PGA golf betting odds for players to win the 2016 Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Patton Kizzire is 30 and still looking for his first PGA Tour win.

5. Jordan Spieth – 6 to 1

Other than a 5th place finish at the Arnold Palmer in March, Zach Johnson has not played well enough to win in 2016. Zach Johnson – 22 to 1

6. Colt Knost, Tony Finau, Marc Leishman, Kevin Kisner, Patton Kizzire – 50 to 1 odds each

Jason Bohn – 100 to 1 odds

1. Jim Furyk has one win on tour since 2010 and he’s making just his third start back after wrist surgery. Ryan Palmer missed the cut last week. Chris Kirk, Charl Schwartzel – 35 to 1 odds each

At odds of 6 to 1, Jordan Spieth is the betting favorite this week to win the 2016 Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

T-11. Then a few notable golfers with much higher odds are listed along with comments why.

T-17. At age 32, Kevin Kisner has one career win and he missed the cut in his last two starts. Marc Leishman has one career win in 188 starts. After missing the cut in his two previous starts, Jimmy Walker tied for 24th last week. Bill Haas, Ryan Palmer – 45 to 1 odds each

Jason Bohn only has two career wins and his last win was in 2010 and he’s missed the cut in his last three PGA Tour starts. Don’t be fooled, though, as Kuchar also finished 3rd at the Players but that is not winning. Toms has 13 career PGA Tour wins including a major but he’s not won a tournament since 2011.

Jason Dufner has a win in 2016 and he’s finished second in this tournament twice in the past (2012, 2014). Charl Schwartzel tied for 58th place last week but that was his first tournament since he missed the cut at the Masters. Schwartzel won the Valspar Championship in March and he could play well this week.

The 2016 Dean & DeLuca golf tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from May 26-29, 2016, at the Colonial Country Club located in Fort Worth, Texas. He won the Puerto Rico Open for his first career win at the end of March. While the meltdown is not a good sign, Jordan Spieth did miss the cut the week before at the Players in his first start since the Masters so he is rounding into form and he did tie for 2nd place in this tournament last year.

2. Danny Lee has one win on tour and he finished tied for 18th last week. Jordan Spieth was in position to win last week at the Byron Nelson playing with Brooks Koepka in the final pairing Sunday just two strokes back but Spieth shot a 74 and ended up tied for 18th place. Charley Hoffman – 25 to 1

Since winning the Texas Open for his 4th PGA Tour win on April 21st, Charley Hoffman finished 11th at the Zurich Classic, missed the cut at the Players and finished tied for 12th last week at the Byron Nelson. Players like Phil Mickelson, Lee Trevino and Zach Johnson are tied for the second most wins with two each.

At age 29, Kevin Chappell is still looking for his first PGA Tour win. Chappell also finished alone in 2nd place at the RSM Classic and the Arnold Palmer this season so he’s been close to winning but he’s still a maiden on tour.

3. Louis Oosthuizen’s lone PGA win remains the 2010 British Open and he missed the cut last week.

Listed below are the betting odds and comments for each player who has odds of 50 to 1 or less to win this week. Kevin Na, Louis Oosthuizen, Patrick Reed, Jim Furyk – 33 to 1 odds each

Colt Knost is 30 and he’s yet to win on tour but he tied for 3rd at the Players and was 4th last week in his last two starts. Matt Kuchar – 14 to 1


Good luck to all the PGA golfers and especially the bettors this week at the 2016 Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas!. He’s a big threat this week to win.

T-7. Jimmy Walker, Brandt Sendeker, Danny Lee, Jason Dufner – 40 to 1 odds each

Kevin Na has one career win in 314 starts. Patrick Reed has finished alone in 2nd place three times this season but has not won a tournament since January of 2015. Tony Finau tied for 12th last week. In his last four tournaments he’s failed to crack the top 25 and he finished last week tied for 66th. Here is a list of the betting odds for the PGA golfers to win the 2016 Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

Adam Scott finished tied for 12th at the Players two weeks ago in his last start. Nuff said. Adam Scott has two wins in 2016 and 13 total wins on the PGA Tour. Kirk missed the cut in his last start at the Players. He’s a mild threat here to get his 6th PGA win here. That was the last of his three PGA Tour wins.

Chris Kirk is the defending champion in this tournament but that was the last of his four PGA Tour wins. Could he win again this year? Maybe, but who wants to bet on it?

The Dean & DeLcua Invitational dates back to 1946. Kevin Chappell – 28 to 1

T-13. Brandt Snedeker has missed the cut in his last two starts and in three of his last four tournaments but he did tie for 2nd place here last year just one stroke off the lead.

