The Eli Manning reaction, or seemingly lack of reaction was the main topic amongst NFL fans on the internet after Super Bowl 50.
The Denver broncos just extended their lead to 20–10 through C. J. Anderson’s six-point run, when the Manning family and the Eli Manning reaction was filmed. At first blink, it seems that everyone was jumping and celebrating, since the Broncos were very close to win Super Bowl 50.
Everyone was celebrating but Eli Manning, Peyton’s younger brother, a two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback for the New York Giants. Haters, critiques and trolls started to argue at once that he was jealous of his brother’s success, who was about to match his family record of two Super Bowl titles. But keen fans of sports scores naturally had other ideas.
The Eli Manning reaction wasn’t about that at all. If you look closely, you can see that on the left, their father, Archie Manning, the former QB of the New Orleans Saints is similarly blank-faced. Even their older brother, Cooper, a former NCAA wide receiver, is tight-lipped as he jumps up from his space.
First, from the movement of their eyes, you can see that they were checking the officials, to make sure that Anderson’s run was actually a touchdown. Second, I am positive that they were already thinking about the next play-call for the two-point conversion. Third, they were surely checking the time left on the clock for the Carolina Panthers who were trying to make a comeback.
This is how an NFL quarterback, or an expert of gambling facts watches the game. Especially if they are involved through family. The Eli Manning reaction was about concern. He was concerned, since he knows that the game wasn’t over at that point. He knows this better than anyone, since, as Martin Rodgers pointed out: Eli lost 6 of 10 games in the 2015 NFL season with the NEw York Giants after leading or tied with less than two minutes remaining in the 4th quarter.
Eli was just concerned for his brother, as anyone would have been in that situation.
The Charlotte franchise is on its way to the first ever Super Bowl victory in club history as the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 seems to be the default scenario after the NFL Conference Finals.
Cam Newton can be the first quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy, National Championship, NFL MVP and the Super Bowl, according to sports scores news. So many great quarterbacks have played the game over the years, but none of them were able to assemble this kind of collection. Not even Peyton Manning, arguably the greatest quarterback, whom Newton will face in the final in Santa Clara next Sunday.
That is the third season in a row that No. 1 seeds from both conferences made it into the final. Manning experienced this setup both in the playoffs of the 2009 and the 2013 NFL seasons, when he reached the playoff with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. However, his teams were defeated by the New Orleans Saints and the Seattle Seahawks respectively.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 25, 2016
After watching Sunday’s conference finals, the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 is the obvious bet for most fans and experts of gambling facts. And that would be the first championship in the history of the franchise based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Panthers were established as an expansion team in 1995, the 29th franchise of the NFL. They have played only one world championship final so far, Super Bowl XXXVIII after the 2003 NFL season. Back then they faced the New England Patriots but lost 32–29 in Houston. Yes, that was the ‘Nipplegate’ Bowl, when Justin Timberlake was somehow able to rip Janet Jackson’s dress apart during the halftime show…
Well, it’s a positive for Carolina that they were able to avoid
Justin Timberlake the New England Patriots and that also could boost the odds for the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50. Alright, maybe Ron Rivera would have favored to face the one-dimensional offense of the Patriots in the final, but it’s not bad for opponents to know that the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick duo is out of the competition.
This leaves them with Peyton Manning and Gary Kubiak. And more importantly, the defense that is led by Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware on the field and Wade Phillips on the sidelines. This unit could be able to handle Cam Newton and the Carolina offense, which suggests that a very exciting Super Bowl is ahead of us.
However, Carolina also have an elite defense, and that might cause some problems for Peyton Manning. He also struggled against the Patriots in the second half, putting only three points on the board after half time. If he won’t raise his game significantly, he won’t be able to avoid the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50. This would leave him with a 1–3 record in Super Bowl finals with only one bullet left. Or no more bullet at all?
Cam Newton finds out the Panthers are playing the Broncos, calls Peyton Manning “The Sheriff” https://t.co/0dS4sr6Uod
— The Cauldron (@TheCauldron) January 25, 2016
Well this might be the very last time we could see Peyton Manning, probably the best quarterback ever, playing professional football. Even if he will not avert the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50, that will be a special final. Not just because it will be a great anniversary. But because this might be the Sherriff’s last duel.
Would he end up still standing after the smoke has gone? This is to be found out. According to keen followers of gambling news, the Panthers to win Super Bowl 50 is the line to bet on. But in this game, and in this very very special final, everything can happen…
Though sportsbooks recorded the second largest amounts of wagers ever in October, overall Nevada Gambling Results fell back.
Though gamblers wagered more in October than a year ago, Nevada gambling results dropped when comparing to the same month last year, online gambling news report. Las Vegas casinos and other Nevada casino’s had a $887.6 million revenue, which is 2.9 percent shy to the October 2014 Nevada gambling results.
The Las Vegas Strip is amongst the biggest loosers with a drop that is over 5% and a revenue of $493.6 million. It is actually no surprise, since there is a tendency of players exploring other parts of the city than the Strip when it comes to gambling.
There was a 22% loss in baccarat revenues, and now it’s down to $79.1 million. This decline was also expected because of the China economic problems and therefore the decrease of Chinese players wagering in Las Vegas. Baccarat’s decline is responsible for the 84% of the drop in Nevada gambling results.
Players actually wagered more money on slot machines and table games in October 2015 than a year ago, $12.1 billion actually, which is 1.8% up, but casinos failed to capitalize on that, so the players were the winners of October.
Sportsbooks actually reported the second-highest wager total ever with $504.6 million in October. The record remains November 2014 with $535 million. October is usually a busy month for Las Vegas sportsbooks, with the the running football season, baseball playoffs and the start of the basketball and hockey seasons.
