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Oct 23 2014

Betting on the World Series of Poker

Some things are worth the wait. Event No. 65 of the 2014 World Series of Poker is about to resume after a four-month hiatus. This is the big one, the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, where the winner gets to take home $10 million. Back in July, they whittled the field down from 6,683 to t...
Oct 14 2014

Mark Newhouse Makes a Pair at WSOP

Over 6,300 people played in the main event at the 2013 World Series of Poker. Mark Newhouse was one of them, and he made it all the way to the final table, finishing in ninth place for a cool $733,224 in prize money. Not a bad day at the office. One year later, and Newhouse is still defying the...
Oct 09 2014

Three Noteworthy Canadian Poker Players

Canada is home to some of the most fascinating poker celebrities to ever play their way into the high stakes world of professional poker. Here are three of the many noteworthy professional poker players who make us proud to be Canadian.  Daniel Negreanu: Toronto, Ontario The man who needs ...
Oct 07 2014

Guide to Winning at Roulette

Of all the casino games invented so far, roulette might be the greatest. You have the feel of the chips, a clicking wheel, and a colorful game that’s simple to play. Millions of people have played roulette in the casino, and thanks to modern technology, billions of people have the opportunity...
Sep 22 2014

Three-Year-Olds Dominate Field for Jockey Club Gold Cup

*/ Even with award-winning Will Take Charge officially out of the picture with a leg injury, this year’s field for the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) will be an exciting primer for November’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). Wicked Strong, Tonalist and VE Day are targeting the 1 ¼ mile...
Sep 16 2014

Athletes and Poker: A Love Story

What compels us to play sports? For most of us, it’s the competition, the physical and mental exercise, and/or the opportunity to socialize. But for professional athletes, it’s all of the above – plus the money. Lots and lots of money if they’re really good at it. No wonder athletes can...
Sep 15 2014

California Chrome Aims for Pennsylvania Derby Score

*/ Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome will be among the top contenders for the $1M Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx Racing on Saturday, September 20. Candy Boy and Bayern will join 3-year-olds willing to go 1 1/8 miles. In his first start since finishing fourth for the Triple Crown in the ...
Sep 11 2014

Big 10 has been a Big Bust so Far in 2014 Season

The college football season is just two weeks old, but the Big 10 has already curtailed its chances of winning its first national championship since the 2002 campaign. That's how badly things went for the conference in Week 2. The non-conference game of the season took place last Saturday...
Sep 11 2014

Hawks Hold the Line Despite Scandal

The Atlanta Hawks might not cost $2 billion like the Los Angeles Clippers, but they’re up for sale anyway after their lead owner made some racially insensitive remarks. Bruce Levenson put his controlling interest on the market Sunday; Levenson reportedly authored an email two years ago where ...
Sep 09 2014

Ray Rice Distraction Last Thing Ravens Need Heading Into Thursday

Unless you have been stranded on a desert island, you probably know that the Baltimore Ravens released star running back Ray Rice on Monday after a video of him assaulting his now wife in an elevator surfaced. Rice had been suspended for the first two games of the season for the incident, but t...
Sep 09 2014

World’s Most Coveted Slot Machine Pays Out the Jackpot After Over 20 Years

We thought it might never happen. After years of sitting, waiting and wishing, we can now rest assured that the jackpot has surfaced. We are talking about the Lion’s Share slot machine at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and the progressive jackpot that’s spent a little bit too much time progressi...
Sep 09 2014

Minorette Tops Sands Point Nominees

Graded stakes racing at Belmont Park kicks off with the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2); it will be a 1 1/8 mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, September 13. Among the notable nominees are Minorette, Zinzay and Sea Queen. After a juvenile season spent overseas, Minorette has bee...
Sep 09 2014

Your New World Series Favorites: the LA Angels

Some intrepid baseball betting fans could be in for a big payday this October. If you scooped up the Los Angeles Angels at 22/1 on the MLB futures market back in May, when the Angels were struggling to stay above .500, you must be feeling pretty good right about now. The Halos have become the b...
Sep 05 2014

MLS Betting Action Heats Up on the Weekend

The Los Angeles Galaxy finished August on a soccer betting surge, going a perfect 4-0-0 on their final four games of the month. The Galaxy were one of the strongest soccer bets in the entire MLS over that stretch, outscoring opponents 13-4 over their last four games. Los Angeles now sits in sec...
Sep 05 2014

Michigan State-Oregon is the Season’s Top Non-Conference Game

As the polls currently stand, there is only one non-conference game in the 2014 college football regular season that pairs two Top 10 teams: Saturday's matchup between Oregon and Michigan State. The Ducks open as 11.5 point home favorites on NCAA football betting lines. The Michigan State ...
Sep 05 2014

Rookie Derek Carr adds Intrigue to Raiders-Jets Week 1 Matchup

The Raiders have appointed rookie Derek Carr as the team's starter for Sunday at the Jets. New York is a 5.5 point favorite on football betting lines. The total is a low 39.5 for football betting online. Carr, a second-round pick out of Fresno State, was supposed to sit and learn behind ve...
Sep 03 2014

Are the Wolves Better Bets Without Love?

It’s usually pretty bad news when your best player forces his way out of town. But the Minnesota Timberwolves aren’t sweating it after trading disgruntled big man Kevin Love (26.9 PER) to the Cleveland Cavaliers. If anything, this trade should help the Timberwolves beat the NBA odds this ye...
Sep 03 2014

Top Four Defensive Rookie of the Year Candidates

A panel of experts at NFL.com provided their picks for 2014 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and four players were selected: Houston's Jadeveon Clowney, Oakland's Khalil Mack, Pittsburgh's Ryan Shazier and Baltimore's CJ Mosley. It just so happens that they are the sa...
Sep 02 2014

Will Tanaka Save the Yankees?

He was the best pitcher in the majors even before he made his first start. Masahiro Tanaka (3.06 FIP) came to the New York Yankees in January after going 24-0 for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles in 2013. Yes, 24-0. And Tanaka picked up right where he left off, racking up 16 straight quality st...
Sep 02 2014

Vicar’s in Trouble Seeks Smooth Trip in Super Derby

The fall racing season is underway with the running of the $400,000 Super Derby (G2) at Louisiana Downs. The 1 1/8 mile race is for 3-year-olds and will take place on Saturday, September 6. Among those targeting the Super Derby are Vicar’s in Trouble, Louies Flower and East Hall. One of the e...

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