Gambling analysts say DraftKings, the industry’s second largest company, has struggled to break into Great Britain’s well established sports betting industry since it launched to fanfare in February.
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Westgate sports book director Jay Kornegay announced the SuperContest — the nation’s most prestigious NFL handicapping contest— will shift from 100 payback to an 8 percent takeout this year. The change was overdue.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, analyzes the field for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
The road courses are all about the driver — who can enter and exit the turns fastest. AJ Allmendinger might be NASCAR’s best now that Jeff Gordon, Marcos Ambrose and Juan Pablo Montoya are gone.
USFantasy, owned by Vic Salerno, won unanimous approval from the Nevada Gaming Commission to bring back fantasy sports to the state just in time for football season.
It’s the handicap horses that in past years were the sport’s major heroes. Horses such as Kelso, Forego and John Henry were geldings that returned year after year in Grade 1 races and in doing so built a loyal following.
State gaming regulators gave approval Thursday to a proposal from long-time gaming veteran Vic Salerno that is expected to lead to the return of daily fantasy sports betting in Nevada as early as August.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is gambling on Las Vegas, finally signing off on the deal to put the first major league franchise on the Strip. The specter of dealing with legal sports wagering no longer seems to be a problem.
The Cubs, who lead the majors with a 47-21 record and a plus-170 run differential, are so popular with the betting public that Las Vegas bookmakers are forced to root against them.
A week ago, it was only a matter of time until Golden State was crowned as a repeat NBA champion. But LeBron James flipped the script for Cleveland.
Westgate oddsmakers set props for the Cavaliers’ LeBron James at 32.5 points and 20 total rebounds and assists in Game 7.
The Golden State Warriors are 5-point favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers and the total is 206½ in Sunday’s Game 7. Las Vegas Review-Journal staff members, other media, oddsmakers and professional handicappers give their predictions.
Long shot Shane Lowry has become the 5-2 favorite and Dustin Johnson is the 3-1 second choice going into Sunday’s play at the U.S. Open.
The NBA Finals is headed for Game 7. LeBron James has pulled the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the grave and put the Golden State Warriors’ record-breaking season on the brink.
Only nine players completed Thursday’s rain-shortened first round of the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. Andrew Landry has a one-stroke lead, and the betting windows remain open.
Jockey Russell Baze, horse racing’s all-time leader in wins, announced his retirement Sunday after the 10th race at Golden Gate Fields. The 57-year-old won 12,842 races in his career.
DraftKings and FanDuel are downplaying media reports this week that the two biggest daily fantasy sports companies could team up. But given their swift change of fortune this past year, industry watchers say the timing’s right for a deal.
Professional handicapper Wes Reynolds is using a mythical bankroll of $250 to bet the U.S Open futures board at the Westgate.
Westgate oddsmakers posted Jason Day as the 13-2 favorite for the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.
Deep roughs, fast greens and wet weather await the field of 156 players in the U.S. Open. Jason Day is the betting favorite at Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania.
While polls show the U.K.’s Brexit vote poised on a knife’s edge, bookies remain fairly confident the nation will stay in the European Union.
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