NCAA Football Free Pick of the Week from Paul Stone

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Western Michigan -7 over Georgia Southern With a pair of September victories over a pair of Big 10 opponents (Northwestern and Illinois) and its conference opener on deck, Western Michigan might appear to be primed for a letdown facing a Sun Belt Conference opponent. But Georgia Southern is not just any ol' Sun Belt team. At least not in the … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – Big Changes Over the Years

Imperial Palace Sports Book 1988 - 2012 (photo March Madness in Vegas Facebook Group)

At first glance, present day Las Vegas sports books aren’t much different than when I first discovered the sports betting palaces in the desert back in the early 90s. If you dig a little deeper however, a lot has changed in Las Vegas sports book land – some for the good and some for the bad depending on your point of view. It’s easy to say … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book Odds to Win Heisman

Lamar Jackson Odds to Win Heisman Have Plunged from 100-1 to Just About Even Money.

Lamar Jackson of Louisville is the prohibitive Heisman Trophy favorite in Las Vegas. Jackson could be had at 100-1 odds when odds were posted at Las Vegas Sports Books several months ago. The current 6/5 odds aren't very appealing and it's still early, so there are bargains to be had for the sports bettor thinking Jackson may eventually … [Read more...]

College Football Free Pick of the Week by Paul Stone

The Appalachian State Mountaineers no Longer Pushovers

Paul Stone has over two decades of experience as a bettor and handicapper. He is a winner of multiple Las Vegas handicapping contests and his work has appeared in various media outlets including the Las Vegas-Review Journal and ESPN Insider. Follow Paul on Twitter@paulstonesports or e-mail him at Paulstonesports@gmail.com. APPALACHIAN STATE … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book Super Bowl Odds

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Odds Current as of 9/16/16 ODDS TO WIN SUPER BOWL 51  NRG STADIUM - HOUSTON, TX: FEB 5 2017            ODDS COURTESY OF THE WESTGATE LAS VEGAS SUPER … [Read more...]

Best Las Vegas Sports Books – The California Sports Book in Downtown Vegas

The New Sports Book at The California Gets a Thumbs Up

What does the California Hotel/Casino in Downtown Vegas have in common with the swanky Cosmoplitan located on the Vegas Strip? Not much. However, both properties have recently re-located their below average second floor sports books to the first floor casino areas of their respective properties. The California contained what … [Read more...]

College Football Free Pick of the Week by Paul Stone

Can UTEP Keep Things Somewhat Close vs Texas?

Texas El Paso +30.5 over Texas  On an opening weekend filled with nail-biting finishes and Top 10 upsets, Texas' 50-47 victory over fellow college football blueblood Notre Dame in double overtime was perhaps the pinnacle. Absent from the preseason rankings, the Longhorns catapulted all the way to No. 11 in the Associated Press' poll this week … [Read more...]

College Football Free Pick of the Week by Paul Stone

Tulsa Opens Their 2016 Campaign vs San Jose State

College Football Free Pick of the Week is Back! Thanks to veteran handicapper/writer Paul Stone for his contribution to The Vegas Parlay. Tulsa -5 over San Jose State  Fast-paced Tulsa of the American Athletic Conference averaged 37 points and 507 yards per game last season and welcomes back senior quarterback Dane Evans (30 career starts) who … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – The Forgotten 3 Mid Strip

Harrahs Sports Book Las Vegas

A portion of the center strip area of Las Vegas Boulevard has also been a “no man’s land” for sports bettors as historically, the Flamingo, Harrah’s, and Casino Royale left a lot to be desired in terms of sports book amenities. Heck, Casino Royale didn’t even have a sports book until earlier this year. The aforementioned “forgotten … [Read more...]

Best Old School Las Vegas Sports Books

Mirage Sports Book - Great Screens & Great Atmosphere

Las Vegas has seen countless hotel/casinos bite the dust over the years. Along with that, the $1.99 late night steak and eggs as well as $2 blackjack have all but disappeared from Sin City. Las Vegas  sports books have seen many changes as well, where old school amenities like free Racing Forms, no questions asked complimentary drinks (without a … [Read more...]