According to ESPN, William Hill, one of Nevada’s largest sports betting operators, suffered the worst losses in their 5-year history. The Saturday before the game the favorites were up 6-0, but on Sunday the Nevada gamblers decided to made gambling news and go with the underdogs.
Bill Sattler, director of specialty games at Caesars Entertainment, commented on the football gambling results by stating “Seemed like a blue-collar betting day with public parlaying, teasing and pounding money lines on Packers and Steelers. We salvaged the under in [the] late game, but another solid week for the public.”
Nevada Sportsbooks won a total of $73.64 on football (NFL and collegiate) in September, October, and November.
There are only four teams left in this NFL season. The 2017 NFL Conference Championships will go down this Sunday, and some NFL betting experts are predicting we may see more crazy gambling results from the game.
The Patriots and Falcons are the NFL betting favorites to win their respective games, but as we saw last week, anything is possible in the NFL. Who will you bet on?
With a prize over £35.1 million, a single ticket won someone the biggest ever Lotto jackpot in UK.
The National Lottery has announced big gambling news on Wednesday night. There was a lucky player in the latest draw, taking the whole £35.1 million, the biggest ever Lotto jackpot in UK.
— Press Association (@PA) April 6, 2016
The last record braking UK lottery win was two players taking a half each from the historical £66 million jackpot earlier this year. That two £33 million prizes broke the 21-year-old record for the biggest ever Lotto jackpot in UK then. To reach the £66 million amount, 15 drawings were needed.
Now a considerably smaller prize pool was enough for someone to break the record for the biggest ever Lotto jackpot in UK. Only one ticket had all the six winning numbers from Wednesday night’s draw, 15, 17, 31, 41, 50 and 57. Now the biggest ever Lotto jackpot in UK is exactly £35,133,888.
“Lotto changes lives every week, by creating millionaires and raising money for Good Causes,” a spokesman of the National Lottery told latest gambling news. “In tonight’s draw, one ticket-holder has scooped an amazing £35.1 million jackpot, the biggest prize ever won on the game, and a truly life changing amount of money.”
He also noted that they are ready to start the biggest party in the life of the lucky winner any minute. He said, “We urge players to check their tickets and we have the champagne on ice ready to welcome these lucky winners into the National Lottery millionaires’ club.”
There were 35 tickets with five correct numbers, they will get £1,914. A 2,769 players also hit four balls, which earns them a handy £156 so it really worth to check your tickets.
You can also play lotto online for some of the biggest jackpots around the world and in this case you don’t even have to check your ticket as you will get an automatic email about your winnings. Convenient and safe – check EuroLotto and try online lottery!
It seems that the leap year and Super Bowl wagering caused February gambling revenues in Nevada going up 8.1 percent.
February gambling revenues in Nevada totaled at $990 million, the Nevada Gaming Control Board reports. This sum is 8.1% more than the number from the same month last year. Football betting contributed 10% more. Partially because the NFL final was considerably later than in 2015, so the bettors and experts of gambling facts had a full week in February to place wagers.
According to experts of gambling facts, the Super Bowl had a knock-on effect on other February gambling revenues in Nevada. Though football betting contributes only 1% for Nevada gambling revenues, and sports betting overall does 2%, the NFL final was an important actor in gambling in February.
Super Bowl wagering reached new heights in Vegas. Nevada sportsbooks registered a betting record for Peyton Manning’s final game in Santa Clara. $132.5 million was wagered on the big game. The final ended a 24-10 victory for the Denver Broncos against the Carolina Panthers. It wasn’t only an upset, but the low score also surprised many bettors and followers of sports scores news. So, it was a great day for sportsbooks.
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) March 24, 2016
February gambling revenues in Nevada regarding table games and slots also improved, by 8.3% and 7.8% respectively. And February brought positive gambling news for operators all around the state. The Las Vegas Strip registered a 7.3% growth to $570 million, while the downtown’s income raised by 17% to $51 million. Reno casinos reported a 6.9% improvement to $48 million with South Lake Tahoe February gambling revenues in Nevada also going up by 3.8% to $16 million.
Super Bowl 50 might have been a defensive feast. However the biggest question after underdog Denver Broncos have beaten the Carolina Panthers 24–10 is whether Peyton Manning to retire or not.
Super Bowl 50 was all about defenses. And we knew it before, since two of the best #D units have reached the final. And as the Carolina Panthers considered as having the upper hand in offense and productivity, they seemed to be the more complete team beforehand.
That’s why the Panthers were six-point favorites at legal online betting sites in the US, according to gambling news before the Super Bowl. But the Broncos had Peyton Manning, arguably the best NFL quarterback ever playing the game. Not that anybody expected him throwing 400 yards and 5 touchdowns. But still, his experience and knowledge was a factor that had to be considered before the game.
