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MonteLago has trendy goals

Jun 8, 2004 6:16 AM

With Casino MonteLago having just celebrated its first anniversary, Race and Sports book manager Rob Terch is finding some ways to make the Lake Las Vegas desert jewel carve a niche in the gambling industry.

"We want to do things that are different, to be original on a smaller scale," Terch said regarding Montelago’s early posting of the World Hockey Championships, taking place Aug. 30-Sept. 14.

"Hockey is one of the things coming up that nobody has right now. One of our guys, Jay Petrick, has done a great job of researching the teams. I feel we have the lead in one of the sport’s premier events."

Petrick’s breakdown is: Canada 2-1, Czech Republic 3-1, Russia 4-1, Finland 9-2, Sweden 5-1, USA 6-1, Slovakia 10-1 and Germany 25-1.

"I had a lot of time on my hands," Petrick quipped.

So will the NHL if it strikes. Lago rules!