Tonight @SportSXMichelle is on #OhioState to cover and taking a chance on #UCLA to be the Wildcats. We’ll talk more with Pamela Michelle ( @SportyDiva ) and get your picks during our ‘”live” show on AM 720 KDWN. Tune in via the free app that’s available over at KDWN.com and follow on Twitter @BetsLikeAGirl
Games I’m looking at include UCLA vs Stanford. Initial thoughts are that UCLA will want this one, and they are favored by seven, at +240 over at William Hill. Notre Dame is favored by 3 1/2 over Michigan State, at Michigan State. While I think ND might come out on top, I’m thinking the play might be Michigan State, because there’s always a chance, and with Sparty at home, +155 (WH), it could be an option on the parlay. Iowa is +400, against Penn State and PSU is favored by 12 1/2, which they should cover but might be fun to see what happens with Iowa on the ticket. Mississippi State, is +4 against Georgia, so that’s another game, I might look to include. Doing my homework, checking it twice. God Bless Saturday!
Each week I write an article for Gaming Today, a popular newspaper published here in Las Vegas. This week, I forgot to hit send, and my article never made it to the publisher. Just wanted you to see, thoughts on my mind, before last week’s #TNF game. Was I right?
Rams head out on the road, looking to strike gold in Niner Country
By Michelle Sports X
Sometimes I get a good feeling when I look at a matchup and I know right away which side I want to be on. That’s not to say I don’t do my homework, but my gut feeling, when it’s strong, very often tends to be right. Only this week, I have none of those ‘warm and fuzzies’ for either team. Only somebody’s got to come out on top, and since I am charged with writing about Thursday night football, I need to decide which team has the edge in this matchup. Dare, I say neither?
Truly this one can go either way, and it’s sort of like deciding whether you want to put your money on ‘Red or Black’ because it’s going to be a toss up. So far this year, the Rams have dominated the Colts in Week One, and fallen short to the Washington Redskins in Week Two. The Niners, on the other hand, have yet to win a game. Only last week, they held the Seattle Seahawks to a total of twelve points. Only problem is they scored less than that, and did not take advantage of the opportunity.
Something to note that might be significant is that last year the Niners won two games, and both of them were to the Rams. In both of those games, the Niners scored more than twenty, not much more mind you, but more.
So what’s on tap for this week’s Thursday night game? At the time of this writing the game is pretty close to even with the Rams -2 ½ favorites. The total opened at 42 and has dropped a bit to 40 at most books. As much as I hate to play against the ‘Over’ this is likely to be a relatively low scoring game. How low? Not too sure, so I think it’s wise to stay away from the total, and look for the Niners to come out victorious. Why? They are home, they know they can beat this team, and they need to win. Nobody wan
Well, here we go again. Back to the drawing board, after losing our sponsor for the Monday Night Fantasy contest. We are saddened and disappointed that Steiner’s Pub pulled out early, after committing to sponsor our contest. Only, rather lose sleep over it, we are moving onward and will continue to share updates. What we do know is that if you follow @BetsLikeAGirl you may just get lucky, and we are committed to developing a fun and interactive show, which will use social media in the mix, for give-aways! We also want to use the nightly football games in the mix, and in particular we’re focusing on MNF.
We’re preempted for college football the next two Saturdays, but we’ll be back! Until then, look for Michelle’s articles in Gaming Today, follow on Twitter! Michelle will be hanging out at Rampart Casino during TNF, so stop by and say hi! Don’t forget to submit your parlay card, and enjoy a glass of wine! #ParlayAndRose
We’re so happy to be back with a new episode of BetsLikeAGirl. We know you’re probably busy watching the games but if you have an hour to spare, take some time to listen and call in to share your NFL picks. Tonight we’re talking about the upcoming games between the NY Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, and the Oakland Raiders Vs. the Tennessee Titans.
We’ll look forward to Tony G. calling to share his Fantasy Football advice, talk about the college games, and give away a $100 gift certificate for dinner for a local bistro! If you’re interested in sponsoring the show, reach out because we’d love to have you on board.
