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It's Ok to Ogle The Pin-Up...Pizza

May 11, 2015 at 9:34 PM | by | ()

With all the renovations happening at the Planet Hollywood sportsbook, it seems like a good time to remind everyone about Pin-Up Pizza.

The spot has been open for just under a year and a half, but it has already become a fairly regular stop for this contributor and my friends if we are at PH or are in that center-strip area during the daytime hours. With an entrance that leads directly to it from the sportsbook, the smell of freshly baked pizza also provides quite a lure when we are there getting some action in on games.

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Check Out The Futures on The Kentucky Derby

May 1, 2015 at 11:28 AM | by | ()

With all the talk this week about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao it's easy to have forgotten that the biggest horse race of the year also takes place on Saturday.

The 141st Kentucky Derby will happen most of the morning of and most of the afternoon before the big fight.

Since you can't wager on the race itself in Las Vegas until Saturday, let's take a look at how people have been wagering on futures for the Kentucky Derby like we did with fight odds and wagers earlier this week. Once again the information is courtesy of William Hill.

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Talk Mayweather vs. Pacquiao With Al Bernstein Friday

Where: 89109
April 30, 2015 at 5:58 PM | by | ()

Best known as the voice of boxing, Al Bernstein will talk Mayweather v. Pacquiao at a special event at Lagasse’s Stadium in the Palazzo the night before the big fight, Friday, May 1.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Bernstein will analyze the fight for fans, and will also answer some of their questions, too. Bernstein, who will be ringside Saturday, May 2 for one of the most anticipated fights in years, will go on-air with Yahoo! Sports Radio’s Ken Thomson at Lagasse's, too. Bernstein will chat with Thomson at 7:30 p.m. with the Q&A set for 8 p.m. sharp.

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How Wagers Are Coming In For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM | by | ()

Shortly after Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao was announced, we let you know about some of the betting options available with sportsbook operator Station Casinos. Today, we're going to look at the opening and current odds offered by William Hill. This will give a glimpse into how people have been wagering on the fight as it approaches. Here's a look at how things have changed:

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Get Ready For The Big Sports Weekend With These NFL Draft Parties

April 28, 2015 at 4:29 PM | by | ()

This weekend is all about Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao and the Kentucky Derby for sports fans in Las Vegas. Before we get to the fight and the big race, the NFL will begin its draft of college players into the league this Thursday, April 30.

Football is the most popular sport to bet on and the NFL draft makes for entertaining television. If there's one thing we've learned over the year, it's that sportsbooks are always open to doing something (anything) related to football. Enter the NFL Draft which isn't more than a television show without any legal US gambling (you can wager on the NFL draft online, but not in Nevada casinos.)

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CG Technology Halts In-Game Wagering

April 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM | by | ()

CG Technology (formerly Cantor Gaming) recently decided to halt the service that put them on the map. Las Vegas Advisor was the first place we saw with the information that CG Technology decided to stop offering in-game wagering. Since that initial report, Matthew Holt, Vice President of Business Development for CG Technology, confirmed via Twitter that in-game wagering was put on hold for the time being.

CG Technology hopes to launch a new, more robust in-game wagering product by the fall prior to football season. They expect the the new service to have a much larger menu than anything offered in Nevada before.

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Opening Lines For Week 1 Of NFL Season Available

April 22, 2015 at 10:58 AM | by | ()

Whether you’re a gambler or a fan, there’s no more popular sport than football. Over the past few years, the NFL has stretched their off season so that we don’t go more than a few weeks without talking about the league.

This almost daily NFL calendar may be a little overbearing for some, but the majority of people seem to love any excuse to talk football. Heck, the media is talking about a 3rd string quarterback signing a one-year contract like it’s big news.

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Planet Hollywood's New Sportsbook Restaurant, Ringer, Off To A Good Start

April 17, 2015 at 3:27 PM | by | ()

The Planet Hollywood sportsbook had undergone some renovations this past March, including some major ones to the bar area. (I first noted it a few weeks ago as a tip to VegasChatter. I am now one of the team's newest contributors.)

During that same trip, my friends and I were able to check it out and see how they were faring during their first weeks of operation. The weekend that we were there was the first round of the NCAA 2015 tournament, and the new restaurant, Ringer, and book were undergoing a trial by fire, as the crowds associated with March Madness and spring break were present in full force.

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Westgate SuperBook Hopes To Offer Mobile Wagering Before Year's End

April 14, 2015 at 7:10 PM | by | ()

On the latest episode of ESPN’s “Behind The Bets” podcast, Jeff Sherman from the Westgate SuperBook mentioned they're working on offering mobile sports wagering. They hope to have it available by end of the year.

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Major League Baseball Blackouts Keeping Some Teams Out Of Sportsbooks

April 13, 2015 at 4:43 PM | by | ()

The baseball season is only a week old and we’re already hearing complaints about the awful Major League Baseball blackout rules in Las Vegas.

Blacking out a game is the practice of keeping games off local TV. Most blackout policies exist to protect local broadcasters from competition by out-of-market networks that carry different teams. Even though Las Vegas isn’t home to a Major League Baseball team, it’s still, for some reason, considered to be a home market for way too many different teams. Those teams include the Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland A’s, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres.

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Casino Owner Derek Stevens Loses $1 Million Bet

April 7, 2015 at 11:29 AM | by | ()

Last week, we told you about a $20,000 wager made by Derek Stevens, owner of the D and Golden Gate casinos in Downtown Vegas. It was placed on Michigan State to win the NCAA basketball tournament could have netted him a cool million bucks.

Stevens was on just about every media outlet you could imagine talking about the “Million Dollar Bet” until game time where he hung out at Long Bar inside the D to watch the big game. If you were at there over the weekend, you could have even taken a photo with a giant replica of the ticket (shown above).

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Here's How To Wager On Baseball

April 6, 2015 at 3:52 PM | by | ()

The first pitch of the new Major League Baseball season was thrown last night in Chicago (the Cubs lost to the St. Louis Cardinals). The season is now in full swing with games stretching into tonight.

Wagering on baseball is different than betting on football or basketball since baseball games don't use a point spread. When you wager on a baseball game, you're mostly going to bet the money line. Money line wagers mean all you have to do is to pick a winner. If you pick the winning team, you get paid, but not the traditional -110 ($11 to win 10) you would with point spread sports. Since money line betting is different from what most people are used to, it's always nice to have a refresher.

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