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  • Million Dollar Bets Coming in on Floyd Mayweather at 11th Hour

    Million Dollar Bets Coming in on Floyd Mayweather at 11th Hour

    In the days leading up to the fight, as many had predicted, the “whales” from around the world are putting big money on heavy favorite Floyd Mayweather. ESPN is reporting that multiple $1 million+ bets had been placed on Thursday, many at odds around -550, meaning that a winning million-dollar bet would net the bettor about […]

  • Here Are the Weirdest Super Bowl 51 Prop Bets You Can Actually Make

    Here Are the Weirdest Super Bowl 51 Prop Bets You Can Actually Make

    Every year sportsbooks around the world offer hundreds of different Super Bowl prop bets, and Super Bowl 51 is no exception. Prop bets, for those of you who don’t regularly hand over portions of your paychecks to guys named Vinny, are bets you make on events not directly related to the outcome of a game. […]

  • Patriots Open as 3-Point Favorites Over Falcons in Super Bowl 51

    Patriots Open as 3-Point Favorites Over Falcons in Super Bowl 51

    The Patriots have opened as early favorites to beat the Falcons in Super Bowl 51. This is not shocking news. The Patriots were favored to win Super Bowl 51 before Super Bowl 50 was even played. That changed slightly when the NFL suspended Tom Brady for the first four games of the season. But it […]

  • Starbucks Barista Wins $900K in Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest

    Starbucks Barista Wins $900K in Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest

    A 32-year-old Starbucks barista from Las Vegas won the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, the most prestigious football handicapping contest in the world. Now he’s going to get a giant novelty check made out for more than $900K. The SuperContest is a Vegas institution that costs $1,500 to enter. Each week of the NFL season, contestants […]

  • Report: Daily Fantasy Heavyweights DraftKings and FanDuel Are Broke

    Report: Daily Fantasy Heavyweights DraftKings and FanDuel Are Broke

    DraftKings and FanDuel are both pretty much broke according to a new report in the New York Times. The controversial daily fantasy sports juggernauts are close to reaching a settlement with New York state attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman that will see them pay somewhere between $8 million and $12 million complaints of false advertising. […]

  • Syracuse Made One Bettor Rich, Could Make Another Even Richer

    Syracuse Made One Bettor Rich, Could Make Another Even Richer

    Few bettors had faith in the Syracuse Orange when the NCAA Tournament kicked off a few weeks ago, but those who did could be on the verge of cashing in big-time. One dude, for example, placed a $100 bet on Syracuse to win the tournament on January 13th at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, […]

  • March Madness Betting Expected to Exceed $9.2 Billion

    March Madness Betting Expected to Exceed $9.2 Billion

    You’ve gotta hand it to the first guy who thought to really pimp out the bracket as the preferred method of keeping tabs on the NCAA Tournament. Sure, it makes sense, but they could have used something goofier like an Elimination Wheel or a Victors’ Ladder. Instead, the tournament is all neatly contained and quantifiable, […]