Thanks so much to all those who have supported our show whether by listening, calling in, tweeting, and being to sponsor! We truly appreciate your support! – Pamela & Michelle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 5, 2017
**MEDIA ALERT** **MEDIA ALERT**
LOCAL CASINO LAUNCHES BRAND NEW SPORTS BOOK JUST IN TIME FOR FOOTBALL SEASON
Rampart Casino Debuts New Sports Book at 6 p.m. Tomorrow
Just in time for football season, Rampart Casino will unveil its newest property renovation project – Rampart Casino Race & Sports Book. The newly constructed space, which replaced JC’s Irish Pub, will span nearly 6,000 square feet just off the main casino floor, and boast 138 seats, including 57 private carrels for race bettors.
Sports fans on the Westside can celebrate the grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. The party is free and open to the public 21 and older. Guests will receive a free commemorative t-shirt and will toast the opening with a glass of champagne and celebratory cake, while supplies last.
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
6 p.m.* Official Opening
*Interviews with Rampart Casino executives will be available throughout the day, as well as availability to shoot broll of the new sports book. Please coordinate with Alissa Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-612-7870.
General Manager Michael Gaughan Jr. will be on hand and available for interviews during the 6 p.m. event.
221 N. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
*Interviews with Rampart Casino executives will be available throughout the day on Wednesday, Sept. 6. Please coordinate or RSVP for the 6 p.m. event to Alissa Kelly email@example.com or 702-612-7870.
The Race & Sports Book will also be home to a new Race & Sports Bar – a 49 person-capacity bar and lounge featuring 16 bar-top gaming machines and plenty of televisions surrounding the bar for fans to keep up with all the action.
Visual technology will greet guests from the moment they walk towards the Race & Sports Book with an expansive electronic ticker that runs through the bar and lounge, giving fans constant updates on sporting news. The focal point of the main sports book is a more than 55-foot customizable LED screen which can be split to show multiple games and events. The sports book will additionally house 80 HD televisions throughout the venue, including nine 60 inch monitors. Just to the side of the LED screen, technology will continue with the Odds board updating in real time.
The Race & Sports will be open daily at 6 a.m. In late fall, sports fans can grab a bite from the Clubhouse Deli, a casual eatery which is currently under construction adjacent to the Race & Sports Book.
The Race & Sports Book is one of many projects being developed or renovated by Rampart Casino and JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. Last year, the team welcomed Hawthorn Grill to their lineup of restaurants; unveiled Cascade as their new, modern special event space; and showcased a new vibe on the Shizen patio. More changes are expected this fall including new ventures and updates from the hotel, food and beverage, events/catering, and casino areas.
About Rampart Casino
Rampart Casino, an elegant 50,000 square foot casino, offers more than 1,400 slot machines, two dozen gaming tables, a 300-seat Bingo Room and a Race & Sports Book. Rampart Casino’s Rampart Rewards club program offers exclusive resort benefits and rewards based on play, such as dining, spa and golf discounts, plus complimentary room nights at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa. For the latest Rampart Casino news, follow on Facebook (RampartCasino) and Twitter (@RampartCasino). Contact the casino at 702-507-5900.
About the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa offers world-class luxury just 20 minutes northwest of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas resort is accessible to Las Vegas Speedway, TPC Las Vegas and a number of other golf courses. The JW Marriott features 548 well-appointed guest rooms and suites set amid 54 acres of lush gardens. Voted as one of the Top 5 Las Vegas Resorts by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, and recognized as a Top-Performing Business on TripAdvisor ranked in the top 10% worldwide for traveler feedback, the Las Vegas resort also includes a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, 33 meetings rooms with 100,000 square feet of flexible space, more than 10 restaurants serving American, Italian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines and the on-site Rampart Casino. For information, visit www.marriott.com/LASJW, Stay up to date with the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa on Facebook and Twitter.
