Daily Archives for June 12, 2019

PointsBet is Offering a Slew of Promos for the US Open

Joe DiProsperos - June 12, 2019

The 119th US Open is almost upon us. The first tee time set for 9:45 on Thursday, with many of the tournament’s big names set to tee off not long after. If you’re looking to get in on the action this weekend, PointsBet has users covered with a myriad promos.

US Open Reload Bonus

You could earn a 100% match deposit of up to $100 (play with $200). This will expire at 9 pm on Friday. This is for current users. New users can get two risk-free bets up to $1,000 .

$50 US Open Matched-In Play Bonus

If you place a pre-tournament bet on the outright tournament winner, you get a matched play-in bonus bet of up to $50. That can then be used for the final round on Sunday.

Tiger Top 3 Finish

If you place a pre-tournament bet on Tiger to win the tournament and he finishes in the top-3, you win! The first $50 will be staked for this one.

Hole by Hole Player Performance

Everyone who places a “Hole by Hole Player Performance” bet will receive a matched Bonus bet of up to $25. It’s only eligible for the 1st bet per day during the first three days of the tournament.

Tiger Woods Props

A wide array of Tiger-related props are being offered. They range from Tiger making the cut, to whether or not he’ll be the top US player, even to who’ll he’ll be grouped with. They can call be found on the events page on the PointsBet website.

We’re approaching the tail end of the heart of the betting season, with women’s soccer and MLB being the only sports able to be bet on once the US Open concludes. PointsBet is clearly aware of this by going all in this weekend with these promos. You definitely don’t want to miss out!

The IronPigs Will Play a July Game as the Lehigh Valley “Jawn”

Kevin Kinkead - June 12, 2019

Some dude on Facebook hates when I use the word jawn, so this story is for him.

The IronPigs are running a promotion next month in which they will rebrand as the “Jawn,” as in they will literally wear jerseys that say “jawn” on them.

From the team website:

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs have announced that they will play as the Lehigh Valley Jawn during their 2019 Salute to Philadelphia Celebration on Sunday, July 7. The word “jawn” is Philly slang that can mean essentially anything.

“Each year, we try to come up with new and exciting jawns for our fans,” said IronPigs President and General Manager Kurt Landes. “We’ve had cheesesteak jawns, Philly Special jawns, bacon jawns and more. We think this jawn is one of our best jawns yet. We can’t wait to see the Pigs wear their Jawn jawns on July 7!”

A wide variety of Jawn-themed merchandise is now available at ShopIronPigs.com. During the Pigs’ Salute to Philly contest against the Pawtucket Red Sox (1:35 p.m. first pitch), the team’s game-worn Jawn jerseys will be auctioned and Jawn caps raffled with proceeds benefitting IronPigs Charities. The Phillie Phanatic will also be in attendance that afternoon with his visit presented by Dr. Wyke Pediatric Dentistry.

Me? I love it.

Let’s go Jawns!

Here’s a picture of one of the hats they’re selling:

There’s a t-shirt, socks, and jersey as well.

I also have a message for the Facebook jawn hater, after the jump:

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Who Was Correct in the USA Women’s World Cup Drubbing of Thailand?

Coggin Toboggan - June 12, 2019

The USA women’s national team DEMOLISHED Thailand yesterday 13-0 in the Women’s World Cup, setting off a firestorm on social media about good sportsmanship and running up the score against an inferior team. Should the U.S. women have taken their foot off the gas against a clearly inferior Thailand women’s team? Or was the 13 goal outburst appropriate?

Two Crossing Broad columnists share their opinions on the USA victory after the jump:

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Doug Pederson Doesn’t See Malcolm Jenkins’ Contract Issue as a Distraction

Kevin Kinkead - June 12, 2019

Malcolm Jenkins is taking part in Eagles minicamp this week, but he does want a new contract, telling reporters Tuesday that he believes he’s “outplayed” the deal that currently makes him the NFL’s 9th highest paid safety. I agree with that and wrote about it Monday.

Today, Doug Pederson was asked if that demand might result in a change to Jenkins’ performance and the way he carries himself:

“I don’t think so. Malcolm’s a pro. Obviously this is not my area, with contracts, but I have no issues with Malcolm, from a standpoint of being a leader on this football team and being here. It shows by his being here this week. I don’t expect it to be a distraction for our football team.”

More from Zack Rosenblatt at NJ.Com, after the jump:

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SugarHouse Casino Will Become Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Russ Joy - June 12, 2019

The SugarHouse Casino you’ve known and loved will be no more as of the end of Summer 2019. Don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere, but it is being rebranded as Rivers Casino Philadelphia. The proposed change was presented to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board by Rush Street Gaming, who own not only SugarHouse Casino, but also Rivers Casinos in Pittsburgh, Des Plaines, and Schenectady. The move makes a ton of sense from a continuity standpoint, as it will allow Rush Street Gaming to streamline the Rivers Casino brand under the same corporate umbrella.

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What This Means for Sports Betting and the SugarHouse Sportsbook

As you likely know already, SugarHouse Sportsbook went live for online betting in PA on May 31. It will become Rivers Sportsbook, which was already expected to launch in PA. We’ve been told that it will be rebranded as BetRivers, while the online casino will likely be branded as Rivers Casino PA.

Rivers Philadelphia Timeline

As for the Philadelphia rebranding, Rush Street Gaming presented the following timeline for the rebranding rollout:

Rivers Casino Philadelphia SugarHouse Sportsbook Schedule

Tentative Timeline

  • Now: Announcement of intention to rebrand
  • Early Summer: Begin property transformation, including internal controls (signage, gaming items, etc.)
  • Mid Summer: Launch iGaming
  • End Summer: Launch of expanded, permanent sportsbook
  • Fall 2019: Ceremonial Rivers Casino Philadelphia Launch

What This Means for SugarHouse Casino

SugarHouse Casino’s rebranding does little to change the existing structure with one major exception. Rush Street Gaming presented the launch of an expanded, permanent sportsbook to be built on-site by the end of Summer 2019– this was already in the works. That should be welcome news to any interested sports betters in the greater Philadelphia area.

