It looked as though the New England Patriots reached their breaking point earlier this season, but the franchise corrected its course to resume its role as a perennial contender. Heading into Week 12 they sit atop the futures market with 4/1 odds to win the Super Bowl XLIX. Their next opponents, the Detroit Lions, are 22/1 to win the championship.
The Patriots have seen their superstar throw for 24 touchdowns this season, and 20 came over the course of their six-game winning streak. Jonas Gray deserved a pat on the back in last week’s victory as he made 201 yards on 37 carries and four touchdowns.
Don’t expect another four rushing touchdowns out of Jonas Gray against the Detroit Lions in Week 12, but the rookie’s presence will help put pressure on a defense that should already have its hands full with Brady. Detroit will try to come out of a slump from their 14-6 loss last week to the Arizona Cardinals.
The Patriots currently lead the AFC with an 8-2 record heading into this weekend. Maintaining their lead in the conference against a defensive force like Detroit won’t be easy. The Lions are currently 7-3 SU.
London, November 20th, 2014 – Software provider SkillOnNet has signed an agreement to host the full suite of Net Entertainment’s popular online slots.
The multi-year deal will see the Swedish supplier’s iconic games, including their latest slot South Park: Reel Chaos, displayed on popular sites including EUcasino, CasinoRedKings and SlotsMagic.
They will also be made available to an increasing number of white label casinos that benefit from over 50 proprietary SkillOnNet slot and table games, as well as aggregated content from WMS, Amaya and NextGen Gaming.
Andy Andrew, of SkillOnNet, said the deal was the first of many on the horizon as the company looks to scale up its B2B operations following the success of their consumer-facing desktop and mobile content.
He added: “We’re thrilled to agree a partnership with NetEnt, whose games are now a must have on any casino. They have an impressive track record of appealing to a wide range of customers in a number of territories.
“We’re looking forward to adding their titles to our existing line-up and are confident that the deal will form the foundation of many important commercial relationships agreed in the coming months.”
It’s been 40 years since the Philadelphia Flyers were put in the old Patrick Division with the New York Rangers. They’ve been at each other’s throats ever since, and they’ll be at it again this week on Wednesday Night Rivalry (8:00 PM ET, NBCSN).
The last time we saw these two teams hook up was in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, which the Rangers (7-7-4, minus-5.61 units) won 4-3 en route to the NHL finals. Madison Square Garden should play a vital role this week; the Flyers (7-7-2, plus-3.82 units) are 2-5 on the road thus far, and they’re 1-11 in their last dozen games at MSG.
Philadelphia also might not have its captain and best player on the ice. Claude Giroux (five goals, 16 assists in 21 games) was held out of Tuesday’s practice after undergoing a medical evaluation on Monday. The Flyers say it’s just a “maintenance day,” but we’ll see. Defenseman Luke Schenn (shoulder) is also a question mark to return to Philly’s injury-riddled blueline.
The Rangers have dropped five of their last six, but the odds should be tilted in their favor this week.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs were an undefeated force dominating the NCAA ranks prior to a Week 12 loss against No. 5 Alabama. Now their spot among college football’s playoff-bound top four is in jeopardy. Miss State is still 8/1 to win the NCAA Football Championship, but it will be challenging.
Still reeling from the five-point loss to the Crimson Tide, Mississippi State would benefit from a victory over Vanderbilt. The college football odds lean heavily in Mississippi’s favor, indicative of what’s expected out of the Bulldogs heading into Week 13.
With so many teams still capable of earning the fourth and final playoff spot, the Bulldogs will need to pull out all the stops during the final stretch of their regular season campaign – even if that means blowing out the -29.5 spread versus Vanderbilt.
Quarterback Dak Prescott has done a fine job keeping the Bulldogs at the top of their game this season, throwing for 20 touchdowns and running in 11 of his own. Now that the squad has faced its first taste of adversity, his leadership skills will be tested. There’s plenty of action to be played in the final weeks of the regular season.
It’s tough to picture the Memphis Grizzlies as a serious player in the Western Conference, but not that they have the best record to start the 2014-2015 campaign, the basketball betting community must rethink the franchise’s chance of winning the NBA Championship.
In terms of personnel, the Grizzlies are no more dangerous than they were last season. Fortunately, the roster on hand is overlooked. With four consecutive postseason appearances there’s no denying that this team knows how to win in the regular season. The question is whether they can push into a congested playoff bracket.
Marc Gasol has been the cornerstone Grizzlies fans hoped he’d become, and big man Zach Randolph has slowly started handing him the torch. The pair, combined with Mike Conley, makes up one of the most effective threesomes in the league.
