Vegas Report – Saturday Morning

There isn’t much sleeping in Vegas and Friday night into Saturday morning was no exception.  I was up and out, again, by 7am.  I hate being an early riser.  Again, I headed down to Payards for a cup of coffee and croissant and email check.  Since it was Saturday there was a lot less sitting around.

Instead of starting my day off with penny slots I went to $1 8/5 Jacks or Better video poker.  I played for a while, but as I finished my cup of coffee I’d lost the last of my $100.  Then it was straight to the big boy $5 slot machines.  I was feeling confident after winning all day Friday.  I played a variety of games including Top Dollar one of my favorites.  After a few minutes I was down $700.  That’s the nature of the high limit slots.  I walked away tail between my legs and went to play some low limit slots.  After another $50 I decided that I needed a break and headed back to the room to recoup.

I relaxed a bit and waited for my friend to clean up before heading down to the Augustus Cafe for lunch.  I had a sour dough grilled cheese and chocolate chip shake.  Both were really good, but I think I had about 3 sips too much of my shake.  

Afterwards I decided to check out the Diamond Lounge to grab a drink.  I read that the Diamond Lounges in Vegas are different than the lounges in Atlantic City.  The real difference here was the lack of hot foods.  The staff was very nice and the service was great.  One addition in this lounge was a wall of computers.  I took a few minutes to catch up on my fantasy baseball teams (still first place!).  After watching the Kentucky Derby it was time to head over to the Mirage for my tickets to view the Manny Pacquiao & Ricky Hatton fight…

Vegas Report – Fight Night!

I headed over to Mirage just before 5pm to pick up tickets for the closed circuit viewing of the Manny Pacquiao & Ricky Hatton fight.  As I’ve stated numerous times before these are two of my favorite boxers.

There was a few hours before the fight so I played a little 3 card poker.  I had a great table with a few nice drinks.  3 of a kind, again, put me up $200 by the time I walked away.  I haven’t been to the Mirage in a few years and the basic layout hasn’t changed much, but the casino has been updated.  I decided to find out where the fight viewing was and found that it was as far away as humanly possible.  I walked through the mall and most of the ballrooms.  There was some kind of military ball as well as some kind of Miss Vietnam pageant.  I took a pit stop by the Terry Fator theater to get a drink and take a look at the pretty women with their ball gowns.

After finding the fight location I headed back to the casino to gamble for a little while longer.  I had a few more drinks and played 3 play video poker for a while.  I left $24 up, but is it really a win if I still have the ticket?

The ballroom was PACKED for the viewing.  I’d say that the room was filled with about 65% of the people favoring Ricky Hatton.  The fight was a landslide and Manny destroyed Ricky.  The Brits, who we so loud before the fight, whimpered out quietly.  I’m happy to have been in Vegas to see this.

Highlights: Pacquiao/HattonMore amazing videos are a click away

After the fight I headed to Samba the Brazilian steakhouse at the Mirage.


At Samba the Green side of the stump means go – bring me the meats!  I’ve been here before and got sick from over-eating so I selected my food accordingly.  Again, everything was good.  I did a good job selecting my meats and didn’t over-eat this time.

On the way out of the Mirage I noticed how crowded the casino was, but few people were gambling.  There were $5 tables  wide open with few takers.  I was surprised by this, but wasn’t slowed from heading to the Hard Rock Casino.  The cab line was huge and the strip was packed, but that only slowed down progress.

I haven’t been to the HRC in just over a year so a quick walk through was in order.   The casino and bar were both packed.  The casino itself, seemed to be pushed together to make room for slots and a go-go stage.  I hate the changes and hope this changes when the casino finishes expansion.  There were so many douchebags with Ed Hardy gear that I wanted to puke.  I sat down to play 3 card poker at a wide open  $5 table.  I was so indifferent that I barely paid attention to my $100 as it went away.  I was just happy to get out of there without the douchebaggery rubbing off on me.

This was a pretty early night as I headed back to Caesars at about 1:30…

Vegas Report – Prime Time!

…Friday night I got dressed and headed over to Bellagio for dinner at Prime.  It was at this time I realized that 8pm is a perfect time for dinner in Las Vegas.  I order a glass of wine at the bar while waiting for the table.  We’re taken outside to the patio for dinner.  The weather was perfect.  The patio was at the edge of the lake in front of Bellagio and the view was great.


