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Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills Betting Odds, Predictions, Props, Lines & Picks

Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills Betting Odds, Predictions, Props, Lines & Picks

This week’s edition of Sunday Night Football brings us a matchup between a pair of AFC division leaders as the Steelers (11-1 SU, 8-4 ATS) travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills (9-3 SU, 7-5 ATS). Last week, Pittsburgh lost at home to Washington Football Team, ending their undefeated record this season, but are still unbeaten on the road and will look to extend that streak against Buffalo. The Bills are coming out of a neutral ground win over the 49ers and are close to securing a playoff spot.

Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills Betting Line Movement

The Bills started the week as the +2.5 underdogs, but after some early action backing them, the line has moved to -2 or 1.5 depending on where you place your wager. The total kept steady for most of the week, only slightly rising from 47.5 to 48.

Notes On The Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh undefeated streak ended on Sunday as they lost to Washington, but we shouldn’t overreact and read too much into that defeat. It came after only four days of rest for the Steelers and the fatigue obviously caught up with them in the second half. What is important for Pittsburgh is that they still hold the tiebreaker over the Chiefs sweeping all their conference games so far. And that is exactly why the Bills game is so important to them. They are still 7th in the league in points per game with 27.8 ppg and the best in the league in scoring defense with only 17.6 ppg allowed, so it’s reasonable to expect them to bounce back and do good on Sunday night. However, the defense will miss some important parts on Sunday, as Bud Dupree is done for the season with a torn ACL, and the leading tackler, Vince Williams, is on the list.

Ben Roethlisberger had one of the worst games of the season last week but still managed to throw for an impressive 305 yards and two touchdowns. After finally getting some rest we can expect him to have a great game against the Bills’ pass defense which is not as good as advertised before the season and gave up 300 yards and 3 TDs to Nick Mullens just last week. We can also expect a decent game from RB James Conner who’s back after missing a couple of games after testing positive for Covid-19.

Notes On The Week 14 Buffalo Bills

The great season for Josh Allen continued last Monday as he toyed with the 49ers, leading his team to a 34-24 win, a first in the Monday Night Football game since 1999. The Bills now have a one-game edge over Miami in the AFC East and hold the tiebreaker, too. Allen ended the game with 375 yards on 32-from40 passing and 4 touchdowns with no interceptions. Buffalo’s passing offense is now 3rd in the league with 276.4 yards per game. On Sunday night, they will meet their match, as Pittsburgh boasts a 2nd-ranked passing defense allowing only 199.8 yards per contest. The defense which was the main reason for the Bills’ success last year is actually the worse part of the team this season, allowing 25.5 points per game.

After a flawless game last week, Josh Allen faces a much tougher matchup this time around. Still, the Steelers allowed Alex Smith to throw for almost 300 yards, and Allens should have another effective game. Stefon Diggs is also in great form, with more than 90 yards in four out of the last five games and seven or more catches in four consecutive games. He’ll square off against Joe Haden but still should be good for a decent fantasy score.

Week 14 NFL Betting Pick:Under 48

A game this important for both teams should have a playoff feel to it, and we can expect both defenses to step up. We expect a tight and nervy game, eventually ending in UNDER.

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Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Predictions Props, Odds, Lines, & Picks

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Predictions Props, Odds, Lines, & Picks

The Thanksgiving matchup between the Ravens (6-4 SU, 4-6 ATS) and the Steelers (10-0 SU, 8-2 ATS) not only didn’t take place on Thursday, in the originally scheduled time, but it has been moved three times since. The Covid-19 outbreak raging through the Ravens squad caused the NFL to postpone the game to Sunday, then move it to Tuesday, and the latest news is that the game will be played on Wednesday, also moving Pittsburgh’s next matchup vs Washington to Monday. There’s been plenty of questions about why is this game even being played with over 20 Ravens players sent to the Reserve/COVID-19 list, but the NFL seems determined to make this match happen.

Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Line Movement

Due to the events surrounding this game we’ve seen line fluctuate more drastically than usual. The opening odds had the Steelers favored by just -2.5 with the line moving to -4.5 before Thursday when the game was supposed to take place. Further news from the Ravens camp has now pushed the line all the way to -10.5 in Pittsburgh’s favor. The total has also seen some change due to the new situation, dropping from 44.5 to 40.5.

