|I know it's a dump and I get what I pay for as far as the hotel part goes(I didn't book the room btw).
Posted: 3/23/2012 6:07:18 PM
However, I can't figure out why anyone would wager at their sportsbook except out of sheer laziness of not wanting to go anywhere else.
My first three wagers placed there didn't match what the board had them at. It's a dry erase board btw, that is not updated frequently enough to keep up with any line swings. None of my first three wagers matched what the board had as the line or total for the game. One of these lines was a full 2 points off. When I questioned the guy working the desk he just shrugged and said that's how they operate. Thankfully none of the games I had were affected by this discrepancy but I could easily see where it would affect other games, especially in basketball.
My real eye opener was was when I bet Kansas State in their second round game vs. Syracuse. My ticket matched what the board had at +4 1/2. The very next guy after me bet Syracuse and was given a line of Syracuse -5. I only bet $50 so i'm positive my wager didn't swing the line a half point.
I informed the guy of this and just shook my head and walked away. I wouldn't be shocked if the next Cuse better was given a line of -5 1/2 and the book was just hoping for a 5 point Cuse win.
Anyways, I know the I.P. is about to go through renovations and I hope one of those renovations is an electronic board in the sportsbook to avoid this kind of issue in the future.