‘M’ to take Breeders' Cup action to new heights

Nov 3, 2009 5:05 PM
Getting Rich with Saber by Richard Saber |

In-running bets slated for the Breeders’ Cup

This will be a big week for the hurting Las Vegas Race Books as we will have two days of Breeders’ Cup races, this Friday and Saturday. The books will be jamming and the racing fast and furious, as will be the betting with some big payoffs as usual.

There will also be a first in Vegas as Cantor Gaming, who runs the M Resort’s Race and Sports book, will be offering in-running betting on BC races on Saturday, including the Mile, Sprint, Turf and the Classic – now this is something I have to see!

You will need to go to ‘M" and sign up for an account and you will be able to make bets on these four races after the bell rings.

Here’s how it will work: After the book gets the confirmed horses running in those races, they will set up props with either a favorite versus the field, or a group of horses versus the field.

For instance, if Rip Van Winkle runs in the Classic, he will likely be the chalk versus the rest of the horses, and you can bet either way after the racing starts and during the race.

If you see Rip in trouble you can start pressing the button for the field as fast as you can. Limits will be $1,000 but you will be able to keep pressing those buttons!

Obviously, this makes for horse betting the likes of which has never been seen before!

In the other races, they will put up a group of three horses versus the field, and you will be able to make a bet on the group or on the field, depending how the race sets up.

It sounds great and a lot of fun, so stop out at the "M" and check out this new and innovative type of betting, remembering you will need to think and act quickly, especially with your index fingers!

There will be a lot of info out there for the Breeders’ Cup races and you will be able to get some great advice as well as some hopefully winning selections this Thursday at 6 pm in the Palace Station Race Book as the knowledgeable Vic Vivio of Palace Station, Ralph Siracco of Race Day Las Vegas and you will get some of my insights as yours truly will be taking my shots at some winners and hopefully some good advice. The seminar is free, with cocktail service and Director of Race and Sports Zack Goldberg may even toss in some free pizza – you never know about Zack.

It is hard to believe that the football season is moving so quickly; there are some interesting games on the card this week and I do have a few early plays to pass along and I hope some of you did well with Oregon on the money line last week.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Thursday, Nov. 5

Miami Ohio +13½ at Temple: Say it ain’t so, Temple is 6-2 with six covers and they have a Bowl game in the future? TEMPLE -13½

Saturday, Nov. 7

Wisconsin -11 at Indiana: The Badgers must have needed that week off as they came back with a rousing win 37-0 over Purdue. They have too much defense for the Hoosiers who fell apart in the second half the last two weeks after compiling big leads. WISCONSIN -11

BYU -13½ at Wyoming: The not covering Cowboys have covered five straight and that can be attributed to its stingy defense. WYOMING +13½

LSU +9 at Alabama: One of the marquee games of the week and the Tiger from LSU look to be gaining some momentum and will give the Tide all they want. LSU +9

Ohio State +3½ at Penn State: The other marquee game this week pits the Buckeyes traveling to State College and a white out to face the Nittany Lions and "Jo-Pa." My heart will be with Ohio State but I am not sure the Buckeye QB Terrelle Pryor can win the big game but in what may be a low scoring game I will take the points. OHIO STATE +3½

Memphis +25 at Tennessee: This game is far from the work marquee but one thing I do know is that Memphis can not stay with the Vol’s. TENNESSEE -25

USC -11½ at Arizona State: Sun Devils continue their sting of unders as they have now played all listed board games under the total. UNDER

NFL

Sunday, Nov. 8

Okay lets see whose turn will it be?

Panthers +14

Monday Nov. 9

Steelers -2½

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