Uproar At Las Vegas Sportsbooks Over Tom Brady’s Comeback

Uproar At Las Vegas Sportsbooks Over Tom Brady’s Comeback

One of the biggest showdowns is happening at Las Vegas sportsbooks as operators allege sharp bettors were in the know-how of Tom Brady’s return from retirement.

The Big Futures Bets made on Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Super Bowl LVII, were big bets that the team would win the Super Bowl. However, the Vice President of the Westgate SuperBook, Jay Kornegay, said that the activity before confirmation of the return of Brady to the 23rd season was dubious.

This led to SuperBook slashing its Super Bowl futures on the Bucs, away from 60/1 to 25/1, as there was much action for the second Vince Lombardi Trophy win in three years. Kornegay states, “There’s not a doubt in my mind that they knew he was coming back when they placed those wagers….These were not casual bettors. They would be categorized as educated bettors.”

Questions NFL’s Integrity

The face-off for sportsbooks executives is with the NFL itself. They urge that NFL should investigate HOW the ‘unretiring’ news of Brady had reached bettors before it was made public. If this was proved, Kornegay says it would be the US gaming industry’s biggest scandal.

Another sportsbook brought down by the insider-info betting spree was South Point Casino. According to oddsmakers at South Pont, they were also under liability if the Buccaneers were to win the Super Bowl LVII. However, the odds are now shorter, and Bucs are at 4/1.

Kornegay Rues Insider info drama

A notably upset sportsbook maker Kornegay confronts the current system. He reiterated that they never asked the sporting body to conduct an investigation or otherwise. Instead, their plea is that the current play out of the odds shows clearly that something is amiss and it has to be “looked into.” Such a review would be critical because several books had taken sizeable wagers in the middle of last week.

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