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Don't cry for Vegas if the Rays win

October 24, 2008|Greg Johnson

Some folks are wondering about the financial impact on Las Vegas sports books should the Tampa Bay Rays win the World Series.

That new-uniforms-but-same-dismal-team outlook was reflected in the 150-1 to 200-1 odds that most sports books were offering on the Rays winning it all. Vegas books will have to pay out good money to prescient (or should that be lucky) Rays fans.

Casino books in recent months also tried to craft odds that would make betting attractive to Phillies fans -- and at the same time lessen the financial impact on their bottom lines.

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