Bet on the World Series of Poker

Gif Banners

The World Series of Poker begins today and the betting odds
give investors sundry opportunities. Most of the key action for poker handicappers will commence in mid-to-late

One can ante on whether or not Phil Helmuth
gets his 12th bracelet at the WSOP. Sports
bettors can also wager whether or not Doyle Brunson or Johnny Chan will be
awarded their 11th bracelet. But NewBodog allows
the interesting proposition bet of one or the other, neither, or both getting
the bracelet.

Event 45 is the $50,000 buy in HORSE event. Which player
will last the longest? Daniel Negreanu, Barry Greenstein,
and Phil Ivey are the co-favorites at 9/2. The next group to have the wining poker strategy at 6/1 is
Doyle Brunson, Patrik Antonius,
Allen Cunningham, and Freddy Deeb. Coming up the
rear, Eli Elerza, David Williams, and Chris Ferguson
are all at 15/2.

Which celebrity poker player will win the most money in
Event 54? James Woods, Jennifer Tilly, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, and Shannon Elizabeth are the favorites
at 5/1. Long forgotten Boris Becker, Don Cheadle, Ben
Affleck, and Norm McDonald are 9/1.

Odds are also posted on Tobey
McGuire, Ray Romano, Jason Alexander, Montel
Williams, Brad Garrett, Sully Erna, Jose Conseco, Lennox Lewis, Hank Azaria
and Penn Gillette.

Betting odds on the Sex in
the City
movie, propositions on the National
Spelling Bee
and the possibility of an NFL
are among the possibilities at various sportsbooks.



National Spelling Bee Odds

Cuban Crafters Cigars


     BetUs Sportsbook Posts
Odds on All Things Scripps National Spelling Bee

NEW YORK May 20, 2008 – Young students from across the US and Canada will
have to out-spell 287 other middle school students beginning May 29 if they’re
going to take home a trophy, $35,000 in cash and recognition as the best
speller in the country at the 2008 Scripps Spelling Bee in Washington.

The buzz surrounding the “Bee” as it’s known in intellectual and crazed
parental circles has grown exponentially in recent years, and in 2008, the hype
is ready to explode.  People are completely mesmerized by the spectacle of
nerdy stardom and nowhere else is this more evident than in the huge up-tick in
site traffic at the largest, most successful sportsbook on the web BetUsby site users
looking to wager on every possible scenario regarding the world’s largest
educational challenge.

BetUs Sportsbook posted odds on every possible Bee scenario –
including whether the winner will be wearing the stereotypical studious costume
of spectacular spectacles!  Whoa, try spelling that three times fast!!!!!!

Oddsmakers at BetUs
posted the following odds on all things Scripps National
Spelling Bee:

Gender of winner
Male 5/7
Female 1/1

Winner to wear glasses
Yes 1/1
No 5/7

Length of winning word
Over 8.5 2/3
Under 8.5 11/10

For more sports and entertainment odds, visit BetUs Sportsbook


A new generation of recreational gamers is emerging across North America. 
BetUsis a
leading online sports betting and sports wagering entertainment website,
providing a safe and secure place for online gambling for over a decade. BetUs Sportsbook is
recognized as one of the oldest and most respected online entertainment companies,
offering the level of experience and industry expertise unmatched by any other
sportsbook.  With more than 15 years as respected industry leaders, you
can bet on all of your favorite sports, play in our Vegas-style casino or enjoy
entertainment-based wagers surrounding mainstream pop culture. BetUs Sportsbook employs over 500 people and offers service to
more than 100,000 clients.   For more information visit BetUs Sportsbook

Odds Posted On NFL Lockout Possibilities

Posts Odds on Outcome of NFL Owner’s Opt-Out

NEW YORK May 6, 2008 –   The NFL officially notified its players
union on Tuesday that it will opt out of the current collective bargaining
agreement, which could lead to a season without a salary cap in 2010 and a
possible lockout in 2011.

