Horse betting columnist Mike Brunker and handicapper Steve Davidowitz preview the Preakness.
While Nevada’s sports betting handle has skyrocketed from $2.6 billion in 2007 to $4.8 billion in 2017, the state’s racing handle has plummeted from $596.5 million in 2007 to $280.4 million in 2017.
A ruling by the Supreme Court this week caused the NCAA to act swiftly by removing its outdated blinders in regard to staging championship competition in states that offer sports gaming.
The Kentucky Derby winner is 2-5 on the morning line for the second jewel of the Triple Crown, but he still has some questions to answer.
The NCAA has at least temporarily changed its policy toward legalized sports betting, clearing the way for Las Vegas to bid on championship events such as the Final Four.
The Knights are minus 130 favorites over the Jets in Game 3 at the Westgate, Boyd Gaming, CG Technology and Stratosphere sports books and they’re as high as plus 230 on the puck line.
The Golden Knights, 9-3 in the playoffs and 4-1 at home, are favorites ranging from minus 135 to minus 145 over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 at Las Vegas sports books.
Policymakers in several states, executives at some Las Vegas companies and potential bettors across the country are moving toward capitalizing on what is being touted as a landmark decision for the gaming industry.
Nationwide sports wagering is on its way. You can take that to the bank. But what that means for Nevada’s legal sportsbooks is still debatable.