The Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII, but props should go to the betting public, too.
Several sports books in Nevada reported losses after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 Sunday, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The William Hill sports book reported a multimillion loss and CG Technology suffered a six-figure loss, the Review-Journal reported.
Bettors cleaned up on prop bets, and one anonymous bettor won more than $10 million on approximately $7.4 million in money-line bets, the Journal-Review reported. It could result in Nevada sports books losing their third Super Bowl in 28 years.
“It’s going to be close,” CG Technology sports book director Jason Simbal told the Review-Journal. “If I had to bet right now, I would say we’re a small loser. And if it is a winner, it’s like (a) 1 percent (hold).
“The Patriots are not good to the sports books in Super Bowls,” Simbal said. “Whenever we need them, they don’t get there and when we don’t need them, they get there.”
Wynn Las Vegas sports book officials said they “don’t usually lose” Super Bowls, but this year’s game was an exception.
“Once in a while (we lose),” Wynn Las Vegas sports book director Johnny Avello told the Review-Journal. “Once in a while. The last couple have been tough. Maybe the Patriots won’t be there next year.”
In a huge play for prop bettors, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles caught a TD pass on fourth-and-1 in the final minute of the first half. The odds on Foles to score a TD were 7-1.
“We got buried on that,” Westgate sports book manager Ed Salmons told the Review-Journal. “The props didn’t do very good. Every guy scored a touchdown and every guy went over.”
William Hill lost $4.6 million on three seven-figure wagers, the Review-Journal reported.
“Great game, (lousy) result,” William Hill sports book director Nick Bogdanovich wrote in a text to the Review-Journal.
A popular stand-up comedian was handcuffed early Sunday in Miami and video of his arrest is going viral.
“Explain what I’m detained for,” Hannibal Buress asks Miami police officers repeatedly as he leans against a police car while handcuffed.
Buress, 34, was booked into Miami-Dade Jail just before 2 a.m. and released around four hours later after posting bond, according to the Miami Herald.
The details of what he specifically did to be charged have yet to be released.
In addition to his appearances on stage, the comedian has starred as an actor in “Neighbors,” “Baywatch” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
A new business in Ohio is throwing the traditional idea of a bar out of the window.
Gone will be the televisions.
Board games will be on tap for patrons.
It's called “D20: A Bar with Characters” and will offer board games and table-top gaming to accompany drinks. It is planned to open in Kettering, Ohio this fall.
“This will be very different from any other bar in Dayton,” said Andrew Sparks, co-founder of D20 along with Christine Cooper.
The bar will not have any televisions, but will have more than 200 board games and table-top games available, ranging from Candyland to Risk to Axis & Allies, Sparks said. The intent is to create “almost a coffee-shop vibe,” he said. The D20 name refers to a 20-sided die — or dice — used in some role-playing games.
The 2,500-square-foot space, which previously housed a women’s fitness center and a cellphone store, will have occupancy for 60 to 65.
D20 will feature 20 beer taps as well as craft cocktails and wines.
For more information, check out the D20: A Bar with Characters Facebook page.
Award-winning Metallica guitarist and horror aficionado Kirk Hammett is showing off his collection of horror-film memorabilia at Fear FestEvil, the inaugural edition of Hammett's new horror and metal convention at the Regency Ballroom this weekend.
The full name of the event is Kirk Von Hammett’s FEAR FestEvil.
The inaugural event will feature highlights of Hammett’s world famous Crypt Collection (including some of the most valuable horror collectibles in the world) inside the Regency Ballroom's spectacular former Masonic temple, an extensive array of panels, live music, vendors and special guests. Attendees will also have the opportunity to wander through out the venue and experience various "haunting areas" for one-of-a-kind scares. There will even be a taxidermy class held on-site at the feastival.
Krik told KTVU his love for the horror genre came from watching 'Creature Features' with Bob Wilkins on Channel Two in the 60's and 70's. "I've come full-circle," said Kirk. "I used to watch Creature Features every Saturday night…Bob Wilkins was one of my big inspirations."
Fear FestEvil will also feature live music with performances by an array of metal bands including headlining sets by local thrash legends Exodus (Hammett's first band before joining Metallica) and Carcass on Friday and Death Angel, Orchid and Death Division on Saturday. Hammett is scheduled to join both Exodus and Death Angel onstage at the festival, and with additional metal luminaries like Anthrax founder Scott Ian, legendary guitarist Slash and Slayer's Kerry King also on hand for Saturday's events, the possibility of a historic thrash-metal jam to close the festival is a distinct possibility.
For more information, visit www.fearfestevil.com.
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