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NCAAB bubble watch: Georgia Tech, Indiana, Tennessee

As the NCAA tournament rushes into view like a steaming freight train, there are several teams looking to pad their resumes over the final days of the regular season schedule. Steve Merril takes a look at a few “bubble teams” and their prospects mov…

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Three live long shots to win 2017 Major League Baseball home run title

The Major League Baseball regular season is right around the corner. One of the most unpredictable, and therefore profitable, futures to take a shot at is the player who will have the most home runs in baseball during the regular season. Let’s tak…

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Super Bowl LI line holding steady in calm before betting storm

It was as slow a Saturday during football season as you’ll ever see at the Las Vegas sportsbooks – because short of the Pro Bowl, there is no football this weekend. And some would argue that even with the NFL’s annual all-star game on Sunday, there …

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One Vegas book moves Super Bowl spread off key field-goal number

At least one oddsmaker in Vegas is shaking things up a bit with the line on the Super Bowl, and has been doing so since first putting the game on his board Sunday night, during the fourth quarter of New England’s AFC Championship Game victory over P…

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Steelers or Chiefs? NFL bloggers debate who will cover in Divisional Round

The NFL Divisional playoff round concludes Sunday night with an AFC clash as the Kansas City host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch from the regular season that had to be pushed back a few hours due to inclement weather. The Steelers crushed the …

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Las Vegas’ favorites and live long shots to win next year’s college football championship

The smoke has barely settled on the 2017 National Championship Game and already Vegas bookies are putting out their odds to win next year’s college football title. We talk front-running faves and live long shots with Jeff Stoneback of The Mirage spo…

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Whole lotta latte: Barista wins $900,000 in NFL betting contest

Damon Graham spent much of his Sunday at Starbucks working as he usually does, making lattes and double espressos for thirsty customers. Then he took a lunch break to …
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Atlantic City mayor urges Icahn to sell ex-Taj Mahal casino

Atlantic City’s mayor is calling on billionaire investor Carl Icahn to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino, saying his struggling city can’t afford to let such a big piece of its Boardwalk lie vacant indefinitely. Republican Don Guardian says allowing the casino to …
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Casino promotions: Dec. 11-17

Feeling lucky? Gaming establishments throughout Southern Nevada offer deals and promotions for gamers …
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Wynn says: Alexa, modernize my Las Vegas hotel rooms

Wynn Resorts announced today it will soon add Amazon’s Echo device to all its hotel rooms at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, allowing guests to control the lighting, temperature, drapes and …
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Poker pro Phil Ivey, friend must repay $10.1M to Borgata in cards case

Poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion must return more than $ 10 million they won from an Atlantic City casino while playing cards that were arranged in a certain way to …
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Thursday Night Football betting preview: Giants at Eagles

New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (+2.5, 41.5) **video The New York Giants’ road to their first postseason berth in five years could reach its intended destination on Thursday, as they travel down Interstate 95 to visit the NFC East-riva…

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After Taj Mahal closure, Atlantic City casino revenue down 3.5 percent

Revenue for Atlantic City’s casino industry declined in November by 3.5 percent compared to a year ago in the first full month after the Trump Taj Mahal casino closed. The seven casinos remaining in the city saw their combined revenue increase by …
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What’s Hot In Las Vegas: Ring in the New Year like only Sin City can

Want to give 2016 a proper send off and welcome 2017 in style? There’s no better place to be than Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. Marc Meltzer tells you “What’s Hot” for that big weekend, including fireworks, fights, and fine food and fun at Sake Rok. …

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