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  • The Odds, in Perspective

    05/25/2020 5:13:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2020 | Gil Gutknecht
    We Americans gamble every day. Risk taking (gambling if you will) is part and parcel of our culture. Consider the slang expressions we use that are drawn from poker. A guy who can’t be trusted is sometimes called a “four flusher.” Norwegian farmers say, “You betcha,” which is Minnesotan for "you bet". Or, when something looks like a sure thing, “You can bet the farm.” In truth, we take risks every morning when we crawl out from under the covers.  One of the biggest problems with the daily reports coming from our health experts concerning the Wuhan Flu numbers is...
  • Coronavirus in NY: Horse racing, Watkins Glen to reopen without fans, Cuomo says

    05/16/2020 1:11:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 8 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 5/16/20 | Teri Weaver
    Horse racing will be allowed to resume without fans on June 1 throughout New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today. He also said racing would resume at Watkins Glen during his daily briefing in Albany. There will be no fans there either, he said.
  • BetMGM expecting record digital numbers for UFC 249, as live mainstream sports betting finally returns

    05/08/2020 11:20:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 8, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    On May 1, legal sports gambling was open for business in Colorado. And bettors who had been waiting for the opportunity to place a wager for years looked at the BetMGM app menu and saw ... table tennis, darts and not much else. It’s obvious that when live sports comes to a halt due to coronavirus, sports betting is affected too. That’s why Saturday is a big deal. UFC 249 is scheduled for Saturday in Jacksonville, and that will mark the first mainstream American live sporting event on the schedule since mid-March, not counting horse racing. Nothing against the NFL...
  • Something Amazing Just Happened in Vegas…and The Whole World Needs to Know About It.

    04/30/2020 11:35:18 AM PDT · by Twotone · 19 replies
    Root for America ^ | April 30, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Have you ever thrown together a last-minute party, with no planning, no promotion, no paid staff, no money spent…and 8,000 to 10,000 people showed up? I have.It happened last week in Las Vegas. And you need to hear about it. A week ago, I decided to announce an idea on my nationally-syndicated Las Vegas radio show. I announced a “Open the Nevada Economy” protest caravan. I called it, “the World’s Safest Protest.” Because the entire protest would happen in our cars, listening to all the speeches, interviews and play by play, on my national radio show, on your car radio....
  • What happens with no live sports due to coronavirus? 'Unprecedented' betting on the NFL draft

    04/23/2020 6:37:29 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 23, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    You might have laughed at your buddy who was sweating a bet on how many quarterbacks would be taken in the first round of last year’s NFL draft. This April? NFL draft betting is the only game in town, unless you’re really into the Belarus Premier League. Without much other action to offer, BetMGM pumped up its NFL draft props. There are more than 160 NFL draft prop bets at BetMGM, from which team will draft Tua Tagovailoa to whether the Dallas Cowboys’ first pick will be an offensive or defensive player (offense is +200, defense is -250). A couple...
  • Sports' Ironies

    03/29/2020 4:07:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2020 | Gil Gutknecht
    Consider a little history from the Hawkeye state. The University of Iowa basketball team has a junior center who just completed one of the most amazing seasons in Big Ten history. Luka Garza scored at least 20 points in 16 consecutive games. He set a single season Hawkeye scoring record. He was named Big Ten player of the year and a first team All-American. His achievements came against some of the best big men in the country, in spite of the fact he was usually double and occasionally triple-teamed. The Northwestern coach described Luka with one word, “relentless.” Ironically, even...
  • Virginia Liberals Embrace Gambling and Gun Control

    03/11/2020 7:53:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 11, 2020 | John and Andy Schlafly
    Boosted by pro-gun-control millions in donations by Mike Bloomberg in the last election, newly empowered liberals in Virginia extended their legislative session this past weekend.  They enacted sweeping gun control and also broad expansions of gambling, which is backwards from what would help enhance prosperity and freedom. It will soon be legal in Virginia to bet on football games and other sporting events, except for contests involving Virginia college teams.  This unleashes a new, costly addiction for the millions of sports fans in the state who can soon waste their family savings in addition to their precious time.A misguided ruling by the...
  • Virginia General Assembly passes legislation allowing commercial casino gaming

    03/10/2020 7:12:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    WTKR ^ | March 9, 2020 | Staff
    The Virginia General Assembly passed legislation allowing commercial casino gaming in Virginia. The legislation, which still requires Gov. Ralph Northam's signature to become law, follows two years of deliberation on whether to legalize casinos in the state. Voters in the cities will also have to approve casinos during a referendum this November. It allows for casinos in five cities including Norfolk, Portsmouth, Richmond, Danville, and Bristol. "This is for economically depressed cities," said Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach).
  • Massachusetts Democrat Rep busted by FBI and IRS for corruption

    02/18/2020 12:51:40 PM PST · by Drastic · 34 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 2-18-20 | Frank Bojazi
    Democrat Representative David Nangle was arrested by the FBI and IRS on a 28-count indictment that includes a wide variety of corruption charges. Some of those charges include, at this time, bank fraud, wire fraud, lying to a bank, and even filing false tax returns...
  • Sioux City man charged with possession of 174 fake $100 bills

    02/05/2020 7:50:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Sioux City Journal ^ | January 30, 2020 | Nick Hytrek
    SIOUX CITY -- A Sioux City man has been charged with forgery after a Woodbury County Sheriff's deputy found 174 counterfeit $100 bills in his vehicle. The deputy found the fake bills after stopping a car occupied by Nicholas Thompson, 29, on Jan. 8 on Interstate 29. According to court documents, Thompson told the deputy he had won the money while gambling at WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. The deputy also found a piece of paper on which it appeared someone had attempted to print a $100 bill. Thompson also faces charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled...
  • The Ultimate Super Bowl Props Bets Guide

