James Holzhauer acknowledged that luck has played a big role in his “Jeopardy!” winning streak, and that he didn’t know the answers to numerous Daily Doubles fielded by other contestants.
Contestants or proxies still must be in Nevada to submit their plays, and every entry must register in person.
The 34-year-old now has won $2,382,583 and is only $138,117 away from Jennings’ all-time regular-play earnings mark.
Public money helped the number settle back at Toronto minus-1 at the Westgate sportsbook and most other books. A few books had moved the game to pick.
The Westgate and South Point sportsbooks each have posted national title props pitting Clemson and Alabama against the field, with the two powers minus 170 favorites.
The new horse racing track in Prescott Valley, Arizona, which has a small-town feel but an A-list team calling the shots, runs its inaugural meet through Labor Day.