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Todd Dewey

Todd Dewey

Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
tdewey@reviewjournal.com … @tdewey33 on Twitter. 702-383-0354

Waning interest in horse racing seen at betting window

Nevada’s sports betting handle has increased from $2.6 billion in 2007 to $4.5 billion in 2016, while the state’s horse racing handle has dropped from $596.5 million in 2007 to $310.3 million in 2016.

Bettors back Raiders in big way to win Super Bowl LII

More tickets have been wagered on Las Vegas’ future NFL franchise to win Super Bowl LII than on any other team at the South Point sports book, which has the Raiders at 15-1 odds to win their fourth Lombardi Trophy next season.

Cavaliers struggling, but still should advance to NBA Finals

The Westgate sports book has a prop pitting the Warriors (minus-200) versus the field (plus-175), and manager Jeff Sherman expects Golden State to cash as the heaviest favorite he can recall since the late 1990s Bulls title teams led by Michael Jordan.

Charley Hoffman goes from 125-1 odds to 13-2 at Masters

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.

Bettors bank on over trend to extend to Sweet 16

The betting public is banking on the over trend to extend to the Sweet 16, and two handicappers are on Oregon-Michigan Over 147 and UCLA-Kentucky Over 165½.

Handicapper takes ‘Wildcats’ to win NCAA Tournament

Will a Wildcats team win the NCAA Tournament? Las Vegas radio host Brian Blessing bet Yes (plus-280) on the intriguing prop that includes Villanova, Kentucky, Arizona, Northwestern and Kansas State.

Handicapper pounds Purdue to win NCAA Tournament

Former Vegas Insider handicapper Lance Blankenship has been busy in Las Vegas the past 10 days pounding Purdue on futures bets to win the NCAA Tournament.