Listen Online - Listen on Mobile Radio.com | Mobile App Info

US Olympic Gold Hasn’t Made for Winning Bets in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn’t even bother with them.

The bookmakers in Sin City said there’s been little money and few expectations for Olympic sports wagering this year, as the games returned to the betting board after being off limits for more than a decade in Nevada.

Sporting events held at the 2016 Summer games in Rio de Janeiro have been the first since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney that bettors in Nevada could put their money on, though relatively few have.

Officials said they didn’t expect a sweeping boon to business but what little action they’ve gotten has been better than nothing.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Las Vegas

Get Started
Introducing Your New Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live