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For the first time, Vegas casinos will take bets on the NFL draft

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Bettors in Las Vegas casinos will be able to place bets on the NFL draft for the first time this year.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board granted approval for betting on the draft this week. Bets on the draft have never been allowed in Nevada before, although some online sports books based overseas have offered NFL draft bets.

Bets on which player will go first overall or on any individual team’s selection will not be allowed, as it would be too easy for someone with inside information about a team’s plans to win. But Nevada sports books will offer prop bets.

Those bets will include how many quarterbacks are taken in the first round, whether more offensive or defensive players are taken in the first round, when the first kicker will be taken, the number of players taken from a particular college, which conference has the most players taken, the number of players taken at a certain position, and so on.

Nevada sports books have long made a huge portion of their proceeds from betting on NFL games, and now they’re looking to make money in the offseason as well.

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25 Responses to “For the first time, Vegas casinos will take bets on the NFL draft”
  1. skankmeat says: Apr 8, 2017 7:36 AM

    Bob, I’ll place $20 that Cher is still playing Vegas 15 years from now wearing the same outfits.

  2. motleytrap says: Apr 8, 2017 7:39 AM

    Any bets on how long the boos for Goodell last this time?

  3. bmoreb says: Apr 8, 2017 7:45 AM

    I’ll take CB for a thousand

  4. mickmars says: Apr 8, 2017 7:45 AM

    Wonder if there is an over/under on the first boo from the attending crowd in Philly? I’ll drop a Benjamin on the under, as I’m sure Mr Goodell will get quite a warm welcome when he comes out to announce the 1st pick.

  5. El Pantera says: Apr 8, 2017 7:46 AM

    How many women Joe Mixon punches – O/U 2

  6. coachkilla6 says: Apr 8, 2017 8:04 AM

    What’s the over/under on the Vikings making their 1st round bust pick on time?

    Trick question. The Queens traded away their future for Sammy Sleeves, the fifth best QB in the NFC North.

  7. calmdownsir says: Apr 8, 2017 8:15 AM

    I bet 99% lose their bet, then bet again.

  8. tonebones says: Apr 8, 2017 8:54 AM

    Make sure to place a large bet, and Mark Davis thanks you for your contribution to his new stadium. Go Raiders!!

  9. gbp4ever says: Apr 8, 2017 9:35 AM

    prop bets? Might as well just give your money to the casino

  10. paleandpasty says: Apr 8, 2017 9:51 AM

    I’ll take Wesley Snipes betting advice and I’ll will be betting on black

  11. jetphan says: Apr 8, 2017 10:01 AM

    Can I bet on whether the Jets blow it?

  12. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Apr 8, 2017 10:08 AM

    What’s the over under on number of years before the NFL stops spending time and money lobbying to keep the completely unconstitutional ban on sports betting outside of Vegas on the books?

  13. midnightcusk says: Apr 8, 2017 10:31 AM

    I’m motleytrap says:
    Apr 8, 2017 7:39 AM
    Any bets on how long the boos for Goodell last this time?

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    The ultimate prop bet for the ultimate prop, Fraudger Goodell

  14. stipez says: Apr 8, 2017 10:33 AM

    $100 on “the Jets throw up on themselves “

  15. tjacks7 says: Apr 8, 2017 10:55 AM

    I’ll take Ted Thompson drafting another huge defensive bust in the first round for a million dollars. Damrious Randall, Justin Harrell, Datone Jones, BJ Raji, Nick Perry, Ahmad Carroll and Kenny Clark need company.

  16. raiderej says: Apr 8, 2017 12:53 PM

    So I guess my Raiders’ move to Las Vegas finally forced these NFL guys to stop the hypocrisy about NFL betting.

  17. petedutcherjr says: Apr 8, 2017 1:36 PM

    Huge mistake.

  18. pantherpro says: Apr 8, 2017 2:09 PM

    I’m betting Raiders take tarp to Vegas. They couldn’t sellout in Oakland with it and same for Vegas after two years. Raider trash can’t afford the trip to Vegas

  19. kd75 says: Apr 8, 2017 3:10 PM

    I’ll be sitting in the Belagio sports book on Sunday at 6pm waiting for a kicker to be drafted…

  20. thechronicjoker says: Apr 8, 2017 5:03 PM

    I bet if your still reading this your really desperate

  21. senatorblutarsky says: Apr 8, 2017 5:36 PM

    pantherpro says:
    Apr 8, 2017 2:09 PM

    I’m betting Raiders take tarp to Vegas. They couldn’t sellout in Oakland with it and same for Vegas after two years. Raider trash can’t afford the trip to Vegas.
    ______________________

    If you make that bet you lose. The Raiders will be a great success in Las Vegas as they already have many fans here now. I have a home in southeastern Michigan and a second home here. The Lions have always been my team but I’ve already adopted the Raiders as well.

  22. TheBrownswillstinkagain says: Apr 8, 2017 6:50 PM

    I’m laying down a G on the Browns drafting 11 awful players.

  23. twoteamsforlosangeles says: Apr 9, 2017 8:13 AM

    I’d like to place $2,000 on at least four trades happening in the first round alone….Man, too bad this wasn’t available back in 2006 when everyone thought Bush was going to go first overall…I would have loved to see Vegas making a killing on that one!

  24. gixrider says: Apr 9, 2017 8:36 AM

    “Those bets will include how many quarterbacks are taken in the first round, whether more offensive or defensive players are taken in the first round, when the first kicker will be taken, the number of players taken from a particular college, which conference has the most players taken, the number of players taken at a certain position, and so on.”

    If you’re placing bets on some of these things it just may be a sign that you have a problem. lol

  25. 1pavikingfan says: Apr 9, 2017 10:17 AM

    I wonder if the Cleveland coaches and friends of coaches will place any bets.

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