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Sportsbooks make Lakers and Clippers co-favorites to win the West by Jeff Fogle of Los Angeles Times

“At Circa Sports, USC is 300-1 to win the national title, and UCLA is 750-1. Circa is the only outlet that offers odds to win the NIT. UCLA has surged to 16-1 in that event based on recent form. USC is only 100-1 to win the NIT because it’s still expected to make the NCAA.

 

Deontay Wilder is a slight favorite over Tyson Fury in heavyweight rematch by Dave Tuley of Los Angeles Times

“And this rematch is as close to pick ‘em as we see in a major fight. Fury actually opened as a short favorite at a few books when the fight was first announced, but now Wilder has been bet up to -130 at most other books, including the host hotel with Circa Sports the lowest at -118. The “Will Go/Won’t Go” (a.k.a. Over/Under) was set at 10.5 rounds at most books with the Will Go as high as -140, though MGM books have gone to 11 rounds with Will Go -120 and Won’t Go +100 (even money).

 

Market Insights: And for something completely different … big-time boxing by Josh Appelbaum of VSiN.com

“At Circa Sports, Wilder is listed as a slight -115 favorite with Fury a -105 dog. The over/under for rounds is 10.5 with the over juiced to -125 and the under + 105.

 

2020 XFL betting odds seem ripe for sharp picks, but public bettors bolster nominal handle by Patrick Everson of Covers

“It’s fair to say that XFL handle ranges from nominal to extremely nominal, depending on the sportsbook. With that in mind, it’s reasonable to conclude the 2020 XFL is primarily a sharp player’s market. Perhaps surprisingly, that conclusion is only partly correct. Among three operators Covers spoke with, only Circa Sports – the newest player in Las Vegas after launching last June – stated that the Pros outnumber the Joes.

‘Most of our XFL handle has been sharp,’ Circa sportsbook manager Chris Bennett said, while reminding that it’s still very early, with Week 3’s four-game slate coming Saturday and Sunday. ‘I think it’s difficult to make too many definitive conclusions based on the first two weeks of the league’s existence. We have had some interest from recreational players on a few games.’

 

Colorado Gaming Regulator Granted First Seven Sports Betting Licenses by Julie Moraine of Gambling News

“Century Casinos who have land-based gaming facilities in Cripple Creek and a partnership deal with Circa Sports.

 

How does sports betting work in Colorado? by Tiney Ricciardi of The Denver Post

“Colorado’s sport betting laws allow for in-person wagering at licensed casinos in Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek, as well as at tribal casinos in southwestern Colorado, and through mobile or web-based apps that have partnerships with licensed Colorado casinos. Some of the most popular digital platforms that we already know will be available in Colorado include DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, Betfred, Barstool Sports and Circa Sports.

 

$4M guaranteed for Circa Sports football contests by Jim Barnes of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Circa Sports has doubled down on football handicapping contests for next season. The $1,000 entry Circa Sports Million II will feature $3 million in guaranteed prize money, up from $1.5 million in its debut season, and the downtown sportsbook has added a second $1,000 entry contest called the Circa Survivor, with a guaranteed $1 million prize.”

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