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South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said he saw the mystery man who won $14 million on the 2017 World Series make a six-figure bet on the Philadelphia Eagles for this Sunday?s Super Bowl. (Image: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Mystery World Series Gambler Bets $1.7 Million on Super Bowl

The Las Vegas bettor dubbed “Sir Let it Ride,” who won $14 million on the first six games of the World Series, is trying his skill at football. He has reportedly placed seven-figure wagers at several area sports book on Sunday’s Super Bowl. He apparently likes the underdog Philadelphia Eagles […]

New England quarterback Tom Brady has won four Super Bowl MVPs and is the 4-5 favorite to win his fifth one this Sunday. (Image: Getty)

Tom Brady Clear Favorite to Win Super Bowl MVP, for Fifth Time

New England quarterback Tom Brady has won more MVPs in the Super Bowl than any other player in history and oddsmakers believe he will capture the honor for the fifth time. The two-time winner of the regular-season MVP award opened as a 4-5 favorite to take the hardware on Sunday. […]

One bettor has placed a multimillion-dollar bet on the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of Super Bowl LII. (Image: USA Today)

MGM Takes First Multimillion-Dollar Super Bowl Bet on Underdog Eagles

An unnamed gambler has made a multimillion-dollar bet on the Philadelphia Eagles ahead of 2018 Super Bowl, according to officials from MGM Resorts, kicking off what promises to be a busy couple weeks for Nevada sportsbooks. The bet, made at an MGM property, appears to be one of the largest […]

Tom Brady is hoping to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the second consecutive year when New England faces Philadelphia in Super Bowl LII. (Image: Getty Images)

Sports Books Enjoying Dream Situation Throughout NFL Playoffs

We know the house supposedly always wins, but in sports betting, week to week, it doesn’t always work that way. For Nevada sports books, however, so far the NFL Playoffs have delivered beyond their expectations, with increased betting handles and game results supporting casino profits. Last Sunday was no exception. […]

Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles has been proving sports books wrong in the playoffs by winning, but will be the underdog again when they face New England. (Image: Getty Images)

Philadelphia Opens as Underdog Against New England in Super Bowl LII

For the third consecutive game Philadelphia is an underdog in the NFL Playoffs as sports books gave them six points against the defending champion New England Patriots for Super Bowl LII. Bettors quickly jumped on the NFC Champions and the line was dropped to 5 Ĺ at most Las Vegas […]

Tom Brady reportedly has a hand injury but will still play in the AFC Championship Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Minnesota, New England Favorites to Win NFL Conference Championships

Coming off one of the most miraculous plays to win a football game possibly in NFL history, the Minnesota Vikings will try and complete another feat never reached in the league. If the squad defeats the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the NFC Championship game they will become the first […]

Those Who Hesitate Can Lose Big Waiting for Line Adjustment

While many watched in horror as Minnesotaís Stefon Diggs scored a 61-yard touchdown as time expired to defeat the New Orleans Saints, 29-24, others were holding on to winning betting slips as others couldnít believe the bad beat they had just experienced. What was the difference between two sets of […]

Ben Roethlisberger will be leading the Pittsburgh Steelers in its AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. (Image: Getty Images)

Divisional Playoffs Show Disparity Between Two NFL Conferences

If you believe oddsmakers New England and Pittsburgh meeting in the AFC Championship game is a foregone conclusion. The two teams that received a bye from the first round of the playoffs are heavy favorites in their match ups this weekend. The Patriots are hosting Tennessee, who upset Kansas City […]

The Buffalo Bills are celebrating their first playoff appearance in 17 years, though they are more than a touchdown underdog to defeat Jacksonville. (Image: Getty Images)

Four Wild Card Contests Signal Start of NFL Playoffs

The NFL Playoffs begin on Saturday with two days of wild card games, signaling professional football’s dominance on both the television and the betting window. There are two games Saturday and two on Sunday. Four of the divisional winners get the weekend off and will face the winners of this […]

Sports Stars, Squads See Share of Scandals in 2017

The world of sports saw a fair amount of controversies in 2017 and two of them had the potential to damage the organizations that oversee them. The NCAA had to confront the dirty little secret that has been known to those in the sports for years in regards to recruiting. […]

Governor Chris Christie has been a supporter of legalizing gambling in his state and the Supreme Court will rule on the issue sometime in early 2918. (Image: Associated Press)

How Long Shot New Jersey Sportsbetting Case Got to Supreme Court

It was an underdog from the start but New Jersey government officials managed to defy heavy odds against them and get its sportsbetting case to be heard by the Supreme Court this year. It is the culmination of a three-year battle the state has waged against the federal government and […]

Floyd Mayweather, left, defeated Conor McGregor on their Aug. 26 fight at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and several seven-figure bets were placed on the champion. (Image: AP)

The Million-Dollar Sports Bets That Made Big News in 2017

Sports gamblers like to wager heavy on big events, and 2017 was no exception. They came to sportsbooks in Las Vegas and plunked down large amounts of cash on contests like the Super Bowl, the World Series, and marquee boxing matches. Some took advantage of favorable odds, others on favorites […]

NFL Playoff Picture Getting More in Focus With Two Weeks Remaining

There are only two weeks remaining in the NFL regular season but several teams last Sunday determined whether they were going to the playoffs. The postseason picture is now much clearer than seven days ago. The AFC Conference has sorted itself out a little more than the NFC and there […]

The Philadelphia Eagles will have to rely on quarterback Nick Foles to lead the team after starter Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday against the Rams. (Image: AP)

Losing Wentz Doesn’t Eliminate Eagles From Super Bowl Contention

Sports books had an immediate reaction after Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sundayís 43-35 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. They raised the odds of the NFL teamís chances of winning the Super Bowl from 11-2 to 9-1. Some odds makers have the team […]