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  1. Oct 28, 2020 Circa Sports opened its massive, gleaming new sportsbook Tuesday, during grand opening of the Circa Las Vegas Resort casino floor. The hotel itself opens later in 2020.
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States around the US are proving that opening a full-service sports betting operation isn’t all that easy. A brand-new sportsbook operator in Nevada opened for business.

The first Circa Sports retail sportsbook opened at the Golden Gate hotel and casino in downtown Las Vegas over the weekend. Not only did the retail sportsbook open inside of the casino, but it opened with fully operational technology.

Stadium Technology provides two betting kiosks just outside of the sportsbook at Golden Gate. They also provide all of the technology for the Circa Sports mobile app.

… and they said it couldn’t be done at the same time.

Circa Sports retail sportsbooks

Circa Sports opened its first sportsbook on June 1 at Golden Gate casino. The sportsbook operation, owned by Derek Stevens, will open its second location in a couple of weeks at another one of Stevens’ Las Vegas casinos: The D Las Vegas. He was beaming with excitement when he chatted with The Lines about his new sportsbook operation.

Circa Sports will open another retail sportsbook in December 2020 when Circa Las Vegas is scheduled to open. While Golden Gate and The D sportsbooks are small in size, Circa will offer a huge multilevel sportsbook with the largest sportsbook screen in the world.

The sportsbook at Golden Gate is essentially a sports betting desk. Stevens calls this their “boutique” sportsbook. The accessible parking, attentive staff and great lines are why he expects people to visit the Golden Gate to place their wagers.

The next Circa Sports location at The D will include a bar but will mostly be a venue to place wagers. The sportsbook at Circa, on the other hand, will offer more than 350 seats for guests to watch and wager on the games. Unfortunately, that’s still more than a year away from opening.

Circa Sports could expand into other casinos in Nevada or other states in the future, but Stevens is focused on getting the Nevada operation started.

Circa Sports mobile app

Stadium Technology provides the technology for the Circa Sports mobile app. Many Las Vegas sportsbooks (Westgate, Caesars, etc.) use this technology for the backend of their sports betting app and Miomni for the front end.

Circa Sports joins CG Technology as the only Nevada sportsbook operator to use Stadium Technology for their entire app. The two apps are similar, but there’s one significant difference. The Circa Sports app allows users also to place picks for the Circa Sports Million football contest.

Circa Sports kiosks

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Stadium Technology also provides the kiosks for Circa Sports. Golden Gate opened with two kiosks for guests to place wagers. They’re simple to use and intuitive. More kiosks will be placed at The D Las Vegas and Circa Las Vegas when they open.

Sports betting kiosks are exploding in popularity around the country. Nearly 75% of wagers made at Pennsylvania retail sportsbooks are made using kiosks.

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William Hill has offered kiosks in Nevada for years. The technology is also expanding at Las Vegas retail sportsbooks. Stadium Technology also has kiosks installed at Caesars Palace, The Linq and Treasure Island.

Stadium Technology also provides the screens at each ticket writing station. These screens show the wagering ticket before printing. This allows customers to make sure their wager is correct before being handed a betting slip. This is a nice touch that more sportsbooks should offer.

Why Circa Sports?

Stevens told The Lines that Circa Sports is focusing on the customer. The staff is expected to be “very customer oriented.” His sportsbook staff plans to use a lot of creativity with odds. Stevens went on to say, “We’re going to be very creative” with some of the odds and lines they provide.

They plan on offering fair lines daily with a combination of futures betting options for tourists that might want to just place a quick bet for or against their team when visiting.

Circa Sports is offering “Yes/No” on most futures. NFL and MLB are the only futures available right now. NHL and NBA should be posted after their respective seasons are over.

Their “no juice” promotion on opening day, brought a lot of people to the grand opening of Circa Sports at the Golden Gate. Stevens told The Lines that they could “take it in the pants” because of all the sharp action.

Sports betting infrastructure

The Nevada Gaming Control Board has the experience to offer a solid infrastructure for new sports betting ventures. When Stevens sat down with The Lines, he said: “this isn’t Nevada’s first rodeo.” Having set rules made opening a new sportsbook operation relatively simple.

Some of the states legalizing sports betting are just learning while they go. He “likes what Iowa did” because they followed many of the same regulations as Nevada. Time will tell if they’ll be successful but Stevens sees success in their future, but he’s bullish on Iowa.