Matt Kuchar shot -14 under last week to finish alone in 3rd place at the Byron Nelson. On top of that, Bohn suffered a heart attack during the Honda Classic back in February. Adam Scott – 11 to 1

4. Zach Johnson does have two wins in this tournament (2010, 2012).

Boo Weekley won this tournament in 2013. Chappell is lower odds here because he finished alone in 2nd place at the Players in his last start. Scott won this tournament in 2014 beating Jason Dufner in a playoff. Ben Hogan holds the record for most wins in the tournament with five. He has three PGA Tour wins but his last win was in 2010.

David Toms won this tournament in 2011. But Jason Bohn did finish tied for 2nd in this tournament last year just one stroke off the lead.

Bill Haas tied for 43rd place last week. Matt Kuchar has not won a PGA Tour event in over two years now and he should be higher odds to win this week.

Boo Weekley – 80 to 1 odds

T-19. Haas has six PGA Tour wins and he was second at the Valspar in March so he’s a mild threat to win this week

NASCAR betting odds for drivers to win the 2016 GEICO 500 at Talladega

Martin ran well at Richmond starting in 22nd and finishing in 9th place. Keselowski has two wins in this race (2009, 2012) and three wins (2014) over the track. Kyle Busch – 12 to 1

T-16. For his NASCAR Sprint Cup career, Kevin Harvick has 32 wins in 547 starts.

Last week Denny Hamlin started in 5th place and finished in 6th. Tony Stewart, Kyle Larson – 30 to 1 odds each

T-5. He has a win at Las Vegas in 2016. He has never won this race and has just one win (2008) at Talladega. Kevin Harvick – 12 to 1

T-5. Carl Edwards – 12 to 1

T-5. Brad Keselowski – 12 to 1

In addition to listing the betting odds for each driver also listed are how many wins each drivers has in 2016, how many wins each driver has in this race and at Talladega. All three are looking for their first wins in 2016. Kyle Busch has wins this season at Martinsville and Texas. Matt Kenseth – 12 to 1

1. – 8 to 1 odds

After winning the last two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Bristol and Richmond, Carl Edwards is 12 to 1 to win again this week for his 3rd straight win. Last week, Ryan Newman started in 14th and finished in 18th place. For his career, Jimmie Johnson has 77 wins in 516 races.

Joey Logano started in 2nd last week and finished the race in 8th. Kasey Kahne has 17 career wins in 441 starts and ran good last week too starting in 8th and finishing in 4th. For his career, Kyle Busch has 36 wins in 399 starts.. He has two wins in this race (2006, 2011) for two wins over the track. While one might think a driver going for his 3rd straight win would be lower odds, Carl Edwards has yet to win this race or win at Talladega. McMurray has seven career wins in 483 starts and he started in 27th last week and finished in 16th place.

T-13. For his Sprint Cup career, Joey Logano has 14 wins in 264 starts.

Brad Keselowski started in 6th last week and finished the race in 11th place. For his career, Carl Edwards now has 27 wins in 418 starts.

Jimmie Johnson started started and finished in 3rd place last week in Richmond. He started in 11th place last week and finished the race in 20th.

12. He has wins this season at Atlanta and California. Chase Elliott is a rookie making his 15th start this week looking for his first career win and he ran OK last week starting in 23rd and finishing in 12th.

Austin Dillon is making his 95th career NASCAR Sprint Cup race start in the GEICO 500 and he’s still looking for his first win. Logano is looking for his first win in 2016 but he did win the fall race at Talladega last year for his lone win over the track. Kyle Larson is making his 85th career start this week looking for his first career win.

Matt Kenseth started in 13th place and finished in 7th last week at Richmond. Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer – 40 to 1 odds each

Good luck to all the NASCAR drivers and especially the bettors this week at the 2016 GEICO 500 at Talladega!

T-10. He has one win in this race (2008) for his lone win over the track. He has one win in this race (2010) for one win over the track. Hamlin won this race in 2014 for his lone win over the track. He’s looking for his first win 2016 and first win in this race but he does have one win (2012) at Talladega. Kurt Busch, Martin Truex, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. For his career, Denny Hamlin has 27 wins in 371 starts.

T-5. Kurt Busch has 27 wins in 549 starts while Martin has just three wins in 378 starts.

Kevin Harvick had the pole last week but ended the race in 5th place. Bowyer started in 39th and finished in 33rd place. The NASCAR Sprint Cup career racing stats are also listed for each driver along with comments.

