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  • 26 June 2019
    Malky Mackay says he wants to speak to Celtic about succeeding Ronny Deila as manager. Mackay, 44, was sacked by Wigan a year ago and has put himself forward after it was announced this week that Deila would be leaving Celtic Park in the summer.Former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes is the Sky Bet favourite to take over and both he and former Celtic manager Neil Lennon told Sky Sports this week that they were interested in the role. But former Celtic defender Mackay told Sky Sports News HQ on Friday: If Celtic wanted to talk to me, Id certainly be keen to do that.I think the next five-year period at Celtic is a crucial one. I think a record 10 titles in a row is achievable and a strong focus should be there.But for that to happen, I think there is a detailed and strategic plan needed going forward. I think I could help with that and bring a fresh approach. Moyes says he will wait until the summer to make a decision on the Celtic job Ive got an understanding of the club and an ability for that to happen.Mackay began his managerial career at Watford, keeping them in the Championship in 2010-11 before joining Cardiff, who he got promoted to the Premier League as second-tier champions in 2012-13.But he was sacked in December 2013 after falling out with owner Vincent Tan over his and sporting director Iain Moodys transfer policy and became the subject of an FA investigation over accusations of racist, sexist and homophobic text messages.The FA did not charge Mackay, who admitted the content of the messages was disrespectful of other cultures, but he missed out on the Crystal Palace managers job in the same period, where Moody had been working and later resigned.Mackay took over at Wigan in 2014 but, during his 138-day tenure, Wigan achieved 19 points from a possible 72, winning just five games out of 24 in the Championship. 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For six consecutive years, Nevadas books have enjoyed record handle -- the amount bet -- on all sports. In 2015, $4.2 billion was bet on sports in the states 190 regulated sportsbooks, which are consolidated among roughly a dozen companies. Thats nearly double the amount bet in 2005.Last year, record amounts were bet on both basketball ($1.2 billion) and baseball ($897.3 million). Football, however, saw a small decrease. In 2015, $1.6 billion was bet on NFL and college football, down from $1.7 billion in 2014. That trend appears to be continuing this football season, on top of questions about TV ratings.?It has been a little bit of an off year, MGM vice president of race and sports Jay Rood said. Not bad, but not double-digit growth like weve been used to the last few years.Football remains king, though. An hour before Game 5 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians began, more bets had been placed on just the Dallas Cowboys in their night game against the Philadelphia Eagles than had been placed on both teams in the World Series at Caesars sportsbooks.Nevada Gaming Control does not track the betting on the NFL and NCAA football separately, but Rood said the action on the NFL has seen a much sharper decrease than on college football.dddddddddddd As of last week, Rood said his NFL handle was down around 8 percent year over year, compared to just a 2 percent on college football. The MGM is one of the largest sportsbook operators in Nevada. Caesars said its handle was down nearly 5 percent in September. attribute a small portion of that to the quality of the prime-time matchups, especially Thursday and Sunday night games, said Bill Sattler, director of specialty games at Caesars Entertainment.The dip in handle has not impacted the books success rate, though. They won $36.9 million on football in September, making it the fourth-most profitable football month ever for the house. The books held a whopping 11.94 percent of the money wagered on football in September. Over the past five years, the hold percentage on football has ranged from 3.3 percent to 6.50 percent. September, the first full month of the regular season, normally has a higher-than-normal hold percentage, but this September was exceptionally high.In fact, the books may have done a little too well in September, leading to the decrease in handle.The books really did well this September, which really affects the rollover, said Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sports at the Westgate SuperBook. Youre always going to have less handle.Kornegay added that football handle is up at the SuperBook, noting this is the first football season theyve offered mobile sports betting. 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