CBS Sports and William Hill Announce Official Partnership

Press release: February 10, 2020 – LAS VEGAS – CBS Sports and William Hill, America’s leading sports book operator, today announced a strategic partnership that makes William Hill the Official Sports Book and Wagering Data Provider across all CBS Sports platforms. The deal will reimagine fan engagement through a unique integration of sports betting, media, product and technology. The partnership will tip off with initial integrations in March on CBS Sports digital platforms, with a full rollout planned for the fantasy football season.

The partnership extends CBS Sports’ digital leadership in the sports betting space and allows for the creation of even more relevant content across its wide array of platforms. CBS Sports will utilize William Hill’s odds, experts and more than 140 sports books to bolster its current digital offerings, delivering deeper information and programming produced from William Hill sports books across the country, and further engaging sports bettors and fans. In addition, the partnership includes opportunities to feature William Hill data, odds and markets across CBS television programming.

William Hill will receive exclusive rights to promote its brand across CBS Sports’ broad range of digital properties, including through CBS Sports Fantasy, one of the largest fantasy platforms in the world, resulting in highly efficient customer acquisition for the sports betting company.

“We’re thrilled to launch this momentous partnership, which will allow us to deepen our investment and further extend our leadership in delivering multi-platform sports wagering content, while providing William Hill with unprecedented reach for their market-leading betting platform as they continue to grow their industry-leading U.S. business,” said Jeffrey Gerttula, Executive Vice President and General Manager, CBS Sports Digital. “The power of our distribution, combined with the strength of our brands and the expertise of William Hill, has us well positioned to tap into the explosive growth of the legal sports betting industry in the U.S. Together, we will deliver even more value to this rapidly growing segment of sports fans.”

“CBS Sports, similar to William Hill, has a longstanding history of connecting fans directly to the biggest events and most iconic moments in sports,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill US. “We are excited about this partnership, with assets including mass-reach digital content products, one of the largest fantasy sports databases and platforms in the world, and leading sports television programming, which will allow us to expand the William Hill brand across America quickly and efficiently.”

CBS Sports Digital is the second-largest sports property in the U.S. with more than 80 million users per month across its sites and apps as well as tens of millions of followers on social platforms. CBS Sports Digital offerings include SportsLine, the dedicated subscription platform for game picks and predictions that has seen strong subscriber growth in recent years; CBSSports.com; 24/7 streaming network CBS Sports HQ, which features the nightly SportsLine show focused on sports betting and delivered triple-digit viewership growth in 2019; CBS Sports Fantasy; CBS Sports apps; and 247Sports.

Powered by a heritage that dates back to 1934, William Hill established its U.S. presence in Las Vegas in 2012 and has grown to become America’s leading sports book operator by differentiating itself from the industry as an innovative pioneer in sports betting. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that overturned PASPA in 2018, William Hill has led the United States expansion of sports betting and now has operations in 10 states. The company currently accepts one out of every four sports bets placed in the U.S.
Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Sahara Las Vegas goes all-in on new poker room as the resort continues with $150 million transformation

Sahara Poker Room
Sahara Poker Room

Press release: LAS VEGAS (Feb. 10, 2020) – SAHARA Las Vegas will welcome players to its all-new poker room on Friday, Feb. 14 with an array of game offerings and impressive room features. The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas will be open daily beginning at 10 a.m.

The new poker room boasts seven tables, a 16-foot by nine-foot LED video wall and five additional screens throughout the room along with 24/7 food options provided by Northside Café. The room will offer an extensive game chart including No Limit Texas Holdem, Limit Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, 7-card Stud and various mix games with the ability to spread what players are seeking.

Tournaments will be offered daily with at least four start times and buy-ins ranging from $45 to $100, with No Limit Texas Holdem as the primary tournament. Live cash games will also run daily and promotions will be held throughout the duration of those games. The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas also offers a competitive rake at 10 percent with a $4 max. Players will receive $2 in rewards points per hour played in a cash game by signing up to play through Poker Atlas. Points can be redeemed at several of the resort’s restaurants, while Club 52 members are eligible to receive personalized deals and one-of-a-kind access to everything SAHARA Las Vegas has to offer.

The Poker Room at SAHARA Las Vegas will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, Feb. 21. Players can enjoy champagne, hors d’oeuvres, branded swag, gift cards and giveaways. Bounties will also be in play for the exciting event.

To view current cash games and tournaments or to register to play, visit pokeratlas.com/poker-room/sahara-las-vegas. For more information on the Poker Room and SAHARA Las Vegas, visit saharalasvegas.com.

National Blackjack Day Coming Soon

National Blackjack Day Coming Soon

National Blackjack Day isn’t an official holiday but maybe it should be. Every year on March 2, blackjack players celebrate the occasion by playing their favorite game giving props to the most important blackjack rule – being paid 3:2 for a natural blackjack. This day celebrates more than blackjack.

