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Las Vegas casino holds sports betting seminar

Posted: 10:02 PM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-05 06:55:50-04
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A local casino held a football betting seminar, hoping to help beginners as sports betting continues to take off in Las Vegas.

“I was so excited I said now I want to do it the right way and this is why we're here tonight,” says Camila Malone.

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Dozens heard from the best of the best in sports betting at Rampart Casino on Wednesday.

Las Vegas valley sports books are gearing up for the Raiders' anticipated arrival.

“I’ve lived here for 15 years now. It's hard to give up my Chicago Bears and say I’m a Raiders fan but I’m still thinking about it,” says Joe Malone.

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Sports betting has been nothing short of a cash cow in Nevada.

According to a 2018 study from UNLV’s Center for Gaming and Research, $86.9 billion was spent on sports betting in the silver state since 1984, but only about $4.2 billion was won at Nevada sports books since the same year.

The total amount bet on football since 1992 totaled $31.9 billion.

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Duane Colucci of the Rampart Sportsbook says with the Raiders coming to town the sky’s the limit.

“You see the beautiful stadium, it’s just going to be enhancing our business at the both the Rampart and South Point. It's a fabulous thing to be apart of without a doubt,” says Colucci.