Live In-Game Wagering Becoming Most Popular Sports Betting Option
In September of this year, I was invited to attend a 2-day intensive program covering the basics of sports betting from the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation in Las Vegas, Nevada. The program has been developed for legislators, policy makers, tribal and state government officials, and gaming regulators who need tactical learning to prepare for future opportunities in sports betting.
As a professional sports ...
Evaluating Totals and Rest when Betting the Bowls
College football Bowl betting kicks off this weekend and the leading sports books are ready for the bowl betting bonanza. The annual support on betting ‘over’ the total in the early bowls is taking action as expected. That despite last year’s opening eight bowl games having a significant drop-off in scoring. Totals went 1-7 over/under in the first eight bowl games last year.
If you look at the betting lines and totals for the first ...
NFC Division Leaders Rams vs. Eagles Having Surprising Seasons
At the start of the season, who couldn’t predicted this: the Rams and Eagles game in week 14 would be a meaningful playoff-impacting game. Of greater surprise is that it would involve two first place teams with each having a chance to secure a top-2 seed in the NFC playoffs and a first round bye. Last year’s top-2 picks in the NFL draft have led the surprising resurgence, as QB’s Jared Goff and Carson Wentz have both flouri...
Week 14 is Best Shot for Winless Browns to Win Against the Packers
The weeks must get longer and longer for the Cleveland Browns. The laughingstock of the league, the Browns remain winless (0-12) this season and bettors continue to avoid the Browns after going 1-15 last year. The Browns are the biggest turkey of them all, or maybe that’s their head coach Hue Jackson, who is leading the bad news Browns to historical records. After losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-7 on Nov. 19, the Browns ...
Playoff Push and Situational Betting Starts in December and NFL Week 13
Many sports bettors buried their bookies in Week 12, some wagering illegally and hopefully getting paid. The upcoming Supreme Court betting case ‘Christie vs. NCAA’ is going to have a major impact on the sports betting industry, with potential legalization opening up many more opportunities for sports fans and bettors, and revenue sources for the sports, racing and casino industries. The betting favorites went 9-3 ATS ...
New Jersey and other States to Benefit from Sports Betting Case
If you’re a sports bettor, Dec. 4 is a big day. And if you’re in the horse racing industry, especially in New Jersey, a lifeline is being thrown your way. The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a case that could legalize sports betting across the country.
The case is Christie vs. NCAA, and it involves the Professional Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), passed in 1992, which prohibits sports ...
Playoff Races Includes Win and You're In Games in Big Ten, Big 12, ACC and SEC
Another shakeup in the bowl-projections last week and the FBS playoff picture had two more top teams take a tumble heading into college football championship weekend. No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Miami were both upset on the road, while No. 8 Notre Dame also suffered another road defeat as those teams tough schedules appears to have taken it’s toll at the end of the season.
Five teams are now in position to win ...
Rested 49ers off a Bye and Host Struggling Division Rival Seahawks
Another division winner from last year is struggling, as Seattle (6-4) joins Dallas and Green Bay as teams on the outside looking in at the playoffs as the season hits the home stretch. The Seahawks are the struggling with injuries and play three division leaders starting in December following their game at San Francisco this Sunday. But unlike the Cleveland Browns and their turkeys, the San Francisco 49ers have been competit...