T-3. Jimmie Johnson – 11 to 1

The 2016 GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race is taking place this Sunday, May 1, 2016, at the Talladega Speedway in Lincoln, Alabama with a 1:19 pm EDT start time and the race is on TV on FOX. – 15 to 1 odds each

Of these three drivers at 25 to 1 odds each, Jamie McMurray has two wins at Talladega (2009, 2013) and the other two have none. For his career, Brad Keselowski has 18 wins in 242 starts.

T-5. Neither driver has ever won this race but Clint Bowyer does have two wins at Talladega (2010, 2011). For their careers, Ryan Newman has 17 wins in 521 starts and has not won since 2013 and Clint Bowyer has eight wins in 370 starts and he has not won a race since 2012.

Field of all other drivers – 25 to 1

Tony Stewart started in 18th place last week in his NASCAR return and finished in 19th. Here is a list of the betting odds for the NASCAR drivers to win the 2016 GEICO 500.

Both drivers looking for first wins in 2016. Harvick has a win this season at Phoenix. Kurt Busch started in 7th last week and finished in 10th. He won the Daytona 500 to start the season for his only win in 2016 so far. Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott, Jamie McMurray – 25 to 1 odds each

At relatively high odds of 8 to 1, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Austin Dillon – 20 to 1

2. For his career, Matt Kenseth has 36 wins in 587 starts.

T-3. Junior is likely favored here because he’s won this race three times including last year and he has six career wins at Talladega. Joey Logano – 11 to 1

T-18. Neither driver has any Sprint Cup wins at Talladega. Last week at Richmond, Junior started in 16th place and finished in 13th. Junior has come close this year but he’s still looking for his first win in 2016. For his career, Taony Stewart has 48 wins in 591 starts but has not won a race since 2013. For his career, Junior has 26 wins in 586 starts. is the betting favorite this week to win the 2016 GEICO 500. Junior’s career earnings will go over $100 million in 2016 from NASCAR Sprint Cup prize money.

After starting in 9th place last week Kyle Busch got passed on the last lap by teammate Edwards and he finished in 2nd place. Denny Hamlin – 9 to 1

Both these drivers at 15 to 1 odds each are looking for their first wins in 2016

Examiner Exclusive: Adam Sellke Talks eSports And Casinos

For example, companies like GameCo are licensing games for deployment in Atlantic City later this year. Presumably, these will enable a new level of head-to-head, skill-based competitions, playing true eSports titles. Secondly, these game titles aren’t part of any bona fide eSports franchises. We have some interesting ideas on how to address skill-disparities, but we’re keeping that under wraps for now ;).

Sellke: Like a lot of big incumbents, I am concerned that the casino industry has become complacent, or worse, lazy. I haven’t seen how matchmaking would work, though. Most of these early examples aren’t that innovative and look a little uninspired.

Hickey Jr.: What games do you think would work best in a casino?. in my opinion, casino operators need to answer that question with more than “because we want them to be”. Solving it will mean things have to change!

Hickey Jr.: What’s wrong with the casino industry and how could eSports help “fix” things?

Sellke: All you gotta do is look at your top MOBAs and other competitive titles. What form that entertainment takes is yet to be determined.

What if the answer is they shouldn’t be? What should casinos do to still participate in this shift in entertainment?

Patrick Hickey Jr.: How would eSports work in a casino?

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Hickey Jr.: Why should eSports be in a casino?

National Video Games Examiner Patrick Hickey Jr. Fixing it starts with acknowledging a problem… First off, they call them “VGMs” or video game gambling machines. Perhaps a seat could be assessed various entry “fees”, where a higher entry fee would essentially correspond to tougher competition (similar to what you see in poker rooms). A shark vs minnow environment could ensue. In a recent piece Sellke wrote on Gamasutra, he outlines why the Casinbusinessss must begin to adapt to reach a new sort of clientele and in this chat with Examiner, he takes it a step further, elaborating how eSports can play a role in that adaptation.

Esports is a watershed moment for the casino industry, but the industry will have to step out of its comfort zone in order to make it work for them.

Adam Sellke: We’re currently seeing skill-based, first-person gambling games coming onto casino floors. chats with Evolve Labs Founder Adam Sellke, who discusses the possible impact of eSports on casino culture.The founder/ co-founder of several startups (Surtsey, Madoi, Ripshark, Tunebloom, Evolve Labs and more), Sellke has served in individual contributor and management roles at Merck, BBDO, Carlson Companies, UnitedHealth Group and Best Buy. I fundamentally disagree that eSports should be considered gambling. It seems to be more of a shoehorn solution where the industry is responding to the opportunity by trying to make eSports fit into what they know. They don’t have the appeal that “real” eSports games have all over the world.

