Lawmakers are Optimistic about Louisiana Sports Betting Bills

Lawmakers filed several Louisiana sports betting bills. In fact, they are several in the House including how to spend revenue on sports wagering. Louisiana was one of the first states to make gambling legal in riverboats. Also, it is one of the first states to make gambling legal in the 1990s. At present, it wants to be one of the first states to make sports betting legal.

Louisiana and gambling go hand in hand over time. When the French made the land its colony, they brought gamblers, debtors, and criminals with them. In fact, gambling was popular along the Mississippi River as long as there’ were riverboats moving through it. Often, riverboats had dice and card games.

In the early 1990s, the state legalized casinos. However, they were initially limited to riverboats. Over time, the state allowed riverboats to dock. At present, Louisiana allows a land-based casino in New Orleans.

Louisiana Sports Betting Bills

Lawmakers are Optimistic about Louisiana Sports Betting BillsAt the moment, there are two Louisiana sports betting bills. The first one is House Bill 498 that allows tax payments for sports wagering on professional and college sports events. The tax rate will be 8 percent for pay per head operators.

If the bill becomes law, gamblers can place their bets at racinos and riverboat casinos in the state. Aside from the tax, the state will also ask for a sportsbook license fee of $5,000 a year. The best way to ensure the success of the sportsbook is with the use of the best bookie pay per head.

At present, the House Bill has more support than Senate Bill 153, which legalizes sports betting. However, it is still sitting in a committee. Once it passes, becoming a bookie in Louisiana will be a lucrative business.

Aside from Louisiana sports betting bills, bettors are also looking at two bills that deal with gambling in the state. The first one is House Bill 495, which tackles sports fantasy teams. Lawmakers are looking to tax gambling from fantasy sports at 8 percent.

Wynn Resorts and Sci-Games Signs Sports Betting and iGaming Deal

Casino operator Wynn Resorts struck a deal with gaming tech provider Sci-Games. Their partnership will allow Wynn Resorts to offer iGaming and sports betting in the US. As part of the sports betting and iGaming deal, Sci-Games will support the casino firm’s venture into online gambling.

Although there’s little detail about the deal, Wynn told sports betting industry news that it will launch an online gambling platform in New Jersey in the future. Also, there are questions as to what will become to the sports betting deal Wynn signed with BetBull last October.

Also, sportsbook pay per head insiders question which NJ casino operator’s license does Wynn will use to offer sports betting and iGaming in the state. At present Wynn is only operating in Nevada.

Sports Betting and iGaming Deal

Wynn Resorts and Sci-Games Signs Sports Betting and iGaming DealAccording to sportsbook pay per head solution providers, Steve Wynn is the reason why the company is late to the online gambling market. The founder didn’t believe the online market is worth investing in.

In 2014, Wynn created an interactive division. Also, it applied for an online gaming license in New Jersey that same year. However, the company withdrew the application the next year without giving an explanation.

Wynn was going to piggyback on Caesars Interactive Entertainment’s NJ license through its partnership with 888 Holdings. Also, it is possible that the relationship is still on good terms.

In 2017, Sci-Games became a big player in the sports betting industry by acquiring the OpenBet platform. In fact, it is a good example for people who want to learn how to be a bookie for dummies. Getting a good sport betting software is the first step towards success in the industry.

After the announcement of the deal, stocks of both Wynn and Sci-Games increased by mid-day. However, Wynn’s future remains uncertain as the Massachusetts Gaming Commission wants the company to change its CEO.

AAF Wants Kaepernick to Play in the League

The Alliance of American Football tried to get top quarterbacks to join the league. However, it seems Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick are not interested in playing in the new league. Although the AAF wants Kaepernick, the controversial QB wanted an expensive contract.

According to co-founder Bill Polian, they reached out to both Tebow and Kaepernick about playing for the AFF. In fact, there were sports betting reports that Kaepernick asked for $20 million.

Players have a uniform three-year, $250,000 contract with the AAF. As a result, Kaepernick’s demand is out of the question. On the other hand, Polian contacted Tebow but he declined the offer. According to reports, Tebow wanted to focus on his baseball career. At present, Tebow is part of the New York Mets minor league team.

