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Colorado quickly ramps up sports betting by Danny Lawhon of Gaming Today

“‘In terms of our expansion, we’re targeting states with favorable rules and regulations,’ said Jeff Benson, Circa Sports’ sportsbook operations manager. ‘Particularly, with Colorado, there are the abilities for remote registration and remote funding, which means we won’t initially have a brick-and-mortar location and can focus on the mobile product.’


Workday Charity Open Predictions & Best Bets by Frankie Taddeo and Ben Heisler of Sports Illustrated

As highlighted earlier this week, the field at the Workday Charity Open will have three of the top six players in the World Golf Rankings this week. Justin Thomas (+1045) sits atop the Circa Sports betting board as the favorite following seven top 10 finishes this season. Following Thomas are Jon Rahm (+1295), Brooks Koepka (+1650), Patrick Cantlay (+1650), Hideki Matsuyama (+1900) and Xander Schauffele (+2200).


Previewing the Workday Charity Open and In-Pocket Plays by VSiN

“Wes Reynolds of Long Shots called into the top of the hour to share his observations and leans heading into the Workday Charity Open. Pauly and Matt react to yesterday’s bad beats, and Mike Palm of Circa Sports joined the guys at the bottom of the hour to share some of the latest booking information for the new Circa Sportsbook and to break down his plays for the day.


Circa posts lines on first week of college football by Jim Barnes of Las Vegas Review-Journal

“Circa Sports was first to market with point spreads and totals last college football season, and it already has Week 1 for this season on the board. The sportsbook posted odds on the first 50 lined games of the college football season, despite the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic. Circa has left wiggle room on the start of the season. Games must be played by March 31 for action, and they can be played at any location.


Early Week 1 SEC point spreads released by Las Vegas sportsbook by Michael Wayne Bratton of Saturday Down South

Thanks to Las Vegas-based sportsbook Circa Sports, we have opening lines to discuss for the first weekend of the college football season involving eight Southeastern Conference teams. No surprise based on the opening lines but SEC teams are favored in seven of the eight matchups currently listed by Circa Sports, with the lone exception being the Ole Miss vs. Baylor matchup in Houston. That game is currently listed as a Pick ‘Em.


Circa Sports’ College Football Week 1 Opening Lines by James B. of WagerTalk

“We still don’t know if the players will be taking the field, but Circa Sports has provided bettors with a major tool to help bettors prepare for the 2020 college football season. Circa has just released their college football Week 1 lines, and Alabama has opened as a 14-point favorite over USC at AT&T Stadium. In other notable games, Baylor vs. Ole Miss has opened as a pick’em from Houston, and Georgia has opened as a 19-point favorite over Virginia on Labor Day.


NFL Handicapping Contests Face Uncertain Fall Season by Matt Perrault of

“In addition to the Circa Sports Million 2, Stevens has a new contest called The Circa Survivor that also has a $1,000 entry and a $1 million first-place prize. However, this contest requires a player to pick one winner every week without using the same team twice during the season. If you have a perfect record, Circa will award you an additional $1 million.


Circa Sports Launched Vegas-Style Betting App in Colorado by Nick Wojcik of Lineups Betting

Circa Sports has announced they have launched a Vegas-style sports betting app in Colorado. The launch in the Centennial State comes after Circa launched two sportsbooks in the state of Nevada in 2019. Circa Resort and Casino will also open the world’s largest sportsbook in Las Vegas the October. Circa Sports has some of the best oddsmakers in the country.


Expect No College Football Over/Under Win Totals in 2020 by Johnny Kampis of

“This past week, Circa Sports posted odds on games for the first week of the college football season slated to begin Aug. 29, despite the uncertainty of which games would actually be played. That included installing Alabama a 14-point favorite over USC, a game already canceled due to the Pac 12’s decision on Friday.


One Size Doesn’t Fit All For Colorado Sportsbooks by Holden Kushner of Sports Handle

Circa Sportsbook Strategic Operations Manager Mike Van Erman explains that ‘All of our NFL sides and totals are 20-cent lines. So it could be either -110 on both sides, or -105/-115 — just depends on the event and how much action there is.’ But never mind margins, Circa’s big play will be luring big bets.


PointsBet, Circa Sports Taking Different Approaches To Grow Sports Betting Market Share by Pat Evans of Front Office Sports

Stephens said Circa’s tagline, ‘Where the pros play,’ sums up the niche he’s looking to fill. ‘We’ll take larger wagers; we’re accustomed to doing that and spending less on marketing than other companies,’ Stevens said. ‘In the long run, the value is our lines.’

Circa will continue to expand to markets where Stevens like the regulations set up, who said the structures in states like Montana and Illinois likely preclude the betting operator from entering the market, because users can’t remotely sign up and deposit.


Colorado Reports $25.6M in Sports Betting Handle From May by John Fritz of

“Circa has a partnership with Century Casinos, a gaming company in Colorado Springs that operates casinos in Cripple Creek and Century City, along with others in North America. Circa does not plan to open retail sportsbooks at the Colorado casinos, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

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