The Grizzlies will face their share of tests this week, including dates with the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Clippers among others. Basketball fans wondering how to bet on the NBA season would be wise to see how Memphis handles the challenge.
The Grizzlies won 10 of their first 11 matchups, and should the pace continue, they’ll be tough to overlook in the NBA futures.
The Jackpot Factory Congratulates the Winners and Boosts the Excitement With a Weekly iPhone and iPad Draw
(Press Release) TA XBIEX, MALTA–(Marketwired – November 09, 2014) – The Viva Las Vegas competition, running now at All Slots, All Jackpots, First Web, Wild Jack and The VIP Lounge casinos, has named two grand prize winners this week: C. P. from Australia and P. G. from Canada. These lucky players will enjoy round-trip flights for two, hotel accommodations on the Vegas strip, dining, entertainment and a chance to meet with casino representatives this February.
C. P. won this fabulous vacation package after hitting several impressive payouts on the online slot Mermaids Millions, including one payout of $25,000. This good luck paid off even more by helping the player top the Viva Las Vegas leaderboard this week.
The second vacation package was awarded to P. G. in a lucky draw. “I couldn’t believe I had won such a great prize,” said P. “As a very, very frequent player, I was thrilled to hear that doing all my gaming on one site had paid off in such a nice way.”
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In addition to the weekly leaderboard prizes, the Jackpot Factory has added a new element of excitement: the iVegas Draw. Running in conjunction with Viva Las Vegas, the iVegas Draw will award an iPhone 6 and an iPad Air each Tuesday in November.
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‘Riviera Riches’ Is Now Available on Mobile and ‘Max Damage’ Debuts on the Online Casino’s PC Platforms
(Press Release) TA XBIEX, MALTA–(Marketwired – November 06, 2014) – All Slots Casino is now more exciting than ever with the addition of two new games this November: Riviera Riches on its Mobile platform for iPhone, iPad and Android devices, and Max Damage on its Download and Instant-Play platforms for PC. Both of these online slot games are packed with popular bonus features that players are sure to love.
Bringing the sophistication of a French Riviera casino to mobile devices, Riviera Riches combines the fun of slots with the thrill of table games. Its unique Roulette Bonus feature invites lucky players to take two spins on a Roulette wheel and win up to 30,000 coins. Riviera Riches also offers a Free Spins feature in which all payouts are tripled, for high-rolling excitement.
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(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – November 7, 2014 – The Cage is opening its doors again in less than one week with expected more players, more money and more ferocity. The Cage takes place on November 12th at 8:00pm EST and will last exactly four hours, up from three for the first go-around. Players can buy in directly for $5,000+100 or qualify via one of the many satellites running now, and costing as little as $1.65.
The inaugural Cage on October 8th drew rave reviews from all the participants, plus industry observers. There were 66 players in all, with the prize pool a huge $330,000. Players bik6624235 ($29,947), UpayformyKia ($20,921) and vasya9 ($15,556) were the top-3 winners, with many of the world’s biggest poker players also attending.
“The first Cage tournament was so popular that our members asked for it again, and we were more than happy to oblige,” said Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “We are expecting more players, a bigger prize pool and another incredible poker battle.”
The Cage is a six-max table cash game in a time-based tournament format. It is split into three levels (1 hour and 20 minutes apiece) with increasing blinds and antes. Every player will start with 5,000 in chips and it will turn into real cash money when the tourney expires.
“The Cage represents a unique opportunity to show your skills as a poker warrior and fight like a champion,” Harris continued. “This is the place to be if you want unadulterated poker excitement.”
Coming on November 26th (8:00pm EST) is The Cage PLO. Texas Hold’em players aren’t having all the fun with this exciting Pot Limit Omaha version of The Cage. The match predicts a game with even bigger swings given the structure and the format of the PLO game.
On December 14th, Americas Cardroom will also be guaranteeing $1 million in Winning Millions, the first Sunday million-dollar tournament to hit US shores in nearly four years. Players can buy directly in for $500+$40 or find a low buy-in qualifier for just a few dollars.
The San Francisco Giants made good on some intriguing MLB odds prior to the postseason, and given that they won rings in both 2010 and 2012, it should come as no surprise. As the league shuts its doors for winter, the baseball betting community allows itself to take a quick look forward at what might be happening this time next year.
Since the year will end in an odd number, it’s safe to rule reigning champion Giants out, even knowing their 12/1 odds on the World Series future. San Francisco has won three titles in five years, but they’ll have to buck their trend if they want to make it four out of six.
Equally feared as the title holders will be their NL West rival the Los Angeles Dodgers. They, along with the perennially fearsome Washington Nationals are 15/2 to win the World Series in 2015.
