Hermin Soriano, a food server at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, was ridiculed when he showed his co-workers his futures wagers on the Golden Knights.
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.
While some superstitious Knights backers are hoping Lane picks against them again in the Western Conference Final, he’s not.
A bettor with $10,000 to win $200,000 in futures wagers on the Falcons ripped up a check for $75,000 from PropSwap and didn’t hedge a dime before Atlanta’s 34-28 overtime loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
Those subscribing to the ever-popular zigzag betting theory might blindly back the Knights in Game 5, but handicapper Dana Lane is taking them for other reasons, including their vaunted home-ice advantage.
Handicapper Dana Lane sees the series going seven games, but with apologies to Knights fans, predicts the Sharks will prevail in a Game 7 at T-Mobile Arena.
Las Vegas oddsmakers, taking action on the NFL draft for the second consecutive year, opened the total number of quarterbacks to be drafted in the first round at 5 (minus 110) and the price has since climbed to minus 145.
If the Supreme Court strikes down PASPA as unconstitutional, New Jersey is expected to start taking sports wagers almost immediately, and at least 20 other states are poised to take bets during the 2018 football season.
Golden State, which will be without Steph Curry in the first round, is a 6-5 favorite to win its third NBA title in four years, and the Rockets are the 13-10 second choice after opening at 30-1 before the season.
Handicapper Dana Lane, who went 69-43-3 ATS (61.6 percent) making the Review-Journal’s daily Power Play pick, likes the Knights to beat the Kings in six games.