After seeing how retarded this statement was I took notice more and took a picture of a guy using his laptop and "office" set up comparing lines and using some sports software. He was sitting in the sports book only 10 to 15 feet away from the sports betting window today(they had clear view of him) He was there before 7:48 am (sports book was dead so they had to notice him) Until 9:47 when he jumped in line. I stood 2 spots behind him. after I got rejected on my bets (3 $50 parlays) I walked by him as I was leaving and he was counting out stacks of 100 dollar bills to pay the writer.Quote: Joeshlabotnik
You have no guway of knowing whether the line as it is now will be the same thirty seconds from now, let alone the duration of a cab ride. That's why arbitrage teams have people camping out in every major sports book. It's also pre cisely the reason why sports books forbid the use of cell phones (and don't have any pay phones nearby).
As far as teasers go, the policy varies from casino to casino. Bottom line, the only accurate answers you'll get to your questions are by going there and finding out for yourself.
Too much action in on parlays.Quote: billryan
Why did your bets get rejected?
I would be jealous if Tom got action on this bet.Quote: Aussie
This thread is hilarious! A guy who thinks he knows it all has his pants pulled down by people who actually know what they're talking about. Does he concede defeat? Of course not! Why would you do that when you can double down with an equally absurd story? Classic stuff!
What happened with TomG's offer of a bet? Not a taker on that one? What a surprise!
I would be jealous if Tom got action on this bet.
I already got screwed from BBB getting a free $200 from Maxpen, I didn't think or know if that was serious offer.
Oh geejus, and whaddaya know, up pops Shlab with a typical "answer" pulled outta the Botnik shorts, surprise not. Spend a lot of time in a lotta Las Vegas books do ya there Joeshlab? More than perhaps, oh, say, the guy who asked the question? Sometime in this century? And guess ya know a whole lotta 'bout the workings of 'dem "arbitrage teams" while you're at it, eh?" I kinda doubt it.
Cell phones have definitely NOT been anything like "forbidden" in sports books for the better part of a decade, and for years now most of the better books have even been providing free wifi to customers in the book, for crissakes. They simply ask you to please not be on the phone while coming up to the counter to wager. I don't even consider using a book anymore that doesn't provide me with a workstation equipped with, at a bare minimum: conveniently located power outlets that are adequate for my computer & tablet & cell simultaneously, and good quality reliable high-speed wifi internet access so I don't have to tether through my phone for the streaming data feeds that I constantly use all day long in the book. Most real books amounting to more than a satellite William Hill kiosk tucked in the corner of a little ghetto grind joint are set up to do that, and have been for a long time. Though there are still a few of them (like The Mirage) that haven't upgraded their infrastructure in the book for a long time, so I did once need the assistance of the (very eagerly helpful) book's manager to locate one of their available power connections under the old cabinetry, so I wouldn't be limited to battery power while spending twelve hours there, as I commonly do in race/sportsbooks. And at a few, like TI and Bally's, you may need to get a password from one of the supervisors for the wifi that's dedicated only for use of customers in the book, to prevent it from being used by general wandering Shlabs out in the slots & bars & whatnot who aren't doing anything in the book.
Ahiromu, if it is important enough to you to check lines in real time, one option is that you could open advance deposit wagering accounts covering most of the books and use their sports wagering apps to see their lines for most things, even if not to actually make your wager that way, so long as your cell phone is physically within Nevada at the time (residency not required - just physical location at the moment of use). Off the top of my head a partial list of those with apps now available putting their books online includes: The Boyd casinos, Cantor (the book operator for multiple major Las Vegas casinos incl. Venetian), the MGM-Mirage properties, Southpoint, Station Casinos, TI, Westgate (formerly LV Hilton), William Hill (book for many casino locations throughout Nevada), Wynn, and probably a couple of others that escape my recollection at the moment. The only book operator of any consequence that I can think of right now that hasn't come out with an online (in-state use only) sportsbook wagering app is Caesars Entertainment.
I like to use VegasInsider for some things, just because it's handy, but not for real-time or even hourly accuracy. For something like looking at the first line "hung" on baseball "overnights" they've usually provided what I need for tracking some data on some spreadsheets of mine. But my experience has been that the timeliness and degree of completeness of their updates is inconsistent, and not suitable for relying upon them for something highly time sensitive.