Here are three things to know from the world of gambling and fantasy sports for Wednesday, March 25th.
Let's get to it.
Number One: Where will Cam Newton sign?
The Panthers signed Teddy Bridgewater and then a week later cut Cam Newton. So where will the 2015 NFL MVP sign next? The odds are in and the Dolphins are leading the pool at +200, followed by the Jaguars at +250, Chargers at +350, Patriots at +500 and then a few other teams like the Broncos, Redskins, Raiders and Steelers all falling in line ranging from +700 through +2000. Sports Illustrated's Panthers reporter Jack Duffy says "the market for Cam Newton has dwindled as teams with needs at quarterback have gone in different directions."
Number Two: Quarantine and self isolation helps set new record for Online Poker
PokerStars had a record setting amount of entries for a single tournament thanks in large part to the shutdown of casinos and players staying inside and playing poker on their computers because of the coronavirus outbreak. There were about 61,000 entries in the tournament, with some doubling up on their entries, for a grand total of 93,016 entires. At a $215 buy in, the total prize pool was $18.6 million. The first place winner took home $1.1 million.
The PokerStars tournament shattered the previous entry record set in 2011 with 62,000 total entries.
Number Three: NFL Free Agency Round-Up From Last 24 Hours
The Jaguars signed tight end Tyler Eifert to a two-year contract. The former first-round pick played the first seven years of his career in Cincinnati. In 2019, Eifert played in all 16 games for the first time in his career.
The Panthers' offense adds another weapon with speedy wideout Robby Anderson. That gives new quarterback Teddy Bridgewater a trio of talented wide receivers with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel already on the squad.
The Jets signed former first-round pick Breshad Perriman, who spent the 2019 season with the Buccaneers. Sports Illustrated's New York Jets reporter Kristian Dyer still believes the the AFC East team will look to add a receiver via the draft. Dyer wrote "while the signing of Perriman bolsters their wide receivers room, the Jets likely will still invest in a target come Day Two of the NFL Draft."