NFL Football Betting – NFL Playoffs Update

With only two weeks remaining in the 2017 NFL Regular Season, only half of the playoff spots have been secured. There is still much to be determined in terms of which teams will reach the postseason, as well as where those teams will be (whether or not they earn a first round bye). The AFC Conference is especially wide open, with only two teams already securing their playoff bid.

Those two teams are New England, which has already won the AFC East and earned a bye in the opening round, and Cincinnati, who has already secured a playoff spot but has not yet won their division. Bengals can clinch the AFC North and the opening round bye with a win against the Broncos in Denver on Monday night. While Denver will possibly still be without starting quarterback Peyton Manning, word out of Cincinnati is that AJ McCarron will start again  for the Bengals. Very important game for both teams that will have to rely on their backup quarterbacks, and the online sportsbooks list the hometown Broncos as a small 3.5-point favorite.

We mentioned last week how Pittsburgh was a popular dark horse selection in the AFC despite the Steelers not even being currently slated for a playoff spot. After a comeback win vs. Denver last Sunday, the Steelers are now currently in the sixth and final spot in the AFC playoff standings, however they still share identical records with the Chiefs and Jets. Pittsburgh does have an easy path the rest of the way, being listed as a big ten-point road favorite at Baltimore this Sunday and then facing a Browns team that was a double-digit underdog last week at Seattle as well as this week at Kansas City.

According to several websites sportsbook software website with even some that talk about how much money is needed to be a bookie, the AFC South Division become much clearer after Houston won at Indianapolis last week, however they lost QB Yates in the process and are now down to Cowboys-sendoff Brandon Weeden under center. Houston need to win one of their next two games to win the division, and face easy opponents in Tennessee and Jacksonville to close the regular season.

Not as much drama in the NFC as Carolina, Arizona, Green Bay, and Seattle have already punched their ticket to the postseason, and Minnesota is a virtual lock to reach the playoffs as well. The only real question mark remains in the NFC East, where Washington currently leads the division with a 7-7 straight up record.

Redskins travel to Philadelphia in a game that could very well decide the division. If Washington wins outright as a 3-point underdog, then they are in. If Philadelphia holds serve on their home field, then they can secure their playoff spot with a win next week on the road against the New York Giants. The Giants do have an outside chance of coming back to win the division, but they would need a ton of help.

We’ll be back next week to update the NFL Playoff scenarios and take a look at Conference Futures and Super Bowl futures.

2017 is the year for the expansion of virtual sports betting around the world. This year several countries have or will be making virtual sports betting available to its citizens.

Virtual Sports Betting is Spreading like Wildfire

The latest craze in the sports gambling world is virtual sports betting.  Virtual sports betting is a type of betting that is a combination of sports betting and slot machines where players bet on the outcome of a sporting event where the winner is decided y a computer algorithm.

Virtual Sports Betting is Spreading like WildfireEven though gambling on virtual sports has been around for the past decade in Europe, it has not become popular amongst sports bettors and casino gamblers until the past couple of years.  In fact, this year alone major casinos have begun to offer virtual sports betting to their clients.

Back in March of 2017, Pala interactive, an online social and real money gaming software company announced that it would be rolling out its real money virtual sports betting software in New Jersey.  William Hill US has had virtual horse racing available in its two casinos in Las Vegas Resorts and Golden Nugget in Atlantic City have plans to add virtual sports thus year.  Even smaller online sports betting operations are considering adding virtual sports to their list of betting options.

On the European continent, an interesting development took place in Poland last April as the Polish government’s amendment to its Gambling Law went into effect on April first making it legal to bet on virtual events in Poland.  Intralot, a bookmaking company quickly took advantage of it y partnering with Betradar in order to offer virtual sports betting to the Poland.

The first games to be offered were virtual football, horse racing and dog racing and will shortly be adding games played by national teams along with basketball and tennis.

