Long before Rood became the MGM Resorts sportsbook director, he was a bit of a campus bookie at New Mexico State, where he knew early on he wanted to end up in Las Vegas.
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The gambler hit two identical $4 superfectas that paid $51,400 each, $39,065 after taxes.
One of the most popular and profitable sports betting trends in recent years — wagering on a home team down 2-0 in a series in the first half of Game 3 — will come into play Saturday when Golden State plays at Houston.
PointsBet sportsbook in New Jersey inadvertently twisted the knife in the hearts and bankrolls of bettors in Las Vegas when it announced Wednesday that it would refund all Golden Knights bets.
The biggest upset on the menu of NFL draft props at Las Vegas sportsbooks was on under 3½ quarterbacks taken in the first round.
Las Vegas oddsmakers and handicappers expect the NFL draft prop of quarterbacks taken in the first round to go over 3½.
For the second straight year, handicapper Dana Lane is going against popular public opinion in Las Vegas and siding with the Sharks as minus 105 series underdogs to the Knights (-115).
A William Hill gambler placed an $85,000 wager to win $1.19 million on Tiger Woods to capture the Masters at 14-1 odds. The wager represents the largest liability for an individual golf wager in William Hill’s U.S. history.
Entering Vegas’ 2018-19 season finale, a $100 bettor would’ve lost $969 wagering on the Knights in every game this season.
Before the Final Four, Virginia was listed as a 3-point favorite over Texas Tech at Las Vegas sportsbooks in a lookahead line to Monday’s national title game.
At least one Las Vegas sports bettor is in perfect position to lock in a healthy five-figure profit on the Final Four. And one of his futures tickets could end up cashing for $300,000.
The New England Patriots opened with the highest win total at 11, before sharp money drove down their number to 10½ — alongside the New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders opened at six wins.
Before Brent Musburger became synonymous with his iconic catchphrase, “You are looking live,” he helped make the NCAA Tournament synonymous with “March Madness.”
Favorites went 16-0 straight up and 11-5 ATS in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after underdogs went 20-12 ATS with 11 outright wins in the first round.