Home to the Kentucky Derby, the state of Kentucky hosts one of the biggest gambling events of the year on an annual basis. Unfortunately for residents of Kentucky, horse racing is the only form of legalized gambling that the state supports, with the exception of charitable events and the lottery.


Gambling in Kansas is legal through limited state-run casinos and tribal casinos. In addition, the state allows charitable games like bingo, regulated by the Kansas Department of Revenue, along with the lottery. While horse and dog racing are both deemed legal, there are currently no active tracks in Kansas.


Iowa is one of only five states in the country where all six major types of gambling are allowed in at least some capacity, including charitable, parimutuel, commercial, tribal, racetrack and lotteries. In addition, Iowa is one of just six states to allow riverboat gambling – and the first to do so – along with Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri and Mississippi.


Gambling in the state of Arkansas is very restricted, limited only to horse and dog racing through parimutuel wagering, bingo, raffles and the lottery. In addition, there are two “racinos” where some casino-style games are offered along with racing at tracks in Hot Springs and West Memphis.

Gaming Laws in Arkansas

Illegal gambling in Arkansas is defined as “a person betting any money or any valuable thing on any game of hazard or skill” in State Statute 5-66-101. If convicted, an individual is subject to be fined in any sum not less than $10 nor more than $25.

NFL Draft Props: Winston, Mariota Odds

The 2015 NFL Draft gets underway in Chicago on Thursday night, and Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been listed as the clear betting favorite at online sportsbook Bovada to be the top pick.


Finding Value in Kentucky Derby Betting

With just a week to go before the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah is the betting favorite at 13/5 at Bovada, looking to become the third consecutive favorite to win the Run for the Roses.

Orb got the job done as the lukewarm favorite in 2013, returning $12.80 for the win. California Chrome made chalk players happy last year, paying $7.00 as the betting favorite.


Mavs Have ATS Momentum vs Rockets

The Dallas Mavericks have now managed to cover the posted spread at the online sportsbooks in each of their last two games against the Houston Rockets in their first-round playoff series as the teams meet in Game 5 on Tuesday night.

The Mavericks cut the Rockets' series lead to 3-1 in Game 4 of the series on Sunday with a 121-109 victory as a 3.5-point home underdog on the NBA betting lines at the online sportsbooks. Dallas, though, is still just 3-7 SU and 4-6 ATS in its 10 most recent games against rival Houston.

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Kershaw is Back on Mound vs the Giants

The Los Angeles Dodgers have managed pick up five victories in Clayton Kershaw's last eight starts against the San Francisco Giants as those two division rivals continue a marquee baseball betting series at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.

Kershaw, though, is just 1-1 with a 4.07 ERA so far this season, and he had to settle for a no-decision against the Giants on April 22 when he gave up only two runs on three hits over six innings of work. Madison Bumgarner (1-1, 4.63 ERA) will take the mound for the Giants on Tuesday night.

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Spurs Seek Win, Payout vs the Clippers

The San Antonio Spurs have just two ATS victories in their last six games against the Los Angeles Clippers as those two teams prepare to hit the hardwood together on Tuesday night in Game 5 of their best-of-seven first-round playoff series.

The Spurs lost both SU and ATS against the Clippers in Game 4 of the series on Sunday, falling 114-105 as a 6-point home betting favorite on the NBA odds in that OVER result to slip into a 2-2 tie in the set. The OVER now has the slight edge at 6-4 in the 10 most recent games between the two teams.

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