Beating The Book: The 9th Annual Vegas Lifestyle Show: A Man’s Guide to Sin City

Beating The Book: The 9th Annual Vegas Lifestyle Show: A Man’s Guide to Sin City

It’s the only non-sports betting episode of the calendar year, but for some, it’s the most anticipated.  If you’re planning a trip to Vegas, let this be your guide.

The Ultimate Guide To The Super Bowl 2020 In Las Vegas

The Ultimate Guide To The Super Bowl 2020 In Las Vegas – Sports Gambling Podcast

There are a few weekends every year that stand above the others for sports fans in Las Vegas. Super Bowl weekend in Las Vegas is easily one of the great times for sports fans to visit Sin City. While gambling is legal in states across America, there’s nowhere to enjoy the “Big Game” like Las …

VSiN, The Sports Betting Network, Hosts Free Big Game Betting Seminar, “Betting & Beers with Brent Musburger,” at South Point on Saturday, Feb. 1

LAS VEGAS – Ahead of the most anticipated professional football game of the year, sports broadcasting icon and VSiN host Brent Musburger will be joined by VSiN senior editor and host, Matt Youmans and legendary bookmakers Chris Andrews, Vinny Magliulo and Jimmy Vaccaro for the second annual “Betting & Beers with Brent.” The sports betting seminar and panel will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4 – 6 p.m. and broadcast live on VSiN.

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The event marks the start of 24-hours of free big-game coverage on VSiN.com and will be free and open to the public. Betting & Beers with Brent will offer guests exclusive insight into the breakdown of lines as well as hundreds of prop bets expected ahead of this year’s Big Game. In addition, VSiN will debut its new beer, Bookmaker Blonde Ale. The event will be held in The Showroom.  Attendees can receive a free copy of VSiN’s Big Game Betting Guide, packed with analysis and advice to help better inform their wagering decisions.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit the South Point website. For information on VSiN and the free big game weekend broadcast, please visit VSiN.com.

Playing Blackjack Versus A Machine In A Casino

Playing Blackjack

Some people hate technology. Others, like me, embrace technology. I love new electronic toys inside and outside of a casino. The technology inside of a casino can be hit or miss. Some advancements are great while others are less than spectacular. This mixed response is the case with technologically advanced blackjack games.

OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Offers Football Fans Unbeatable Big Game Watch Parties, Feb. 2

Hooters at Oyo Las Vegas
Hooters at Oyo Las Vegas

Press release: LAS VEGAS – To celebrate the “Big Game” Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 OYO Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will offer football fans an unforgettable game day experience, complete with delicious all-you-can-eat food and drinks, giveaways and more.

Starting at $119 per person (+ taxes and fees), OYO Hotel & Casino’s Big Game watch parties offer an unparalleled experience. The package includes guaranteed seating at one of the property’s fan-favorite dining outlets, all-you-can-eat buffet, all-you-can-drink domestic draft beer and more. The buffet will feature game day favorites such as all beef hot dogs with traditional condiments, beer braised-brats with sautéed peppers and onions, a build-your-own nacho bar, deli meat sandwiches and of course, Hooters world-famous wings, among other mouthwatering bites. Food will be served from 2 p.m. until the end of regulation time in the game. Beverage upgrades are available for an additional cost, the $35 upgrade includes a selection of craft and imported beer and well liquor and the $55 upgrade includes a selection of craft and imported beer and premium liquor. Tickets are nonrefundable. Throughout the event, fans also have the chance to win raffle prizes. Fans looking to get in on the action, can take advantage of the property’s full-service William Hill Sports Book.

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., the William Hill Sports Book will host a sign-up event for sports fans prior to the “Big Game.” Guests who sign up for the William Hill Nevada mobile sports app and bet a total of $50 during this time frame will receive a $50 mobile sports betting credit and a complimentary beer or margarita at The Underground Lounge. Guests can sign up at the William Hill Sports Book, located adjacent to The Underground Lounge.

The property will be offering guests up to 30 percent off room rates during Big Game weekend. Room rates are + resort fees and taxes. Rooms must be booked before Jan. 29, 2020 and the offer is valid on travel between Jan. 29 – Feb. 5, 2020. Guests can book online or by phone using the code SB2020.

To reserve seating for the Big Game, contact Karen Davis, food and beverage manager, at 702.597.6051 or KDavis@oyolasvegas.com. All ages welcome but guests must be 21 or older to purchase.

OYO Hotel & Casino is located at 115 East Tropicana Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109, and offers free parking year-round. More information can be found online at www.oyolasvegas.com.

OYO Hotel & Casino is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality investment and management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide.