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Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - June 9 2019

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Jun/09/2019

Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Sunday June 9, 2019.


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This Casino is Getting a $620 Million Makeover

10:00 pm ET - Palms is experiencing a revival, one with a $620 million price tag, the largest resort renovation in Vegas history (Caesar’s is spending $350 million, and split among four properties: The Flamingo, Bally’s, Planet Hollywood and Caesar’s Palace).

The first phase of the overhaul, announced by new owners Station Casinos in 2016, debuts Thursday. The transformation includes the opening of bar Unknown, Scotch 80 Prime steakhouse, APEX Social Club (replacing Ghostbar), Camden cocktail lounge and a redesigned casino floor, with a high-limit lounge, and Pearl concert theater.  Read More From NBC News

Draftkings Gets Criticized for Cancelling WNBA Contests Last Minute

7:13 pm ET - Some customers of Draftkings have taken to Twitter over the past 24 hours to express their disgust with the daily fantasy sports provider's decision to cancel three WNBA contests on Saturday (June 8).  Read More

Durant Questionable for Game 5

6:16 pm ET - Kevin Durant's impact on the line:

David Payne Purdum:

Game 5: Point spread dipped from Toronto -3 to as low as -1.5 today after the Durant news. Series prices is down to Raptors -575 / Warriors +435 @CaesarsPalace books.

BetOnline had the Raptors at -2 just after 6 pm ET.

The Warriors star practiced on Sunday and is listed as Questionable.

"He's going to practice with us today," Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said prior to the practice. "And he'll get some extra work in with some of our younger players. We'll gauge it from there."

MLB Weather Worries

10:23 am - A few games bear watching but should be played through.  Detroit. Arlington and Chicago could have showers at some point during the game or in the proximity Sunday.

Top MLB Early Game Consensus Plays, Line and Total Shifts

9:38 am - We got brutalized last night with our Athletics-Rangers play with our current record updated and appearing below.

Our Record June 9

2019 MLB Record: 15-8-2 (65.2%) - 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%)

Today's top consensus plays are the Phillies, Twins and Diamondbacks, all seeing 75% or more of the action.

The Mets have dropped from -195 to -168 with what could be some good value on the Colorado Rockies this day at +161.

The Brewers have gone in the opposite direction, moving from -160 to -198.

Murilo Thiago Souza Figeruedo Triumphs in $1500 H.O.R.S.E

9:27 am - Penha, Brazil's Murilo Thiago Souza Figueredo has earned his first gold World Series of Poker bracelet and $207,003 by winning Event #14 at the 2019 WSOP, $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.

The win marked only the second-ever WSOP cash for Figueredo, who cashed in the main event of the International Circuit stop in Rio de Janeiro last September. This showing marked the largest cash of the 37-year-old Figueredo's live-poker career.

Figueredo has been one of South America's top online mixed-games pros for over a decade, so his win wasn't as surprising as it might seem given his relative lack of live-event results.

Figueredo also took time during his celebration to join a brief video chat, immediately sharing the news of his breakthrough live win with his mother, girlfriend, sister, nephew, or as he put it, “Basically all my family in Brazil.”

“It was tough,” he shared, “regarding his extended battle against Stockfish for the title, which saw him pull back from the edge of elimination on two different occasions. “I lost a lot of chips against a very good opponent heads-up. But I never lost hope, because I knew when I would be all in, the good cards would come. So I just played my game and hoped for the best.”

Final Table Payouts:

1st: Murilo Thiago Souza Figueredo, $207,003
2nd: Jason Stockfish, $127,932
3rd: Gary Kosakowski, $89,730
4th: Phillip Hui, $63,860
5th: Chris Klodnicki, $46,127
6th: Alex Dovzhenko, $33,832
7th: Joseph Aronesty, $25,181
8th: Danny Woolard, $19,040

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