With fans on edge, wondering about the state of their beloved league and what
the possible consequences of Tuesday’s decision might be, the largest most
successful sportsbook on the web, BetUs has
once again beaten everyone to the punch and come to their aid with odds and predictions
of possible outcomes.

”With all of the traffic we’ve had since the announcement on Tuesday, one thing
is very, very clear,” stated BetUs Sportsbook spokesman
Reed Richards.  “Fans are sick and tired of being put through the
ringer.  It’s simply not fair to ask them to wait with bated breath for
three seasons wondering if there’ll be a lockout at the start of each.  As
such, we’re putting all of our predictive and
analytical prowess on the line in order to give them some semblance of what
might happen.”

Oddsmakers at BetUs
posted the following odds in reaction to the NFL owner’s announcement on

NFLPA Strike before start of 2011 season
Yes 6/1
NFL ‘09’10’11 seasons delayed (odds on each)
2009 NFL Season Delayed
Yes 15/1
2010 NFL Season Delayed
Yes 10/1
2011 NFL Season Delayed
Yes 4/1
Roger Goodell Resigns Before 2011 Season
Yes 6/1
Roger Goodell Fired before 2011 season
Yes 3/1
NFLPA Locked out by 2011 season
Yes 2/1
Odds on cancellation of ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Super Bowl
2009 Super Bowl Canceled
Yes 50/1
2010 Super Bowl Canceled
Yes  35/1
2011 Super Bowl Canceled
Yes 10/1

For more sports and entertainment odds, visit


A new generation of recreational gamers is emerging across North America. 
BetUs Sportsbook is a
leading online sports betting and sports wagering entertainment website,
providing a safe and secure place for online gambling for over a decade. BetUs Sportsbook is recognized as one of the oldest and most
respected online entertainment companies, offering the level of experience and
industry expertise unmatched by any other sportsbook.  With more than 15
years as respected industry leaders, you can bet on all of your favorite
sports, play in our Vegas-style casino or enjoy entertainment-based wagers
surrounding mainstream pop culture. BetUs employs
over 500 people and offers service to more than 100,000 clients.  
For more information visit BetUs Sportsbook

Newest Preseason NCAAF Publications Out

The Jim Hurley Network, Kelso Sturgeon, Nick Bogdanovich and “T Sal” Tony Salinas AKA, Vegas Sports Masters, are the last of
the Mohicans.

I was checking out the first college football preview to
hit the newsstands, Lindy’s and the number of touts, not to mention top sports handicappers has diminished.
Only the aforesaid conglomerate advertises in the publications once greatly
sought after by many a sports

No Jim Feist, Scott Sprietzer,
Jonathan Stone, Sports Advisors, Al DeMarco, Mike
Wynn or Stevie Budin.

While others came before and more after, nobody wins sports bets like the handicappers at

Monday NBA and NHL Playoffs

There are two playoff games on the schedule for Monday night, and they’re
both going to be played in Detroit.
For the winners, check out the top sports
Joe Duffy at Here’s a look at the Pistons and Wings in your
playoff gameday:

Celtics at
8:30pm ET

The Pistons might have all the recent postseason experience, but they now
find themselves down 2-1 to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. Boston
opened the series with an 88-79 win at home, but Detroit
bounced back to knock off the Celtics 103-97 in Game 2 in Boston.
Game 3 was played back in Detroit
on Saturday night, with the Celtics looking to pick up their very first road
victory of the playoffs. Boston
roared out to a 50-32 lead at the break in that contest, and then cruised from
there to the 94-80 win. Kevin Garnett led the way with 22 points and 13
rebounds for Boston on Saturday,
while Ray Allen was good for 14 points. Paul Pierce had only 11 points on
4-of-6 shooting in the win. Richard Hamilton poured in 26 points in the loss
for Detroit, Rodney Stuckey
contributed 17 points off the bench, and Rasheed Wallace picked up 12 points.

