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Who's ready for football? Setting two unders for week 1
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The science of creating over/under lines for NFL games is not as arcane or mysterious as it might seem. All we have to do is accurately predict the total yardage for each team and we’ll be on our way to breaking the bank.
Two years later, it’s almost time to cash in that Lucky’s LeBron ticket
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
If you bet on LeBron winning an NBA title in 2011 or 2012, you might be about to cash in
The Spurs' three-game losing streak spices up the NBA playoffs
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
San Antonio's 20-game winning streak was snapped recently; how will it affect betting?
The strange allure of baccarat: 'The cards speak for themselves'
Despite its relatively few players, baccarat can take casino revenue for a wild ride
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Earlier this year, The New York Times published the obituary of John Fairfax of Henderson, a lifelong adventurer and gambling enthusiast who favored baccarat. “Baccarat is equal parts skill and chance,” the Times obit stated. But it was wrong.
Betting baseball's over- and underachievers
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hint: One of the underachievers is named Albert
Winners, losers and break evens from the Kentucky Derby
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Betting on the last two legs of the Triple Crown? Check out our Kentucky Derby roundup
Putting the Dodgers and Nationals to the statistical test
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Do baseball's early leaders have staying power?
Betting hockey or baseball, know how to read between the baked-in lines
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The "other" category, and how to spot pitchers poised for ruin.
Baseball betting's in the air: Time to pore over team season-win totals
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
LVH sports book became the first joint in Las Vegas to post 2012 major league baseball team season-win totals last month.
The road to NCAA Tournament betting success
Pay close attention to teams’ spread success away from home
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Pay close attention to teams’ spread success away from home.
Giving poker a chance on HBO's "Luck'
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Members of the poker subculture are all too eager to rip to shreds any portrayal of the game that fails to live up to their lofty standards regarding authenticity.
Betting: Analyzing the shortened season's effect on NBA totals
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012
Have the books caught on to the sluggish style of play?
Bet the Super Bowl (and the Patriots?)
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
Betting columnist Jeff Haney puts the Giants defense under the microscope.
It's Saints vs. Lions, and Jeff Haney is taking the 'under'
Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012
Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have passed for more than 5,000 yards in a season. Three of them did it this season.
If Mayweather and Pacquiao do fight ... just bet Mayweather
Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011
When the fight of the decade goes down, play it safe with Floyd.
Will the Packers finish undefeated? The numbers say yes
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011
Yeah, the Packers are really, really good. Wanna bet on it?
The best bets in college hoops
Jeff Haney suggests odds to lock in now
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011
Make the savvy bet with a little help from Jeff Haney.
Monday Night Football at three sports books, where betting and rooting interests collide
Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011
Another gentleman, holding a plastic football filled with beer, seemed to come to life when ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski appeared on screen. He stood up, yelled “Ja-Wor-Ski!” and sat down again without another word.
The safest bet on the final WSOP table? No bet
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
With the way the odds are stacked, Jeff Haney recommends staying away from bets on the WSOP final table
Records against the spread unlock the doors to team performance
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011
When the San Francisco 49ers visit Detroit for Sunday’s matchup against the Lions, the game will be hyped as a clash between a pair of NFC division leaders. For bettors, it will have added significance: It’s a showdown between the only two teams in the NFL that are unbeaten against the point spread this season.
Records against the spread unlock the doors to team performance
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
Examining teams’ records against the point spread is a good way to determine which squads are exceeding the expectations of oddsmakers and the betting marketplace, and which teams are falling short of expectations.
Trends, players and teams to watch early in the NFL season
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011
Let's get “Back to Football,” to use the NFL’s hackneyed slogan.
Need a clear picture of college football? Look at the betting lines
Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
Jeff Haney says it's one thing to root for your favorite college team, and quite another to bet on them
Betting: Got a WSOP favorite? Head to a sports book
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Jeff Haney says just because you can get on WSOP players doesn't mean you should
The search for the perfect blackjack game ...
... leads to a lonely northeastern Nevada town
Thursday, June 16, 2011
To reach the optimal site for viewing the curvature of the Earth across the eastern portion of the Great Basin Desert, you proceed two miles west from the center of this small Nevada town until you come to a reservoir atop a small mountain.
NFL drama and the gambler's game
How are Nevada sports books doing?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
It usually goes something like this: “Well, the house did very well on Saturday, but the bettors killed us on Sunday.” Alas, the actual meaning of those comments is the same as Michael Corleone’s final offer to Senator Pat Geary. Nothing.