Marriott and the JW Marriott system are not associated with any part of The Resort at Summerlin (the “Resort”) other than the JW Marriott Las Vegas hotel (the “Hotel”) at the Resort. The Casino is not part of the Hotel and is not part of the JW Marriott system.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self‐assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale so that their guests have the time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 57 JW Marriott hotels in 23 countries; by 2015 the portfolio is expected to encompass 79 properties in 28 countries. www.marriott.com/jw‐marriott/travel.mi
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Alissa Kelly / Michelle Wilmoth
We have great news we want to share about our latest sponsor to sign on to support our show. We thought we would be back on AM 720 KDWN, this Saturday night but it looks like we get to enjoy the holiday weekend without the interruption because we are preempted by the college game that will take place at Lucas Oil stadium. Should be a great game between Purdue (0-0) Vs. #16 Louisville (0-0) at Lucas Oil Stadium Game Center! To listen, you can tune in to the game on AM 720 KDWN on your AM dial or download the free app at KDWN.com
Although we miss being in the studio, and talking to our audience, we are so excited that college football is back, and know lots of folks will enjoy the play-by-play via KDWN. We don’t have any problems holding off our return until next week. Besides we’re happy to be able to take in the Las Vegas 51’s fan appreciation game in person, and return to the studio next week in time to kick off the NFL season.
Speaking about college football, if you happened to read last week’s edition of Gaming Today you know that Michelle was right on with her analysis of the Hawaii Vs. UMass, matchup. If you happened to miss it, remember you can usually find out all you need to know about our picks by following @BetsLikeAGirl on Twitter.
Okay so what’s more exciting than college football? Well, we’ve got a brand new sponsor who signed on to support our show, and we could not be happy. What many people may not know is Michelle has an extensive background in risk management, so it makes perfect sense to have one of the finest risk management firms sign on to align forces. Our newest sponsor is Capstone Brokerage, a risk management insurance firm that provides exceptional services.
Capstone invites their clients to get their C.A.P. on by providing a Comprehensive Advocacy Program. It is an exclusive, client-centered set of specialized services that add to the value of risk management. As a customer driven company, Capstone strives to exceed client expectations in all aspects of business. That is why they have implemented this exclusive program together with features that enable their clients to better manage their risk and business.
So what’s with the hashtag #GetYourCapOn ?? Well what better way to share about Capstone’s advocacy program than creating a matching hashtag? We’ll share more soon, but in the mean time, we want to ask that you follow @GetYourCapOn and if you have insurance or risk management needs, consider reaching out to Capstone Brokerage.
Oh, by the way who do you think will win the Louisville Vs. Purdue game? To find out more about who the ladies’ picks, keep following @BetsLikeAGirl. Remember you may just #getlucky !!
So since NFL preseason has started, the Raiders have been taking over our timeslot and we could not be happier! We’ll be hanging out at the Hard Rock Café this Saturday for their Fantasy Football Draft Party! Then we’ll be back in studio for the Saturday night show on September 3rd 2017. Just one question, are you ready for some football?
We’ll be hanging out at Steiner’s Pub again for social media nights during the #TNF games, so be sure to come by. You can follow @SteinersPubLV on Twitter to learn more about locations and times, and the great promotions that go on all season long! ( www.SteinersPub.com )
This just in from USFantasy Sports:
Aug. 16, 2017
USFANTASY SPORTS OFFERS MOST AGGRESSIVE FANTASY BETTING PROP FOR UPCOMING MAYWEATHER AND MCGREGOR SUPER FIGHT, AUG. 26
LAS VEGAS – USFantasy Sports (USF), the only company offering legal daily fantasy sports (DFS) contests in Nevada, continues to be a leader in the fantasy sports industry. The gaming platform has released its prop for the highly anticipated megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The prop offers at least 23 ways to bet on the super fight.
USF players can make $2 win bets on the outcome of the bout. Bettors can wager on each athlete to win by knock out (KO) in rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10-12, by decision or by ending in a draw. Betting is now open and closes on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. PST.
Here are the opening odds for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, 12 rounds, junior middleweights fight:
*odds are subject to change
Additionally, a boxing prop featuring the highly anticipated fight between Canelo Alvarez versus Gennady Golovkin (GGG) taking place on Saturday, September 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is now available. USF players can make $2 win bets on the outcome of the bout. USF players can wager on each athlete to win by knock out (KO) in rounds 1-3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, by decision or by ending in a draw. Betting is now open and closes on Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. PST.
For additional information follow @USFantasy1 on Twitter
Stay tuned for more about the upcoming fantasy football contest based on kicks. Maybe Nike will sponsor it! #GotKicks
Note: The Saturday night show will not be broadcast during NFL preseason because the Raiders game will be on “live” via www.KDWN.com but we’ll be back, ready for football and fantasy! Thanks for following on Twitter – @BetsLikeAGirl