Finish Line | Four Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races are completed with four different winners. Sunday’s paid the longest odds of all with Ryan Newman taking the Phoenix checkers. The Westgate SuperBook had Newman posted at 80-to-1 odds – only four bettors took him – in what was his first victory since 2013 (Brickyard).view
The Takeover | March Madness has finally cooled off at the books after the people got completely buried on the weekend by the bookmakers.view
Finish Line | We’re only three races into the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, but after watching the brawl in the pits following Sunday’s Kobalt 400 in Las Vegas it feels like we’re already the playoffs.view
The Takeover | First off, I had the chance to check out UFC 209 in person at T-Mobile Arena, which is an amazing venue.view
Vegas Sports Books | I love New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas and the NFR in December brings its own vibe, but this second weekend of March is without a doubt my favorite of the year. It’s the pageantry of three college basketball conference championships playing in town while at the same time NASCAR is making a pit stop on its schedule.view
Finish Line | I didn’t have Kurt Busch to win Sunday’s Daytona 500 at 25-to-1 odds, but did do well on several props bets. But the most wagering fun I had Sunday was the least amount of what I had wagered.view
Vegas Sports Books | Station Casinos has posted odds to win the World Baseball Classic with the first pitch happening Monday and running through March 22 with the championship game at Dodger Stadium.view
Finish Line | It seems like an eternity since the 2016 NASCAR season ended in late November, but the top series – now renamed the Monster Energy Series, will be in action this weekend at Daytona International Speedway with the Clash on Saturday night and 500 qualifying Sunday.view
It isn’t quite Wyatt Earp taking on the Cowboys in the famed 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, but 2017 March Madness has brought a version of a good old fashioned shootout among two prominent Las Vegas casino owners.
EquiLottery has announced an agreement with Mountaineer Park, the thoroughbred and casino complex New Cumberland, West Virginia, that allows its lottery game based on the results of live horse racing to use video feeds from Mountaineer’s annual racing calendar.
In New Hampshire, another effort is underway to legalize casino gambling. Major casino proponent Manchester Sen. Lou D’Allesandro has championed the effort to authorize casinos in the state for the past 18 years.
Iowa’s State Senate, heeding advice from behavioral health specialists, passed legislation last week that would allow problem gamblers to enter a gaming floor five years after the initial issuance of a gambling ban.
Arrogate, the best horse in the world according to international rankings, will head a very representative group of U.S.-based runners on the Dubai World Cup program this Saturday.