Monday, December 17, 2018

BIG CITY SPORTS BETTING: INSIDE SUGARHOUSE’S HISTORIC DEBUT IN PHILADELPHIA BY JOHN BRENNAN



Move over, Las Vegas. On Thursday, Philadelphia took over as the largest city in the U.S. to offer legal   sports betting  when SugarHouse Casino rolled out its temporary sportsbook.

Las Vegas, ranked 28th in the nation in population with just over 640,000 people according to the U.S. Census’s 2017 estimate, yields to Philadelphia’s sixth-place ranking    at almost 1.6 million.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week"






Every week we feature a different member of the International Bikini Team here on the blog and on our website, www.turnpikesportsradio.com

Our Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week" is Bridget.  Check out the full image at our website here



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Friday, December 14, 2018

SUGARHOUSE AND RIVERS LAUNCH SPORTS BETTING, TRIPLING PA SPORTSBOOKS by BART SHIRLEY

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Things are finally starting to roll with Pennsylvania sports betting. Both Rivers Casino and SugarHouse Casino launch their sportsbooks today.

Both casinos are owned and operated by Rush Street Interactive. No doubt their shared corporate parentage played a role in synchronizing the launches.

Rivers and SugarHouse are now entering a testing phase that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will oversee. If the testing period at Hollywood Casino is any guide, the books should be officially done with that phase in a couple of days.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

TurnpikeSports® Week 15 Picks














Dave

Cleveland Browns at the Denver Broncos

Denver is a 3 point favorite with an O/U of 45.5

I love how the Cleveland Browns have looked over the past couple weeks and what they did to the Carolina Panthers last week. In the last four weeks Baker Mayfield has thrown 9 touchdowns and over those four weeks the Browns have averaged 29.7 points a game. It looks like the Broncos' defense is on a downward spiral because in the last 3 games they have given up an average of 261 passing yards per game. I think this will be a close game, close enough to pick the underdog.

For the first time all year I'm taking the Cleveland Browns


Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Baltimore Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens are a 8 point favorite with an O/U of 47

This is a game when the Baltimore Ravens' number 1 ranked defense will shine. With Tampa’s wide receiver DeSean Jackson injured and possibly out for the game, Tampa Bay may not have the weapons to put points up against the Ravens. And the fact that Baltimore is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 home games will probably mean a long day for the Bucs.

I'm taking the Baltimore Ravens and laying the points


New England Patriots at the Pittsburgh Steelers

New England is a 1.5 point favorite with an O/U of 52

The Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger play much better when they're home. Roethlisberger seems to have big games against the Patriots throwing for 300 yards in five of his last six games against New England. And let's be honest, the Patriots 19th ranked defense looked pretty bad against the Miami Dolphins last week.

I'm going with the home underdog Pittsburgh Steelers
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Doug

Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos

Broncos are a 3 point favorite with an O/U of 45.5

The Browns came out and played pretty well against the Carolina Panthers last week.  Baker Mayfield is now showing why he was picked first overall and with the new, potentially temporary, coaching staff in place, the team looks worlds better than they did under Hue Jackson and Todd Haley.  The Broncos on the other hand are coming in after a brutal loss to the 49ers and their playoff hopes are on life support. I’m thinking the Browns continue this stretch of good play and play spoiler for any playoff chances the Broncos may think they have.  I went with the Browns last week and nothing here tells me to go against them this week.

Pick is Browns

Tennessee Titans @ New York Giants

Giants are a 2.5 point favorite with an O/U of 43.5

The Giants have scored 70 points in their last two games so maybe they’re starting to figure out what their offense can really do after a really bad start to the season.  They’ve won four of their last five games and Saquon Barkley continues to do everything from scrimmage really well. Tennessee did beat Jacksonville last week, but, let’s face it, this season, that doesn’t mean much.  I’m going with the Giants.

Pick is Giants

Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers

Seahawks are a 4.5 point favorite with an O/U of 44

It’s been a really interesting year for Seahawks fans.  The team was not playing well to start the season off, but lately, they seem to have started getting it together.  They’ve got a four game winning streak and have been outscoring opponents by more than 11 points per game. The 49ers did upset Denver last week, but they don’t score a lot.  They’ve scored less than 20 points in five of their last seven games. They are not a good football team. Seattle’s defense has stepped up and their offense is playing some really great football so I have a hard time not going with the ‘Hawks here.

Pick is Seahawks

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 50


This week we have our US sportsbetting update, eSports and the Olympics, the Las Vegas Aviators and SI’s sportsperson of the year isn’t a person. Dave interviews Seth Young from PointsBet.  Then, our NFL week 15 picks.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Turnpike Sports® BetFlash(TM)


This week’s stories include BetStars inks deal with NBA, Pennsylvania casino asks to start sports betting and million dollar swing because of the Dolphins.

