US Fantasy Sports App hits 23 states; NFL Wild Card round doesn't deliver
January 09, 2018 3:05 AM
by Alan Berg
Been a little while since we talked about US Fantasy Sports, one of the best ways to bet sports in Vegas thanks to the pari-mutuel style of wagering.
Well, some big news was released as the company has just released its mobile fantasy sports betting app for 23 states. Now, before the locals of Nevada start rushing to the sportsbook, it is on the way but is currently awaiting Nevada Gaming Control Board approval. However, for those players outside the state of Nevada, now they will have the ability to bet fantasy players from anywhere in their home state.
“We are very excited to launch in twenty-three states with our exciting next gen fantasy sports platform,” said US Fantasy Sports President Vic Salerno. “We look forward to expanding to many more states in the future as we go through each jurisdiction’s regulatory process.”
Just this past week in the playoffs, Titans running back Derrick Henry rewarded $2 bettors with a $188.40 payout for winning the RB and Wide Receiver Saturday pool. Christian McCaffrey, Carolina RB, took down Sunday’s same category for $54.80 for $2, proving yet again it’s one of the best values in the book.
The current states available for the US Fantasy Mobile App are: Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
NFL Divisional Round
So after one of the worst looking wild card rounds I can remember, we move to the NFL Divisional Playoffs where the heavy hitters await the wild card winners.
Before I can go to the picks for the round, I have to say one thing. I have completely had it with replay. Either start reviewing plays from the league office (so we can move on quickly) or eliminate it all together. I would rather officials miss calls and stay in the moment versus seeing video evidence and still getting the play call wrong. The whole circus completely ruins the viewing experience for me. I would assume I am not alone with this thought.
Atlanta -3 at Philly (41.5): Man, this total flew down fast. Hopefully some of you were ready with money in hand when it opened 44.5. I still think the total is too high but I can’t lay a number that moved a whole three points already. Which points me toward the side – the Eagles are in dire straits without Carson Wentz but defensively I think they have enough to slow down the Falcons and Philadelphia’s offense should do enough to grind out the win. EAGLES
Tennessee at New England -13 (47): Whoa, I can just see all the public Patriots and Over parlay money flying in and it’s only Monday as I write this. Unfortunately for the books I feel like this is a complete mismatch and New England will take its frustration with the media story on the Sith Lord Trio breaking up out on the hapless poorly coached Titans. PATRIOTS
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh -7.5 (40.5): To say I am disappointed in the performance of the Jaguars against Buffalo is an understatement. Blake Bortles sure picked a great day to have arguably his worst passing performance of the year. They couldn’t run the ball against a Bills D that had been one of the league’s worst. Now they play a better defense in Pittsburgh on the road, after smashing the Steelers at Heinz Field, 30-9. That score was very misleading as the Jaguars had two pick six interceptions, a busted 90 yard TD run from RB Leonard Fournette. I hope I am wrong but I have to get off the wagon on fire. STEELERS
New Orleans at Minnesota -4 (44.5): For me the Vikings are the best team in the NFL until proven otherwise. I have some tickets on Saints to win it all, but I just don’t think they will score enough points to be able to win this game on the road. Minnesota has too many great players on defense and the offense is playing great. VIKINGS