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September: A Record Amount Bet On Football In Nevada

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Last week, favorites dominated the NFL card and, as a result, sports books got killed. But don’t feel too bad for them. It turns out they had a record-setting September. The Nevada Gaming Commission just released their monthly report detailing results at Nevada casinos and sports books. Combined, all sports books in Nevada made $43,500,000… Read more »

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Obama Wins: The Polls, Nate Silver and the Betting Markets Were Correct

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If you didn’t know who Nate Silver was a few weeks ago, you’re likely familiar with him by now. The founder of fivethirtyeight.com, Silver is a statistician who has spent the past half decade making sense of political polling and using that polling data to make projections for political elections. Using state polls, Silver correctly… Read more »

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NFL Media Handicapping Challenge: Week 9 Results

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Week 9 was horrible for the books, but great for everyone else — including our media contest members who collectively hit at 65%. Our top two contestants, Mike Wilkening & Todd Fuhrman, both delivered  3-2 performances, managing to stave off the competition. Both Rob Longley & Chris Vernon gained ground this week with 4-1 records landing… Read more »

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Election Day: 2012 Presidential Betting Odds

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The seemingly never-ending presidential campaign is about to end. It’s finally election day and, after more than $2 billion has been spent by the presidential candidates and more than $6 billion has been spent by all candidates for all offices, people are heading to the polls to vote. And while voting has already begun across… Read more »

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Sunday, Bloody Sunday: Favorites Dominate NFL Card and Sports Books Get Killed

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It started on Thursday night when San Diego easily covered the spread against the Chiefs. It picked up momentum from there. In the early games, the Packers covered the double digit spread. Then the Lions beat the number against Jaguars. Then the Bears murdered the Titans. And the Broncos covered on the road against the… Read more »

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Paddy Power Declares Election Over and Pays Obama Bettors

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We’re stil 48 hours away from the presidential election. But it’s already over before voting even started, according to Irish bookmaker Paddy Power. Paddy Power, Europe’s largest bookmaker and a company always happy to find new ways to generate publicity, is paying out over $650,000 in bets on President Obama to win reelection. At Paddy… Read more »

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The Usual Suspects: Our SuperContest Week 9 Plays

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Last year we created an NFL model that placed us just outside of the money in the SuperContest, the world’s largest NFL Handicapping Contest. This year we’ve tweaked the system and are sharing each week’s picks with you. Unfortunately  they haven’t been that great this year so proceed with caution. Overall, we are a disappointing 18-22-0 on the year, a near insurmountable… Read more »

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NFL Media Handicapping Challenge: Week 8 Results

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For the third week in a row, we’ve got a new set of leaders atop the WagerMinds 2012 Handicapping Contest. Last week, Rob Longley and Todd Fuhrman were co-leading the pack with 19 wins a piece. Fuhrman scored a solid 4-1-0 week but was outdone by Pr Football Weekly’s Mike Wilkening who turned in a perfect performance…. Read more »

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Four Favs & A Dog: Our SuperContest Week 8 Plays

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  Each week we use our NFL predictive model to help pick and choose games against the spread for the LVH SuperContest. Each week 5 games must be chosen against the spread as we compete against 745 other teams to see who’s the best NFL bettor. Each week we take the model’s most confident play (measured by a 5 brain scale)… Read more »

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Ladbroke’s NFL Regular Season Win Totals as of Week 7

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Ladbroke’s, one of the leading UK bookmakers, offers continually updated regular season win totals for all NFL teams. Sadly, we can’t find any US-facing books that offer updated lines. But they should take note and start offering these sorts of bets. But back to the current regular season win total odds. Not surprisingly, the Texans… Read more »

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