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How Wagers Are Coming In For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM | by | ()

Shortly after Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was announced, we let you know about some of the betting options available with sportsbook operator Station Casinos. Today, we're going to look at the opening and current odds offered by William Hill. This will give a glimpse into how people have been wagering on the fight as it approaches. Here's a look at how things have changed:

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CG Technology Halts In-Game Wagering

April 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM | by | ()

CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) recently decided to halt the service that put them on the map. Las Vegas Advisor was the first place we saw with the information that CG Technology decided to stop offering in-game wagering. Since that initial report, Matthew Holt, Vice President of Business Development for CG Technology, confirmed via Twitter that in-game wagering was put on hold for the time being.

CG Technology hopes to launch a new, more robust in-game wagering product by the fall prior to football season. They expect the the new service to have a much larger menu than anything offered in Nevada before.

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Major League Baseball Blackouts Keeping Some Teams Out Of Sportsbooks

April 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM | by | ()

The baseball season is only a week old and we’re already hearing complaints about the awful Major League Baseball blackout rules in Las Vegas.

Blacking out a game is the practice of keeping games off local TV. Most blackout policies exist to protect local broadcasters from competition by out-of-market networks that carry different teams. Even though Las Vegas isn’t home to a Major League Baseball team, it’s still, for some reason, considered to be a home market for way too many different teams. Those teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres.

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Here's How To Wager On Baseball

April 6, 2015 at 3:52 PM | by | ()

The first pitch of the new Major League Baseball season was thrown last night in Chicago (the Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals). The season is now in full swing with games stretching into tonight.

Wagering on baseball is different than betting on football or basketball since baseball games don't use a point spread. When you wager on a baseball game, you're mostly going to bet the money line. Money line wagers mean all you have to do is to pick a winner. If you pick the winning team, you get paid, but not the traditional -110 ($11 to win 10) you would with point spread sports. Since money line betting is different from what most people are used to, it's always nice to have a refresher.

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Great Scott! A 1989 World Series Prediction Is Driving Sports Bettors Crazy!

March 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM | by | ()

The 2015 Major League Baseball season is almost upon us and now is the time for sports bettors to get their pre-season World Series picks in. It’s an especially exciting time for Chicago Cubs fans. After recently signing starting pitcher Jon Lester, this may be the Cubs best chance at breaking the Curse of the Billy Goat in years.

If you’re not the type to believe in curses, perhaps density destiny is more your style. If that’s the case then, before making any wagers, you may want to consider that the outcome of this year’s Series was predicted more than 25 years ago.

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Shop Around For The Best Gambling

March 26, 2015 at 2:05 PM | by | ()

Unless you gamble frequently, you may not realize it isn’t all the same. To the non-gambler, blackjack is blackjack is blackjack. Gamblers know that isn’t true. Not only do many casinos offer different rules, odds and returns for games, you may even find different rules and odds for the same game under the roof of a single casino.

A casino may offer blackjack with different odds depending on if you're by the door, in the high limit room or in the party pit. This can be the case with other forms of casino gambling, from betting on sports to video poker.

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Virtual Horse Racing In The Works

March 17, 2015 at 1:13 PM | by | ()

You may have heard the Nevada Gaming Commission authorized wagering on the Olympics last month. What you may not have heard is that it also approved virtual horse racing the same day.

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May 2 May Be The Busiest Sports Betting Day Of The Year

March 13, 2015 at 12:16 PM | by | ()

The first weekend of May is always a great time to be in Las Vegas. As the weather turns from winter to spring, that weekend will bring Cinco De Mayo parties, the Kentucky Derby, and a big boxing match. This year, that weekend should bring more action than usual to the sportsbooks.

You may have heard that Manny Pacquiao will go head-to-head with Floyd Mayweather in the "Fight of the Century" that weekend. It's expecting to bring in almost as much revenue as the Super Bowl.

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Your Chance To Win Free Entry In Westgate's SuperContest

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March 3, 2015 at 12:41 PM | by | ()

Good News: If you own an iPhone, you can win a free entry to the Westgate football SuperContest (worth $1,500) beginning with this season's college basketball tournament.

Bad News: If you own an Android phone, you’ll have to wait until summer to attempt to win a free entry.

Yesterday, Westgate and Gamblino (a mobile gaming company) announced a partnership to expand the reach of the SuperBook's annual SuperContest. In case you didn’t know, the SuperContest is the world’s largest and most renowned pro football handicapping competition. This partnership is a big deal for the SuperContest as Jay Kornegay, Vice President of Race & Sports for Westgate, has been looking to expand the contest every year in a way similar to how the World Series of Poker has grown.

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Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao Betting Odds

March 2, 2015 at 2:42 PM | by | ()

You don’t have to be a fan of boxing to know that Floyd Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in the "Fight Of The Century" May 2 at MGM Grand. The boxing match took five years to come together and people are stoked. As previously detailed, hotel room prices have skyrocketed for the weekend. Tickets haven’t gone on sale yet, but brokers are already offering tickets for up to $10,000. Yowza.

Whenever there’s a big fight, sportsbooks are quick to make odds available. In fact, odds for this fight have been appearing off and on for the past couple years while the fight was negotiated. Here are the current odds from Station Casinos:

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You Can Now Bet On The Olympics In Las Vegas

February 26, 2015 at 7:34 PM | by | ()

In December, South Point petitioned the Nevada Gaming Control Board to amend regulations to allow wagering on the Olympics in their sportsbook. Last week, that petition was recommended unanimously for approval. A final thumbs up was awarded this afternoon. The decision is effective immediately.

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Would You Rather Wager At Sportsbooks Or With Fantasy Sports?

February 25, 2015 at 2:20 PM | by | ()

Whether you agree or disagree that sports wagering and fantasy sports, especially daily fantasy, are gambling, they’re similar enough to have a comparative discussion. This week, Bloomberg wrote that fantasy sports websites are positioned to become legal online gambling sites in the future. Fantasy websites tend to argue against that statement since they want to keep their noses clear of online sports gambling which isn’t legal in nearly as many states as fantasy sports.

Right now, fantasy sports is living in an online space similar to where online poker was 12 years ago before Black Friday shut down most poker websites in America. The online poker boom was great for poker players in Las Vegas. Just about every casino opened a poker room because of the popularity explosion.

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