Inspired Entertainment just announced last week that it has agreed to a virtual sports partnership with Veikkaus, the Finnish national betting agency.  Veikkaus is owned and operated by the Finnish government and holds an exclusive betting license on lotteries and sports betting in Finland

In Africa, SENEJEUX which had already launched virtual sports betting in Senegal is now expanding into all of the French speaking countries of Africa.  In addition, they also have plans to expand into Europe.

Today, Kiron interactive just announced that it will be the first company to introduce site paris sportif virtuel in Malta via IZIBET, its leading retail sports betting operator.

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According to Kiron’s press release, virtual sports betting will be available along with its normal sports betting products in 30 of their branded retail outlet and in the Dragonara Casino.

The launch of their virtual football betting option was made to coincide with the end of the football season and will be followed by their virtual racing games which include horse racing, dog racing and other virtual games.

One of the reasons virtual sports betting is becoming so popular is because like a slot machine, it is fast action with a new virtual event every few minutes.  In addition, in some countries it is much more accessible then traditional sports betting.

One of the ways that makes virtual sports betting interesting is that the sports betting software has a lot of real data in the way the algorithm picks a winner.  This means that it can give players the ability to analyze possible results like in real life sports handicapping. Adds Bitcoin and Ria to Its Banking Methods Adds Bitcoin and Ria to Its Banking Methods Adds Bitcoin and Ria to Its Banking MethodsSan Jose, Costa Rica –, an online gambling and entertainment company based out of San Jose, Costa Rica announced today that it now offers Bitcoin and Ria Money Transfer as a banking method for all of its sports betting and gambling services.

Bitcoin was created in 2009 as a form of digital currency that can be exchanged through electronic devices like a smart phone and is used by over 100,000 businesses globally with well over a quarter and a half million Bitcoin transactions daily.

Since its inception, the gambling industry has been pushing the use of Bitcoin because it is a centralized currency and is anonymous because Bitcoin transactions do not disclose any personal information.  In addition, it is not subject to the regulations and rules that conventional currencies are bound by.

In an interview with James Chu, the CEO of, Mr. Chu said that “Since we began our sportsbook, we have had several of our clients ask us to include Bitcoin as a deposit and payment options and it is with great pleasure to now offer it to them”.

According to Mr. Chu, adding Ria Money Transfer as a new banking method was because many players are not always able to physically go to a person-to-person money company to use cash.  Since Ria Money Transfer allows the sender to go on the internet to use cash via their bank account or debit card, this gives players more banking options at rates that are cheaper than most person-to-person transactions.
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Ria is a money transfer company that has been around since 1987.  It is similar to Western Union and is secured by Euronet Worldwide, a global leader in processing secure electronic financial and payment transactions. The main difference is that the transfer takes place on the internet where the money is taken from the sender’s bank account, credit card or debit card and is then transferred to the receiver’s bank account or as cash at one of the Ria offices around the world.  Ria has over 310,000 Locations in 150 countries and boasts that the transfers only take 10 minutes. is also planning on adding American Express to their list of banking options and is expected to have this new banking option available by the end of the year.  All of the addition to the banking methods will also trickle down to the various companies that are under the umbrella such as, sportsbook that is known for offering its clients reduced odds on sports betting events. To see a complete list of banking options for please visit their website at

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 Safe Harbor Statement: Statements in this announcement that are not strictly historical may be “forward-looking” statements, which involve risks and uncertainties. These include risks and uncertainties relating to customer and supplier relationships and prices, competition, market demand, litigation and other contingent liabilities, the integration and operation of acquired businesses, and economic, political, governmental and technological factors affecting operations, markets, products, services and prices, among others, as set forth in public filing. Announces the Acquisition of Announces the Acquisition of Announces the Acquisition of FastWager.comSan Jose, Costa Rica – Costa Rica based, an online gambling and entertainment company, announced today the acquisition of, an online sports betting company known for having reduced juice betting, strong financial backing and excellent customer service.

