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Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Teams Announced

December 8, 2014 at 3:58 PM | by | Comments (2)

This past weekend offered a lot of excitement for college football fans as the regular season ended on Saturday and bowl game matchups were announced Sunday.

Like last year, college football bowl games begin with a full slate of four games including the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. That first batch of bowl games is on December 20. The Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl will kick off at Sam Boyd Stadium at 12:30 p.m. local time.

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Las Vegas Bowl Tickets Now On Sale

Where: 7000 E. Russell Rd. [map], 89122
September 12, 2014 at 3:15 PM | by | Comments (0)

College football season just kicked off, but we’re already planning for the end of the season. It all begins December 20 with four bowl games. One of the biggest is the Las Vegas Bowl. Last year, the game found a new sponsor and is officially known as the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl now.

Once again, it will take place at Sam Boyd Stadium on December 20 at 12:30 p.m. local time. Last year’s game between the Fresno State Bulldogs, champions of the Mountain West Conference, and the USC Trojans, from the Pac-12 conference, drew the second largest crowd in bowl history with over 42,000 in attendance.

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Highlights From Golden Nugget's Release Of College Football Point Spreads

June 13, 2014 at 6:04 PM | by | Comments (4)

To quote the great Michael Bruce Buffer, ”It’s TIIIIIIIIIIME.”

Today marks the beginning of the college football season even though we’re still a few months from kickoff. This afternoon, Golden Nugget released point spreads for what they consider the 200 college football games of the year.

Bet limits are $1,000 and, since many professional gamblers sit at the Golden Nugget sportsbook waiting on the release of the point spreads, you can expect certain lines to change pretty quickly. The college football games of the year will still be available to bet at Golden Nugget even if some of the point spreads are different than the openers listed below.

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We're Less Than 100 Days From College Football And One Week From Point Spreads

June 5, 2014 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (0)

College football season is less than three months away! That means it’s time for football bettors to get ready for the season. Earlier this week, CG Technology (Cantor Gaming) released their season win totals for college football. (See SEC totals, here.) That’s just the appetizer, however, for early college football betting.

Friday, June 13 will mark the eighth consecutive year Golden Nugget will be the first sportsbook to post college football games with points spreads. They will release point spreads for 200 games. Football is, by far, the most bet on sport in casinos and college football gets a good amount of that money.

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See A College Football Bowl Game, In Person, In Las Vegas

December 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

College football bowl season kicks off with a bang this year. Instead of just one game, there's a full day of bowl games on December 21. The 22nd Las Vegas Bowl is among those games and takes place at Sam Boyd Stadium at 12:30 p.m. local time. The official name of the bowl game is now the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl. It was dubbed the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas last year.

In case you’re curious (we were), Royal Purple , which is located in Porter, Texas, produces a wide range of high performance lubricants for nearly every consumer and industrial application.

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Sam's Town Wants You To Pick The Bowls

November 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Football season is slowly heading to a close. Pro football has just a few weeks before the playoffs begin. The playoffs make for great football-watching, but since only half of the teams remain, choices for bettors are limited.

The regular college football season ends even sooner and bowl games take over. Sure, there are way too many bowl games for the casual fan, but the gambler has less than 40 games spread over a month and a half left to bet on. College football games are spread too thin for many people to be able to bet and watch more than a game or two.

With that in mind, Sam’s Town has taken the idea of the famous Boyd Gaming Pick The Pro’s football contest and introduced the Pick the Bowls contest.

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Early College Football Spreads Are Out

June 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM | by | Comments (3)

On May 1, we told you it was coming. And, today, it's even closer. The college football season is upon us. Too soon, you say? Well, the college football season is at least upon sports bettors in Vegas. As has been tradition over the past seven years, the Golden Nugget is the first casino and sportsbook to release point spreads for college football games. The games aren't just for the first week, either. These are the 250 games the Golden Nugget considers the "Games of the Year."

These 250 games (it's actually 248) will be available to bet today at 1 p.m. and should change often. Wagering limits are set at $1,000 for sides and $500 for totals. Each time there is a bet of either limit size made, the point spread (or total) will change. Our friends at DonBest.com have the point spreads for all 248 college football games of the year, but here are some highlights if you can't make it out to the Nugget:

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Almost Time For College Football Season

May 1, 2013 at 2:02 PM | by | Comments (0)

The NFL usually has all the limelight when it comes to football in Las Vegas. But, a few times a year, its little cousin, college football, steps out from behind the shadows.

College football will take center stage in Vegas when the Golden Nugget releases point spreads for what they consider the biggest games of the season. Golden Nugget has been the first casino sportsbook to release point spreads on college football for seven years in a row now and that tradition continues when they open up betting on Friday, June 7.

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Bowl Season Lands In Vegas This Weekend

December 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM | by | Comment (1)

The college football bowl season kicked off this weekend with an action-packed Gildan New Mexico Bowl which featured the University of Arizona vs. the University of Nevada (Reno).

Bowl season comes to Las Vegas this Saturday, December 22 with the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas. The MAACO Bowl Las Vegas will take place at Sam Boyd Stadium at 12:30 p.m. This will be a change since many previous Las Vegas Bowl's have taken place at night.

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Bowl Season Is Upon Us

December 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

The college football regular season ended this weekend with a fantastic SEC championship game between the University of Alabama and University of Georgia. The winner, Alabama, now plays Notre Dame to be the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) national champion of the college football world. That big game isn't until January 7 but, in the meantime, we have a slew of college football bowl games to watch and wager on.

The bowl schedule kicks off Saturday, December 15 when the University of Nevada (Reno) Wolf Pack take on the Arizona Wildcats in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. A week later, December 22, bowl season comes to Sam Boyd Stadium with the MAACO Las Vegas Bowl where the Boise State Broncos play the Washington Huskies.

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Before The Season Kicks Off, Brush Up On Football Betting Basics

August 13, 2012 at 1:10 PM | by | Comments (2)

Football season begins at the end of this month with the kickoff to the college football season. The NFL begins shortly after when the Dallas Cowboys play the New York Giants on Wednesday, September 5. Before the chaos of the season begins, we wanted to go over some of the basic ways to bet on football so everyone can enjoy the games.

Before going over the bets, it's important to know how the casino makes its money. Casinos charge a 10% fee on most wagers. If you want to sound fancy this is called "The Vig." This means that if you want to win $100, you'll have to wager $110. Do the math up or down depending on how much you plan on betting if even numbers matter to you.

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College Football Game Spreads Today at Golden Nugget

June 11, 2012 at 11:52 AM | by | Comment (1)

Even though its season starts before the NFL season, spreads for college football games aren't available first. NFL spreads were first released by Cantor Gaming just over a month ago and are now available at other sportsbooks including LVH.

College football gets their turn to shine today. In an annual rite of football passage, the Golden Nugget will release spreads to what they consider the top 111 college football games of the year today at 10 a.m. PST.

Expect the Nugget sportsbook to be packed with professional bettors looking to take advantage of the spreads they feel are off. The largest bet taken is $500 on any game and spreads will be adjusted each time that limit is bet.

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