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Cubs vs. Nats Total at 10

Cubs vs. Nats Total at 10

The Cubs vs. Nationals total for Sunday evening's game was coming in at 10 after opening at 9.5.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/19/2019

80 Percent of Consensus Plays Are on Diamondbacks, 85 Percent of Bets on AZ

80 Percent of Consensus Plays Are on Diamondbacks, 85 Percent of Bets on AZ

The betting public is all over the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon as they host San Francisco.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/19/2019

Brooks Koepka Jumps Tiger Woods as 2019 US Open Favorite: Will Pay Out $600 With Win

Amid Brooks Koepka's complete dominance at the PGA Championship, one bookmaker wasted no time adjusting its futures odds for this year's U.S. Open and has made Koepka as the 6/1 favorite.

Submitted by Guest on, May/19/2019

Tonight's Betting Odds, Trends, Line Moves, Picks: NBA, MLB, More - May 19

Consensus plays and most wagered on sides include Bucks, Mets, Brewers, Dodgers, Angels and Diamondbacks

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, May/19/2019

Home Team 8-2 in Last Brewers-Braves Meetings, Atlanta 4-1

Home Team 8-2 in Last Brewers-Braves Meetings, Atlanta 4-1

Up to 74% of consensus picks are on the Milwaukee Brewers in their game against the Atlanta Braves despite a strong trending edge for Atlanta.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, May/19/2019

Influence of Blockchain on Internet Gambling

Influence of Blockchain on Internet Gambling

Ahead of the highly anticipated first ever segment on the long running CBS news magazine 60 Minutes covering bitcoin, Inside Financial looks at the impact blockchain has had on the gaming sector.

Submitted by Aaron Goldstein on, May/19/2019

Legalized Sports Betting in the US: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Legalized Sports Betting in the US: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

John Holden, Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University, has written a must read paper on the legal sports scene in the United States one year after the US Supreme Court overturned the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). 

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2019

Bodexpress Runs Preakness Without a Jockey but Declared 'Did Not Finish' - No Refunds

Bodexpress Runs Preakness Without a Jockey but Declared 'Did Not Finish' - No Refunds

If you had Bodexpress to win the 2019 Preakness Stakes, he was declared "DNF" or "Did Not Finish".

Submitted by Ean Lamb on, May/18/2019

Netherlands Wins Eurovision Final 2019 as Favorites

Netherlands Wins Eurovision Final 2019 as Favorites

The Netherlands won the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in Israel on Sunday in a songfest that passed off without serious incident, despite calls by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott the event.

Submitted by Reuters on, May/18/2019

Tonight's Betting Odds, Trends, Line Moves, Picks: NBA, MLB, More - May 18

Top consensus plays for Saturday: Diamondbacks (84%), Brewers(78%), Mets, White Sox and Twins (75%).

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/18/2019

You're Not Welcome: Illinois Bill Seeks to Prevent Entrance by Draftkings, FanDuel

Language in a current version of bill floating around Illinois legislature seeks to keep out US legal sports betting titans FanDuel and Draftkings, both of which have absolutely cornered the NJ market.  The Cook County record suggests there will most certainly be legal repercussions.

Submitted by Gilbert Horowitz on, May/18/2019

Brooks Koepka 1-7 Odds of Winning Ahead of Final Day PGA Championship

Current PGA Championship chances: Koepka 83.6%, DJ 4.7%, Scott 2%, Spieth 1.5%, Rose 1.4%, Fowler 1%, Berger 0.7%, List 0.7%, Wallace 0.7%, Fleetwood 0.6%, everyone else 3.1%.

Submitted by Alistair Prescott on, May/18/2019

Sports Betting Forums: Top Discussions

We tap into the hottest discussions on the sports betting forums and social media.  Hot now: Caesars-ESPN deal not celebrated by all, Bitcoin exchanges and gambling, Illinois sports betting bill keeps out Draftkings, FanDuel?

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/18/2019

Current Odds Preakness Stakes, Eurovision 2019

Saturday 11 am EST - Eurovision odds: Netherlands -140, Australia 6/1, Switzerland 8/1, Sweden 16/1, Italy 20/1, Iceland 20/1, Russia 28/1 - Preakness Stakes odds: Improbable +245, War of Will 5/1,  Alwaysmining 8/1, Anothertwistafate +750, Bourbon War 8/1, Owendale 10/1, Win Win Win 17/1

Submitted by Mary Montgomery on, May/18/2019

How Do Bookies Pay Their Customers?

How Do Bookies Pay Their Customers?

Do bookmakers in the United States pay their customers by meeting them in person and slipping cash into their hands in some dark alley?  Today's technology makes it easy for bookies to pay clients utilizing other methods.  It's to a point where they hardly even have to meet face-to-face.