AAF Wants Kaepernick and Tebow

AAF Wants Kaepernick to Play in the LeagueAfter opting out of his last year with the 49ers in 2016, Kaepernick hasn’t played football. Although the NFL is lacking top-class quarterbacks, he hasn’t signed a contract with any team after his controversial protests on-field.

Kaepernick is a good addition to any team. He has a 90.7 QB rating. In addition, he threw 2,241 yards with 16 TDs and four interceptions in his last season with the 49ers. Also, he carried the ball for 468 yards with two TDs.

It could have been a good opportunity for the AAF to get Kaepernick or Tebow. During its first weekend, the AAF got good ratings. In fact, the games had more viewers than the game between the OKC Thunder and Houston Rockets.

While it had a successful inaugural weekend, some sports betting software providers are still skeptical about its long-term success. Only time can tell whether the AFF can attract more football fans during the NFL’s off-season. It will also have more competition once the XFL returns in 2020.

Sports Life is Over for Usain Bolt

Olympic champion Usain Bolt said his sports life is over. The 32-year old gave up his football dream. He last played with the Australian team Central Coast Mariners. He left the club after it failed to find a sponsor.

He made his debut for the Mariners in a trial match in September when he came off the bench. In his second game for the club, he was a starter and scored two goals. However, many sports betting bloggers questioned his ability to play football at a pro level. Some people had doubts that an elite Olympic runner can excel in a second sport.

Although Usain Bolt had an offer from Maltese side Valletta, he turned it down because it can’t afford his demands. In addition, he trained with German team Borussia Dortmund, and Norwegian side Stromsgodset.

He also had offers from French and Spanish clubs, but he turned them down because they were not in the top division. Also, he didn’t want to learn a new language. A bookie handicapper didn’t take Bolt seriously because they thought his football skills were lacking.

The Future for Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt retired from athletics in 2017. He is still the world record holder in 100 m and 200 m. Regarding his time training with football teams, he said that he enjoyed being part of a team. In fact, he said that it was fun and a good experience for him.

As a runner, he was competing on his own. He can only rely on himself to get better. His hard work paid off when he won Olympic gold medals in Beijing, London, and Rio. As a result, he is known as the fastest man on Earth.

At present, Bolt is focusing on different businesses. In addition, he has several things in the pipeline. He is trying to reinvent himself from being an elite athlete into a businessman.

Soccer Betting – UEFA Champions League Round of 16

We are halfway through the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League , with all of the favorites emerging victorious last week. Real Madrid bested Roma 2-0 in the only game decided by more than one goal. Paris SG, Benfica, and Wolfsburg were the other victors, with those four clubs now having a better chance of advancing heading into the second leg, which takes place the second week of March.

There are four more first-leg matches, with two games being played on Tuesday, February 23rd and two more the following day on Wednesday, February 24th. The two teams pegged by the online sportsbooks to win it all are both in action Tuesday.

The Big Favorite

Barcelona is a +200 favorite to win it all, and they are a big -165 choice to beat Arsenal, who is returning a hefty 4:1 payout with a big upset. Even a draw would be a surprise, returning a 3:1 payday, and combined with an over/under of 3 goals, the best sportsbook pay per head are looking for the tournament favorite to win this one in convincing fashion.

After Barcelona, Bayern Munich is the next choice to win it all, returning a +225 payout. But unlike Barcelona, the FCB has a much tougher task on Tuesday. The online sportsbooks do list Bayern Munich as the favorite, but with a +150 return for a victory while Juventus will net a +195 payday for the win. Juventus will be playing on their home field, and if Bayern Munich can even earn a draw it would be considered a favorable result. The draw is returning the best payday on the board at +215 – an attractive wager considering the stakes.

Both favorites are obviously expected to advance to the next round, and are laying heavy odds to do so. Barcelona is -500 to advance, while Bayern Munich is -400. Remember, in moneyline wagering, you have to lay that number (in dollars) to win $100, so backing Barcelona to advance to the next round means you would have to wager $500 in order to win $100.

Manchester City will likely be the English Premier League’s best chance to send a team through to the next round, as City is a big -500 favorite to advance. They are also a +115 favorite to best Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday (+235 payouts for the Ukraine team to upset as well as +235 for a draw). Manchester City is a +950 longshot to win the tournament – far better than EPL counterparts Arsenal (28:1) and Chelsea (23:1).
The other match being played on Wednesday pits Athletico Madrid against PSV Eindhoven, with the Spanish side a hefty -130 choice to emerge victorious. Athletic Madrid shares an identical +950 future payout with Manchester City for their tournament future odds. If the Netherlands side can pull the upset they will return a +375 payout (draw pays +230).