Also, companies like Ourgame are opening large 14,000 square foot, 200 seat arenas in places like Beijing and Las Vegas. and then committing to solve it. And competitive eSports for money should be only allowed amongst grown-ups (or pros). A potential downside to this might be that without rank verification, fees would be the only way to set or “regulate” skill level matches. If it’s fun for free, it’s even more so for money.

I personally think they should because casinos should be about grown-up entertainment. That’s definitely the first step, but I’m not necessarily a big proponent of these machines. We have some ideas that we’re not yet seeing out there, so it’s a very exciting time for us.

Sellke: I am not sure they should be… That’s death

Horse Racing Systems: 5 That Work

My computer studies of pedigree, based on nearly 100,000 races, suggest that using pedigree in that manner offers no advantage to the player.

Horse Racing System #4 – Bet low-priced favorites to place. Let me let you in on a little secret about these “magic formulas”. Most people who love horse racing would be thrilled just to win a little more and lose a little less on their trips to the track.

How do we identify the best pedigree, then? If you’re using the DRF past performances, use the stud fee as a proxy for quality, and the Tomlinson figure to judge suitability for the distance and surface. Few bother to even look at the comment line for the race, let alone take the trouble to seek out and watch the replay of the race. It must follow, therefore, that if we bet the best horse that has started at least twice, we stand an excellent chance of beating the takeout, particularly in races that have several first and second time starters.

In the first place, the parimutuel takeout in horse racing is large (over 15%) and the mutuel pools are relatively efficient, so that even systems with a strong basis in reality can’t overcome the size of the takeout.

Second, the very nature of the parimutuel system itself means that any profits to be made from following a particular set of rules will quickly be arbitraged away as the followers of that system drive down the odds of horses chosen by the system.

The horse with the best last race speed figure (whether Beyer, BRIS, or Equibase) may not be the best horse in the race, but he’s probably not far off, so we can use that as a proxy for selection purposes.

Looking for a dead simple horse racing system that will allow you to quit your job and make a living betting the horses in just 10 minutes a day? Good luck with that!

None of these systems will make you rich, or even guarantee that you will make a profit. This offers opportunity to more diligent players.

For instance, many speed figure handicappers reported making horse racing profits in the 60’s and 70’s simply by betting horses with the best last race speed figure. I was able to replicate this result in my own study of nearly 100,000 races conducted a decade later.

In fact, pedigree does not generally offer wager value with one curious exception: well bred horses do surprisingly well in maiden claiming races. It should go without saying that you should actually like the favorite’s chances after evaluating the race with your own handicapping.

First time starters return only about 60 cents on the dollar, and second time starters are only a little better, returning less than 70 cents on the dollar. In most case the public seems to take a horse’s last running line at face value. My own studies have shown a similar advantage for the inside post in routes.

Instead of blindly betting all horses breaking from the inside, you might use this to supplement your handicapping, paying particular attention to the inside horse, and betting it when you like the horse on other handicapping grounds. With the BRIS pp’s you can use the Sire Production Factor in concert with the pedigree rating. This system takes advantage of one of the few glaring inefficiencies in the parimutuel pools, namely that first and second time starters are badly over-bet.

However, just because systems won’t make you rich doesn’t mean there’s no place for them at all in a horseplayer’s arsenal. This is another mistake that bettors make: in a race with a clear standout, many people give up on the win pool and bet their choice to place, thinking that they’ll get paid even if the favorite wins.

Horse Racing System #5 – Bet Horses breaking from the inside post in route races. One of the few anomalies turned up by Michael Nunamaker in his pioneering computer study “Modern Impact Values”, published in 1994, was that horses breaking from the inside post position in route races won more than their fair share of races, and were under-bet by the public. To the extent that most handicappers use pedigree at all, it’s usually to identify horses that may improve when switched to the turf, or those who may be expected to win as first time starters. The inside post in turf routes actually showed a small profit, but this was based on a small sample size and cannot be relied upon.

In that spirit. This is somewhat counter-intuitive since you’d expect that horses with good pedigrees that end up in the maiden claiming ranks probably can’t run at all. I’ve identified some of the most useful handicapping factors that have a proven history of doing much better than the track takeout and put them together with some simple rules that should make your trips to the racetrack more fun and profitable. They will, however increase the chances of a profitable day at the races by ensuring that your wager dollars go where they have the best chance of success. Thanks for reading, and see you in the winner’s circle.

Horse Racing System #3 – In maiden claiming races, bet the horse with the best pedigree. Because speed figures have gained in popularity over the years, anyone following that system now would have trouble coming up with gas money for the ride home from the track.

