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Colleges get season going by Steve Carp of Gaming Today

Still, those that decided to play are preparing with the various protocols in place to help mitigate outbreaks within their teams. Two of the three service academies will kick off their 2020 seasons this week as Army plays host to Middle Tennessee Saturday while Navy hosts Brigham Young in a nationally televised game Monday on ESPN. The Black Knights are 3.5-point favorites at Circa Sports while the Midshipmen are slight 1-point favorites over BYU.


VSiN Kicks Off Sports Betting Show From Illinois At Start of Football Season by Larry Henry of

“Launched in 2017 by veteran sportscaster Brent Musburger, VSiN broadcasts daily from the South Point Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The network is opening a second studio this fall at the Circa Resort, now under construction in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street. The Circa is expected to open in October.


VSiN launching new sports broadcast today from Illinois by Erik Gibbs of

“VSiN, which was co-founded by Brian Musburger, the nephew of long-time sports commentator Brent Musburger, has found its niche in the sports world and has quickly become an established name in the industry. After getting its start in Las Vegas in 2017, where it holds daily broadcasts from the South Point Casino, it launched on Sirius radio and made a debut in XFL broadcasting before the league threw in the towel. It now has plans to launch a new live sports gambling show, Betting Across America, in conjunction with BetMGM, provided regulators greenlight the project, and will put up a second Vegas-based studio this fall at the Circa Resort once the venue opens.


Circa Sports expanding to Tuscany hotel-casino with new Las Vegas sportsbook by Jordan Gartner of KTNV Las Vegas

Circa Sports to partner with the Tuscany hotel-casino in Las Vegas to launch a rebranded sportsbook set to open in 2021. The partnership will mark the first expansion for Circa Sports in Las Vegas outside of the downtown area and at a Derek Stevens-owned property.

‘We’re thrilled to welcome Tuscany as Circa Sports’ first satellite location in Las Vegas,’ said Stevens, Circa Sports founder. ‘This will open a lot of doors in the market to provide wider sports betting opportunities for customers.’


Circa Sports teams up with Tuscany Suites & Casino to open sportsbook in 2021 by Yogonet

“Circa Sports –the Las Vegas-based sports betting venture from CEO Derek Stevens and his Golden Gate Hotel & Casino– has partnered with Tuscany Suites & Casino to launch a rebranded sportsbook. The reimagined space will mark the first Las Vegas expansion for Circa Sports outside of Stevens’ properties, with the venue expected to open in March 2021.


Final NFL Season Predictions & Circa Sports Million II (Ep. 866) by Sports Gambling Podcast Network

“Joining in the fun of hyping up the NFL season the guys welcome on Derek Stevens (@DerekJStevens) owner and CEO of the D Las Vegas, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and the soon-to-debut Circa Resort. They talk about the awesome sportsbook and casino Derek is building, his passing for betting on the NFL and the MILLIONS of dollars Circa is giving away in their football contests.


Circa Sports partners with Tuscany Suites and Casino for rebranded sportsbook in 2021 by Fox5 Vegas

Circa Sports announced Wednesday it partnered with Tuscany Suites and Casino for a rebranded sportsbook to open in March 2021. Circa Sports is the sports-betting creation of Derek Stevens, owner of The D, Golden Gate Hotel and Casino and the soon-opening Circa in downtown Las Vegas. The expanded sportsbook will be the first off Stevens’ properties.


Stevens sticks by his contests by W.G. Ramirez of Gaming Today

As of Tuesday, there were 1,012 entrants in the Circa Sports Million II contest, and 441 entered in the Circa Survivor pro football contests contest, with a guaranteed combined payout of $4 million, including the $1 million top prize in each contest.

‘Everybody started asking if we were going to back off,” Stevens said. ‘I’m not going to back off on this thing. We’re going to give gamblers what could be the greatest gamble in the history of football. We’re opening Circa Las Vegas at the end of October, so I’m not going to back off the contest. It just means we gotta adapt and maybe spend a little more in advertising.’


2020 PGA Tour Championship: Predictions and Best Bets for the FedEx Cup by Frankie Taddeo and Ben Heisler of Sports Illustrated

“Winner odds have a twist on the PGA betting board at Circa Sports this week. Based on the final FedExCup standings, the top 30 players begin the Tour Championship with a score between -10 and EVEN.


Circa Sports expanding to Tuscany Suites by Bailey Schulz of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Circa Sports’ venues are expanding beyond downtown Las Vegas. Derek Stevens’ sports betting brand has partnered with the Tuscany to rebrand the Strip-adjacent hotel-casino’s sportsbook. The venue is set to open in March.

Matt Metcalf, Circa Sports’ sportsbook director, said the partnership is a key step in the brand becoming one of the ‘premier sports betting brands in the Las Vegas Valley.’ The company’s app and first sportsbook launched in 2019 at Derek Stevens’ Golden Gate casino, before opening at its sister property, the D Las Vegas. It will also be featured in Stevens’ Circa resort-casino, which is set to open the world’s largest sportsbook on Oct. 28, according to a Wednesday news release.


Circa Sports to rebrand Tuscany Suites Sportsbook by Gaming Today

Defined by a team of sought-after betting experts and a competitive wagering menu, Circa Sports has grown rapidly since its 2019 debut. The company aims to deliver a betting menu that appeals to all bettors — from professionals to novices — while offering some of the best odds in the country.

Brett Heers, CEO of Tuscany, said, ‘We are excited about this relationship, with the level of product that Circa provides and second to none customer service, partnered with our ease of access location we believe we can be a top sports book destination.’


Circa Sports Update, Cleveland Browns Season Preview by VSiN

“Derek Stevens and Mike Palm join Matt Youmans, Danielle Alvari and Chuck Esposito to share the latest news from behind the book at Circa Sports. Plus, a final look at the day’s action and a season preview for the Cleveland Browns


Circa Adds Sportsbook to Vegas’ Off-Strip Tuscany Hotel, Rebranding Coming Soon by Todd Shriber of

“It’s just one book, but plenty of sharp sports bettors will likely be happy about Circa swiping a Las Vegas location from William Hill. Conversely, Circa Sports is independent, and it’s rapidly gaining a following among the sports betting community for a willingness to take large wagers and exercise limits that are well in excess of rival books.


CFB Week 1, Kentucky Derby Preview by VSiN

“Michael Lombardi and Patrick Meagher run through the Saturday MLB slate with Mike Palm and look ahead to both the opening weekend of college football and The Kentucky Derby. Plus, Josh Appelbaum joins the show to provide a market report on the day’s action.


Tuscany Casino to relaunch sportsbook in partnership with Circa Sports by Chris Murphy of SBC Americas

Matt Metcalf, Circa Sports’ Sportsbook Director, said: ‘Tuscany does a wonderful job of combining ease of access for players with an overall great casino atmosphere. We view this partnership as a key moment for Circa Sports as we work toward it becoming one of the premier sports betting brands in the Las Vegas Valley.’

Circa Sports will continue to grow with the October 28 opening of the world’s largest sportsbook, located inside Stevens’ highly anticipated new Downtown Las Vegas casino-resort, Circa Resort & Casino.

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