Several Las Vegas sportsbooks posted lines on Week 1 games when the NFL released its schedule in April, and the Westgate also has posted lines on 80 “Games of the Year.”
Todd Dewey covers sports betting for the Review-Journal. Prior to taking over that beat in January 2017, he covered UNLV football, 51s baseball and a wide range of other events that come to Las Vegas. A native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of the University of Central Florida, Dewey joined the Review-Journal in 1999 and was the 2013 Nevada Sportswriter of the Year.
“Jeopardy!” sensation James Holzhauer said he made his first bet at age 10, when he was a Chargers fan and wagered with classmates on them to win the Super Bowl. They lost by 23 points.
The Las Vegas resident, who resumes his quest on Monday to become the biggest winner in the game show’s 35-year history, says his success hasn’t changed his way of life.
Steve Friedlander, a Reno ophthalmologist, hit a $40 trifecta on the Kentucky Derby that paid $459,024 and a $100 exacta that paid $150,480. Or so he thought.
The golfer misses the cut Friday at the PGA Championship, and sportsbooks won’t have to sweat out a large number of bets that he would win the 2019 Grand Slam.
The Masters champion is the 8-1 favorite to win the PGA Championship, the year’s second major, which begins Thursday at Bethpage Black in New York.
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.
The stock car racing organization has forged a partnership with Genius Sports, which has become the exclusive provider of NASCAR data to licensed sportsbooks.
Wisconsin resident James Adducci placed a $100,000 bet at SLS Las Vegas on Wednesday on the golfer to win the next three majors at 100-1 odds and complete the 2019 Grand Slam.
“The Knights are going to be better next year,” Westgate sportsbook manager Ed Salmons said. “The Knights are going to be loaded for the next five to 10 years.”
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.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s title fight Saturday against Daniel Jacobs is generating plenty of action at Las Vegas sportsbooks.
The Las Vegas-based pro sports bettor took over sole possession of second place on the game show’s all-time consecutive wins list with his 21st victory.