    01/31/2020 9:21:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 31, 2020 | Staff
    The biggest game of the NFL season is on the horizon, as the 49ers and Chiefs are set to battle for the right to be called champions on Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium. While the betting line suggests that we should expect a close game, it's the props that offer a preview into how the big game could go. From fun angles like the length of the national anthem and whether the coin flip comes up head or tails, to key parts of the game like who scores first and last, and who's named MVP, there are over 1,000...
  • Super Bowl LIV betting: Mattress Mack at it again, puts down $1 million on 49ers

    01/30/2020 1:02:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 30, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    Give Mattress Mack credit: He doesn’t give up. Jim McIngvale, the Houston-based owner of Gallery Furniture who is better known as “Mattress Mack,” has been betting against the Kansas City Chiefs this postseason and paying dearly for it. He’s not done. BetMGM had been preparing Wednesday for a $1 million Super Bowl LIV bet on the San Francisco 49ers, and it came in. The bet was from McIngvale, according to The Action Network.
  • Super Bowl LIV betting: A $550,000 bet on Chiefs causes change in the point spread

    01/30/2020 6:25:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 29, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    BetMGM didn’t want to move the Super Bowl LIV line. But money talks. And it was a lot of money that moved the betting line. Jeff Stoneback, director of trading operations for MGM Resorts International, said a bettor put $550,000 on the Chiefs as a 1-point favorite to win $500,000. And with that, MGM moved the line to the Chiefs being a 1.5-point favorite over the San Francisco 49ers. “That forced us to move it,” Stoneback said.
  • Super Bowl odds, spread, line: Chiefs open as favorite to win Super Bowl 54 over 49ers

    01/20/2020 5:09:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Sporting News ^ | January 20, 2020 | Tom Gatto
    The early Super Bowl 54 odds indicate an even matchup between Chiefs and 49ers. Betonline.ag listed the Chiefs as a 1 1/2-point favorite on the strength of their AFC title game victory over the Titans, even though the 49ers put on a similarly dominant display against the Packers. Because the game is considered almost a pick 'em, there is also little difference in the moneylines; early straight-up bettors would need to wager $125 to win $100 on the Chiefs, while 49ers backers could get even money (plus-105) on their side. Separately, oddsmakers are showing respect for the respective offenses led...
  • MGM Resorts International is selling the MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay resorts and casinos on the Vegas Strip for $2.5bn

    01/14/2020 1:55:23 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 14, 2020 | Allie Weintraub
    MGM Resorts International is selling the Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand resorts and casinos on the Las Vegas Strip to a joint venture for about $2.5billion. The buyers include include private-equity and real estate company Blackstone Group and MGM Growth Properties LLC. MGM Resorts anticipates to make approximately $2.4billion in the deal.
  • Bet365’s CEO Is Highest-Paid Executive Ever at $422 Million (Female CEO)

    12/18/2019 8:57:26 AM PST · by thefactor · 26 replies
    Action Network ^ | 12/18/2019 | Darren Rovell
    The CEO of bet365, Denise Coates, gave herself the largest yearly compensation in business history. The private company’s filings, which were revealed by The Guardian, showed that Coates was paid a total package of $422 million from March 2018 to March 2019. Here’s a rundown of her compensation the past four years, during which she’s made $1.2 billion. Coates also owns slightly more than 50% of the company:
  • Indian man 'gambled his wife away' after losing a bet and 'assaulted her when she refused [tr]

    11/15/2019 12:31:11 PM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2019 | Sophie Tanno
    An Indian man is being investigated for gambling his wife away before assaulting her when she refused to go with the winner. The incident took place in the district of Banka in the north-eastern Indian state of Bihar when Binod Kumar Shah lost a bet who could not afford to pay, according to local media. To cover the debt, he allegedly offered his wife Chanda Devi to the other man.
  • Ohio State vs. Rutgers Odds: Buckeyes Largest Road Favorites We’ve Ever Tracked

    11/12/2019 3:23:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Action Network ^ | November 12, 2019 | PJ Walsh
    Ohio State is good and Rutgers is bad. I’m not breaking any news here. But just how different the extremes are according to the betting market is staggering. Circa Sports in Nevada is the first sportsbook across the betting market to post odds for the college football Week 12 matchup between Ohio State and Rutgers, and boy these odds are a doozy. The Buckeyes opened as a staggering 50.5-point favorites against the Scarlet Knights at Circa Sportsbook in Las Vegas. According to our Bet Labs data, just 53 college football teams have closed as favorites of more than 50 points...
  • San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane is sued by a Las Vegas casino for 'failing to repay $500,000 [tr]

    11/06/2019 7:49:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 6, 2019 | Alex Raskin
    San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane is being sued by a Las Vegas casino for failing to repay $500,000 in credit markers after gambling between playoff games last April. Court documents obtained by the Daily Mail claim that Kane, 28, received the eight markers from The Cosmopolitan valued between $20,000 and $100,000 on or around April 15, when the Sharks were in town for Games 3 and 4 of their first-round series with the Vegas Golden Knights. Kane has not repaid those markers, according to the court filing. The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is also seeking a repayment of legal...
  • Illinois senator resigns from transportation role amid fed's construction fraud investigation

    10/18/2019 12:30:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | October 14, 2019 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval has resigned from his position as chair of the State Senate's Transportation Committee amid a federal fraud and corruption investigation related to state construction work, the Associated Press reported. The Democratic senator is still listed as a member of the committee, however, as of Oct. 15. The move came after the details of a federal search warrant revealed that the FBI last month combed Sandoval's offices and home for information related to architect Cesar Santoy; Santoy's architecture firm, Studio ARQ; red-light camera program company SafeSpeed; lobbyists; construction companies; and employees of the Illinois...