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  • NFL bad beat: Nick Chubb costs Browns bettors when he passes on easy TD to go out of bounds

    11/16/2020 2:03:56 PM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 15, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    Nick Chubb was about to get Cleveland Browns bettors a great backdoor cover. Then he took a left turn just before the goal line. The Browns were 3-point favorites at the beginning of the week, went to 3.5 and then 4 points at BetMGM as the week went on. They led the Houston Texans 10-7 with about a minute to go and it looked like a push or loss for Browns bettors. Then, Chubb broke free. Chubb was running to daylight down the sideline, no Texans defender anywhere near him. It was an easy touchdown. Then, just before he scored,...
  • NFL bad beat: Cardinals lift bettors up with a Hail Mary ... then don't kick an extra point to let Bills cover

    11/16/2020 1:47:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 15, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    The Buffalo Bills closed as a 2.5-point underdog to the Arizona Cardinals at BetMGM. Keep that number in mind. The Bills seemingly had a straight-up win when Stefon Diggs caught a touchdown with 34 seconds left. That gave Buffalo a 30-26 lead. Then Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins did the unthinkable, hooking up on a Hail Mary with 2 seconds left. That gave the Cardinals a 32-30 lead, with the extra point pending.
  • Marylanders vote ‘yes’ on ballot questions about sports betting, state budget

    11/04/2020 6:48:11 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Nov. 4, 2020 | By PAMELA WOOD and LILLIAN REED
    The debate over how to establish the industry will be informed by a “disparity study” to determine whether racial minorities or women face a disadvantage in participating in the gambling industry. If the study finds that’s the case, lawmakers may need to include provisions so that underrepresented groups have a chance to participate. With those questions unresolved, it’s not known yet when bettors will be able to place a wager.
  • Chiefs Are 20.5-Point Betting Favorites Over Jets, One Of 10 Biggest NFL Spreads Since 1976

    10/27/2020 8:53:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 27, 2020 | Kurt Badenhausen
    The phrase “any given Sunday” was coined by Bert Bell, who served as NFL commissioner in the 1940s and 1950s, and immortalized in a 1999 Oliver Stone movie by the same name. It represents the idea that any pro football team could beat another team, even as a big underdog. But Sunday’s matchup between the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs and 0-7 New York Jets puts the cliché to the test. The Jets opened Monday as 20.5-point underdogs, the tenth-biggest spread since at least 1976, according to sports betting outlet
  • NFL Week 7 betting roundup: One bettor put 23 bets worth $2.56m on four games. How did it turn out?

    10/27/2020 6:53:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 26, 2020 | Sam Cooper
    One bettor at BetMGM had an extremely eventful Sunday. This particular bettor wagered a whopping $2.56 million (to win as much as $2.3 million) across 23 NFL bets on Sunday. And those bets were made on only four games — all of which were played at the same time. The bettor had seven bets on three games: Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions vs. Atlanta Falcons and Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tennessee Titans. There were also two wagers on the Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans game.
  • NFL bad beat: Jake Elliott's missed 29-yard field goal cost a bettor about $238,000

    10/23/2020 6:30:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 22, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    A 29-yard field goal for a professional kicker — or a college kicker or most high-school kickers — should be automatic. Keep that in mind. On Thursday, a bettor made a big play on the Philadelphia Eagles-New York Giants game. He or she put $250,000 on the Eagles -3 in the first half. The payout would have been $488,095.25. OK, back to the 29-yard field goal.
  • Gamblers stake $150M on election, bet the farm on Biden

    10/12/2020 10:56:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/12/2020 | Paul Bedard
    The world’s gambling community is getting in line behind American polls and betting the farm on Joe Biden to win the presidency. In European markets alone, over $150 million has been staked, and the bets are going more than 2-to-1 for Biden. In the latest OddsChecker wrap up of betting sites in Europe, where gambling on American political campaigns is legal, the spread has echoed the most extreme polling in the United States. Currently, OddsChecker spokesperson Pete Watt told Secrets, the betting predicts that Biden has a 69.25% chance of victory compared to Trump’s 33.33%. “Over $150M has been staked...
  • NFL bad beat: Someone bet $35,000 on the Falcons in-game moneyline to win $1,050, and lost

    09/21/2020 11:37:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 21, 2020 | Frank Schwab
    There are no locks in sports betting. Always remember that. Even when the team you’re betting on has a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter, they can still blow it. And that’s how we come to one of the worst beats you’ll ever hear about. With seven minutes left on Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons led the Dallas Cowboys 39-24. Their odds on the in-game line was -3333. Someone bet $35,000 to win $1,050 on the Falcons’ moneyline, according to BetMGM. Oh, no.
  • Long Island bar slammed for taking bets on NYC, Chicago shootings: report [Patchogue NY]

    09/02/2020 9:15:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    1010 WINS Radio ^ | September 02, 2020 9:32 AM | Adam Warner
    A bar on Long Island is in hot water after it reportedly took bets on shooting deaths in New York City and Chicago. The Cliffton on East Main Street in Patchogue created a gambling pool on which city would see the most shooting deaths over the Labor Day holiday weekend, with the winner offered a cash prize, according to Newsday. “Let the shooting sprees begin!” the bar reportedly posted to Instagram last week along with a photo of a Super Bowl-style betting box. Officials have since expressed outrage over the gambling pool. …
  • Nevada betting on health safety as Las Vegas casinos reopen

    06/04/2020 6:27:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    AP ^ | June 4, 2020 | Staff
    After 78 days of historic quiet, cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots can jingle again 12:01 a.m. Thursday at casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. There will be big splashes — even amid ongoing protests over the death of a man in police custody in Minnesota — and big hopes for recovery from an unprecedented and expensive shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Online DC Sports Betting Live; No Apps, But Awful Odds

    05/29/2020 1:30:23 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Legal Sports Report ^ | May 28, 2020 | Matthew Waters
    After delaying its launch when sports shut down due to the coronavirus, DC sports betting is finally here — but without an app. The Gambet DC platform, which was slated to go live at the end of March, is finally live. That means mobile sports betting will be available in DC by Sunday at the latest. “While we recognize there will be a limited number of events to wager on, this ‘soft launch’ will provide us with an opportunity to roll out the Gambet DC website to potential players in the District in preparation for the return of sports,” said...
  • Nevada Will Reopen Its Casinos On June 4, Governor Says

    05/27/2020 4:05:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NPR ^ | 5/27/20 | Bill Chappell
    Casinos in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities can reopen next Thursday for the first time since the coronavirus forced the gaming industry to shut down more than two months ago, Gov. Steve Sisolak says. The state plans to revive its gaming industry nearly a week after it starts Phase 2 of its reopening this Friday. "We continue to see a consistent and sustainable downward trajectory of percentage of positive COVID-19 cases and a decrease in the trend of COVID-19 hospitalizations," Sisolak said Tuesday night. Casinos are forming plans that they hope will entice customers to return. As Nevada Public...
  • The Odds, in Perspective

    05/25/2020 5:13:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | 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 · 10 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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).