VSiN, First Media Network for Sports Betting Information, Forecasts Biggest Gambling Event in American History

Based on Early Reports, Oddsmakers and Sports Gaming Experts See Record for Sunday’s Championship Game

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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), the first multi-channel network dedicated to sports gambling information, predicts that Americans will wager more than ever before on Sunday’s Big Game.  Based on monies in to date, VSiN oddsmakers and sports gaming experts forecast this year to surpass last year’s wagering handle of $132.5 million in Nevada.

An infographic accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/bd1d253d-0e63-4dfa-bbf4-5cbde9323fc5

“I do believe we’ll get to last year’s handle and it will probably break the record,” said Jimmy Vaccaro, South Point oddsmaker and senior linemaker at VSiN. “It’s been steady and I have a feeling it will get crazy busy. We could hit $140 million this year.”

According to VSiN experts, increased action on prop bets is a key driver for the bigger numbers.

"For the first time, the prop bets might exceed bets on the game because the number never moved off the spread," said Chris Andrews, director of South Point's sports book and a VSiN special contributor.

Broadcasting live from a custom-built studio in the Sports Book of the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, VSiN delivers the exclusive and proprietary news, analysis and data that sports bettors and enthusiasts need to win. For the first time, unbiased, actionable information and expert insights are available to sports gamblers across multiple channels, including web, live streaming, radio, mobile and social.

VSiN fully launches at VSiN.com on Monday, Feb. 27, but will air a special broadcast hosted by sports broadcasting icons Brent Musburger and Al Bernstein leading into the Big Game at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT on Sunday, Feb. 5.  The first airing of My Guys in the Desert will include insight from legendary oddsmakers, Vaccaro, Andrews and Vinny Magliulo as well as renowned sports journalists Norm Clarke and Matt Youmans.  This team will discuss the entire sports gambling menu for Sunday, delivering information and insider views not available anywhere else.

For more information on Sunday’s pre-game show, visit http://www.vsin.com/catch-vsins-live-super-bowl-show-on-sunday/.

About VSiN
VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network) is the first multi-channel sports media company dedicated to providing news, analysis and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who bet on sports and make gambling a multibillion-dollar industry.

Fueled by award-winning broadcasters and legendary oddsmakers, VSiN will inform and entertain these consumers whenever and wherever they want. A dedicated SiriusXM Radio channel is among the platforms on which VSiN is available, which also include live video streaming, web, mobile and social.

VSiN’s newsroom is located in the middle of the sports book at the South Point Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas. Live shows will be broadcast from the new studio there daily. For more information, please visit VSiN.com and follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

About South Point Casino, Hotel and Spa
Featuring 2,200 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, TwitterYouTube, Instagram and foursquare.


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