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Revised BCS Championship Odds: The Championship Week Edition

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After this weekends epic Auburn/Alabama match-up the odds to win the BCS Championship the odds to win the BCS were shuffled as Alabama (prior week BCS odds: even) lost to Auburn (prior week BCS odds: +1200). Now Florida State is heavily favored with one remaining game left against #20 Duke, Ohio State Faces #10 Michigan… Read more »

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Kelly In Vegas: Should You Buy Picks From Someone in a Bikini?

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As we all know, the tout industry is filled with fake personalities who make misrepresentations about their skills. It’s like professional wrestling (but far less entertaining and nearly everyone is out of shape). Last month, the star of the tout industry was Steve Stevens (formerly known as Darin Notaro), a convicted telemarketing felon who will… Read more »

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On Vegas Sports Books, “Big Bets” and Managing To Liabilities

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Before the season started, the LVH Super Book had Baylor at 300:1 to win the BCS title. Now, at that same sports book, Baylor is just 6:1. To the casual observer, that must mean two things. First, it must mean Baylor is playing far better than expected. Second, it must mean a lot of money… Read more »

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Pregame Customer: Pregame Pro Mike Hook Lost $9,270 and Hasn’t Paid Me Back

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Last week, Mike Hook, one of the Pregame “Pros,” was accused of fraud by a Pregame customer. According to the customer, Hook asked him to set up an account at his bookmaker. Hook then lost over $9,000 using that account over the next month and hasn’t paid a dime of the losses. After he made… Read more »

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NFL Week 1 Line Moves: No One Wants to Bet on the Jets or Bills

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Back in April, BetOnline.com and LVH were the first sports books to release opening lines on Week 1 NFL games. While there were some notable differences between the offshore book’s lines and LVH’s openers (BOL had New England -5, LVH had New England -7), the majority of lines were within 1 point of each other…. Read more »

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Pregame.com Pick Seller Mike Hook Allegedly Defrauds Customer Out of Thousands of Dollars

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Mike Hook, one of the pick-sellers on Pregame.com, has been accused of fraud by a Pregame customer. The customer, who goes by the handle of theboz44, claims that Hook asked him to set up an account with his local bookie so he could make plays. After setting Hook up with an account, theboz44 claims that… Read more »

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CNBC To Air Primetime Show About Sports Betting Called ‘Money Talks.’ Does it Star a Convicted Felon?

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This September, CNBC will air a one hour show called ‘Money Talks,’ which, according to a press release, is a “docu-soap that follows Steve Stevens, his stable of agents and the clients who risk big dollars in the hope these guys have the expertise to consistently deliver winners. There’s a lot on the line as we… Read more »

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MLB Handicapping and Sabremetrics: A Reasoned Discussion

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Believe it or not, it is possible that the internet can lead to a reasoned discussion between smart people. And that’s what happened with Joe Peta, the former Wall Street trader turned baseball handicapper and author of Trading Bases, and Spraguer, one of the smarter people we follow on Twitter. Joe Peta, in case you… Read more »

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Spiros “The Greek” Indicted in Massive Sports Betting Bust by DOJ

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In a press release, the Department of Justice today announced they have received indictments on 34 individuals and 23 entities for soliciting more than $1 billion in illegal sports bets. Spiros Athanas, widely known throughout the offshore betting industry as “The Greek,” is among those indicted. Athanas founded TheGreek.com, one of the sharpest offshore books… Read more »

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Our NCAA Basketball Bracket Betting Guide Is Back

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We’re here to help all those NCAA betting junkies cash in this March with the relaunch of the 2013 NCAA betting bracket. This interactive bracket lets users know about each NCAA matchup including spreads, over/unders, team ATS numbers and will soon include futures for winning both the tourney and the region. In order to see… Read more »

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