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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sports Betting

Professional Betting Money Coming in on Giants for Super Bowl

When the Super Bowl betting line was released Sunday, many sportsbooks had the Patriots favored over the Giants by 3.5 points. Covers.com says a lot of public money came in on the Patriots. They say the public money was countered by professional money, which was enough to move the line down to 3 at many…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won $333,333 Betting on Alabama

The oracle that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. added to his fortune by betting $400,000 on Alabama over LSU in the National Championship Game. Floyd’s wager appears to have been made halftime. We also learned that he’s not very good at math. If you read his tweet, Floyd says he made $400,000 on the game, but…Read More

Floyd Mayweather Has Won $854k Betting on Sports Since Christmas Eve

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is notorious for betting millions on sports. He reportedly bet and won over $1 million on the Patriots to beat Tim Tebow and the Broncos. Since then, he seems to have cashed in big, though we don’t know how much money he’s lost because he hasn’t posted those tickets. Floyd went on…Read More

Video: Al Michaels Calls Gamblers ‘Friendly Degenerates’

Al Michaels is a fantastic play-by-play broadcaster. One of the things sports fans love about him is his awareness of the point spread and over/under totals for games he’s calling. He knows that gamblers are the few people still watching games that are blowouts. One thing, Al, those gamblers don’t enjoy being called “friendly degenerates.”…Read More

‘Pete’ Stands to Win $10,000 from a $10 Bet if Colts Go 0-16

Are gamblers taking low-risk, huge-reward bets and coming close to winning them more often these days, or are we just hearing more about it? I’m sure it is the latter, but that doesn’t make them any less enjoyable to read about. Before we begin, let us note that for every @Pistol_Pete82 or rabid Cardinals fan…Read More

Denver Post Writer Jim Armstrong Loses Job Over Sports Betting Scandal

Jim Armstrong, a former Denver Post sports writer and columnist, has lost his job with the newspaper after it was learned that he bet on sports. Armstrong was one of several people who bet on sports through a local bookmaker that was pinched. Some of the bookie’s clients had weekly limits as high as $50,000….Read More

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