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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A request from Major League Baseball to gambling regulators to ban betting on spring training games was quickly rejected in Nevada and is under consideration in at least three other states that recently legalized sports betting.The league asked for the ban on Wednesday last week — the day before the first scheduled spring training game — arguing in letters to regulators that the exhibition games are “more vulnerable to manipulation” because teams are focused on getting players ready for the season http://www.padresfanproshop.com/authentic-brad-hand-jersey , not on winning. MLB said its concerns have grown because of the spread of legal sports gambling after a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last year opened the possibility of new American markets.The games have historically attracted little to no betting action in Nevada, where casinos in Las Vegas and elsewhere have taken bets on spring training games for decades.MLB’s deputy general counsel Bryan Seeley argued the risk is “particularly acute” during spring training because many players are not on the roster and don’t make much money.“Spring Training games provide greater opportunity for the misuse of inside information,” he wrote in his request. “The outcome of games sometimes depends heavily on non-public managerial decisions that are made in advance and are independent of Club or player performance, such as how many innings a pitcher will throw or in which inning Minor League players will replace Major League players.”The Nevada Gaming Control Board responded the following day, saying sportsbooks across the state have controls in place to minimize concerns about players potentially fixing bets and haven’t had any problems with spring training.Board chairwoman Sandra Morgan said Nevada’s sportsbooks have served as the “alarm bell” when something was amiss with sporting events and related wagers.Nevada’s effective monopoly on sports betting ended last spring with the Supreme Court backing a challenge from New Jersey to a ban in most of the country. Casinos in seven other states now accept wagers on sports, and the list is expected to grow with at least 22 states considering bills this year.Pennsylvania received a similar request from Major League Baseball and quickly called a timeout.“We acknowledge the concerns they raised concerning sports wagering on spring training games and we are examining these concerns,” said Doug Harbach, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. “While we do this, we have requested Pennsylvania sports wagering operators to refrain from offering wagers on spring training games.”Sportsbooks in Mississippi are accepting bets on the games. The executive director of the Mississippi Gaming Commission Cory Spangenberg Jersey , Allen Godfrey, said he has not responded to MLB.New Jersey is reviewing the league’s request.The Westgate Las Vegas Superbook had 10 spring training games on the board Tuesday. Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sports book operations, said of the 20 teams, only two had more than $200 wagered and none had more than $300 in total action. Some teams didn’t have a single bet by early afternoon, when most games begin.No team had more than two tickets written for straight bets. In parlays, no team had more than 10 tickets.The limits for bets on spring training games at the Westgate are $1,000 on the side and $500 on the total. The sportsbook does not take wagers on split-squad games.Kornegay said the betting action in the games is traditionally so low that it would be very easy to detect unusual patterns.“It’s grocery dollars on these games because it is very minimal,” he said. “If there was any suspicious activity on these games Eric Hosmer Jersey , it would stick out like snow in Vegas.”Veteran oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said spring training wagers usually are only offered to “appease” some patrons and give them other options. But action is “basically none.”“I don’t think they wake up in the morning and go to the sportsbook just to bet on the Seattle Mariners‘ exhibition game,” said Vaccaro, now the director of sports relations for Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. CHICAGO — Throughout a season in which the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers spent the year as neighbors, both geographically and in the National League Central standings, it will come down to one final meeting.After finishing the 162-game schedule with matching records (95-67) and in a first-place tie atop the Central, the division title and the ability to avoid playing in a one-game wild-card playoff game will be determined by a Monday meeting at Wrigley Field.By beating the St. Louis Cardinals 10-5 on Sunday, the Cubs will host the Brewers, who remained in the hunt for the Central title with an 11-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The winner will boast the National League’s record and host the NL Division Series on Thursday. The loser will play in a wild-card game on Tuesday.Article continues below ...The Cubs own a 11-8 advantage in the season series with the Brewers.“We’re going to have to come out and play our game,” Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said in a postgame televised interview on NBC Sports Chicago. “I think we lay it on the line tomorrow.”Jose Quintana (13-11 Jose Pirela Jersey , 4.09 ERA) will start for the Cubs on Monday. He has been solid in September and has allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of his five starts this month. Quintana is coming off a no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates in which he surrendered two runs and four hits in five innings. He is 6-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 10 career starts against the Brewers.As familiar as the Cubs and Brewers are with one another, Monday’s game will hold extra significance. Although it’s not a win or go home scenario for either team, the winner will have home-field advantage in the divisional series and the loser will have to turn around and play Tuesday in the wild-card matchup.“They’re a great team, they’re well-coached, we’re a great team, we’re well-coached,” Rizzo said. “They want it, we want it. We’ve been battling back and forth for the last few years now. Wrigley Field, noon game Kevin Kiermaier Jersey , right? The fans will be behind us all day. I couldn’t think of a better place to be playing and how lucky we are to be playing (Monday).”The Brewers, who trailed the Cubs by five games earlier this month and by a full game before winning Saturday, will arrive at Wrigley Field full of confidence having won seven straight games and nine out of their last 10.Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell has not yet settled on a starting pitcher for Monday’s game but has the luxury of not having to use any of his top-end relievers in Sunday’s lopsided victory over the Tigers.Regardless of who takes the mound for the Brewers, Milwaukee knows if it can extend its win streak, the extra two days of rest and not having to play in a must-win situation on Tuesday will be well worth the effort.“We’re going in there with the mindset that it’s a must win,” Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich said after Sunday’s victory. “Obviously, we are still alive if we don’t win. … The mindset is that we’ve given ourselves two chances to get in. We need to be ready to go.“They are a great team. We’ve played each other tough all year. It’s only fitting that we have to do one more.”
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