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.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married less than a week ago, but there is already odds posted on when the couple will have children. (Image: AFP/Getty)

Oddsmakers Expect Royal Baby from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Soon

The cake wasn’t even cut at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding Saturday when UK oddsmakers started listing lines on when the newlyweds will start having children. Several internet sportsbooks are taking action on not only when the royal couple will have children, but also what their possible names might […]

Ed Carpenter has grabbed the pole for the third time in the Indy 500, and is looking for his victory. (Image: USAToday Sports)

Indy 500 Odds Favor Tony Kanaan, but Ed Carpenter Could Be Best Bet

Ed Carpenter doesn’t believe in superstition, but taking the pole position for the third year at Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 might be the good luck charm he needs. His other starts at No. 1 were in 2013 and 2104. This is his 15th go at the Brickyard. The veteran driver failed […]

Mohamed Bamba, who played at Texas, wowed many at the NBA Combine and could have moved up the draft. (Image: Getty)

NBA Draft Picks Shuffle After Performances at Combine

The NBA draft is less than a month away and with the conclusion of the combine on Wednesday some players helped their stock, while others saw executive opinions sour on them. Arizona’s DeAndre Ayton is still projected to be the No. 1 pick. Sportsbooks have him at anywhere from a […]

NHL Expansion Team in Seattle Could Become Reality Next Month

As amazing as the success has been for the Vegas Golden Knights, Seattle could actually top Sin City’s efforts. Probably not on the ice, but definitely off it. The Emerald City is vying to join the NHL as the 32nd franchise, with play to begin in 2020. Seattle’s KOMO TV […]

The Borgata casino in Atlantic City could be ready to accept sports bets by the end of June. (

States Racing to Accept Sports Bets After Supreme Court Decision

With the Supreme Court striking down a federal ban on sports betting, some states are scrambling to open sportsbooks in time for the 2018 NFL season, which starts in September. But New Jersey could be ready for this new form of gambling even before then. The American Gaming Association estimates […]

Miguel Angel Jimenez won his first Champions Tour major last week at the Regions Tradition. (Image: Getty)

Miguel Angel Jimenez Shooting for Back-to-Back Champions Tour Majors

Winning two consecutive major championships on the Champions Tour is not unheard of, but winning them back-to-back is a different matter. That’s what Miguel Angel Jimenez will attempt to do this week at the Senior PGA Championship. Jimenez won his first major on the senior circuit when he captured the […]

Unai Emery is reported to be named the new manager of Arsenal. (Image: Getty)

Did Arsenal Really Choose Unai Emery to Be Their Next Manager?

The buzz around Great Britain is that longshot candidate Unai Emery will be the next manager of Arsenal FC, which has many football fans and commentators across England scratching their heads. The club has not formally announced any decision, but several UK newspapers are reporting that Emery has won the […]

Justify won the second leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday at the Preakness, but only by less than an length. (Image:AP)

Justify Wins Preakness, But Not by Enough for Triple Crown Skeptics

In another Triple Crown race in the mud, Justify validated his favorite status at the Preakness, and came out clean as a whistle. The three-year-old thoroughbred’s win on Saturday signaled to his critics that his Kentucky Derby victory earlier in May was no fluke. And now he is one race away from […]

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel had been auditioning at pro days to try and get back in the NFL, but gave up on that dream and signed Saturday with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League. (Image: AP)

Johnny Manziel Headed to Canada, Signs Two-Year Deal with CFL Team

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel didn’t write off his dream of ever playing in the NFL again, but he has postponed it. The 25-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on Saturday. Manziel was looking to make a comeback after his professional […]

Tiger Woods struggled with his putter last week at the Wells Fargo Championship, and placed tied for 55th, his worst finish for four rounds this season. (Image: Getty)

Is It Time to Stop Betting on Tiger Woods?

Tiger Woods looked stunned as he walked off the 18th green after Sunday’s final round of the Wells Fargo Championship. He didn’t make a single birdie during all day for only the 11th time in his career. The last time Woods went an entire round without breaking par on any hole was […]

Arsene Wenger Bids Farewell, but Who Will Succeed Him as Arsenal Boss?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looked out to the capacity crowd of more than 60,000 fans chanting, “There’s only one Arsene Wenger,” and smiled. His 22-year run as the Premier League soccer team’s head man was coming to an end, and he acknowledged the fan’s adulation in his final home game […]

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to make the NFL playoffs again next season. (Image: Getty)

New England, Pittsburgh, Top NFL Playoff Propositions

Twelve of the 32 teams make the NFL playoffs, and handicapping which ones will make the postseason has become a favorite for gamblers. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook recently released its playoff propositions for next season. It is pretty easy to project who will be the top four teams from […]

LaMelo, left, and brother LiAngelo Ball show off their jerseys for the BC Vytautas team, but the two left the squad last week. (Image: AP)

Ball Brothers Basketball Experiment in Lithuania Goes Flat

The Ball brothers are apparently done in Lithuania. LaVar Ball, the controversial father of LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball has pulled his sons from the professional team they were on with two games remaining in the season. Initially officials for the BC Vytautas team said the two were missing an April […]

Tua Tagovailoa, left, and Jalen Hurts celebrate after winning the National Championship in January, but are now locked into a fierce battle for the starting quarterback position. (Image: Getty)

Quarterback Controversy not Affecting Title Odds for Alabama

Alabama football has a problem several college coaches wish they had, two quality quarterbacks vying for the starting position. Junior Jalen Hurts is locked in a battle with sophomore Tua Tagovailoa for the starting position and Crimson Tide fans are wondering who will be under center when the season begins […]