Sports Betting - Monday 30 July 2012 by

Bet on the Olympics at Online Wagering Websites Not in Nevada

Every once in awhile we like to show that we’re more than just a bunch of skilled sports handicappers and wagering fans. We know our sports, we understand the past, we are current on the present, and we’re always forecasting the future. With this post however, we step aside from the the handicapping angle (OK there’s some predictions at the end) to expand on why you can’t wager on the Games of the XXX Olympiad in the great gambling State of Nevada.

Bet on the Olympics at Online Wagering Websites Not in Nevada

Bet on the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels or Nevada Wolf Pack

Rebels and Wolf Pack betting was allowed, for the first time ever in Nevada, on February 7, 2001. A short time later the Nevada lawmakers made another concession. Though allowing the two Nevada U’s into the wagering pool only looked like a concession. Advantage Nevada.

While the Olympics aren’t banned by name specifically, the Nevada Gaming Control Board amended Nevada Gaming Regulation 22.120 to read: “No wagers may be accepted or paid by any book on any amateur non-collegiate sport or athletic event”. Top Vegas bookies never liked the Olympics very much back then anyway – to much cooking of the genes going on.

Today, the directors of “risk management” at the legendary Las Vegas sportsbooks are starting to load NFL futures offers, on a daily basis, and Major League Baseball has never been hotter. Plus, NCAA football and basketball lines are being posted on the betting boards in Nevada.

That includes Wolf Pack and Rebel wagering. While they would take a slice if it was available, Vegas books are OK with the Olympics betting action heading offshore. You should be as well.

Online Betting Canada Books Offer Olympic Size Handicapping Options

With thousands of wagering lines, posted on thousands of events during the Games of the XXX Olympiad, it’s going to be a very busy two weeks of global sports betting. Many of the top online sportsbooks are offering client promotions that are tailored specifically to the Games.

Register a personal wagering account, fund your bankroll – with a boost from a sign-up bonus, and bet on just about any summer sport you can imagine! Our handicapping crew is backing the Lightning Bolt. The Honourable Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. and the USA Men’s Basketball team throughout the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Pick a sport – get in the Olympic Games!

Your comment...