A confluence of factors has led to the growing mainstream acceptance of legal sports betting, from expanding national media coverage to NBA commissioner Adam Silver emerging as a vocal proponent.
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Jockey Mike Smith said he felt something go wrong “about 10 jumps after the wire.” Smith dismounted, took off his tack and held Mastery still until the horse ambulance arrived.
Here are the NCAA Tournament props posted at Station Casinos sports books.
The Review-Journal’s Adam Hill and Todd Dewey compete with handicappers Kelly Stewart, Doug Fitz and Paul Stone in a contest covering NCAA Tournament games Thursday and Friday.
Will a Wildcats team win the NCAA Tournament? Las Vegas radio host Brian Blessing bet Yes (plus-280) on the intriguing prop that includes Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, Northwestern and Kansas State.
Perhaps the most infamous bad beat in NCAA Tournament history took place in the 2004 Final Four, where Duke’s Chris Duhon banked in an otherwise meaningless 38-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to burn Connecticut bettors in the Huskies’ 79-78 win.
Las Vegas casino owner Derek Stevens bet $11,000 to win $10,000 on 32 first-round NCAA Tournament games.
To help pick a few upsets on your bracket, look no further than the lines posted at Las Vegas sports books, which have No. 10 Wichita State favored by 6½ points over No. 7 Dayton.
Handicapper Bernie Fratto (Berniefratto.com) likes Oregon to cover as 2-point favorites over Arizona and UNR to cover the halftime line over Colorado State.
The Daytona 500 might be considered NASCAR’s “Super Bowl,” but when it comes to betting, the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway generates more interest than the Great American Race.