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Bill Ordine

Bill Ordine was a reporter and editor in news and sports for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore Sun for 25 years, and was a lead reporter on a team that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News. Bill started reporting on casinos and gaming shortly after Atlantic City’s first gambling halls opened and wrote a syndicated column on travel to casino destinations for 10 years. He covered the World Series of Poker for a decade and his articles on gaming have appeared in many major U.S. newspapers, such as the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald and others.

Baltimore Ravens Name BetMGM First Official Gaming Partner

Baltimore Ravens Name BetMGM First Official Gaming Partner

A day after Maryland sports betting was signed into law, one of the state's professional sports teams, the Baltimore Ravens, announced a partnership with BetMGM.

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Commentary: Super Bowl Promos Great, Technology Not So Much

Commentary: Super Bowl Promos Great, Technology Not So Much

The outage that hit several prominent sportsbooks on Super Bowl Sunday is inexcusable when you consider their offers increased the number of bettors. How could they not be ready for the increased betting activity?

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On The Money | NFL Super Bowl Betting Recap: Sportsbook Issues

On The Money | NFL Super Bowl Betting Recap: Sportsbook Issues

Heavy sports betting volume on Sunday's Super Bowl led to technical issues at most sportsbooks in the U.S.

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‘Mattress Mack’ Places $3.46M Wager on Bucs in Super Bowl 55

‘Mattress Mack’ Places $3.46M Wager on Bucs in Super Bowl 55

"Mattress Mack" is at it again. He's putting $3.46 million down on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers getting points in Sunday's Super Bowl.

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On The Money | NFL Conference Betting Recap: Look to Futures

On The Money | NFL Conference Betting Recap: Look to Futures

Bookmakers find themselves with huge Super Bowl futures liabilities when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers meet the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7

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On The Money | NFL Divisional Betting Recap: Sharp Turns

On The Money | NFL Divisional Betting Recap: Sharp Turns

The Browns-Chiefs line saw substantial movement Sunday when Sharps, or professional bettors, started putting their money down.

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On The Money | NFL Wild-Card Betting Recap: Super for Books

On The Money | NFL Wild-Card Betting Recap: Super for Books

On NFL Wild-Card Weekend, when underdogs win with the spread, it's good for bookmakers. This proved to be the case on Super Wild Card weekend.

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On The Money | NFL Week 17 Betting Recap: Head-Scratching Day

On The Money | NFL Week 17 Betting Recap: Head-Scratching Day

Some of the wagering in NFL Week 17 games left oddsmakers wondering what bettors were thinking.

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On The Money | NFL Week 16 Betting Recap: Defying Logic

On The Money | NFL Week 16 Betting Recap: Defying Logic

For reasons that defy logic, the biggest NFL Week 16 win came when an MGM customer put a cool half-million dollars on the mediocre, going-nowhere Carolina Panthers to beat the Washington Football Team, which should have been highly motivated to clinch the NFC East, and yet the Panthers won their fifth game of the season.

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On The Money | NFL Week 15 Betting Recap: Right on the Line

On The Money | NFL Week 15 Betting Recap: Right on the Line

The most-heavily bet game of the day in Week 15, the Chiefs at the Saints, fell right on the line at most sportsbooks. What does that mean for bettors?

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On The Money | NFL Week 14 Betting Recap: Big Backdoor Covers

On The Money | NFL Week 14 Betting Recap: Big Backdoor Covers

In two heavily bet Sunday NFL games, Kansas City at Miami and Green Bay at Detroit, late field goals allowed underdogs to close the point-spread gap and cover. In both cases, the decisions helped the books and worked against the public.

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On The Money | NFL Week 13 Betting Recap: Sportsbooks Win Big

On The Money | NFL Week 13 Betting Recap: Sportsbooks Win Big

Putting an exclamation point on the NFL Week 13 losing day for the public was the Seattle Seahawks’ outright loss to the Giants, an outcome that tore up parlay betting and teaser tickets.

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