Odds continue to favour a continuation of the rally in UAE markets

Gulf News – <!– (S) –>The week’s high to low anger was the smallest in 16 weeks, reflecting investor uncertainty The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) stopped last week basically flat, up only 15.32 or 0.40 per cent to close at 3,882.93. Volume almost matched the prior week, while market breadth was on the bullish side, with 22 advancing issues and 12 declining.The week’s high to low anger was … Read the rest

Aggies lose to UNLV in overtime, 79-77

LAS VEGAS (ABC 4 Sports) – Despite 24 points from David Collette, the Utah State basketball team loses in overtime to UNLV, 79-77. LAS VEGAS (ABC 4 Sports) – Utah State men’s basketball had its chances to win, yet was sunk by a pair of last-second free throws and fell 79-77 in overtime at UNLV on Saturday night. The loss drops the Aggies to 11-8 on the year and 4-3 … Read the rest

Gambling addiction common in Alabama

The Rev. Roger Olsen once was a compulsive gambler. Now he works to educate others and assist people with similar problems.Olsen, resource development coordinator at the Alabama Council on Compulsive Gambling, says nearly 1 % of the general population in Alabama has a gambling problem. Moreover, he said, Alabama has the highest number per capita of sports betting in the whole entire United States. Gambling occurs in many forms, such … Read the rest

Planned Massachusetts casinos, slot parlor a mounting threat to Rhode Island

The last round of the casino lottery game in Massachusetts begins in earnest Friday, when the initial gambling license applications are due for a casino in Southeastern Massachusetts. Bay State lawmakers in 2011 authorized four gambling licenses — three full casino permits and one slots-only permit. The commonwealth created the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to oversee the licensing process. The winning license could determine how complex it will be for Rhode … Read the rest

Philadelphia Eagles: Odds of Each Offensive Player Returning in 2015

Charles Krupa/Associated Press If last offseason showed Philadelphia Eagles fans anything, it is in that there are no guarantees in the National Football League. Fresh off his third Pro Bowl berth, which saw him put up career bests in all major receiving numbers, the organization cut ties with 27-year-old DeSean Jackson. If anything, in that puts everyone on notice, especially star players earning noteworthy 2015 cap hits. The easiest way … Read the rest

Atlantic City versus Detroit: Who is better off?

<!– (S) –> By Hilary Russ and Megan Davies<!– –> (Reuters) – “At least we’re not Detroit,” Atlantic City’s Mayor joked just last week during his state of the city address. Don Guardian, who took the helm a year ago after two decades of promoting the city’s tourism and businesses, may want to start eating those words. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Thursday appointed an emergency management team for … Read the rest

Is Beers’ stadium fight over? It might be

Las Vegas Councilman Bob Beers’ crusade to put a arguable downtown soccer stadium up for a public vote came to an apparent end Friday night, in more or less the way he’d hoped. Beers, a fierce opponent of using millions in taxpayer dollars to pay for the $200 million stadium project, spent two weeks collecting an estimated 8,300 signatures in support of an initiative to put a stadium funding question … Read the rest

Oddsmaker: Super Bowl line won’t reach a field goal

Oddsmaker: Super Bowl line won’t reach a field goal Posted by Mike Wilkening on January 24, 2015, 7:28 PM EST Getty Images The defending-champion Seahawks remain one-point underdogs to New England at the majority of Nevada sports books. And the price has even inched up a little at one notable book. As Micah Roberts of “The Linemakers” of Sporting News notes, Wynn Las Vegas moved Seattle to a 1.5-point underdog … Read the rest

Las Vegas looks like solid bet to land NHL team

COLUMBUS  –  Anybody taking a bets on an NHL team in Las Vegas? Potential owner Bill Foley is ready to roll the dice. Commissioner Gary Bettman maintained Saturday during his State of the Union address to the league’s board of governors the league hasn’t had any serious discussion about expansion yet confirmed Las Vegas will start a season-ticket drive next month to find out where they stand. While there was … Read the rest

Bradford and Middlesbrough upset the odds big time

Reuters – <!– (S) –>LONDON (Reuters) – The odds of Chelsea and Manchester City going out to lower division opposition in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday was 285-1 yet one punter foresaw one of the most astounding days in the competition’s long history. The biggest shock was third tier Bradford City coming back from 2-0 down to beat Premier League leaders Chelsea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge while Championship … Read the rest