Expansion SugarHouse Casino Rivers Casino Philadelphia

Rebranding as Rivers Casino Philadelphia

From the Rush Street presentation:

  • Continuously improving customer experiences is a shared goal of the PGCB and Rush Street
  • As gaming becomes a 360-degree experience -land-based, mobile, online- a unified brand for Rush Street’s PA properties will best serve the Commonwealth, host communities, guests, and team members
  • Our long-term Plan is to establish continuity across Rush Street’s PA properties, sportsbooks, iGaming and guest rewards programs
  • This rebranding represents a $15 million reinvestment in the property, and all changes to the facility will be completed by local companies and contractors

SugarHouse/Rivers Sportsbook is still not available on iOS, an issue that we explained in detail here.

US Open Betting Guide: 2019 U.S. Open Odds and Betting Preview

Philip Keidel - June 12, 2019

Fresh off a truly memorable Masters Tournament in which Tiger Woods emerged from the shadows after years of professional and personal turmoil to claim his fifth green jacket, the 2019 U.S. Open will look to match the drama. As usual, Woods will be the headline story as he attempts to win his 16th major, but he is just one of the stories this weekend at Pebble Beach. It figures to be a hotly contested and wide-open tournament, and, of course, thanks to legal sports betting in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, there’s plenty of opportunity for fans and bettors alike to add some additional intrigue to the viewing experience. That said, let’s take a look at the odds, favorites, longshots, and our betting picks.

DraftKings Sportsbook is offering up Tiger Insurance. You can get your bet refunded up to $50 if you bet on Tiger to win and he finishes 2-10 here .

Those of you in Pennsylvania, can find out more about how to get in on the action on our PA sports betting page.

Those of you in New Jersey, hit our NJ online sports betting page.


Here are the 2019 Masters Outright Betting Odds at leading legal online sportsbooks.

Golfer PointsBet Rivers DraftKings
Dustin Johnson +850 +700 +700
Rory McIlroy +850 +800 +850
Brooks Koepka +900 +900 +950
Tiger Woods +1100 +1100 +1200
Patrick Cantlay +1800 +1800 +2000
Jordan Spieth +1800 +2000 +2100
Rickie Fowler +2500 +2000 +2200
Hidecki Matsuyama +3300 +3000 +2800
John Rahm +2800 +2800 +2900
Justin Rose +2500 +2800 +2900
Xander Schaufelle +2500 +2500 +2900

You can also bet on individual players based on finish. Take a look at SugarHouse’s finishing odds:

Golfer Top 5 Top 10 Top 20
Dustin Johnson +164 +100 -250
Rory McIlroy +200 +110 -200
Brooks Koepka +225 +120 -186
Tiger Woods +300 +125 -177
Patrick Cantlay +450 +188 -110
Rickie Fowler +500 +200 +120
Jordan Spieth +450 +200 +100
Xander Schaufelle +550 +250 +138
John Rahm +600 +275 +138
Hideki Matsuyama +550 +250 +138
Justin Rose +600 +275 +138

Of course, it’s important to shop around and get the best payouts and prices when making your U.S. Open picks. There are plenty of opportunities out there to maximize value this weekend due to some wild market variance on notable golfers, including Phil Mickleson:

You can get more information on that variance over at BetNewJersey.com.

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DraftKings Sportsbook is Offering “Tiger Insurance” For The US Open

Russ Joy - June 12, 2019

The US Open starts on Thursday and DraftKings Sportsbook is offering a very unique promo. That’s right. With all eyes on the 15-time Majors winner, DraftKings Sportsbook wants you to throw down some cold hard cash on Tiger Woods to win the US Open. He’s won the event three times in his career, but hasn’t done so since 2008. To put your mind at ease, they’re willing to back you up with some good old fashioned Tiger Insurance in the event that he doesn’t win.

DraftKings Sportsbook Tiger Insurance

As we broke down the entire US Open with detailed odds and props in our US Open Betting Guide, Woods is installed from +1100 to +1200 odds to win the entire thing. In the event that he finishes anywhere from 2nd-10th, DraftKings Sportsbook will refund you up to $50 depending on your initial bet in the form of a free bet. The value, in all honesty, isn’t bad at all.

Here’s the official “Tiger Insurance” offer from DraftKings Sportsbook, which you can sign up for here .

  • Users place a bet on Tiger to win the US Open
  • If Tiger wins, users collect winnings on the posted odds as they normally would
  • If Tiger doesn’t win, but finishes in 2nd – 10th, the user’s bet is refunded up to $50 (depending on the amount of their initial bet)
    • The refunded bet is in the form of a free bet

Head on over to DraftKings Sportsbook and get Tiger Insurance here .

Report: Sixers Playing at Home on Christmas Day

Kevin Kinkead - June 12, 2019

Per Jon Johnson at WIP:

This would be the third straight season the Sixers have played on Christmas. They were in New York in 2017, then played the Celtics in the Boston Garden last season. Great game, that one, and it pulled 7.3 million viewers. 

For what it’s worth, the Sixers are 17-14 all-time on Christmas Day. Prior to 2017, they had not played on December 25th since 2001, when they traveled to Los Angeles for a finals rematch with the Lakers.

I supposed the next thing for me to do is complain about having to work on Christmas, right?

“Wahhhh, wahhhh, why do I have to work on Christmas? Waaah.”