The announcement was made on Wednesday by James Chu, the CEO of who has been reviewing the possible acquisition of for the past six months. was originally owned by a price-per-head operation that wanted to try its hand at a post-up operation after having such a large success with its current business model.  Even though was a success, their management wanted to concentrate on their core business and decided to sell it.

After receiving several offers for the sportsbook, they decided to sell it to because of their reputation for having  great customer service, fast payouts and competitive betting lines.

“The decision to purchase made sense from our perspective as it allowed us to branch out our services into the reduced odds market.” said Mr. Chu.  “Offering a brand that offers discounted odds has always been in our future strategic agenda for the growth of  When the opportunity came up to acquire, it was a no-brainer.”

The acquisition of has increased the overall customer base of by 35% which in turn has upgraded the status of from a small operation to a medium size sportsbook. plans to keep the three person staff of and the current players of will not notice any discontinuation in service. In fact, customer will actually be seeing an increase in services offered in the next few weeks as becomes fully integrated with

The brand will remain a separate entity under the umbrella; however, employee of both brands will undergo a cross-training program so that all employees will be able to give excellent customer service to each brand.

Some of these new services clients will now have access to include more banking options such as credit card deposits and players reward advantages that clients currently enjoy as well as offer a wide array of paris sportifs virtuels.  Some of these player benefits will include 25% referral bonuses, 10% Gambler’s Insurance and their warranty bet promotion.  For more information about visit their website at

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NFL Week 6 Betting Preview – Three Games to Watch

nfl week 6 betting preview 3 games to watchWeek 6 of the NFL season is bound to be interesting as we still have 6 teams that have the undefeated status. One game everyone should watch is NFL Thursday match-up between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints.

The Falcons are currently an undefeated 5-0 team that were listed as the underdog by the online sportsbook for their first three games until the bookies finally noticed that they were winning and not stopping. This matchup will be a good old NFC Southern rivalry match but can the Saints with a 1-4 record put a stop to their winning streak?

Most football handicappers seem to think that the Falcons will win outright but will not cover the spread as they believe that they are an overrated team. The Falcons are looking to get their first 6-0 start while the Saints are just looking to get some respect as their chance of making the playoffs are pretty slim at this point.

Another game to watch will be the Chicago Bears as they take on the Detroit Lions. The Bears started the season slowly and it looks like they are finally getting their act together but the Lions are hungry for a win.

This should be a good watch as we get to see Matt Forte of the Bears who is currently the NFL’s leading rusher with 483 yards and with QB Jay Cutler who is starting to look much better on the field. However, Ezekiel Ansah is back in the game after having missed the last two games due to a shoulder injury and he is currently tied in the league with five sacks that could put a stop to Forte.

It seems that all we have been hearing in NFL Betting circles is the big match-up between the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots. For years, these two teams have faced off with the Patriots defeating the Colts at almost every turn.

This time however, Colts fans may just see a turnaround with no deflategate excuse. Currently the Patriots have a 4-0 record and seem to be blowing away the competition. Unfortunately, this may come to a stop as they have had a few significant injuries with LT Nate Solder who was recently injured and Flowers, Hightower and Brown. Despite the injury, online sports betting fans know that the Patriots have a bone to pick with the Colts due to deflategate and will do their best to crush them.

On the Colts front, even though they have the most losses to the Patriots, they are expecting a lot from Andrew Luck for this game. Indianapolis currently has a 3-2 record and with Luck back in the driver’s seat, they may have a chance if he can figure out the Patriots defense. No matter which way this game goes, it will be one the game to watch this Sunday.

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NCAA Football Betting – Week 6 Matchups

NCAA Football Betting – Week 6 Matchups

NCAA Football Betting – Week 6 MatchupsWith over 50 NCAA football games this weekend, they are really only two games that are worth watching. These two games are the only matchups for week 6 of the college football season that feature two teams that are ranked in the top 25; one in the Big Ten and the other out West in the Pac 12.