Submitted by Frank Doyle on, May/18/2019

‘Vanilla’ Preakness Still Has Intrigue Without Derby Winner

‘Vanilla’ Preakness Still Has Intrigue Without Derby Winner

Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert sit side by side in the corner of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course sizing up the Preakness.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/17/2019

Brewers-Braves Betting Preview - May 17: Two Good Under Trends

Brewers-Braves Betting Preview - May 17: Two Good Under Trends

Seven of the last nine meetings between the Brewers and Braves played in Atlanta have gone UNDER the total.  Half of the last six games played in Atlanta have gone UNDER the current total however.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/17/2019

Rockies are 7-1 in last eight vs. Philadelphia

Rockies are 7-1 in last eight vs. Philadelphia

The Colorado Rockies are 7-1 versus the Philadelphia Phillies and are a +109 underdog.  This year, so far, the Rockies are 3-1 against the Phillies. Before we get too excited here, keep in mind these last eight games were played in Colorado.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/17/2019

Giants vs.Diamondbacks - Only two of Last Ten Have Gone Over Current Total

Giants vs.Diamondbacks - Only two of Last Ten Have Gone Over Current Total

The total on the Giants-Diamondbacks game was 9.  Two of the last ten games in this series have resulted in nine runs.  Six other meetings have gone UNDER that number. Arizona was a -140 favorite here with the line coming up from -129.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/17/2019

Tonight's Betting Odds, Trends, Line Moves, Picks: NBA, MLB, More - May 17

Tonight's Betting Odds, Trends, Line Moves, Picks: NBA, MLB, More - May 17

We have all your latest odds and betting previews for MLB, NBA and the NHL Playoffs for Friday.  Scrolling down, you will find the trends for this game where the OVER is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington.  The total is 8.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/17/2019

Consensus Plays, Betting Volume May 17 1:19 pm EST

Consensus plays and most bet on sides include the Raptors, Angels (75%), Diamondbacks (73%), Phillies, Dodgers, Mets, Astros, Indians (80%), Cardinals (71%) and Cubs.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, May/17/2019

Updated 2019 PGA Championship Odds After Day 1

Brooks Koepka was at 6/4 odds, Dustin Johnson 3/1, Tommy Fleetwood 11/1, Rickie Fowler 20/1, Patrick Cantlay 20/1, Justin Rose 33/1, Jordan Spieth 33/1 and Tiger Woods (my how the mighty have fallen in just one day) at 50/1 odds.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, May/17/2019

MGM May Pay $800 Million in Shooting Settlement

MGM May Pay $800 Million in Shooting Settlement

Casino giant MGM Resorts told federal regulators Thursday it might pay up to $800 million to settle liability lawsuits stemming from the 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas — the deadliest in modern U.S. history.

Submitted by Associated Press on, May/17/2019

Reds Line Move Indicates Avoiding the Cubs

Reds Line Move Indicates Avoiding the Cubs

Our play on the Brewers-Phillies OVER won big earlier in the day, so we tend to avoid a double header in a single day.  Instead we will issue a bit of a warning in light of the Cubs going 8-2 in the last ten against the Reds.  Just be careful taking Chicago this evening.

Submitted by Dan Shapiro on, May/16/2019

Sports Betting News Updates: $2.64 Billion Bet in NJ First Year ...BetMania Back to Normal? AZ and the Over

$2.64 Billion Bet in NJ First Year

Plus an easy win on the Arizona Cardinals OVER 5.5 NFL regular season wins in 2019?

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2019

Mixed Bag for Books Early on With PGA Championship

Mixed Bag for Books Early on With PGA Championship

The books gotta be loving that Tiger Woods is slumping on Day One of the 2019 PGA Championship, or maybe not.

Submitted by Don Shapiro on, May/16/2019

Consensus Plays, Betting Volume May 16 12:45 pm EST

Consensus plays/bet volume: Phillies 66% with most bets, Indians most lopsided consensus 71%, Mets 66%, St. Louis Blues (Friday) 65%, One of the most dangerous picks yet for G911 OVER in the Brewers-Phillies game, and this one went OVER.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2019

Sports Betting News Updates: Mass Lawmakers Not All on Board With Betting, Parx Leads Way in PA

Sports Betting News Updates: Mass Lawmakers Not All on Board With Betting, Parx Leads the Way in PA

Massachusetts state senator: "“I wouldn’t bet on it,” in regard to sports betting coming to the state.  Meanwhile, PA sees big dropoff in April

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2019

Sports Betting News Updates: One Year After PASPA Overturned, Iowa Casino Preparing to Open New Sportsbook, More

Sports Betting News Updates

The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was overturned one year ago this week (May 14, 2018) by the US Supreme Court, thus heralding in a new era of legalized sports betting across the USA.

Submitted by C Costigan on, May/16/2019

How to Start a Profitable Bookie Business

How to Start a Profitable Bookie Business

Moving forward 2019 and beyond, the bookie industry is filled with many challenges and many opportunities, especially the rise of the new media like the internet.  According to Ace Per Head, the online gaming market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world.

Submitted by Guest on, May/16/2019

Breaking News

Sports Betting News Updates: Disney,

Sports Betting News Updates: Disney, Others Risk Reputation, PointBet Refunds on Egregious No Call

A number of media companies have gotten into bed with gambling firms in recent weeks.  Caesars hooked up wtih ESPN last year, well ahead of more recent "open" marriages where the media firms like Fox and possibly Sinclair will act as bet takers.

60 Minutes Looks at Bitcoin

60 Minutes Looks at Bitcoin ...And the Guy Who Spent $800 Million of it on Pizza

This Sunday May 19 at 7 pm EST on CBS (though most certainly delayed a bit with the conclusion of the PGA Championship), the long running CBS news magazine takes a look at the cryptocurrency bitcoin.

Red Dead Online Poker Review - Access Issues

If any company is going to make a run at competing with the big name real money online poker sites like PokerStars, Americas Cardroom or 888, it would be an established gaming site the likes of Rock Star Games.  They recently incorporated poker into their Red Dead Online title, but - SURPRISE - most people can't play for real money.