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Reporter: Bill Huber

Sports, sportsbetting----Football, from games to the draft, is Bill Huber’s passion. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a Division III powerhouse where Bill watched games from the bench for a few seasons, he's reported on the NFL’s Green Bay Packers since 2008, first for Packer Report and now for Sports Illustrated’s Packer Central. He's covered two Super Bowls, writing features so insightful that they made some players’ moms cry. When not writing about football, he loves camping with his family, coaching his kids, playing with his two golden retrievers. But his real joy is in going toe-to-toe in cribbage with his wife. Email:

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135 stories by Bill Huber

Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins

Sportsbooks Say a ‘Hail Mary’ After Crazy NFL Finish

The Arizona Cardinals shocked the Buffalo Bills on a Hail Mary on Sunday, providing a stunning and welcome result at sportsbooks on a day when the favorites dominated the NFL schedule. It saved at least one book from a bad day. “That...

Bill Huber November 16, 2020
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray

NFL Week 10 Preview: Sportsbooks Expect Solid Sunday Despite Lack of Marquee Game

Without a marquee game on the Sunday schedule, sportsbooks will be relying on the overall power of the NFL to carry the day in Week 10. The most interesting game – and not just because it’s one of only two games between...

Bill Huber November 15, 2020
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry

Sports Gambling in Tennessee Starts Strong Ahead of Titans-Colts NFL Showdown

With the Tennessee Titans hosting the Indianapolis Colts in Thursday night’s NFL game, it should be a huge night for Tennessee’s fledgling sportsbooks. Legalized sports betting went live in Tennessee on Nov. 1, with all wagering done online. That will make this...

Bill Huber November 12, 2020
NBA Black Lives Matter

Sportsbook Operators Thrilled for NBA’s Return After Tumultuous Season of COVID, Social Justice

The NBA on Monday said it’s planning to tip off its 75th season on Dec. 22, about two months later than usual. The announcement of a 72-game season was cheered by sportsbooks, which have been leaning on football with the start of...

Bill Huber November 10, 2020
Dallas Cowboys QB Garrett Gilbert

Sportsbooks Happy As Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints Keep Producing Wins

Misery loves company. Sportsbooks are loving the Dallas Cowboys’ miserable season. The Cowboys, the preseason favorites to win the NFC East and contend for a Super Bowl championship, fell to 2-6 on Sunday by becoming the latest team to lose to the...

Bill Huber November 9, 2020
Buccaneers QB Tom Brady

Massive Betting Predicted for Weekend Sports Books as Brady, Brees Trade TDs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints are two of the best teams in the NFL. Their quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Drew Brees, are two of the best in football history. Those facts, plus the primetime Sunday night slot, should lead...

Bill Huber November 8, 2020
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

NFL Week 9 Preview: Five Showdowns (And Dallas Cowboys) Highlight Sensational Sunday

While the Thursday night showdown between the Green Bay Packers and beaten-up San Francisco 49ers was a dud, Sunday’s NFL slate is loaded – which should mean an active day at sportsbooks. The first wave of games features the Seattle Seahawks (6-1)...

Bill Huber November 7, 2020

South Dakota Sports Betting Will Likely Include Online Wagering

Now that 57 percent of South Dakota residents voted to legalize sports gambling at Deadwood on Tuesday, the next steps include whether online betting will be permitted and which company will run the sportsbook. “I think we’ll have a bill fairly quickly...

Bill Huber November 5, 2020
Raheem Mostert

Sportsbooks Hoping Tampa Bay Buccaneers Get Sunk

At FanDuel, the Kansas City Chiefs are the favorites to win the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is the overwhelming favorite for NFL MVP and Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is the favorite to win Offensive Rookie of the...

Bill Huber November 5, 2020

Amendment B Would Add Sports Gambling in Deadwood

The way South Dakota Sen. Bob Ewing sees it, residents are going to neighboring states to wager on sports games. So, why not keep them and their dollars at home? Ewing (R-Spearfish) is one of the sponsors of Amendment B, which will...

Bill Huber November 2, 2020