For as long as humans have bet on horse racing there have been system sellers trying to con the gullible into parting with their hard earned money with the lure of easy profits to be made on the sport of kings. The inside post combined with early speed is a particularly potent combination, since the horse will not have to exert himself as much to gain his preferred position at the front of the pack.. Just don’t expect to quit your day job.

Horse Racing System #2 – Bet horses that have an excuse for a poor performance in their last race. None of them work.

Horse Racing System #1 – In maiden races, bet the horse with the best last race speed figure that has had at least two career starts. If the tote board suggests that the public is overlooking these mitigating circumstances, make your play.

This causes the favorite to be under bet in the place pool, leading to a profit opportunity for us to take advantage of by betting the favorite to place. My study suggests that’s not the case.

Nunamaker reported that the inside post in dirt route races won at a 20% greater than expected rate, and lost only 10 cents on the dollar, much better than the track take. The horse with the best combination of the two is the play.

Look for comment lines like “bled”, “lost rider”, “clipped heels”, “stumbled”, “steadied”, “between horses”, “rank”, and “jumped shadows” that suggest that a horse’s last race was not indicative of its true ability

The Best Casinos for Blackjack in Las Vegas

Other Las Vegas casinos play with just one deck with small bets to attract players. Many tourists never leave it during their stay.

Player’s cards are cards offered at many casinos to gamblers who want to earn perks when they play. Depending on how much money you play with, you can earn quite a bit of complimentary gifts and discounts at restaurants, stores and theatres.. Some casinos use 8 decks and a shuffling machine to increase the house odds (or casino’s odds) and to make card counting almost impossible.

The odds in blackjack vary as much by casino as they do by table. With small decks, you’ll probably be seeing the better odds of 3:2, more and more, you’ll start to see rates of 6:5. What is the strip? It’s about a 4 mile stretch of a street on Las Vegas Boulevard South. This means if you hit a blackjack and your bet is $10 you’ll be paid $15 at a table with a 3:2 payout, but you’d win just $12 at a 6:5 paying table.

If you’ve heard of Las Vegas, then I’d bet you’ve heard of the strip. It has one of the highest concentrations of quality casinos and entertainment in the city

Do Horse Racing Betting Systems Work? by Martin Blacksheep

Ok now don’t go all skeptical on me at this point. The twist is, you don’t even bet for a win! By betting for a place only you dramatically increase the odds in your favor. So the Horse racing betting system in a nutshell goes something like this:-

First off all let me clarify something, when he talks about making money from horse racing betting, he’s not talking about a few freak or lucky wins in a month. Also why place betting on favorites is the safest and easiest way to profit from horse racing betting. When you bet on well priced non-favorites, you are effectively betting against the odds. What you end up with is a set of very secure favorites that have an extremely high chance of winning. With How to ‘Place Bets’ on Favorites for a Living , you don’t need any prior horse betting or statistics knowledge. I’ve been ripped off before with horse racing betting systems so I understand exactly where you’re coming from. You’ve sent away for stuff that never quite reached you, or you bought something and it didn’t live up to its expectations. However investing on certain favorites that have passed a set of Ali’s betting system rules will definitely set the odds in your favor in a very big way!

If you want to be shown a step-by-step outline of exactly how you can use Ali’s betting system, How to ‘Place Bets’ on Favorites for a Living, to consistently earn an income from horse racing betting, then head on over to the website at

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He then put these horses through a set of betting system simple rules to eliminate any risks they may be carrying. The majority of punters that lose money on horse racing try to make big sums of money from just a few dollars. Plus it takes only 10-20 minutes to use on any race day. Occasionally they will get lucky and succeed. Most never even try a betting system, something which is essential to actually make a consistent profit on horse betting.

I recently came across Mohammed Ali’s Betting system, How to ‘Place Bets’ on Favorites for a Living.

Don’t get me wrong.

There are lots of so called Horse Racing betting systems out there. Doing it this way is going to take you 18 hours a day of research just to figure out which horses may produce the goods. The guy shows you how he maintained a win strike rate of 89.52% and a place strike rate of 96.35% using his own betting system.

He answers the questions of why place betting on favorites is simply the quickest way to profit from horse racing betting. For a betting system, believe me, that’s pretty revolutionary!

