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Open 24 hour sportsbook or close late? Olympics?

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by spikeylee, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. spikeylee

    spikeylee Tourist

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    Anyone know any sportsbook that is opened very late or 24 hours?? Also, heading to vegas this weekend and wanting to bet on basketball for Olympics. Which property offers bets on olympic? Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:
     
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    VegasKing Low-Roller

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    To my understanding, they made Olympic betting illegal in 2000 when Vegas was attempting to compromise betting on amateur sports. Vegas is allowed to bet on college but not anything else that involves amateurs. John McCain was trying to get a bill to shut down all amateur sports betting, and that was the compromise.
     
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    oh wow, never knew that. thanks for the info!
     
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    Atlantic City is currently challenging the current law. Or, I should say, the NJ governor is challenging the law, but the casinos themselves are reluctant to invest in sportsbooks to challenge it. No sense wasting money only to be shut down.

    If they do and Christie wins, it may open the door to betting on Olympics.

    The law is two-fold. It limited what states could allow and banned sports betting in places that didn't sign on. Only Nevada signed on, but the rules included no Olympics betting. The others didn't sign on, so no betting at all on sports for them.

    If Christie wins, it's unclear if that would invalidate the law in its entirety, or just the ban on states that didn't sign on in time.
     
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