Notes On The Baltimore Ravens

The troubles just seem to pile on for Baltimore. After losing three of their last four games and seeing their playoff spot slowly slipping away, they now have a Covid outbreak in the ranks and will have to enter the must-win game in Pittsburgh without some of the most important players. The Ravens did beat the Steelers last year with their backups playing the prominent roles, but that was under totally different circumstances and these teams are at a much different place now. After losing running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins on Monday, on Thursday the Ravens were hit by the news that their QB Lamar Jackson, among others, has also tested positive and is unavailable for this game. Robert Griffin III will start in his place. Losing so many players will certainly affect Baltimore’s strongest weapon, the running game, but we can still expect them to try to make things happen on the ground.

RGII is not on the level of Lamar Jackson, but he is the player in a similar mold and we can expect him to contribute to teams rushing at least to some extent. Still, the Ravens will mostly rely on RB Gus Edwards who could put up big numbers without having to share his carries with Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins.

Notes On Pittsburgh Steelers

The news from the Pittsburgh camp is that the Steelers players are pretty ticked off with the several postponements of this game. They see it as the league doing everything to accommodate the Ravens and apparently are not too happy about it. It just adds a bit more fire to the game which they were already entering fully motivated as it can effectively clinch them the top spot in the division. They also have a Covid case on their hands as running back James corner is on the COVID-19/IR list. We can expect the Pittsburgh defense to go aggressive against Robert Griffin III from the start to try to secure an early lead and lean on Benny Snell to move the chains for the rest of the game.

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In the absence of James Conner, Snell could be in for a great game against the depleted Ravens defense. If the Ravens manage to keep the game close we may see some more actions from the receiving corp, especially rookie Chase Claypool who gets better with every game.

Tuesday Night Football Betting Pick & Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers -10.5

Due to so many unknowns, this game is very difficult to predict, but ultimately, all of the absent players should be too much for Baltimore, and we expect Big Ben and co to be able to handle the Baltimore second-stringers.

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Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks, Props, Odds, Lines & Predictions

Monday Night Football Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks, Props, Odds, Lines & Predictions

Last week, the Seattle Seahawks (7-3 SU, 6-4 ATS) managed to beat Arizona and bounce back from two consecutive losses and will look to build on that good performance as they travel to Philadelphia to face the struggling Eagles (3-6-1SU, 3-7 ATS) in Week 12 edition of Monday Night Football.

Seattle has dominated this matchup for a while now with the last loss coming way back in 1989. They have also covered the spread in the last six games in Philadelphia and swept the Eagles last season. The Eagles, despite having only three wins so far this season, have plenty to play for and still hope to make the playoffs just by virtue of playing in the abominable NFC East.

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Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles Betting Line Movement

The Seahawks were favorites by less than a field goal when the opening lines were published, but they attracted a lot of action bumping the spread to -6.5. The total was initially set at 52 but saw a significant drop-off during the week and now stands at 48.5 or 49 depending on a bookie. The last five games between these two teams went UNDER.

Notes On The Seattle Seahawks

Most of the success Seattle had this season came on the home turf, and on Monday they look to pick up the first road ween in almost two months since they beat the Dolphins in Week 4. The main reason for their faltering away from home has been, of course, their leaky defense that now ranks at the bottom of the NFL with 435 total yards and almost 29 points allowed per game. There is only so much that Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense can do when the defense wastes no time in tearing down everything good their attack builds. They did improve a bit in the last two games allowing less than 23 points against the Rams and Cardinals, and the rushing defense, especially, is starting to gain some respectability.
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Russell Wilson’s amazing form from the start of the season has faded a bit, but he looked sharp last week with 23-for-28 passing for 197 yards and two TDs with no interceptions. The return of Chris Carson should make his job easier as Philly’s defense will have to respect Seattle’s run more. We can expect a reasonably high score against the poor Eagles secondary and the same goes for receivers, particularly Tyler Lockett who should face an easier matchup than D.K. Metcalf.

Notes On The Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles enter the game in a must-win mode with both Washington Football Team and the Giants winning their games this week. They lost last week in Cleveland after another poor display from Carson Wentz and there are already some speculations that he may lose his starting spot. Against the Browns, Wentz threw two interceptions (one of them pick-six) and now has as many interceptions as he has touchdowns. But, he is far from the only reason for Philly’s bad offense. He lacks any sort of protection this season and has already been sacked 40 times, the most in the league. Interestingly, the second on the list is Monday’s opponent, Russell Wilson with 33.