Ali’ betting system can be applied to any gallop horse race in the world. it’s so easy that at times it feels almost unfair. Does anyone really have the spare time to do this consistently? Call me lazy but why make things hard for yourself betting on hard to pick non favorites when you can very, very easily profit from the favorites! . In the limited space I have available in this article there’s no way I can fully convince you about how much you can learn from this guys betting system. Its already been extensively used in America, Hong Kong, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, UK and most of Europe for over 13 years by thousands of people. What he’s referring to is consistently profiting week after week and year after year from punting. Few betting systems deliver on what they promise. This is a betting system that really delivers.

Horse Racing Betting Systems – Do they Work?

Everyone knows that the favorites have a high chance of winning a race right? What Ali’s system does is to select only certain types of favorites that have even a much higher chances of winning. Its simply a matter of consistently following the betting system.

Let me assure you that the betting system is written in plain English and it’s easy enough for a 11 year old to use. It is theoretically possible to make a consistent profit on investing in high priced non favorites at the track. I can say in all honesty that as a former frustrated punter it is well worth the time checking out this information. Its safe, quick and easy… He lays the complete betting system out before you, why bet on favorites and why for a place? The answer… The word here is lucky, in the long run they will certainly lose money

A Beginners Guide To Betting On Greyhound Racing

There are often multiple dogs that are involved in the race and the bets are made on the position that the dogs are going to arrive over the finish line. It is important to realize that the odds given for the race are accurate and the odds makers have years of experience in determining the results of the race and therefore the odds should be considered accordingly.

How can you determine what the prize will be once the bet has been made? The prize that will be given to the successful bettor depends on two factors; the amount that has been bet and the odds that are placed on the bet that has been made.

Using the odds and learning about the dogs and the specifics of the sport can be a great way to get into greyhound racing betting online.. Many times, these prizes are outlined with the bet that is being made, allowing even beginners to determine the potential prize that is available with the bet that has been made.

As one of the most popular types of animal racing in the world, greyhound racing betting has many different types of bets that can be made with many different types of outcomes. Online betting sites with “racebooks” set the greyhound racing betting odds.

The odds are available through the race and are created by the sports books. Many online racebooks allow the bettor to take part in betting practices without actually being in the local area, as they can showcase the matches online with the use of the streaming video that can be presented to clients, allowing the clients to watch the races that are being bet on, with ease.

Using these two factors, greyhound racing betting sites will determine the prize that is going to be awarded. These odds are going to determine the likelihood of a certain dog coming in a certain place through the race.

Choosing between the many greyhound racing websites that are available is simple, when the reputation of the website is compared with the races and the bets that can be made.

The important odds to consider are the first, second and third for most bets that are being made

Las Vegas Casinos – InfoBarrel

I love the

7-11 stores for gambling. Just because you may want to

visit an expensive Las Vegas Casino that does not mean you have to

play there.

Palms Casino and Resort

New York New York Hotel and Casino

While visiting the Luxor Hotel and

Casino make sure you get tickets to the show starring Angelica

Bridges. Many people now days consider the New York New

York Hotel and Casino to be slightly on the tacky side. You can find $1.00 black jack or $1,000 black jack tables.

From the high rollers VIP areas in fancy Vegas Casinos to the smoky

keno rooms with ragged carpet. $3.00 Black Jack is the favorite game of

many people in Las Vegas. If it is summertime and over 100 degrees I highly suggest you

do not walk the strip. I have

never been inside the Palms Casino and Resort except for when I see

this Vegas Hotel on television.

In 2007 they replace most of the

Egyptian themed items and decorations. $2.00 Blackjack is

only available occasionally. It is by the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino.

Slots-A-Fun Casino has many low limit table games including $1.00

blackjack. I assume the

inside of the Palms Casino and Resort is just as beautiful. You can also walk if you are not lazy. The other

reason the Luxor Hotel and Casino is so cool is because of the huge

light beaming out from the top of the Luxor into space. The Luxor Hotel and

Casino is really cool for two reasons. I wish they would have kept

the Egyptian theme at the Luxor Hotel and Casino. You may have seen the Palms Casino and Resort on

television. Fremont Street. Angelica Bridges starred on Baywatch and is also a favorite

of Playboy readers. It is modeled after the gr

eat pyramids of Egypt. During peak nights the Slots-A-Fun

Casino is packed with people wanting to play low limit games. You are right down by the

Fremont Light Show and all of the casinos and sites located in the

downtown area of historic Las Vegas. The rich and famous

come to the Palms Casino and Resort to be seen by the middle class

tourists. Regardless of your budget you can find

somewhere fun and unique to gamble while visiting Las Vegas.

Image Credit: (Flickr/ (Flickr/Chad Davis)

Gold Spike Hotel and Casino

At night time the Palms Casino and

Resort is an absolutely gorgeous building. (readers or lookers?) The show is adult oriented

so don’t take Paul “Pee Wee” Reubens with you.