Steel Curtain. Legion of Boom. Orange Rush?
— ESPN (@espn) February 7, 2016
Manning was no more than a game manager on the field. Super Bowl 50 was won by the Denver defense. Not unsurprisingly, an outside linebacker Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was chosen. 6 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, sports scores news report and his numbers speak for itself. However, Peyton Manning still proved to be a decisive factor according to Broncos players.
Manning and DeMarcus Ware, Miller’s pair in the Broncos’ pass rush unit, held speeches on Saturday night for the Denver Broncos. Linebacker Brandon Marshall revealed that it was a very emotional event. He said, “Both got choked up. And I got a little emotional. It was amazing to see that.” He also revealed that Manning was close tho shed tears.
Tight end Owen Daniel also confirmed that the speeches of the two were very emotional and that it meant a lot for the team. Guard Evan Mathis added, “Peyton got up and it was a good talk and he was serious and funny. He said a lot of good things. DeMarcus got up there – DeMarcus is a very serious and emotional speaker. We were ready to go and it got us even more ready to go.”
Demaryius Thomas’ mother was in prison 6 months ago & had never seen her son play. Now, she celebrates a Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/XaEBdUuulR
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 8, 2016
It was a rough week for defensive end Antonio Smith. He learned recently that his father died while serving his life sentence in jail. He spoke about how Ware’s speech helped the team mentally. He expressed that “D-Ware said that neither one of us had to worry about anything going wrong on the field because, if one side slipped, you got a horde of angels behind you: And that’s the defense. And if the other side doesn’t do good, you know, the protection for that horde of angels: that’s the offense. I think the guys really took that to heart and believed and had faith that nothing was going to stop us from being Super Bowl champions today.”
During the game, the Broncos offense started confidently, but flinched a couple of times. But they had not to worry indeed. The defense was there to help them out. They scored a touchdown, provided excellent field position for the offense several times and also set up the TD that killed the game off. Manning basically had two tasks: to remain calm and supervise things while the defense was torturing Cam Newton.
Manning was in a similar situation in 2007. He only had to stay calm, while Rex Grossman lost the game against an excellent Indianapolis Colts defense. Back than Manning still became Super Bowl MVP. This time it was not possible with his arms being considerably weaker. But it wasn’t about that. Now he has a 2–2 record in Super Bowl finals. And the acquirement of his second ring brought the perfect opportunity for Peyton Manning to retire.
Still, it is unclear whether Peyton Manning to retire after his second Super Bowl win. If it was up to his mother, Peyton was already done. He turns 40 in March, has pain everywhere in his body. He also has to go under the knife to repair his hips. And Brock Osweiler is there to supervise this offense just like Manning did. This franchise would be boosted by its elite defense for a couple of years more.
However, Manning loves this game so much that it is really an option for him to carry on playing for one more year. Let’s say, for the Los Angeles Rams. Big money, big hype, sunshine, Hollywood. That would be the icing on the cake for him. And for many fans of gambling facts.
Still, I’d give 95% percent for Peyton Manning to retire after this achievement. He is one of the twelve quarterbacks with multiple Super Bowl wins. Now the circle is complete. He only has to worry about somehow his brother Eli getting his third ring in the future…
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…
After the NFL owners’ meeting in Houston, the league let the Rams relocate to L.A. for the 2016 NFL season.
Professional football fans in Los Angeles were waiting for sports scores news to report the Rams relocate to L.A. for 22 years. It was after the 1994 season that the franchise had moved to St. Louis. They arrived to win a Super Bowl in 1999, than to fall back to mediocrity.
Los Angeles Rams. … That’ll take some getting used to
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2016
Their aging stadium left two choices for them. To seek for possibilities to build a new stadium, or to get away. The city of St. Louis was eager to avoid the Rams relocate to L.A. They offered to build a $1.1 billion riverside stadium, next to the Mississippi. However, Stan Kroenke, who became full owner of the franchise in 2010, was known to be committed to the Rams relocate to L.A. for long.
The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders also submitted relocation applications to the league last year. There was plan ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ with different stadium scenarios. Plan ‘C’ has convinced the NFL owners eventually, gambling news report. According to that, the Rams relocate to L.A. immediately for the 2016 season. They will play in their own stadium in Inglewood by 2019. The San Diego Chargers have the opportunity to join them and share the facility from 2019. If they turn down the offer, the Oakland Raiders can opt to become the next Los Angeles NFL franchise.