The Eagles will mainly look to throw the ball on Monday night, but with Wentz performing this poorly, there’s hardly any fantasy value in their passing offense. Perhaps the better option is RB Miles Sanders. Despite the rushing defense being the Seahawks’ stronger suit, Sanders has proven that he is capable of big plays against any opponent.

Monday Night Football Betting Pick:Seattle Seahawks -6.5

The long week should have helped the Seahawks res and prepare for this game, and they will be eager to get on the new winning streak. Their road form causes some concern, but Philadelphia this season is hardly a problem when playing at home.

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Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants Betting Picks, Lines, Odds,& Predictions

Philadelphia Eagles Vs. New York Giants Betting Picks, Lines, Odds,& Predictions

The fact that the NFC East teams can hardly beat anyone outside their own division puts an extra layer of importance to the Sunday matchup. Both the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4-1 SU, 3-5 ATS) and the New York Giants (2-7 SU, 6-3 ATS) are aware that winning at MetLife Stadium will bring them one large step closer to the playoffs. The two teams met already in Week 7, with Philly edging out a close 22-21 win in a game where they were -5 favorites.

Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Giants Betting Line Movement

The oddsmakers believe that the Philadelphia Eagles’s extra week for recovery and preparation gives them the edge in this New York Giants matchup, and they are favored by -3 or -3.5 points depending on a bookie. The OVER/UNDER line has seen some rise during the week going from opening 42 to 44.5.

Notes On The Philadelphia Eagles

At the moment the Eagles have the best chances to come out of the miserable NFC East but that doesn’t mean that they have turned into a force or that they will be any sort of threat in the playoffs. Considering that the Eagles play 3 of their next 4 games away from home and that 5 out of the next 6 are against the teams fighting for playoffs, they are in a must-win situation on Sunday in order to create some much-needed cushion at the top of the division. The offense struggled to get going in the last matchup against the Giants, with the fourth-quarter surge needed to secure the narrow win. Don’t expect things to be much different this time as Carson Wentz, who leads the league in both interceptions and being sacked, will have a tough time facing New York’s strong defensive line and secondary.

However, in terms of numbers, Wentz did pretty good three weeks ago, throwing for 359 yards and two touchdowns. Still, if you’re looking at the Eagles, there are better fantasy picks. RB Miles Sanders is set to play for the first time since week 6 and is poised to have a good game against New York’s poor run defense, especially if he gets more involved in the passing game.

Notes On The New York Giants

The Giants are coming off a win against Washington, where they saw their early lead slip away, but managed to hold on in the fourth quarter. It was only their second win this season, but most of their losses came in tight games, and they covered the spread 6 times in 9 games. The feeling around the league is that this team has more potential than the standings may show. Their success in the Eagles game will mostly depend on the performance of their defense. Carson Wentz is the most sacked QB this season, and the Giants defense led by Leonard Williams who already has 5 sacks in this campaign, will look to put some pressure on him.

QB Daniel Jones has undeniable talent, but has often struggled behind an unreliable offensive line. The game last week was the first time he didn’t turn the ball over and considering his solid performance in the previous Eagles matchup he could be a sneaky good fantasy pick this time. RB Wayne Gallman is making the most of his chances while Devonta Freeman is out and has posted a touchdown for three straight weeks. If Freeman sits out this game too, Gallman is also a decent option.

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Week 10 Betting Pick:Philadelphia Eagles-3

The Philadelphia Eagles will be fully rested for this game against the New York Giants, and they are slowly getting healthier. They are extremely motivated for this game knowing the stakes and the tough schedule that awaits them. Look for them to be aggressive early on and impose themselves from the start. Miles Sanders’ return will provide a boost for their offense and provide an alternative scoring option if the Giants manage to stifle Philly’s passing game.

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Betting Picks, Lines, Odds,& Predictions

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Betting Picks, Lines, Odds,& Predictions

November 7, 2020. The Pittsburgh Steelers (7-0 SU, 6-1 ATS) will look to maintain their 100% record when they head to AT&T Stadium on Sunday to face the Dallas Cowboys (2-6 SU, 0-8 ATS) who are in all sorts of troubles. Dallas is yet to cover the spread this season and has now lost three consecutive games. At the same time, the Pittsburgh Steelers look like the most dangerous team in the league right now and will try to further extend their lead on the top of the AFC North.Last week, the Eagles beat the Cowboys 23-9.

