At the Wynn Las Vegas, this year's College Football Playoff National Championship Game could very well be the most wagered on event in the history of national championship games for the sport, according to their sportsbook manager and CYInterview regular John Avello. We welcome John back to breakdown some of the angles for the big game, that will take place on Monday evening January 9th.
Mr. Avello told us he currently has five and six figure bets on both Alabama and Clemson to win the national title. So far there has been more money wagered on Alabama than Clemson. However, the veteran oddsmaker says this game is a true even contest and it could swing in either direction.
The 2016 Olympics wrapped up a few weeks ago. Now, Labor Day weekend is here. That means it is the start of the college football season. Many people will spend their time watching games nonstop, until the last one on Monday evening.
Who are the NCAA teams people are betting on to win the national title? Will there be more betting action than a normal college football week 1, in Las Vegas this weekend? For the first time in more than two decades, people were able to bet on the Olympics. How much interest did sports gamblers have in the Rio Games? Additionally, someone won 10.7 million dollars on a slot machine at the Wynn Las Vegas recently. How significant was that?
To answer all those questions and more, we welcome back Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager and CYInterview regular John Avello to provide us his always interesting sports gambling analysis direct from the Las Vegas Strip.
Las Vegas is fight central for the United States. Both boxing and mixed martial arts hold gigantic events there, throughout the calendar year. Art Davie, one of the men responsible for starting the UFC and bringing mixed martial arts to a wide audience, lives not far from Las Vegas in the city of Pahrump, Nevada. Mr. Davie, the author of Is This Legal? The Inside Story of the First UFC from the Man Who Created It is now working on the next part of his saga.
After being inducted into the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame in 2014, Mr. Davie has been working hard on getting Is This Legal? turned into a movie. Last year, the UFC founder touched on the subject with us. [See our past CYInterviews with Art Davie here and here]. Aside from that, there is no denying that his work on behalf of mixed martial arts should earn him an induction into the Contributor’s Section of the UFC Hall of Fame. It is something he thinks will happen in the coming years.
Since 2011, Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager John Avello has provided us with in-depth sports gambling analysis. With summer fast approaching, that means two things. First, baseball is in high gear. And second, the NFL and college football seasons are right around the corner.
This time live from the Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook, the veteran sports oddsmaker and CYInterview regular talked about some of the hot sports wagering topics, the new poker room at the Wynn Encore Resort and some possible happenings in the Las Vegas sports scene with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the Oakland Raiders.
This past weekend, American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown of Horse Racing by winning the Belmont Stakes. A horse must win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes to become a Triple Crown winner.
With all the attention surrounding this amazing sports story, we welcome back Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook manager and CYInterview regular John Avello to get his analysis on this historic feat. Mr. Avello has over 30 years of Las Vegas gaming experience and has always provided us compelling sports insights.
This Saturday night in Las Vegas will be the most anticipated boxing match of this century. When Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao get into the ring at the MGM Grand, it will be a fight fans have waited years for. Many thought the match would never happen, including the late, great boxing historian and past CYInterview guest Bert Sugar [see here].
CYInterview brings in its experts to breakdown all the angles. We are joined by Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager John Avello who provides us analysis on all the gambling action for this bout. Additionally, we are joined by former boxer and current trainer Bobby Rooney to provide analysis on what he thinks will go down in the squared circle on Saturday night.
For the last three to four years, the Wynn sportsbook in Las Vegas has been at max capacity for the NCAA Tournament’s first wave of games beginning on Thursday and ending Sunday, according to CYInterview regular, Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook Manager John Avello. Mr Avello is expecting the same turnout this year.
As a veteran sports gambling linesmaker, one of John Avello’s memories of the tournament is getting a chance to see smaller schools play well known schools from big conferences. Those games do not happen during the regular season.
Just a few weeks ago, we had our latest segment with Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager, and CYInterview regular, John Avello. That CYInterview focused on all the Las Vegas angles for the recent Mayweather/Maidana fight [see here]. Whether it is football, basketball, boxing or even golf, the veteran oddsmaker always has an interesting perspective on Vegas sports gambling action.
During a trip to Las Vegas earlier this week, we had the pleasure of meeting John at the Wynn sportsbook (see our photo above.) We discussed the week's college football games and a little history about the Wynn Las Vegas’s top shelf place to watch sporting events.
It was back in May of this year that undefeated WBC champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and rough and tumble Marcos Maidana of Argentina shared a boxing ring for a 12 round matchup that was ultimately decided by the judges, in Mayweather's favor.
This coming Saturday evening, the duo are back for another go round in the squared circle. Helping analyze various aspects of the fight, we have Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook manager and CYInterview regular John Avello providing a Vegas-eye gambling analysis of the fistic festivities. Then, former professional boxer, now boxing trainer, Bobby Rooney - a walking treasure trove of boxing insight and knowledge - gets in-depth about the fight in a discussion with columnist Jay Bildstein.