They’re familiar faces, sure, as are the Detroit Tigers (10/1) and Los Angeles Angels (10/1), but until we get a better feel of how the season will unfold, they’re the safest bets.
Is this the year a high profile club finally lives up to its marquee name? Perhaps Kansas City’s run this autumn will trigger an underdog revolution.
(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 29, 2014 – Fall weekends are about to get way more exciting, now that one US online poker site is dropping an unparalleled number of Sunday million-dollar seats on the table. Americas Cardroom today announced the addition of 32 guaranteed Winning Millions seats to the satellite schedule. The 32 seats are guaranteed in two separate Sunday tournaments, making it even easier for players to win a seat.
“Every weekend is now all about celebrating the Sunday Million Dollar tournament,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “We’re going to pack the Winning Millions tournament this December with a record number of players and give everyone a chance to play for a giant piece of $1 million.”
Scheduled to get underway on December 14th, Winning Millions is a Texas Hold’em tournament featuring a $1 million prize pool – the first of its size and scope since early 2011 for US sites. Poker players can buy directly in for $500+$40 or win their spot through a satellite.
Americas Cardroom has added two weekend tournaments that pay out a total of 32 Winning Millions seats. Every Sunday at 6:00pm, Americas Cardroom is hosting a $25+$2.50 buy-in tournament that pays out 25 seats to the $1 million Guaranteed event. The event will feature a number of players who have won their spot by ranking on the weekly Beast leaderboard, but all players are invited to buy into the tournament with cash.
Also on Sundays at 8:30pm ET, 7 seats are guaranteed through a $50+$5 Hold’em tournament. Earmarked for players who have ranked on the weekly Sit & Crush leaderboard, the tournament is also open to all players.
The additional 32 seats are on top of the already-packed Winning Millions satellite schedule, which features a number of daily events that feed into the nightly $100+$9 satellite. The 8:30pm tournament pays out at least one seat in the Winning Millions $1 million guarantee on December 14th. Poker players can also win their spot in the nightly event for free every day through freerolls at 10:00am and 1:30pm. Each one guarantees three seats in the nightly tournament.
Also included on the schedule are daily 10:00am, 12:30pm and 1:20pm ET tournaments with $5 buy-ins that pay out a seat in the $100+$9 satellite. Players will also find $1+0.10 satellites at 3:15pm, 6:15pm and 7:00pm ET that feed into the same $100+$9 satellite. All six events offer rebuys and add-ons. For those who don’t find a satellite that works for them, Americas Cardroom has also included Sit & Go’s running constantly from as low as $24+1.20.
On November 12th, Americas Cardroom is hosting the 2nd edition of The Cage, a successful multi-table time-based cash game with a $5,000+$100 buy-in (satellites from as low as $1.65 are available). The tournament ends as soon as the clock hits 4 hours of play, regardless of how many players are left standing and each player chip stack will be converted into real cash. A PLO version of The Cage will also take place on November 26th at 8:00pm ET.
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In this World Series battle between two solid baseball franchises, two vastly different fanbases are at odds. While the Kansas City Royals have spent the better part of the past two decades without so much as a playoff appearance, the San Francisco Giants now have the potential to add a third title in five seasons. No wonder the latter’s favored -125 to win it all.
It seems as though the Royals have come out of nowhere to storm the World Series in their first appearance of the century, but they have a carefully crafted core that hinges around homegrown talent like Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas. They are now living up to their promise in an investment that’s paying dividends.
The Giants and their fans have been here before. Former MVP catcher Buster Posey knows what it takes. Staff ace and fast-growing legend Madison Bumgarner knows it. Combine Buster Posey’s and Madison Bumgarner’s experience with the fact that the series will shift to the Bay Area for Games 3-5, and you’ll see why San Francisco is a slightly more attractive MLB betting option.
Both teams deserve success at this stage in the postseason, but there can only be one winner.
The ball is rolling in New England. Now that Tom Brady is back to his usual tricks, the Patriots are shaping up to be an interesting NFL betting option. The Patriots got off to a rough start, leading some to wonder whether the golden boy’s time in the spotlight was coming to an end, but there may still be some gas left in the tank.
A series of three consecutive victories have propelled the Patriots back to the front of the AFC East division. The winning streak couldn’t have come at a better time, picking Brady and the Pats back up after being steamrolled by the Kansas City Chiefs. New England is now 12/1 to win Super Bowl XLIX.
Brady threw just four touchdowns through the first four weeks of the regular season, averaging less than 200 passing yards per game during that stretch. In the three games since, he connected on nine touchdowns with an average of over 300 passing yards per game.