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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Betting Line Movement

Due to the uncertainties in the Dallas camp, sportsbooks took some time to post the odds for this game, and, at the moment, the Steelers are favored by -14 or -14.5 points depending on where you place your bet. It’s the first time they’ve been double-digit road favorites in the last two years. The total is set at 43, mainly due to the lack of trust in the potency of the Dallas offense.

Thoughts On The Dallas Cowboys

Eight games into the season and the Steelers look like the most serious candidate to win it all. However, The Washington Football Team beat them 25-3 On October 25, 2020.

They survived a tough two-game stretch undefeated, coming out on top against the Titans and Ravens, and are now looking at an easier schedule in the next month or so. We can expect that sooner, rather than later, Mike Tomlin will start managing the load of some of his key players in preparation for the playoffs. Meanwhile, they don’t show signs of slowing down, scoring at least 26 points in every game. Also, their run defense is among the best in the NFL allowing only 96.85 total rushing yards per game and will look to stifle Ezekiel Elliot who is one of the few remaining offensive weapons Dallas has.

Big Ben’s numbers were not that great last week but it was to be expected in the battle against their Baltimore rivals. Expect him to feast on the horrible Dallas defense and score big on Sunday. WR Chase Claypool was back to his form against the Ravens with five catches and a touchdown while JuJu Schuster keeps active and receiving a lot of targets but is without a touchdown since Week 3. This may be the game where he explodes. However, apply some caution when choosing Pittsburgh players for your DFS lineup because if the game starts heading towards the blowout it’s easy to see Tomlin resting his key players in the fourth quarter.

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Thoughts On The Pittsburgh Steelers

The Cowboys are in all sorts of a mess at the moment. They have an uncertain quarterback situation and have scored a measly 22 points in their last three games combined. Now, with Andy Dalton placed on the reserve list, things are even worse. His backup, third-stringer rookie Ben Dinucci didn’t do much last week to show that he can be a worthy replacement. The other option, Garrett Gilbert, signed from the Browns training squad, doesn’t promise much, either.In week 5, the Steelers beat the Eagles. 38-29.

Similar to last week, the Cowboys are not the place to look when choosing your fantasy lineup. Elliot will once more have the most of the defensive focus on him, and the WR trio of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and CeeDee Lamb won’t be able to do much damage connecting with the third-string quarterback.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Dallas Cowboys Betting Pick = Under 43

This bet mainly relies on the inability of Dallas to score. Pittsburgh will be motivated to get the job done and will do no favors to the Cowboys offense. Both teams will be focused on running, for different reasons. Dallas simply because they lack other options, and Pittsburgh to lessen the load on Big Ben as much as possible.

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Pennsylvania Adds Self-Exclusion Options to Online Gambling

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The gaming industry has always been vigilant in its efforts to promote responsible gambling. Whether it is a land-based gambling venue or an online casino site, problem gambling is a serious issue. Fortunately, everyone involved in the gaming industry continues to step up their efforts to combat gambling addiction.

Indeed, it appears Pennsylvania’s new effort to employ self-exclusion tools for its igaming offerings. Initiated by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB), a self-exclusion program is now available to online patrons. It comes in the form of a self-help tool that voluntarily excludes those patrons from access to online gaming sites.

An official statement from the PGCB stated that this program has “assisted thousands of persons by allowing them to voluntarily ban themselves from gaming in Pennsylvania casinos.”

As part of the specifications surrounding this program, bans can last from one year, five years or a lifetime. This includes all forms of online gambling activities. Further information on all the program’s specifics can be found on the PGCB website.

The state’s regulator of gaming within the Commonwealth added the following statement:

“All Commonwealth online gaming sites must refuse wagers and deny gaming privileges to all persons on the igaming self-exclusion list. As well as refuse any player club membership, complementary goods and services and other similar privileges. And, ensure that persons on the igaming self-exclusion list do not receive solicitations, targeted mailings, telemarketing promotions, player club materials or other promotional materials relating to igaming activities.”

The board also made a point of adding:

“It is important to note that the PGCB’s igaming self-exclusion program is separate from the existing casino self-exclusion program.