Last weekend, we saw a number of big upsets with four of the Top Ten ranked teams all losing outright. In addition to shaking up the rankings it has also changed the public perception of many high profile teams.

The first such match-up has unbeaten Northwestern taking on 4-1 Michigan at the Big House. The Wildcats have climbed to #13 in the rankings, and Big Ten powers Ohio State and Michigan State not on their schedule this year, this sets up as one of the biggest games of the season for Northwestern.

The Villanova Wildcats crushed Minnesota 27-0 last week as a small 3-point home favorite. Many online sportsbooks still don’t give NW credit, however, as Michigan is a huge 8-point home favorite. These odds would suggest that Michigan would be favored even if this game took place at Northwestern. The Wolverines also had a great game last week, beating Maryland 28-0 for their second straight shutout.

The other match-up of two ranked foes is #5 Utah which is hosting #23 California. Utah has come out of nowhere the past few weeks, starting the season unranked (29 teams had more points in the preseason rankings) and now surging to a Top 5 position after crushing Oregon by 42 points two weeks back (had a bye last week).

Their season-opening road win at Michigan is now looking better after the Wolverines have turned things around. The Utes now have to deal with the pressure of having that ranking, and are a 4 point favorite at home against the Bears. Cal is also unbeaten, but this is by far the toughest opponent they will have faced so far.

#21 Oklahoma State is the only ranked team (outside of the two Top 25 matchups) to be listed as an underdog this week when they travel to West Virginia to face the 3-1 Mountaineers. Somewhat surprisingly, WVU is a big 7-point home favorite against the Cowboys in a line perhaps influenced by West Virginia’s recent success in this series. OSU was a 3-point home underdog last year and were blown out 34-10. Two years ago, Oklahoma State was a massive 19.5-point road favorite but WVU shocked them with a 30-21 outright victory.

The SEC has been a disappointment for online sports betting enthusiasts thus far with Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Georgia all losing after reaching the top ten of the rankings. Florida pulled off one of the bigger upsets of the season last week, crushing the Rebels 38-10 and exposing Ole Miss for who they really are. That big win pushed Florida all the way up to #11, and it will be interesting to see if they suffer the same fate as the Rebels now that they have the big target on their back. Florida is a 5-point road favorite at Missouri.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the Red River Showdown – one of the most anticipated matchups every year. The slow 1-4 start by Texas – including a 50-7 blowout loss last week against TCU – means this game has lost some of it’s luster. Unbeaten Oklahoma is a huge 17-point choice.

We’ll be back next week to preview the college football betting matchups for Week 7 of the CFB season.

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NFL Week 5 Betting – Two Games to Watch For

NFL Week 5 Betting – Two Games to Watch For

NFL Week 5 Betting – Two Games to Watch ForNFL Week 4 is almost over with only the NFL Monday night game left when the Lions take on the Seahawks at 8:30m ET tonight. According the football odds at this online sportsbook, the Seattle Seahawks are the clear favorite at -9.5.

Looking forward to betting on the NFL for week 5, here are a few matchups that should be on your list of games to watch.

St Louis Rams vs. Green Bay Packers

The Rams have had an interesting season so far defeating opponents they should not have and losing to teams that should not have beaten them.

Just last night when the Rams took on the Cardinals, most of the betting was on the Rams to lose outright but they pulled it off in a 24-22 victory.

The big question now is can Todd Gurley bring his A game when he and the Rams take on the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers this Sunday at 1m ET?

Rodgers is a force to reckon at home, and since 2012, he has a touchdown to interception ratio of 48-0 which is not very good odds for Gurley. The Rams on the other hand are known for having an elite team of pass rushers that should keep Rodgers wary.

