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NFL best bets: Third time won’t be charm for Bucs at Saints by Todd Dewey of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Professional sports bettors Cris Zeniuk and Jeff Whitelaw each like the Saints to cover as 3-point home favorites. Zeniuk (@lasvegascris) tied for second place in the Circa Sports Million II contest with a 56-28-1 ATS mark (66.7) under the alias DV8-1. He tied for fifth place with his other entry (DV8-2) and tied for second place in the fourth quarter with a 19-5-1 ATS mark for total winnings of $244,444.


Golden Gate observes 115th anniversary in downtown Las Vegas by Richard N. Velotta of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“The Stevens brothers entered the picture right around the time the property celebrated its 100th anniversary. In 2012, the property added a 35,000-square-foot luxury tower with 16 suites, and in 2017, a second major expansion was completed with a casino entrance from the Fremont Street Experience. The most recent Stevens modification to the property was the introduction of Circa Sports and the resort’s first sportsbook in 2019.


HANDICAPPING HEROICS: Poker Pro David Baker Discusses Huge NFL SuperContest Win by Sean Chaffin of USPoker

In 2019, he added a World Poker Tour title after winning the LA Poker Classic for $1 million. Last week, he added another huge gambling bullet point – winning the Westgate SuperContest with fellow poker pro, friend, and betting partner Mark Gregorich. The pair took home $435,623 for their efforts and also tied for second in the Circa Sports Million for $200,000. Baker recently spoke with USPoker about the big win as well as the current state of poker.


Vegas releases updated National Championship odds for 2021 March Madness by Kristian Dyer of Saturday Tradition

Recent odds release by Circa Sports give a clear sense of where the bookmakers rank the Big Ten’s teams ahead of the tournament and their odds to win the national title. No. 5 Iowa (11-2) and No. 7 Michigan (11-0) are the clear-cut favorites and are currently the two highest ranked Big Ten teams. They are followed by No. 14 Illinois (9-4), No. 9 Wisconsin (11-3), Michigan State (8-4) and then Rutgers (7-5).


Notable Bets: Mahomes’ injury throws oddsmakers for a loop by David Purdum of ESPN

At Circa Sports, a Las Vegas sportsbook known to cater to professional bettors, there were more bets on Kansas City, but more money was wagered on Cleveland. ‘All the large bets we keep taking are on the Browns,’ Matt Metcalf, sportsbook director for Circa Sports in Las Vegas, told ESPN in a text message before Sunday’s game began. ‘Someone just took [Cleveland plus] 8 for a lot a minute ago.’


Count ’em: 14 new names to consider in Kentucky Derby odds by Ron Flatter of Horse Racing Nation

Life Is Good is no longer the unanimous favorite or co-favorite. Not after William Hill Nevada shortened Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Essential Quality to 7-1. He appears to be taking more action than he is offering lately; his 3-year-old debut not expected until next month. At the same time, Circa Sports is daring anyone to take any kind of chance on Erawan. A winner on debut at Laurel Park in early November, he has lost his last four starts, most recently finishing fifth Saturday in a black-type stakes at Laurel Park. Circa drifted his odds to 750-1.

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