The Gold Sheet handicapper Bruce Marshall provides the Review-Journal with NFL tech notes and trends from Goldsheet.com.
Using the alias Monsterloc, San Francisco native Rich Velez went 81-36-2 (69.2 percent) against the spread to win the Golden Nugget’s inaugural Ultimate Football Challenge.
The Hall of Fame jockey fractured a vertebrae in his neck in a training accident last summer at Del Mar that left him paralyzed for a short time. Less than six months later, he’s just weeks away from resuming riding.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., the owner of popular cable stations and sports broadcasting rights, says its plans to cash in on the forthcoming sports wagering boom.
Bettors won big when, according to the Washington Post Fact Checker, President Donald Trump made six false statements in Tuesday’s speech on border security from the Oval Office.
Two weeks after the Westgate was in position to win $100,000 if Chicago won the Super Bowl, it stood to lose $200,000 on the Bears winning it all, before Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal try that hit the upright and crossbar with 10 seconds left.
A Westgate bettor placed a $110,000 wager on Alabama minus 5 on Sunday and a William Hill bettor placed a $220,000 wager on the Tide.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in wagers changed hands at Las Vegas sports books when Chicago kicker Cody Parkey’s 43-yard field goal try hit the left upright and then the crossbar with 10 seconds left.
Clemson opened as a 6½-point underdog to Alabama but the line dropped to 4½ at several sports books Friday, when a Westgate bettor placed a $60,000 wager on the Tigers at plus 5.
Legal sports wagering in the U.S. is forecast to rise 16-fold to $81 billion by 2030, according to a November report released by H2 Gambling Capital, a UK-based market intelligence company.