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Add The Celtics To Teams You Can't Bet At Palms

Where: 4321 West Flamingo Road [map], 89103
November 14, 2012 at 3:52 PM | by | Comments (0)

There have been lots of changes for sports bettors at Palms this year.

Earlier this year, Cantor Gaming took control of the sportsbook at Palms and built a beautiful new one which includes a cute little poker area. (We can't really call it a poker room since it's not enclosed and is open to the casino and sportsbook.) The sportsbook itself is "cozy" with just four rows of red desk seating, in true Cantor Gaming fashion. Also in the tradition of other Cantor Gaming sportsbooks, the TVs are big and beautiful.

About a year ago, the Maloof's, owners of Palms, ran into financial trouble and had to sell much of their interest in their casino. This actually has a negative impact on NBA bettors. Since the Maloof's also own the Sacramento Kings, we've never been able to bet on their games at Palms. Now, that TPG Capital owns 49% of the casino, along with a large part of Caesars Entertainment, we can no longer bet Boston Celtics games at Palms. Outside sportsbook management doesn't impact this rule by the Nevada Gaming Commission.

This is kind of a big deal for NBA bettors like this writer since it removes up to four teams from a night with a full NBA schedule. The good news is that you can run across the street to the Gold Coast if you want to bet on the Kings, Celtics or either of their opponents.

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