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Alabama, Clemson Hold Top Two Spots in College Football Poll

College Football Week 3

For the third consecutive week Alabama was voted the No. 1 college football team in the country, but its stranglehold on the top spot is loosening. The Crimson Tide, who were also the preseason top selection, are being challenged by last year’s National Champion Clemson, who moved up a spot to No. 2. The Tigers…Read More

Casino Billionaire Tilman Fertitta Borrowing $1.4B to Finance Houston Rockets Purchase

Tilman Fertitta Golden Nugget

Tilman Fertitta, the billionaire owner of Golden Nugget casinos and star of the CNBC series Billion Dollar Buyer, announced last week a senior note offering scheduled to raise $1.415 billion in capital that he’s expected to use to acquire the Houston Rockets NBA franchise. Under the issuing, Fertitta’s privately owned Landry’s Inc. and Golden Nugget…Read More

GGG vs. Alvarez Ends in Controversial Draw, Delivers Knockout Blow to Nevada Sportsbooks

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For most of Saturday night, Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez delivered at a sold-out T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas what boxing purists wanted to see. A marquee clash between two megastars captivated and entertained the 22,358 in attendance, and millions more watching on television. But then it ended after 12 rounds, and a controversial…Read More

NFL Ratings Fumble in Week One, Sports Betting Legalization Hyped as Solution

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NFL ratings were down 13 percent in week one of the regular football season compared to 2016, and supporters of ending sports betting prohibition in all but Nevada are arguing that liberalizing the industry would help stop the declining audience trend. NFL executives are blaming hurricanes Harvey and Irma for their dismal 2017 debut, saying…Read More

Big Bets Placed on Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez

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Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez step into the ring at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday night in Las Vegas, and sportsbooks in the city and around the state are beginning to take big wagers on the fight’s outcome. Several low six-figure bets have been placed in Sin City on the boxing match, with money relatively…Read More

Cleveland Indians Win 21st Consecutive Game to Break AL Record, Tie MLB Mark

Cleveland Indians winning streak

The Cleveland Indians continued their impressive winning streak, capturing their 21st consecutive baseball game Wednesday to break the American League record set by the Oakland Athletics in 2002. They also tied the Major League Baseball record set by the 1935 Chicago Cubs. If the team can defeat the Kansas City Royals at home Thursday night,…Read More

Cleveland Indians Win Streak Hits 20, Tribe Now World Series Favorites in Las Vegas

Cleveland Indians World Series odds

The Cleveland Indians had basically wrapped up their Tuesday night game against the Detroit Tigers after their leadoff hitter Francisco Lindor hit his 30th homerun of the season to take a 1-0 lead. It would be all the Tribe needed, as ace Corey Kluber pitched nine scoreless innings in route to the defending American League…Read More

NFL Fires Back after Court Blocks Ezekiel Elliott’s Six-Game Suspension

Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The NFL moved as quick off the field as the tailback they are trying to suspend runs on it, asking the judge who granted a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction for the NFL’s six-game suspension of Cowboy’s Ezekiel Elliott on Monday to reverse his ruling. They also petitioned the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals…Read More

Casino eSports Conference Skipped by Strip Operators, Nevada Expands eSports Betting

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Last week’s Casino eSports Conference (CEC) held at the Westgate failed to entice representatives from the nearby Strip resorts to take in a series of discussions on the emerging industry. The two-day conference aimed to bring together leaders from gambling and eSports to formulate strategies to integrate the video gaming competitions onto casino floors. But…Read More

Favorite Rafael Nadal Easily Defeats Kevin Anderson to Win Third US Open, 16th Grand Slam Event

Rafa Nadal

The world’s No. 1 ranked player Rafael Nadal breezed through the finals of the US Open, defeating South African Kevin Anderson on Sunday in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4. The tournament’s top seed was also the favorite at sportsbooks with odds ranging from 5-2 to 4-1 before the event began two weeks ago. It was…Read More

College Football Title Odds Scramble After Ohio State Loses to Oklahoma

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College football national championship futures look a lot different this Monday morning than they did heading into the weekend, after #5 Oklahoma pulled off a stunner in upsetting #2 Ohio State on their home turf Saturday night.  The Sooners win in Columbus delivered a headache for oddsmakers that will likely last throughout the season. At Nevada…Read More

OJ Simpson Signed Photo From Botched Palace Station Robbery Attempt Now for Sale

OJ Simpson memoribilia for sale

Even as former football hero OJ Simpson waits for his parole date in October, a Planet Hollywood memorabilia store owner on the Las Vegas Strip says it has a signed collectible picture of Simpson that the Hall of Famer tried to reclaim in the infamous 2007 robbery at Palace Station. The 8-x-10 inch photo of…Read More

Court Blocks NFL’s Suspension of Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott suspension

The Dallas Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott will suit up when his team hosts the New York Giants on Sunday night, after a federal judge in the Eastern District of Texas granted his request on Friday for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction blocking the NFL’s six-game suspension. The 22-year-old star running back’s lawyers and the…Read More

UNLV Regents Approve $16 Million Finance Plan for Fertitta Football Training Complex

UNLV Fertitta football complex funding

The UNLV football program took another step towards becoming a legitimate program when the university’s Board of Regents voted 4-2 on Thursday to approve a plan to finance a state-of-the-art training complex. The amount that was agreed upon by the six-member panel was $16 million. President Len Jessup told the group that donors have vowed…Read More

Weekend College Football Betting Opens with Ohio State as Favorite over Oklahoma

Baker Mayfield and JT Barrett

When Ohio State and Oklahoma kick off in Columbus on Saturday at 7:30 pm ET, two traditional powers will go toe-to-toe under the lights at “The Shoe” in front of 100,000-plus screaming Buckeye fans and a nationwide television audience on ABC. It’s the Buckeyes versus the Sooners, the Big Ten versus the Big 12, scarlet…Read More