Slots-A-Fun Casino

The Gold Spike Hotel and Casino has

some lower limit tables such as $2.00 Blackjack. If it is

not a slow night then do not even bother to show up to the

Slots-A-Fun Casino.

Regardless of where you want to gamble

in Las Vegas you can always find something cool, tacky, common, rare,

expensive, cheap, or even dirt cheap. When you are speeding up to the

top layer it looks and feels like you are flying of the edge of the

building onto the roller coaster. I disagree.

The New York New York Hotel and Casino is all of the fun of the real

New York but a lot cheaper. I wonder when

Britney plays blackjack and wants another card if she tells the

Blackjack dealer “Hit Me Baby One More Time.” After all of

Britney’s kids I think she was hit again.

The 7-11 convenience stores in Las

Vegas are everywhere. The appearance is drastically different,.

The Luxor Hotel and Casino has changed from an Egyptian theme to a

corporate owned casino filled with gimmicky adverting. On a Sunday when there are only a few cars in there

you can drive your car to the top. If the Aliens

ever come to play poker they will probably come to the Luxor Hotel

and Casino.


If you choose to stay at the Gold Spike

Hotel and Casino during you vacation to Las Vegas you will be well

rewarded with your choice of location. When the Slots-A-Fun Casino is empty of locals and

tourists then it is a very fun place to gamble in Las Vegas. They usually have some video gaming machines.

Luxor Hotel and Casino

The Palms Casino and Resort is a

favorite of Britney Spears when she visits Las Vegas. There are always exceptions and some great deals can be

found for the Las Vegas Strip hotels and casinos during non peak

The Palms Casino and Resort is where

the middle class come to see the rich and famous. At least they

have not changed the sweet shape f the pyramid.

If you visit the Palms Casino and

Resort make sure your bring your camera so you can take a picture of

the Paparazzi who may be there outside snapping pictures of the rich

and famous when they arrive at the Palms Casino and Resort.


. Downtown Las Vegas is much funner and generally cheaper then staying on the

Vegas Strip. The first is the shape of the

building. The

parking garage at the New York New York Hotel and Casino is my

favorite ride. Do not

attend the Slots-A-Fun Casino on a weekend or any other time the

place is busy. If you do want to see the Strip

you are a very short bus ride away. I did once when it was 108 degrees and the

soles on my shoes were soft from the hot asphalt and concrete

literally melting my shoe soles away.

The New York New York Hotel and Casino

was considered a truly amazing architecture and styling casino when

it was first opened. What other gaming property in Las Vegas can

offer you a Slurpee? The fact that I can play video poker with bad

odds and drink blue colored Slurpee’s all day makes the 7-11

convenience stores an awesome Las Vegas gaming property.

I am a huge fan of the downtown Vegas

properties but this strip property make my list. It is a popular spot for

amateur photographers to snap a world class picture. The 7-11 stores are not considered a casino to

most people. The Palms Casino and Resort has been the site of many TV

shows. The Luxor Hotel and

Casino of today appears much different then the magnificent building

that was originally there. Slots-A-Fun Casino is a fun place to gamble cheaply if you

go there during a slow time. The Gold Spike Hotel and Casino also has a

sports book inside called “Leroy’s Sports book”.

The Gold Spike Hotel and Casino is

located in my favorite part of Las Vegas. The roller coaster is fun…to watch. If you want a tattoo they have a shop inside.

There are many casinos in Las Vegas


The Slots-A-Fun Casino is located on

The Las Vegas Strip

How the Sports Betting Line is Made by RJ Bell

By necessity their approach is very research-oriented and concise, since with millions of dollars at risk there is little margin for error.

RJ Bell

© 2006


Why the Line Changes

Moving the line is the oddsmaker’s effort to balance betting action, and often times such moves can have a major impact on a bettor’s decision. In our extended interview, Seba explained that there are 4-5 oddsmakers assigned to make lines for each of the major sports (pro & college football and basketball; MLB, NHL, boxing, golf). For example, the public might have heavy betting interest week after week on a popular college football team such as USC.

Individual books having players who consistently bet with certain tendencies (such as an extreme bias toward favorites or toward a certain popular team like USC)

How the Opening Line Is Made

“You either have a passion for it or you don’t,” Seba said. The power ratings are adjusted after each game a team plays. Power ratings are the oddsmaker’s value of each team and are used as a guide to calculate a “preliminary” pointspread on an upcoming game.

