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Las Vegas in Running to Host 2020 NFL Draft, 2023 Super Bowl

Las Vegas NFL Draft Super Bowl

Las Vegas is on the shortlist to host the 2020 NFL Draft. If America’s gambling capital is selected, the event would coincide with the scheduled arrival of the Raiders franchise in Sin City. Las Vegas is one of five candidate cities for the 2019 and 2020 NFL Draft. The other nominees are Nashville, Cleveland/Canton, Kansas…Read More

MLB Presents Missouri with Sports Betting Bill

MLB sportsbetting

MLB, until recently a staunch opponent of regulated sports wagering in the US, has drafted its very own sports betting bill, which it presented this week to the Missouri legislature for consideration. Both MLB and the NBA are plaintiffs in the Christie v NCAA case, in which they oppose New Jersey’s battle for the right to…Read More

NCAA College Bracket Preview has Virginia, Villanova, Xavier, and Purdue No. 1 Seeds

Virginia College Basketball

The University of Virginia is the No. 1 ranked team and a member of the NCAA Selection Committee said they, along with Villanova, Xavier and Purdue are the current No. 1 seeds. Committee Chairman Bill Rasmussen released a preview of the top 16 teams on Sunday and said the Cavaliers would get the overall No….Read More

Winds Causing Chills, Spills, and Postponements at Winter Olympics

Winter Olympics winds

Athletes know they’ll face stiff competition when they show up for the Winter Olympics. But in many events, the biggest challenge hasn’t been beating the times of a fellow competitor, but rather remaining upright in the face of severe winds. On Wednesday in PyeongChang, spectators were told that they should seek shelter because of the…Read More

Dodgers, Astros Tabbed to Win Most Games This Season

Houston Astros

Sports books are predicting that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros, who met in the 2017 World Series, will win the most games during the regular season. The South Point Casino has the two winning 97 games, while an internet betting site has the pair[s victory total at 96.5. The defending champions captured…Read More

Tiger Woods Odds Short in Las Vegas, as 14-Time Major Champ Returns to Riviera

Tiger Woods odds Genesis Open

Tiger Woods is back inside the ropes of an official PGA Tour event this week for just the second time in more than a year, and that has both Las Vegas and online oddsmakers excited. Golf interest surges when the 14-time major champ is playing, and that corresponds to higher golf handles for casinos. And…Read More

Chloe Kim Lives Up to the Hype, Wins Snowboarding Halfpipe Gold as Oddsmakers Predicted

Chloe Kim snowboarding Olympics odds

Chloe Kim emerged on Tuesday as the next Shaun White of US snowboarding. The 17-year-old phenom, entering her first Olympics after she was too young to compete four years ago, took to the halfpipe in PyeongChang under an exorbitant amount of expectation. She did not disappoint. Despite it being her first Olympics, and the average…Read More

Canada Favored to Win Gold Across the Board in Olympic Curling

Olympic curling Canada

Canadians are known for taking their curling very seriously. It’s the one country where the game is a major spectator sport, after all, the majority of the world’s curlers reside there. So it is little surprise that Canada is favored to win in each of the three curling disciplines at this year’s Winter Olympics. This…Read More

Busy NBA Trade Deadline Shortens Warriors, Rockets Title Odds, Lengthens Cavaliers

NBA trade deadline odds

An unexpectedly busy NBA trade deadline on Thursday has altered title odds in Las Vegas, but sportsbooks believe the inaction of the defending champion Golden State Warriors only further solidifies their position as the favorites to win their third championship in four years. The struggling Cleveland Cavaliers, the Warriors’ foe that has battled Golden State…Read More

US Supreme Court PASPA Sports Betting Ban Overturn Decision Could Come as Soon as March 5, Experts Believe

Supreme Court sports betting PASPA

American states that have been foaming at the mouth to offer legal sports betting may be getting a decision sooner than they realized. Experts are now predicting that a SCOTUS determination on whether or not to overturn PASPA — the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 — could come as early as thirty days…Read More

2018 Winter Olympics Ready to Kick Off in PyeongChang

Winter Olympics Preview

The opening ceremonies won’t take place until Friday night, but the Winter Olympics have already begun in PyeongChang, South Korea. A handful of events started play on Thursday, with the bulk of the competition scheduled to get underway this weekend. The Olympics are, of course, all about the spirit of friendly international competition, but there…Read More

Sports Betting Bills Move Forward in West Virginia, Iowa

legate Riley Moore supports West Virginia sports betting

West Virginia’s sports betting bill, HB 4396, sailed through the typically gambling-averse lower house on Wednesday by an 18-6 vote, as the state progressed its mission to become the first in the mid-Atlantic to offer regulated sports books. The Mountain State has been eyeing the legal landscape for some time and is anticipating that the…Read More

2018 Super Bowl Most-Bet Game in NFL History With $158.58 Million Handle

2018 Super Bowl Nevada sportsbooks

The 2018 Super Bowl generated a record $158,586,934 handle at Nevada’s 198 sportsbooks, the most money ever placed on a NFL game in state history. But the Philadelphia Eagles upsetting the New England Patriots on Sunday night delivered a financial fumble to many casinos. Of the $158.58 million wagered, sportsbooks kept just $1,170,432. That represents…Read More

Las Vegas Stadium, Future Home of the Raiders, Looks to Host 2023 Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium Raiders Super Bowl

Las Vegas Stadium is scheduled to become the home of the NFL Raiders come 2020. Three years later, the $1.9 billion venue could play host to the most-watched annual event in America: the Super Bowl. Currently under construction, the domed 65,000-seat stadium is thought to be in the running for the big game five years…Read More

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Win a Loss for Las Vegas Sportsbooks

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl champions for the first time in franchise history. But the Birds’ 41-33 upset of the defending champion New England Patriots was a worst-case scenario for many Las Vegas sportsbooks. As the 2018 Super Bowl kicked off in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the consensus line had the Patriots spotting the Eagles 4.5…Read More