Sports Wagering 101: Advice from the Expert



“You can lay a small amount of money to win a large amount of money in return.”

Jay Rood is MGM Resorts Vice President of Race & Sports Book Operations and provides strategic direction, management and oversight of daily operations for all Race & Sports Books across MGM Resorts properties that offer sports wagering. Jay began his career with MGM Resorts as a Sports Book Ticket Writer at MGM Grand Las Vegas on the resort’s opening day in 1993. He believes sports betting is a fun and engaging way for experts and newcomers alike to enjoy a game or sporting event.

Betting Corner: Learning the Line

With the legalization of sports betting in the U.S. there are going to be endless opportunities to capitalize on NFL games while getting to watch some awesome football in the process. The NFL is the most heavily bet on sport in the country, and we can only expect those numbers to increase with the new laws in place. In this article, we highlight some strategies that can be used to beat the bookies and cash some winning tickets.

Top Sportscasters: Our Top Nine Who Shine

A sportscaster can really make a moment happen. The best out there can take an average play and make it into a good one or a good play and turn it into a great one. They have a way of increasing your stake in a game without the viewer realizing it, making everything more meaningful with their ability to use their words – or sometimes not speak at all – to correctly capture the gravity of a given sporting achievement.

Some sportscasters on this list are well known for their work on the national level, while others may be a little more obscure. One thing that is for certain is that any game called by these sportscasters in their prime was a must see event.

2017 NFL Season Preview: Are You Ready For Some Football?

With the NFL season right around the corner, it feels like the night before Christmas. How have your favorite teams improved their rosters since last season? Are there key match-ups that you can’t wait for? We are excited to unveil our 2017 NFL Preview outlining some of the rookies we are excited about, veterans and trades, must see match-ups and a few fantasy finds we think you’ll like. So gear up and get ready … because we’re ready for some football!

NFL Future Odds a Sure Bet – The Lines Released for 2017 Season

Sometimes the best value bets are future ranging in options from who will win the Super Bowl almost a year away, or the first week of NFL games. Thanks to online sportsbook, BetOnline.ag, bettors can get started finding the best values with the opening line odds. Sportsbook Brand Manager Dave Mason has released the opening lines for the 2017 NFL season – to win Super Bowl LII, Week 1 odds and a variety of season prop bets including perfect season, perfect “bad” season (0-16), will any game end in a tie (definitely liking the YES for this one) and more. Good luck in finding the value!

Props and Profits – The Proper Way to Bet this Year’s Super Bowl

P18_shutterstock_thumbnailIn last yearâ??s Super Bowl, it was Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos vs. Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks. The point spread was Denver -2 points. No matter if you took the points with Seattle or laid them with Denver, the game was a blowout and was impossible to hold oneâ??s attention for the entire contest. But when the going gets the boring, the bored get betting. Who needs to rely on the traditional outcome-based wager when the wonder that is prop bets is ready for your coin and concentration.

Baseball: Betting Early Season

April is a tricky month for part-time sports bettors, but it is high time someone stepped into the spotlight and told the world â?¦ â??Baseball ainâ??t so bad!â? As March Madness comes to an end and the NBA season winds into the Playoffs (which does, conveniently,...