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After early action on Hawaii, money coming back on Cal in NCAAF opener

College football’s 2016 campaign kicks off tonight in the United States – but the game will be played a long way from America, in Sydney, Australia, where it will already be Saturday. Covers discusses the action on the season debut with Jeff Stoneba…

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Thursday’s NFL Week 3 preseason betting primer and odds

Betting the NFL preseason can be tough. Week 3 of the NFL preseason kicks off Thursday with two games on the slate and we help you out by breaking down some of the best betting tidbits for these matchups. **video Atlanta Falcons vs Miami Dolphi…

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Daily fantasy sports cleared to resume in New York state

DraftKings, FanDuel and three other daily fantasy sports operators were cleared to resume business in New York on Monday, just in time for the approaching NFL season and Major …
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Strategy for finding value in MLB Cy Young betting

Despite a Major League Baseball-worst 9-21 record since entering the All-Star break with a Major League Baseball-best 57-33 mark, the atmosphere surrounding AT&T Park in San Francisco Thursday night was as electric as a midnight tour through the rar…

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Wynn to launch lavish new $4.2B Macau resort

From a pair of giant golden dragons encircling a vast man-made lagoon to phoenix and cloud motifs inside, Steve Wynn’s Macau resort brims with auspicious Chinese symbolism. The U.S. casino mogul will need luck on his side as launches …
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Murder retrial delayed a year in Nevada casino shootout

An ex-motorcycle gang leader whose Nevada murder conviction was overturned in December will spend another year in jail before he’s retried for the killing of a rival gang member during a casino shootout in …
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Former NBA commissioner to speak on sports betting at Las Vegas conference

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern will be a featured speaker at the American Gaming Association’s Global Gaming Expo next month in Las Vegas. Stern, long a proponent of …
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Early Rio 2016 Olympic betting sees public sticking to sports they know best

Three days into the Olympics, the wagering trend can simply be stated as: Bettors really want to bet on games and matches. That’s where most of the action is, at Nevada sportsbooks and offshore operations. “They’re mostly betting as expected, on b…

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MGM Resorts 2nd-quarter profit soars on sale of high-end mall

Casino and hotel operator MGM Resorts said Thursday that its second-quarter profit quintupled from the same period a year ago, mainly due to the …
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This week’s daily fantasy baseball must-have starting pitchers

We all know by now that rostering an elite starting pitcher is a must when it comes to daily fantasy. So here at Covers we break down your best options for each day of the upcoming week in MLB. Here are the top starting pitcher plays of the week: …

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Wynn beats Wall Street 2Q forecasts

Wynn Resorts Ltd. (WYNN) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $ 70.4 million …
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Sharp and public bettors alike backing McIlroy at PGA Championship

If it seems like the British Open just ended, well, that’s because it practically just did, wrapping up a week and a half ago. But thanks to golf now being part of the Olympics, the PGA Tour’s next major has an earlier start, as the PGA Championship…

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Fortune, friction and decline as casino ‘Chinatown’ matures

No ornate archway marks it. No obvious business district with exotic signs and storefronts sets it apart. But in the quiet neighborhoods around two of the nation’s largest casinos, a sort of suburban Chinatown has been growing for over a decade …
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Ohio man hits nearly $500K jackpot at Las Vegas airport

An Ohio man is almost half a million dollars richer today after hitting a Wheel of Fortune jackpot at McCarran International Airport. The airport announced that …
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Live From Las Vegas Video: What makes MLB All-Star odds so different?

The Midsummer Classic showcases the very brightest stars on the diamond, which leaves sportsbooks in an awkward spot when setting odds for the MLB All-Star Game. Patrick Everson is inside The Mirage Las Vegas talking MLB All-Star Game betting odds w…

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