2019 Womans World Cup Futures

This is something I love to do and do it as often as possible – finding value in betting sport futures. Or, for the uninitiated, I like to bet on the outcome of sporting events or championships that may be weeks or months out. Why do I like to do this? One word…

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Rendering of Circa Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, NV

The Circa sportsbook opened Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Golden Gate Casino Hotel in venerable downtown Las Vegas, NV. I am a huge fan of downtown and tend to avoid The Strip as much as possible. As you might expect, the new sportsbook opened to much hype and fanfare. Read more

We here at the Educational Sports Betting Network consider it our job to inform people how betting on sports works. There is a lot to know and this is a lot harder than it looks – if you intend to make money at this. Advantage Players always look for value in every wager we make. Sometimes, value can be getting the hook for free or paying less juice on a wager, when line shopping. Or getting free drink tickets.

If you are coming to Las Vegas for March Madness – you gotta know the following: Read more

This came across my computer screen today – the scam that is Buy One Get One Free – you know, BOGO! Here is the article I’m referring to – https://thehustle.co/are-buy-one-get-one-free-deals-worth-it/. Most people fall for this kind of thing because they are suckers. They don’t know the true price of an item, but think this deal has just got to be bought, because they’re getting something they think is “free.” I have often said if I put up a sign that says Free Punch In The Mouth I will have a long line of people demanding one! Read more

When I saw Patrick Keane, CEO of the Action Network, on CNBC this morning, I knew something was up. Mr. Keane was announcing a new round of funding for his fledgling yet burgeoning sports information company Action Network. Turns out, Fertitta Capital, among a few others, pumped in $17.5 million dollars and got a seat on the board of directors. As well as other benefits, I’m sure. CNBC commentator Carl Quintanilla even called it a “Brave New World.” Which is synchronistic, as I have been reading Brave New World… Read more

This is EXACTLY why we here at the Educational Sports Betting Network (ESBN) espouse the virtues of fading the public. Below is a Twitter post thrown up by FanDuel concerning last night’s Duke / North Carolina (2/20/19) hoops contest: Read more

Spike Visits the Twin River Casino in Rhode Island

Super Bowl Sunday is a highly anticipated day each year in the United States.  For hardcore football fans or just the casually interested observer, the event that is the Super Bowl has become a symbol of Americana and a worldwide sporting and entertainment spectacle as well (111 million plus viewers across the globe). Read more

Success in sports betting often comes from unlikely places and even more unlikely events. Perhaps you have discovered an angle that has been working, or a trend that continues to hit. The KenPom Betting System is an excellent example. Something that is getting a lot of talk, right now, is the likelihood of the first period NHL totals going Over. Read more

It is rare to get to see the inception of a new sporting league. This past weekend, we were treated to the inaugural games of the brand-spanking-new Alliance of American Football. Yeah, I know, I’m not fond of the name either, but no one asked me. Eight teams currently constitute the Alliance, hailing from such places as San Diego, Orlando and Atlanta. They are playing a 10-game regular season schedule. For a little more on the eight teams Read more

Here We Go Again

Last week, I wrote about data collection and how it will be used. In most cases, the collected data will be used against you, the unsuspecting sports bettor (be sure to follow the links in the story to understand exactly what is happening). Read more