However, it seems that the Raiders are now committed to stay in Oakland and build a new stadium there. Currently they share the O.co Coliseum with the Oakland Athletics baseball franchise. However, the city has a plan for the new stadium and the NFL is also willing to contribute $100 million to the project. This also goes for the Chargers, if they decide to remain in San Diego and build a new stadium there. Chargers owner Dean Spanos couldn’t say whether he intended to take the opportunity to move the franchise to Inglewood or not. He said, “I will be working over the next several weeks to explore these options that we have now created for ourselves to determine the best path forward for the Chargers.”
Stan Kroenke will have to pay a $550 million relocation fee to the league before the Rams relocate to L.A. He is expected to pay the amount in one sum. With the Rams relocate to L.A., the city of St. Louis loses an NFL franchise for the second time in league history. The Cardinals left St. Louis in 1988 for Phoenix, Arizona, as many experts of gambling facts know.
With how NFL thinks and logistics work, would be an upset if the Los Angeles Rams didn’t open 2016 season at home on Monday Night Football. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2016
The last NFL relocation happened in 1997. Then the Houston Oilers left Texas for Nashville, Tennessee. It was expected that Los Angeles would get an NFL franchise, when the decision was made about an expansion team in 1999. However, the city of Los Angeles were unable to agree on the stadium with the league. Therefore the expansion team went to Houston and the Texans joined the NFL as the 32nd team in 2002.
The 2015 NFL Wild Card Round brought some unforgettable moments for sports fans all around the world.
The 2015 NFL Wild Card Round started with Kansas City’s road victory over ACF South champions Houston Texans. The outcome did not surprise experts of gambling facts, but the 30–0 result was harsh. The Chiefs won a playoff game after 22 years. We have also seen a defensive end lining up in the quarterback position, ca. the first time ever in league history.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 9, 2016
The trick play didn’t work out for J.J. Watt (and Vince Vilfork on his right hand), but it was cool at least. This was the first in a row of four road wins, a feature that never happened in NFL playoffs history before.
On Saturday night we experienced an extremely tight, tense and very long rivalry game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. That was the craziest of the 2015 NFL Wild Card Round. The hosts have almost won it, thanks to Ben Roethlisberger’s injury, but they were able to blow the game away in the end. Unnecessary penalties were called on Vontaze Burfict and Adam ‘Used to be Pacman’ Jones in the last minute, bringing the Steelers 30 yard closer to the Cincinnati end zone and costing their team the victory. Jones went crazy after the game, insulting the referees on his Instagram account.
It was easy for Chris Boswell to kick the game winning field goal from that position and to set up a Pittsburgh at Denver matchup for the Divisional Round. The highlight of the game and maybe the whole 2015 NFL Wild Card Round was Martavis ‘Alien’ Bryant’s crazy catch. The play that dominated sports scores news all over the world was one of the most spectacular wide receiver moves in the history of the NFL.
There were also some controversial calls from the officials, but had Burfict and Jones acting more like adults, Cincinnati would be preparing for a Divisional game against the Patriots at the moment. Instead, they are already into offseason. The last time when Cincinnati have won a playoff game was 25 years ago.
On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks played another extremely close game vs the Minnesota Vikings. With -6 °F (-21 °C) at kick off, this was officially the third coldest game in league history. The hosts missed Marshawn Lynch, who wasn’t able to come back after his injury and it looked like the hosts can handle the rolling Seattle Seahawks. However, a miracle play from Russell Wilson changed everything.
Only Russell Wilson could take a botched snap and sure-fire 20-yard loss.. And turn it into a 35-yard pass. WOW. https://t.co/Xqlty0CGqp
— NFL (@NFL) January 10, 2016
The hosts would have been still able to win the game, but their kicker, Blair Walshed missed the would-be game winning field goal from close range. Though the hold was bad, he took full responsibility for the mistake.
Sunday’s action was wrapped up by the Green Bay Packer’s victory at the Washington Redskins. That was nothing special, just Aaron Rodgers and his offense playing the way they used to do. The defense did also well against Kirk Cousins, who wasn’t able to deliver his usual home performance. Gambling news also reported that Redskins outcast Robert Griffin III has cleared his locker room after the game.
Kansas City at New England and Green Bay at Arizona will be played on Saturday, while Sunday’s action will feature Seattle at Carolina and Pittsburgh at Denver.
László Horváth, 15-year-old Hungarian hockey player sings national anthem for his team after the PA system was broke.
The Hungarian U-16 hockey side was about to play in a youth tournament in Kamloops, Canada. Since the sound system broke, the crowd had to sing the Star Spangled Banner for their opponents. However, when it was the Hungarians’ turn, the public address system still didn’t work. But a brave Hungarian player, László Horváth volunteered to sing the anthem and exploded the 1,000 crowd.
He sang virtually perfectly. Later he revealed that he had learned music and sang in the school choir. Gambling news reported that Hungary also won the match and the whole tournament confidently. However, László Horváth was already a national hero by that time after the video with the Hungarian hockey player sings the national anthem went viral in his home country.
