Las Vegas Sports Book News – Tropicana Says Adios to its Sports Book

Tropicana Sports Book is now..........Gone.

Las Vegas Sports Book News - The Tropicana says adios to its sports book. Back in the early 90s, during my initial forays to Las Vegas I always thought what an absolute joke the Tropicana sports book was. One betting counter with about 6 seats and a few screens in an area tucked away from the casino that was not much bigger than a walk-in closet. … [Read more...]

Paul Stone’s College Football Comp Play

The Razorbacks are Double-Digit Underdogs This Week vs Auburn

Arkansas +11 over Auburn _ Just six years removed from a BCS national championship and three years from a second appearance in the title game, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn was squarely on the hot seat entering the 2016 campaign. The season's first three weeks did little to cool down Malzahn's detractors,but, when officials ruled time had … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Books – Several Spots Where “Lighting Up” is a No-No

Vegas sports books

As a Vegas newbie in the the early 90s, I would frequent the Sands and Gold Coast sports books on my trips to Sin City, with an occasional stop to watch big sporting events at Caesars Palace and The Mirage. All of the aforementioned Las Vegas sports books had something different to offer: some were more intimate, others were looser with comps, and … [Read more...]

College Football Free Play From Paul Stone

Texas Tech Welcomes West Virginia on Saturday

TEXAS TECH +1 over West Virginia - With the calendar hitting mid-October and many schools already halfway through their regular season schedule, West Virginia will be in unfamiliar territory Saturday on the South plains of Texas. For the first time in the 2016 season, the Mountaineers will be competing on an opponent's home field when they … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book News – Football Central in Limbo

Westgate Theater - Not to be Confused with the Giant Super Book

We won’t say good bye to Football Central at the Westgate just yet, however, it might be time to start looking for “We’ll Miss You” cards at the Hallmark store.  Anyone who has visited Las Vegas over the years knows that the town is in a constant state of flux. Residencies come and go, attractions and shows appear and disappear, and … [Read more...]

Las Vegas Sports Book NBA Championship Odds

Warriors Big Favorites to Win 2016-2017 NBA Title

The NBA season tips off in less than 30 days and Las Vegas sports books have posted NBA Championship odds. The Warriors, as expected, are heavy favorites but good odds can be had on a number of NBA teams. As of this post, the New York Knicks, with their off-season free agent activity, have garnered the most bets amongst Las Vegas sports … [Read more...]

NCAA Football Free Pick of the Week from Paul Stone


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 APPALACHIAN STATE … [Read more...]