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NFL Gambling: Sportsbook offers prop bet on Oakland's potential winless season

11.08.2014     07:48 AM     Printer Friendly
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Las Vegas South Point Sportsbook posted a "yes" or "no" prop bet on whether or not the Oakland Raider would win or tie a regular season game. The "no" is a juicy +1000 whereas the "yes" is -1800. To no surprise 53 of the 54 bets taken were on the "no." Below is Oakland's remaining schedule; likely to be underdogs in eight games. Their best chance could be Week 17 if Denver is locked into a playoff spot and plays its fourth stringers.

vs. Denver
at San Diego
vs. Kansas City
at St. Louis
vs. San Francisco
at Kansas City
vs. Buffalo
at Denver




Tags: NFL Oakland Raiders Las Vegas




Feds illegally weasel their way into hotel room of illegal sports betting ring

10.30.2014     06:44 AM     Printer Friendly
UPDATE

Back in July, a handful of dudes were arrested at Las Vegas' Caesars Casino for running an illegal sportsbook out of their hotel room. Want to know how they got busted? The Feds shut down the internet, acted like repairman, and were able to access the room without a warrant. As a result, there's a chance that the evidence they gained will be thrown out in court.


"They were trying everything they could to get inside without a warrant," Goldstein told the AP.

"Police are allowed to use a certain kind of subterfuge, but what they can't do is create a certain kind of circumstance," Rasch said.







World Cup sports betting ring busted as Las Vegas casino

07.16.2014     07:47 AM     Read more



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Nevada sportsbooks post big September profits

10.28.2014     02:30 PM     Printer Friendly
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Reportedly their third greatest month ever with $37 million in profits.


"More and more people are tearing down the belief that betting on sports is a bad thing and realizing that the entertainment value is through the roof," Vaccaro, now with the sports book at the South Point casino, said. "We have 15 windows open from 9 o'clock to 10 o'clock in the morning on Sundays, and the lines are 25 deep. Guys who have been long-time customers are coming up to me and asking about signing up for the phone app, because they're afraid they're going to get shut out. I think that's a big, big reason why you're seeing more ticket transactions. And it's not going to slow down anytime soon."






Tags: College Football NFL Las Vegas




MGM wants to offer on-site sports betting tablets

10.13.2014     11:48 AM     Printer Friendly
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MGM Resorts are looking into offering interactive betting tablets for patrons of their sportsbooks. It needs to approved by the Nevada Gaming Commission but the target date is the start of the 2015 football season.


“As we thought about that and started trying to grab them by the hair and yank them into the casino, we thought we’d go where they’re at. And where they’re at is mobile phones and sports books, lounges, nightclubs,” Mikulich said. “We thought we’d put some of these devices in those areas to try and engage with them and see what they actually like to do.”






Tags: Las Vegas




Boyd Gaming offers sports betting app

09.26.2014     07:05 AM     Printer Friendly
Looks like Las Vegas' Boyd Gaming has joined the world of mobile sports betting. You can sign up at The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town, Fremont and California sportsbooks.


"This new app, designed with speed and unparalleled ease of use in mind, combines the experience of our proven international mobile gaming partners and a large amount of customer testing feedback to provide the newest mobile betting experience in the market today - one that is quick, easy to use and convenient," said Bob Scucci, Boyd Gaming's director of race and sports books.






Tags: Las Vegas




Mayweather no longer a big draw at betting window

09.15.2014     12:47 PM     Printer Friendly
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Despite a lifetime undefeated mark of 47-0, Las Vegas bettors aren't really into betting Floyd Mayweather these days.


"We took a couple big bets on Floyd, but not as many as in the past," said John Avello, executive director of the Wynn Race and Sports Book. Rood said the MGM took a couple of six-figure bets on Mayweather, but not nearly as many as in previous fights.

"Floyd's not the most popular guy," Bogdanovich added. "His fights aren't really exciting. People are tired of it."









Tags: Floyd Mayweather Las Vegas




NFL Gambling News: Vegas sportsbooks make out like bandits in Week 1

09.10.2014     07:47 AM     Printer Friendly
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Big opening week in the NFL for Las Vegas sportsbooks as multiple "ugly" underdogs cashed tickets.


“This was the best opening day we’ve ever had here,” said Golden Nugget sports book director Tony Miller. “Just about every game we needed came through for us beginning with our biggest, the Falcons, and then the rest just followed suit like the Browns, Dolphins and then the Panthers. It wasn’t a good day for those that bet parlays on the afternoon.”

“There was so much public money on Denver and even when I raised it higher than the market number, I was still getting action on them with limit straight bets and parlays,’ said Miller. “They couldn’t get enough of Denver.”









Tags: NFL Las Vegas




Plenty of football handicapping contests to choose from

09.03.2014     05:58 AM     Printer Friendly
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Anthony Curtis gives us the scoop on some of this year's Las Vegas football contests.




Tags: NFL College Football Las Vegas




Nevada sportsbooks seek to get rid of federal tax

08.27.2014     08:42 AM     Printer Friendly
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Ever wonder where exactly your tax dollars are going? Nevada's sportsbooks raised their hands on that one got a pretty interesting response. The IRS had no freakin' clue. Rep. Dina Titus is wanting to get rid of the tax and keep the money within the state.


“The IRS didn’t even know it existed,” Titus said. “The money just went into some black hole in the general fund. […] It can be reinvested into Nevada’s economy. Gaming is our lifeblood, and this is a drop in the bucket to Washington.”






Tags: Las Vegas




NHL is reportedly headed to Las Vegas

08.27.2014     06:13 AM     Printer Friendly
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The NHL in Las Vegas? The NHL in Las Vegas! Reports are saying a team in Sin City is a "done deal" as the league looks to expands in the not-so-distant future. The Las Vegas Coolers, Blackjacks, and Dice were some of the team names Twitter came up with last night. We’ll go ahead and tell you right now that the nickname won’t have anything to do with gambling -- even though all three of those are pretty cool. Bank on something that relates to the desert, Area 51, the heat, or cowboys.


Sources close to the situation have indicated Las Vegas is a done deal, the only thing to be determined being which owner will be entitled to proclaim that he brought the first major league sports franchise to Sin City.






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