global is proud to join Guild as the preferred online university and degree provider of the Guild & Team USA Learning Network.

“Purdue Global welcomes Team USA athletes to move forward in their career by earning a degree they can be proud of from our catalog of offerings,” said Frank Dooley, Chancellor at Purdue Global. “Our team is uniquely qualified to assist Team USA at all stages of their athletic and professional careers.”

eCornell is supporting Guild’s partnership as the preferred provider of professional education of the Guild & Team USA Learning Network. With over 200 certificate programs — all designed to address today’s most in-demand skills, athletes can choose a program that fits their interests to advance their careers. Additionally, all certificate programs are developed by Cornell’s renowned faculty and can be completed online, on the athletes’ schedules.

“eCornell is honored to be a part of Team USA athletes’ professional growth and development outside of their field of competition,” said Paul Krause, Executive Director of eCornell. “Our short-form certificate programs are designed to build skills in real time, applying to where the athletes are today and stacking to support their goals tomorrow.”

You can learn more about Guild’s partnership with Team USA here and see how it will come to life over the next four years here.

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Team USA Olympic & Paralympic Athletes Light Up the Empire State Building for 100-Day Countdown

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Red, white and blue came together in the most thrilling way on April 17 when the Empire State Building hosted a lighting ceremony with Team USA Olympians and Paralympians including Evita Griskenas, Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, Jessica Long, Nick Mayhugh, Blake Haxton, Daniela Moroz, Hans Henken, Cheryl Reeve, and Matthew Stutzman.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 17: Evita Griskenas attends as U.S.A. Olympians and Paralympians Light the Empire State Building to Mark 100 Days Out from the Olympics at The Empire State Building on April 17, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

The Empire State Building hosted a lighting ceremony with Team USA Olympians and Paralympians including Evita Griskenas, Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, Jessica Long, Nick Mayhugh, Blake Haxton, Daniela Moroz, Hans Henken, Cheryl Reeve, and Matthew Stutzman who flipped the famous light switch.

Tonight the grand landmark will shine in America’s colors and will sparkle to celebrate the 100-Day countdown to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Paris.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 17: Matthew Stutzman attends as U.S.A. Olympians and Paralympians Light the Empire State Building to Mark 100 Days Out from the Olympics at The Empire State Building on April 17, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

After the ceremony, the athletes toured the Observatory Experience – which was recently named the #1 attraction in the U.S. in Tripadvisor’s 2023 Travelers’ Choice “Best of the Best” for the second consecutive year – and posed for photos on the building’s 86th floor and 102nd floor Observatories.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 17: (L-R) Hans Henken, Matthew Stutzman, Daniela Moroz, Evita Griskenas, Jessica Long, Kaleo Kanahele Maclay, Gene Sykes, Blake Haxton, Nick Mayhugh, and Cheryl Reeve attend as U.S.A. Olympians and Paralympians Light the Empire State Building to Mark 100 Days Out from the Olympics at The Empire State Building on April 17, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust)

Founded in 1894, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. The USOPC is focused on protecting, supporting and empowering America’s athletes, and is responsible for fielding U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, and serving as the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the U.S. For more information, visit TeamUSA.com.

 

 

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Through the Ages: Why Vintage Sports Fashion Still Shines

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No matter how many trends come and go daily in the world of sports fashion, vintage sports apparel seems to remain a constant among sports enthusiasts and vintage sports fashion lovers. Because there’s a certain charm in vintage apparel that no one can get over them. Be it the cultural significance of these sports apparel or just their style, they just simply look charming and classic. That’s why everybody loves to don those charming vintage sports sweatshirts and retro tees. No matter how many new and stylish trends may have come into the world of fashion; even modern fashion lovers just can’t help resist those charming and classic vintage sports apparel. 

So, in this article, just to give you an idea about the iconicness of vintage sports fashion, we’re going to discuss why vintage sports fashion still shines and stands out among many stylish and designer sports clothes options. So let’s dive in.

Reasons Why Vintage Sports Fashion Still Shines

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  • Nostalgia in Every Stitch

One of the biggest reasons why vintage sports fashion still shines today even after decades is because of the nostalgia attached to this sports apparel. From all those groundbreaking victories to the memorable matches of those golden vintage days, vintage sportswear like Ohio state clothing has seen it all happen. These vintage sports clothes hold all the memories and significant historical changes weaved in their threads which makes them all the first pick for all sports lovers. Everybody not only loves to wear vintage sportswear because of the memories they hold but also because of the cultural and historical changes that this sportswear has witnessed.

  • Timeless Aesthetics and Iconic Logos

The aesthetics of vintage sports apparel speak for itself. These clothes just don’t make you look fashionable but also give you and your outfits a whole different vibe. Not only that but the timeless look of this vintage sportswear also makes it easy for you to blend these sports styles with your trendy fashionable looks. Besides the timeless aesthetic of vintage sports apparel, what really makes them stand out is their iconic logos. These iconic logos are like the life of every vintage sports apparel. Not just that but vintage sports fashion lovers and sports enthusiasts also love to wear these iconic logos to pay homage to the athletic spirit and sensational sports styles of those golden old days.

