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Does that mean no more Vegas trips for NCAA picks, lsbal? 😉

Good news for UMBC fans, and me, Maryland looks like they're finally moving forward with their sports gambling bill which is now in the state senate and expected to pass before the legislative session ends next month.

Will hopefully be able to wager on the next UMBC Vermont game, although I'm not sure if they'll have one of those collegiate cutouts for games involving Maryland teams like NJ does.
 

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TWIN RIVAH’!! Twin River in RI has had a sports book for a few years now.
 
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Does that mean no more Vegas trips for NCAA picks, lsbal? 😉

Good news for UMBC fans, and me, Maryland looks like they're finally moving forward with their sports gambling bill which is now in the state senate and expected to pass before the legislative session ends next month.

Will hopefully be able to wager on the next UMBC Vermont game, although I'm not sure if they'll have one of those collegiate cutouts for games involving Maryland teams like NJ does.
Vegas is a staple in my life. The golf courses are amazing there. Other than some of the classic destinations that I’ve golfed at ( Pebble Beach/Spyglass/Spanish Bay/Pinehurst/Baltesrol/Khanapali,coeur d’ Alene,etc) it is aesthetically as nice as any that I’ve played at.
i used to go 2 times every fall to experience football in vegas & golf. Plus we did our fantasy football draft in Vegas....which is a lot different than my fantasy baseball draft which is in Manhattan.
the other key thing I love about vegas is shopping for odds.One of the years that I won with UConn winning the championship I had them at 150-1 while I saw them as low as 30-1. I figure out which teams I want to bet then goto the different hotels and make a spreadsheet of odds. The worst year for me was I had 3 of the final 4 teams. The only one I didn’t have was duke. I had butler at 175-1. We all know how that ended. Now if I had local gambling I would have hedged my bet by betting a percentage on duke the day of the game.
So bottom line is while CT will have probably 20 locations to place bets I imagine they will all follow the same odds.
my favorite place to watch the football games was legasse stadium and that closed down during covid. Now a hotel opened downtown ( though we always stay on the strip) that has an amphitheater above their pools. So you hang out in the pools and can watch all the games on huge screens outside.
 

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Vegas is a staple in my life. The golf courses are amazing there. Other than some of the classic destinations that I’ve golfed at ( Pebble Beach/Spyglass/Spanish Bay/Pinehurst/Baltesrol/Khanapali,coeur d’ Alene,etc) it is aesthetically as nice as any that I’ve played at.
i used to go 2 times every fall to experience football in vegas & golf. Plus we did our fantasy football draft in Vegas....which is a lot different than my fantasy baseball draft which is in Manhattan.
the other key thing I love about vegas is shopping for odds.One of the years that I won with UConn winning the championship I had them at 150-1 while I saw them as low as 30-1. I figure out which teams I want to bet then goto the different hotels and make a spreadsheet of odds. The worst year for me was I had 3 of the final 4 teams. The only one I didn’t have was duke. I had butler at 175-1. We all know how that ended. Now if I had local gambling I would have hedged my bet by betting a percentage on duke the day of the game.
So bottom line is while CT will have probably 20 locations to place bets I imagine they will all follow the same odds.
my favorite place to watch the football games was legasse stadium and that closed down during covid. Now a hotel opened downtown ( though we always stay on the strip) that has an amphitheater above their pools. So you hang out in the pools and can watch all the games on huge screens outside.
That place is awesome. It's where I plan on spending my entire Saturday.
 

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Based on where I am in NJ, Mohegan and Foxwoods are basically the same distance as Atlantic City. Considering I'm way past my partying prime and the relatives I have in Mass., this news is certainly welcomed.
 

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That place is awesome. It's where I plan on spending my entire Saturday.
Do they put all the games on the amphitheater at the same time? Can you go there if you are not staying there? I think it is the only adult only hotel in Vegas.depending on if this particular friend goes with us this year he is friendly with the hotel owner.

Circa Hotel and Casino pool Amphitheater
 

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Yes. It’s one screen that can be divided up into different feeds, so all the games will be on the screen, and whatever games that aren’t on the sound, you can use the Tunity app for audio.

Admission is $10 to enter, usually $30 food and beverage minimum for a lounge chair if there’s no special event going on (it’s possible this weekend is considered a special event), tables and cabanas are obviously more, and it’s open all year. In any case, you can make reservations online, and it’s not pretentious or douchy like the dayclubs on The Strip; we’re just a different crowd, and old.

To get even into the casino, you have to show your ID, and you said your friend knows Derrick Stevens, so that’s a plus on other perks. The indoor sportsbook is just as good; the screen is three stories high (about the size of the one upstairs in the pool), and since it’s been colder than usual the last few weeks, so I just chill there instead.
 

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Yes. It’s one screen that can be divided up into different feeds, so all the games will be on the screen, and whatever games that aren’t on the sound, you can use the Tunity app for audio.

Admission is $10 to enter, usually $30 food and beverage minimum for a lounge chair if there’s no special event going on (it’s possible this weekend is considered a special event), tables and cabanas are obviously more, and it’s open all year. In any case, you can make reservations online, and it’s not pretentious or douchy like the dayclubs on The Strip; we’re just a different crowd, and old.

To get even into the casino, you have to show your ID, and you said your friend knows Derrick Stevens, so that’s a plus on other perks. The indoor sportsbook is just as good; the screen is three stories high (about the size of the one upstairs in the pool), and since it’s been colder than usual the last few weeks, so I just chill there instead.
I feel like this is a place I need in my life.
 

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Yes. It’s one screen that can be divided up into different feeds, so all the games will be on the screen, and whatever games that aren’t on the sound, you can use the Tunity app for audio.

Admission is $10 to enter, usually $30 food and beverage minimum for a lounge chair if there’s no special event going on (it’s possible this weekend is considered a special event), tables and cabanas are obviously more, and it’s open all year. In any case, you can make reservations online, and it’s not pretentious or douchy like the dayclubs on The Strip; we’re just a different crowd, and old.

To get even into the casino, you have to show your ID, and you said your friend knows Derrick Stevens, so that’s a plus on other perks. The indoor sportsbook is just as good; the screen is three stories high (about the size of the one upstairs in the pool), and since it’s been colder than usual the last few weeks, so I just chill there instead.
sounds amazing....we always spent Sunday football at legassi stadium which I though was insane.
..this looks like it blows that away.
 

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What’s that pool scene like, though? Is it cool or is it a bunch of dudes from Arizona with arm sleeve tattoos swimming around drinking beers & eating chicken wings/dropping the bones in the pool?
 

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What’s that pool scene like, though? Is it cool or is it a bunch of dudes from Arizona with arm sleeve tattoos swimming around drinking beers & eating chicken wings/dropping the bones in the pool?
you sound like you are describing me minus the tattoos. Probably a much different vibe than the Venetian or hard rock pools for sure.
 

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What’s that pool scene like, though? Is it cool or is it a bunch of dudes from Arizona with arm sleeve tattoos swimming around drinking beers & eating chicken wings/dropping the bones in the pool?
Depends on the day, but the truth is all pools that aren’t dayclubs in Las Vegas are like that. It really depends on what you’re really looking for.
 
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