Idris Elba next James Bond odds: Bookies being ‘KNOCKED OVER’ with bets on Luther star

This evening the 46-year-old star returns for series 5 of the BBC’s Luther. And with Elba back in the spotlight, it’s not surprising that support for him to be the next James Bond is once again rampant. Just yesterday his odds of being the actor to replace Daniel Craig were slashed from 4-1 to 3-1 […]

Raceday focus: Flemington best bets

Racing heads to headquarters on Tuesday, and New Year’s Day signals fresh hope for punters across the country. Herald Sun chief racing writer LEO SCHLINK has cast his eye over the formguide, and believes an unlucky runner last start can break through, while highlighting some other key runners on the eight-race card. TOO HARD: LEADING […]

Kazakhstan Bets Big on a Fintech Future

When Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Finance probed a slowdown in the processing speed of computers in February, they found unusual culprits. The ministry’s own IT specialists had secretly installed software on its information processing systems to profit from mining, or encrypting and decrypting, cryptocurrencies— inadvertently also shining a light on an emerging facet of Central Asia’s […]

Raceday focus: Best bets at Gosford

Trainer Mick O’Neill will have a few good reasons to be smiling as he walks into Gosford Racecourse with Gunnaza on Thursday. First of all is the form that surrounds Gunnaza before he races in a Benchmark 64 Handicap (1000m). Two starts back he ran half a length behind Falerina for third at Newcastle and […]

NFL Week 13 betting guide and our best bets for the Westgate SuperContest

Joe Sargent/Getty Images Every week, we’re picking five games against the spread for our entry in the WestGate Las Vegas SuperContest with the goal of winning the grand prize of $ 1.4 million. Last week, our picks went 2-3 against the spread, leaving us with some work to do to get back to profitability. This […]

Our 7 best bets for college football’s championship weekend

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images We’ve made it to championship weekend. Across college football, teams are getting ready for their biggest game of the year, hoping to win their conference and for some, earn a spot in the College Football Playoff. This week, we’re backing Alabama, Clemson, and Oklahoma all to cover the spread in their conference […]

Raceday focus: Best bets at Pakenham, Kyneton

Mick Kent’s three-year-old filly Olive had excuses at Flemington on Oaks Day and is worth giving another chance at Pakenham on Thursday night, accoring to leading Herald Sun form analyst MICHAEL MANLEY. PAKENHAM (THURSDAY NIGHT) BEST BET OLIVE (R1 No.11, $ 2.50) Go on her debut run when she finished second to Flemington carnival winner […]

FanDuel strikes deal with NHL, Devils for sports bets, fantasy

The wall that professional sports leagues in the United States fought so hard to maintain between themselves and legal sports betting continues to crumble. The four major pro sports leagues fought New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports betting in a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and ended in May […]

Raceday focus: Best bets for Goulburn, Muswellbrook

MARK Newnham’s promising filly Mosuo will be short odds to remain unbeaten in her two starts since coming down from Queensland when she lines-up in the Jewell Builders Class 1 Handicap (1000m) at Goulburn on Sunday. Mosuo, a flashy daughter of Blue Diamond winner Star Witness, made an inauspicious beginning to her career by finishing […]