When Brady goes, so do the Patriots. This concept should come as no surprise to those who have watched the historically dominant team over the years. New England may not be a foolproof NFL betting option, but their time in the sun might not be over yet.
(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 21, 2014 – The High Five Tournament Series returns for a third time to Americas Cardroom with each one getting more exciting than the last. The tournament series has five events each day from Wednesday, October 29th through Sunday, November 2nd.
The 25 events overall will have a guaranteed $420,000 in prize pools, with the Main Event accounting for $150,000 all by itself. Earlier in June, the second edition of the High Five series ran with $420,000 guaranteed and saw record numbers in most of the prize pools.
“Third time’s a charm is an old expression, but it fits perfectly for this latest installment of the High Five tournament series,” said Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “Our members asked for this again and we were happy to oblige.”
The High Five features various games types like Texas Holdem, PLO8 and PLO, plus different formats including regular, rebuy/add-ons, turbos, knockout tournaments and hyper-turbos.
Buy-in prices start at $1+$0.10 and go up to $500+$30, but players can qualify for FREE with one of the many satellites that are running now.
“The series has been very profitable for the low to high stakes player, so everyone loves it,” Harris continued. “We expect the final prize pool to go over the $500,000 mark, so why not play and get your share?”
On December 14th, Americas Cardroom is guaranteeing $1 million in Winning Millions, the first Sunday million-dollar tournament to hit US shores in nearly four years. Players can buy directly in for $500+$40 or find a low buy-in qualifier for just a few dollars.
Anybody with a firm grasp of how the 2014-2015 NBA season might play out has the answer to the Derrick Rose question. If the Chicago Bulls point guard can pick up where he left off at the end of the 2010-2011 season, the Bulls could become title favorites. They’re 11/2 to win the NBA Championship as we go to press.
If Rose comes up limping once again, as he’s done after his previous comeback attempts, then the squad will look considerably more mortal, and Chicago will be among the favorites in the Eastern Conference but relatively toothless compared to a team like Cleveland.
The reason is simple. Without Rose, the Bulls are a well-rounded and formidable defensive threat. With him, and especially with the 25 and 8 MVP version of him, the team’s a well-oiled machine capable of contending for the title.
Rose managed to survive his summer obligations with Team USA despite looking sore and banged up on occasion. However, the guard has started to regain some of his superstar form.
A healthy Rose may not guarantee Chicago’s championship parade, but it could be the difference between the Bulls serving as noble underdogs and the Bulls being a legitimate championship favorite.
The Kansas City Royals have beat MLB odds all season long, and now they find themselves waiting to see who their opponent will be in the World Series. The Giants are -1000 to win the NL Pennant and the Cardinals are +600.
Kansas City was embroiled all season long in a head-to-head battle with its Detroit Tigers rival, and the Royals eventually came up short in their race for an American League division title. They settled for one of the two league wild card berths.
The Royals’ dramatic Wild Card victory over the Oakland Athletics has set the pace for their postseason. For years the Royals have developed a solid young core of position players, and now the patience is paying off. Eric Hosmer has an impressive .448 batting average and Mike Moustakas has enjoyed four playoff home runs.
The Royals haven’t won a title since 1985. That was six years before starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was even born. Now they’re favored (-110) to win the World Series.
However, oddsmakers don’t seem overly confident in Kansas City, despite the Royals’ early ALCS victory. The San Francisco Giants are +110 to win the World Series even though there’s no guarantee they will even survive the NLCS.
(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 9, 2014 – Americas Cardroom has officially broken new ground as poker players from around the world threw punches in The Cage. After the final hand of The Cage tournament was dealt, industry experts and those watching on the major online poker forums agree that the time-based cash game was an enormous success.
“We would like to congratulate all the participants in The Cage,” said Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “We witnessed a lot of heated moments at the tables as players viewed the six-figure prize pool up for grabs. In the end, we’re thrilled to see a lot of players walking away feeling like champions.”
The Cage surpassed all expectations in its debut. A whopping 66 players either direct bought in or qualified to the inaugural event of The Cage which took place on Wednesday, October 8th. The total prize pool was $330,000, which meant there was plenty of money to go around for all the combatants.
However, players weren’t playing for a distributed prize pool. They were playing for the exact value of their chip stack. The time-based cash game combined the excitement of a poker tournament with the adrenaline rush of a cash game. Poker players who entered the cash game did so with 5,000 in chips, with each one holding a real dollar value. Players who survived the three hours received cash for their exact chip stack.