I’m not much of a tourist so I didn’t realize that the water show happens every 15 minutes on the nose.  It was pretty cool to be sitting outside about to have steak watching the show.  Dinner probably lasted 2 hours because I think I saw the whole cycle of shows.


Having a winning afternoon and a little too much to drink I decided to splurge on dinner and I ordered a Kobe beef strip.  It was only 6 ounces and cost $150.  The smallish portion was actually perfect to soak up the alcohol and provided a nice base for the evening.  It was also the best piece of steak I’ve ever had.  Mac and cheese and onion rings were the sides and a nice compliment to the steak.  Another GREAT dinner.

After dinner I headed out to the casino for a little gambling.  One of the best things of gambling at Bellagio is that the drinks served are fantastic.  Tonight was no different.  After sitting down at a 3 card poker table I had a few more kettel one and soda’s.  About an hour and a half later I was up another $400 and decided it was time to hang out with some younger people at the Palms.

The Palms was rocking as usual.  Plenty of hot girls.  This is probably where it hit me that half the girls in Vegas have not learned how to walk in heels.  It’s pretty funny to watch girls on the edge of falling over while they try to look hot.

Anyway, I sat down for yet another session of 3 card poker.  I don’t think I’ve ever played this much 3 card poker in one day.  The drinks at the Palms were not awesome and the service was not as fast as the other casinos so I ordered double since the rest of the table was doing so.  I was dealt 3 of a kind after about 20 minutes and that set the tone for the time at Palms.  After couple more hours I walked away up another $300.

It was time to see how the other half lives at the Gold Coast.  The Gold Coast has done some remodeling since I was there last.  I’m not sure if TGIFridays would be considered an upgrade, but it was prefect for a 2am (or 3am) snack.  It was about to close, but that didn’t stop the last order from going in.  It was perfect.

I’m not sure if it was waking up at 7am or the many many drinks I had, but I was pooped.  After losing $100 in Pai Gow I headed back to Caesars Palace.  I had a great cab driver, who offered lots of laughs.  I don’t remember if I gambled at all when I go back to Caesars.  I do know that PURE was emptying and the corral they have for people was being broken down.

Off to bed.  The next day was Manny vs. Ricky…

Vegas Report – Early Friday

…so after only about 3 hours of sleep I was wide awake so I decided to shower and head down to the casino.  The closest cup of coffee was Payard’s, so I grabbed a large cup and a croissant.  Both were excellent.  While drinking my 1st cup I was checking twitter when I read the news that Danny Gans had passed away.  Many were saddened by this and it’s always sad to see someone pass away so young.  A cynic will wonder how they will replace all of the billboards around the airport and Las Vegas strip.

I played a slew of penny and nickle slots throughout the morning.  I lost everything I put into the machines.  I did so bad, I didn’t even take note of how bad.  This was a rough start to the day.  After a couple hours I went back to Payard’s for a crepe and orange juice.  I’ve never had a crepe before, but this one was pretty damn good.

I was invited for a tour of Zappos Friday afternoon, but the time coincided with the Manny Pacquiao & Ricky Hatton weigh in and the fight was the excuse for the trip.  I love Zappos, so this was a hard decision for me.  However, I was traveling with someone who’s never heard of Zappos (gasp!) so that eased the pain.

After a little relaxating back in the room I headed over to MGM for the weigh in.  It was packed!  There were tons of Brits in for Ricky Hatton.  I made my way towards the arena when I found all of the boxing fans.  I could not believe how crowded it was.  In fact I was told that they were only letting VIP’s after standing in the crowd for about 20 minutes.


After not moving for another 10 minutes I decided to head back to the casino to gamble.  Standing around isn’t very fun to me.  On the way toward the arena I noticed a giant slot.  Of course it was another stupid penny slot.  I lost another $20 and really didn’t have any fun playing so I headed over to play 8/5 Jacks or Better video poker where after about an hour or so I left up $5.

Since this was my friends first time at the MGM I decided to show him the Lion Habitat. The Lions are located on the opposite side of MGM – about a 15 minute walk when not crowded.  On the way there we were sidetracked by 3 card poker.  Table minimums were $10 and would be $25 by the time we left.  After too many drinks, a great dealer and nice pit boss I walked away up $400.  Not too shabby.