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BetStars Joins MGM With An NBA Sports Betting Partnership Deal Of Its Own by Adam Candee

A new BetStars NBA partnership deal will make the sports betting operator the second to link up with the league for official data and marketing.
The sides announced their agreement Tuesday in a press release. The BetStars NBA deal brands the operator as an “official gaming partner” of the world’s most prominent basketball league.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Irish Company Claims Intellectual Property Rights Over Sports Betting Cash Out Option by Joss Wood


Dublin-based Marketmaker Software Ltd. claims that its cash out patents cover the popular sports betting option that allows bettors to exit a bet before the result is known.
The claim could affect a number of apps in New Jersey sports betting including DraftKings SportsbookFanDuel Sportsbook, and Betstars. These apps feature the functionality which Marketmaker claims to own.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Colorado Could Make Leagues Provide Proof They Wouldn’t Just Pocket ‘Integrity Fees’ by Brian Pempus











The state of Colorado is warming to sports betting, while turning ice cold toward the leagues.




In an undated document, state officials laid out the plans for legal sports wagering within the state’s borders. The document was first reported on Thursday by Colorado Public Radio.

The document follows an early August opinion from the state attorney general that said sports betting could be approved without a constitutional amendment.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week"






Every week we feature a different member of the International Bikini Team here on the blog and on our website, www.turnpikesportsradio.com

Our Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week" is Andrea.  Check out the full image at our website here



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Saturday, December 8, 2018

The Army-Navy game: 13 historical facts you probably don't know By Carrie McLeroy, Soldiers, Defense Media Activity

Note:  Originally published in 2016

President Harry S. Truman tosses a coin in the air before the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, Dec. 2, 1950, as the captains of the Army and Navy teams watch.

On Dec. 10, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Naval Academy will meet on the gridiron for the 117th time. A game that steeped in tradition is bound to have some interesting details associated with it. Here are a few you may not know.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Legal Experts Examine The New Federal Sports Betting Bill: Is This PASPA All Over Again? by John Brennan














The draft of a federal sports betting bill released this week by outgoing Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, much like a certain 26-year-old law that was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in May, has the federal government stepping into the picture.
So is this just another ill-advised effort to exert improper influence over the states?
The answer is — well, it’s complicated.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

TurnpikeSports® NFL Week 14 Picks














Dave


Carolina Panthers at the Cleveland Browns

Carolina is a 1 point favorite with an O/U of 47

Carolina has hit a rough patch as of late and if there ever was a must win game for a team, this is one for the Panthers. Being only a 1 point favorite indicates how much the Panthers have been struggling;  however, I think they have enough to win late in the fourth quarter to pull this one out.

I'm going with the Carolina Panthers

The Denver Broncos at the San Francisco 49ers

Denver is a 6 point favorite with an O/U of 44.5

In this one the Denver Broncos  defense will be the story of the game. The defense has only allowed 16.3 points per game against the high-powered offenses of the Los Angeles Rams and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 49ers don't even come close to the talent of those two teams so I'm looking for the Bronco defense to come up big against San Francisco.

I'm taking the Denver Broncos in this one

The Philadelphia Eagles at the Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys are a 4 point favorite with an O/U of 43

Let's be blunt, this game is for the NFC East title, and if you don’t win the NFC East title you probably don't make the playoffs. This one is going to be a defensive struggle and apparently the oddsmakers agree given the low over/under of this game. This game will probably change leads several times and will come down to the final minutes of play. The smart play in games like this is the underdog so that's who I'm going with.

I'm taking the Philadelphia Eagles

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Doug

New York Giants @ Washington Redskins


Redskins are a 1.5 point favorite with an O/U of 41

Washington is down to Mark Sanchez at quarterback after losing Colt McCoy Monday against the Eagles.  Sanchez played ok coming in after McCoy left the game and Adrian Peterson continues to run the ball well, but I’m not sure if that will be enough.  The Giants have been playing better over the last couple of weeks, even factoring in that loss to the Eagles a few weeks back. If the G-men play like they did last week against the Chase Daniels (another back up qb) led Chicago Bears, the Giants should be fine.

Pick is Giants


Carolina Panthers @ Cleveland Browns


Panthers are a 1 point favorite with an O/U of 47

Let’s face it, Carolina is not playing well.  They’ve lost four in row and were completely out of their last game against the Buccaneers.  Cleveland didn’t look too good either in their loss against the Texans, but they play their best football at home.  Carolina, on the other hand, plays some of the worst games when on the road, which is what they are doing here. Add in the fact that the Browns might be auditioning as a team to land the recently fired Mike McCarthy and you can see them playing well and winning this game.

