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How Did People Place Sports Bets Before Modern Sportsbooks Existed?

December 31, 2019

This is a question that many don’t think to ask because they assume the modern parlor style sportsbook has been around since the dawn of Las Vegas. But that simply isn’t the case. The modern sportsbook set up really isn’t that old at all, just 45 years to be exact. Gambling in general was legalized […]

Tyson Fury Favored in Rematch with Deontay Wilder

December 27, 2019

One of the best fights in recent years was Fury vs Wilder part one which saw a herculean effort by Tyson Fury to come back and secure a draw after being knocked down. The tie virtually guaranteed a rematch and an even bigger payday for both fighters. Today it was announced that the deal had […]

New Jersey Sports Betting Handle Beats Vegas in May

June 27, 2019

The Nevada betting numbers were released today and analysts have been pouring over them. An interesting fact that jumped off the page right away is the the fact that the sports betting handle for Nevada was lower than upstart sports betting state New Jersey. According to the Nevada Gaming Control, $317.4 million was wagered on […]

Table Games and Slots Dominate Vegas Earnings Again in 2018

January 31, 2019

It is no surprise for people that work in the gambling industry that in 2018, tables games, lotteries and slots made much more money for casinos than did sports betting. Las Vegas is the most heavily regulated and monitored gambling location in the world. It also has the most data and for the longest duration […]

WestGate’s SuperBook to Go National

August 20, 2018

In the period of time immediately after the repeal of PAPSA, states who were interested in bringing in sports betting sought out professional sports betting companies that already had experience. They did this so that they may partner with them and bring in an efficient sports betting product, and in a timely manner. Racetracks in […]

What Happens to Unclaimed Winning Sportsbook Tickets?

August 3, 2018

I was recently in Sin City. My brother and I stayed at the Aria and in-between drinking and eating, we were gambling. The table games are always fun. Of course I had to throw down some bets at the sportsbook. At the end of the week I had a wallet full of losing sports betting […]

NBA Partners with MGM

July 31, 2018

The first deal of its kind (in the US) has been reached this week between the NBA and MGM. We have long reported that NBA commissioner Adam Silver likes the idea of sports betting. When the law prohibiting sports betting was struck down earlier this year, many companies got to work figuring out how they […]

What Sports Betting Means for Las Vegas

March 19, 2018

For many years the famous Las Vegas Strip has been a place where people were coming to, looking for the promise of great riches and thrills of excitement. The location is known throughout the country from casino games entertainment and related activities. Among them is betting on sports, although it is certainly not the first […]

Will Vegas Survive Legalized Sports Betting?

March 1, 2018

With sports betting expected to be legalized on the state level, and so many states lining up legislation to make it happen, the question “will Vegas survive?” has been thrown around quite a bit. To your layman, this is a very good question. But to people in the industry, its a non-starter. Sports betting is […]

Sportsbook Handle Expected to Break Records

February 1, 2018

Las Vegas, NV. USA – In three days the Super Bowl will be played and either Philadelphia or New England will be crowned NFL champions. It will be the first for Philadelphia in the modern Super Bowl era and the seventh for New England should they win. According to Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point […]