Despite Boston’s success on the
road in Game 3 the oddsmakers still opened the Pistons as 5.5-point home
favorites for Game 4. The contest’s total was opened at 175.

Penguins at
Red Wings,
8:00pm ET

The Penguins rolled through the Eastern Conference side of the NHL playoffs,
but it looks like they’ll find the going tougher against the Red Wings in the
Stanley Cup final. Detroit got a
pair of goals from Mikael Samuelsson
on Saturday night as they rolled to a 4-0 win in the opening game of the
championship series; Samuelsson had scored just two
goals over the first three rounds of the playoffs. Dan Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for the Red Wings late in the
third period to secure the victory. Detroit’s
stifling defense allowed netminder Chris Osgood to
have a relaxing evening – he had to make just 19 saves for the shutout. Pens
counterpart Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 of 36 shots
in the loss. Detroit forward Johan Franzen sat out Game 1 with his head injury, while veterans
Chris Chelios (Wings) and Gary Roberts (Penguins)
were both scratches.

The oddsmakers like the Red Wings’ chances of taking a 2-0 lead in this
series, as they opened as -170 home favorites for Monday night. The total for
the game opened at 5.5.

NASCAR Betting

Bet at 5Dimes

Kyle Busch will be looking to extend his lead atop the driver standings on
May 25 when the Sprint Cup Series invades Lowe’s Motor Speedway for this season’s
Coca-Cola 600. Check out the latest online sportsbook

Busch got his third victory of the year on May 10 at Darlington Raceway, as
he took the checkered flag in the Dodge Challenger 500. Busch had previously
won both the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta
and the Aaron’s 499 at Talladega,
and he now leads the driver standings by 79 points on Jeff Burton. Busch has
seven Top-5 finishes through 11 races.

Carl Edwards was second at Darlington, followed by
Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and David Ragan.
Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin, Travis Kvapil, Dave Blaney, and Burton
rounded out the day’s Top 10. Jamie McMurray ended up in 11th place,
Kurt Busch was 12th, Jimmie Johnson was 13th, Martin Truex Jr. was 14th, and Clint Bowyer was 15th.

Tony Stewart finished back in 21st place in the Dodge Challenger
500, while Kevin Harvick wound up in 39th
place, and Greg Biffle’s car troubles dropped him
into 43rd.

Earnhardt Jr. sits third in the driver standings
after 11 races; he’s 134 points behind leader Kyle Busch. Hamlin moved up two
spots into fourth place with his result at Darlington,
while Bowyer rounds out the Top 5 of the points race.
Johnson, Edwards, Stewart, Harvick, Gordon, Biffle, and Ragan are the rest of the standings’ current Top
12. Ryan Newman (13th) and Kasey Kahne (14th) have both fallen out of Chase

Casey Mears sits in 27th place in the current standings, but he’s
the defending Coca-Cola 500 champion. Gordon won the Bank of America 500 at
Lowe’s last season, while Kahne won both Lowe’s races
in 2006. Johnson has five Cup victories at Lowe’s on his resume – he won the
Coca-Cola 600 in 2003, then swept the events in 2004
and 2005.

Gordon has won three other times at Lowe’s – in 1997, 1998, and 1999. Burton
and Mark Martin also have multiple Cup victories on that track; Burton
won there in 1999 and 2001, while Martin turned the trick in 1998 and 2002.
Stewart (2003), Kenseth (2000), McMurray (2002), and
Bobby Labonte (2000) have also earned Lowe’s

It’s Edwards, though, that has been pegged as the Vegas favorite to get the
victory in the Coca-Cola 600 this weekend – he’s listed at just 6/1 odds to
take the checkered flag. Gordon, Johnson, Earnhardt
Jr., and Kyle Busch are all right behind him at 7/1 odds, with Stewart and
Hamlin rounding out the top level of contenders at 10/1 odds.

