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For weeks, we've been thinking that the NFL season can't come soon enough so we're thankful that the season finally kicks off tomorrow! We don't just love to watch the games, we enjoy betting on them, too.
We're not professional gamblers and don't have 100+ hours a week to devote to researching football so we turn to those that get paid to research the game so we can make our (somewhat educated) picks. These are some of our favorite resources for betting football (pro & college):
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After what seems like an eternity, football season has finally returned to us with the college football season kicking off this week and the NFL season beginning next week. The Giants and Cowboys have the first night of the NFL season all to themselves on Wednesday, September 5. This leaves us with only nine days to prepare for the football contests being held at the sportsbooks in Vegas this season.
The SuperContest at LVH has received almost twice the entries it had this time last year while William Hill and Station Casinos also got their football contests underway a little while ago, too. But, wait there's more!
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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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LVH's SuperContest is the grand daddy of all football contests. SuperContest has been running for more than 20 years and this year is expected to be the biggest yet for the contest.
LVH is looking to grow the contest with their first ever SuperContest Weekend August 24-25. A golf tournament, sports betting seminar, "Super Reception" as well as plenty of free prizes are all on the agenda.
The "Super Seminar" is free and open to the public. It's set for August 24. The seminar will have a roster of experienced and famous sports betting handicappers as well as previous SuperContest winners. The "Super Reception" is the following day, August 25, and is also free to attend and open to the public.
The "Super Golf" outing will also take place on August 25. The 4-Man Scramble will take place at the Las Vegas Country Club. There is a $95 entry fee which includes green fees, cart, range, box lunch and 2 raffle tickets.
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We have about four months until football season begins but if you are an NFL fan, Vegas is ready for you. Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., Cantor Gaming will release betting lines for every regular season game in the NFL season.
Yes, you can get on any NFL game of the season four months before kickoff.
While these lines have been available on online sportsbooks for a couple of weeks, Cantor is the first to make the games available at casinos.
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NFL wagering opportunities have been available since shortly after the
Super Bowl Big Game with futures odds on who will be the next Super Bowl winners. Now, the first week of NFL games are open for wagers thanks to LVH.
In recent years, the release of the NFL schedule has become kind of a big deal. Everyone from ESPN to Deadspin covers this day with almost the same vigor as they cover the March Madness bracket match-ups. If there wasn't a hungry market for this, then the coverage wouldn't be there. Speaking to a friend that works for a sports website, we learned that this is one of the busiest times of the year for NFL-related web traffic. It makes sense since every team still has a chance to win the Super Bowl.
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If you haven't asked a question about Big Game weekend in Vegas, chances are, its at least been asked of you.
So many people are curious about the best Super Bowl parties in Vegas, betting on the Super Bowl in Vegas, which Vegas sportsbooks are the best to hit for the Super Bowl, that there's even a Twitter account for that, @VegasBigGame.
It's such a hot topic that we're even dedicating our very first Google+ Hangout to it this Sunday, January 29. (Circle us now and then join us Sunday at 11 p.m. PST.)
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The Big Game will be kicking off before you know it. So, in between brushing up on your sports book know-how and catching the other big games, take a moment to decide just where you're actually going to watch the Super Bowl in Vegas. And, do it before everyone else does.
VegasChatter has been stockpiling every party notice we've received, and searching the Internets for ones that may not have come our way, in order to create the biggest Big Game guide ever. Ok, maybe not ever since we only have
nine ten 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 22 33 35 parties right now, but since Wikipedia is down, we're going to go ahead and claim it.
From cheap eats to all-you-can-drinks, here's how to have a Super Sunday in Vegas. And, make sure to keep checking back as we'll continue to add additional parties as they are announced!
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The Super Bowl is a special day in Vegas. It's one of the busiest weekends all year. The Super Bowl is also known as the "Big Game" for contractual reasons (the NFL won't let companies use the name unless they pay), but here's a secret -- the Super Bowl isn't really the big game. The best day of football is ahead of us. This Sunday. The AFC and NFC conference finals are typically the most fun to watch in the entire NFL season.
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On last week's episode, the guys of "The Linemakers" revealed that they were renewed for a second season. The first season will end a couple of days before the Super Bowl so if you haven't heard of it yet, you still have a few more episodes to check out. The exact dates for the next season haven't been announced, but it's expected to begin shortly before the 2012 football season.
In case you haven't been watching, "The Linemakers" is a weekly one-hour sports show on Discovery HD Theater featuring veteran sports book operators analyzing the economics of the sports wagering and fantasy sports industries. It takes place at the South Point Casino and Sports Book.
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Shortly after the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA championship earlier this year, the owners decided to lock the players out. First we missed the Summer League because it was cancelled and now we may miss the entire season.
The NBA lockout (by the owners) is like the NFL lockout, except the NFL lockout was resolved with no games missed. In fact, we think it wound up football fans to the point of unprecedented excitement. There may not be a way to prove that, but that's how it seemed to us as the season approached. Excitement at sportsbooks was ravenous for football. It was infectious and we loved it. That excitement has since settled into normal football excitement at the sportsbooks, but the memories will last forever.
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The NHL season is right around the corner. In fact, exhibition season begins today with a handful of games. We didn't grow up as fans of the NHL, but after going to our first game (Washington Capitals at New York Rangers) we were hooked. That is until the NHL disappeared a few years ago for an entire season.
While many of our friends stayed fans, we saw a shiny object far away and forgot about the NHL. Since coming back, the NHL has begun to grow in popularity again and has found a niche as the fourth major sport behind the NFL, NBA and MLB. While we're not really paying close attention, we're probably going to pay a little bit more than we used to.