V.I.P. On the Mark | Some early advice for handicapping the PGA championship coming up quickly a week from Thursday at Baltusrol in New Jersey – winners of the first three majors were all ranked in the world top 10.view
V.I.P. On the Mark | Hockey season is over, but in Las Vegas it is just beginning. As for me I'm 60 days away from the 7th annual Brawl for It All in football, digging in to the heart of the baseball betting season and enjoying golf and tennis.view
The Station Casinos’ sports book oddsmakers are celebrating today’s announcement of an NHL expansion franchise arriving in Las Vegas for the 2017-2018 season.view
V.I.P. On the Mark | I can see it now. His highness Oscar Goodman with a champagne glass. His lady sidekick ornaments modeling overblown dice heads adding up to 7 inside a white craps table shaped like center ice, holding up my personal team name suggestion...view
Unlike other team sports where some favorites are odds-on to take the title, hockey luck can be a factor making the odds higher, plus claiming consecutive championships is almost impossible, too.view
Ice Cubes | The question of veteran leadership was prime in determining this season’s Stanley Cup champion. The Pittsburgh Penguins, with six players who previously enjoyed “the Hoist” along with several layers of management, proved to be the one.view
Gov. Robert Bentley’s lottery bill failed just short of the legislative finish line Friday as support in the Alabama Senate suddenly crumbled amid disagreements over electronic gambling.
Atlantic City’s casinos saw their collective operating profit rise by 21 percent for the first six months of the year in a sign the struggling industry may be stabilizing.
FREE PREVIEW! VIP Pigskin Picks | The NFL practice games, otherwise known as the exhibition, er, preseason, are halfway complete. This week’s games traditionally feature starters playing into the third quarter in what have been labeled dress rehearsals for most teams.
Track Phantom | While the Pacific Classic was a race for the fans, the Travers will be a race for the bettors. The Pacific Classic, Del Mar’s marquee event, wasn’t much of a betting proposition. It was, however, a fantastic race to watch.
NFL Previews | For the past three seasons, the AFC South has been the league punching bag, going a cumulative 44 games under .500, including last year’s league-worst 25-39 mark when Houston won the loop at 9-7.