A star player for Boston University (BU) has been banned for the season following a university hockey gambling scandal.
Following a university hockey gambling investigation, a junior forward for the BU men’s hockey team named Nick Roberto has been banned for the season. According to sports gambling news, another player on the same team is rumored to have been involved as well.
BU will not disclose details of the scandal, saying in a statement that: “Beyond confirming that Mr. Roberto will not play for the Boston University hockey team this season, federal privacy laws prevent us from discussing his status.”
BU said that the initial investigation—which took place last season—was spurred by “rumors that a BU hockey player had engaged in gambling.” The university did not waste any time launching a search into the matter.
“Although the rumors did not involve gambling on either college or professional hockey games, we nonetheless immediately conducted a thorough investigation and turned the results over to the appropriate authorities at the NCAA. Based on that investigation, the NCAA made its own findings and took remedial action, and we would refer you to that organization for further information,” explained BU.
Per NCAA gambling laws, any collegiate player who is found betting on a sporting event—regardless of whether the gambling is done in person or online, or whether the game is collegiate or professional—is subject to a suspension of one year minimum.
In a cringe worth mix-up, the wrong Miss Universe was crowned by host Steve Harvey during the competition finale.
Gambling news is flooded with videos of the awkward beauty pageant finale, in which the wrong Miss Universe was crowned for three minutes before Harvey realized his mistake and revealed the rightful winner.
Harvey named Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner after he misread the results card. When he noticed he’d said the wrong name, he quickly corrected himself, saying that Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was the true Miss Universe 2015.
Those who bet on Miss Universe are no doubt furious over Harvey’s monumental mistake. At least the Miss Colombia bettors are, as they won’t be receiving a payout even if their choice was named. However, the Miss Universe blunder is good news for people who put money on Miss Philippines.
Like most competitions, many online gambling sites offer betting lines for Miss Universe, with one of the most popular being Paddy Power. After Harvey’s embarrassing misreading, we’re betting that ‘announcing the wrong name’ will be an option on the site for Miss Universe 2016!
It has been officially announced at online gambling news that Pep Guardiola will leave FC Bayern Munich at the end of this season and Carlo Ancelotti will take over his place. This piece of information has given source to many of the latest transfer rumours, such as Lewandowski might be leaving FC Bayern. However, the team is said to already have found his replacement. Let’s check out the latest football transfer news now!
Goal reported that Carlo Ancelotti has been officially named as the replacement for Pep Guardiola, with whom Bayern Munich has dominated German football ever since his arrival in 2013. He won several cups including 2 Bundesliga titles, one German Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup trophy.
However, his contract with the Bavarian side is coming to an end as soon as this season finishes. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced that Guardiola’s contract will not be renewed and will be replaced by the Italian manager, starting from next season.
Rummenigge did not fail to praise both managers as his team can proud to be working together with the best managers in the world. He highlighted the successful years that Guardiola has been achieving in Bayern, and have praised the amazing experience that Ancelotti has as a manager.
Meanwhile, Daily Mail reports that Carlo Ancelotti has already started planning his new project at the helm of Bayern Munich. According to gambling news in Germany, the Italian wants to give key responsibilities to Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich’s 27-year-old striker.
The Polish forward however, has been linked to Real Madrid on several occasions ever since the season has started. Cristiano Ronaldo is going to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season according to the latest transfer rumours, and Florentino Pérez wants to replace him with a top class striker. His choice would be Robert Lewandowski.
However, Ancelotti has signed for Bayern Munich based on several conditions. One of those was that Bayern Munich will be able keep the world-class striker in the team. Ancelotti believes Lewandowski and Douglas Costa are the main people in the attacking third of his new Bayern Munich.
Nevertheless, the Italian manager can worry about his previous team crossing his plans. Lewandowski’s agent, Cezary Kucharski, has been spotted at the Bernabéu stadium at the Real Madrid vs Getafe game and latest transfer rumours indicate he was negotiating about the possible move of his customer. Lewandowski told AS that he would prefer not commenting the rumours in connection with his future.
On the other hand, AS reported that Carlo Ancelotti is not a man without a plan. Even if Real Madrid would manage to capture his number 9, he would not have to be overly dramatic since he is said to already have found the perfect replacement for the Polish striker.
Ancelotti is said to be interested in Napoli’s striker, Gonzalo Higuaín, who has been playing in superb form so far this season. Should Los Blancos purchase Lewandowski, Bayern would try to buy the former-Galactico, who has scored 16 goals in 17 games in this season at the Italian team.
According to the latest gambling news, Gonzalo Higuaín seems very similar to Robert Lewandowski in regards of style and abilities. The Argentine’s contract expires in 2018, however there is a buy-out clause in his contract: whoever wants to purchase him, the team will have to pay EUR 94 million.