Handicapping baseball? Pay attention to FIP, not ERA
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Jeff Haney says that when handicapping baseball, FIP, not ERA, is most important
How to bet smart on NBA players
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Jeff Haney reveals the nuances of trying to predict how many points individual players will score in a game.
Don’t pile up money against the slumping Cards and Rays
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
They can’t lose forever, can they?
Objective analysis: March Madness betting
Three tips to help you come out on the winning end at the window
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Three tips to help you come out on the winning end at the window.
Where to enjoy the tourney Vegas-style
Somewhere between fancy soirees and $1 hot dogs lies March Madness nirvana
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Most bettors are here for the party. Want to gamble? Go Downtown.
Why NCAA tourney bettors should stick with marquee teams
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
We all love a Cinderella story, but long shots rarely pay off.
Bet on the Super Bowl with your head, not your heart
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011
Learn how to think like a professional gambler before you place your Big Game bets.
At the betting window, extreme is in
So far, scores back up the theory that no line is too large a risk when wagering on NFL’s best or worst teams
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009
A major undercurrent of the football betting season has been driven by the notion that the gap between the haves and the have-nots in the NFL has not been bigger in recent memory.
Surprising Cincinnati looking like a good bet
As season heads into final stretch, NFL offers few surprises
Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009
With the homestretch of the NFL season in sight, nearly all of pro football’s divisional races are playing out true to expected form.
How likely Colts, Saints are to go 16-0
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009
With the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints undefeated through 10 regular-season NFL games, several proposition wagers in Las Vegas are asking whether either team — or both — will finish the job and post a perfect record.
Sports writer Jerry Izenberg unabashedly old-school
Veteran sports writer has harsh words for some on TV and the Internet, says newspapers are still the best way to stay informed
Monday, Nov. 23, 2009
Our profile of author and longtime sports writer Jerry Izenberg that appeared in the Sun last month was designed to be just that: a look at an engaging local personality, a nationally recognized figure who recently took up residence in Henderson.
Officially, they want to be regulated, but ...
Unofficially, large online poker sites have the best of both worlds
Friday, Nov. 20, 2009
The state of the online poker business in America is ... still muddled.
World Series of Poker shows new breed of poker pros
Popularity of game has led to legit card players popping up from all lines of work
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
The thumbnail sketches of the two ultimate survivors at last week’s World Series of Poker final table were familiar to anyone who follows the game.
Talk turns to Manny Pacquiao fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
‘Whole world’ wants to see it, Pacquiao’s trainer says
Monday, Nov. 16, 2009
Grandiose pronouncements were uttered about when and where negotiations would begin for a proposed fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Boxers, others weigh in
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009
After turning pro as a 106-pounder in 1995, Manny Pacquiao has won world championships in six weight divisions and could win a seventh by taking Miguel Cotto’s welterweight belt.
Pricing out wagers on Pacquiao-Cotto
Friday, Nov. 13, 2009
I would not go so far as to call the betting line mispriced in Saturday’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand, particularly as it continues to drift higher in favor of Pacquiao.
One for the ages
Pacquiao-Cotto match drawing international attention, might set pay-per-view record
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009
When Manny Pacquiao was hailed as the hottest boxer in the sport at Wednesday’s prefight news conference at the MGM Grand, it was not just lip service.
Fight snapshot: Predictions for Pacquiao-Cotto
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009
‘A chip and a chair’ axiom proven again at World Series of Poker
Winner’s comeback recalls improbable 1982 win of Jack Straus
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009
The night before play began at the final table of the World Series of Poker, I spoke with Tony Shelton, seeking a vintage Las Vegas perspective on the tournament.
Fight snapshot: Arum takes a pot shot during Pacquiao training
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009
Miguel Cotto camp says big cut in June fight an asset now
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009
In broad terms, Saturday’s showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto shapes up as a classic clash of speed versus power.
Fight snapshot: Pacquiao is a hit with Jimmy Kimmel, and vice versa
Monday, Nov. 9, 2009
Fight snapshot: Reviewing "24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto," episode 3
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009
Freddie Roach talks tough; Manny Pacquiao backs it up
Boxing trainer a master of getting under the other guy's skin, says he'll take any advantage he can get
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009
Freddie Roach has earned a reputation as boxing’s finest trainer. More than this, in recent years Roach has become a master of psychological gamesmanship. Roach has developed a knack for making just the right remark to get into the heads of his opposition before a fight, for playing those mind games — “pushing the barriers, planting seeds,” as ringside color commentator John Lennon put it.

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