Nationwide sports wagering is on its way. You can take that to the bank. But what that means for Nevada’s legal sportsbooks is still debatable.
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.
At first glance, it might appear that the Golden Nugget sports book pulled a Paddy Power in paying out bets early on the Golden State Warriors to win the Western Conference before their series started Monday against the Houston Rockets.
The Jets are minus 145 favorites over the Knights (plus 132) in Game 2 at the Westgate sports book, where 84 percent of the tickets and money are on the road underdog.
Golden Knights bettors have backed them in a much bigger way at home than on the road. But there is heavy action on the Knights in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday in Winnipeg.
Professional sports bettor Erin Rynning expects both underdogs to prevail and derail a fourth consecutive NBA Finals matchup of the Warriors and Cavaliers.
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.
A startup secondary market for active sports wagers in Las Vegas, PropSwap has sold 20 Knights bets and has five futures tickets for sale — including a $400 wager at 300-1 odds that pays $120,000. That ticket is on sale for $40,000.
The CG Technology sports book posted lines Monday on every NFL regular-season game from Weeks 1 to 16. Sharp bettors quickly pounced on six games, making limit wagers of $500 on each.
A Wynn Las Vegas bettor won $150,000 on a $500 futures bet placed on Justify at 300-1 odds in February to win Saturday’s Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Derby favorite Justify is 8-1 to win horse racing’s Triple Crown.
Las Vegas oddsmakers and bettors alike have great expectations for the Los Angeles Chargers this season.
It was anything but easy for William Hill bettors to cash a winning wager on the draft position matchup between No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson, who went No. 32 to the Baltimore Ravens.
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.
William Karlsson is the 7-1 favorite to score the first goal of the game.