Everyone remembers how battered and bruised the city of Detroit's economy was a few years ago, but few people are talking about the remarkable turnaround. Back in 2013, the city filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Nowadays, the economy is back on its feet and one of the bigger reasons has been the performance of the city's casinos.
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January 13, 2016
January 12, 2016
Road teams were a perfect 4-0 during the NFL's Wild Card Weekend but don't expect that trend to continue into the Divisional Round. The four No. 1 and No. 2 seeds return from their bye weeks and all four are set as betting favorites at the sportsbooks as they look to advance to the conference championships.
The first matchup we'll see this weekend is the New England Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs. The health of a number of wide receivers - on both sides - will be one of the key storylines as we approach Saturday.
January 05, 2016
The Clemson Tigers are the only undefeated team left in college football and are the No. 1 team in the nation. Even so, they're getting very little respect both in the public's eyes as well as the media and offshore sportsbooks. They're a 7-point underdog in the National Championship Game against the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide.
One of the main reasons for that is that the Tide have become a successful, big brand name in college football. Every year, they're expected to win the championship or at least be within arm's reach of it.
January 05, 2016
Gambling is a worldwide industry and many countries around the globe have emulated the strategy laid out by Las Vegas. Macau has become the gambling king of the world but it took a tough blow in 2015 and is looking for ways to turn things around in 2016.
Macau's gambling revenue fell to a five-year low in 2015, taking in $29 billion. While that is still a lot of money, consider this: their major casinos would usually earn $70 billion in a year.
January 04, 2016
NFL Wild Card Weekend betting action gets underway on Saturday with the Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) visiting the Houston Texans (9-7) in what figures to be a defensive showdown.
Both defenses are ranked in the top eight in terms of yards allowed. Both teams have plenty of momentum as well, as the Chiefs have won 10 straight while the Texans have won seven of their last nine games.
December 29, 2015
The United States will be electing a new president in 2016, which means the online sportsbooks will be going all out posting political props through primary season and the conventions leading up to the November elections.
December 28, 2015
We're approaching the climax of bowl season where we'll see the most anticipated matchups.
The Cotton Bowl will feature Michigan State and Alabama, the No. 3 and No. 2 seeds in the College Football Playoff. The Tide are a 9.5-point favorite in this spot, which makes them the second-biggest remaining favorite left in bowl season.
The Tide enter on a 10-game winning streak and have allowed just 11.7 points per game over that span. They're posted as the favorite to win the College Football Playoff.
December 22, 2015
After 25 years of trying Thomas Wilmot finally reached his goal. On Monday, the state of New York awarded the Rochester developer a gaming license so that he can finally open up a casino.
The New York Gaming Commission has given him the green light to open up a casino in the Finger Lakes, although he'll still face other challengers along the way. Wilmot has had plans for the Lago Resort & Casino in the Finger Lakes region for quite some time but the project has faced many opponents.
December 22, 2015
A half-dozen bowl games will be played on Saturday as college football's bowl season rolls into its post-Christmas schedule, including the Sun Bowl and the Heart of Dallas Bowl down in Texas, and the Pinstripe Bowl up in the Bronx.
Washington State and Miami will meet in the Sun Bowl as the Cougars get quarterback Luke Falk back into the starting lineup.
December 16, 2015
The Cincinnati Bengals lost their starting quarterback Andy Dalton on Sunday and plummeted on the Super Bowl futures as a result. The Bengals were +800 on those Super Bowl odds before Dalton broke his thumb, but have dropped to +1800 on news that he might miss the rest of the season.
With both Cincinnati and Denver losing this past weekend, and the New England Patriots winning, the Pats are 11-2 and a game better than the latter two teams and have a clear path to the top seed and home-field advantage in the AFC. They're the current Super Bowl favorite at +350.