Tag Archives: sports books
- Books promote aggressive but risky deals ahead of Cheltenham
March 12, 2013
The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most eagerly anticipated horse racing events in the United Kingdom. It's also a popular venue for bettors, which means that you can expect UK bookmakers to be on-hand during the four-day festival. Traditionally, UK bookmakers use the racing festival as a way to...
- Vegas books on the plus side of NFL playoff action over the weekend
January 15, 2013
Thanks to the Denver Broncos' stunning 38-35 double overtime loss at the hands of the suddenly resurgent Baltimore Ravens, Vegas books narrowly avoided yet another nauseating weekend at the books, finishing the action on the plus side of the ledger. Saturday's divisional round action saw the books win big thanks to...
- London Olympics proves golden for UK sports books
August 14, 2012
The 2012 London Olympics has drawn rave reviews from just about every corner of the world and one industry, in particular, is smiling from ear to ear as a result of the overwhelming success the Olympics has done to their business. UK sports books are looking at an unprecedented growth...
- Euro 2012: Spain’s trashing of Italy in finals means bad day for some books
July 4, 2012
For much of Euro 2012, defending champions Spain had been playing somewhat average football relative to the obscenely high standards we've come to expect from them. It has led to some quarters even thinking that Italy had a fighting chance in the finals to unseat the Spanish squad. Then the finals...
- Vegas books release 2012 NFL win totals
June 4, 2012
The 2012 NFL season is still three months away from kick-off, but as early as now, Vegas sports books are releasing the first set of lines for the year: Team Win Totals. The biggest win totals for the new season were handed down to the two prohibitive Super Bowl favorites:...
- Nevada sports books get the okay to take ‘nontraditional’ wagers
February 4, 2011
Las Vegas sports books have a whole lot more to offer their clients now that the Nevada Gaming Commission has amended its regulations. Following a unanimous vote last week, the Commission will now permit the state’s sports books to offer odds on any number of nontraditional events, such as Academy...