- Famed music producer Steve Albini wins a World Series of Poker bracelet in Las Vegas
- Monday, June 18, 2018
- Albini arrived at the Rio to compete following a European tour with his band, Shellac
- World Cup odds: Sports books brace for dip in betting without the United States
- Thursday, June 14, 2018
- With the United States failing to qualify for this year’s World Cup tournament, betting handle on the event may decrease locally for the first time in decades. The total volume bet ...
- Vegas Play of the Day: NBA Finals Game 4
- Friday, June 8, 2018
- At the beginning of the series, the total didn’t seem quite enough. Now it feels too high and in need of a larger adjustment from the first three games. ...
- Golden Knights go out valiantly in Stanley Cup loss to Capitals
- Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Alex Tuch skated away from the melee-inflicted dog pile that followed a goal he orchestrated and toward the penalty box nodding his head. The message was as sharp as the blade on the stick he left behind: Tuch’s Golden Knights weren’t intimidated ...
- Stanley Cup by the odds: Sports book preview and pick of Game 5
- Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Gaming executives preoccupied with their bottom lines require only one more loss by the home team to evade their greatest fear. ...
- Knights vs. Capitals: The series so far
- Thursday, June 7, 2018
- Desperation accompanies the Golden Knights as they arrive back in town for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
- Stanley Cup by the odds: Sports book preview and pick of Game 4
- Monday, June 4, 2018
- The Vegas Golden Knights have a chance to prove their season-long insistence that they play better as an underdog tonight in Washington D.C. ...
- Vegas Play of the Day: NBA Finals Game 2
- Sunday, June 3, 2018
- Enough with the “ifs.” Yes, Cleveland had some devastating breaks to prevent it from stealing game 1 — topped by J.R. Smith not knowing the score in the final seconds. ...
- Stanley Cup by the odds: Sports book preview and pick of Game 3
- Saturday, June 2, 2018
- The Vegas Golden Knights only fell to back-to-back losses twice all season with Marc-Andre Fleury in net. They’re favored to suffer that fate for the third time in Game 3 tonight in Washington ...
- Vegas Play of the Day: Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners
- Friday, June 1, 2018
- Too many people fear the unfamiliar. That partially explains why no one is betting on the Rays as they shift to an “opener” strategy, putting reliever Sergio Romo on the mound to start the game. ...
- Vegas-style college football preview: Pac-12 at the sports book
- Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
- When the Pac-10 extended hastily accepted invitations to Utah and Colorado for the 2011 college football season, many hailed it as the dawning of the age of “super conferences.”
- Vegas-style college football preview: Mountain West at the sports books
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
- The never-ending footrace between Boise State and bookmakers may feature a new leader for the first time in nearly two decades.
The popular narrative of non-BCS conference Boise State baffling the country with its run of sustained success once rang truest in Las Vegas.
- Photos: WSOP November Nine Final Table set with J.C. Tran leading
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
- The group that played their way into the last session of poker’s $10,000 buy-in world championship early today at The Rio includes two former bracelet ...
- Sports books favor Heat to win next year's NBA title but Clippers moving up
- Monday, June 24, 2013
- The Miami Heat’s championship parade drew to a close Monday in a fashion typical for these types of celebrations — with talk of next season.
The back-to-back NBA champions fielded questions about potentially pulling off the first three-peat in more than a decade next season. Las Vegas has answers, or at least valuable insight into the likelihood of it happening.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Sports book facts and figures on Heat comeback, Game 7
- Thursday, June 20, 2013
- The dramatic finish in Game 6 of the NBA Finals caused at least three different groups of people spread throughout the country in separate time zones to look foolish.
There were, of course, the much-ridiculed Miami fans who fled the American Airlines Arena exits early before their Heat sparked to win 103-100 in overtime. San Antonio supporters who flooded the Riverwalk anticipating a celebration before their Spurs dulled took their barbs, too.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Heat victory tonight could mean big business to sports books
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
- Tonight marks the closest equivalent to Groundhog Day for local sports books. If the Miami Heat win to extend the NBA Finals to a Game 7, brightness in the form of money gets one last hurrah. Dim the lights around betting windows, though, if they lose.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Sports books took hit on Heat; zig-zag calls for Spurs tonight
- Sunday, June 16, 2013
- Sports book directors may have flopped to the floor harder than Chris Bosh as game four of the NBA Finals wound down.
Unlike the minor contact Tim Duncan made with Bosh, the Miami Heat actually inflicted pain on bookmakers. They cost Las Vegas books far more than the $5,000 the NBA fined Bosh for his embellishment, too.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Spurs a small favorite over Heat in series and Game 4
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
- Don’t make the same mistake some analysts made Tuesday night. Don’t pen the Miami Heat’s eulogy yet.
Despite an embarrassing 113-77 loss to San Antonio in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Miami is a victory Thursday night away from regaining its status as the favorite in the series, according to Las Vegas odds.
- NBA Finals in Vegas: What the odds say about home court format for Heat, Spurs
- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
- LeBron James has experienced both the supposed greatest benefit and biggest drawback to the NBA Finals’ 2-3-2 home court format over the past couple of years.
The Heat are now minus-175 (risking $1.75 to win $1) to win the series with the Spurs coming back at plus-155 (risking $1 to win $1.55).
- NBA Finals in Vegas: Spurs now favored in series but history on Heat's side in game two
- Sunday, June 9, 2013
- Fans in San Antonio might as well crank Rihanna’s breakthrough single “Umbrella” and dust off those black and silver Robert Horry jerseys.
They should party like it’s June 2007, and not just because their Spurs are back in the NBA Finals for the first time since suppressing this very King (James) six years ago.