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Circa Sports Contest Lines, Thursday Best Bets by VSiN

“Derek Stevens and Mike Palm join Matt Youmans, Danielle Alvari and Tim Murray to provide the Circa Sports Week Two contest lines. Plus, Matt and Tim’s top plays for Thursday and a look at Heat-Celtics with William Hill.


Sports betting bigger than ever after record August, NFL Week 1 by Todd Dewey of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Circa Sports sportsbook director Matthew Metcalf said the handle was roughly double what it was last year for the NFL’s opening weekend. ‘We believe that the combination of our product being a unique one in the current sports betting landscape, combined with an obvious excitement for football to get going again, has led to this explosion in growth we are currently witnessing,’ Metcalf said in a text message.


How Much Influence Will The Las Vegas Raiders Have On Nevada Sports Betting? by Grant Lucas of

At BarCanada and The D hotel in Las Vegas, crowds formed at the retail sportsbooks powered by Circa Sports, every individual eager to quench their long-lasting thirst for the return of professional football. ‘I think you saw the pent-up demand that football created,’ said Jeff Benson, sportsbook operations manager for Circa, ‘especially given that it’s not a traditional college football season.’


Circa could change downtown visitation landscape when it opens by Richard N. Velotta of Las Vegas Review-Journal

Circa Sports, the company’s branded sports wagering system, is growing. One of the approvals the commission will consider will be for Circa to operate the sportsbook at the Tuscany. Stevens was successful in developing a new football contest through Circa, has a foothold in the crowded Colorado sports-betting market and is now on the verge of expanding in Nevada.


Los Angeles Lakers Become Huge Favorites in NBA Conference Finals by Bill Huber of

“‘I think the public sentiment for the Nuggets is due to just watching them perform well, a recency bias,’ said Glenn Herzog, the senior sportsbook risk manager at Circa Sports, to on Saturday. ‘That was coupled with the Lakers’ supposed Game 1 deficiencies in the previous two series. A good team like the Lakers will know their weaknesses and will have the ability to address it, so the line move and result does not surprise me.’


Sharp bets on Raiders cause big line move on opener by Todd Dewey of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“‘There’s some group or person out there that likes the Raiders because everybody kind of got hit at the same time,’ Circa Sports sportsbook manager Chris Bennett said. ‘The Raiders were +5½ and pretty much everywhere went to 4 pretty quickly. We respect the money coming in on the Raiders. We haven’t really seen any sharp money on the Saints.’


Notable bets: Chiefs’ win equals big loss for bookmakers by David Purdum of ESPN

“Sportsbook Circa Sports said the Falcons-Cowboys game, along with Vikings-Colts, attracted the most limit bets this weekend. Circa sportsbook supervisor Chris Bennett reported taking limits on both sides of both games: Falcons +4.5, +4, +3.5 and +3, and Cowboys -2.5 and -3. Circa also took limit bets on the Vikings +3.5 and +3, and on the Colts -3. Indianapolis won 28-11.

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