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How to Bet on Sports in Vegas

By Tyler Ellington

Betting on sports in Las Vegas can be a fun way to make any game a little more interesting. In Las Vegas, every hotel and casino has professionals that can help you place or collect on your bets. Sportsbooks are places where you place your bets.

Locate a casino with a sportsbook that you are comfortable with. Considerations include size and crowd of the sportsbook, size of the TV screens, and the price of drinks. In addition, the spread on the game may vary slightly from sportsbook to sportsbook.

Approach the desk at your chosen sportsbook. Ask one of the staff for assistance on placing a bet. Be sure to verify what the point spread or line is on the game you are betting. Ask questions; betting can be confusing to newcomers. If the line on your team is -150 then you would have to bet $150 to win $100. If the line on your team is +130 then you would have to bet $100 to win $130. Give the staff member the amount of money you want to bet and tell him on what team. He will give you a slip that contains information regarding your bet.

Watch the game that you bet on. If you win the bet, approach the desk after the game to get your winnings. Present the staff member with your slip, and she will give you the amount of money that you won. If you lost the bet, you can simply throw your slip away as it has no value at all.

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