In other state gaming news included in this post, revenue figures for Pennsylvania’s gambling activities were released.

The Keystone state’s sportsbooks took in $36.8 million is sports bets during the month of April. The land-based books are located in most of the state’s casino operations. This includes casinos associated with racetracks in certain parts of the state.

Leading the way as the only sportsbook in the Pittsburgh market was Rivers Casino. They posted $8.2 million in sports bets in April. That figure was a decrease from the $11.9 million bet on sports at that casino property in March. The generated revenue in April was $871,753 as opposed to $1.3 million the previous month.

Another high-volume location for sports betting was SugarHouse Casino. This venue posted a handle of $7.9 million in April with $869,456 in revenue. This compared to $9.2 million and $1.2 million in March. Parx Casino in Philadelphia reported a $6.9 handle in April verse $7.96 in March. The respective revenue figures for each month at this location were $907,298 (April) and $984,339 (March).

Two casino locations in the state with sportsbooks reported an increase in April from the previous month. Valley Forge Casino Resort’s FanDuel jumped to $3.1 million in betting volume from $2 million in March. Valley Forge Race and Sportsbook posted a handle of $1.5 million in April; up from $706,089 the previous month.

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Casinos In Pennsylvania Go to Auction Again With Mini-Casinos

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The state of Pennsylvania has been campaigning aggressively to establish gambling as a top generator of money for them. And the Keystone State indeed has become #2 in the country for commercial casino revenue. But casinos in PA have had a difficult time unloading a pre-determined number of “mini-casino” licenses, which are otherwise known as Category 4 licenses.

But Casinos In PA are going to try again.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will once again commence auctions on these “Cat 4” casino licenses on September 4, although no one is quite sure as to what the demand is going to be.

The original state gaming law allowed for ten of these mini-casinos to operate. Indeed, the casinos in PA allow the holders to deploy as many as 750 slot machines and 40 table games, not to mention the right to conduct a sports betting operation. The licenses can only be awarded to the owners of the twelve larger Pennsylvania casinos, in addition to a 13th that is currently under construction. And the minimum bid on the “Cat 4” licenses id $7.5 million.

The problem is that they were only able to auction off five licenses previously (the first one will be opened by Penn National Gaming in 2020). So they dropped any attempts to auction off any more. Now they have decided to take another swing at it.

One of the factors that might make things less desirable about these mini-casino licenses is that there are geographical restrictions on them. For instance, none of them can be within 40 miles of an existing or prospective casino location. That essentially takes them out of the bigger Pennsylvania markets. It would appear that the board is looking to encourage operators to look toward “off-markets” in order to affect wider coverage throughout the state.

But there has not been a lot of early interest. Perhaps one reason that contributes to it is that the $7.5 million – or whatever the winning bid is – does not guarantee a casino operator to be licensed; just that they have to right to apply.

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The Auction Period

And state representative Jim Marshall, chairman of the House Gaming Oversight Committee, has indicated that if no one steps up, the auction period for mini casinos in PA is simply going to close.

Meanwhile, it’s been almost two years since the state of Pennsylvania legalized online casinos, and now there are a couple of operators ready to do testing of their platforms.

Penn National and Parx will introduce it in a “soft launch” phase, and then quickly move on to full 24/7 operations as early as next Monday. There is at least one more operator who will be doing so, and some people who have covered this situation suspects it could be Rush Street Gaming, which owns a pair of land-based casinos – the Rivers and the SugarHouse. In all, there are a dozen operators who have applied for online casinos in Pennsylvania.

There are already online sports betting in the state, and everybody is anxious to get involved in it. Stadium Casino’s “Live!” project in Philadelphia was originally not going to have a sportsbook at all, but now they have changed their mind, and will, in fact, have sports betting when it opens in December.

On another front. one vendor, Unibet Interactive, which is based out of Malta and has been in the online gaming business for quite some time, has gotten conditional approval by the Pennsylvania board to operate online sports betting and casinos. Their licensed partner is the Mohegan Sun Pocono, in Wilkes-Barre which intends to roll out the sportsbook in the fall.

