More than six years ago, when Scott Pearson Eberly turned on the lights and cameras, he planned to reveal the action-packed life of a professional gambler.
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By picking a fight with his employer, Conor McGregor lost a big payday and put himself in a no-win situation. He also hurt the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Las Vegas sports books in the process.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a 4-1 favorite in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Geico 500 on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. Only one other driver, Jimmie Johnson at 15-2, has single-digit odds.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, analyzes the field for Sunday’s Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama.
Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.
In the NFL, almost everything is subject to further review, so it’s premature to declare the Denver Broncos as draft winners because they traded up to get quarterback Paxton Lynch late in the first round.
We are only eight days from the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Every Las Vegas race book will be rolling out the red carpet to horseplayers for the first leg of the Triple Crown.
An injury to Stephen Curry was reason for the Golden State Warriors to be worried. But things can change, sometimes dramatically and suddenly, and now the defending NBA champions are actually catching a lucky break.
The aftershocks from injuries to Clippers standouts Chris Paul and Blake Griffin and Warriors star Stephen Curry reverberated at Las Vegas sports books on Tuesday, when the odds on Los Angeles to win the NBA title skyrocketed from 18-1 to 100-1.
As soon as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was sacked Monday by the legal system, with a federal appeals court reinstating his four-game suspension by the NFL, Las Vegas oddsmakers scrambled to adjust numbers.
Bookmakers were dealing the Cubs’ regular-season win total at 93 to 93½ when optimism was rampant during spring training. A 14-5 start for the Cubs has forced Chris Andrews to inflate the number.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director who has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994, offers his opinions on Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.
Richmond International Raceway is identified as a short track for its flat three-quarters-mile layout, but it actually runs closer to what is witnessed on the flat one-mile tracks at Phoenix and Loudon, New Hampshire. Kevin Harvick has fared his best on these types of tracks.
A breakdown of the fights on the main card of UFC 197 on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden.
A week after the NFL schedule was announced, and a week before the draft, CG Technology opened lines Thursday on all games for Weeks 1 through 16 and set wagering limits at $1,000 to $2,000 per side.
Kevin Durant was as bad as he gets Monday in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks, so the expectation for a fallen superstar is to see him rise again. Durant delivered 34 points Thursday to lead Oklahoma City to an NBA playoff win.
I always have been a sucker for the claiming horse that developed into a stakes winner. There is an active horse who can now add his name to that list: Page McKenney, who will make his next start Saturday in the $1.25 million Charles Town Classic.
Oddsmakers and sharp gamblers were anticipating a bounce-back season for the Nationals, who flopped last year in the face of huge expectations.
Joe Gibbs Racing entered the Bristol weekend as NASCAR’s hottest team with Kyle Busch dominating the past two weeks, and based on what happened in Saturday’s final practices, Busch’s main competition to win the Food City 500 probably will come from teammates.
Micah Roberts’ NASCAR Sprint Cup driver ratings for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee.
Analysis by Matt Youmans, Las Vegas Review-Journal, with series predictions added by ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor Doug Kezirian.
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