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Setting the NFL Draft Odds at Circa Sports

By Aaron Oster | Apr 27, 2023

With most betting markets, there’s a perception that sportsbooks oddsmakers simply know more. They have models, or they’re the first to get information. They dictate the market, and the old saying that it’s impossible to beat the house gets repeated over and over. Whether or not that’s true in general can be debated for sure. One time a year where it certainly isn’t true, however, is for the NFL Draft.   Setting the NFL Draft Markets   Nick Bogdanovich was in charge of setting the draft markets for Circa Sports this year. Bogdanovich, a veteran of the industry for nearly…

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The College Basketball Road to March: Basketball Tournament Odds

By Aaron Oster | Feb 28, 2023

As we head into March, it’s a perfect time to take a look at how we got to this point in the college basketball season. To properly put into context some of the aspects of the season, it’s important to start where we are now. Read on to see the current 2023 college basketball tournament odds so you can keep your eye out on your favorite teams leading up to and during the exciting tournament starting March 14.   Current 2023 College Basketball Tournament Odds   Here are the current top 10 teams with the lowest odds to win the…

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Pro Football Player in NFL Championship Game

Early 2024 NFL Championship Bet Possibilities

By Aaron Oster | Feb 20, 2023

The NFL Championship game just ended, and the Kansas City Chiefs are your new champions. However, despite the season just ending, the football betting season never ends. Circa Sports has already released 2024 NFL Championship odds for those who either can’t wait until next season to make a bet, or those who think they have an angle before the offseason truly begins. Read on to see the current odds, favorite teams, and some insight into which teams to keep an eye on in the upcoming season.   Current 2024 NFL Championship Odds   First, let’s take a look at the…

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Circa Sports Million IV & Survivor Pro Football Contests

2022 Circa Sports Million & Circa Survivor Football Contest Recap

By Circa Sports | Jan 20, 2023

The 2022-23 Circa Sports Million IV and Circa Survivor pro football contests were quite an exciting ride. Between the two contests, a total of 10,824 entrants vied for some serious bragging rights. After an exciting NFL season, the large checks that were given out were well deserved. Circa Sports awarded $12 million in prizes to the winners of its record-setting Circa Survivor and Circa Sports Million IV pro football contests, which concluded on January 8. Every year just seems to get better and better! Marking the largest legal football survivor contest in the world, Circa Survivor awarded two winners a…

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NFL Championship Exactas

By Aaron Oster | Jan 19, 2023

We’re down to the divisional round of the playoffs and Circa Sports still has plenty of way to bet the NFL Playoffs. While a lot of the value in betting individual teams has disappeared, there’s still at least one interesting way to bet the playoffs while getting a big potential payout while just making one bet. And that’s betting the possible NFL Championship Exacta. Instead of simply betting the Chiefs to win it all at +290, if you think the 49ers are going to be their opponent in the Big Game, you can bet that a much juicier +825. Every…

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Circa Sports Million IV & Survivor Pro Football Contests

The Final Sweat For Survivor and Million

By Aaron Oster | Jan 8, 2023

Greetings from the world’s largest sportsbook at Circa Resort and Casino. Today is the final day for sweating out games in both Survivor and Million. I’ll be bringing you all the live action, where some of our contestants will be sweating out their final day of games as they look to bring home the prize. You can find the games that our leaders are on in Million here: Circa-Sports-Million-IV-Week-18-Leader-Selections-1.pdf (circasports.com)   8:24 – Utter jubilation. What little restraint that was left completely disappeared after DJ Chark caught the 4th down pass for a first down. Hugs, jumping. I think I’ve…

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Sportsbook Manager Chris Bennett on Be Better Bettors

By Circa Sports | Nov 28, 2021

Circa Sports Sportsbook Manager Chris Bennett joins the Be Better Bettors podcast to discuss his career in sports betting and his bookmaking and oddsmaking philosophy.

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2nd Annual Circa Sports Football Contest Panel Discussion

By Circa Sports | Aug 28, 2021

Topics range from 2021 NFL season predictions to sports betting philosophy as Mike Palm moderates the 2nd Annual Circa Sports Football Contest Panel Discussion with Michael Lombardi, Matt Metcalf, Mike Pritchard and Cristen Zenuik.

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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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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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