NFL and college football together contributed $397.8 million to the wagers and $23.6 million to sportsbooks winnings according to Nevada gambling results. Nevada betting operators had a 6.65 winning percentage in October, which is not a bad number at all, taking their revenues to $33.6 million.
Since the 2015 NFL season live sports results had a long list of upsets in November with record breaking revenues, outstanding numbers are expected when the November 2015 Nevada gambling results will be published.
Punters tend to bet more and more this year and while they are loosing less than in the previous years, football betting in Vegas expects another record-breaking year.
That would be the fourth straight year when football betting in Vegas broke the record. Punters are doing extremely well this season, however weekends packed with upsetting sports scores in the NFL like week 9 and 10 help Las Vegas sportsbooks a lot to be still in reach for another record-breaking season.
MGM Sportsbook vice president Jay Rood told that football betting in Vegas is up by roughly 10% according to their books. However, the amount of money that the bookies can keep, the hold percentage, is slightly lower than last year at the moment.
Rood said, “Our handle is up, but we just haven’t been able to capitalize on it. Dollar for dollar, we’re just a little behind last year. It seems worse than it’s really been. If you look just at the [hold] percentage you’d think we were getting killed, but really we’re not.”
— ESPN (@espn) November 17, 2015
Football betting in Vegas produced its finest years in the previous three seasons. The Nevada Gaming Control accounted that all sports betting produced a $227 million profit for Nevada sportsbooks in 2014, which was $25 million more than the previous record in 2013. Roughly $113 million of the 2014 profits was produced by football betting in Vegas.
Experts of gambling facts might remember that the previous record was $91 million from 2006. The year when among others the New Orleans Saints tricked football betting in Vegas, recovering quickly after the Katrina and going to the NFC Championship game.
After a heavy start to the 2015 NFL season, Las Vegas sportsbooks came back in October and November. Operators offering football betting in Vegas were helped by some hectic results and underperforming and/or surprisingly struggling teams.
Westgate Superbook’s head football oddsmaker, Ed Salmons revealed that they actually needed Denver and Green Bay to win to complete their third winning weekend in a row. “Which is just so weird, needing those teams,” he said, and it was actually funny to see those clubs being priced rightfully as underdogs before the game.
He added, “At the end of the day, it’s probably rounding into just an average season. Our handle from September and October was up over last season, and we’re under construction.”
It seems that it is really worth to bet on football this season, as bettors are doing extremely well this year according to online gambling news. Though results are sometimes hard to predict, the NFL has always been a league that is fun and profitable to bet on at land based and online sportsbooks in the US, thanks to the available selection of money line, point spread, total score and half time markets plus the list of prop bets.
In their current form many considers fantasy sports gambling. What is the difference between sports betting and playing fantasy football for money after all?
As the new NFL season started, fantasy sports games appeared and were advertised in a quantity that was unknown before. Is fantasy sports gambling? It is not decided yet, and operators can capitalize on this blurred status for now. However, a congressional hearing will examine the issue after New Jersey representative Frank Pallone called for it on Monday.
He did that on the first working day after the first weekend of the 2015 NFL regular season. Maybe he was shocked by the amount of fantasy football ads during the games, or maybe he was simply pissed that New Jersey legal sportsbooking wasn’t granted for casinos and racetracks located in the state. But that is true that this is a USD 15 billion business and that betting on player’s performance is quite close to bet on live sports results.
Moreover, if he went through the odds of any legal online sportsbook in the US, he might have noticed that sports betting also covers individual performance. You can bet on touchdown passes, interceptions, completions, rushing and receiving yards etc. Considering this, the answer to the question that is fantasy sports gambling seems even closer to a yes than before.
Best experts of sports and gambling facts might know that the actual playtime during a three-hour long NFL broadcast is no more than 11 minutes. For most of the time you will see players standing around the field between plays. Though for hardcore fans and experts this is the most interesting part of the game in some aspects.
And still, there is an awful lot of time for advertisements. And in the first weekend of the NFL season, most of the spots were advertising fantasy sports products. The biggest of these are DraftKings and FanDuel, who were even approved by PayPal, the overly popular payment service that is also back in the gambling business after a twelve-year long absence.
DraftKings and FanDuel basically split the field between themselves as now each of them have sponsorship deals with 16 out of 32 teams in the NFL. It is interesting that the National Football League is so favorable towards fantasy sports, while it opposes sports betting so vehemently. Maybe the fact that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have stakes in DraftKings might help us to understand the picture better.
The league actually distanced itself from daily fantasy sites for long, but the teams agreed with the operators individually. Fantasy sports are legal since 2006 in all but five federal states in the united states. Legislation provided an exemption for them, since they would have been banned according to gambling laws in the US just like online poker.
However, fantasy football was a season-long game first, and participators picked their players for the whole regular season. The NFL has been running such leagues long, money is not involved, and usually friends play against each other for fun. This service was implemented to engage viewers for games that would be originally uninteresting for them.
But the competition at fantasy football sites goes for large prize pools up to USD 2 million, and participators have to pay an entry fee. There are weekly payouts and the whole concept pretty much resembles to internet gaming. Is fantasy sports gambling then? Some say, yes, definitely, just like Frank Pallone, who initiated the congressional hearing on the matter.
Some see a future with legalized sports betting in the US, with the big daily fantasy sports sites running the show. That is certainly a possibility. However, for the moment, these fantasy operators are driving on the limit. Frankly, they should have an effect on US gambling laws, as some regulations might be needed for this gray area.
They might bring some change in the assessment of online sportsbooks in the US as well. This de facto fantasy sports gambling business, as some say, is not far away from betting on sports at all in its newest form. Actually both kind is in a legislative gray area, and regulations are definitely outdated. It is time to make things clear.