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XFL Football League tries it again with Feb. 8 relaunch by Alan Berg of Gaming Today

“At Circa Sports, the XFL will be on the board. ‘We don’t put stuff up just to put it up,’ Circa’s Matt Metcalf said. ‘I am conceding here because of the TV coverage. I wouldn’t be offering it if it wasn’t on ESPN.’

 

Circa Resort Reveals Five New Dining Options Headed Downtown in December by Susan Stapleton and Bradley Martin of Eater Las Vegas

“Filling 1.25 million square feet and 777-rooms at 8 Fremont Street, Circa replaces the rundown, former Las Vegas Club with a glitzy, 21st century resort that includes a two-story casino stocked with 1,350 slot machines and 49 table games, a year-round rooftop pool amphitheater, the world’s largest sports book, and the return of Fremont Street’s neon cowgirl, Vegas Vickie, illuminating the lobby.

 

Las Vegas Doubles Down on Sports, Live and Broadcast by Elaine Glusac of The New York Times

“‘If you’re going to see an away game, what better place to do it than Las Vegas?’ said Derek Stevens, who operates several downtown casinos and is building the new Circa Resort & Casino with a three-story, stadium-style sports book. The arrival of professional hockey and football to Las Vegas dovetails with a surge in sports betting nationally that has inspired local casinos to redesign their betting areas, known as sports books, to energize the fan experience.

 

How football handicapping contest winners are picking Super Bowl LIV by David Purdum of ESPN

There were nearly 1,900 entries into the inaugural Circa Sports Million Pro Football Contest in Las Vegas, an impressive amount for the first year. Isaac Meier, 34, a portfolio manager from Los Angeles, beat them all, hitting 69.5% of his 85 picks against the spread and winning the $1 million grand prize. It was the first Las Vegas handicapping contest he’d ever entered.

 

Market Insights: Shifting gears from college to pro basketball by Josh Appelbaum of VSiN.com

“At Circa Sports, the “overnight” limits (the night before) are only $2K for sides, $500 for totals and $1K for moneylines. On gameday, the limits are raised to $3K for sides, $1K for totals and $2K for moneylines. Then in the final hour before tipoff they increase to $5K for sides, $1K for totals, $2K for moneylines.

 

Circa Sports, Resorts Casino Halt NBA Bets To Honor Kobe Bryant as Bettors Speculate on Spate of Unders by Todd Shriber of Casino.org

When it became apparent the 18-time All-Star and two-time NBA Finals MVP was among those that died in the crash, some sportsbooks said no more bets on the association’s games would be taken today. ‘For everyone asking, yes, our NBA betting menu is closed for the remainder of the day and will reopen tomorrow at 8am,’ said Circa Sports in a tweet posted just before 2 p.m. Pacific time. Circa operates the sportsbook at the Golden Gate and the D, two Las Vegas venues.

 

Market Insights: NHL betting angles by Josh Appelbaum of VSiN.com

“At Circa Sports, NHL limits on overnight lines are $2K for moneylines, $1K for totals and $1K for spread bets, also known as the puck-line. On gameday, limits are raised to $5K for moneylines, $2K for totals and $2K for spread bets. So just like other sports, game-day movement is key because that’s when the bigger, sharper players get down hard.

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