helpmespock
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February 10th, 2014 at 5:08:56 PM permalink
OK so I've never made a sports bet at a casino before. I've done other types of gambling, but I've never made a bet on sports.

I'm a NY Jets fan so I figured I would place a bet on the NY Jets to win the Super Bowl for the 2014 season for $20. I don't expect to win, but I thought I'd be fun to try a sports bet. I'll be in Las Vegas for my annual trip in March and I thought I'd buy it then.

Where should I do this? What would be considered good odds?

If the Devil starts skating to work and the NY Jets do win the Super Bowl then how long is the ticket good for? Again I only get to Las Vegas in March each year.

Anything else I should consider when doing this sports bet?

--helpmespock
kewlj
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February 10th, 2014 at 5:23:48 PM permalink
I am not sure those odds will be posted by March. I don't know. I have never made that kind of wager that far in advance, but logic dictates that they would wait at least until after the NFL draft, which is April and also until after the 2014 schedule is released, which I have no idea when that occurs.

Edit: so much for logic. NY Jets are currently 75-1 to win the 2015 superbowl according to Vegasinsider. I have to say, that seems pretty low.
Nareed
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February 10th, 2014 at 5:26:29 PM permalink
I recall seeing odds posted, on sheets, for the current year's Super Bowl winner in May. I even took one once from the 4 Queens, but didn't keep it.
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AxiomOfChoice
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February 10th, 2014 at 7:25:29 PM permalink
Quote: helpmespock

OK so I've never made a sports bet at a casino before. I've done other types of gambling, but I've never made a bet on sports.

I'm a NY Jets fan so I figured I would place a bet on the NY Jets to win the Super Bowl for the 2014 season for $20. I don't expect to win, but I thought I'd be fun to try a sports bet. I'll be in Las Vegas for my annual trip in March and I thought I'd buy it then.

Where should I do this? What would be considered good odds?

If the Devil starts skating to work and the NY Jets do win the Super Bowl then how long is the ticket good for? Again I only get to Las Vegas in March each year.

Anything else I should consider when doing this sports bet?

--helpmespock



I was at MGM over super bowl weekend and I grabbed a futures sheet for next year's super bowl. I can't find it (I might have thrown it away) but IIRC the Jets were listed at 60/1.

I think all MGM/Mirage properties use the same odds.
Tomspur
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February 10th, 2014 at 7:40:28 PM permalink
You can make the bet at any sportsbook that offers futures wagering. March should be no problems. Jets listed at 75/1. You can cash your ticket anytime after the Super bowl 2015. Not sure about how long the ticket will be valid for but the March after the event will be no problem at all.

As for my pick, provisionally I believe the Panthers at 25/1 may be a good bet. I think Cam will improve further and depending on their rooky signings I belive they can be very competitive with a motivated core group of players from this year.

Enjoy your trip!
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DJTeddyBear
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February 10th, 2014 at 8:08:09 PM permalink
In the unlikely event that the bet is a winner AND you don't make it back next March, you can mail the ticket in. I think the norm is 90 days after the event, but it may be longer. They suggest using registered mail, but lots of people do it with standard stick-a-stamp-on-it mail.
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February 11th, 2014 at 5:10:16 AM permalink
Quote: kewlj

after the NFL draft, which is April


Not to put too fine a point on it, but the draft has been moved out to May. Having said that, the Jets won't get to let alone win the Super bowl even if they draft Broadway Joe reincarnated. Just sayin' ;-)

And another thing: all these little changes like move the draft to May just make me think the NFL is slowly killing the goose...
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February 11th, 2014 at 5:23:41 AM permalink
I got the Colts to win at 30-1, and Patriots at 8-1 last week at Bally's sports book. I also got the Colts to win the AFC championship at 15-1. I believe the tickets say they can be mailed within a year of the bet being settled. I may have a copy of their sheets. If I still have it, I'll check and see what the Jets are at when I get home.
tringlomane
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February 11th, 2014 at 5:29:21 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

In the unlikely event that the bet is a winner AND you don't make it back next March, you can mail the ticket in. I think the norm is 90 days after the event, but it may be longer. They suggest using registered mail, but lots of people do it with standard stick-a-stamp-on-it mail.



Mgm is 120 days and CET is an entire year, iirc
helpmespock
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February 11th, 2014 at 3:55:52 PM permalink
Thanks for the replies folks.

It sounds like I'll be OK and the ticket won't expire so if by some miracle the Jets win I'll have no problem cashing the ticket in March of 2015.

I guess I have some odds shopping to do when I get to Las Vegas to get the highest odds. I might make two bets -- one to make the Super Bowl and one to win it -- but I'll see when I get there.

--helpmespock

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