September 2015 Sports Book News

COURT DECISION: The 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals denied New Jersey’s attempt to legalize sports betting in licensed gambling venues. What this means is that the process of legalizing sports betting in the US is going to get drawn out even longer. For now, Nevada, illegal bookmakers, offshore operators and daily fantasy sports site benefit from the ruling.

ATLANTIS: During the month of September the Atlantis is offering 5X comp points on all mobile sports bets. This is a strong offer that makes the Atlantis card the best in the state this month.

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LAST DAYS FOR LAST MAN:
The only survivor type contest in Las Vegas is at Stations casino and the sign-up deadline is Sunday Sept 13th @ 9am for the NFL contest and Saturday Sept 12th at 7:30pm for the college. 100% of all entry fees will be returned and there is a $75,000 minimum guaranteed payout for the NFL contest and a $40,000 minimum payout for college plus a $135,000 bonus if the same player wins both contests.

MAYWEATHER/BERTO FIGHT:
Interest is certainly nothing like the last title fight but we’ll have one in Las Vegas on Sept 12th at the MGM Grand as Floyd “Money” Mayweather goes for win number 49 in a ho-hum matchup vs challenger Andre Berto. Home PPV starts at $64.99. Floyd is a -2500 favorite and the total rounds is 11.5 OV -225. There is a good chance that Crazy Horse III and Deja Vu adult clubs will show the fight and have free entry if you arrive in your own vehicle.

WESTGATE SUPERCONTEST:
The entry count at the bonus cutoff (Sept 7) was 1493. This makes it a record field, surpassing last years entry count of 1403. Entries needed for a $1,000,000 first prize payout is 1900. It appears they will come up short of that but that’ll be something to shoot at for next year.
The first contest card will be out Wednesday afternoon.

GOLDEN NUGGET CONTEST:
The entry count as of Tuesday was 87 which makes first place worth $118,500 and second place worth $41,500. The Nugget contest has a top heavy payout structure so this represents 80% of the prize pool.

TUESDAY PARLAY CARDS!
The Virgin River in Mesquite will be putting out two sets of parlay cards per week this season. The first set of cards will be out Tuesday afternoons and will include a 1/2 pt card, a 1/2-pt teaser card and a mega-teaser card. These cards will expire on Thursday at noon when a new set of cards with updated lines will come out. Normally, sports books have their cards out by Thurs AM with a few having them available Wed PM.

CAESARS HIGH STAKES FANTASY DRAFT WEEKEND:
Big money fantasy football drafts will be held this weekend (Sept 11,12,13) at Caesars Palace. Check the linked site for schedule and fees/payout info. The biggest buy-in league is $1,750 and the rake can be high if they exceed the stated target field so examine the details carefully.
Caesars High Stakes Schedule
Caesers High-Stakes Fantasy Football

REFUND ALL TICKETS: The 55 minute rule came into play on the Sept 5th ULMonroe/Georgia game. Rotation numbers 189/190 are a refund for all full game sides and totals and also for 2H bets. The game was called after 50 minutes due to weather. NV rules state a game must go 55 minutes for action.

CGTECHNOLOGY: Live betting in 2015 right now is an unknown but the first week of college football saw no games offered. In 2014 In-Running betting was discontinued mid-season.

Desktop and laptop access to your CG betting account is now possible for those in the state of Nevada. Right now it works on Windows PCs only and certain restrictions are in place to prevent remotely accessing ones account. Stations has desktop betting as well and requires a Cox Residential internet connect. CG does not require a specific connection but did state that Cox and Century work the best.
CG Desktop Download for Windows

The CG 5% rebate on losses program for mobile bettors will not be offered this season.

MESQUITE FREE CONTEST: The Virgin River and the Casablanca will be running their free kiosk “Tony The Mitt’s” contest once again this year. Just swipe at a kiosk and enter your picks for a chance to win part of the $50,000 in free play prize pool. The contest starts Sept 9th.

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MORE APPS ON THE WAY:
Nothing definite as far as dates has been announced but all indications are that the Wynn, the Westgate and MGM properties will be the next wave of books to add mobile betting. Once they are up and running that will make 12 of the states 19 sports book outfits with betting apps.

EOG SPORTS HOUR:
The EOG Sports Hour returned to the airwaves Aug 24th after a summer hiatus. Host John Kelly talks sports betting Mon-Fri at 10pm pst on 1400AM in Las Vegas. Podcast version is available
at EOG.com and LVAS Podcasts .

BIG NUMBER: 1 in 860,821,664,604,538,000,000. That’s the odds (give or take a few trillion) on hitting the Ellis Island contest bonus of $100,000. That’s not the only near impossible contest bonus out there. Contest Bonuses

WESTGATE -105: Once again, Westgate will offer -105 betting on Thursdays for NFL and college sides. Betting begins at 3pm and lasts till the close of business. A special -105 sheet will be in the bins with the bet numbers that must be used to get the 105 pricing.

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