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Last week, the NFL pre-season began with training camps opening for all teams. Preseason begins with the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio this Sunday. This puts us just about a month out from the beginning of the NFL regular season! Sunday's will change for the rest of the year beginning September 8.
With the growing popularity of sports betting apps, you no longer have to be in the sportsbook to bet on games which means you no longer have to watch the games there, either. But, with everything, this comes with a price.
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The SuperContest had 745 entries in 2012 which broke the previous record of 517. The prize pool is based on how much money is generated by the number of contestants. So, if the amount of entries increases again, so will the prize pool. Past winners of the SuperContest have collected $207k, $220k, $303k, $259k, $310k, and $447k, respectively. The Top 30 contestants win money.
Rules for the contest are simple, with one major restriction:
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Everyone that loves sports loves the NFL. The NFL never goes to sleep. It only naps. The NFL is the only professional sports league where people are excited about learning who and when their team will play. Last night, the NFL released the schedule for every team for the next season. People are so into the NFL schedule release that ESPN devoted a TV special for it.
Football is, by far, the most bet on sport in Vegas sportsbooks and release of the schedule has sportsbooks moving quickly to meet the excitement with the release of point spreads. The first casino to release point spreads was the world famous LVH SuperBook.
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The grind of the Major League Baseball season may be overwhelming at times, but it's nice to have the option to sit in the sportsbook and watch a game any night of the week. Pro and college football have almost one game per night, but there's something to be said for having a choice of games to watch at the same time. The NBA season brings back multiple games per night. Combine that with a football game here and there and the sportsbooks will be (calmly) rocking through the winter.
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The NFL season hits its halfway point this weekend, yet it almost feels as if the season is over. Really, it is. Fantasy football players don't even have eight weeks left in their regular season because of playoffs. Pro football bettors slow down a little as the season comes to an end and the teams sit starting players so that they can rest up for the playoffs. Betting at the end of the season almost feels like your betting on preseason games.
What does the second half of the NFL season bring? More of the same and a lot of holidays! Just keep plodding along if you're a fantasy player or sports bettor. Fantasy players may need to kick their activity into overdrive to make the playoffs, but NFL bettors should look back at the first half and evaluate their season to date. If things are working, stay the course. Onward and upward! If things aren't working, don't get crazy and never chase losses. From one gambler to another, that only makes things worse. If things are really good or really bad, you can simply gear up for the holidays!
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Football season is here! We're all stoked! You can find almost everything there is to know about watching NFL football in our 2012 Guide To Everything Pigskin In Las Vegas, some great resources to prepare your betting and our favorite sportsbooks to watch and bet on the games.
But, wait… there's more! Las Vegas is awesome, but one of its perceived negatives turns out to be a positive for pro football fans. That negative is that Las Vegas is seen as a transient town. People come from everywhere, live for a minute and move on. For NFL fans, that is a positive.
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We've done it again. Football season is finally here and so is VegasChatter's guide to everything pigskin in Las Vegas.
Bookmark this at-a-glance guide for the latest on where to party, who's got the hottest specials, betting advice, and more. We'll be updating it all season long. Find out everything about football in Vegas by just scrolling down. Interested in a specific hotel or company? Then click on the links below to jump right to that section. Know of something that we've missed? Shoot us the info and we'll throw it in!
If you want to pick a winning team based on more than what city you like better (hey, don't knock it. We've won a football pool with that strategy!), there are six great resources to check regularly for fab insight into the game and its players. From The National Post to Beyond The Bets, read all about all six here.
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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.