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Placing bets during March Madness

Discussion in 'The Sports Book' started by Madchef, Mar 8, 2016.

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  1. Madchef

    Madchef Tourist

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    So I am getting into town Friday of March Madness which is the second day at about 10am. Staying at the Mirage. Can anyone elaborate on how difficult it will be to place bets? I figure as soon as I can get to the hotel I will check in and then place all my bets for the day. Just wondering how ridiculous the lines are? Thanks
     
  2. GTBR1

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    Lines are never ridiculously long because of games being spread out through the day. I wouldn't budget for more than a 5-10 minute wait at any given moment(and I doubt you would ever wait this long). Books will have every window open in anticipation, and you will never see anything approaching a Super Bowl type line.
     
  3. Rush

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    It's not like football Sunday, but it is obviously a little longer wait than a Monday night during baseball season.
     
  4. Sinatraatthesands

    Sinatraatthesands Low-Roller

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    Yeah your right about it not being like NFL Sunday, IF YOU MEAN IT'S WAY WORSE! Before first games tip lines are wrapped around the book.
     
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    The lines are bad shortly before games tip off and right after games end. If you place bets after the first games have tipped off, you should be fine
     
  6. Rush

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    On Sunday, they wrap around the book TWICE.
     
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    As some said close to starting time on Thurs and Friday mornings are the worst, but it gets much better after that, it also depends on what book. Two years ago we stayed at the Venetian, wasn't bad at all,only 10 minutes at the start of the whole thing, We placed our bets went to meet some buddies at the Flamingo and it was a big line for a dumpy sports book, 20-30 minutes . After the early games I wouldn't sweat it much no matter where you are.
     
  8. IvanBeausky

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    Deal with the lines on Friday, but then be sure to get your early morning action for the Saturday games ON FRIDAY NIGHT! Wake up on Saturday 10 minutes before game time, quick shower, bartop VP with an Irish Coffee like a boss.
     
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