We’ll be back to preview the second leg of the Champions League Tournament in a few weeks.

CRSportsBet Presents: Champions of the NFL Contest

Champions of the NFL Contest

Online Sportsbook website, CRSportsBet has announced that their Champions of the NFL Contest is open for registration.

This NFL Handicapping contest offers $100 in Weekly prizes throught the entire regular NFL Season as well as $5,000 in Grand Prizes.

CRSportsBet.ag wants to start the NFL season in style by giving away $5,000 Cash in Grand Prizes and a total $100 in Weekly Cash prize during the regular NFL season!

In the weekly contest, you just need to enter the score of each NFL games and depending on the results of each game you earn points. The winner is the player that has earned the most points. In case of a tie, the contestant who entered his picks/predictions first will be the winner.

Grand Prizes

First Place: $3,000 Cash

Second Place: $1,500 Cash

Third Prize: $500 Cash

The Grand Prizes will be awarded to the play who has earned the most points through the 2015 regular NFL season.

In order to be eligible for the grand prize, you must register to enter the contest before September 9th, 2015.

Last day to register for the contest is January 3, 2016

For more details about this contest go to http://blog.crsportsbet.ag/champion-of-the-nfl-contest/

MLB – 2nd Half Begins – Twins vs. Athletics!

With the 2015 MLB season ending the first half with the All-Star Game on Tuesday the 14th of July, then the 2nd half of the season gets underway, and on Friday the 17th of July 2015 we will see the Twins of Minnesota playing the Athletics of Oakland, with the game being played at the Oakland County Coliseum in Oakland, California, and the game time is 10:05 PM ET.

At the end of the 1st half of the season the Twins finished with 49 wins and 40 losses and that put them just 4 ½ games behind the 1st place in the AL Central the Royals of Kansas City as on Sunday they beat the Tigers of Detroit.

If you Bet on baseball and are a fan of the Minnesota Twins, your twin finished the 1st half of the season with an impressive win over the Detroit 7-1 this past Sunday the 12th of July 2015.  Then they start the 2nd half of the season on Friday playing the Athletics of Oakland with 41 wins and 50 losses in the 1st game of a 3 game series. In that game against the Tigers M. Sano hit a 2 run homerun and K. Gibson was strong on the mound for the Twins in their 3rd straight victory.

Seeking to continue their win streak, the twins will start E. Santana who is 0-0 and with an ERA of 6.00.  After an 80 game suspension for drug abuse, Santana will start his 3rd game this season. In his last start against the Tigers he was pounded for 8 hits and 6 runs in 4 innings of pitching, but the Twins still managed to win that game 8-6.

But to win this game the Twins must step up and improve their hitting as presently they are 10th in MLB with 363 RBI’s and they look to B. Dozier to continue his lead, as in his career against Oakland he is averaging .400 and he leads the Twins for homers with 19 to date and has some 50 RBI’s to date.  In the last 10 road games for the Twins they are with 4 wins and 6 losses.

For the fans of the Athletics of Oakland your team upped their unbeaten streak to 2 games with their win over Cleveland this past Sunday 2-0. Their pitcher S. Gray now has an ERA of 2.04 and has 10 wins with only 3 losses. In that game with Cleveland he allowed 2 hits on his shutout, which is his 3rd in his career.

Seeking to continue their win streak the Athletics would like to win over the Twins this coming Friday, as they start S. Gray in that game. In his 2 starts against Oakland Gray has 2 win with 0 losses and an ERA of 5.40. In the last five games that Gray started for Oakland they won 4 of those 5 games.

Oakland will be looking for S. Vogt to lead the offensive charge as he has been hot as he leads Oakland with homers at 14 and in RBI’s with 56. In their game against Cleveland Vogt hit the homer that scored 2 runs to win the game for Oakland at 2-0.  In the Athletics last 10 games at home they have 4 wins and 6 losses.

The experts predict that Oakland will be the Twins 4-2 while playing on home turf.

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