The Cage participants had just three hours to dropkick their way to victory. Players bik6624235 ($29,947), UpayformyKia ($20,921) and vasya9 ($15,556) were the top 3 winners when the clock counted down to zero.
The Next Cage is Already Here
The date has been set for the next big time-based cash game, Americas Cardroom players can look forward to another groundbreaking online poker event on November 12, 2014 at 8:00pm ET. Satellites are already running from as low as $1.65.
The Cage PLO
On November 26, 2014 just 2 weeks after the next Cage, Americas Cardroom has announced a PLO event with a similar structure. There’s been a massive player interest for such an event, as a result Americas Cardroom executives have decided to listen to their players and deliver once again.
All Slots Casino congratulates Tosca E. from Australia, who is the first winner of an all-expenses-paid vacation to Las Vegas as part of the casino’s Viva Las Vegas competition running this October and November.
TA XBIEX, MALTA–(Marketwired – October 08, 2014) – All Slots Casino is thrilled to congratulate Tosca E. from Australia, who was the first to top the leaderboard in the Viva Las Vegas competition, which kicked off last week at the Jackpot Factory group. Nine more Viva Las Vegas grand-prize winners will join this fabulous casino event, which will place February 5th-8th. The grand prize includes an all-expenses-paid vacation including round-trip flights for two, hotel accommodations on the Vegas strip, dining, entertainment and a chance to meet with casino representatives.
Each week through December 2nd, the top wagerer across the Jackpot Factory, including All Slots, All Jackpots, First Web, Wild Jack and The VIP Lounge casinos, will win this spectacular Vegas vacation package. An additional winner will be drawn from among all the participating players during one surprise week of the two-month competition. In addition to the Vegas vacation winners, 49 runners up each week will share EUR 20,000 in bonuses, making Viva Las Vegas the biggest promotional event of 2014.
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(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 8, 2014 – For three hours tonight, Americas Cardroom (ACR) will have the biggest cash game on the internet. The Cage, a cash game in a time based tournament format is ACR’s latest innovation that gets underway tonight at 8:00pm ET. Interest has exceeded all expectations with already a combined prize pool of $175,000 with potential to break the $250,000 mark by the time the event kicks off.
“This is a huge opportunity for small stakes players to stop watching the high stakes games and start playing them,” commented ACR spokesperson Michael Harris. “We’ve had tremendous turnout to our satellites and we’ve qualified dozens of players through them for just a fraction of the cost of the direct buy-in.”
Last night’s $300+$20 buy-in satellite was a huge success qualifying 4 more seats out of the 77 entrants who turned up to play the qualifier. Players GabrielKnight, Tilt-A-Whirl, imoneverything, and KnobEnd will be joining the already 35 other players registered to play out in tonight’s debut of The Cage.
“Our satellite schedule has made a high stakes cash game experience accessible to everyone,” continued Harris. “Where else can you parlay a $1.65 super satellite entry into a $5,100 buy-in to play against some of the most elite players in the game today for life changing money?”
Players begin the cash game with 5,000 chips should they lose them they are out of the tournament with no option to re-buy or re-enter. Once three hours of time has expired, the tournament is over and whatever chips each player has in front of them is then converted into real cash and deposited immediately into the player’s account.
Unlike other tournaments or cash games, players who qualify via satellite or buy-in directly must play the three hour event once registered. The time based cash game has 3 levels with blinds increasing after every level. Blind levels start at $10/20 with $2 antes in the first hour, progress to $25/$50 with $5 antes, and finish in hour 3 with a $50/$100 level with $10 antes. Especially the last level of nosebleed stakes by design will create some of the biggest pots ever seen on ACR.
ACR continues to push the envelope in the promotional and tournament offerings including The Winning Millions $1,000,000 Guaranteed tournament scheduled for December 14th at 3:00pm ET.
The MLB’s Championship Series provide two very contrasting stories. In the NL, it will again be either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants winning the Pennant. This isn’t surprising as one or the other has done so in each of the last four seasons. But over in the AL, we have the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals hold the top spots. The Orioles haven’t made the World Series since 1983 and the Royals since 1985.
It’s been a while since either the Orioles or the Royals have come this far in the postseason. The Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers and their three aces in the Divisional Series and now stand as the World Series favorite at 11/5. They’re also a -150 chalk to end the Royals’ Cinderella run. At 13/4, the Royals are the biggest long shots to win the World Series, but if you believe in momentum, the Kansas City is an intriguing betting option.
In the National League, the two most consistent franchises over the last five years will go head-to-head this Saturday, October 11. With home-field advantage, the Cardinals are a slight -130 favorite; the Giants being even money. Interestingly enough, both teams are 13/5 to win the World Series.