Unfortunately, closed circuit viewing of the fight at MGM had sold out while I was at the table so I was told to head over to NYNY to get tickets there.  There was a pit stop to look at the lions on the way to NYNY.  No more tickets available by the time I get NYNY but I was able to secure viewing at the Mirage.  Not ideal, but it wasn’t a big deal.

It was back to the room to change before dinner at Prime…

Vegas Report – Thursday – Let’s Roll!

…after checking out the room it was time to explore Caesars Palace.  After walking around the casino a little bit I decided that I needed a snack before dinner.  I hit up Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill.  It was just opening for dinner so I decided on the baby romaine salad.  This was a fancy name for a Caesar salad with chorizo.  It was damn good and the perfect snack.

I found a strange looking 7 card/3 hand video poker game by Shadow Bar and decided to get my gambling started.  Since I really didn’t know anything about this I played $20 that went away rather quickly.  I then swore this game off because it wasn’t really fun.

I went back up to the room to change for dinner and watch the end of game 6 of Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics.  Of course this game ended up going to overtime.  Since I haven’t been to Palazzo, I got there with plenty of time to walk around.  I signed up for Club Grazi online and went to pick up my card.  I forgot that I received a $50 gaming credit when I signed up.  That would have been awesome if the machines would accept the card.  I decided to have a drink at the bar while I lost another $20 on video poker.  I couldn’t see the TV’s, but the bartender was getting updates and the Bulls and Celtics ended up going to a game 7.

It was time for what I was assuming would be the highlight of the night – Carne Vino.  I sat at the bar waiting for some friends and had a wonderful glass of Valpolicella.


As the glass was emptying my friends arrived and it was off to mangia!  After watching this video about 20 times I could not be more excited for what was in store.  No appetizer, no funny business, just bring me the steak.  Being the polite people we are we decided to wait while the final steak was delivered.


In the meantime, my porterhouse was taken off the bone and drizzled with a little extra virgin olive oil.  I’ve eaten a lot of steak, but this piece of meat was one of the most beautiful I’ve seen.  It was hard to wait and 5-10 minutes felt like 30 minutes.


The steak was accompanied with mashed potato zeppole.  I nice creamy and crunchy compliment to the steak.  The delay in the final steak delivery proved to have one upside surprise – Free Dessert!  We were presented with a trio of sorbet for the table: Rhubarb, Banana and Date (I think).  Banana was the clear winner for me, but the table was split.  Overall, this was a great dinner and maybe the best steak I’ve had in Las Vegas!

After dinner we parted ways and it was time to go downtown.  We watched KISS on the Fremont Street Experience.  I’m not a KISS fan, but this was pretty awesome.


After the show was over we walked around Fremont Street just so my friend could enjoy the spectacle.


After walking around for a little while I went on the hunt for Golden Monkey.  This is my favorite penny slot and not located in many casinos.  However, the Golden Nugget has a bank of these machines so I headed in.  After roaming around for a few minute I found it and proceeded to lose another $20.  It seems as if any time I put a $20 in that nothing is coming out, so I decided to stop after the loss.

I moved to a mini Pai Gow table to really get the night moving.  Pai Gow is kind of a fun game, but with all of the pushes it’s great for drinking.  After about 8 drinks and 90 minutes I left the Golden Nugget up $100 dollars.  I was happy with that and after small rolling for the first day I was happy to be up a little heading back to Caesars.

Once back to Caesars I promptly lost $300 sitting at a 3 card poker table.  It was the most expensive Coors Light in my history of gambling.  I may have won 2 hands.  It was an aweful session.  It was just after 3am and I was hitting a wall.  I decided to play $5 9/6 Jacks or Better on my way back to the room.  I lost $300 quicker than I did in 3 card poker.  That was a sign that it was time to call it a night.

All in all my first day in Vegas lasted over 25 hours.  I had a great meal and was buzzed enough to pass out quickly…I only had about 3 hours of sleep and it was off to Friday…

Kentucky Derby!

I don’t follow horse racing too much, but I always pay attention to the Triple Crown races.  This weekend will be no different with the Kentucky Derby taking place.  