  • Quality Craftsmanship and Durability

The quality of those vintage sports apparel is something you just can’t question about. Back in the day, these clothes were made to not just stay the test of time but also look and feel comfortable while playing. That’s why the craftsmanship and quality of these vintage sports apparel can’t be questioned about. Not only that but we all wear these vintage sports apparel even after decades and all of this sportswear looks and feels fabulous, that in itself is a huge example of how good the quality and craftsmanship of those good old vintage sportswear is.

  • Unique Limited Editions and Rarity

Another reason why vintage sports fashion still shines even after such a long time is because of its exclusivity. After all, we all love to have items and clothes that are rare because they just make us feel like we own some sort of luxury. So, when it comes to vintage sports apparel, they have a lot of fans and enthusiasts who are always trying to get their hands on these coveted pieces. Not only that but some of these vintage sportswear or sports sneakers were launched as limited editions even back in the day which again makes it difficult and expensive to get some of these pieces.

  • Celebrity Endorsements and Cultural Significance

One of the main reasons why vintage sports fashion is still so much loved is because of the celebrities that are associated with them. For instance, we all remember that iconic Bulls jersey of Michael Jordan. Even though it’s just a mere jersey; ever since Michael Jordan wore it on the field all of a sudden it also became his fan’s favorite. That’s the reason why that simple jersey is so much loved even today.

No matter how many trends come and go in the world of sports fashion, vintage sports apparel isn’t going anywhere. The fans of sports and fashion lovers will never let the charm of vintage sports apparel fade. Perhaps that’s the biggest reason why vintage sportswear still shines even today!



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Attention Super Bowl Fans: The Paley Museum Is Celebrating Super Bowl LVIII

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Are you all geared up for the Super Bowl? Are you itching for more, well the Paley Museum is celebrating Super Bowl LVIII with the blockbuster exhibit: Beyond the Big Game. This unprecedented exhibit, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will pay tribute to the Super Bowl, and for the first time ever, include a showcase of memorable Super Bowl commercials from the past 50 years.

Visitors will have the opportunity for unique and lasting photo moments with the storied Vince Lombardi Trophy and all 57 team rings from each championship-winning team. There will also be rare artifacts on display including game balls and uniforms from past Super Bowl games on loan from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Beyond the Big Game will feature the first-ever showcase of memorable Super Bowl commercials from the past 50 years. From heartwarming to hilarious, this collection will show why Super Bowl commercials continue to resonate with fans long after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is hoisted by the winning team.

The exhibit will also feature over 150 photos of iconic, thrilling Super Bowl moments, screenings of some of the greatest Super Bowl plays and past Super Bowl games featuring those won by the New York Giants and Jets, Super Bowl Halftime Shows, as well as the historical and exciting showcase of memorable Super Bowl commercials.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique celebration of the Super Bowl. Book your visit and head to 25 West 52 Street, to The Paley Museum today!

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Royal Caribbean and Inter Miami Thrill with New Jersey Reveal

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In the world of sports the news doesn’t get bigger than this. And, best of all it was a moment that was revealed on what is now the world’s largest and greatest ship – Icon of the Seas.

On Jan. 23, Inter Miami CF’s players came aboard with Royal Caribbean International – Inter Miami’s Main Partner and Official Vacation Partner –  to reveal that the world’s largest cruise line will make its mark front and center on every Inter Miami jersey as the Official Jersey Partner beginning with the upcoming 2024 campaign.

“Both Royal Caribbean Group and Inter Miami share the values of dreaming and determination – and the highs of the unbelievable moments when those dreams come true. It’s exciting to now combine forces, and I can’t wait for the future that our two organizations will forge for our industries, for our fans around the world, and of course, for our local communities here in South Florida,” said Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty.

La Noche – the Club’s away kit – was on full display with the cruise line’s bold crown and anchor logo at a celebration on the new highly anticipated vacation, Icon of the Seas. Four-time Emmy award-winning host Mario Lopez, along with Royal Caribbean and Inter Miami ownership and executives, joined players, staff and fans in the surprise unveiling. Fans can be among the first to purchase the La Noche jersey with the crown and anchor by visiting MLSStore.com; and in February, the jersey will be available for sale on Icon.

“Today marks a significant moment in an authentic partnership between two South Florida- based powerhouses, both deeply committed to the community we proudly call home,” said Inter Miami CF Chief Business Officer Xavier Asensi. “We eagerly anticipate our players taking the field and sporting the Royal Caribbean logo on our iconic jerseys in front of our incredible fans at our stadium, across the country and around the globe.”

Royal Caribbean also welcomed its newest vacation, Icon, at a naming celebration with The Icon of Icon of the Seas on hand – world-renowned fútbol player Lionel Messi. The eight-time Ballon d’Or winner officially named and bestowed safekeeping onto the world’s best vacation, its dedicated crew and the adventurers who will experience it for many years to come.

For more information, please visit HERE.

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