Sportsbooks To Become Less Sporty
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We love sports and we enjoy going to the sportsbook and watching nothing but sports. The ability to bet is only an enhancement. It's one of the thing that we've always found special about Vegas. Ever since our first trip to Vegas we wanted to have a TV room that looks like a sportsbook. We've wanted a wall of TVs that show nothing but sports all the time. It's kind of a respite from the rest of the world.
This week may be the beginning of the end of our sportsbook experience. This week, Wynn begun taking bets on non-sporting events with the World Series of Poker.
While this may be innocent enough, it opens the door for major changes at our beloved sportsbooks. This could lead to sportsbooks taking bets on American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, The Oscars, and other live non-sporting events. We don't look down at people that enjoy those shows or want to bet on the outcomes. To each their own. We just don't want the sportsbook being overtaken by American Idol performances. Call us old school, but we just want to hang out and watch sports and don't want that to change.
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