The NFL Handicappers are predicting a final score of Packers 21, Rams 14 but seeing at how the Rams have been playing this season, we are skeptical about the outcome of this NFL matchup.

Seattle Seahawks vs. Cincinnati Bengals

If you are only going to be watching one game on NFL Sunday, this is the one to watch. According to the best sportsbooks out there, the game will be so close that they have not figured out a pointspread for this matchup yet.

Seattle will attempt to take down an undefeated Cincinnati lead by quarterback Andy Dalton who has only had 2 sacks for the season so far thanks to a strong offensive line that makes sure their QB is well protected. The Seahawks defense may not be up to the job since this season so far, they have not managed a single interception.

So far, Russell Wilson has not been looking great with only 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and will be looking for a major improvement from his defensive line who has allowed 12 sacks on Wilson.

We are looking forward to watching the Seahawks tonight to see if our impression will change but at the moment, the football betting is going on the Bengals for the win.

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College Football Betting – Week 5 Betting Lines

College Football Betting – Week 5 Betting Lines

College Football Betting – Week 5 Betting Lines There are four college football games between Thursday and Friday, however they don’t feature any teams ranked in the Top 25. Thursday night’s matchup of Miami FL vs. Cincinnati promises to be a shootout, however, as the online sportsbooks has a high total of 68 points. Hurricanes have put up 45, 44, and 36 points in their first three games, while Cincinnati is coming off a loss against Memphis which saw 99 points scored (Cincy finished with over 600 yards passing).

Moving on to the featured matchups this Saturday, the best game in terms of rankings has #6 Notre Dame visiting #12 Clemson. The Fighting Irish were able to get past Georgia Tech two weeks ago to keep their unbeaten record, but having to play on the road at Clemson will be their toughest test of the season by far. Clemson has not faced much competition, with their best win of the young season coming by three points at Louisville, however they do have the benefit of playing this game with an extra week of rest. This online sportsbook have this game as a pick ‘em.

It will be interesting to see how Oregon plays this week after getting crushed 62-20 at home vs. Utah – a loss that dropped the Ducks out of the Top 25. Oregon was outplayed in every facet of the game, and were the victim of one of the best punt return trick plays we’ve ever seen. Perhaps that lopsided win says more about Utah than it does about Oregon. Ducks are a 7.5-point road favorite at Colorado this Saturday – a team they have beat by no less than 34 points in each of the last four years.

We’ve been harsh on the SEC the last few weeks noting many of their teams have been overrated. So far we’ve been vindicated with those statements as five SEC teams have dropped out of the AP Top 25 in just four weeks of play. Two more SEC teams crawled into the rankings this week – unbeaten Florida and 3-1 Mississippi State.

Gators have a tough matchup as they host #3 Ole Miss, and while we’re not yet sold on the Rebels even after their big road win at Alabama (forced five turnovers in the victory), we’re also not sure the Gators offense has enough punch to hang with Ole’ Miss here. College football betting experts agree having the third-ranked Rebels as a 7.5-point road favorite.

Mississippi State already dropped out of the rankings once this season (after losing against LSU), and are likely doomed to the same fate as they travel to #14 Texas A&M. No idea what the pollsters were thinking having the Bulldogs climb back into the rankings based on their in-season body of work, and their defense will get tested in the passing game here for the first time all season. A&M is laying 6.5 points at home and that line looks very tempting against a road team returning just seven starters total from last year.

We’ll be back next week to take a look at some of the key betting lines for CFB Week 6.

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NFL Betting Tips – NFL Week 3 Betting Review

NFL Betting Tips – NFL Week 3 Betting Review

NFL Betting Tips – NFL Week 3 Betting Review The New York Giants kicked off last weekend’s NFL action with a home win and ATS cover, earning their first victory of the season against the Washington Redskins. Overall the betting stats were pretty even this past weekend, with home teams going 7-9 against the spread and favorites going 8-8 ATS.