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Las Vegas Sands Bethlehem Sells PA Casino To Double Down In Asia

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Sheldon Adelson, who is the majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands Bethlehem is allegedly selling Sands Bethlehem casino in PA. Recently, we found an article on Yahoo Finance, which originated from Travis Hoium from The Motley Fool. It says, ‘Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) Sells Pennsylvania Casino to Double Down in Asia.’ As most people know, Sheldon Adelson is a savvy investor and casino mogul. So, why would he want to sell a Pennsylvania casino to invest more in Asia?

Why Is The Las Vegas Sands Bethlehem Selling Their Casino In PA Doubling Down In Asia?

In the article from Motley Fool on Yahoo Finance, it appears that investors thing The Las Vegas Sands Bethlehem is an odd hotel resort for the $LVS stock portfolio. First of all, the Pennsylvania Casino is not in a major gambling city.

Is Las Vegas Sands Bethlehem Good For The $LVS Portfolio?

Some people feel it is suitable for The LVS portfolio as Pennsylvania did legalize online gambling for real money). If you are familiar with the US casino markets, PA is not the largest market. Obviously, on the West Coast there are casinos in Las Vegas Nevada. Also, on the East Coast, the biggest gambling market is at the casino resorts in Atlantic City New Jersey.

LVS Has The Opportunity To Sell The Property For 1.3 Billion Dollars

Regardless of Pennsylvania legalizing real money gambling online, Sheldon Adelson has never seemed to be a big fan of online casinos. That said, LVS investors are not surprised that Sheldon Adelson jumps on the opportunity to sell the Sands Bethlehem casino in PA for one billion, three hundred million dollars. Moreover, it appears that the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama are ‘flush was cash’ and want to get involved in the PA gambling market.

How Are They Doubling Down In Asia?

You know the old saying ‘The rich get richer’ and ‘The Poor Get Poorer”. So, is this the case with Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands Bethlehem property? After all, they don’t have any substantial debt based on the debt-to-EBITDA ratio. That said, this seems like a good for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The LVS investors may be happy to get their dividends from the sale of Sands Bethlehem.

Indeed, it seems like Las Vegas Sands is freeing up extra cash to double down on their investment to expand their casino resorts in Singapore and Macau. Ultimately, The Sands Cotai Central in China gets a cash infusion of one billion, one hundred million dollars. As a result, they will use this money to add a London-themed resort.

As far as their second double down in Asia, they are putting more cash in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands. More specifically, they are using three billion, three hundred million dollars to expand The Marina Bay by adding a new luxury hotel tower.

It appears that Las Vegas Sands will be looking to win a big long term in Japan. Ultimately, they are looking to get casino licenses now that the Japanese Government legalized gambling. In the Motley Fool and Yahoo Finance articles, it seems like LVS is looking to invest up to twelve billion dollars in the gambling market in Japan.

• Source: Las Vegas Sands Sells Pennsylvania Casino to Double Down in Asia From Finance.yahoo.com On June 9, 2019.

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VICI Purchases Downtown Detroit Greektown Casino In Michigan

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Recently, the gambling rumors and stories in their online casino forums say that “VICI completes their purchase on Greektown Casino In Detroit.” While we heard stories about this earlier in 2019, it appears that this casino deal went through. According to a press release on the Businesswire on May 21, 2019, four Michigan Gaming Control Board members approve the c casino sale for Downtown Detroit’s Greektown Casino-Hotel to Penn National Gaming, Inc.

When Does VICI Complete Their Casino Sale In Detroit’s Greektown Casino?

It appears that the casino sale took place in late May 2019. In 2018, the Gaming Operator Jack Entertainment seemed to announce the sale is taking place. Since then, rumors have spread. However, It appears that this all-cash casino sale went through for one billion dollars. Furthermore, the person and/or company that purchases the Downtown Detroit Greektown casino is Dan Gilbert. If you are not familiar with Dan Gilbert, he is the owner and founder of Quicken Loans. Also, he owns the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers.

In a recent article on Crainsdetroit.com on May 24, 2019, called What’s next after $1 billion sales of Greektown Casino-Hotel? it seems like the went through. According to CrainsDetroit.com, VICI Properties purchases the real estate as well as the land assets of the Detroit, Michigan for 1 billion dollars. Furthermore, it appears that VICI, the NY based company who is a REIT, puts down three hundred million dollars to start the contract.

