Jackpot: Dying Bar Gambles $3 Million on Sports Betting

Jackpot: Dying Bar Gambles $3 Million on Sports Betting

By Sports Betting Buzz Imagine somebody pitching you this idea: Let’s spend $3 million building a bar at place nobody wants go. And the whole purpose of the bar is to let people engage in an activity that’s illegal. Sounds like a loser, right? Not when it comes to sports betting. New Jersey’s Monmouth racetrack was so sure the Supreme Court would eventually overturn a federal sports betting ban that it sank $3 million into renovating its bar into a wagering haven for patrons. Enter track operator and horseracing enthusiast Dennis Drazin, who’s long been campaigning for legalized betting in New Jersey According to The New York Times, Drazin took over Monmouth in 2012 and devised a master sports betting plan. The bar is now waiting for the state’s gambling bill to become a law before it starts taking bets. Nobody’s sure exactly when this will happen (the state is …

Texas woman racks up $1.2 million on $18 bet

Texas woman racks up $1.2 million on $18 bet

By Sports Betting Buzz Margaret Reid, a horse racing fan from Austin, Texas, was the big winner on Kentucky Derby Day when she snagged nearly as much as the horse who won the big race. And she spent just $18 doing it. The lucky winner laid down her cash on a Pick 5 bet at a local racetrack in Selma, Texas. When the muddy slop had settled at Churchill Downs, Reid walked away with $1.2 million. Reid took 3/1 favorite Justified to capture the Kentucky Derby in the last race (not that hard given he was the favorite) but also picked the winners of the four previous races. Bet on horse racing at bet365 Disclosure: We are a site dedicated to sports betting that sometimes receives compensation from the companies whose products we review or endorse. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own. While winning that …

Betting Odds: 2018 Kentucky Derby

Betting Odds: 2018 Kentucky Derby

Two blazing minutes. Beasts meet track. The sport of kings at its finest. The “two most exciting minutes in sports” are set for May 5 when the 144th Kentucky Derby is run at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The 1 1/4 mile race begins the famous Triple Crown, and this year’s field will once again attempt (and likely fail) to break Secretariat’s daunting Derby record of 1:59.40. Bet on the Kentucky Derby at bet365.com The Derby typically attracts 150,000 fans at the track and approximately $200 million in wagering. So let’s talk action. Here’s a quick look at the bet365 odds as of April 22: Favorites: Justify-4/1, Mendelssohn-9/2, Audible-5/1, Magnum Moon-8/1, Bolt D’oro-9/1, Good Magic-11/1 Middle of the Pack: Vino Rosso-16/1, Solomini 20/1, My Boy Jack-20/1, Noble Indy-20/1, Hofburg-20/1, Enticed-25/1, Free Drop Billy-33/1, Promises Fulfilled-33/1, Flameaway-33/1, Gronkowski-33/1 Long shots: Firenze Fire-40/1, Lone Sailor-40/1, Reride-40/1, Quip-40/1, Bravazo-50/1, Snapper Sinclair-50/1, Restoring Hope-50/1, Combatant-66/1 …

Cheltenham Festival 2018: An Overview

Cheltenham Festival 2018: An Overview

The wildly popular Cheltenham Festival is rapidly approaching on the horse racing calendar. The four days of festivities are set for March 13-16 in England’s gorgeous Cotswolds region in Gloucestershire. Wager on Cheltenham at bet365 As always, the National Hunt jump racing activities occur at Prestbury Park Racecourse and feature about 500 of the best Irish, British and internationally trained horses in the sport. HEFTY PRIZE MONEY Cheltenham remains a significant, decidedly important event on the UK racing calendar — in large part because the Grand National is the only event that doles out more prize money. And you want some excitement and color to go with your gambling? There will be plenty of nattily attired Irish punters in attendance given Saint Patrick’s Day coincides with the Tuesday-Friday event. The festival expects roughly 200,000 denizens to join the action. BIG RACES, BIG BETS The four days of racing features a …

Horse Racing: Popular Cheltenham Festival Overshadows Competition

Horse Racing: Popular Cheltenham Festival Overshadows Competition

There’s no doubt the Grand National at Aintree is still the granddaddy of all jump horse racing events in the UK, but like a state trooper in hot pursuit of a fleeing bandit, the Cheltenham Festival is steadily gaining ground. There’s no doubt the Grand National at Aintree is still the granddaddy of all jump horse racing events in the UK, but like a state trooper in hot pursuit of a fleeing bandit, the Cheltenham Festival is steadily gaining ground. Wager on Cheltenham at bet365 Cheltenham is held every mid-March with the Grand National typically following a few weeks later. The 2018 Cheltenham Festival is set for March 13-16. Each year, as winter thaws, all British and Irish horse racing enthusiasts look forward to the four-day event at Cheltenham Racecourse in Prestbury Park regardless of the unpredictable weather. A typical festival will draw crowds of about 200,000 from the UK …

Cheltenham 2018: Gold Cup Odds

Cheltenham 2018: Gold Cup Odds

Horse racing fans and gamblers are in for a treat March 13-16 at Cheltenham Racecourse in England as the annual four-day jump racing festival will feature a total of 28 different races overall. Wager on Cheltenham at bet365 The event kicks off on Tuesday with the Novices Hurdle, Arkle Challenge Trophy, Festival Handicap Chase, Champion Hurdle, David Nicholson Mares Hurdle, National Hunt Chase and Novices Handicap Chase. Wednesday is Ladies Day and the races are the Neptune Novices Hurdle, RSA Chase, Coral Cup, Queen Mother Champion Chase, Cross Country Chase, Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle and the Champion Bumper. On Thursday you’ll be able to watch and wager on the JLT Novices Chase, Pertemps Final Hurdle, Ryanair Chase, Stayers Hurdle, Festival Plate, Mares Novices Hurdle and Kim Muir Challenge Cup. The festival comes to a crackling finale on Friday with Gold Cup Day and features the Triumph Hurdle, County Handicap Hurdle, …