After missing out on huge paydays during the 2012 Summer Olympics, the sportsbooks in Las Vegas will officially return to offering betting lines on the 2016 games.
Some of the best USA online sportsbooks reported huge profits on Olympic voting once betting on the event was outlawed in Vegas back in 2001, and Vegas must have really felt the loss in order to fight to overturn legislation in before the summer of 2016. Continue reading
There are just under two months until the 2012 London Olympics begin, and Olympic Betting Lines usually fluxuate in the month’s leading up depending on what groups are drawn and which teams will play each other early on. But that has all taken a backseat for now. Al the talk for Team USA is centered around its basketball roster, and who will even be in uniform when the Games begin. Continue reading
Team USA Basketball is and will be favored to win everything in this summer’s Olympic Games, but as a bettor, it’s hard to really guage their odds without knowing the schedule.
We’re still waiting on the men’s, but the women’s team will apparently be playing in the tournament opener on July 28 against an unknown opponent. It would clearly be better to have a name in that blank, but it’s good to know we will get a feel for them before all the other teams. Continue reading
Michael Phelps says he’s diving into the Olympics for the final time this summer, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be leaving without a splash.
Phelps, who broke Mark Spitz’s record with eight golds at the 2008 Beijing Games, has his eye on one more record in London before he retires: breaking the record for most career medals. Continue reading
In his quest for Olympic Gold, Usain Bolt’s girlfriend came in second place.
And it wasn’t even close.
According to Yahoo! Sports Fourth Place Medal blog, Bolt told his girlfriend of six months, a Slovakian fashion designer to take a hike as he attempts to focus on his training for the London Olympics. Continue reading
No. 1-ranked men’s tennis star and gold medal favorite Novak Djokovic told reporters in January that he considered an Olympic medal as prestigious an honor as any other, and that winning gold is an important accomplishment. That’s a rare stance today when the Olympics are more-and-more being treated like the NFL Pro Bowl. Just another pointless competition that only serves to injure players who make a lot more money in professional leagues. Continue reading
The U.S. Men’s polo team have been eager for another crack at Hungary, and it won’t have to wait very long to get it. After losing to Hungary in the gold medal game in the 2008 Beijing Games, the U.S. drew the defending champs in the first round this year. They are grouped with the nine-time champions as part of a brutal opening group that includes Serbia, Romania and Britain. Continue reading
The USA Today put out their medal count predictor a few months ago, and projected the host city Britain to be around 21 gold medals for the entire 2012 London Olympics.
That’s about the same number Bovada’s Olympic Specials page has for the over/under for the country, too. Continue reading
The USA Men’s Basketball team has had its share of disappointments already, losing Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard to injuries during the NBA season. Bovada’s Olympic Futures has been favoring the men’s team to win gold for a while, although lines aren’t currently listed. In fact, Bovada picks the U.S. to win more golds than any other country this August, and the basketball team will certainly help in determining that. Continue reading
Novak Djokovic is your favorite to win the men’s tennis tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. But Rafael Nadal appears to be nipping at his heels after a smashing win last week. Nadal finally beat Djokovic in a final, besting the Serb 6-3, 6-1 in the Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Continue reading