Weekend wrap: Sportsbooks take a hit again

The line had grown to Georgia -2.5 as of Monday morning.

— The TCU-Texas Tech total got as high as 85.5 and “they pounded the over,” the MGM’s Rood said. Texas Tech plays Baylor this week, and some are estimating the total could reach 90 for the first time ever.

The Tennessee Titans produced the biggest win for the books Sunday, covering as 3.5-point home underdogs in a 35-33 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. 3, 2013, game against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Crimson Tide upset the Gators, went on to win the nation championship and have been the favorites in every game since. The bettor took the Broncos, Patriots, Bills and Steelers with the point spread and Seahawks on the money line, per Simbal.

On Sunday afternoon, just after the second-half kickoffs of the three late NFL games, Ed Salmons of the Westgate SuperBook assessed the situation. The Broncos beat the Lions 24-12, covering as 3-point favorites and completing a second losing Sunday in the first three weeks for several books.

. (The Atlanta Falcons- Dallas Cowboys went off at a consensus pick ’em.) But any early profits were erased by the late results.

“For some reason, we just got buried on Pittsburgh,” Stratosphere supervisor Hugh Citron said. That was our most lopsided game. Oakland was last a favorite on the road on Sept.

— Florida trailed Tennessee 27-14 with five minutes to play Saturday. Louis Rams and Indianapolis Colts, attracted six-figure wagers at the MGM.

— The Oakland Raiders opened as 2-point favorites over the Chicago Bears, snapping a streak of 27 consecutive games as underdogs for the Raiders. was the primary reason for the lopsided action, vice president Jason Simbal said. No believed in the Gators enough to back them at 11-1, but a bettor did put down $700 on Tennessee to win $100, according to William Hill director of marketing Michael Grodsky.

“We need all three of the teams that are getting murdered,” Salmons lamented. It’s the first time the Raiders have been favored since a Nov. Alabama went 62-10 straight-up and 36-35-1 against the spread during the run.

The Steelers covered in a 12-6 road win over the Rams, despite losing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a knee injury early in the second half.

If this line holds and Alabama kicks off as an underdog against Georgia, Marshall will have longest active streak of being favored — 28 games — according to ESPN Stats & Information’s Evan Abrams.

“Overall, it was a good afternoon for the players,” Chuck Esposito of Station Casinos’ sportsbooks said.

College football report

In the hours leading up to the prime-time kickoff, 10 times more money had been bet on the Broncos than on the host Detroit Lions at sportsbook operator CG Technology. TCU held off Texas Tech in a wild 55-52 that eclipsed the total with 11 minutes still left to play. “Everybody on Earth bet Pittsburgh today at our place. A six-figure bet on Peyton Manning & Co. “I haven’t seen the Bears make a first down in two hours.”

The Stratosphere sportsbook, one of the books that reported a losing Sunday, could have used some money on the Rams.

Alabama’s remarkable 72-game streak as the favorite appears to be over. The Gators were as big as an 11-1 underdog to come from behind in live odds at William Hill. Then the Denver Broncos delivered the dagger. 16, 2012, at Miami.

Odds & Ends

“I feel like if TCU played Baylor this week, you could make the total over 100,” Salmons of the SuperBook said.

A solid Sunday morning for the Las Vegas sportsbooks eroded quickly, when all three late decisions went against the house. We were overloaded.”

Alabama was last an underdog versus Tim Tebow’s Florida Gators in the 2009 SEC Championship Game. It was ugly, bordering on gruesome.

— Alabama failed to cover as a 37-point favorite in a 34-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday. The Wynn race and sportsbook opened the Crimson Tide as 1.5-point road underdogs against Georgia. The 72-game streak is the longest such streak in the modern era. Underdogs went 6-3 against the spread (ATS) in the early games, which had most books ahead going into the late games. Florida rallied for two late touchdowns and won 28-27. The Arizona Cardinals easily covered a 6.5-point spread in a 47-7 rout of the San Francisco 49ers, and the Buffalo Bills, a popular underdog pick, crushed the Miami Dolphins 41-14. The Seattle Seahawks beat the Chicago Bears 26-0 as 16-point home favorites. The Crimson Tide are now 3-12 against the spread following a straight-up loss under coach Nick Saban.

Jay Rood, vice president of MGM race and sports, said his book was “a couple six figures” long on the Bills, who went from 3-point to 1-point underdogs before kickoff against the Dolphins.

— Baylor crushed Rice 70-17 to improve to 16-4 ATS in its last 20 home games, dating back to 2012.

— A bettor hit a $3,000, five-team parlay that paid $42,000, Sunday at CG Technology. Sophisticated and public bettors backed the Bills, who, along with the St

Types of Online Advertising

These ads are quite similar to television commercials. Newsletters however are mostly sent to those users who subscribe them.


