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Old 07-23-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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Where do i go? Can i bet on any sport game? Is there a minimum bet? If i win do I go back to collect my money? how does it work?

Thanks! Sorry for all the questions,I'm going to LV forthe 1st time soon and want to bet on some games.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:36 PM
 
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If i win do I go back to collect my money?
No, the casino always keeps your money, but you get to walk away with the personal satisfaction of knowing you were right.

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Old 07-23-2012, 10:46 PM
 
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Walk up to the desk, tell them what you want to bet on, take ticket, watch game, take ticket back to counter after game. Sometimes they trade the ticket for money, sometimes they dont. Simple really.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:18 AM
 
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Depends on what you want to bet. Most major sporting events are covered. No Olympics. If it is a bet on futures such as Super Bowl Champs or MLB Champs and you will not be here for the game you can send your ticket in by registered mail and they will send you a check. If you are in Las Vegas for the event you can cash it (or tear it up) minutes after the final.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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I'd like to learn the fine nuances of sports betting... using Game theory and probability.
any resources around?
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Theory is sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. Do a search on las vegas betting and all kinds of stuff will come up. As for placing bets once you get in a casino and register for one of their cards the attendent will answer any questions you may have. You can also look online for some card games to download to practice with. Good luck but repect the beast.

I'm not a gambler but I can see how people can get hooked real fast.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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Theory is sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.

spoken like a true gambler.

peaks and valleys... ugh. I wonder how you smooth them out and minimize variance.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: H-Town... "A place to call home"
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Troll City, USA.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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spoken like a true gambler.

peaks and valleys... ugh. I wonder how you smooth them out and minimize variance.
by not gambling
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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No, the casino always keeps your money, but you get to walk away with the personal satisfaction of knowing you were right.

While maybe not helpful to the OP this legit made me LOL.

I have 2 questions on sports betting. The first is to reiterate the "is there a minimum?" one. And the second one is as it pertains to UFC, Boxing and WWE*. Do sportsbooks cover UFC & Boxing PPVs? If so, do they charge admission or have a drink or food minimum? Just wondering if instead of paying 60 bucks to watch it at my house I could put 50 bucks on someone I like in the main event and drink a beer while I watch the fights?


*Okay, maybe betting on WWE matches isn't a good idea
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