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Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by undathesea, Feb 2, 2016.

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  1. undathesea

    undathesea Grandissimo

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    I miss shopping around for point spreads on the strip.
    Any time I went to Vegas that would be the first thing I would do on Friday for college football and Saturday for the NFL
     
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    Nice read.

    I believe it's an art to be able to do that for every game in every sport...most of the time daily. There are so many variables (weather, scheduling, injuries, trends, personnel) that it takes hefty talent to do this. I mean I predict what odds will be and sometimes I'm close and other times I'm way off. But I'm not making book and hanging numbers and exposing my money to be taken.

    I still will line shop in Vegas. It's aided by the Internet but if I see Wynn has a game I like and I can get off a key number by going with them then I will make the trek. I've even gone over to the Orleans to make a bet bc they had a good number.

    One of the best times in Vegas is during a big sports weekend and having a ton of tickets in front of you while tying on a buzz in the sports book. I stayed at Wynn once and had a blast there during a college football Saturday
     
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    Interesting article thanks for posting.
     
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    There's a decent book called ' The Odds" that chronicles the Stardust SB through a few years in the late 90s and early 2000s along with some gamblers in the town through that time period.

    I enjoyed it.
     
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    Oh cool...thank you. I will go look for it on Amazon
     
  7. undathesea

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    I checked it out yesterday and ordered it. Looks like a good book.
     
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    'The Smart Money' is also a good read, although I smell a bit of bullshit in parts of the book. All good fun though.
     
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    Super Bookie is the best over all of those books. It's from 1991, and the young and upcoming guys in the book, are now the heads of the business. Great stories in that book. I loaned my copy to someone years ago, and never got it back. I would really love to re-read it once more!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the books!

    They will help pass the time.

    I would LOVE to be a sportsbook director in Vegas. Like I would quit my job tomorrow if I could do that
     
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    Probably not as fun as it used to be.
     
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