Pick is Browns


Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans


Titans are a 4.5 point favorite with an O/U of 37.5

The Titans are coming off a very impressive comeback win against the Jets last week.  It was just the Jets, but coming back from a 16 - 0 deficit is still confidence inspiring for a team like the Titans.  And I think they will come in with a bit of a swagger against a Jaguars team that struggled offensively against a Colts defense which isn’t very good.  The Kessler led Jaguars offense doesn’t really excite people as much as their defense. But I think the Titans have enough playmakers on offense to to win this one and build on what they started last week.

Pick is Titans

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 49


This week we have our US sportsbetting update, Fanatics and Overwatch strike apparel deal, the NHL expands again and MiLB and the “Cleaner Weiner”. Dave interviews Adam Small from USBets.com.  Then, our NFL week 14 picks.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Turnpike #Sports® BetFlash(TM)


This week’s stories include Hard Rock opening a sportsbook in New Jersey, US Congress interest in sports betting and another sportsbook for Rhode Island.

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Seattle Awarded National Hockey League’s 32nd Franchise

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SEA ISLAND, Ga. (Dec. 4, 2018) – The National Hockey League announced today that it has granted an expansion franchise to Seattle. The League’s 32nd franchise, which will begin play in 2021-22, was approved in a unanimous vote by the NHL’s Board of Governors during a meeting today in Sea Island, Ga.

Ownership of the Seattle franchise will principally reside with David Bonderman. The franchise will play its home games at Seattle Center Arena, which is currently undergoing renovations.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

UNDERDOGS HAD THEIR TIME IN THE NFL SPOTLIGHT AT SUGARHOUSE SPORTSBOOK BY BART SHIRLEY














This weekend was packed with action on SugarHouse Sportsbook. Bettors of all stripes had great wagering options spread across several sports. And it’s a crazy time of year for sports and NJ sports betting.
Here’s what happened:

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week"






Every week we feature a different member of the International Bikini Team here on the blog and on our website, www.turnpikesportsradio.com

Our Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week" is Chelsea.  Check out the full image at our website here



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Thursday, November 29, 2018

TurnpikeSports® NFL Week 13 Picks














Dave


Los Angeles chargers at the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers are a 3.5 point favorite with an O/U of 51.5

I love the way the Chargers and Philip Rivers are playing but I can’t overlook the injury to Melvin Gordon. When you're playing a good Steelers team in Pittsburgh you need all your weapons to pull out the win. This game has serious playoff implications and when it's being played in Pittsburgh you always give the edge to the Steelers.

I'm taking the Pittsburgh Steelers and laying the points

The Chicago Bears at the New York Giants

Chicago is a 4.5 point favorite with an O/U of 45.5

The Giants are a baffling team to me. They have the best running back in Saquon Barkley and the best receiver in Odell Beckham and then they still find a way to lose a game against a depleted Philadelphia team last week. I like the Bears in this one because, just like last week, the Giants will find a way to lose this game.

I'm taking the Chicago Bears and laying the points

New York Jets at Tennessee Titans

Tennessee is a 9.5 point favorite with an O/U of 40.5

Certainly neither of these teams are world beater with Tennessee showing flashes of good football throughout this year.However Tennessee does not have the offensive talent to blow people away and given that the Jets have covered in their last two meetings with the Titans, I think the Jets have the ability to keep this game close.

I'm taking the New York Jets

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Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars


Colts are a 4 point favorite with an O/U of 47

These two teams come into this game heading in opposite directions.  The Jags have lost seven straight with the the last one coming against the Buffalo Bills.  They’ve named a new starting quarterback with Cody Kessler taking over for Blake Bortles and I can’t really say if that’s going to change anything with this team this year.  Maybe the defense picks it up against their AFC South rivals, but I don’t think so. The Colts have a five game winning streak and I don’t see it ending this week. Make it six in a row for Indy.

Pick is Colts


Chicago Bears @ New York Giants


Bears are a 4.5 point favorite with an O/U of 45.5

Chicago is well rested after playing on Thanksgiving and have won 5 straight, some of those games without their star Khalil Mack and their quarterback, Mitchell Trubiski.  The Giants were just handed a loss by the Philadelphia Eagles last week after leading for most of that game. Not just leading, but dominating the Eagles. Regardless of who’s playing quarterback for the Bears, Trubisky or Chase Daniels, who played well in their last game, I think Chicago has more than enough to win this easily over the G-Men.

