For Bookies, Football Is King

Ian_go

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Canada
With September now here, Nevada bookmakers are clamoring to get the grand prize of gaming enthusiasts: the hordes of American football fans.

According to recent numbers, last year sports books made over $84M in profits, an astounding 104% increase from the previous year.

Frank Streshley, a senior analyst for the Nevada Gaming Control Board, sees these numbers not as the status quo however, but a correction of the craziness the last two football seasons have provided.

“Two years ago, the casinos had a disastrous year and what they explained to me was that favorites were covering in an abnormally high number of games and the books just got hammered…last year, there was a complete flip flop.”

Still, sports books are betting on customers returning, and in even greater numbers. They are offering
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tennis_balls

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"Despite the betting jump due to football, sports-betting in general has taken a backseat to casino games, gaming analyst Ken Adams surmises."

A backseat my backseat!!! without the sportsbook a huge number of casino gamblers wouldn't leave the couch.
 

bruceleo

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Football is king? Well, in Europe for sure...:D
Champions League just started :rolleyes:
 
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