Biffle sits at 11/1 odds for the Coca-Cola 600,
with Kenseth at 17/1, Kahne
at 19/1, and six drivers at 20/1 – Newman, Kurt Busch, Martin, Burton, Harvick, and Bowyer. Truex Jr. is
back of that group at 22/1, with Mears and McMurray pegged at 40/1 odds to win.

Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch are still tied as 3/1
favorites to win the Sprint Cup this season, with Edwards at 5/1, Johnson at
6/1, and Gordon at 8/1. Hamlin is next on that list at 9/1, and he’s followed
by Stewart (10/1), Bowyer (10/1), Harvick (15/1), Burton
(15/1), and Biffle (15/1). Kenseth
is the last top championship contender; he’s at 18/1.

After spending two weeks at Lowe’s Motor Speedway the drivers of the Sprint
Cup Series will head to Dover International Speedway for the Best Buy 400 on
June 1. Other June events include the Pocono 500 at Pocono, the LifeLock 400 at Michigan,
the Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Infineon,
and the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire.

Tuesday Beting Previews

Daniel Cabrera and the Baltimore Orioles will be looking to knock Mike
Mussina and the New York Yankees for a loss Tuesday night. Here’s a preview in
your MLB Gameday. GodsTips, the top sports handicapper in America
nailed underdog Atlanta today to
make it 13-4 with Wise Guy plays. Tonight’s card has more Wise Guy winners. Click now to

Orioles at
New York
7:05pm ET
Daniel Cabrera (4-1, 3.58 ERA) vs. Mike Mussina (6-3, 3.99 ERA)

Cabrera has won two games in a row and four of his past six starts. The righthander held the Red Sox to three earned runs on 10
hits over seven innings last Wednesday to secure his fourth victory of the
season. Back on April 18 against the Yankees Cabrera surrendered just two
earned runs on six hits over six innings to earn himself
the win.

Mussina has won five starts in a row, and he hasn’t given up more than three
runs in an outing since April 17 versus the Red Sox. The veteran righthander last pitched on May 14 versus the Rays, holding
the opposition to just one earned run on five hits over his 6 1-3 innings of
work. Mussina has not faced his former Baltimore
teammates this year.

Los Angeles
Angels at
Blue Jays,
7:07pm ET
John Lackey (0-0, 1.29 ERA) vs. Dustin McGowan (2-3, 4.38 ERA)

Lackey finally made his season debut on May 14 against the White Sox, and he
looked as sharp as ever. The righthander missed the
first month and a half of the season recovering from a strained triceps, but he
held Chicago to one earned run on
six hits over seven strong innings of work. Lackey walked one and struck out
four in that outing.

McGowan was pounded by the Indians back on May 10 – he surrendered nine
earned runs on nine hits over 3 2-3 innings to take his third loss of the
season. However, the righthander bounced back versus
the Twins last time out, holding the opposition to two earned runs on two hits
over five innings. McGowan earned a no-decision in that game.

Diamondbacks at
7:10pm ET
Micah Owings (5-1, 3.81 ERA) vs. Mark Hendrickson (5-2, 3.91 ERA)

Owings got back into the win column for the Diamondbacks in his last start (on
May 14), holding the Rockies scoreless on five hits over
six innings of work. The righthander had gone 0-1
with two no-decisions over his previous three outings after picking up a win in
each of his first four starts. Owings has allowed three or fewer runs in six of
eight starts.

Hendrickson earned the win in four of his first five starts this season, but
since then he’s gone just 1-1 with two no-decisions. The lefthander is coming
off a loss to the Reds in which he allowed four earned runs on eight hits (and
five walks) in just five innings of work. Hendrickson’s last victory came back
on May 2 in a home start versus the Padres.

San Francisco
Giants at
Rockies, 8:35pm ET
Tim Lincecum (5-1, 1.92 ERA) vs. Aaron Cook
(6-2, 2.82 ERA)

Lincecum continues to be the star of the Giants’
pitching staff, as he’s allowed three or fewer earned runs in each of his nine
outings so far this season. The righthander is coming
off a victory over the Astros (six innings pitched, three earned runs), but his
only defeat came on April 29 versus the Rockies (seven
innings pitched, three earned runs).

