As All-Star Deadline Passes, MLB Yet To Announce New Official Betting Partners Matt Rybaltowski, Sports Handle · July 12, 2019 at 9:39 am While a whirlwind NBA free agency period has swallowed the sports news cycle in recent weeks, there’s an influx of young talent in Major League Baseball and growing interest in wagering on the national pastime. Consider betting patterns at this week’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. At DraftKings Sportsbook, one user placed a $1,100 wager on Pete Alonso to win the Home Run Derby in May at odds of 16/1. The bettor collected $18,700 in pre-tax winnings on Monday evening when the Mets’ first baseman outlasted Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in a thrilling final round. At another prominent sportsbook, the handle for the All-Star Game when accounting for win bets, first five-inning wagers, first-inning score, alternate run line, props and in-progress bets nearly reached six figures. The total represents a near three-fold increase from its handle for the 2017 Midsummer Classic.