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Tropicana Flashes Its Odds In Public

Where: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard S [map], 89109
October 16, 2012 at 5:18 PM | by | ()

What the Palazzo can do, Tropicana might think it can do better. Palazzo's sportsbook, operated by Cantor Gaming, recently placed a mini-betting counter on the casino floor and, in a move we found most intriguing, erected "odds towers" near the Sands Poker Room inside the Venetian. Both moves likely aimed at planting the idea or reminding gamblers to place those sports bets.

Tropicana wants potential sports bettors thinking about those odds before even getting inside the casino. Their odds now flash on an electronic billboard above the walkway entering Trop from MGM Grand. Not surprisingly, Trop's sportsbook is also a product of Cantor.

Reader LongLiveHootersCasino (yes!) alerted us to a mini-counter and odds tower at the Palms also. One guess who runs the sportsbook over there.

Although motivated by the bottom line, we don't mind crossing paths with sportsbook lines a little more often. We were tempted to add "as long as it doesn't get out of hand," but where is that line? Rather than just scores and news, it'd be kinda nice to see odds posted on the board outside Bally's or elsewhere easily viewable along The Strip. Wall Street has their tickers, why shouldn't Vegas have its equivalent? Maybe one day instead of posing in front of the Welcome to Las Vegas sign we'll be tweeting pics from under the world's largest odds tower.

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