The LVH Super Book threw out all kinds of cool NFL stuff on Sunday that will give bettors something to chew on for a while. They posted their games of the year along with their season win totals.
Cantor Gaming has already posted numbers on every game for the season, as well as season win totals, but it’s kind of a big deal when the LVH makes their initial move. It’s like the old EF Hutton commercials – when they talk, people listen.
The LVH crew, led by Jay Kornegay, have one of the most respected opinions on any game in the world. When they posted their numbers, they made sure they didn’t look at any of the numbers posted by anyone else in Nevada.
Only Cantor and the Atlantis in Reno have posted season win totals, but they may have been influenced if seeing what others had. Their goal was to offer odds with blinders on, which gives them the effect of being first.
The LVH odds could be considered arrogant. It’s kind of brash knowing a market has been set, and wagered into, and yet, they don’t care. They’re basically saying we like our numbers, we’re confident in our numbers, and if you have an opinion, come get some. I like that about them.
It was apparent by their game of the year numbers that they don’t have the same rating as Cantor Gaming with a few teams. The biggest rating differences could be found with the Broncos.
In what could be considered the game of the year on Nov. 24 between the Broncos and Patriots in Foxboro, Cantor made the Patriots -1½ favorites. The LVH showed they think the Broncos and Patriots are equal in their ratings by offering the Patriots at -3, which is basically a pick’em on a neutral field.
MGM Resorts has traditionally been the first to offer season win totals in the state, but they’re backing off a little this year and won’t have them up until the market settles a little in mid-June.
The next big fun thing to happen at a Las Vegas sports book will be June 7 at the Golden Nugget when Tony Miller unveils his college football games of the year.
Micah Roberts is a former Las Vegas race and sports book director, and longtime motorsports columnist and sports analyst at GamingToday. Follow Micah on Twitter @MicahRoberts7 Contact Micah at [email protected].