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BRENNAN: PROLINE + offers bettors better betting opportunities

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Don Brennan Tom Brady (left) and Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate a touchdown in their team's 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys on September 9, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.Tom Brady (left) and Rob Gronkowski of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate a touchdown in their team’s 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys on September 9, 2021 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Julio Aguilar /Getty Images

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In contrast to the other bettors the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took with them to the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys – and that was the majority – I made money on Thursday.

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How do you ask yourself?

Not by grabbing the 6.5 points and betting against Tom Brady.

I wasn’t that smart.

No, I padded my bag by signing up for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s new PROLINE + initiative.

All it cost me was $ 100 to get the limited time “welcome bonus” offer of 25 bones.

It was like taking candy from a baby.

But seriously, it’s a pretty sweet deal.

Don’t tell the nice folks at OLG, but I would have given them a $ 25 tip to dig into PROLINE +, which saves a lot of stress for those of us we’ve been in a hurry for nearly three decades at the gas station on the corner or the nearest grocery store to fill out our PROLINE receipts 10 minutes before kick-off on Sunday.

Now there are no more dashing, no more constellations.

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With PROLINE + you can place your bet online with your phone or laptop.

How civilized, right?

All you have to do is create an account with OLG, which even I figured out how to finally do.

I could have opened it with a smaller deposit but I did what I had to do for the welcome bonus.

Heck, I’d probably spend 3 100 on PROLINE tickets before week 3.

That way I get a little more bang for my buck.

The best part is that you can use PROLINE + to bet on just one game.

In retail there will be at least two (point spread) and three (PROLINE) until the turn of the year.

“We launched ProLine + on August 27, the same day that betting on single events became legal in Canada,” said Dave Pridmore, OLG’s chief digital and strategy officer. “We’re building on 30 years of sports betting and retail expertise by creating a new digital platform with more sports, more events … new types of bets. In game betting, futures, markets.

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“Of course, having individual events available is crucial to give bettors a different experience by really only betting on the one game they are interested in. It’s all about this trustworthy OLG brand and gives something back to the province that so many of our customers find. “Value in it.”

There’s a lot of give-back to the province, okay.

While the 2020-2021 annual report has not yet been released by the government, Ontario Higher Regional Court noted in the fiscal year that will be used on the 1st for key priorities such as health care and education.

PROLINE, the pure retail trade, generated sales of US $ 283 million, of which US $ 175 million was returned to customers as prize money.

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While it’s too early to gauge the impact of PROLINE +, OLG said in less than three weeks that there has been $ 3 million in stakes.

“Parlays can be a little tricky at times when you’re trying to understand and triangulate three picks in retail,” said Pridmore. “So this is easier, easier to understand for beginners and simply makes the whole fan experience of sports betting more pleasant.”

Naturally.

Obviously, if we refer to one of spades as spades, even though it’s nice to be charitable to hospitals and schools, betting on one event instead of three gives you a better chance.

Does that mean a reduction in the money that goes to the province each year?

Not necessarily.

“In general, we would see more bets from OLG perception as people have often reinvested with maybe a few in-game bets or more (games),” Pridmore said. “During the game there are more options to wager on, which creates some kind of mismatch between the stake and the winnings for the player.”

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In the meantime, it’s a good bet that my $ 25 welcome bonus will be back with OLG by Sunday.

SIGN OF TIME?

The Bucs Cowboys’ curtain lifter was only the fourth game in NFL history in which both teams tossed at least 50 passes. Dak Prescott was good with 42 of 58 for 403 yards, while Brady completed 32 of 50 for 379 yards. Only one more time, both teams threw 50 balls in a game that did not go into overtime. That was in 2014, when Brady threw 53 times and Peyton Manning had 57 passes in a Patriots win over the Broncos.… The over / under of 52.5 was broken in the 31-29 final of the Bucs … Brady had four touchdown passes or 28 post-season passes for the 27th time in his career. He also had five five-TD games and two (three scoring postseason) six-touchdown games. With an 11-yard TD pass to Rob Gronkowski in Thursday’s third quarter, Brady heard on the line instead of sticking to the originally scheduled game. “Tom made a great call,” Gronk later said on Pro Football Talk. “I was actually upa route, and then he checked me to block, and then he checked me to block and let go. He only sees everything in the field. It is impressive. I mean, the guy has been playing for 80 years. He’s seen every defense, every game. ”… Maybe this isn’t the year you have Ezekiel Elliott on your fantasy roster. The Dallas running game took a hit with Pro Bowl RG Zack Martin missed the start with a positive COVID test, and another hit was dealt on Friday when RT La’el Collins launched for five games for drug abuse policy violation the NFL has been banned. Oddly enough, multiple sources told ESPN Collins that no tests failed, and nowhere in the policy lists five games as a potential penalty. Collins played Thursday after missing the entire 2020 season with a hip injury. Meanwhile, Elliott carried the ball 11 times for 33 yards against the Bucs. It was the third lowest total in his 72-game career.

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