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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 16 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Jun/16/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Sunday June 16, 2019.


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Uruguay Wins Copa Matchup Just as Power Gets Restored to That Country

7:37 pm ET - A massive power outage in Uruguay and Argentina left both countries completely in the dark while the power failure could not have come at a worst time for Uruguay as that country took on Ecuador in the  Copa América.  Uruguay won 3-0.  Fortunately, much of Uruguay's power had been restored ahead of this matchup while 72% of Argentina remained in the dark.  Argentina is also participating in this year's Copa América with many in that country certainly looking forward to Sunday's game between their neighbor and Ecuardor.

An Argentine independent energy expert said that systemic operational and design errors played a role in the power grid’s collapse.

“A localized failure like the one that occurred should be isolated by the same system,” said Raúl Bertero, president of the Center for the Study of Energy Regulatory Activity in Argentina. “The problem is known and technology and studies (exist) to avoid it.”

 

Final Odds Coming Into Sunday for the 2019 US Open

9:59 am ET - Woodland +425 McIlroy +425 Rose +425 Koepka +700 Courtesy of BetOnline

Roman Korenev Wins $2,650 No Limit Hold’em Marathon

9:51 am ET - Russia's Roman Korenev has mined bracelet gold at 2019 World Series of Poker by winning Event #26 at this summer's WSOP, $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon.

The 30-year-old Korenev, who lives in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, came to the Day 6 finale mired in a pack trailing Day 5 leader Jared Koppel.

Event #26 cashers included TK Miles (14th, $21,208), Daniel Park (15th, $21,208), Preston Lee (16th, $16,970), Mohsin Charania (38th, $9,504), Ryan Leng (40th, $9,504), Joseph Cheong (49th, $8,075), David Pham (53rd, $8,075), Marcel Vonk (71st, $6,110), Olivier Busquet (77th, $5,444), Denis Timofeev (78th, $5,444), Cliff Josephy (85th, $4,930), Bertrand Grospelier (93d, $4,540), and Joey Couden (100th, $4,252).

Final-Table Payouts:

1st: Roman Korenev, $477,401
2nd: Jared Koppel, $295,008
3rd: Dong Sheng Peng, $208,726
4th: Francis Anderson, $149,605
5th: Joe Curcio, $108,646
6th: Joseph Liberta, $79,957
7th: Matt Russell, $59,643
8th: Gustavo Darosamuniz, $45,100
9th: Peter Hong, $34,580

Our Free Picks Record June 16

2019 MLB Record: 17-10-2 (62.9%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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