 Horse Betting at

 I usually make an exacta wager or two on the Kentucky Derby.  This year I’ll probably add a couple of long shots to the exacta mix.  Unlike most years I’ll get a magazine and study up on my flight out to Vegas.  

Click the ad above to place your bets on the race.  There are a slew of odd prop bets that are too far above my knowledge to get into.  I never thought I’d see a bet I couldn’t handle.  That time has finally come.  To each their own!

Las Vegas Blackjack Research

I have been on the hunt for the past few weeks to find infomation on Las Vegas blackjack payouts by casino.  While that information has showed me some new resources that search has also led me to many dead ends.

It seems as if the Las Vegas blackjack community is loud, but not as organized as the video poker players I’ve met.  So what have I learned from my search?

17’s:  Almost every table in Las Vegas seems to be where the dealer hits on soft 17.  This is to the advantage of the casino.  All tables in Atlantic City have dealers hiting on soft 17, so I’m used to this.

Payouts:   Blackjack pays both 6:5 and 3:2 in most casinos.  It seems as if 6:5 is taking over and the game most easily available.  3:2 blackjack games are supposedly hidden.

Shoe vs. Single Deck:  6:5 blackjack increases the house advantage by 1.39% when playing with a shoe.  House advantage with single deck goes from .2% to 1.6%.

Best reference found:  This was the best reference I was able to find.  For more details on 6:5 odds take a look at this post.

Best community:  The Las Vegas Trip Advisor forum had many willing voices.  While the Atlantic City forum has more video poker advice, Las Vegas’ forum had more people that played a wider variety of games.

What did I learn?  Not too much.  I really learned the difference between 6:5 payouts vs. 3:2 payouts.  I knew a little, but I feel much more well versed.  As long as I keep my wits about me I should be able to find a 3:2 blackjack game.  I’m not sure that will happen, but at least I know.

If you have any more references, please email me or comment below to share with everyone.

Las Vegas Full Pay Jacks or Better

I’ve been looking at incoming searches to ECG and have noticed that every day there are people looking for full pay 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker for both Las Vegas and Atlantic City.  

I’ve cleaned up information from vpFREE2.   I realized how great the community is at vpFREE while doing research on Las Vegas blackjack payouts.  If you are very into video poker I urge you to participate on the vpFREE forum.

This is a list of all casinos in Las Vegas with their full pay 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker machines if they have them. Each entry also includes type of game and denominations avalable.  For details on all games head over to vpFREE2.

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c, $1

Bally’s Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5, $10, $25, $100

Barcelona Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c(3 lines, 5 lines), 25c(3 lines, 5 lines)

Bellagio Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP): $10(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $25(10 lines, 3 lines,
5 lines), $100

Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon 

Binion’s Gambling Hall & Hotel 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c

Boulder Station Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $1, $2

Caesars Palace Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5, $10, $25, $100

California Hotel and Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, 50c, $1(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines, SP), $2(10
lines, 3 lines, 5 line…

Cannery Casino & Hotel 

Casino Royale and Hotel 

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino

Eastside Cannery Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 1¢, 2¢, 5¢, 10¢, 25¢(5 Coins, 10 Play, Slant-top, TITO)
25¢(5 Coins, 1 Play, Slant-top, Coin, $1, $2, 5 Coins, 10 Play, Upright, TITO)  

El Cortez Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 10c(MS, STP), 25c(MS, STP)

Ellis Island Casino & Brewery 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, 50c, $1, $2, $5

Encore Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines, SP), $10(10 lines, 3
lines, 5 lines, SP), $25(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines, SP), $100(3 lines)

Excalibur Hotel and Casino 

Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP)…

Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel 

99.54% JoB (FP): $5, $10, $25, $100

Four Queens Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c, 25c, 50c, $1

Fremont Hotel and Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, $1

Gold Coast Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c(3 lines, 5 lines, MS, STP), 50c(10 lines, 2 lines,
3 lines, 5 lines), $1(10 lines, 2 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $2(10 lines,
2 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $5(10 lines, 2 lines)

Gold Spike Hotel and Casino 

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino 

Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5, $25

Greek Isles Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c

Green Valley Resort Spa Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 50c(Prog)

Hacienda Hotel and Casino 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $10, $25, $50

Harrah’s Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5, $10, $25, $100

Hooters Casino Hotel 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, 50c, $1

