Sports Wagering Tips

Sports Wagering is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands visitors to Las Vegas each year. If you've never tried your hand at sports betting before, we hope that this introduction will help you get started in this unique and exciting gaming opportunities, sports wagering.

A wide array of betting propositions are available to players. They vary from two dollar parlay cards to the legendary $100,000 bets accepted at some sports books under special arrangements. (The standard maximum bet limit is $5,000 at most books).

Sports wagering, race wagering, and poker are the only venues of chance open to the gaming public in which the player is not in direct competition with the casinos (the house). In all other casino games (such as craps, keno, slot machines, baccarat, blackjack and roulette), the house has a statistical advantage. In sports wagering, however, players can gain an edge on the house when they can identify games where the posted line does not accurately reflect the true odds for the game's outcome.

Many people find that placing bets on the outcome of a game greatly enhances their enjoyment in watching the game on television or listening to it on the radio. Most Las Vegas sportsbook betting have satellite hook-ups and big-screen TV's broadcasting the numerous college and pro games being played across the country and they post frequent scoring updates on the progress of all games on which they are taking action.

Nevada is the only state in which general sports betting is legal. State laws and the gaming control board provide regulations to insure the integrity of all sportsbook betting activities. The gaming control board is always open to referee disputes and uphold honest gaming.

When you walk into a sportsbook betting, you will see a large "Board" listing all of the games available for betting, along with the lines and odds for each game. In some books this board is a huge electronic marvel, rivalling the most sophisticated reporting system of a large brokerage house. Other books maintain the board by hand, with displays that are similar to the ones seen in old movies involving bookies.

Sportsbook betting will only accept bets on those games which have been posted on their board. These games are known as "board games." Generally, all major league baseball, NFL, NBA and NHL games are "on the board," whereas college games are limited to football and basketball match-ups being played by major Division I schools. Limited betting is available at some books on golf, tennis, car racing, and other miscellaneous sports.

Most sportsbook betting use the Official Nevada Rotation, supplied by the Official Nevada Sports Schedule. This rotation is a list of all the board games being played on a particular date along with starting times.




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