Vegas S<span id="more-16337"></span>portsbooks Set Records on Super Bowl 50

Las Vegas sportsbooks had their best Super Bowl ever in terms of volume as Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to victory over the Carolina Panthers.

Las vegas sportsbooks just had their best Super Bowl Sunday in the history of soccer’s biggest game. The matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos attracted an estimated $120 million to $130 million in legal wagers, a number that if verified by the Nevada Gaming Control Board would mark the money bet that is most on a Super Bowl since the state began recording profits in 1991.

‘We had a good Super Bowl, Westgate oddsmaker Ed Salmon told ESPN. ‘The handle was the most we’ve ever had, while the win was good.’

Led by the theatrical Cam Newton at quarterback, the Panthers were five-point favorites to win Super Bowl 50 over Peyton Manning’s Broncos. Bettors in Nevada, the state that is only sports betting is legal, initially greatly chose Carolina and gave Denver the five points, but the tide slowly switched and the majority of late action took Manning.

In the end, 51 percent of bets preferred Carolina to Denver’s 49. The Bronco’s 24-10 upset obviously covered the spread, however the two groups fell in short supply of the 43.5 over/under.

Super Bowl 50 will probably be the last act in Manning’s Hall of Fame job. His numbers had beenn’t impressive on Sunday (13-23, 0 TD, 1 INT), but grabbing his second NFL championship ring is all that matters for his expected curtain call.

Prop Bet Results

Apart from the more traditional wagers on Super Bowl 50, countless bookies throughout the world offered twists on a host of apparently random areas of the game. Here’s a recap of the more prop that is popular possibilities.

Length of National Anthem: Lady Gaga’s rendition regarding the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ caused the many controversy in the betting world due to the fact line for the over/under on size was two minutes and 22 seconds. According to sportsbooks, Gaga finished the song at two minutes and nine seconds, though some argued it had been longer since she repeated the word ‘brave’ at the end.

Coin Toss: The right up bet landed on tails. A $105 wager won bettors $100.

Gatorade Shower colors: Perhaps unsurprisingly, Broncos coach Gary Kubiak had been drenched in orange liquid through the final moments of the game. Orange had odds of +125, meaning a $125 bet won $100.

Super Yawner

Denver’s Super Bowl 50 success had been a large amount of things, but thriller that is edge-of-your-seat was perhaps not. Manning’s quarterback rating of 9.9 was the lowest ever for a Super Bowl champion.

The Broncos had just 194 total yards, and only 11 first downs. Manning’s lone highlight was an effective two-point transformation passing play.

Even though the snooze fest may have disengaged some audiences, Manning is going out ( likely) on top.

Newton is closing their period on underneath, and his post-game interview won’t land him any sympathy. Cam’s leadership and overall persona is being criticized by the Monday morning quarterbacks for his short answers and abruptly finished press seminar.

The Las Vegas sportsbooks still have the Panthers picked to win Super Bowl LI next year with odds at 10/1 along with the Patriots, Seahawks, and steelers.

Unbiased Marco Rubio Endorsement from Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal, Op-Ed Asserts

Sheldon Adelson and Marco Rubio: the Adelson-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal has endorsed Rubio for the Nevada Republican caucus in February, claiming the casino magnate had no influence in the selection. (Image:

Republican contender that is presidential Marco Rubio of Florida has garnered help from a significant Nevada news site, but the endorsement will not come without some controversy.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal (LVRJ), the Silver State’s biggest magazine, announced that it is throwing its fat behind Senator Rubio for Nevada’s Republican caucus on February 23rd. Rubio is really a co-sponsor for the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), the federal bill that would make online gambling totally illegal across all fifty states.

The LVRJ said it would be supporting the conservative-values senator for his ‘sensible’ policies on immigration, healthcare, energy, and the economy, as well as his commitment to entitlement and tax reforms in an editorial published last Friday.

It additionally cited his ‘deep personal connections’ to the continuing state of Nevada. Rubio lived in the nevada Valley from the ages of 8 to 14 as the son of immigrants employed in the hotel industry. In agreement with the Review-Journal, said the editorial, Rubio believes that the authorities owns too much land in the state, ‘stifling economic opportunity.’

The newspaper underlined that the endorsement does not represent the support of its owners that are new the Adelson family. The household had ‘detached itself from the endorsement procedure,’ it said.