Imperial Palace 

Jerry’s Nugget Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c

Las Vegas Hilton 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c, 25c(10 lines), $1, $5

Longhorn Hotel Casino 

99.54% JoB (FP): $1, $5(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $10(3 lines, 5
lines), $25

M Resort 
99.54% JoB (FP): $25, $50, $100 , 5 Coins , 1 Play , Upright , 

MGM Grand Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP): $1(100 lines, 50 lines), $2(100 lines, 50 lines), $5(10
lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $10(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $25(10 lines,
3 lines, 5 lines), $50(3 lines, 5 lines), $100(3 lines)

Main Street Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, 50c, $1

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines, SP), $10(10 lines, 3
lines, 5 lines), $25, $100

Mirage Resort & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $2(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $5(10 lines, 3 lines, 5
lines), $10(3 lines, 5 lines), $25(3 lines), $50, $100

Monte Carlo 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5(3 lines, 5 lines), $10(3 lines, 5 lines), $25

MonteLago Village Resort 

New York New York Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines), $10(3 lines, 5 lines), $25

Opera House Casino 

Orleans Hotel & Casino 

Palace Station Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $1, $2

Palazzo Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP)

99.54% JoB (FP): $1, $2, 5 Coins, 3/5 Play, Upright
25¢, 5 Coins, 1 Play, Slant-top
1¢, 5 Coins, 50 Play, Slant-top
25¢, 5 Coins, 5 Play, Upright

Paris Las Vegas 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5, $10, $25, $100

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Las Vegas
99.54% JoB (FP): $5 (5 Coins, 1 Play, Slant-top)
$10, $25 (5 Coins, 1 Play, Slant-top)

Plaza Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, 50c, $1

Poker Palace Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c

Rainbow Club & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c(3 lines), 25c(3 lines), 50c, $1(3 lines)

Rampart Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2(5 Coins, 1 Play, Upright) 

Red Rock Casino Resort Spa 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, 50c, $1, $2

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5, $10, $25, $100

Sahara Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $1, $2, $5

Sam’s Town Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c(Prog), $1

Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino 

Silver Nugget Casino 

Silverton Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c, 10c, 25c(Prog), 50c, $1

Skyline Casino 

Slots-A-Fun Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c, 50c, $1, $2

South Point Hotel Casino & Spa 

Stratosphere Hotel 

Suncoast Casino & Hotel 

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino 

Terrible’s Hotel Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c, 10c, 25c, 50c, $1

Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel

Treasure Island Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $5(3 lines, 5 lines), $10(3 lines, 5 lines), $25

Tropicana Hotel & Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP): $1, $2, $5

Tuscany Suites & Casino 

Vegas Club Hotel & Casino 

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino 
99.54% JoB (FP)

Western Hotel & Casino 

Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa 
99.54% JoB (FP): 25c

Wild Wild West Hotel & Casino 

Wildfire Gaming 

Wynn Las Vegas
99.54% JoB (FP): $2(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines, SP), $5(10 lines, 3
lines, 5 lines, 50 lines, SP), $10(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines, SP),
$25(10 lines, 3 lines, 5 lines, SP), $100(3 lines)
99.54% JoB (FP): 5c, 25c, 50c, $1, $5


Betting on the NFL Draft!

I was watching ESPN over the weekend and there was wall to wall coverage, as usual, in preparation of the 2009 NFL Draft.  After repeated stories of the NY Jets looking for a way to draft USC QB Mark Sanchez my mind wandered.  The NFL always has a reason to gamble and, of course, has prop bets ready.  

Odds taken from 4/22/09

Number of Quarter Backs taken in Round One (Position Per – Go to

  • Over 2.5 (-350)
  • Under 2.5 (+225) 

Number of Running Backs taken in Round One (Position Per – Go to

  • Over 2.5 (+120)
  • Under 2.5 (-160)

2009 NFL Draft – Number of Wide Receivers+Tight Ends taken in Round One (Position Per – Go to

  • Over 6 (-170)
  • Under 6 (+130)

Number of Offensive Linemen taken in Round One (Position Per – Go to

  • Over 6.5 (-105)
  • Under 6.5 (-135)

Michael Crabtree – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 7.5 (+200)
  • Under 7.5 (-300)

