The Gamblers Corner 2/19/2018

Updated: February 19, 2018

The Gamblers Corner 2/19/2018

A source for quick news and notes around the world of gambling, including local and offshore.

NBA All-Star Break: Team Lebron vs Team Curry

The NBA All-Star break has come and gone and Team Lebron was able to pull out the victory in a rather entertaining contest. James was also named the MVP of the All-Star game for the third time in his career. A slightly more competitive contest this year which made the game more enjoyable to watch.

States Are Placing Their Bets on the Supreme Court

Cash-strapped states appear to be wagering that sports betting will be legal sooner rather than later in the US. At least 20 states have created some form of legislation laying the groundwork for legal sports betting should the Supreme Court rule in New Jerseys favor in Christie v. NCAA.
A decision is expected by the middle of March and many are predicting a favorable outcome for Christie. States are looking to get ahead of the game and have set up the process that could be enacted soon after the decision. New Jersey is obviously pretty confident at this point as they have already begun encouraging potential operators to go ahead and get their applications in for licensing. Will be interesting to see how quickly or widespread app use becomes like in Las Vegas versus brick and mortar establishments.

MLB Spring Training; Baseball is Here

MLB Sping Training is off and underway. Grapefruit League games begin Friday 2/23 with a host of games around the league. Be sure to check out your futures section for win totals on your favorite teams.

Daytona Winner A Huge Longshot

The Daytona 500 was run over the weekend and Austin Dillion took the checkered flag as a +4000 longshot. A $100 bettor is now looking at how to spend a cool 4 grand. Dillion won driving the No. 3 car made famous by Hall of Fame driver Dale Earnhardt. Dillion’s victory comes exactly 17 years to the day that the legend was killed in a horrific last-lap accident at Daytona.

Looking Offshore- Bonuses, Payouts and Anything Else

Most reports I’ve seen have been generally positive around the offshore industry regarding payouts. The only exception to this is starting to see quite a few issues and complaints with Bitcoin only sportsbook Nitrogen. Many complaining of slow pays and extra hoops being required during payout process. Solvency issues, something with the processors or just poor customer service? Proceed with caution when viewing this book as a deposit option.

Seeing lightning fast payout reports from most of the major shops around the industry when requested in BTC. Several reports with almost all of them under 24 hours and several in as little as one hour. Even seeing bitcoin payouts from within days which is often rare from the Jazz group.

Read a report of SBG no longer processing payouts with BTC so please check before making any decisions with that group.

Plenty of good bonuses available from large and small books. Best of the bigs may be from Bovada who is offering a 50% match bonus up to $500. This particular bonus has a 5x rollover for sports wagers. Casino players can get a 150% match bonus for their action. Always make sure to read and understand all the terms when accepting any bonus from a book.