Continues trend of innovation by offering pre-season betting on all games
The M Resort Spa & Casino became the first casino in America to offer sports bettors the opportunity to bet on all 2009 NFL regular season games before the games begin and throughout the 17-week season. The M Resort, which opened on March 1, has turned the tables on resort-casino architecture, amenities, service and now on the way guests bet on sporting events.
“I am extremely pleased to offer our customers this rare opportunity,” said Joseph A. Magliarditi, M Resort executive vice president and chief operating officer. “The ability to place bets on all NFL games in the upcoming season is only available at the M Resort. Our Race and Sports Book Director, Lou D’Amico, is an NFL odds making expert and his team extensively researched each matchup to produce these lines.”
Lou D’Amico has more than 30 years of experience making odds for professional football, as well as handicapping thoroughbred horse racing. “Lou’s knowledge of all sports and professional football in particular is unsurpassed in the industry,” Magliarditi added.
Prior to the first game of the season the lines will move based on the money wagered, as well as any significant injuries that occur during training camps and the preseason. During the season the lines will update every Tuesday morning, taking into account the results of the previous week’s games. D’Amico noted that the following wagering rules apply:
-The bet numbers govern all wagers
-The odds are subject to change
-The game must be played within one week of scheduled date of action
-Tickets should be checked before leaving the counter
-No voids or changes will be made once the customer leaves the window
The M Resort will take bets of up to $500 for the NFL lines and parlays are available up to six teams. The parlay wagers can come from any game during the season and are not limited to only one particular week’s contests.
“One of our customers is a die hard Atlanta Falcons fan. He flew to Las Vegas to visit the M just so he could place bets on all 16 of the Falcons’ regular season games,” D’Amico said. “I think this speaks volumes about the excitement this product is generating. It’s truly unique and a perfect example of the innovative betting options available at the M Race and Sports Book,” he added.
The M Resort partnered with gaming technology innovator, Cantor Gaming, whose systems have been instrumental to implementing “In-Running” betting at the M Race and Sports Book for sports including NCAA and NBA basketball, Major League Baseball, golf’s U.S. Open and horse racing’s Triple Crown. In-running enables the M’s patrons to bet on sporting events before and throughout the event. The NFL lines are a further extension of the impressive offerings the M is making available to its patrons to enhance their sports wagering experience.
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