Andre Smith – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 6.5
  • Under 6.5 (-130)

Mark Sanchez – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 10.5 (+160)
  • Under 10.5 (-220)

Jeremy Maclin – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 7.5 (-140)
  • Under 7.5 (even)

Knowshon Moreno – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 21.5 (+110)
  • Under 21.5 (-150)

Chris Beanie Wells – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 15.5 (-170)
  • Under 15.5 (+130)

Rey Maualuga – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 16.5 (-250)
  • Under 16.5 (+175)

Hakeem Nicks – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 29.5 (-200)
  • Under 29.5 (+150)

Brandon Pettigrew – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 23.5 (-130)
  • Under 23.5

BJ Raji – What Will his Draft Pick Position Be – Go to

  • Over 8.5 (+150)
  • Under 8.5 (-200)

Which Player Will Get Drafted 1st – Go to

  • Knowshon Moreno (Georgia) +150 
  • Chris Wells (Ohio State) -200

Which Player Will Get Drafted 1st – Go to

  • Michael Crabtree (Texas Tech) -250
  • Jeremy Maclin (Missouri) +175

 Which Player Will Get Drafted 1st – Go to

  • Percy Harvin (Florida) -250
  • Hakeem Nicks (North Carolina) +175 

Which Player Will Get Drafted 1st – Go to

  • Brian Orakpo (Texas) -200
  • BJ Raji (Boston College) +150

Which Player Will Get Drafted 1st – Go to

  • James Laurinaitis (Ohio State) +175 
  • Clay Matthews (USC) -250

Which Player Will Get Drafted 1st – Go to

  • Brian Cushing (USC) -160 
  • Rey Maualuga (USC) +120

Which Player Will Get Drafted 1st – Go to

  • Javon Ringer (Michigan State) -160
  • Glen Coffee (Alabama) +120

Total SEC Players Drafted in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Over 7.5 (+160)
  • Under 7.5 (-200) 

Total ACC Players Drafted in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Over 5 (-150)
  • Under 5 (+110)

Total Big 12 Players Drafted in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Over 5.5 (-135)
  • Under 5.5 (-105)

Total Big 10 Players Drafted in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Over 4.5 (-120)
  • Under 4.5 (-120)

Total PAC 10 Players Drafted in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Over 5.5 (-135)
  • Under 5.5 (-105)

James Laurinaitis (Ohio State) – Will he be Selected in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Yes -120
  • No -120

Brian Robiskie (Ohio State) – Will he be Selected in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Yes +175 
  • No -250

Clay Matthews (USC) – Will he be Selected in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Yes -400
  • No +250

Josh Freeman (Kansas State) – Will he be Selected in the 1st Round – Go to

  • Yes -700
  • No +400

 Patrick White (West Virginia) – Will he be Drafted on Day 1 of the Draft (Rounds 1 and 2) – Go to

  • Yes -200 
  • No +150

 John Parker Wilson (Alabama) – Will he be Drafted on Day 1 of the Draft (Rounds 1 and 2) – Go to

  • Yes +225 
  • No -350 

People from New Jersey Want Sports Betting

A Fairleigh Dickenson study shows that New Jersey residents wan’t sports gambling.  In fact they want it by more than a 2 to 1 ratio.  The sample size is very small but, as someone who would love to see legal sports gambling in New Jersey, this is nice to see.

In the poll, 63 percent of New Jerseyans said they support making sports betting legal at the 11 Atlantic City casinos, while 32 percent opposed it. Men favored it by a 69-27 margin, while women’s support was softer at 58-36.

Its interesting to see the difference in where these same people would like to see sports gambling.

The poll also found similarly strong support for allowing sports betting at horse racing tracks, by a margin of 63 percent to 30 percent.

But voters were nearly split on whether to allow it at off-track betting parlors, with 48 percent saying yes and 43 percent saying no.

By a wide margin, 66 to 26 percent, New Jerseyans oppose legalizing sports betting by telephone and the Internet.

I find it strange that anyone would want to legalize sports gambling in public, but not on the internet – in the privacy of someone’s home.  I must be missing something there.  

Hopefully, the continued public acceptance of sports gambling will prove to government that there is a place for this.  This can only help the casino business.


Source:  Read the results of the poll from FDU.