re: OFFICIAL Week 12 CFB bet thread™ (Posted on 11/14/12 at 2:02 pm to bamafan425)
Bama I talked to a guy for a little while last night out in Vegas that runs a service. He was telling me there's a theory among some cappers that Vegas sets Wtf lines here and there to hurt a lot of the smaller houses that cut into their action and get killed on the losses
I laughed it off. Surely there's no truth to that you think? Vegas and leaving money on the table does not compute, but this are some diabolical bastards out there
bamafan425 Mississippi St. Fan The Golf Board Superintendent Member since Jan 2009 22063 posts
re: OFFICIAL Week 12 CFB bet thread™ (Posted on 11/14/12 at 2:25 pm to Chef Leppard)
Never been to Vegas. But I would find it hard to believe. Gotta think that the big places are doing enough business to not worry about the smaller shops. Never know though. It's an interesting industry.
There's a guy on twitter (@lindetrain) who is in his mid-20's and moved to Las Vegas and has worked at a sportsbook. Just got promoted to a supervisor. He has some good insight on lines and sportsbook workings. Would be pretty cool, but I dont think I could do that long term.
Also suggest following @DavidPurdum, he has very interesting articles on Vegas and he throws out a lot of cool stats (monthly earnings by sportsbooks, etc). One of my favorite follows.