Cook got the victory in that April 29 contest against San
– he surrendered just two unearned runs on
10 hits over seven innings in that outing, fanning three. The righthander had a personal six-game winning streak snapped
against the D-Backs last time out, as he gave up five earned runs on 10 hits
over five innings to take the defeat.

Latest Odds For Dancing With the Stars

Bet at 5Dimes

What a week sportsbooks
have in store insofar as betting television events. As she was from the
beginning, Krist Yamaguchi is the overwhelming
favorite to win “Dancing
With the Stars
”. The Las Vegas
odds have her as an overwhelming 1/4 favorite.

Like Dancing with the Stars, the original favorite to win
American Idol is alive as the final show gets ready to air. However the
American Idol betting odds now have David Archuleta as the +145 underdog. The
other David, David Cook is the favorite to be the Goliath at -190.

In other sports
news, Big Brown has already been posted as a -275 to win the Belmont Stakes
and take home the Triple Crown.

Hillary Clinton insists to not yet count her out of the
race for US
. She is a 10/1 long shot, while Barack Obama is 5/7 and John
McCain is 5/4. Libertarian candidate Bob Barr may take away just enough votes
to ensure Obama wins.

Tout Wayne Allyn Root though is
also a finalist for the Libertarian nominee. Intrade
gives Obama a prohibitive 57 percent chance of winning the White House,
compared to just 38.9 for McCain and a mere four-percent for Clinton.

Sports Betting Sunday Previews

Bet at 5Dimes

Chien-Ming Wang and the New York Yankees will be
looking to knock off the rival New York Mets when they meet on Sunday night.
Here’s a preview in your MLB Gameday

Indians at
1:15pm ET
Cliff Lee (6-0, 0.67 ERA) vs. Edinson Volquez (6-1, 1.12 ERA)

Everyone keeps waiting for Lee to stumble, but the Tribe’s surprise stud
just keeps putting zeroes on the scoreboard. The lefthander was actually denied
a win in his last outing versus the Blue Jays, but he still tossed nine innings
of shutout baseball in that outing. Overall Lee is 6-0 on the season, and his
ERA is down to a ridiculously-low 0.67.

Volquez is basically Lee’s National League
counterpart – no one expected him to be this good this season. The righthander has yet to give up more than a single earned
run in an outing in 2008, and his only loss came on May 2 when he allowed two
runs (just one earned) versus the Braves. Volquez
dominated the Marlins in his most recent start. The top sports service in America,
GodsTips has a Major play on the side selection on this game. Click now to

Los Angeles
Dodgers at
Los Angeles
3:35pm ET
Derek Lowe (2-3, 4.62 ERA) vs. Jered Weaver
(2-5, 4.86 ERA)

Lowe will be pitching on just three days’ rest in this contest, as scheduled
starter Brad Penny was scratched with a sore arm. Lowe has given up four or
more earned runs in each of his past three outings, which has boosted his ERA
up to 4.62 on the season. The righthander last won on
April 23, when he shut down the D-Backs over five innings.

Weaver has been up-and-down this season. The young righthander
surrendered eight earned runs over just 3 1-3 innings in his start versus the
Royals on May 7, but he then held the White Sox scoreless on one hit over seven
innings in his most recent outing. Weaver hasn’t earned a victory since he got
past the struggling Tigers back on April 27.

Tigers at
4:10pm ET
Nate Robertson (1-4, 6.04
ERA) vs. Randy Johnson (3-1, 5.40 ERA)

Robertson is coming off his best performance of the season, as he held the
Royals to two earned runs over seven innings on May 13. However, the lefthander
failed to pick up a victory in that contest; his only win of the season so far
came back on May 1 versus the Yankees when he surrendered four earned runs over
5 2-3 innings pitched.

