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Sports Notes - 09-23-2008

Sep 23, 2008 7:01 PM

TERRIBLE’S GREAT FOR LUCKY’S

Lucky’s doubled its rising race and sports books locales in Nevada by acquiring the five Terrible’s sites. Lucky’s now has 10 books, including the Plaza and the Terrible’s operation at Flamingo and Maryland. Primm at the Nevada-California border is now under its third ownership in recent years, having been part of MGM MIRAGE and later Terrible’s.

As for Lucky’s NFL activity, the sports books will be updating season wins, the chances of teams making the playoffs along with point spreads on future games. The updates are available each Wednesday morning up until the first kickoff Sunday morning. There will also be a variety of prop bets featuring the top three games each week. And, Lucky’s progressive is now up to $24,000 for Week 4! – MArk mayer

ORLEANS SEEKS 10TH BOXING SELLOUT

Crown Boxing promoter Frank Luca is putting on a 10th card at the Orleans this Friday night. The nine previous ones were all sellouts with two more slated for Nov. 21 and Super Bowl weekend on Jan. 30. Ticket prices are $50 ringside, $25 reserve.

"The fights the Orleans have been extremely well received and we’re trying to negotiate for a fight of greater magnitude," Luca said. "It’s our hope to schedule a ranked fighter and a future Pay-Per-View deal at Orleans Arena. Our promos are getting bigger and better."

The main event, which will have a betting line, will be a junior welterweight bout between Victor Hugo Correa (8-0) of Mexico City and Jason Davis (10-1) of Seattle. Davis is trained by former IBF lightweight champ Greg Haugen. – MArk mayer