Sports Handicapping Articles
Updated list of all of Doc's Sports Articles.
Circa Sports Expands to Its Third Sports Betting Market
by Dave Schwab - 10/18/2021
Derek Stevens has earned the reputation of taking risks as a sports bettor. On more than one occasion, he wagered a substantial amount of money on each of the 32 opening round games of the annual men’s college basketball NCAA Tournament.
Ask the Bookie Show with Raphael Esparza: How and When to Watch and Interact
by Docsports.com - 10/15/2021
Doc’s Sports is proud to boast the most successful and diverse group of handicappers in the sports information industry. One of our longest-serving handicappers, Raphael Esparza, is a former sportsbook director at several of Las Vegas’ premier sportsbooks as well as serving as a global oddsmaker.
A Closer Look at the Legal Sports Betting Market in Nevada
by Dave Schwab - 10/11/2021
Legal sports betting in the state of Nevada dates all the way back to 1931 when gambling in general first become legal. For the next 87 years, gambling towns such as Las Vegas and Reno enjoyed a virtual monopoly when it came to legal gambling in the US.
Two More States Will Offer Retail Sports Betting for Football Season
by Dave Schwab - 10/4/2021
The calendar has turned the page to October with close to 30 states now offering sports betting in some form. Along with the all the weekly action from college football and the NFL, the start of this season’s MLB playoffs can add a boost to the weekly betting handle.
Caesars Sportsbook Continues to Expand Market Presence in Louisiana
by Dave Schwab - 9/27/2021
As Louisiana continues to work through the regulatory process to launch legal sports betting in most of the state, Caesars Entertainment is pulling out all the stops to build its market presence ahead of going live. The Reno-based gaming and entertainment giant already has a strong casino gaming-presence in the state, highlighted by Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel & Casino. This land-based casino venue first opened in the Big Easy back in 1999.
DraftKings Brings Micro Sports Betting to Several US Markets
by Dave Schwab - 9/20/2021
The majority of the betting action in the US market still centers on straight bets involving a game’s point spread and total line. This is especially true during football and basketball season. Betting the money line is another popular market when it comes to wagering on baseball, hockey and soccer.
Las Vegas Gaming Companies Go All In for the Upcoming Football Season
by Dave Schwab - 9/6/2021
It is no big secret that football is the biggest betting sport in the rapidly expanding US sports betting market. College football creates a huge betting handle each week only to be surpassed by the NFL. Combined, football accounts for the lion’s share of money spent on betting the games. Prior to 2018, most of football’s betting volume was booked through offshore sportsbooks catering to US players through an online betting platform.
ESPN is Making Plans to Launch Its Own Sportsbook
by Dave Schwab - 8/30/2021
Strategic partnerships between US media properties and US-based sportsbooks are rather common in the industry. There is a natural synergy between the two parties as a built-in vehicle to promote the betting site.Earlier this year, 888 Holdings as the parent company for a popular UK sportsbook joined forces with Authentic Brands. The two sides are working on a mobile betting app for a Sports Illustrated Sportsbook. The initial launch of that betting brand is set for Colorado sometime this year.
Parlay Calculator - Doc's Sports Free Parlay Odds Calculator
by Doc's Sports - 8/26/2021
Below is a free Parlay calculator from Doc’s Sports. A parlay calculator can be a very useful tool when trying to determine the value of a parlay bet. To use this particular parlay calculator is very easy. First, type in the moneylines for each of the different wagers that you are including in your parlay. If you are trying to parlay games with spreads just type in -110 – unless your book has the juice as something different - for that wager against the spread.
July Cools Off the Normally Hot US Sports Betting Industry
by Dave Schwab - 8/23/2021
You can call it the calm before the storm, but the US sports betting industry was slower than expected during the month of July. The two biggest measures of this industry on a monthly basis are the total betting handle and total betting revenue. The sports betting handle is a measure of total betting volume in dollars. A sportsbook revenue is the money made on that handle.
US Federal Officials Approve New Florida Seminole Gaming Compact
by Dave Schwab - 8/10/2021
The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has cleared the way for legal sports betting in the state of Florida. This was part of a new gaming compact between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s Seminole Tribe. The new 30 year compact was the result of ongoing negotiations between the governor and Florida’s only gaming tribe.
Betting on BetMGM in the Legal US Sports Betting Industry
by Dave Schwab - 8/2/2021
The legal sports betting industry in the US market is currently controlled by three major players. FanDuel has been able to establish itself as the No. 1 sportsbook based on market share. It controls more than 30% of the business.
Top US Sportsbooks Invest in Florida Sports Betting Ballot Initiative
by Dave Schwab - 7/19/2021
will be regulated is still up in the air. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis struck a deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida in a new gaming compact. The new 30-year deal would maintain the tribe’s current monopoly on all forms of gaming within the state, including legal sports betting.
Arizona Ramps Things Up for Legal Sports Betting Launch
by Dave Schwab - 7/13/2021
The Phoenix Suns are battling the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2021 NBA title just as the state of Arizona prepares to offer legal sports betting within its borders. Suns’ fans may not be able get their bets placed in that best-of-seven NBA Finals showdown. Yet, sports fans across the state should be able to get in on all the action of the upcoming football season in early September.
Legal US Books Weigh-In on Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
by Dave Schwab - 6/28/2021
It was not that long ago when the only way you could wager on entertainment betting props was through an offshore sportsbook. The rapid expansion of the legal US sports betting industry has changed the game across a number of different markets.
DraftKings Promotes AGA’s ‘Have A Game Plan’ Program
by Dave Schwab - 6/22/2021
As the legal US sports betting industry continues to expand at an accelerated pace, industry leaders such as DraftKings Inc. recognize the need for programs that promote safe sports betting practices. The company is also committed to allocating financial resources to address problem gambling issues.
DraftKings Expands Its Online Casino With DK Craps
by Dave Schwab - 6/15/2021
DraftKings first gained notoriety as Daily Fantasy Sports site. When legal online sports betting started popping up in states such as New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the company quickly shifted gears to develop and market a mobile sportsbook app.
Legal Sports Betting in Florida and New York Heats Up With the Summer Months
by Dave Schwab - 6/8/2021
More than 20 states plus the District of Columbia currently offer legal betting on sports in some form. The biggest industry news these days is which states will be able to join that list in time for the upcoming football season in the NFL and college ranks.
BetMGM Forms Multi-Year Partnership With the Baltimore Ravens
by Dave Schwab - 5/25/2021
Ahead of the upcoming 2021 NFL regular season, the Baltimore Ravens will have their first sponsorship deal in place with a sports betting company. Through a recent BetMGM company release, the two parties announced the new multi-year partnership.
WANTED: Arkansas Based Sports Bar Liaison – Dinner and Drinks on Us!
by Docsports.com - 5/20/2021
The backbone of the company is Doc’s annual publication, Doc’s Sports Journal. Since the 1970s, this pocket-sized NFL and college football schedule and information booklet has been a mainstay in Nevada sports books and casinos, as well as in sports bars, card rooms and newsstands across America.
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