Home underdogs were also split with Tennessee losing outright against the Colts but covering the spread in their two-point defeat as a three-point home underdog. The only other home dog this past weekend saw Detroit get lit up by the Denver Broncos in a straight up and ATS loss.

Over players went 8-6 on Sunday, but cashed in on both the Thursday night and Monday night football games for a 10-6 overall record.

There were a few teams that impressed us this week and through the first three weeks overall. The Atlanta Falcons have been on our radar ever since we saw their up-tempo offense in the preseason, and they have opened the year with three consecutive wins. Even more impressive is the fact that all three of those victories came in the underdog role, including their most recent – an 11-point win at Dallas as a small road dog. They will be favored for the first time this season on Sunday when they host Houston as a 6.5-point favorite.

Arizona is another team that is off to a fast start, not only winning each of their first three games but winning big. All three of the Cardinals victories have come by double-digits, and while we were skeptical of how their defense would fare this season after losing their defensive coordinator, it was clear after two early pick-sixes that this team is going to be feared as long as QB Carson Palmer can stay healthy.

The online sportsbooks listed Seattle as a monster 16-point favorite at home this past Sunday against Chicago despite Seattle losing each of their first two games. The linesmaker was vindicated in that decision as the Bears were shut out 26-0. Seattle has enjoyed one of the best home field advantages in the entire league in the last few years, and it looks like that will continue this year as well. Seattle is a big 9.5-point favorite at home this Monday night against a winless Lions team.

Things are starting to take shape in the AFC North, but not as many expected at the beginning of the season. Pittsburgh finally got RB Le’Veon Bell back from suspension, but then lost QB Big Ben for at least four weeks and possibly more with a nasty leg injury.

Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Bengals are 3-0 and alone at the top of the AFC North Division after winning in Baltimore this past Sunday, sending the Ravens to a 0-3 start. The Bengals are a 4-point home favorite against Kansas City, while winless Baltimore is a 2.5-point favorite at Pittsburgh, where Mike Vick will get the starting nod behind center.

We’ll be back to review key information and NFL betting trends in the coming weeks.

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Worst Teams of the NFL so Far

Worst Teams of the NFL so Far

2015 Worst Teams of the NFL so farAfter three weeks of NFL play, we are now seeing which teams are starting with a bang and which teams are struggling to keep up with the pack. Then, we have the team that just can’t seem to get it right.

Let’s take a look at the top three worst team of the NFL so far and why they are at the bottom of the pack.

The Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens take the cake for being the worst of the worst with an 0-3 record. In terms of offense, forget it as they have a non-existent running game with only 218 rushing yards so far and averaging 3.3 yards er carry with only one touchdown on the ground.Their Quarterback, Joe Flacco has had 4 interception and with only 126 attempts and 82 completions, they really need to work on the defense to make up for their lack of offense.

Unfortunately, their defense is just as bad as their offense with Terrell Suggs out with a torn achilles, it doesn’t look like they will be up to par for a while. Needless to say, some nfl sports betting expert expect them to go 0-6 in the next 3 games.

The Chicago Bears

What can we say about the Bears and their 0-3 season so far…  Let’s start with yesterday’s game when Seattle shut them out with a final score of 26-0, something that has not been done since 2002!

In terms of offense, they have Matt Forte and only Matt Forte since Kevin White and Alshon Jeffery are both out due to injuries. In terms of defense, they just do not have the talent to compete against anyone.

The New Orleans Saints

Looks like the Saints are not going to march in the playoff if they do not improve their defense.  With an 0-3 record so far, and no one knowing when quarterback Drew Brees will be back in action after suffering a shoulder injury making him miss the the first meaningful game of his time with the Saints.

As always, he is optimistic and expects to be back in action for Week 4 but until then, the team is stuck with Josh McCown who showed us a decent performance that was undermined by the team’s horrible defense this last Sunday.  Even though McCown did a good job, his receivers could use some help in stretching the field.