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.

There are three prop bets being offered on Loyola-Chicago’s popular team chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean Becomes Exotic Darling of Final Four Prop Bets

While Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt might be preoccupied praying for her Loyola-Chicago team in the NCAA Tournament, sportsbooks have been busy including her in their slate of Final Four prop bets. The 98-year-old team chaplain has been a fixture on the Ramblers sideline, and now she’s getting attention from internet […]

Western Kentucky has upset two top teams to reach the Final Four of the NIT at Madison Square Garden. (Image: Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

NIT Final Four: Western Kentucky Turns NCAA Woe into Title Shot

The members of Western Kentucky’s basketball team could have been dejected playing in the NIT instead of the NCAA Tournament. They missed qualifying for March Madness by a single point, losing in the title game of the Conference USA Tournament to Marshall, 67-66. With their ticket to the NCAA Tournament […]

Michigan players celebrate the team’s victory that will send them to the Final Four in San Antonio. (Image: Los Angeles Times)

Longshots and Cinderellas Upsetting NCAA Tournament Bettors

Not everyone loves an underdog, especially those betting on the NCAA Tournament. Gamblers have been getting killed by all the upsets, and that trend continued in the four Elite Eight games over the weekend. Since the Sweet 16 favorites are 5-15 against the spread, sportsbooks are cleaning up as the […]

Pope Francis was a 25/1 long shot on internet betting sites when he was named to head the Vatican in 2013. (Image: Getty)

Who’s a Favorite to Be Next Pope? Betting Lines on Possible Francis Successors

There is no indication that Pope Francis is in ill health, but that hasn’t stopped oddsmakers from prognosticating about his death. Several internet betting sites have posted odds on who will replace the leader of the Catholic Church, and similar to bets about the British Royal family, speculating on the Pontiff’s […]