The first round of the 2015-16 Champions League knockout was drawn in Nyon, Switzerland and the hottest fixture will be the Arsenal v Barcelona clash.
Besides Arsenal v Barcelona, the rematch of the 2006 Champions League final, Juventus vs Bayern Munich will be the other top match in the round of 16. There is a list of interesting fixtures though, and the likes of Benfica v Zenit and Gent v Wolfsburg will guarantee that some lesser ranked sides will also be present amongst Europe’s eight best teams.
Here is the full list of the schedule:
16 February & 9 March
Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) v Chelsea (ENG)
Benfica (POR) v Zenit (RUS)
17 February & 8 March
Gent (BEL) v Wolfsburg (GER)
Roma (ITA) v Real Madrid (ESP)
23 February & 16 March
Arsenal (ENG) v Barcelona (ESP)
Juventus (ITA) v Bayern München (GER)
24 February & 15 March
PSV Eindhoven (NED) v Atlético Madrid (ESP)
Dynamo Kyiv (UKR) v Manchester City (ENG)
Previous winners in Italic.
Zenit and Dynamo were separate from each other because of the tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
Apart from Gent v Wolfsburg, all of these matchups happened before in the Champions League, gambling news.
There were additional Arsenal v Barcelona fixtures since the 2006 final, and La Blaugrana managed to eliminate the Gunners both in 2010 and 2011. This will be the third PSG v Chelsea meeting in consecutive seasons with the Blues succeeding in 2013 and Le Parisiens winning last year.
Bayern beat Juve twice in 2013, the year Die Roten won the competition eventually. As Roma and Real Madrid are regular playing partners. They have met eight times since 2001 and the Wolves were able to eliminate Los Blancos in the round of 16 in 2008.
— UEFA (@UEFA) December 14, 2015
Atlético Madrid beat PSV Eindhoven twice in the group stage in 2008. Benfica advanced from the round of 16 in 2012 against Zenit, however the Saint Petersburg-based side handed two losses to the Eagles in last year’s group stage. Dynamo eliminated Manchester City in 2011 at the same stage, as experts of gambling facts might remember.
Unfortunately the hottest games, the Arsenal v Barcelona and the Juventus v Bayern Munich clashes will be played simultaneously. However, there will be some great clashes in this round, and the further stages will expectedly provide some additional unforgettable moments.
There was also a draw in the Europa league, where the fixtures in the round of 32 were determined. The draw included the top two teams from every group in the Europa League group stages, as well as the third-placed teams from the Champions League group phase.
The full list of matches:
Valencia (ESP) v Rapid Wien (AUT)
Fiorentina (ITA) v Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)
Borussia Dortmund (GER) v Porto (POR)
Fenerbahçe (TUR) v Lokomotiv Moskva (RUS)
Anderlecht (BEL) v Olympiacos (GRE)
Midtjylland (DEN) v Manchester United (ENG)
Augsburg (GER) v Liverpool (ENG)
Sparta Praha (CZE) v Krasnodar (RUS)
Galatasaray (TUR) v Lazio (ITA)
Sion (SUI) v Braga (POR)
Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) v Schalke (GER)
Marseille (FRA) v Athletic Club (ESP)
Sevilla (ESP, holders) v Molde (NOR)
Sporting CP (POR) v Bayer Leverkusen (GER)
Villarreal (ESP) v Napoli (ITA)
St-Étienne (FRA) v Basel (SUI)
Previous winners in Italic.
Russian and Ukrainian clubs were separated naturally.
Fiorentina v Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund v Porto will be the most interesting outings, however, Shakhtar Donetsk v Schalke or Galatasaray v Lazio would have been also a nice fit in the Champions League sports scores news a few years ago.
Less than two weeks after the remarkable victory against Wladimir Klitschko, the Tyson Fury stripped of title news broke.
The 27-year-old British fighter won the IBF heavyweight champion belt amongst four other titles last month. He defeated Klitschko on points with a unanimous decision in Düsseldorf. He had to fight against Vyacheslav Glazkov to defend the IBF belt, but he refused the opportunity and agreed on a rematch vs Klitschko, therefore came the Tyson Fury stripped of title procedure, gambling news report.
“It’s true he’s been stripped of his IBF belt,” said IBF championships chairman Lindsey Tucker. “Our challenger was Vyacheslav Glazkov, but instead Fury’s gone and signed a rematch clause with Wladimir Klitschko.”
