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.

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz was manhandled most of the game against Seattle, but did manage a Hail Mary pass at the end of game that gave one gambler a devastating $500,000 bad beat. (Image: Getty)

Worst Bad Beat of All Time? Bettor Feels the Pain of Losing $500K in 12 Seconds

It would probably be wise to keep the sharp objects away from the bettor who wagered $500,000 on Seattle against Philadelphia on Monday Night Football, then watched in horror as he suffered the worst bad beat in recent memory. The unidentified gambler placed the half-million-dollar wager at BetMGM Monday afternoon, […]

Washington trounced Dallas 25-3 in the team’s first meeting in October, but whoever wins on Thanksgiving will take over sole possession of first place in the NFC East. (Image: AP)

Washington Dallas Thanksgiving Game Comes with a Side of First Place

If Washington and Dallas were in any other NFL division, they would be focusing on their draft plans. Instead, the two teams with losing records have a realistic chance to make the playoffs. The winner of Thursday’s game will take sole possession of first place in the NFC East. It […]

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is the overwhelming favorite to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. (Image: AP)

Burrow’s Knee Injury Gives Herbert Leg Up on NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is now the overwhelming favorite to win the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday. The two quarterbacks were locked in a battle at sportsbooks for the postseason honor, but Burrow’s misfortune now gives […]

The NCAA announced a plan on Monday to have the 2021 men’s basketball tournament in one location, possibly Indianapolis. (City of San Antonio)

NCAA Seeks One Location for 2021 Men’s Basketball Tournament

Eight months after the bubble burst on the 2020 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, officials believe they’ve come up with a sane idea to protect next year’s March Madness from the coronavirus epidemic. College sports’ ruling body announced on Monday they are in discussions with Indianapolis city officials to play all […]

All-time winner Ken Jennings, right, was a favorite of Alex Trebek, and is the favorite to be the next Jeopardy! host. (Image: ABC)

Who Will be the Next Jeopardy Host? Betting Lines Open

With the tragic passing of long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek from pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, speculation has begun on who the next host will be. Oddsmakers believe former contestant Ken Jennings, the show’s all-time winningest player, will be chosen to replace Trebek. BetOnline has Jennings the favorite at +100, […]

New England’s Cam Newton might have been celebrating, but those that backed Baltimore in the NFL Week 10 game suffered a betting disaster. (Image: Getty)

NFL Week 10 Betting Recap: Heavily Backed Ravens, Browns Crush Gamblers

Gamblers were certain Baltimore and Cleveland would cover against teams with losing records in NFL Week 10 betting, but instead saw sub-500 New England and Houston destroy their dreams. Sportsbooks also won on Carolina, Green Bay, and Philadelphia. Baltimore faced New England in the Sunday night game and was hammered […]

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods have all won multiple Masters championships. (Image: AP)

From Hogan to Tiger: OG’s Complete List of Masters Winners Since 1934

We have compiled a complete list of Masters winners since the tournament began in 1934, as well as some of the historic moments from the most prestigious of golf’s four major championships. It might be the youngest of the bunch, but it is the most iconic, and has provided some […]

Dustin Johnson has not finished worse than 10th at his last four Masters’ appearances, and at 9/1 is a great pick to win the major championship. (Image: Reuters)

One Bet, $100: Dustin Johnson Great Under Radar Masters Pick at 9/1

Pushed down the Masters headlines from Bryson DeChambeau’s muscles and Tiger Woods’ chances at repeating, is Dustin Johnson. The 36-year-old is playing like a major champion, and is flying under the radar. Johnson is 9/1 at several sportsbooks, behind 8/1 favorite DeChambeau, who many prognosticators have all but handed the […]

Bryson DeChambeau has brought a new power game to Augusta, and is the favorite to win the Masters at several sportsbooks. (Image: Getty)

Bryson DeChambeau Ready to Push Augusta National Around at Masters

Ever since Byson DeChambeau muscled his way to a US Open win nearly two months ago, there’s been speculation on whether the bulked up golfer will bully Augusta National at this week’s Masters. Oddsmakers certainly believe he will dominate the major championship: he’s the 8/1 favorite at William Hill, Ladbrokes, […]

After a strip sack by Miami’s Emmanuel Ogbah, teammate Shaq Lawson got the NFL Week 9 highlight by scooping up the loose ball and running in for a touchdown. (Image: CBS Sports)

NFL Week 9 Highlights: Baltimore’s Defense Shines, Miami’s Scores

It’s usually offenses that score, but the defenses for Baltimore and Miami each found their way into the end zone — and the highlight reel — in Week 9. Both scoring plays also paid off handsomely for bettors lucky enough to make a wager on the Ravens or Dolphins defense […]