A One Billion Dollar Casino Sale

After many months of hard work on both sides, the deal appears to close with VICI putting seven hundred billion dollars to close the deal. Now, VICI (The New York Real Estate Investment Trust) owns the Greektown casino resort. Now, Wyomissing, who is a Pennsylvania-based operator, has no stake in that casino resort.

Is The Downtown Detroit Greektown Casino In Debt?

In late summer or early fall of 2018, The Detroit Free Press website reports that Penn National State Gaming owes four hundred million dollars on the Downtown Detroit Greektown casino. However, Greektown is the third biggest revenue earner in Detroit? So, how is that possible? Well, we don’t know if that is true or false. According to our research, the only other Michigan casinos that come close to doing their revenue is The MGM Grand Detroit and The Motor City Casino. We don’t know the financial situation on any of these companies.

In the recent press release, Wilmott reportedly goes on the record. According to the Detroit website, he allegedly says, “The fact that we’re the smallest casino of the three certainly gives us opportunities for improvement.” Shortly after that, it appears that the Penn National CEO doesn’t have any significant plans to change the property.

This Greektown Casino Gets AAA Rating

It seems that Penn National establishes this Downtown Detroit Greektown casino-hotel in 2000. This casino offers a high-rise hotel with AAA Four Diamond hotel rooms. Ultimately, there is fourteen thousand square feet for business meetings and one hundred thousand square feet for the casino floor. At this Michigan casino, you can play over twenty-seven hundred slot machines, sixty table games and real money poker in their poker room. Additionally, they have a coffee shop, several restaurants, multiplier bars, and some fast food.

• Source: VICI Properties Inc. Completes Acquisition of Margaritaville Resort Casino and Lease to Penn National Gaming, Inc. From Businesswire.com On January 2, 2019.

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Pennsylvania Lottery at Odds with State Casinos Over iLottery Slots

Pennsylvania Lottery at Odds with State Casinos Over iLottery Slots

Pennsylvania has quickly established itself as one of the more progressive states when it comes to the expansion of real money gambling. The road map for this rapid expansion started towards the end of last year with the passage of new legislation. Part of that legislation expanded the range and scope of real money gambling online.

According to a recent post on the Philadelphia Inquirer’s website Philly.com by staff writer Andrew Maykuth , the state itself may be stepping on the toes of other gambling operators with the release of iLottery slot machine games. The report goes as far to say that PA’s decision to offer slot machine games and other casino-style offerings online through its lottery system could result in a possible legal battle with land-based casinos and race tracks looking to expand into the realm of online gambling.

Why Is Pennsylvania Lottery at Odds with State Casinos Over iLottery Slots?

The trouble started in early June when the Pennsylvania Lottery initiated a soft launch of iLottery featuring instant win games of chance. In a post on May 29 by Grant Lucas on PlayPennslvania.com, it was announced that the waiting was over will an expanded online lottery that included certain forms of casino-style gambling in the form of online games. A month earlier, Keno was launched at authorized dealers as part of last year’s gambling expansion bill in what is the 46th anniversary of the state’s lottery system.

PA’s lottery proceeds have been benefitting senior citizens since 1972 and with revenues expected to grow given this new foray into iLottery, many of the programs designed to help the elderly in the state should see their budgets expand accordingly.

In a direct quote by Drew Svitko as the executive director of the PA Lottery, he stated, “As we reflect on 46 great years, we’re hard at work to build the Pennsylvania Lottery of the future. In coming months we’ll launch an iLottery online gaming platform and new types of draw games that will help us modernize our business and generate new funds to benefit older Pennsylvanians.”

Uncertainly surround the state’s lottery system taking its offerings online under this new gaming platform

Quite a bit of uncertainly surround the state’s lottery system taking its offerings online under this new gaming platform remained all the way into late March. Work continued and, under the guidelines of the soft launch, the Pa Lottery made the online games active without promoting them. This was designed to work out any kinks in the system before a full-blown launch of the in-state iLottery.

According to Lotterypost.com, Pennsylvania’s iLottery has already generated $21.6 million in sales. This makes it easy to see why it has quickly caught the attention of other legal gambling operators in the state that have already paid a hefty licensing fee to offer legal real-money gambling in a number of different forms.

Svitko told local media that from a launch date of June 4 there were 45,000 registered players on the new iLottery system in the first 26 days of operation. It also said that $18.7 million had been paid out in winnings despite the limited offering of just 13 games.

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