The most important poker-related event – possibly including online poker as well – since the five-card draw tournament aboard the Lauren Belle starts today May 31st when the 2016 World Series of Poker gets underway at the Rio Hotel and Casino, just off the strip in Las Vegas. The top story leading into the WSOP is the possible return of He Who Must Not Be Named. Howard “The Professor” Lederer is currently poker’s biggest heel, and has not appeared in a World Series since 2011, but a post on Daniel Negreanu’s blog may or may not hint to a comeback. Does this mean the Apokerlypse is upon us?
Now that Nyquist is out of the picture, Exaggerator is the Belmont Stakes betting favorite to win the 148th running of the Test of the Champions. And even if Nyquist weren’t still at Pimlico recovering from illness, Exaggerator has already proven he can beat Nyquist, which he actually did at the Preakness Stakes. Now that Exxie has been able to cross that out of his bucket list, what’s to stop him at Belmont? And while there will be no Triple Crown Champion this year, Exaggerator can still join the distinguished club of horses who have won both Preakness and Belmont – and which includes the likes of Pillory, Capot, Nashua, Damascus, Risen Star, Hansel, Tabasco Cat, and others.
England must give up its reputation for being ‘too honest’ and ¬become more streetwise if it wants to make good on its status as soccer betting favorite at the Euro2016, according to 22 year old Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier.
As the series to determine the new Stanley Cup Champions begin, online betting fans have already began to place their wagers on the series and on game 1. For the moment the Pittsburg Penguins have gathered the majority of action at first. This isn’t really any type of surprise, after all they are rightfully considered the favorites, after outlasting the Lightning in 7 grueling games and surviving tough series prior to that against the Rangers and Capitals. Yet the Penguins are yet to face, perhaps, their toughest opponent, and they come in the form of some scary dudes with big beards. The Sharks are not going to enter the Stanley Cup Finals just “happy to be there”, they want to win… badly.
British Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton was among the auto racing betting favorites to win the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix for good reasons, and he delivered for online betting fans who put his money on him. By virtue of winning this race, Hamilton has become one of the few in F1 history to win it more than once, putting on a racing clinic on the Circuit de Monaco to claim his first win of the 2016 season. On the flipside, his Mercedes Benz teammate Nico Rosberg had a comme ci, comme ça evening. He started in second place, and seemed as if sixth was the best he could manage. As a result of this result, Hamilton gets even closer to Rosberg, who still leads the driver rankings.
If you bet on UFC then you surely want to know about the results of Fight Night 88. While the event wasn’t chock-full of star power, UFC betting experts had notion that the featured fighters had it in them to provide for an entertaining viewing experience. Suffice it to say that they can all find jobs in the maternity ward because they delivered big time. In the main event Cody Garbrandt knocked Thomas Almeida out in the first round. Garbrandt danced the Brazilian and gave him a faceful of knuckles, taking only a couple of minutes to take Almeida out.
Not only UFC betting odds are against Urija Faber at UFC 199 – history is too. Faber will go down into the record books for better or for worse at the event. The outcome of his bantamweight championship match versus Dominick Cruz will determine whether or not it will be something he will want to tell his grandchildren about. Faber (33-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) is between a rock and hard place when he faces Cruz (21-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in the June 4th pay-per-view co-headliner at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. A win would make him a UFC championship in a record fourth try challenging for the belt. A defeat, on the other hand, would put “The California Kid” at 0-4 in fights where a UFC title is up for grabs, the worst title-fight record in the history of the company.
Unlike Canelo Alvarez, the Chilean football squad has no problem defending their championship earlier than expected. As people who bet on soccer may or may not be aware of, the Copa America Centenario is a special edition of the tournament meant to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Theoretically speaking, Chile would only have had to defend the title they won last year as hosts until 2019 in Brazil. However, the Copa America Centenario will be held as part of an agreement between CONMEBOL and CONCACAF, and will feature 16 teams instead of the usual 12 now that Costa Rica, Panama, and Haiti have been added to participate.
Luke Rockhold may be the UFC betting favorite, but Michael Bisping would probably win a spelling bee contest between the two. It took all of one minute into the UFC 199 press conference call before middleweight champ Rockhold and No. 1 contender Bisping began to hurl insults and engaged in an ugly shouting match. Rockhold beat Bisping by second round guillotine choke when they first fought in 2014. The UFC title will be up for grabs when they meet again on June 4th. Mention of that first bout came up right away after Rockhold said that he would finish Bisping even more quickly in the rematch in Los Angeles. Rockhold went so far as claiming that he would have defeated Bisping quicker in the first fight if he had accepted a bet where he attempted to wager his purse against his opponent's before the contest.
After two fantastic Conference Finals, online betting fans have now our Stanley Cup Final, as the series will start this coming Monday. The Pittsburg Penguins survived the series against the Tampa bay lightning as it went to an epic game 7, while the Sharks managed to put away the St. Louis Blues in 6. The stage is set and we are in for some exciting hockey action, as the most prestigious trophy on the land awaits a new home. SBG Global Sportsbook has just posted the line and we have our very own exclusive loom into the odds to win big.