Sports Betting

Tampa Bay was already an underdog for the first game of the NFL regular season, but when starting quarterback Jameis Winston was suspended for the first three games, the line moved even more. (Image: Getty)

Beware of Early Betting Lines for Week 1 of NFL Regular Season

Sportsbooks released their lines for the first week of the NFL regular season in early May, but it’s tough to get a sense of how a team is going to be before they’ve even signed their draft picks. Gamblers pour over the odds, trying to get an edge, and now […]

Not only is Alabama a 7/4 pick to win the national championship, they are a 5/8 selection to win the SEC Championship game on Dec. 1 at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Image: AP)

Does Value Exist in Betting College Football Conference Championship Games?

Scan the lines on the teams picked to win the college football conference championship games and the odds are pretty dismal. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook and Station Casinos recently released their odds and finding any value is pretty challenging. That should be expected for the power conferences such as […]

France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final. (Image: Witters Sport/USA Today Sports)

Analysis: $155 Billion Bet on 2018 FIFA World Cup

As the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup draws not only the largest global audience but also the most betting of any competition. And thanks to data technology, FIFA now says they have the numbers to prove just how big a betting spectacle Russia 2018 turned […]

Clint Bowyer won at Michigan International Speedway in June, and will try and win again Sunday at the Consumers Energy 400. (Image: Getty)

Can NASCAR’s Big Three Be Blanked Out Again at Consumers Energy 400?

With Chase Elliott winning last week at Watkins Glen, drivers not named Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., and Kyle Busch have a chance to do something that hasn’t been done all season this weekend at the Consumers Energy 400. If another driver besides the Big Three wins at Michigan International Speedway […]

Will Cam Newton have extra motivation to play well against Buffalo after disparaging comments from former teammate Kelvin Benjamin, who is now with the Bills? (Image: Getty)

Five Bets: NFL Preseason Highlights Rookie, Returning Quarterbacks

With the first week of the NFL preseason beginning Thursday, football fans will have 16 games to watch and wager on through Saturday. There are 12 games on Thursday, two on Friday, and two on Saturday. Usually there isn’t much to get excited about at the first exhibition games, but […]

Charles Oakley (center) pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge that allowed him to avoid jail time after a cheating incident at the Cosmopolitan. (Image: Sporting News)

Charles Oakley Pleads No Contest in Cosmopolitan Casino Cheating Case

Former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, a move his lawyers say will fully resolve the casino cheating accusations leveled against him by the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Oakley was arrested by Nevada Gaming Control Board agents on July 8 […]

Georgia coach Kirby Smart is ready to challenge again for the National Championship. (Image: USA Today Sports)

College Football Betting on Win Totals Requires Season-Long Vision

The college football season is a tad over three weeks away, and the clock is ticking for gamblers wanting to place their wagers on the total number of wins certain teams will achieve before the season begins. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has put out its estimates for win totals […]

Jay Kornegay has been in charge of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook since 2004. (Image: John Reger)

Game Time: Jay Kornegay Knows Sports Betting and Sees a Booming Future

Jay Kornegay has been a sports betting professional for more than 30 years — taking bets, not placing them. And as Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook’s vice president of race and sports operations for the past 15 years, he’s in charge of one of the biggest sports betting operations in the […]