AL West betting previews
Joe Peta continues his MLB season win total previews with the AL West, where he's a big fan of the Astros this season.
Las Vegas Raiders will test NFL's opposition to sports betting
No betting on the Super Bowl in Nevada? Don't laugh, it's possible with the arrival of the Las Vegas Raiders. Here's why the Raiders' move will test the NFL's opposition to sports betting.
Final Four Vegas rankings
The Gonzaga Bulldogs have finally made the Final Four, and lead our Vegas handicappers' Final Four power rankings.
NFL's evolving stance on sports betting and Las Vegas
The NFL has had a decades-long adversarial public relationship with sports betting. Here is a collection of quotes, from Pete Rozelle in 1963 to Roger Goodell's recent comments.
NL betting previews
Need to prepare for the 2017 MLB season? Look no further, as Joe Peta has in-depth season previews for all 15 NL teams, including if they will beat Vegas' expectations.
Predicting Mets' 2017 record
Joe Peta previews the New York Mets' season and thinks the team will go as far as their starting pitching can take them.
Pats lead post-free agency Vegas ranks
With NFL free agency winding down, it's time to take stock of where every team stands. Our Vegas handicappers give update power rankings for all 32 teams.
Updated NCAA tourney betting results
We're all following which teams advance in the bracket, but which teams covered? What about the total? This is a running file of the NCAA tourney results with a gambling slant.
Gonzaga routs Xavier 83-59 to earn first berth in Final Four (first in school history and first team to earn a berth this year). The ViewFromVegas is the Bulldogs also covered as 8.5-point favorites and the game stayed under the betting total of 145 points. Gonzaga was the 7-5 favorite at the Westgate SuperBook to win the West Regional before the NCAA tournament started.
North Carolina beats Kentucky 75-73 to complete Final Four. The ViewFromVegas is the game lands on the closing line of North Carolina -2 as the majority of bettors get refunds (though early Kentucky backers cashed with +3 or 2.5 :). The Tar Heels were the 7-5 favorites to win the South Regional at the Westgate SuperBook.
Why there's no such thing as a meaningless shot
Everyone has a bad beat story. But why do we remember them in such vivid detail? David McIntire dives into the intricate world of the bad beat, including gamblers' tales of bets gone awry.
The NCAA tournament's most shocking upsets.
From Norfolk State and George Mason to Villanova's miraculous win over Georgetown, take a look back at the five most shocking upsets in the history of the NCAA tournament.
Why did Vegas books struggle for part of the NFL season?
Nevada sportsbooks lost over $8 million on football (pro and college) in January, and struggled in the latter half of the season. David Purdum spoke with bookmakers and bettors to find out why.
Why Nationals, Mariners will top Vegas' expectations
ESPN Stats & Information's Paul Hembekides circles five MLB win total over/under bets to target, based on projections, stats and insights.
Season betting review for every NFL team
With the 2016 NFL season in the books, Dave Tuley and Erin Rynning look back at all 32 teams from a betting perspective.
Aldo opens as slight betting favorite over Holloway
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will open a slight betting favorite to defeat interim titleholder Max Holloway at UFC 212 on June 3.
My best 2017-18 CFB title value bets
It's never too early to look ahead to the next college football season. Chris "The Bear" Fallica gives his top five value bets for next year's title.
Barca odds to advance reached 100-1
Behind the odds for Barca's amazing comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.
WSOP Europe returns with $20MM in guarantees, 11 gold bracelet events
After a year's hiatus, WSOP Europe returns as part of a 44-day festival in Europe's largest poker room at King's Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic
Mayweather: Sometimes I bet 'millions'
Floyd Mayweather discusses how he began betting, his Super Bowl LI pick, if betting should be legalized, where he watches the games when he's betting in Vegas and more.
Confusion over final score causes point-spread issues
A seemingly innocuous 75-65 victory for Maryland-Eastern Shore over North Carolina A&T on Monday caused headaches for bettors and sportsbooks alike due to a scoring error at the end of the game.
Weekly dose of bad beats.
