View Full Version : WCC betting in Vegas

02-17-2009, 09:23 PM
I was asked last night by some friends who will be in Vegas the same weekend as the WCC tourney whether you can bet on the those games, beings they are taking place in Vegas. Maybe our best wagering expert 75Zag can answer this.

02-17-2009, 09:24 PM

You can also bet on UNLV whenever you want now.

02-17-2009, 09:30 PM

You can also bet on UNLV whenever you want now.

Thanks vaboris - that was the quickest response ever!

El Voce
02-17-2009, 09:32 PM
When Gonzaga played Georgia Tech in Vegas a few years ago, betting was allowed on that game.

02-17-2009, 09:40 PM
I'll never be able to understand how people can bet on "their" team when they are favored. If they won, but didn't cover, I know I would not feel totally happy.

Although betting on your team when they are good, but underdogs - that's another story...

02-17-2009, 09:53 PM
The Zags have to be one of THE toughest teams to handicap period!

02-18-2009, 07:33 AM
Wander over to the Wynn Sports Book while you are in Vegas. Place a small wager or not, but enjoy what I believe to be the best Book in Vegas. Don't wear your worst clothes but there is no need to act, look or be rich to have a great time watching the action on the screen and in the room. Where I live veteran gamblers are mostly smarmy looking oldsters who hang around the simulcast betting parlor at the Portland Meadows race track (yes, I've been there once or twice :) ). In Vegas - and particularly at the nicer Books - you can meet and talk to some pretty cool (and sometimes famous) people and look at some of the hottest "arm candy" in the universe. Of course nothing to compare to Mrs. 75.

See you there!

02-18-2009, 08:29 AM
The Wynn is very nice although my heart is with MGM.:D

02-18-2009, 09:26 AM
where the real Joe Louis was the greeter (now there is a life-sized statue) and the atmosphere was nearly all testosterone, booze and plotting how to take buckets of money away from the pay window.

And we never failed to take away buckets, of food and drink, anyway.

A group of friends from throughout the U.S. gathered there for nearly two decades, during the NFL playoffs, and divided our time between Bally's (which added Paris -- must see -- next door) & Caesar's (later adding Bellagio after the Dunes was scraped to make room).

Even Treasure Island had its allure. We used to stop on occasion, to audit the losses, and watch Steve Wynn take what used to be his daily swim with the dolphins in the pool in front of Treasure Island.

That was at least two casinos ago for Wynn.

But few argue Wynn puts together some of the classiest, most imaginative, projects on the strip. And even if his properties aren't that alluring to you (I never warmed to Bellagio), they are near or next to the others considered the best.

So if you are anywhere near his properties, it is likely you are in the center of L.V., near some of the best restaurants, shopping, art, etc etc., in the world.

In the heart of sin city. Where you are as good, or bad, as your next bet.

Go Zags !

02-18-2009, 09:21 PM
last time I was in Vegas, was the last time GU played the Fuskies!!!

I was at the MGM & bet on GU .... everyone else in the joint appeared to bet on UW. While the game was going & I was yelling at the GU players on the screen (by name), a nearby patron said something like "what the hell, do you actually know those kids" .. I responded "yup, I know everyone of them."

When GU won & I won a bunch of money....he got a sheepish look on his face & said - "I guess you know your basketball too!"

Since that was the first time I ever bet on a sporting event it was definitely a PRICELESS moment! :D