Mystery Owner

Adelson has yet to ensure his GOP that is own endorsement, but is said by governmental observers to be leaning greatly towards Rubio. The two men met in at the offices of the Venetian in Las vegas, nevada, according to news website Politico, where Adelson ‘heaped praise on Rubio’s performance while he discussed the dynamics of the 2016 race. december’

In December, Review-Journal reporters had been informed in an employee meeting that the magazine had been purchased down by a mystery owner and were told ‘not to worry’ about the identification of their boss that is new but to ‘focus on [their] jobs.’

They did, and in just a week, leaks had unmasked Adelson and their family as the LVRJ boss that is new. There were concerns that Adelson was using the Review-Journal buying capital that is political especially since he had paid well over the marketplace value for the newsprint.

It’s an accusation the casino mogul has strenuously denied, promising that the Review-Journal’s editorial content would remain impartial, a contention that’s been challenged by Politico as well.

New Editor and Publisher Appointed

Within weeks of this purchase, editor Mike Hengel had resigned from his place, stating that his relationship with the Adelson family will be ‘adversarial’ and them choose their own editor that it would be better to let.

The paper’s publisher, Jason Taylor, followed Hengel out of the hinged door briefly afterward, although the reasons why were confusing. Both males are replaced with fresh faces by the owners that are new.

Meanwhile, the spirit of rebellion in the newsroom that greeted Adelson’s purchase seemingly have faded, with reporters stating publicly that they fear for their jobs.

‘Senator Rubio is best-positioned to advance from the primary season and allow the GOP to win the White House on Nov. 8. Nevada Republicans should plan to caucus Feb. 23 and pledge their support to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio,’ concluded the editorial.

Illegal Gambling Ring Associated With Current and Former NFL Stars, FBI Investigating

Former football celebrity Jeremy Shockey is being looked into by the FBI on ties to a illegal gambling ring that stretched across america and possibly infiltrated the NFL. (Image: Tom Berg/NFL Picture Library)

A gambling ring being examined by the FBI has linked the unlawful operation that is multimillion-dollar both current and former NFL players, and also the research is widening. According to the New York Post, former University of Southern California soccer player Owen Hanson, who won the National Championship in 2004, masterminded the rogue enterprise and utilized his athletic connections to structure a network of illegal sports betting, drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering.

On January 28, federal prosecutors charged 22 individuals in conspiring in the black market ring, and another of those named is previous NFL operating back Derek Loville who allegedly distributed drugs for Hanson. A grid of drug runners and bookies spread across the country worked underneath Hanson.

The FBI is now expanding the range of the probe to find out if additional athletes were involved and whether the sports aspect that is betting influenced NFL games. Hanson’s Rolodex features several of the game’s more notable recent movie stars including Reggie Bush and Jeremy Shockey.

Shockey Surprised

Four-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl Champion Shockey became a household name while having fun with this New York Giants from 2002 to 2007. The outspoken and colorful tight end was a fan favorite throughout his 10-year career.

He had been also a favorite among his player colleagues, and he struck up a relationship that is long Hanson through their NFL pals. Final thirty days, Shockey revealed the FBI randomly revealed up at his household in Miami and began questioning him about his knowledge or participation with Hanson’s business dealings.

‘we thought he was at the real estate business like me,’ Shockey told the Post. ‘ I don’t hang down with medication dealers or prostitutes… I believed to them, ‘Come on in. We got absolutely nothing to conceal.»

Shockey said the investigators didn’t have a search warrant but he nevertheless decided to respond to their questions. ‘I’m a drunk, I’m Irish. I’ve never had anything to do with drugs. And I would never do just about anything illegal to jeopardize what I’ve worked for.’

Gambler Snitches

The Post claims a gambler that is professional Las Vegas was the FBI informer after Hanson’s ring threatened his household over a $2.5 million debt and his refusal to launder $20 million in drug proceeds. The unidentified person says he received a DVD of a human beheading from the organization.

Hanson responded through their attorneys in a declaration to your Los Angeles Times that read, ‘ The specific allegations against Mr. Hanson are both surprising and spurious. Mr. Hanson … never engaged in violent or daunting conduct beyond the football industry.’

Shockey seems unfazed by the FBI’s inquiries. On he tweeted the link to the New York Post article and referenced he knew OJ Simpson and posed the question, ‘Does that make me a murderer? sunday’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t stated publicly if the league will initiate its very own inquiry to ascertain if any current players may be mixed up in illegal sports ring that is betting by Hanson. Goodell has struggled sports betting in the NFL for much of their tenure as commissioner, and claims widespread gambling on football could compromise the integrity of the sport.