Wagering deals in the casinos tend to materialize as the season unfolds and we'll list them in this spot as we find them. For now, here's what we've found this year.
It looks like only the tried-and-true LV Hilton will continue the tradition of offering promotional -105 pricing this year. As in the past, -105-bet $105 to win $100, as opposed to the standard $110/$100-for NFL and college games will be available at the Superbook on Thursdays from 3 to 11 pm, beginning Sept. 3. Last year Planet Hollywood offered -105 on Monday-night games, but there's been no announcement of that for this season.
We thank Las Vegas Sun gambling columnist Jeff Haney for this information, which comes from his citywide canvassing of football parlay-card payoffs. According to Jeff's study, Jerry's Nuget offers the best parlay payouts in every category, from a 2-teamer to an 8-teamer. For 2-teamers, whereas no other sports book in Las Vegas pays better than 13-5, Jerry's pays 13.5-5-a significant difference. Jerry's beats the standard 6-1 payoff (and last year's best) on a 3-teamer, paying 6.5-5. Jerry's pays 13-1 for 4-teamers (up from last year's best at 12.5-1), 26-1 on 5-teamers (same), 47-1 on 6-teamers (down from 51-1), 92-1 on 7-teamers (down from 103-1), and 180-1 on 8-teamers (down from 207-1)-all city bests (Cal-Neva books match them on 6-, 7-, and 8-team parlays). Note that the overall trend by the books is to lower payouts on parlays that incorporate more teams-more reason than ever to stay away from these expensive long shots.
In another comparison published in the Sun, Haney identified the few books in town charging -110 juice for two-team 6-point teasers: M Resort, Stratosphere/Arizona Charlie's, and Wynn.