John Reger

John Reger

Sports Betting  |  LAS VEGAS

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Journeyman journalist John Reger is in the Vegas sportsbooks chasing down the latest shift in the world of sports betting and all things odds-related. He previously worked as a sports writer for the Orange County Register in California and is the author of Wit and Wisdom of Golf (2001) and Quotable Wooden (2012), among other books.

Patrick Mahomes is the highest-paid player in sports, and several sportsbooks are offering prop bets on the Kansas City quarterback. (Image: Sports Illustrated)

Sportsbooks Offering Rich Amount of Patrick Mahomes Prop Bets

With Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes signing a record, 10-year, $503-million contract extension, sportsbooks are putting up some interesting prop bets. Several facilities are posting lines on everything from how many Super Bowls he’ll win to over/under lines on his passing yards and touchdowns this season. The Westgate SuperBook […]

IndyCar driver Rinus VeeKay is excited fans will be in attendance at this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix (Image:

REV Group Grand Prix First IndyCar Race to Have Fans

The IndyCar Series will have fans in attendance for the first time this season at this weekend’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America doubleheader. The move comes despite increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in the United States. The World Health Organization on Wednesday reported 89,134 COVID-19 cases in the […]

Jimmie Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but is now free of the disease, and will return to racing this Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Jimmie Johnson Ready to Return After COVID-19 Scare

After becoming the first Cup Series driver to contract COVID-19, Jimmie Johnson has been cleared by NASCAR officials to return to racing. The 44-year-old withdrew from last week’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway after testing positive for the disease. It was the first time in his career that Johnson […]

Patrick Cantlay is one of the top picks to win this week’s Workday Charity Open. (Image: Getty)

Workday Charity Open First of Two Events at Muirfield Village

PGA Tour players will spend the next two weeks competing on the same golf course in Columbus, Ohio, but this week’s Workday Charity Open will have different conditions than next week’s Memorial. Muirfield Village will be a much easier golf course this week than it will for next week’s event. […]

PGA Tour commissioner announced on Monday that the Memorial Tournament will not have fans in attendance. (Image: AP)

Memorial Tournament Will be Fan-Free

The PGA Tour has pulled back on its plan to have fans at the Memorial Tournament, announcing Monday it will now prohibit galleries from the event. The Memorial was supposed to be the first event that would have fans in attendance. The COVID-19 global pandemic has worsened in the US […]

Bryson DeChambeau is now the favorite to win the Masters at a couple of sportsbooks after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic on Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Bryson DeChambeau Muscles Up to Become Masters Favorite

Bryson DeChambeau’s victory on Sunday rocketed him up the betting boards, making him the new favorite to win the Masters. DeChambeau, who had odds as high as 30/1 at the start of the year, is now the top pick at two sportsbooks. He’s also a co-favorite with Rory McIlroy at […]

Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo successfully defended their Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest titles, and set new world records. (Image: Getty)

Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo Set Hot Dog Eating World Records

Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo not only defended their Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest titles, but also broke world records in the process. The contest also had two firsts on Saturday. The location was different this year because of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The carnival atmosphere at Coney Island was […]

Denny Hamlin won last week at Pocono, and is a favorite to win Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Image: AP)

Harvick, Hamlin Could Make Brickyard 400 Two-Man Race

Whether you call it by its new name, the Big Machine Hand Sanitizer, or the preferred Brickyard 400, this is still one of NASCAR’s biggest races of season. Drivers constantly talk about their enthusiasm about coming to iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway to compete. Though the date is different, and there […]

Washington owner Dan Snyder is considering getting rid of the team’s nickname the Redskins. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Washington Owner Dan Snyder Considering Changing Name of Redskins

After resisting changing the nickname for years, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder might finally be bowing to pressure. Many consider Redskins to be offensive to Native Americans, and have lobbied Snyder to change the name. Several sponsors have signaled they might end business relationships with the NFL team if the […]

Jimmie Johnson tested positive for COVID-19, and will not race in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Image: AP)

Jimmie Johnson Out of Brickyard 400 After Positive COVID-19 Test

Jimmie Johnson announced Friday he has tested positive for COVID-19, and will not be competing in Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the 44-year-old’s final full-time season in the Cup Series. He has made 663 consecutive Cup series starts, the longest streak among active drivers. Johnson has […]

Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo are the defending champions of the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest. (Image: UPI)

Three States Taking Bets on Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

The annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest might not have fans, but gamblers in three US states will be able to legally bet on the action for the first time. New Jersey, Colorado, and New Hampshire sportsbooks will be taking wagers on the July 4th contest. The hot dog eating […]

Viktor Hovland has been one of the most consistent golfers on the PGA Tour in the last three tournaments. (Image: Getty)

One Bet, $100: Rookie Viktor Hovland Looks Like a Veteran

Viktor Hovland is one of the rising stars on the PGA Tour, having won once already in just over a year as a professional. The Norwegian, who also won the 2019 US Amateur, has already established himself as one of the top rookies on the tour. That’s why with this […]

Patrick Reed is the third pick by oddsmakers at this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic at 16/1. (Image: Jamie Squire)

Who Will Blast Off at the Rocket Mortgage Classic?

Even though Bryson DeChambeau is the 6/1 favorite to win this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, the Detroit Golf Club doesn’t appear to be a good fit for him. The Donald Ross-style golf course features tight, tree-lined fairways, which could hinder the tour’s No. 2 leader in driving distance. Hold on, […]

Harris English was the latest PGA Tour golfer who tested positive for COVID-19. (Image: Getty)

PGA Tour Dealing Feverishly with COVID-19 Crisis

Five golfers have now tested positive for COVID-19, but PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said the tour’s protocols are working. Harris English is the latest casualty, announcing Monday that he’s withdrawing from this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic after testing positive for the virus. English joins Cameron Champ, Denny McCarthy, and […]

Kevin Harvick won on Saturday, and said he is a big fan of NASCAR’s Pocono doubleheader. (Image: AP)

NASCAR Pocono Raceway Doubleheader a Hit with Drivers

Two NASCAR races in two days might seem like a grind, but the doubleheader at Pocono Raceway was actually well received by most drivers. It might happen more often next year, and could provide a way to shorten the schedule. The NASCAR season currently starts with the Busch Clash at […]

Bryson DeChambeau has packed on 20 pounds of muscle, and said he is ready to win at this week’s Travelers Championship. (Image: Mike Lawrie)

One Bet, $100: Bryson DeChambeau Ready to Flex at Travelers Championship

Bryson DeChambeau has seen positive results coming from his new fitness routine, and it may pay off this week at the Travelers Championship. That’s why with this week’s One Bet, $100, I’m picking DeChambeau at 12/1 to win the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Last week […]