For example, if the pointspread on a game is 7 and most of the money is coming in on the underdog (taking the +7), sportsbooks will then move the number down to 6 ½ to try and attract money on the favorite. Oddsmakers have to determine if any changes are necessary and send out an “adjusted line.”

The last step in the line-making process for each oddsmaker is taking one final look to determine whether or not the line “feels right.” This is where common sense and past experience with how games are bet enters into the picture.

“The #1 thing for us is to make a line for each game that creates good two-way action. Obviously, if the line comes out a week ahead of the event (which is the case in football), there is much that could happen during the week leading up to the event that could affect the line. If an oddsmaker comes up with a preliminary line of USC -7, then an adjustment up to -7.5 or -8 would be made in response to the public’s expected USC bias.

Las Vegas Sports Consultants (LVSC) is the world’s premier oddsmaking company and the most respected authority on making the lines. Reasons for such adjustments include:

Oddsmakers at LVSC are professional sports junkies who love what they do and would probably do it for nothing if you asked them, but they do get paid for it. Examples of non-game factors that would require an adjustment to a team’s power rating are key player injuries and player trades. We do this by drawing from past experiences and applying them to current situations. By moving the line, sportsbooks can influence how the public bets on a particular game.

Once a game’s power rating based pointspread is determined, the oddsmaker will make adjustments to that line after considering each team’s most recent games played and previous games played against that opponent. In doing so they attempt to make more attractive the team that is getting less action. Mike Seba is a Senior Oddsmaker at LVSC and has been making lines for the last six years. Of course there is an entire method to the madness on how the opening line is created.

Experts working for the individual books having a strong opinion on the game

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Once the opening line is released by LVSC, the individual sportsbooks decide if they want to make any adjustments before offering it to the public. That is not the case at all – their intent is NOT to evenly split the ATS result between the teams; rather, their goal is to attract equal betting action on both sides.

A round-table discussion among the 4-5 oddsmakers involved in making the line for each sport is then conducted and a consensus line is decided upon by the Odds Director before it is released to the sportsbooks. This usually includes having up-to-date power ratings on each team. Each of these oddsmakers bring unique opinions, strengths and weaknesses to the process.

Since the oddsmaker’s ultimate goal is equally dividing the betting action, public perception and betting patterns must be taken into account. “We’re not trying to pick the team that covers the spread, we’re trying to make it a coin flip, a tough decision (for the bettor).

There is a common misconception that point spreads represent the oddsmakers’ prediction of how many points the favorite will win by. People think it’s much more complicated, but it’s not.”

Oddsmakers can also change the line depending on various event-related factors such as player injuries or weather. Of the 4-5 oddsmakers, generally the 2 most respected opinions are weighed more heavily by the Odds Director before he decides on the final line.

Divided action means the sportsbook is guaranteed a profit on the game because of the fee charged to the bettor (called juice or vig – typically $11 bet to win $10). Stated another way, they want to create a line that half the people find appealing to bet one way while the other half find it appealing to bet the other way (known as ‘dividing the action’).

The purpose of these adjustments, like all line adjustments, is to more equally divide the betting action.

The opening line is the first line created by the oddsmakers, which is then sent out to sportsbooks. If we’ve done that, we’ve done our job.”

What Is the Line Trying to Accomplish?

Once betting begins, sportsbooks can adjust the line at any time. Also, adjustments are made after reading each team’s local newspapers to get a sense of what the coaches & players are thinking going into the game. Seba explained that it all starts with each oddsmaker creating a line on each game based upon their own personal approach.

“The main objective is that our clients get equal action on both sides,” Seba said

The Best Casinos for Blackjack in Las Vegas

What is the strip? It’s about a 4 mile stretch of a street on Las Vegas Boulevard South. Some casinos use 8 decks and a shuffling machine to increase the house odds (or casino’s odds) and to make card counting almost impossible. This means if you hit a blackjack and your bet is $10 you’ll be paid $15 at a table with a 3:2 payout, but you’d win just $12 at a 6:5 paying table.. Depending on how much money you play with, you can earn quite a bit of complimentary gifts and discounts at restaurants, stores and theatres.

If you’ve heard of Las Vegas, then I’d bet you’ve heard of the strip. It has one of the highest concentrations of quality casinos and entertainment in the city. Many tourists never leave it during their stay.

The odds in blackjack vary as much by casino as they do by table. With small decks, you’ll probably be seeing the better odds of 3:2, more and more, you’ll start to see rates of 6:5.

Player’s cards are cards offered at many casinos to gamblers who want to earn perks when they play. Other Las Vegas casinos play with just one deck with small bets to attract players