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Early Super Bowl Bets Popping Up, Sports Books Sticking with Patriots

Tom Brady

Though there are two games this weekend to decide who will go to Super Bowl LII on Feb. 2 in Minneapolis, MN some online sports books have already posted odds for potential matchups. Much like the rest of the year they are solidly leaning towards the New England Patriots. Bovada.lv thinks the defending champions will…Read More

Abu Dhabi Favorite Dustin Johnson Stumbles in First Round

Dustin Johnson

He was installed as the 9-2 favorite at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship but a lackluster 72 in the first round put him six shots behind the leaders on Thursday. It was the first round in the last five that he didn’t post an under-par score. Because of his even par in the opening round…Read More

Promoter Says Manny Pacquiao Close to April Fight in Las Vegas

Manny Pacquiao

Most legislators visit with constituents or family when a Congressional session is in recess but Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao might be in the boxing ring. Promoter Bob Arum said Tuesday that he is working with ESPN to bring the fighter to Las Vegas to fight an undisclosed opponent on April 21. Pacquiao hasn’t fought since…Read More

Phil Mickelson Enters First PGA Tour Event of Year as 22-1 Selection

Phil mickelson

It is a tournament he has won twice and Phil Mickelson decided it was the place he wanted to make his 2018 PGA Tour debut. The 47 year old is a 22-1 pick to win the CareerBuilder Challenge for the third time. The event begins on Thursday and is played on three different courses in…Read More

Industry-Backed Fantasy Sports Bill Under Consideration in Nebraska

Nebraska fantasy sports bill

Lawmakers in Nebraska are debating the merits of a bill that would add new regulations to daily fantasy sports sites, a move that is supported by industry leaders such as DraftKings and FanDuel. The bill, introduced by State Senator Tyson Larson (R-O’Neill), would add regulations to sites that are already openly operating within the state….Read More

Gamblers, Oddsmakers Let Out Collective Groan After Vikings Miraculous Victory

Stefon Diggs

Football fans might have cheered at the ending of Sunday’s Minnesota-New Orleans NFC Divisional playoff game, but the outcome elicited a chorus of boos from gamblers and oddsmakers. Most of the bettors who were holding winning tickets with 10 seconds remaining watched in horror as the Vikings scored a last-second touchdown to ruin betting slips…Read More

Atlantic City Courting Sporting Events in Anticipation of Operating Sports Books

Chris Howard

With the possibility of sports betting becoming legalized in New Jersey Atlantic City is wasting no time luring professional events to the boardwalk. The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority announced last Friday that The Professional Bull Riders tour, Division I men’s college basketball and a Bear Grylls survival challenge will come between September and December to…Read More

New England Patriots Large Favorite in AFC Championship, Minnesota Picked to Beat Philadelphia

Tom Brady

New England opened as a 9-point pick to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship, while Minnesota is a 3 ½-point selection to defeat Philadelphia in the NFC Championship. Both the Patriots and the Vikings are the top picks in their conference to win the Super Bowl. The defending Super Bowl champion Patriots have…Read More

William Hill Considers Offloading Australian Business

William Hill to sell Australian operations?

William Hill is prepared to quit the Australian market in the face of regulatory pressures, the company said on Monday. Recently enacted gambling laws in the country have already seen the prohibition of credit lines and in-play betting and, with state-by-state point-of-consumption (POC) tax looming, the UK bookmaker’s Australian arm is beginning to feel the…Read More

Las Vegas Golden Knights Upset US Army as Much as NHL Opponents, as Trademark Battle Ensues

Las Vegas Golden Knights logo controversy

The Las Vegas Golden Knights’ surprising performance this season has far exceeded expectations. In fact, the team has been the shock of the NHL season. It currently holds the second-best record in the league and has been knocking sports books on their derrieres. But along with upsetting their opposing teams, the Sin City pro hockey…Read More

Becky Harris Named Nevada Gaming Control Board Chair, First Woman Appointed to Role

Becky Harris, GCB chair

Nevada State Sen. Becky Harris (R-Las Vegas) has decided to accept Gov. Brian Sandoval’s offer to make her the first female chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Harris will take over for AG Burnett, who left in December to take a job at a private law firm in Reno. Harris is only the second…Read More

Oddsmakers See NFL Underdogs Covering Spread Continuing in Divisional Playoffs

Matt Ryan

When South Point sports book director Chris Andrews saw that visiting Atlanta was a 2 ½-point favorite over the Philadelphia Eagles in Saturday’s NFC Divisional Playoff he couldn’t believe it. The Eagles had earned a first-round bye with their 13-3 record and even though they had lost starting quarterback Carson Wentz to a season-ending injury he didn’t…Read More

GVC Holdings Says 2017 Earnings at ‘Top End’ of Company Forecast

GVC Holdings Ladbrokes Coral

GVC Holdings says in a trading update to investors that its 2017 earnings will be “at the top end of management’s internal expectations.” Following a strong fourth quarter where net gaming revenues rose 21 percent to 279.5 million euros ($333.9 million), GVC says its full-year bottom line is now expected to be upwards of €1…Read More

Spieth, Thomas Top Favorites to Win PGA Tour’s Sony Open

Justin Thomas

Defending champion Justin Thomas and World No. 2 golfer Jordan Spieth are the two favorites to win the PGA Tour’s Sony Open in Hawaii at Waialae Country Club, which begins Thursday. Spieth, who finished third at this event in 2017, is a 9-2 selection, while Thomas is at 7-1. Both played at last week’s Tournament…Read More

Cleveland Losing Streak Pushes Sports Books to Raise Odds on Cavs Chances for NBA Title

Dwayne Wade and LeBron James

For a team that is supposed to challenge the Golden State Warriors for the NBA title, Cleveland is not looking like the second best team in the league. The Cavaliers have lost six of its last nine games and despite assurances from coaches and players that this is a temporary bump in the road fans…Read More