States just starting to legalize sports betting are trying to create new models for sportsbook operators. New Jersey is building on the foundation established by Nevada and improving access to sports betting. Other states have different priorities and are taking a different tact.

Leave it to good ole Nevada to let a new sportsbook operator launch retail and online sportsbooks with the latest technology. Maybe the state will allow customers to fund mobile accounts remotely without walking into a casino someday.

Circa Sports Million is a new Las Vegas football handicapping contest from the newest sportsbook operator Circa Sports. Participants will pick five NFL games against the posted spread each week.

The entry fee is $1,000 and there’s a limit of three entries per person. There’s no rake or administration fee for Circa Sports Million. All contest entry fees will be paid to the winning participants.

This year’s prize pool is guaranteed at least $3 million following a successful debut in which it paid well over its $1.5 million guarantee. The eventual winner will take home $1 million in 2020. The top50 finishers will receive prize money at the end of the season. All prize info can be found below.

Circa Sports will be a paying a $100,000 “booby prize” to the last-place finisher in the contest. Eligible contestants must submit picks for all 17 weeks of the season and finish with the fewest points. Only contestants who fully participate each week are eligible for this prize.

In addition to the end-of-year prizes, money from contest entries will go to the quarterly MVP winners. Each quarter of the football season will pay a minimum of $250,000 to the contestants that have the most points for the period.

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Circa Sports Million standings

For a complete look at the standings from 2020, click here.

Circa Sports Millions Picks Week 9

Our team is competing in the Circa Sports Millions this year. Listen to TheLines podcast every week to hear and follow our progress in the content by looking for THELINES.COM on the leaderboard.

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Circa Sports Million prize pool

Circa Sports Million will have a prize pool of at least $1.5 million in 2019. The Top 10 point earners at the end of the NFL season will receive a prize. In addition, each quarter of the season there will be a $50,000 prize for the most points a contestant earns during the period. Quarterly “MVP” prizes will be split if there are ties.

Here are the prizes for each of the Top 10 finishers:

  • 1st place: $1,000,000
  • 2nd place: $300,000
  • 3rd place: $100,000
  • 4th place: $75,000
  • 5th place: $50,000
  • 6th place: $30,000
  • 7th place: $20,000
  • 8th place: $18,000
  • 9th place: $16,000
  • 10th place: $14,000
  • 11th-50th place: Split $277,000

Quarterly MVP prizes will be as follows for the contestants with the most points for each period:

  • 1st place: $150,000+
  • 2nd place: $75,000+
  • 3rd place: $25,000+

What is Circa Sports Million?

Circa Sports Million is a simple NFL picks contest. Each week participants will choose a side in five pro football games against the point spread. The Circa Sports Million doesn’t offer totals or moneylines for weekly selections.

Football betting lines are created by individual sportsbooks. A betting line will move based on how much money is wagered on the side. For the Circa Sports Million, though, point spreads are different. The contest spreads are “static lines” and won’t change once posted.

Every week of the NFL season Circa Sports will post the static lines at 10:00 am on Thursday. Contestants must submit weekly picks to Circa Sports by 3:00 pm each Saturday during the season. If picks aren’t submitted by the weekly deadline, zero points will be awarded for that week.

Circa Sports Million contestants can place picks in person at the Golden Gate or D Las Vegas casinos or by using a kiosk in either casino. The weekly picks can also be placed anywhere inside of Nevada using the Circa Sports mobile app.

The contest is won by accruing as many points as possible each quarter and for the full season. Contestants will earn one (1) point for each correct selection, one half (.5) point for each push, and zero (0) points for each incorrect selection.

Who can participate in Circa Sports Million?

Circa Sports Million is open to anyone 21 years of age from Nevada and the rest of the world. The entry fee is $1,000 and each person may have up to three (3) submissions. Circa Sports may disqualify a player that has more than three entries. Additionally, contest fees are not refundable unless Circa Sports cancels the contest.

Nevada residents can place picks in person at the Golden Gate or D Las Vegas casinos in person or by using a kiosk at either property. Nevada residents can also submit weekly picks anywhere inside of Nevada using the Circa Sports mobile app.

Out-of-state contestants may also participate in Circa Sports Million. Non-residents must sign up in person at the Golden Gate or D Las Vegas to participate. Once signed up, residents inside or outside of Nevada may use a proxy to submit the weekly picks.

Circa Sports Million official rules

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