Futures Betting

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic opens as the +225 favorite on Circa Sports Preakness futures board. (Image: MyRacehorse/Coady Photography)

Authentic Captures Top Spot on Circa’s Opening Preakness Futures Board

Circa Sports in Las Vegas unveiled its Preakness Stakes futures odds this weekend and, not surprisingly, Kentucky Derby winner Authentic finds himself the opening favorite at +225. This is better than what the foreign books offer. The best odds offered overseas are 3/2. Meanwhile, Authentic celebrated his futures board-topping debut […]

Jackie's Warrior's decisive win in the Hopeful Stakes made him the 4/1 early favorite to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. He's 33/1 to win the 2021 Kentucky Derby. (Image? Mike Kane/Special to the Albany Times Union)

Jackie’s Warrior the One to Watch in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Futures

Jackie’s Warrior made himself the juvenile to watch with his victories in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes and two other races. The overseas bookmakers paid enough attention to make the 2-year-old star the 4/1 favorite to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Oddschecker put Breeders’ Cup Juvenile future lines on 26 […]

Venetian Harbor and Flavien Prat won February's Las Virgenes Stakes by 9 1/4 lengths. She has three runner-up finishes since and the one-time Kentucky Oaks favorite is skipping that race. (Image: Benoit Photo)

One-Time Favorite Venetian Harbor Won’t Dock at Kentucky Oaks

Earlier this spring, Venetian Harbor was the 9/2 futures book favorite to win the Kentucky Oaks. But in an example of how a September Oaks/Derby can negatively affect a horse, the 3-year-old filly will sit out next week’s Oaks. Instead, Venetian Harbor’s trainer, Richard Baltas, is setting his sights on […]

Ladbrokes offers a smorgasbord of prop bets on when Donald Trump will leave office. You can even bet on him self-pardoning himself. (Image: Drew Angerer/Getty)

Wanna Bet on When Donald Trump Leaves Office? There’s a Prop for That

One of the tweets on President Donald Trump’s Twitter feed is a cover of Time magazine with various Trump campaign signs going off into the distant future. “Trump 2024,” followed by “Trump 2028,” “Trump 2032,” “Trump 2036,” and so on. The October 22, 2018, cover story in Time centered on […]

This NASA map illustrates how temperature and rainfall patterns will change around the world by 2100. While the Earth heats up, MyBookie created a market to play global warming. (Image: NASA)

Betting Global Warming 101 — A Primer

He once set odds on where a tracking-device-enabled shark would be in a given body of water. So while David Strauss was playing with numbers in the water, the chief oddsmaker for MyBookie indulged his passion for creating real-life odds markets on a global scale. Make that a global warming […]

New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm will face off for the first game of the 2020 WNBA season (Image: Katy Willens/AP)

WNBA 2020 Week 1 Schedule, Preseason Futures and Ionescu Debut

The WNBA 2020 regular season schedule gets underway on July 25 and runs through Sept. 12. The players are already bubbled (or wubbled) at the IMG Academy in Florida. Fortunately, fans won’t have to wait long for Sabrina Ionescu’s professional debut, scheduled for opening day. The players are already at […]

California Sen. Kamala Harris won't look surprised if she is named Joe Biden's running mate. Neither should bettors. (Image: Chris Carlson/AP)

Kamala Harris is Undisputed Betting Favorite to be Joe Biden’s VP

When presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday laid out plans on “The Late, Late Show with James Corden” for forming an vice presidential advisory committee, one of the most-watched political decisions of the year kicked into another gear. At least 15 sportsbooks around the world are now offering […]

Senator Bernie Sanders campaigns in Las Vegas before the Nevada caucus. (Image: Patrick Semansky/AP)

2020 Election Odds: Bernie Sanders 2/3 Favorite After Nevada Victory

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders improved to 2/3 odds to secure the Democratic party nomination after he won the Nevada caucus over the weekend. Sanders took one huge step closer to finalizing a run against incumbent Republican President Donald Trump in the 2020 national election. With 98% of precincts reporting, Sanders […]

Roger Stone, left, and Paul Manafort are favorites to receive a President Trump pardon, according to odds posted by Bovada. (Image: Getty)

President Trump Pardon Odds Favor Felons, Former Staffers

President Donald Trump handed out 11 pardons on Tuesday, and Bovada put out odds on who President Trump will pardon next. Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of 11 people, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and junk bond kingpin Michael Milken. Trump allies Roger Stone and Paul Manafort are […]

Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) celebrates a dunk against West Virginia at the Ferrell Center in Waco, TX. (Image: Ben Ludeman/USA Today Sports)

2020 March Madness Futures: Kansas, Gonzaga, Baylor 10/1 Odds

This wild and unpredictable season of college basketball lacks a dominant team heading into March Madness. Either the Gonzaga Bulldogs (26-1), Baylor Bears (23-1), or Kansas Jayhawks (22-3) held the #1 ranking during the previous 10 weeks, and all three teams are co-favorites to win 2020 March Madness this season […]

By winning his first race in spectacular fashion, Charlatan drew comparisons to former Bob Baffert trainee Justify. Can he justify those comparisons? (Image: Ernie Belmonte)

A Charlatan has Joined the Kentucky Derby Futures Board

With five victories, the name “Bob Baffert” is synonymous with Kentucky Derby success. Accordingly, the Hall-of-Fame trainer rarely has a Charlatan in his endless barn of 3-year-old Derby hopefuls. Until now. Say hello to Charlatan, the newest top-10 member on the Kentucky Derby Futures Odds board. In his racing debut, […]

Patrick Mahomes opened as the favorite to win the 2020 NFL MVP award at the WestGate Las Vegas SuperBook. (Image: Ronald Martinez/Getty)

Patrick Mahomes Pegged as Early Favorite to Win 2020 NFL MVP

Patrick Mahomes won the 2020 Super Bowl MVP award less than 48 hours ago after leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Now, he’s already the favorite to pick up the league’s Most Valuable Player honor next season as well. The Westgate Las […]

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60th Annual Grammy Awards, Press Room, New York, USA - 28 Jan 2018

Gambling on the Grammys: Expert Music Bettor Breaks Down His Picks

The Grammy Awards aren’t just about music and entertainment. For years, a few sharp bettors have been scoping out each category and winning money where there’s value. Matt Lessinger is one of the few experts with a documented winning record betting on the Grammys, and this year, he shares his […]

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rolls out against the Los Angeles Rams at the LA Coliseum. (Image: Meg Oliphant/Getty)

Seattle Seahawks Now 8/1 Odds to Ship 2020 Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks (11-3) are tied for the best record in the NFC, and currently occupy first place in the NFC West. Oddsmakers recently adjusted the Seahawks to 8/1 odds to win the 2020 Super Bowl, which puts them as the sixth-best favorite on the futures board, according to William […]

NY Yankees CF Aaron Judge and 2B Gleyber Torres celebrate a home run at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (Image: Elsa/Getty)

2020 World Series Odds: New York Yankees Now 4/1 Favorites

William Hill listed the New York Yankees as the betting favorite to win the 2020 World Series at 4/1 odds. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers are the other top favorites on the board, with the Astros at 5/1 odds and the Dodgers at 6/1 odds. The Yankees saw […]

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Nomination Odds for Mayor Pete Surge During Democratic Debate

Pete Buttigieg’s odds to win his party’s presidential nomination improved during Wednesday’s Democratic debate. While Senator Elizabeth Warren maintained her edge, Buttigieg gained in the prediction markets. Pete Buttigieg is one of the front-runners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and judging by the betting action on Predictit, his chances […]