Famous and world renowned sports betting legend Billy Walters has made headlines recently by wagering $100,000 of his own money on the Republican Party maintaining the majority in the House of Representatives after the 2014 midterm elections. The Center for Public Integrity recently discovered a $100k donation had been made to a GOP affiliated political action committee (PAC) called the Congressional Leadership Fund. The donator is listed as a limited liability company called T STAR III LLC, which business records indicate is managed by none other than Billy Walters himself along with his partner Michael E Luce.
Like everyone else who is fascinated with sports, bookies in Vegas know which teams are the best and which ones are the worst. Even with this knowledge, however, they can't be sure of who will win in a match up between two teams like the Broncos and the Jaguars. Fortunately, they don't have to be psychics in order to make money. Since predicting the future is impossible to do, they don't bother with trying it.
The Boston Red Sox enter the 2013 World Series as a favorite over their opponent, the St Louis Cardinals. Bet365 currently has the Sox at -125 versus the Cardinals that are priced at +145. The Sox are playing in their first World Series since 2007, when they defeated the Colorado Rockies in an impressive sweep. The Cardinals, who were the champions of the 2011 Series in which they defeated the Rangers in an exciting seven game showdown, are currently viewed as the underdogs.
In November of 2007, columnist Pat Jordan interviewed former mob associate Michael Franseze in the New York Times magazine Play. Play is dedicated to covering sports and sports-related issues. Franseze has been a particularly interesting subject to cover for many journalists, having drawn media attention to himself and his Youtube channel for several years now. Through various interviews as well as through the videos on his own channel, Franseze has admitted to fixing numerous college games during his years as a criminal.
The popularity of college football is on the rise and so are the billion dollar revenues generated from television and licensing contracts, sponsorships and the sales of memorabilia.
According to Sportradar, the global sports betting industry is now worth somewhere between $700 billion and $1 trillion per year. Sportradar is a company that monitors worldwide gambling activity, collecting and researching data of over 55,000 sporting events annually.
College football has been around since just prior to the start of the 20th century. College football in Texas has been around just as long, but for the University of Texas-San Antonio, football is just a little over two years old. Hence, they are not much of a publicly bet on team. But those who have been backing the Road Runners at the betting window have been reaping in the rewards!
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