Billy Joe Saunders on Tyson Fury being stripped of world heavy weight belt pic.twitter.com/QOWaPCy3p1
— BBC Radio 5 live (@bbc5live) December 9, 2015
Thus Fury will retain ‘only’ the WBA and WBO heavyweight world championship titles as well as the Ring Magazine belt. He is undefeated in 25 professional fights and has to defend his titles against Klitshcko because of the Ukrainian announced that he will activate the rematch clause that was included in the contract before their previous match.
The date of the Fury vs Klitschko II fight is to be announced.
After Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea suffered their latest setback against Bournemouth on Saturday, a new perspective emerged on the internet about how Chelsea to become champions next year.
Instead of commenting the news, let’s just face the theory:
Chelsea will win the league next season 1. Chelsea 2. Derby 3. Nottingham Forest 4. Burnley
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) December 5, 2015
Of course it is about the Championship, and it seems that Chelsea actually do everything in order to get engaged in the relegation battle as much as it is possible. Chelsea to become champions in the English second-flyer looks funny know, but if they don’t change something in the coming months, it will become even stickier towards May. They are currently 201.00 (200/1) to relegate at the end of the season at Bet365 Sportsbook.
Though Mourinho was previously confirmed as the Blues manager until the end of the season, gambling news reported that if they would eliminate from the Champions League against Porto on Wednesday, Roman Abramovich would instantly sack his friend. Or let say, “Relieve him from his duties”.
The show started with Manchester City going down 2–0 at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, where the hosts converted their first to shots through Marko Arnautovic. The Austrian winger also hit the post twice in the first half, so the Sky Blues actually lucky to start the second half with only two goals down. They were unable to recover, however.
Later on Saturday afternoon, Leicester City pulled out a confident, 3–0 win away at Swansea, thanks to a hat-trick from Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez. This helped Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester to climb back to the top of the Premier League table, stunning many experts of gambling facts. They are 26.00 (25/1) to win the league according to Bet365 Sportsbook.
Arsenal defeated Sunderland and though it wasn’t a surprise, this meant that two teams have passed City in the weekend, who fell back as down as third on the table. Still, Manuel Pellegrini’s men continue to be favourites to win the Premier League according to gambling news. Bet365 Sportsbook has the best offer for their success with online betting odds of 2.50 (3/2).
Their chances were boosted by Manchester United playing a goalless draw at home against West Ham United. Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils had only one shot on target during the 90 minutes and this stat speaks for itself. Jose Mourinho’s struggling Chelsea, increasingly getting involved in the relegation battle, suffered a 1–0 defeat at home to Bournemouth. Though Mourinho was previously confirmed as Chelsea manager until the end of the season, if it continues like this for them, his position might be reviewed even sooner…
To complete the list of crazy Premier League results, Liverpool suffered a 2–0 away defeat at Newcastle United, second bottom before the weekend. Just after Jürgen Klopp’s Reds were getting considered by more and more punters for the title – they are available for 10.00 (9/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook –, they came out with a performance. that was awful to watch. They might have been unlucky with the refereeing, but a defeat is all whet they deserved for their unimaginative display.
The holiday fixtures will expectedly bring an ever bigger mess, full of crazy Premier League results, and bettors should always consider the underdogs, especially when it’s about Premier League revelations like Leicester City and West Ham United.
A player from Canada is the seventh PokerStars millionaire during this Million Dollar Spin & Go promotion period.
Amaya’s world-leading online poker room produced six millionaires in a week, but there wasn’t another winner for a while until ‘Koovoon’ from Canada has become the latest PokerStars millionaire, gambling news report.
Koovoon needed no more than 39 hands to become a PokerStars millionaire. He bagged the $1 million jackpot actually in nine minutes. He was a strong chip leader during virtually the whole tournament and it wasn’t a surprise that it was that easy for him to beat AndyG1810 and Play2win$1kk, who are both from Russia and who both claimed a $100,000 dollar prize in the tournament that started with a $100 buy-in.
Koovoon’s million-dollar winning poker hand was an unsuited A4. The Canadian player moved all-in and AndyG1810 called with KJ unsuited. The flop was 2, A, 6, so Koovoon was in a winning position with a pair of aces. Turn produced a useless 3 while the river was a 6, so Koovoon won the tourney with two pairs, becoming the latest PokerStars millionaire.
— GMPoker (@GMellingPoker) November 21, 2015
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A punter from the northern island of the country placed a NZD 400,000 wager on the All Blacks, the biggest bet in history.
Since the New Zealand national rugby team was strong favourites against Australia, one had to wager quite a bet to win some serious cash. This is exactly what a player did from New Zealand, placing an extraordinary NZD 400,000 on the All Blacks, the biggest bet in history at land based and online sportsbooks in New Zealand.
