Super Bowl

Super Bowl Prop Bets Creating Big Stir Among Gamblers

Prop bets have become the game inside the game for sports gamblers. The traditional way to gamble on the Super Bowl was to pick one side or the other and the total score of the game. Those days are long gone as these days gamblers have all kinds of options to spend their money.

Prop bets have grown and grown over the past two decades after Perry scored that touchdown and now there are all kinds of options beginning with the games opening coin toss. A person can wager not only on whether the flip will come up heads or tails, but who will win the toss. Also they can connect any of the previously noted options.

Then there are the quarterbacks, how many yards, completions, touchdowns, and interceptions are just a few of the dozens of possibilities that exist based on the quarterbacks.

The same odds can be found for both the running backs and wide receivers as well as tackles made by various defensive players.

Some of the most obvious prop bets are who will win the MVP and who will score the first touchdown. There even is the availability to pick how the first touchdown will be celebrated this year.

Kickers have their own area in which yone can pick how many field goals will be made and missed and also includes distances with varying odds.

Ultimately, the big game must end and for those out there who like to debate that, there are prop bets on who will score last and whether the game will go to overtime or not.

For the old fashioned who do not understand all of these options, the ability is still there to just pick a team that is playing and hope for the best.

Sportsbooks in Delaware

Sportsbooks in Delaware a Possibility By Next Football Season

Traveling by car from the south states of America up through the chilly northeast I decided to stop in the great state of Delaware so that I could tour the popular Dover Downs Race and Casino.

I managed to interview some executives at Dover Downs and ended up discussing what they believe their plans are for the future. With the opening up of slots parlors in Pennsylvania, having Atlantic City not far away, and with the new competition expected to come from the beginning of table games in West Virginia; the Delaware casinos anticipate a major drop in business.

To offset this, the Delaware state legislature is considering ways of improving attendance to their casino sites to ensure that a massive amount of revenue is not lost permanently.

How are they planning on doing this? Well, it is important to know a little known fact, one of the executives told me… “Delaware is one of a few states in America that allow by their constitution betting on sports. However, there has been no legal venue for this to occur.”

According to the executive, the Delaware legislature is currently seeking ways to define their ability to institute this activity and it makes sense since they already do simulcast wagering on horse racing.

Dover Downs is already building a larger hotel on the site in anticipation of increased interest due to the proposed sports betting laws. Delaware is not allowed to have table games such as roulette, blackjack or craps according to their constitution, however. In order for Delaware to offer these games, voters must pass a constitutional amendment and currently there is no talk of such a move.

For years, gamblers have preferred Delaware casinos because the slots have higher payout rates than Atlantic City. The jackpots are not as high, however, the mid range and smaller payouts are more frequent, which helped to make Delaware casinos a more attractive destination for some seniors and many locals. Added to the attraction of tourists to Delaware is that there is no sales tax, which is appealing to seniors who like to go shopping in local area stores, and dining out is less expensive, too. Overall, Delaware offers a good value to the budget conscience.

According to the executives at Dover Downs in Delaware, there may be sports gambling by the next football season which could save the state’s casinos.


Sportsbooks Carry The Real College Football Preseason Polls

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Every season the coaches and the associated press put out preseason polls for the upcoming college football season, but the sportsbooks in Vegas also put out a poll by default, the odds to win the national championship.

What better place to look to find who will be the best teams in college football than the odds to win the national championship.

One must assume that while the AP and coaches poll is filled with bias, the odds from Vegas are a true guide to the upcoming college football season. After all, sportsbooks stand to lose millions of dollars if their predictions are wrong. So let’s take a look at who the real best teams in the country are.

USC heads the list and is the overwhelming favorite in the sportsbook poll at +180. West Virginia comes in at the number two spot at +600, a huge drop from the Trojans.

LSU is the third choice at +700. Texas and Michigan round out the top five with both teams being at +800.

Sixth is where we find the defending national champions with a price of +1000. Wisconsin is seventh at +1300, and Louisville eighth at +1500.

The top ten is actually rounded out by a three way tie between Oklahoma, UCLA, and Florida State, all at +2000.

If you are looking for sleepers and value for your money, check out eleven through fifteen, Auburn, California, Georgia, and Penn State are all +3000, and Tennessee and Notre Dame are at +3500.

Anyone looking to correctly predict what will happen in College Football needs to overlook the useless polls that are the AP and Coaches, and go with the people with the money on the line, the sportsbooks.

Smoke Clears

Smoke Clears on Week Four And Patriots Still King of The NFL

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Surprises were few among the ranks of the unbeaten football teams going into last weekends games, and of those three surprises, only the Packers and Cowboys survived, as the Steelers took their first loss of the year.

Green Bay and Dallas both came up with impressive victories on Sunday to run their records to 4-0 and stay as two of the four undefeated teams in the league.

The Cowboys again used a potent offense to defeat a lifeless St. Louis team while Green Bay ran their winning streak to eight, four from last year and four this season, with a win over Minnesota.

Indianapolis is last years Super Bowl winner and they have played very consistently so far this season as they spotted Denver a ten point lead and then outscored the Broncos 38-10 the rest of the way to secure the victory.

While all of those teams are strong, none of them looks prepared to challenge the New England Patriots who looked virtually unstoppable again on offense in their Monday night win over Cincinnati on the road 34-13.

Equally as impressive for the Pats was the way their defense handled one of the top offenses in the league in the Bengals. They only gave up 13 points and had Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson looking confused for most of the night.

The season is only four games in and many things can happen, but heading into week 5 there are only four teams that can claim to be perfect so far.

Several Teams

Several Teams Making NFL Wagering Predictable This Season

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Usually every season in the NFL, by this time of year odds makers have a strong grasp on all the teams and can accurately put out betting lines that have the public shaking their heads.

This year, however, several teams are making it difficult on the sports books.

The New England Patriots not only might be the best football team of all time by the end of the year, but they are taking gamblers along for the ride as sports books have not come up with a spread high enough this year that the Pats could not cover. Undefeated on the season, and undefeated against the spread, very unusual.

On the other side of the coin, there is the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams, and while they have covered a spread or two between them, for the most part it has been easy money for gamblers who just pick against these two win less teams.

The Dallas Cowboys are another team that has been putting up so many points this year, that it is difficult for odds makers to make lines high enough for gamblers to get scared off and go the other way.

Unlike previous seasons, there seems to be a major distinction between the elite teams in the league and the bottom dwellers, not as many as usual fall into the mediocre category, and that is most of the time a deadly combination for sports books.

As long as the Patriots and Colts keep rolling, and the Dolphins and Rams stay miserable, it could be happy returns for gamblers for the first time in many recent NFL seasons.