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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

South Korea Casino Kangwon Land to Reduce Hours After Winter Olympics

Kangwon Land casino Winter Olympics

South Korea casino resort Kangwon Land hopes to benefit from the Winter Olympics being held in nearby PyeongChang later this month. The international sporting spectacle officially begins next Friday, February 9, with the opening ceremonies. Following the conclusion of the Winter Games more than two weeks later on February 25, Kangwon Land will prepare for…Read More

As 2018 Super Bowl Nears, Oddsmakers Confident Patriots Prevail Over Eagles

Super Bowl odds Tom Brady

The 2018 Super Bowl kicks off this Sunday, February 4, at 6:30 pm ET at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Should Las Vegas oddsmakers and NFL experts have it right, when the game concludes, the New England Patriots will hoist the franchise’s sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Las Vegas Super Bowl spread has stabilized,…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Set NHL Expansion Team Win Record

Vegas Golden Knights hockey odds

The Vegas Golden Knights are the most successful expansion team in NHL history. With yet another overtime victory on Thursday night, hockey’s newest team won its 34th contest, surpassing a 24-year-old mark set by both the Florida Panthers and Anaheim Ducks during the 1993-94 season. And they still have 32 games to play. “It doesn’t…Read More

2018 Super Bowl Odds: Sportsbooks Seem Comfortable Giving Eagles 4.5 Points

Super Bowl odds Patriots Eagles

The 2018 Super Bowl is less than three days away, and oddsmakers in Nevada seem comfortable heading into kickoff with the New England Patriots spotting the Philadelphia Eagles 4.5 points. The spread opened with the underdogs being given as many as 6.5 points, the longest line of any Super Bowl team since 2009. But with…Read More

Nevada Sportsbooks Set Record Handle and Win in 2017, But December Strip Revenues Slide

Nevada sportsbooks 2017 handle bets

Nevada sportsbooks enter 2018 fresh off their best year in state history. Final 2017 numbers issued by the Nevada Gaming Control Board this week show that sportsbooks took in a record $4.8 billion in bets, and won $248.77 million on the wagers. Both numbers represent all-time highs. The previous best was set in 2015 when…Read More

Americans to Bet $4.76 Billion on Super Bowl, Nearly All of It Illegally

Super Bowl betting Roger Goodell

The 2018 Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots is expected to break Nevada’s all-time handle for money wagered on the big game. But the $138.5 million gambled at legal sportsbooks represents just a small percentage of the total money that will likely be put on this Sunday’s contest. According to the…Read More

GGG vs. Alvarez Rematch Scheduled for May 5, Oddsmakers Hope for Different Ending

GGG vs Alvarez boxing odds

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are coming to blows once again, as the two middleweight superstars are ready to jump back in the ring eight months after their controversial draw. Promoters for the two boxers announced the rematch will go down on May 5, Cinco de Mayo, at a site to be determined. HBO…Read More

2018 Super Bowl Expected to Break Nevada Sportsbooks Record Handle

2018 Super Bowl odds Tom Brady

The 2018 Super Bowl between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots is anticipated to set a new sports betting record handle at Nevada sportsbooks when this Sunday’s big game takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The current mark of $138.5 million was set a year ago when the Patriots played the Atlanta Falcons. Oddsmakers say…Read More

Vegas Golden Knights Keep Winning, So Vegas Sportsbooks Keep Losing

Vegas Golden Knights betting

The Vegas Golden Knights are having one of the most unlikely seasons for an expansion franchise in professional sports, jumping out to a 32-12-4 record so far. But while this NHL underdog story has just about everyone rooting for the league’s newest team, there’s one group that isn’t having fun with this story: Las Vegas…Read More

Super Bowl Prop Bets Get Silly, Cover Everything From Olympic Gold Medals to LeBron James Points

Super Bowl prop bets Patriots Eagles

Super Bowl prop bets have been published at Las Vegas and online sportsbooks, and gamblers looking for the most exotic, perhaps absurd, betting opportunity on the big game are now in luck. The Westgate SuperBook released its prop bet smorgasbord last night, with roughly 400 lines for the taking. While most are dependent on what…Read More