The Big Finish in Vegas Seven

It’s Thursday, so there’s a new Vegas Seven out. I’ve got two pieces in this one. Here’s the first, about betting on the Final Four:

March might be mad, but it’s also pretty lucrative for Las Vegas sports books. Most of the big casinos make betting on the NCAA men’s basketball tournament the centerpiece of a gambling vacation for the guys (and about 95 percent of them are guys—there’s still a heavy masculine slant to the party). The first extended weekend, in which 48 games are played over four days, is the busiest for most Nevada sports books. But Final Four weekend’s no slouch, either.

via The Big Finish | Vegas Seven.

Very frenetic stuff.

Author: Dave

Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and author of several books, including Roll the Bones: The History of Gaming. Also Gaming and Hospitality editor for Vegas Seven magazine.

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  1. Most of the favorites were knocked out early in the NCAA tournament but if Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) wins it all some sports books will lose thousands and thousands of dollars. Here is what
    Jay Kornegay, the executive director of the sports book at the Las Vegas Hilton had to say about VCU: at the Las Vegas Hilton VCU was included in a list of 19 teams given as a field bet before the tournament started — with 200-1 odds if any of them won the title.

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