*More delays at Aliante. The betting app is caught in a perpetual cycle of red tape with the Gaming Commission. Expectations are now for a mid-June debut.
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*Belmont Stakes: American Pharoah goes for the Triple Crown on June 6th. This will be the 14th attempt to complete the Triple Crown since it was last achieved in 1978. Odds on YES and NO Triple Crown currently stand at YES-110 NO -120 @ William Hill.
*CG Technology stated that Live Betting will return for the NFL season after some changes are made to the product offered.
*Treasure Island is scheduled to offer mobile betting using the STG platform starting sometime in June.
*Aliante delayed the release of their mobile betting app and is awaiting Gaming approvals. The debut was originally scheduled for May 1st. The new target date is now June 1st.
Thurs 4/30: Best odds as Of Thursday morning for the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight are as follows:
Mayweather -180 at Aliante
Pacquiao +185 at Westgate
Clean scalp using the two independent books.
Those numbers will start shifting around these last 48 hours with the expectation that
Pacquiao will be on the majority of small tickets and Mayweather will be on fewer tickets but at a much larger average bet. This is typically how the action on big fights goes as far as the distribution of fave/dog action.
Wed 4/22: Cantor Gaming has apparently pulled the plug on live-betting. It’s been over a week since they’ve offered it and word is that they have no immediate plans to revive it. This is a little hard to believe, especially with the volume that get’s written for football so will view this as a hiatus for now until it’s confirmed otherwise.
Tue 4/14: Sign up for the William Hill Spring Rewards program by April 30th to receive up to $100 cash back for every wager made on the Mobile Sports App. William Hill Spring Rewards
Sat 4/11: The Atlantis Reno mobile app is now up and running. It works the same as the Coast
app and is available for download at: Atlantis Mobile App
Sun 4/5: The new Hard Rock in Lake Tahoe is using William Hill as their sports book provider.
This adds nothing to the area. The Montbleu right across the street uses William Hill as well.
Fri 4/3: The hedge is in. D owner Derek Stevens made another bet at the Golden Nugget. This one was on Duke using the moneyline to hedge his Mich St 50/1 ticket.
Thu 4/2: Sign up during the month of April to receive up to $100 in extra cash when you
bet on the William Hill mobile sports app. The William Hill Spring Rewards promo is available at William Hill Spring Rewards
Wed 4/1: The Atlantis has postponed it’s mobile betting debut. First day was scheduled for April 1st but word is it will be a day or two more before everything is ready to go.
Tue 3/31: Derek Stevens, owner of the D and the Golden Gate in downtown Las Vegas, has an open ticket on Mich St to win the NCAA tourney with a payoff of $1,000,000. We’re going to analyze the bet from a value standpoint and look at some alternatives and hedge possibilities.
D Owner Could Win One Million
Mon 3/30: Aliante Sportsbook in N Las Vegas plans on launching it’s mobile betting app on or about May 1. Aliante is currently operating independently and located some 16 miles from center strip.
Mon 3/30: The Website fivethirtyeight.com did an analysis of Tom Izzos career coaching success in the NCAA Tourney. I believe the formula is less than perfect but it’s an interesting item.
Tom Izzo’s NCAA Success
Mobile betting is going to take center stage in 2015 as up to ten books are working on introducing app wagering by the start of the NFL season. The Atlantis in Reno will be the first to get things going as they are now accepting deposits for their Stadium Technology Group software driven mobile application.
STG offers both full system race and sportsbook software along with the mobile application. The Coast casinos sports betting app uses the same software and it allows multi-ticket betting along with a host of other features available nowhere else. Rich Baccielleri (Richie B) of STG indicated that up to a half dozen other books may be using the software by summers end which would be a welcome development. The software is very user friendly once you set up your preferences and the multi-ticket betting feature is a big plus. Of the four different betting platforms now available in Nevada, STG has the most
potential. Their odds display, stacked betting capability and multi-ticket bet submission features are all superior to what’s currently available on other mobile platforms.
The Atlantis betting app will be available for both Apple and Android users and the downloads for each will be at:
April 1st is the scheduled debut of the system. The minimum deposit is $20 to get started.
We’ll have a thorough review of the offerings Atlantis makes available on the app as well as any promotions, specials and player card info as soon as we get set up and give it a good trial run.
Westgate is giving nationwide internet participants at their newly partnered site
SuperContestSatellites multiple chances to win a free entry into the 2015 SuperContest.
Download the IOS app now (Android version coming soon) and you can start competing in mini contests where the winners get SuperContest entries worth $1500 each. This is a mobile device only activity. You must be on a phone or tablet to download the app and participate.
This appears to be the Westgate’s first step towards an entrance into the mobile market with an eye on building a nationwide following by making the contests available to non-Nevada residents. Our initial guess is that the first few contests will be your best chance at winning an entry as participation will be at it’s lowest until word spreads.
The Westgate SuperContest Satellite Tourneys in cooperation with Gamblino are available for IOS users at http://supercontestsatelliteseries.com
Starting March 1st, CG Technologies caps their rebate program by limiting the amount a player can receive to $500 per month. Previously the rebate was $5,000 and would be in the amount of 5% of the previous months losses. Reports of LVAS members getting upwards of $3.000 in monthly rebates (which means $60K+ in losses) had previously been documented but on March 1st the cap of $500 goes into effect. Here is the amended language in the CG rules, something which few players may notice without being pointed to it:
:>Customers who have a total net loss of $100 or more at the end of each calendar month of the Promotion Period are eligible. The monthly 5% cash back award cannot exceed the maximum payout of: $5,000 for each calendar month through and including February, 2015; and (b) $500 for each calendar month beginning March, 2015.<:
It’s still a nice perk but when you expect a bigger rebate and get less, there will be those who feel they somehow got the short end of the stick on the deal. This is only going to effect those losing 10K or more in a calendar month but those players are out there and this may impact how they bet as the month progresses. The previous uncapped version may have also affected how those players bet as well, possibly stimulating action. This does not appear to be a well-thought out move as it A) is going to initially annoy some of your bigger players who didn’t catch wind of the change and B) can easily be circumvented by executing a “spread the bankroll” strategy.
Spread the Bankroll: Since the rules dictate that each CG account is treated separately for rebate purposes, the best strategy is now to play on one account until you hit the 10K loss cap and then move your action to another venue for the next 10K and continue moving venues at each 10K interval. If your main account at the Palms accumulates 10K in losses then stop betting there and fund an account at the Tropicana and continue betting there. If you dip 10K there then you move your action to the Hard Rock and so on. Using this method effectively makes the cap a $3,000 one if you use all six CG books that are running the promotion.