The Latest from: Patrick Everson

Patrick Everson is Covers' man on the scene, which means he's usually in the middle of the action at the biggest and best sportsbooks in Las Vegas. Patrick not only talks with some of the sharpest bettors and most renowned oddsmakers in town but also profiles you - the average bettor - with his popular "Scenes from Sin City". Who knows? The next time you're visiting a Vegas book, for Super Bowl or March Madness, you might just bump into Mr. Everson.

Vegas has a new Heisman Trophy betting favorite

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:21 PM ET

Sam Darnold is the new favorite to win the Heisman Trophy, according to Las Vegas oddsmakers. The USC quarterback has supplanted Oklahoma AB Baker Mayfield atop the odds board but he's not the only college superstar drawing action.

Early golf betting action backing Fowler and Thomas to win the British Open

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:07 PM ET

The Open Championship is less than a month away, and the early money on the PGA's third major tournament is surprising Las Vegas bookies. We talk about the odds and action for the British Open with Jeff Hoose, sportsbook manager at Aria.

These three big MLB series are seeing the most baseball betting action in Las Vegas

Jun 27, 2017 - 12:48 PM ET

There are some monster matchups on the board for baseball betting this week. We're inside the sportsbook at Aria Las Vegas, talking MLB betting odds and action with sportsbook manager Jeff Hoose.

Sin City sportsbooks still sizzle with these summer betting options

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:25 AM ET

If you're already getting tired of betting baseball, don't sweat it. Las Vegas sportsbooks have plenty of wagering options beyond the bases. We're inside the Bellagio Las Vegas talking to sportsbook manager Dawn Bailey about the hottest wagers for the summer months.

Win big on the little guys with FCS championship futures odds in Las Vegas

Jun 24, 2017 - 8:07 AM ET

While the big boys in the NCAA FBS get all the attention, MGM sportsbooks in Las Vegas have opened odds on the little guys - the FCS national title. We get the scoop on the betting favorites to win the FCS title from Dawn Bailey, sportsbook manager at the Bellagio.

Front-line fighters for sports betting expansion set odds on when legalization will happen

Jun 23, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The Supreme Court has granted an appeal in the pending in New Jersey sports betting case for a hearing and the future of legalized sports betting outside of Nevada has taken the next step. Patrick Everson talks to those battling for sports betting expansion and gets their odds on how soon you'll be able to bet outside of the Silver State.

Is Warriors' dominance ruining NBA futures market in Las Vegas?

Jun 23, 2017 - 7:43 PM ET

2017-18 NBA futures wagering is off to an ominous start in Las Vegas. The reason? Definitely a lack of parity with both public and sharp bettors simply assuming the Golden State Warriors will win again next season. Patrick Everson talks with oddsmakers to see if they have a solution up their sleeves.

Las Vegas sportsbook weighs in on Golden Knights' roster, NHL odds

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:48 AM ET

The Vegas Golden Knights built out their roster and are taking shape as we head toward their first season on the ice. We're inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas talking about the Golden Knights and their NHL odds with Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

These three MLB series headline a hot weekend in baseball betting

Jun 23, 2017 - 10:38 AM ET

We're rolling toward the end of June with a massive card of baseball betting action this weekend. We highlight three of the top series on tap for MLB fans and get insight on the baseball betting odds from Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

NCAAF bettors come from far and wide for Golden Nugget's Games of the Year release

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

For more than a decade now, the Golden Nugget sportsbook has made a tradition of putting up its college football Games of the Year, by the dozens and dozens. It’s as much a summer certainty as 115-degree days in Las Vegas. Patrick Everson gets the inside scoop from the oddsmakers who released those numbers.

These three MLB series are the hottest bets in Vegas this week

Jun 19, 2017 - 5:50 PM ET

The MLB schedule keeps chugging along and this week has some massive matchups that have baseball bettors eager to get down some action. We talk to Johnny Avello of the Wynn Las Vegas about the biggest and best MLB bets on the board.

Strange Mayweather vs. McGregor betting odds are made to make dollars, not sense

Jun 16, 2017 - 8:31 PM ET

If you do the math behind the Mayweather-McGregor boxing odds, it doesn't all add up. The undefeated champ was a much bigger favorite against trained world-class boxers during his career, but is now -650 against a MMA brawler? Patrick Everson investigates these "odd" odds.

Betting public pounds McGregor odds, big money is on Mayweather in Las Vegas

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:40 PM ET

The super bout between MMA star Conor McGregor and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather is set for August 26, but books have been taking wagers on this fight for some time now. We're italking Mayweather-McGregor with Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

Las Vegas sportsbooks are winning big on baseball betting. Here's why

Jun 15, 2017 - 4:52 PM ET

The 2017 MLB season has been very kind to sportsbooks, in large part to the struggles from some of the most popular teams. We talk to Jason Simbal of CG Technology, who says MLB bettors haven't smartened up to the current state of the major leagues.

Warriors and Cavs top NBA 2018 odds, but Las Vegas love the Lakers

Jun 14, 2017 - 2:10 PM ET

It's no surprise to see the Warriors and Cavaliers atop the 2018 NBA futures odds, but what may shock you is which NBA team has taken the most early action to win next year's championship. We talk to The Mirage sportsbook about the opening NBA futures action.

Next year's Stanley Cup odds are out and surprise teams are drawing action

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:09 PM ET

Las Vegas oddsmakers have wasted no time posting futures for next year's Stanley Cup championship. We talk to Jeff Stoneback of The Mirage sportsbook, who says some surprising teams are taking the most NHL betting action to win it all in 2018.

Will he or won't he? Mickelson picking up plenty of betting action to win US Open

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Phil Mickelson is going to need some sort of weather delay at the US Open in order to make it to Wisconsin for his afternoon tee time, but that isn't stopping the wagers from coming in on "Lefty" to win the event.

A tournament as big as the U.S. Open demands a ton of betting options

Jun 13, 2017 - 6:58 PM ET

The U.S. Open is the second major of the season and Las Vegas rolls out the red carpet for the annual Fathers Day event with a massive betting board. We break down the favorites, betting action, and live long shots with Johnny Avello of the Wynn Las Vegas.

MLB bettors have soured on the costly Cubs and their slow start

Jun 12, 2017 - 7:10 PM ET

After winning the World Series, the Cubs were the most popular bet in baseball. But Chicago has started slowly in 2017 and baseball bettors are tired of losing money on the Cubbies. We talk the biggest MLB bets with Johnny Avello of the Wynn Las Vegas.

Spread for Game 5 jumping around as sharps and squares butt heads

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Will bettors think Game 4 of the NBA Finals was the beginning of another amazing Cleveland comeback, or just a tease to lengthen this best-of-7 series by one game? Covers checks in on action for tonight’s Game 5, with insights from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas, and Peter Childs, risk management supervisor for offshore site Sportsbook.ag.

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