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This Week in Sports | 8-18-21 to 8-24-21

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VSiN experts to feature on Circa sports betting panel by Chris Murphy of SBC Americas

Derek Stevens’ Las Vegas sports betting venture, Circa Sports, will host its second annual panel of sports betting experts and personalities from the Vegas Sports and Information Network (VSiN) at Circa Resort & Casino on August 28.

The free-to-attend panel will share insights on the 2021 professional football season; details on the record-breaking Circa Million III and Circa Sports Survivor contests; and tips and strategies for bettors in Circa’s Warehouse event space. It also will be available via livestream from Circa Sports’ official Twitter account.

 

Manny Pacquiao’s upset loss results in big win for sportsbooks by Todd Dewey of Las Vegas Review-Journal

Circa sportsbook operations manager Jeff Benson said the odds climbed amid speculation after the weigh-in that Ugas might have had a torn bicep. ‘That number steamed a little bit given that Ugas looked like he had a swollen bicep at the weigh-in,’ Benson said. ‘With any Manny Pacquiao fight, you see a lot of public money on him in straight bets or parlays. Any time you can get an underdog to win when Pacquiao is fighting, it’s certainly going to be a good result for the book.’

 

Circa Sports to host second annual experts sports betting panel by Yogonet

“The Las Vegas sports betting Venture from CEO Derek Stevens, Circa Sports, announced Thursday that it will host its second annual panel of sports betting experts and personalities from the Vegas Sports and Information Network (VSinN) at Circa Resort & Casino on Saturday, August 28. The panel will share insights on the 2021 professional football season, details on the Circa Million III and Circa Sports Survivor contests, and tips and strategies for bettors.”

 

Circa Sports faces $7.2M overlay in football contests by Todd Dewey of Las Vegas Review-Journal

Circa Sports is putting up an unprecedented $10 million in guaranteed prize money for its two $1,000-entry NFL handicapping contests. A little more than two weeks before the NFL season opener, the downtown sportsbook is staring at a $7.2 million overlay. Circa had 1,554 entries Monday in the Circa Million III, which needs 4,000 entries to meet its $4 million guarantee. The book had 1,237 entries in Circa Survivor, which needs 6,000 entries to meet its $6 million guarantee.

‘We’re tracking at a good pace on the Circa Million. Historical data shows that we usually do 70 to 75 percent of the sign-ups in the last two weeks,’ Circa sportsbook operations manager Jeff Benson said.”

 

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“On Saturday, Aug. 28, Circa will host its second panel of sports betting experts and personalities from the Vegas Sports and Information Network (VSiN). The panel will share insights on the 2021 professional football season; details on the record-breaking Circa Million III and Circa Sports Survivor contests; and tips and strategies for bettors. The free panel will run from 3–5 p.m. in Circa’s Warehouse event space and will also be available via livestream from Circa Sports’ official Twitter account.”

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