SVP and Stanford Steve detail the bad beats including Taj Gibson's ridiculous halftime buzzer-beater against the Blazers.
Best Stanley Cup value bets
Now that the trade deadline is behind us, Ben Arledge evaluates the best Stanley Cup futures bets, including the Columbus Blue Jackets at 14-1.
Spurs top Warriors in Vegas power rankings
With Kevin Durant out, our Vegas handicappers like San Antonio as the best team in the NBA. The Cleveland Cavaliers? They're down to sixth without Kevin Love.
Midseason NBA title value bets
The Cavs and Warriors may appear to be on an NBA Finals collision course, but there is value to be found elsewhere in the league, per Erin Rynning.
Sutton pie-eating keeper resigns from role
The 46-year-old, known as the "roly-poly goalie," admitted after the 2-0 loss that he knew a bookmaker was offering odds on him eating.
Mayweather-McGregor odds are like ...
Think Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather? What about the Bears to win the NFC North this past season? Or the Pistons to beat the Cavs in the playoffs last year? Here are comparable odds.
Latest futures odds
ESPN Chalk presents the latest futures odds from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook in a variety of sports.
St-Pierre opens a betting favorite over Bisping
Georges St-Pierre, coming off a three-year layoff, opens as a betting favorite (-170) against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (+140).
Kentucky Derby Watch and Futures Odds
Keep up on the latest odds for the 2017 Kentucky Derby with up-to-the minute updates from Daily Racing Form.
Worst 'bad beats' of the 2016-17 season
Super Bowl LI was a crushing defeat for the Atlanta Falcons -- and for many bettors. But it was just one of the six worst gambling bad beats of the 2016-17 NFL season.
Bettors' guide to all 51 Super Bowls
Need to know which team won and covered Super Bowl XLV? What about Super Bowl VII or XX? Here is a full summary of the against-the-spread result for all 51 Super Bowls.
Every team's way-too-early odds to win next year's Super Bowl
Which teams are Vegas favorites, and which ones are long shots for next year's Super Bowl in Minneapolis? NFL Nation reporters examine the odds for all 32 franchises.
10 interesting prop bets that cashed
With Super Bowl LI in the books, here are 10 interesting prop bets that cashed during the game, including the "yes" on an extra point hitting the goalpost.
What Super Bowl LI was like in Vegas
More than 111 million people watched the Super Bowl, but only a select few saw the game in Las Vegas. Here's what Super Bowl Sunday looked, felt and sounded like in Sin City.
Mayweather shares how he got into betting.
Floyd Mayweather sits down with ESPN to talk about how he got into betting and makes his Super Bowl picks.
Full Super Bowl LII odds
The New England Patriots are Super Bowl LI champions. Can they repeat? Here are the odds for all 32 NFL teams to win Super Bowl LII next season from the Westgate Las Vegas Super Book.
Biggest betting events of 2017
What are the biggest betting events of the year? The 2017 sports betting calendar provides a centralized resource for the dates of a wide variety of significant events in the gambling world.
2017 World Series of Poker schedule includes 74 bracelet events
The 2017 WSOP schedule feature 74 bracelet events, including eight new additions. The main event begins on July 8 with the November 9 set on July 17.
Billy Walters wants insider-trading case dropped
Billy Walters, a renowned sports bettor who is charged with multiple counts of wire and securities fraud, has asked a court to dismiss his insider-trading case, alleging government misconduct.
How Counter-Strike spawned a $5 billion gambling market you've never heard of
Counter-Strike has spawned a wild multibillion-dollar world of online casino gambling; it's barely regulated and open to any kid who wants in.
The inside story of the quick rise and quicker fall of DraftKings and FanDuel
The implosion of the daily fantasy industry is a bro-classic tale of hubris, recklessness, political naïveté and a kill-or-be-killed culture.
All you need to know before making your picks. PickCenter's data comes from two main sources: TeamRankings and numberFire.
Check out ESPN's full calendar of sports-betting highlights through the rest of 2017.
Experts almost unanimously agree that legalized sports betting in the U.S. is "inevitable."