Johnson has given up eight earned runs over just 11 innings in his past two
starts, but the Diamondbacks’ offense helped him earn victories in each of
those outings. The veteran lefthander has allowed at least four earned runs in
four of his six starts so far in 2008, but he’s managed to strike out 32
batters while walking 11 over his 31 2-3 innings.

New York
Mets at
New York
8:05pm ET
Oliver Perez (3-3, 4.61 ERA) vs. Chien-Ming
Wang (6-1, 2.90 ERA)

This IL matchup is always popular among the sportsbooks. Perez got back into the
win column last time out, holding the Reds to three earned runs on just three
hits over six innings of work. The lefthander had struggled in his previous
three outings (all losses), with his worst start happening against the Pirates
on April 30 when he surrendered seven runs (two earned) and was yanked after
just 1 2-3 innings.

Wang was finally tagged with his first loss of the season on May 7 versus
the Indians (three earned runs over seven innings), and he took a no-decision
against the Rays in his most recent outing. The righthander,
though, gave up just one earned run on seven hits over seven innings versus Tampa,
which dropped his ERA down to 2.90 this year.

Handicapping Preview of 2008 Preakness

Online Horse Betting

The 133rd running of the Preakness
goes at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday,
as Big Brown tries to add the second jewel of the Triple Crown to his growing
list of accomplishments.

Big Brown dominated at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, easily winning the
Kentucky Derby by 4 ¾ lengths. The Derby
victory maintained Big Brown’s perfect record, which now sits at 4-0. Big Brown
will break from the seventh post at the Preakness,
which has held five wins in the past 19 years.  It will be a shocker if
Big Brown doesn’t make it 5-0 at Pimlico on Saturday,
especially as a huge ½ race favorite.

Big Brown won the Derby so
easily that only one other horse that raced at Churchill Downs will also be
racing at Pimlico on Saturday. That lone horse is Gayego, who didn’t even challenge in the Derby,
finishing well back in 17th place out of 20 horses. This will be the
first time since 1980 that only two horses from the Derby
will compete in the Preakness. The two returnees in
1980 were Codex and Derby winner
Genuine Risk, with Codex winning in an upset.

Before Gayego became a late Preakness
addition, the No. 1 challenger to Big Brown appeared to be Behindatthebar,
who was listed at 10/1. Things quickly changed on Friday after Behindatthebar became a late scratch from the race due to a
bruised front left foot. This was the second horse to bow out after Recapturetheglory was force to withdraw due to a fever.

With Behindatthebar out, the odds quickly rise after
the top two with a pair of horses – Kentucky Bear and Yankee Bravo – both
listed at 15/1. Kentucky Bear doesn’t have a Stakes race win under his belt
this season, which makes him unlikely to win his first at the Preakness. Yankee Bravo won the California Derby earlier
this year, but followed that up with a fourth place in the Santa Anita Derby
and a third place in the Louisiana Derby. Yankee Bravo may not have the speed
to keep up with Big Brown and the rest of the race leaders.

The nation’s top sports
Joe Duffy of GodsTips has the top four finishers in order at

Among the rest of the field, the strongest horse with a chance to upset Big
Brown looks to be Hey Byrn at 20/1. Hey Byrn has raced against Big Brown once this season in the
Florida Derby where he finished in fourth place, while Big Brown went on to the
winner’s circle. However, Hey Byrn did win the Holy
Bull Stakes last month, which is run at the same distance as the Preakness.

Pimlico Race Course – Preakness Stakes Odds

Big Brown ½
Gayego 8/1
Behindatthebar – Scratched
Kentucky Bear 15/1
Yankee Bravo 15/1
Hey Byrn 20/1
Macho Again 20/1
Giant Moon 30/1
Icabad Crane 30/1
Racecar Rhapsody 30/1
Riley Tucker 30/1
Stevil 30/1
Tres Borrachos 30