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2021 NCAA Tournament Recap: Circa’s First March Mayhem

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Apr 8, 2021

Circa Sports led the charge into this year’s March Mayhem by posting the first lines in the world on the opening round of games. As America tuned in to watch Selection Sunday, Circa Sports instantaneously posted lines on all 32 games for wagering and proceeded to accept limit bets of $10,000 on both the mobile app and over the counter. The action was fast and furious, and when things calmed down, we had written enough in wagers to help shape the lines for most of the country and the world.    Raising the Limits on Basketball Betting   The key…

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2021 NCAA Tournament Preview & Power Ratings

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Mar 4, 2021

The Favorites In regards to this year’s top teams, Gonzaga and Baylor have been the cream of the crop for most of the year.  They have pretty much had the top 2 spots to themselves the entire year.  We had Gonzaga and Baylor both between a 100.5 and 102.5 power rating for a majority of the season and have had trouble distinguishing between the 2 teams.  Recently, Baylor has gone on pause for COVID 19 which has caused us to drop their ratings 2-3 pts once they returned to play.  Michigan has made quite a leap over the course of…

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The Art of Setting Sports Betting Limits

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Dec 3, 2020

Every few months the subject of sportsbook limits seems to pop up on Twitter and much debate usually follows. Having been in Las Vegas for the better part of 20 years, both as a bettor and a bookmaker, I feel I’m as qualified as anyone to offer my take on the matter.

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Sportsbook Director Matt Metcalf on VSIN’s Follow the Money

By Circa Sports | Dec 2, 2020

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Opening a New Book: The New Circa Las Vegas Sportsbook

Opening a New Book: The New Circa Las Vegas Sportsbook

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Oct 23, 2020

For a little over a year Circa Sports has existed in 2 locations, Golden Gate Hotel & Casino and the D Las Vegas. We opened the doors on June 1, 2019 and for the most part have not looked back. A lot of our thought process in starting our hole-in-the-wall sportsbook located in the oldest hotel in Las Vegas was to make as many mistakes as we could as quickly as we could. The importance of making these mistakes is that this is usually the best way to learn – and the often the only way to grow. We knew…

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Circa Sports — Where The Pros Play

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Jun 23, 2020

When we opened the doors to Circa Sports a little more than a year ago, we had a few ideas about what we were bringing to the sports betting landscape. Part of the reason we felt qualified to take an honest look at what was missing in the sports betting world was our experience on both sides of the counter.

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Derek Stevens on VSIN’s Follow the Money

By Circa Sports | Jun 2, 2020

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Booking and Wagering on Smaller Sports and Niche Markets

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | May 26, 2020

With the recent events regarding COVID-19, bookmakers around the world have been forced to become resourceful in their efforts to find additional sports to add to their betting menu. This has created a unique situation for bettors and bookmakers all around the world.

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Sportsbook Director Matt Metcalf on VSIN’s Follow the Money

By Circa Sports | Feb 14, 2020

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Why Betting Lines Move: A Bookmaker’s Perspective

By Matt Metcalf @MMpact | Jan 24, 2020

If you hang around sportsbooks long enough, you will overhear countless conversations between bettors speculating about why a certain line has moved. Betting lines move for a variety of reasons and for the most part are in a constant state of flux. In this article, we will run through some of the main reasons why a betting line might move between the time the line opens and the start of the game.

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