Vegas casinos say Raiders drawing most bets to win Super Bowl

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The Raiders won’t be moving to Las Vegas for a while, but they are already having an impact on the biggest local industry.

Several casino sportsbooks in Vegas say that the Raiders have been drawing the most action of any team when it comes to bets to win the Super Bowl. David Purdum of ESPN.com reports that the Raiders have been wagered on nearly twice as much as any other team at William Hill’s 108 sportsbooks in Nevada.

While the team is coming, Westgate assistant manager Ed Salmons says he doesn’t think that’s the reason for the betting interest.

“I don’t think it has anything to do with the Las Vegas angle,” Salmons said. “Last year, the Raiders played really high-scoring games, and they started covering spreads. That is just the dynamic of a public team.”

The Raiders also opened the offseason with Super Bowl title odds as high as 20-1 in some places, which is naturally going to be an appealing pay off for gamblers looking for teams with both a chance to win and a chance to line their pockets. Those odds have dipped as a result of all the action, which could lead to a wider spread of bets by the time the season gets underway and a better chance for the Raiders’ future neighbors to make money should the team wind up victorious in Minneapolis come February.

30 responses to “Vegas casinos say Raiders drawing most bets to win Super Bowl

  1. tylawspick6 says:
    August 16, 2017 at 10:46 am
    Bulletin board!

    – Pats Nation
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    Like usual, you’re not making any sense, “bulletin board material” comes from opposing teams.

    And by the way, there’s only one nation, Raider Nation.

  2. They haven’t won a playoff game since 2002,.
    So yeah, why would you throw money away by betting on any other team?
    No one ever said Raider fans are smart.

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    The Raiders addressed their needs on defense by going CB, S, DT in the first three rounds of the draft.
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  4. 6ball says:
    August 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

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    The Raiders addressed their needs on defense by going CB, S, DT in the first three rounds of the draft.

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    I mean good for you bro, but not even Revis was any good his rookie year. There defense will still be trash this year, they’ll be lucky to even win a playoff game let alone the super bowl.

  5. collectordude says:
    August 16, 2017 at 10:35 am
    LOL!!
    Raiders won’t even play in the game.
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    Thanks for the news flash. LMAO
    Do you get how futures work? 20-1 says Vegas doesn’t expect them to get there either but the action has already dropped the number. Who is going to play the future on NE with the current 2.5/1 when they can get that number or better at the end of the season?

  6. Gotta fix the pass defense, that’s the biggest weakness on this team.. I’m shocked Buffalo didn’t have the most bets, I tried to type that with a straight face, I couldn’t

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    @truetrue

    6ball says:
    August 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

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    The Raiders addressed their needs on defense by going CB, S, DT in the first three rounds of the draft.

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    I mean good for you bro, but not even Revis was any good his rookie year. There defense will still be trash this year, they’ll be lucky to even win a playoff game let alone the super bowl.

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    Reading is fundamental… Bro

    I commented that the Raiders ADDRESSED their needs in the draft. I never promised three first ballot Hall of Famers.

    Secondly, nobody knows if their previously moribund defense will improve. Nobody knows who will make the playoffs. Nobody knows who’s going to win the Super Bowl.
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  8. joetoronto says:
    August 16, 2017 at 11:47 am
    Gotta love the hate, especially from nervous Pats fans.

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    Look up the feed, there is but a sngle comment that speaks of the patriots and its more tongue in cheek than nervouse.

    There is a difference between best odds and most bets. The best odds go to the Patriots but because they are so likely to win it the payout isnt that great to be worth the risk. The Raiders on the other hand are far less likely to win the SB so their payout is pretty fat. Plus they have been rising and did make a lot of good offseason moves so if a team was to defy the odds they are not a bad choice. They hit a good balance of long odds against a decent possibility of exceeding them.

  9. Raiders have a ton of talent, but Del Rio hasn’t yet show that he can handle big game coaching pressure. Belichick beats a lot of teams who have a lot more talent. And then there is that guy at QB too.

  10. magnumpimustache says:
    August 16, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    No one is betting on the Patriots because who wants to Bet $1000 to win only $100
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    That’s better than betting $1000 on the Raiders and losing $1000.

  11. Lmaoooo I give up arguing with raiders fans. Let them live in their alternate reality and think what they want to think….

  12. Whether or not you believe the Raider will win the Super Bowl, 20-1 is a good bet for a team that went 12-4 the year before. Once the post season rolls around and say the Raiders make the playoffs you can sell that bet because the odds will move to 10-1 or better. Hold it til the division round and you can sell it for more, AFC championship even more, and Super Bowl even more. So regardless if the Raiders win the Super Bowl or not you can still make money on that bet. The betting public obviously thinks that the Raiders are better than a 20-1 odds to win the Super Bowl and that’s why all the betting is happening. Now whether that money is coming from “smart” Vegas money or die hard Raiders fans that got a cost of living adjustment on their welfare checks (I kid I’m a Raider fan) remains to be seen

  13. Most commenting do not understand betting on football futures.

    The idea is to pick one of the 6-8 teams with a chance, then you bet the odds. At 20-1 the Raiders are a decent pick to make money with. Not for long though, The Raiders are already down to 8 to 1.

    $2000 on a $100 bet is already down to $800. Those that got in early got great odds.

    As someone else said, you get the same basic odds in the Patriots at any point during the year.

  14. I’m just hoping that the Raiders make the playoffs again, this time with a healthy Carr. It’ll be interesting to see how Carr performs in the postseason. Since Carr doesn’t have postseason experience, I’m not banking on a Super Bowl this year. But if the Raiders are contenders for several more years in the future, then additional Lombardis are distinctly possible.

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