The Nevada Gaming Control Board recently granted approval for the state’s sports books to offer wagering on the NFL Draft.
Concerns about Sin City’s temptations have kept the NFL out of Las Vegas for years, but the relocation of the Oakland Raiders represents a shift in approach that some gaming industry experts say could beckon a new era in sports gambling.
Famed Las Vegas sports gambler William “Bill” Walters was convicted on Friday of insider trading charges in a scheme that prosecutors said enabled him to make more than $40 million and involved a stock tip to star professional golfer Phil Mickelson.
Charley Hoffman — one of only two players to break 70, along with William McGirt (69) — closed at 125-1 odds to win the Masters after opening at 150-1 odds in August.
When the folks at Churchill Downs dreamed up the Kentucky Derby points system, I was skeptical at first. Not anymore. It has worked by producing fields of in-form horses that, for the most part, are also bred to race two turns.
The Westgate sports book moved Dustin Johnson from the 11-2 favorite to the 7-1 co-favorite, and the William Hill sports book moved him from 6-1 to 7-1.
Ranked first on the PGA Tour in scoring average (68.8), Rickie Fowler has produced all season around the green, and green very well could be his color come Sunday.
Here are the Masters matchups and prop bets courtesy of Westgate sports book.
Handicapper Brian Blessing’s longer-priced play entering the tournament is two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, whom he bet at 35-1 odds.
The odds on Tiger Woods winning a major this season are still at 25-1 at the Westgate but the odds are against the 41-year-old ever winning another PGA Tour event.