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If You Didn't Know, No NHL, Lakers Bets At Silverton

February 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM | by | ()

It was bound to happen. We found a blemish on our most recent casino crush, the Silverton. It's something we can look past but we'll always know it's there.

Part of the Silverton ownership is a man name Edward Roski Junior. Roski also owns part of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. The Nevada Gaming Commission doesn't take too well to casino owners who also own sports teams. Not only can you not bet on any Los Angeles Kings games at the Silverton but you can't bet on any NHL games at the Silverton. Roski also owns part of the Staples Center in Los Angeles and you can't bet the Los Angeles Lakers at the Silverton either. Furthermore, he is part of a team trying to bring an NFL team to Los Angeles. If this happens you can expect that you won't be able to wager on their games. One NBA team and the entire NHL aren't a big deal to most people but one NFL team would be a big deal.

The new Cantor Gaming sportsbook at the Silverton will show the games on TV, but you can't place a wager on them. If you open a Cantor Gaming online account at the off Strip casino, you will be forbidden to bet on the NHL or Lakers games. Have no fear, if you have a Leroy's or Station sports betting app, you can place wagers on these games while at the Silverton.

The Silverton isn't the only casino with this kind of conflict. You can't bet on the Boston Celtics at any Caesars property because CEO Gary Loveman is a part owner of the team. And, you can't bet on the Sacramento Kings at Palms because the Maloof family owns part of both.

[photo - KCRW]

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