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September 19, 2017

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World Cup bettors hammering Las Vegas sports books


Christopher DeVargas

A view of the Caesars Palace sports book, March 13, 2012.

Through the first five days of the World Cup, bettors have been rolling in the dough while the sports books have taken a beating, as favorites have gone 9-5 on the goal line and the over has cashed in 12 of the 14 games.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said LVH SuperBook assistant manager Jeff Sherman. “The kids (parlay bettors) are having a blast, and there really has been no need for handicapping the games – just blindly take the favorite and over.”

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