The All Blacks duly won the 2015 Rugby World Cup final against their firm rivals. The 1.35 betting odds meant that the final gambling winnings were NZD 540,000 – awesome gambling news for the mysterious bettor. The previous record bet at New Zealand sportsbooks was a NZD 220,000 wager on Brazil beating China in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
New Zealand v Australia – Match Highlights and Tries – RWC Final 2015
New Zealand became the first national team that was able to retain its rugby world championship title, and this was the first occasion that the All Blacks won the competition outside New Zealand.
According to the Klopp Liverpool odds, it seems that the former Borussia Dortmund coach will be the Reds’ next manager.
Before the start of the 2015-16 season, Brendan Rodgers was the favourite to lose his job first amongst Premier League club managers according to experts of gambling facts. He came up second, since Dick Advocaat (ex-Sunderland) had crossed the line a few hours earlier on Sunday. However, it wasn’t a surprise at all that the Liverpool board relieved the Northern Irishman from his duties.
Apart from the exciting 3–2 against 18th placed Aston Villa and that 45 minutes at Arsenal, Liverpool were uninspiring and unimaginative in the whole season. With this team at his disposal, Rodgers should have done better. However, Liverpool’s luck is that other teams also have been struggling so far, thus fourth place is only three points away from the Anfield Road outfit. But it will be the new manager’s job to reach that.
According to the report that emerged on Sunday at a Bosnian site that since became unavailable, Fenway Sports Group, the company that owns Liverpool FC pretty much agreed Jurgen Klopp, BVB’s former coach and his assistant at Signal Iduna Park, Zeljko Buvac on a three-year contract to take over the club.
Since Klopp’s assistant is from Bosnia-Herzegovina, sports scores news all over the world gave credit to the rumour. And it was also forcefully backed by the official announcement about Rodgers being sacked by Liverpool soon after. With all this happening, it was understandable that the Klopp Liverpool odds suggested that the German will be the Reds’ next manager.
This was also rumoured in the spring. However, Rodgers somehow managed to keep his position then. However, now Klopp might be FSG’s number one target easily. They did not hide their intentions about approaching Brendan Rodgers in 2012, and now everyone considers Klopp as their first target, ahead of Carlo Ancelotti and Frank de Boer.
The decision to get rid of Brendan Rodgers after eight league matches into the season was criticised by many, most notably by former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher. However, the former England defender also agreed that the previous BVB coach could be the right person for the job, further boosting the Klopp Liverpool odds.
Jurgen Klopp spotted in Liverpool. It’s happening. pic.twitter.com/o928syxagS
— #KloppIn (@RodgersOutClub) October 4, 2015
According to gambling news, the odds are continuously being shortened at online betting operators, but you can still wager on Klopp becoming the next Liverpool manager with odds of 1.20 (1/5) at BetVictor Sportsbook. They offer top underdog Carlo Ancelotti at 3.75 (11/4), while Frank de Boer’s appointment is priced at 13.00 (12/1).
According to the statement that was issued on Liverpoolfc.com on Sunday evening, the search for the new manager is underway. This suggests that maybe an agreement could be reached soon. It would be wise to place your wagers as soon as possible, since many operators might suspend betting on these market soon, as the Klopp Liverpool odds keep on shortening…
After the upheaval in EURO 2016 qualifying Group D, Republic of Ireland are in an excellent position to capture the third spot. They also have a chance to reach second place, ensuring outright qualification. This also means that the Scots went the opposite way. After Scotland v Germany 2-3 appeared in sports scores, and the failure in Georgia last week, they are sitting fourth, four points behind the Irish.
Watching the turnaround in Group D, it is interesting to see the odds for qualification. Republic of Ireland qualifying goes for online betting odds of 2.20 (6/5) at Bet365 Sportsbook. This is actually good business, since the Irish still have a shot at second place finish. They are also in contention for the sole spot of the best third-placed team, and their fighting spirit should help them in a possible playoff fixture as well.
Germany ended their Euro 2016 qualifying struggles by beating the hosts at Hampden Park. The Scotland v Germany 2-3 meant that Joachim Low’s team is only three points away from officially being qualified for the tournament in France next summer.
For long periods of the match, they played like the side that won the World Cup last summer. They kept letting back Scotland to the game however. The hosts were able to equalize twice against the dominant Germans. They also had a shot at leveling again at the very end of the contest.
Joachim Low has to sort out these suicidal tendencies, if he wants to make Germany ruthless champions once again. After the Scotland v Germany 2-3, they are favourites for the European Championship title next summer however, gambling news report. Bet365 Sportsbook has a reasonable offer for them to be crowned. They are available with online betting odds of 4.00 (3/1).
With Scotland suffering two defeats in a row – they were beaten in Georgia last week -, Republic of Ireland were able to overtake them. The Boys in Green won against Gibraltar and Georgia, and now they have a shot at second place.