Pick is Bears


Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Panthers are a 3.5 point favorite with an O/U of 55.5

Tampa Bay has shown flashes all year, but that’s all they’ve really shown - flashes.  Fitzpatrick played well for a while, then didn’t. Jameis Winston has been up and down all year.  And while Carolina isn’t as good on the road this year as they are at home, I’m comfortable in this game to look at Carolina winning this one in Tampa.  The last game was a 42 - 28 win by Carolina and I think you might see something similar here.

Pick is Panthers

Turnpike Sports® - Ep. 48


This week we have our US sportsbetting update, the largest esports arena in North America, drunken curlers get the boot and cricket fight club. Then, our NFL week 13 picks.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Turnpike #Sports® BetFlash(TM)


This week’s stories include MGM and MLB ink a deal, the October sportsbetting numbers for Nevada and sportsbetting arrives in New England.

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MLB Makes MGM Resorts ‘Official Gaming Partner’ As Sports Betting Deals Proliferate by Eric Ramsey














Make it three sports betting deals for MGM Resorts International and the major pro leagues in the US.
MGM became the “official gaming partner” of Major League Baseball on Tuesday, following agreements the company already inked with the NBA and NHL. The deal includes access to league logos and official data for use in sports betting operations.
That data falls into two separate categories. The live feed itself is not exclusive, but MGM will be the only sportsbook operator with access to certain “enhanced statistics.”

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week"






Every week we feature a different member of the International Bikini Team here on the blog and on our website, www.turnpikesportsradio.com

Our Turnpike Sports® / International Bikini Team "Girl of the Week" is Tiara.  Check out the full image at our website here



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Friday, November 23, 2018

TurnpikeSports® NFL Week 12 Picks














Dave

Cleveland Browns at the Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals are a 3 point favorite with an O/U of 47.5

The Bengals have been struggling of late but with AJ Green coming back to the lineup after a two-week absence it should give the Bengals a boost. The Browns are a terrible 0-3 against the spread when they visit Cincinnati and are still reeling from the loss of their  head coach and their offense of coordinator. If there was ever a must win game for the Bengals this is it.

I'm taking the Cincinnati Bengals and laying the points


Seattle Seahawks at the Carolina Panthers

The Panthers are a 3.5 point favorite with an O/U of 47.5

Seattle is coming off a great win against the Green Bay Packers last week and I'm looking for another great game from Russell Wilson against this very average Carolina defense. Carolina is coming off losses against Pittsburgh and Detroit and are not playing their best football right now. I think this is going to be a close game and, hell Seattle might even pull this out.

I'm taking the Seattle Seahawks in this one

The Pittsburgh Steelers at the Denver Broncos

The Steelers are a 3 point favorite with an O/U of 46.5

The Steelers are one of the hottest teams in the NFL right now. Just think of it, Roethlisberger had his worst game in recent memory yet still pulled off the win against the Jaguars. Big Ben will certainly be better this week which will allow the Steelers to get their seventh win in a row.

I'm taking the Pittsburgh Steelers

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Doug

Miami Dolphins @ Indianapolis Colts

Colts are a 9.5 point favorite with an O/U of 50.5

Miami comes in facing a Colts team that’s reeled off four straight wins after starting out 1 and 5.  Andrew Luck has been playing better and better each week and the team as a whole seems to be starting to come together under new coach Frank Reich.  All this being said, Miami’s defensive front is still a force to be reckoned with and could cause problems for the Colts. If the line wasn’t so big, I’d probably lean the Colts way, but with that large of a point spread, I’m thinking the Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill back at quarterback to keep it closer than that.


Pick is Dolphins


Jacksonville Jaguars @ Buffalo Bills

Jaguars are a 3 point favorite with an O/U of 37.5

Buffalo entered their bye week by beating up the New York Jets and now have an opportunity to put together two wins in a row.  Matt Barkley looked surprisingly competent against what is turning out to be a really bad Jets defense so it will be interesting to see if he can continue to play well against an elite defense like the Jags.  Jacksonville is hurting for a win and doesn’t look anywhere near the team it did last year, especially after blowing a 16 point lead against the Steelers. The Bills are no Steelers, but I think they should keep it close, if not win this game.

Pick is Bills


Seattle Seahawks @ Carolina Panthers

Panthers are a 3.5 point favorite with an O/U of 47.5

Both teams come into this game playing well.  Seattle has lost close games all year and the Panthers have lost two straight coming into this game.  The one thing here is that it’s the Panthers at home, where they haven’t lost a game this year. The Seahawks are coming in rested but Carolina is just a better team when they are home.  They’re more consistent both offensively and defensively at home. I’m going with Carolina at home.

Pick is Panthers