This type of online advertising does exactly what its name suggests.


The first and relatively widely used type of online advertising is a banner ad. You may have noticed a strip (horizontal or vertical) highlighting a particular company’s name, services, and tag line at the top, bottom or sides of the web page. Advertising has undergone a sea change since its inception, not only in its methods, but also in its medium. These ads will actually ‘float’ over your content, or above or below it as you view the web page. And even within online advertising, there are different types that aim at reaching different clientele by using different tactics, techniques, and even technologies. It ‘takes over’ the web page and consecutive pages of the same website all throughout your duration there. Revenue is generated, as the name goes, per click. They are in video format and need to be loaded and played when clicked. These companies too have to buy ad space on a web page, just like they do in newspapers.

Pay Per Click (PPC)

By far, the most widely used and quite effective method of online advertising is the Pay Per Click one. This type of online advertising is considered invasive and hence browsers are enabled with blockers.

Email or Newsletter

Using email and newsletters can be termed as merely an advancement of snail mail. But do they get your notice? You bet!

Pop Ups

This is another quite a familiar type of online advertising. It can be very useful for making money, but needs to be managed rather carefully.

Contextual Ads

The next time you enter a search phrase in your search engine and get redirected to a website, notice the ads that appear on the sides, top or bottom of the page. When you visit a particular website, you are sometimes warned by your browser about it having blocked a pop up. At other times, as soon as you enter a website, before you can view the content you wish to, you are made to view a pop up ad of a particular company. It begins as a huge ad on the first page, and the ad, in various sizes and forms keep reminding you about it!


Noticed classified ads in newspapers? Well, now just put that on a web page, and you have the same effect, just in color and a little bit more attractive. In this article, we will give you a glimpse of some of the major online advertising types used.

Online Advertising Types

What are the different types of advertising that are used by people who market their services or products online? Given below are some of the major types into which one can categorize online advertising. This system will generate and display ads that are based on what information the user has entered in the search engine. If they’re related to what you’ve searched for, then the advertiser most probably uses the contextual form of advertising, which involves browsing the content and search phrases to generate relevant and related ads.. They will hover until you close them. And if you’re simply browsing through, you know what form of advertising you’re seeing on numerous websites!

Video Ads

You are sure to have come across video ads at least a couple of times a day, if you’re an avid Internet surfer. For instance, if you happen to be searching for shampoo, immediately above the search results, you’ll see links taking you to a hair care website. This is a banner ad and its size depends on the space that the company gets on a website.

Roughly stated, these are the most popularly used types of online advertising. Following the same principle of picking random postal addresses, email ads target email addresses that may have been entered on a site that may cater to a need the user may have felt at some point of time or completely random ones. So, if you’re looking to advertise on a website, you can decide what the most efficient way to get to your target audience is. These are high quality videos and are very popular on video sharing websites.


A rather annoying form of online advertising (and I say this only because I’ve experienced it myself) is a floating ad. Online advertising has become a widely sought complement (if not an alternative) to other forms of advertising

NBA Rumors 2014: LeBron James, Melo to Suns? Vegas pulls odds for 2015 NBA title

The Suns landing James and Anthony this summer may seem unrealistic, but they do have the flexibility and the cash to do so.

How could you wager on a team that has the possibility of losing all of its key players? It looks like even Vegas odds makers are waiting for the “Decision II” from LeBron James.

Many fans think James will end up back in Miami, but you never know! One thing NBA fans do know is that LBJ has a lot of clout in the NBA – enough to keep Las Vegas experts from posting odds on who will win the 2014-15 NBA championship!

The Suns may have a secret weapon on landing James – point guard Eric Bledsoe. The Suns finished 48-34 last season and the addition of these two all-stars would make them a lot better!. They also mentioned that James’ good friend Suns guard Eric Bledsoe may be able to convince him to jump from South Beach to Phoenix.

The Suns don’t have the PR flash of a New York, Chicago or LA at first glance, but if they somehow, someway pulled off acquiring both James and Anthony, they would become an instant contender out in the desert. While some online sports books like Bovada have odds posted on who will win next year’s title, many Las Vegas casinos have pulled them off the board and are waiting to see where stars like James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wade and others end up this fall. As of June 15, Vegas Insider had the Heat listed as the favorite to win next season’s championship at 16/5 followed by the Spurs at 6/1. AZcentral sports reported on June 29 that if James declared for free agency the Suns would pursue him full force come July 1. However with James, Wade and several others choosing free-agency this summer, putting money down on the Heat right now would be a sucker bet.

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are by far the two biggest names available in this summer’s NBA free agency pool, but is it possible that they could really end up on the same team? According to a CBS Sports report, the Phoenix Suns have interest in both players