This will be an interesting group to watch in the last two rounds. The Irish will entertain Germany, while Poland will visit Scotland on the penultimate matchday in Group D. Then in the closing round, Poland and the Republic might decide outright qualification between each other.
Scottish national team coach Gordon Strachan said after Scotland v Germany 2-3, that his side still have a chance to qualify for the EURO 2016. Some chance. Scotland to qualify for the tournament is available with internet betting odds of 13.00 (12/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook.
That would be good money for sure. However you can bet on their failure at 1.04 (1/25). You don’t have to be an expert of gambling facts to sort out what that means. However, Strachan thinks that tracking third-placed Republic of Ireland by four points doesn’t mean that his team is out of the competition yet.
He said, “We are still in this. We’ve had two chances over the last couple of days to pick up points and we’ve not done that, so we can’t look about and blame anybody else for anything. But trust me, we’re still in this.”
He continued, “If we play like that, the same determination with a wee bit luck – when you play the world champions you need a wee bit of luck. You don’t need deflections coming off someone’s foot and creeping in the back of the net.” Strachan was talking about Germany’s luck by Thomas Muller’s shot. However, his side was also favoured by fortune, when the ball came off from Manuel Neuer and bounced back into his net from the chest of Mats Hummels, to make it 1–1.
Strachan added, “They’re a bit disappointed in there but I can feel within that disappointment that they gave it a good shot. We were just a fraction away from it being the perfect performance. We’re three or four passes from being a right good side.”
Then he concluded his press conference after the Scotland v Germany 2-3, “Every one of those guys has got something inside them that drives them on. To go behind against the world champions, go behind again and you keep coming back, keep plugging away – they can be proud of their performances. I can’t wait to get them back together. I’m really proud of them and they should be proud of themselves”.
After they suffered a 3-0 defeat in Turkey, Netherlands Euro 2016 chances are under serious threat.
The Dutch national team can still reach the playoffs of the Euro 2016 qualifiers, but they have to come back from a two-point handicap in two games. Now they will have a month of preparation. It is not expected that national team coach Danny Blind would leave his post after he took over the side in the summer. There is a crisis at the Dutch national side, and another change in management is hard to see bringing an instant solution.
Especially as Netherlands Euro 2016 chances are so bad that they don’t even have control over their fate. Next time they will play against Kazakhstan on the 10th October, so players will have time to clear their heads. Gambling news report that they will be 1.22 (2/9) favourites according to Betway Sportsbook in their next qualifier. However, looking at the side now, a draw for 6.00 (5/1) is also very tempting.
Several national teams celebrated the qualification for next year’s UEFA European Championships during the weekend. Two sides have booked their places for the tournament in France from Group A. They are Iceland – 67.00 (66/1) outsiders to win the Euro ’16 at Betway Sportsbook – and the Czech Republic, who are 81.00 (80/1) outsiders. Meanwhile the Dutch football giants continue to struggle.
After a defeat in Turkey, Netherlands Euro 2016 chances suffered another blow under national team coach Danny Blind. The loss on Sunday came just three days after another defeat appeared in live sports results against Iceland. There are two rounds left from the qualifiers and the Dutch are trailing Turkey by two points. This means that they only have a chance to reach the playoffs, if the Turkish lose against the Czech Republic or Iceland.
So, Turkey have to play against two sides that already have qualified for the tournament. Moreover, they are boosted by the fact that they inflicted the heaviest defeat on the Dutch since Euro 1996, when England dispatched them 4-1 at Wembley. It is no wonder that Netherlands Euro 2016 chances were cut, but they still have an outside shot to win the Euros with betting odds of 34.00 (33/1) according to Betway Sportsbook.
It seems that the announcement of Danny Blind did not solve problems at the Dutch national team. The side struggled under Guus Hiddink, and they have been struggling under Blind too. Netherlands Euro 2016 chances are becoming weaker and weaker. They occupy fourth place in Group A. This means that they have considerable problems.
Their qualification is out of their hands. Don’t forget, this is the same side that went all the way to the World Cup semifinals last summer in Brazil. They were eliminated by Lionel Messi’s Argentina on penalties, but after that they swept aside the hosts to claim the bronze medal. Though it is clear that the pragmatic approach left the team together with Louis van Gaal, they are still a puzzle, even for many experts of gambling facts.
Dutch football is all about ball control, skills and attacking approach. These are more important values for them than points and results. Still, the Dutch were able to reach second and third places in the last two World Cups by pragmatic football only. They returned to their traditional way of football since, but after Netherlands Euro 2016 chances will be completely gone, they might try something less pretty again.
It seems that those times, when the Dutch were successful by totally controlling their games are gone. Whether it is temporary or permanent, we will see. But it seems, that they have to embrace a new identity to return to world’s elite on a permanent basis.