Las Vegas sportsbooks picking up on rodeo betting

More sportsbook operators in Las Vegas are starting to pick up on that. For years, MGM Grand Resorts books offered betting on the bull riding for each of the 10 go-rounds at the Thomas & Mack Center. This year, the new Circa Sports operation downtown also has bull riding on the betting board.

And the folks at the South Point sportsbook have gotten really creative, launching their $5,000 Daily NFR Jackpot Card. It’s ostensibly a $10 parlay card, with bettors trying to pick the winners in each of the seven nightly events. Except that unlike traditional sports parlays, you don’t have to get all seven correct. The entrant with the most correct picks – three or four correct picks will have you right in the hunt – collects the $5,000 prize.

“It was Michael Gaughan’s idea,” South Point sportsbook director Chris Andrews said, deferring credit to the hotel owner, who has been on the Wrangler NFR board for decades. “We just had to figure out the technical aspects of it.”

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