How Phil Ivey Beat (Or Maybe Cheated) A Casino For Millions

Over the weekend, a story about Phil Ivey, the best poker player in the world, made its way around the Internet. He's being sued by the Borgata casino in federal court for cheating at a version of baccarat using a method known as "edge sorting." All told, Ivey took the casino for close to $10 million. Here's how he did… » 4/14/14 12:36pm Monday 12:36pm

Jeff Ma & David Frohardt-Lane: What's Sports Betting Really Like?

By now, it's almost a given that public discussion of sports betting will result in nothing of real value being said. It can be entertaining, but is typically vague, or cagey. But not today! We have Jeff Ma, who hosted Sloan's gambling panel, and David Frohardt-Lane, who participated, to give you some real talk. » 3/14/14 4:04pm 3/14/14 4:04pm

Al Michaels Makes Up Curling Betting Line, Places Wager On Air

If there's one thing we know about Al Michaels, it's that he's not afraid to talk about sports gambling on the air. During a segment on NBCSN this morning, Michaels got to chatting about curling with Rebecca Lowe, and he couldn't resist the urge to put a little money on the Great Britain-USA matchup. » 2/11/14 10:59am 2/11/14 10:59am

What You Need To Know To Bet On The Super Bowl (Late Edition)

Below is your final NFL betting line chart for the 2013-14 season, with updated figures for spread, bet trend, over/under, and money line figures for this Sunday's Super Bowl (here's the early post from last week). Of course there are many fun ways to bet on the Super Bowl; check out Jay Sanin's post for a breakdown of … » 1/31/14 2:10pm 1/31/14 2:10pm

Super Bowl Prop Bets: The Comprehensive List Of What To Bet And Where

While the Super Bowl has become the holiday of choice for many groups of people, it's possible that nobody will enjoy Super Bowl Sunday more than degenerate sports bettors with a one-day excuse to bet on anything in the known physical universe. » 1/31/14 1:41pm 1/31/14 1:41pm

What You Need To Know To Bet On The Super Bowl (Early Edition)

Here is your early betting info for the Super Bowl, including the line movement, bet trend, money line, and over/under, as well as the performance of the Seahawks and Broncos against the spread and O/U this season. There's been a lot of early movement—rare for Super Bowls—and we'll be updating next Thursday so you can… » 1/22/14 4:17pm 1/22/14 4:17pm

Five Of The Most Obvious Poker Tells Ever Televised

The poker tell is one of the most romanticized ideas in gambling, the notion that there is a code that will tell you everything about your opponent's hand just waiting to be unlocked. In reality, tells are usually more subtle than they are in the movies, but that doesn't mean there aren't some big, honkin' obvious… » 1/13/14 4:01pm 1/13/14 4:01pm

NFL Betting Lines, Visualized: Divisional Round (Late Edition)

Below is your late betting info for the divisional-round playoff games (you can see the early-week edition here). Spread movement is now included, and the money lines, over/unders, and bet trend have been updated. I've also added one extra data point: the over/under movement from the opening line. Saints-Seahawks… » 1/09/14 4:41pm 1/09/14 4:41pm

NFL Betting Lines, Visualized: Divisional Round (Early Edition)

Here is your early betting info for the Divisional round of the playoffs this weekend. Money lines for all the games are already available, but we'll update on Thursday with spread movements. Like last week, we've included the average spread and average over/under for each team, as well as the appropriate away/home… » 1/07/14 5:53pm 1/07/14 5:53pm

Hey, Stupid Sports Radio Guy, You Owe This Man $100 [Update]

Last year, some dumb sports radio guy in Denver named Darren McKee did a thing that only a dumb sports radio guy would do: he bet reader Charles $100 that the Ravens would make the playoffs this year. Now, with the Ravens' season having ended without a playoff berth, it appears that McKee is not a man of his word. » 1/07/14 4:28pm 1/07/14 4:28pm

NFL Betting Lines, Visualized: Wild Card Round

Below is your betting info for the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. In addition to the regular data, the charts now display the "season average" spread and over/under for each team, as well as their away/home split for these figures. We'll be back on schedule next week, with an early/late edition for the second round … » 1/03/14 1:36pm 1/03/14 1:36pm