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.

Betting action on Mayweather-McGregor is challenging the Super Bowl for most money wagered

Aug 21, 2017 - 9:33 PM ET

Sportsbooks knew Mayweather vs. McGregor was going to be big. They didn't know it would be "Super Bowl" big. The betting handle on the August 26 fight is challenging the Super Bowl pointspread in terms of total money wagered and that has plenty of bookies around the sports betting industry nervous.

Las Vegas sportsbooks shocked by Mayweather vs. McGregor betting action

Aug 20, 2017 - 1:24 PM ET

We're closing in on the August 26 bout between boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA star Conor McGregor, and sportsbooks are stunned by the betting action so far. We're inside the Cosmopolitan sportsbook talking Mayweather-McGregor betting odds and trend with Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

Huge swing in Chiefs-Bengals game highlights Saturday's NFL preseason betting action

Aug 19, 2017 - 6:09 PM ET

There’s a hefty nine-game slate of NFL preseason games on the Saturday schedule. Covers checks in on the action with Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports for MGM Resorts sportsbooks in Las Vegas, and Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

Vikings-Seahawks clash seeing nice back and forth action

Aug 18, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

Week 2 of NFL preseason play continues with just one game under the Friday night lights. Covers checks in on the action with John Murray, supervisor at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, and Scott Kaminsky, sports director at offshore sportsbook TheGreek.com.

With MLB bettors unloading on these clubs, Vegas books brace for a wild weekend

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:25 PM ET

The baseball schedule is shrinking rapidly as August passes the midway mark. That means every game counts a little extra and MLB bettors are unloading on these front-running favorites. We're inside the Cosmopolitan sportsbook talking baseball betting odds with Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

Sharps generate five-point swing in Thursday NFL preseason betting action

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:48 PM ET

Week 2 of NFL preseason play opens with a three-game Thursday night sked, and the last of those games has seen fence-jumping line movement. Covers checks in on where the action is with Zach Jornlin, sportsbook supervisor at The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip, and Scott Cooley, odds consultant for offshore sportsbook Bookmaker.eu.

These Week 1 college football betting spreads have seen the biggest line moves

Aug 15, 2017 - 12:27 PM ET

The kickoff to college football is just a couple weeks away. We're inside the sportsbook at The Mirage Las Vegas with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading with MGM Resorts, checking in on the biggest line moves and which teams the sharp money likes for Week 1.

How are Las Vegas sportsbooks dealing with these red-hot MLB bets?

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:32 PM ET

As we hit the midway mark of August, a handful of MLB clubs are heating up and drawing big-money bets at Las Vegas sportsbooks. We find out how bookies are dealing with these streaking teams and talk this week's MLB odds with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts.

Los Angeles Chargers seeing slight edge in betting action for NFL preseason debut

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:23 PM ET

The first full week of NFL preseason play wraps up today, and to say action is slow on today’s two tilts would be an understatement. But there is a little wagering going on. Covers checks in on that action with Zach Jornlin, sportsbook supervisor at The Mirage on the Las Vegas Strip, and Scott Kaminsky, sports director at offshore book TheGreek.com.

Books seeing good two-way betting action for Cowboys-Rams preseason game

Aug 12, 2017 - 4:07 PM ET

A day after the big news of Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension – pending appeal, of course – America’s Team takes the field for the second time this preseason as part of tonight’s three-game NFL slate.

Vegas' bookies are watching these MLB betting odds very closely this weekend

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:47 AM ET

The MLB weekend schedule is packed with important matchups but none more than these three series. Las Vegas books are anticipating big money on these games and we get insight into their betting odds from Jason Simbal of CG Technology.

Starved NFL bettors sinking teeth into 49ers-Chiefs game with starters under center

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:00 PM ET

The first full week of NFL preseason play resumes today with three games on the docket. Covers checks in on where the action is with Tony Miller, sportsbook director at the Golden Nugget in downtown Las Vegas, and Scott Shelton, a supervisor at The Mirage sportsbook on the Vegas Strip.

NFL action report: Sharps hammering Jaguars in preseason opener at Patriots

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:18 PM ET

The first full week of NFL preseason play is highlighted by Thursday night’s seven-game slate, including a return to the field for the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Covers checks in on tonight’s action with Nick Bogdanovich, director of trading for William Hill US in Nevada, and with the lines manager for offshore sportsbook GTBets.com.

Sharp action driving line for Wednesday's NFL preseason game

Aug 9, 2017 - 5:41 PM ET

NFL preseason play brings with it a rather different schedule, and this week, that includes an unusual Wednesday night game. Covers checks in on the action with Peter Childs, risk management supervisor for offshore site Sportsbook.ag, and Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts books here in Las Vegas.

Vegas whale likes these three live long shot golfers to win the PGA Championship

Aug 8, 2017 - 2:59 PM ET

The PGA Championship is the final major of the 2017 season, and betting action is heating up in Las Vegas. We talk PGA betting odds with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts, who says a big-time bettor laid a quarter of a million on each of these three golfers this week.

There could be betting value fading these big-name MLB aces this week

Aug 7, 2017 - 10:01 PM ET

There are some big-name arms on the mound this week but baseball bettors could find great value going against those elite pitchers. We're inside The Mirage sportsbook, finding out where that value could lie from Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts.

Boise State back on top of the odds board for the Mountain West Championship

Aug 7, 2017 - 9:25 PM ET

The Mountain West gets plenty of love in Las Vegas thanks to local interest around UNLV. But The Runnin' Rebels are way down the board in the conference championship futures, chasing Boise State, San Diego State, Colorado State and others. We talk MWC futures with Jeff Stoneback, director of trading for MGM Resorts.

The AFC North is the Steelers' division to lose, according to the Vegas odds: Live From Las Vegas

Aug 5, 2017 - 3:40 PM ET

The Pittsburgh Steelers are once again the team to beat in the AFC North, at least that's what Las Vegas oddsmakers think. We take a look at the futures to win the AFC North, with insight from Johnny Avello, executive director of race and sports for the Wynn Las Vegas.

The Packers may not be a sure bet to win the NFC North in Vegas: Live From Las Vegas

Aug 5, 2017 - 2:50 PM ET

The Green Packers are the front runners to win the NFC North. But with some questions on both sides of the ball, savvy football bettors may find value down the board with the Vikings or Lions. We talk NFC North futures odds with Johnny Avello, executive director of race and sports, for the Wynn Las Vegas.

USC atop the Pac-12 title odds but big money wagered on Washington: Live From Las Vegas

Aug 5, 2017 - 12:01 AM ET

The USC Trojans are favored to win the Pac-12 Championship Game behind their Heisman hopeful, but action on this conference in Las Vegas has sided with the Washington Huskies. We talk to Matthew Holt of CG Technology about the shift in the Pac-12 title game futures odds.

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