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5 Things Dogs Can Teach You about Gambling

I’m sure that the first thing you think about when you consider gambling doesn’t have anything to do with dogs. My wife is a dog person, so we always have a couple in the house. I like dogs, and we always had a dog when I was growing up, but I’m nothing like my wife. …

How Bovada’s Virtual Sports Markets Work

Like any red-blooded Yankee handicapper, I’m looking forward to late summer and fall, and the return of American pigskin to striped fields from sea to shining sea. Well, I’m looking forward to almost all of it. Fantasy Football will be a big deal again, starting in July. A quick confession – I’ve never gotten the …

5 Reasons Making Your Sports Bets Public is a Good Idea

We enjoy a pretty good rate-of-return on all picks here on the sports blog. Most of the credit is owed to Howard Parks and the rest of the LegitGamblingSites.com team for their handicapping prowess and carefully thought-out unit math and confidence meters. Still, the numbers bear out that if I always wagered my own blogged …

The Odds Must Be Crazy: Part 2

Look, Mr. Bookmaker. It’s – it’s really an interesting psychological phenomenon. When your lines aren’t there in front of me, I can handicap any match in a dozen different sports. Heck, I can catch an insect without hurting it any other time. I know it looks like I’m an idiot, but I’m really quite normal. …

Predicting the Papacy: Online Betting Odds on the Next Pope

“You would do well to remember, Mr. Lucchesi,” whispers a fearful Archbishop Gilday in The Godfather Part III, “that this pope…has very different ideas than the last one.” That’s a great movie quote. But it doesn’t describe the reality of Vatican politics in the 21st century. The need – or at least the desire – …

Will Theresa May Survive As British Prime Minister in 2019?

Few figures in British political history have been through the political turmoil Theresa May has endured since the Brexit referendum in 2016. Britain shocked the world when it voted to leave the EU, having previously been one of its chief architects, and since then things have been rocky in the United Kingdom, to say the …

5 Famous Sports Journalists Who Got Hooked on Sports Gambling

The progress of LGBTQ rights has made it easier to tell jokes about the “closet.” Back in the day when all non-hetero identities were oppressed and persecuted, it was bad taste to use the “out of the closet” comparison for anyone who wasn’t facing a life-or-death conundrum over their dating preferences. But in the 21st …