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.

Audible is included in several Kentucky Derby prop bets being offered by sportsbooks. (Image: Eclipse Sportswire)

Wagering Available for More Than Just Winner of Kentucky Derby

While the odds are pretty straightforward for the Kentucky Derby, there is a myriad of betting options for the race besides just picking the winner. Sportsbooks, especially internet ones, have several proposition wagers that gamblers can make on Saturday’s Run for the Roses. Horse racing has so many built in […]

President Donald Trump appeared at a rally in Michigan on Saturday. (Image: AFP/Getty)

Could President Donald Trump Win Nobel Peace Prize?

President Donald Trump is known for his rancor on social media, but he is now getting credit for his diplomacy. The leader of the United States has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the conflict between North and South Korea. Eighteen House Republicans signed […]

Baker Mayfield was picked first in the NFL Draft and it led to confusion on one of the prop bets at William Hill. (Image: Getty)

William Hill Delays NFL Draft Prop Bet Payments Amid Confusion

Cleveland thought it was getting the best player in the NFL Draft, and bettors believed they were going to be paid off on a prop bet on the No. 1 pick, Baker Mayfield. While it remains to be seen about the Oklahoma quarterback’s worth to the Browns, gamblers got temporarily […]

Jocks Rule at Season 26 of Dancing with the Stars

When trying to project who will win Dancing with the Stars it was a good bet to select an athlete. In the 25 previous contests, athletes have won 10 of them. But what do gamblers do if all the contestants are athletes? That is the conundrum facing those who want […]

Tom Brady Shoots Down Retirement Talk, Bill Belichick Feud

Tom Brady didn’t waste any time on Monday to put New England fans at ease. One of the NFL’s best quarterbacks of all time said he was returning to the Patriots and that he and Head Coach Bill Belichick are not feuding. The Patriots signal caller was at the Milken Institute […]

Golden State, Houston Exhibit Will in NBA Second Round Playoff Victories

If there was any doubt about who the favorites were for the NBA Championship they were quickly erased in the Golden State’s and Houston’s NBA second round playoff openers. The two Western Conference teams cruised past upstarts Utah and New Orleans over the weekend. The Jazz and Pelicans were heavy […]

NASCAR Restrictor Plate Race at Talladega Will Get Even Slower

There have been nine races so far on the NASCAR circuit and Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch have won six of them. Neither, however, is the favorite to win this Sunday’s Geico 500 at famed Talladega Superspeedway, and even more drivers might be in the mix because of a decision […]

After a nearly month-long break after finishing tied for 32nd at the Masters, Tiger Woods will play the next two tournaments. (Image: Getty)

After Month Break, Tiger Woods Commits to Consecutive Tournaments

Tiger Woods decided it was time to get back on the golf course. The 42 year old committed on Thursday to play back-to-back events beginning next week with the Wells Fargo Championship, followed by the Players Championship. The Wells Fargo will be the first event since he finished tied for […]

Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers were picked to be a World Series contender, but they have faltered so far this season. (Image: Getty)

Dodgers Dive Down Division Deeply Disturbing

The Dodgers struggling season continued and their latest embarrassment also broke a record. Los Angeles lost to lowly Miami on Wednesday after being posted as huge favorites. According to BetLabSports, a company that runs a sports betting database since 2005, it was the biggest favorite to lose since the Washington […]

The Raiders, who will be moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 season, made their late-round picks for the NFL Draft at the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign on the Strip last year, and got Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to help. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Teams Spicing Up NFL Draft Day 3 with Picks at Exotic Locales

The NFL Draft has become big business, but after the first round, interest tends to tail off, which is why teams have come up with unusual ways to keep fans watching. Unusual places for Saturday’s picks have now become commonplace and organizations are trying to outdo one another. ESPN treats […]

Las Vegas Aces, Oddsmakers Betting A’ja Wilson Turns Team Around

A’ja Wilson, the newest member of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, wasn’t disappointed going to a team that has had the worst record three consecutive years. The No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft doesn’t believe they will be in the cellar in 2018. The team’s season begins on […]

AT&T Stadium is all set for the NFL Draft, which begins Wednesday evening. (Image: Facebook)

Internet Sportsbooks Offer Hugging, Crying Prop Bets for NFL Draft

Already made your bet on which quarterback will go first in the NFL Draft and you are looking for more unique action? The internet sportsbooks have you covered. Sites like BetDSI have listed several unusual proposition wagers to go along with the standard offerings. The NFL Draft, which begins Thursday […]

Prince William and Kate Middleton exit the hospital after the birth of their third child. (Image: Getty)

Prince William Drops Royal Baby Name Hint: HRH Prince Jerry?

As Great Britain goes gaga for what the royal baby name will be, Prince William dropped a hint Wednesday, and it wasn’t a nod toward Arthur, the leading choice at UK betting shops and internet sportsbooks, which currently place those odds at 5/2. The man who is second in line […]

PGA Team Format Catching on with Players at Zurich Classic

The Zurich Classic was in a tough spot on the PGA Tour schedule. Three weeks after the Masters and two weeks before the Players Championship, many golfers at the top of the Official World Golf Rankings (OWGR) were skipping the event. Some were still recovering from the mental and physical […]