Thurman opened as a minus 140 favorite for Saturday’s WBA welterweight title fight in Las Vegas, but heavy action on Pacquiao made him as high as a minus 170 favorite.
The New York Racing Association pulled the plug on Saratoga Race Course’s Saturday card, but the show will go on as Monmouth Park hosts the $1 million Haskell Invitational.
Englishman David Threlfall made a 10-pound wager at 1,000-1 odds at British bookmaker William Hill in 1964 that man would land on the moon by 1971. He won 10,010 pounds.
The track’s decision to bar Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer from running horses draws a lawsuit saying the action violates its contract with California horsemen.
The four-time major champion is the 8-1 favorite to win the year’s final major at Royal Portrush, where he has the course record, in his native Northern Ireland.
Hossein Ensan won the 50th annual World Series of Poker Main Event and the $10 million first prize after eliminating Dario Sammartino in a heads-up duel after Alex Livingston was knocked out earlier Tuesday night at the Rio Convention Center.
New York joined the growing list of states allowing wagering on sports after an upstate casino cut the ribbon on a new betting lounge Tuesday and took its first bet — $20 on the Seattle Mariners.
Henderson resident Garry Gates was eliminated from World Series of Poker Main Event on Monday night at the Rio Convention Center.
The final five players remaining from a field of 8,569 in the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold’em World Championship at the Rio Convention Center will resume play at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
Gates, a survivor of the Oct. 1, 2017, mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest festival that claimed the lives of 58 other concertgoers in Las Vegas, is in second place.
Henderson resident Garry Gates, a poker-industry veteran, is in second place of nine players vying for a $10 million first prize in poker’s most prestigious tournament.
Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill Friday to allow mobile gambling as well as wagering at up to 10 retail locations across the state.
The marquee meets of summer come as a relief, but the pall hanging over horse racing — particularly in California — has not dissipated.
The three-time All-Pro defensive lineman was eliminated in 131st place and won $59,625 in the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold’em World Championship.