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Old 02-12-2024, 07:12 PM   #1
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Day after the big game

We want to thank you for being a dedicated customer of WynnBET. Unfortunately, we have had to make the difficult decision to close down mobile sports betting operations in Massachusetts. We have enjoyed serving you and welcome you to continue to take advantage of sports betting options at the kiosks and retail sports book at Encore Boston Harbor.



Effective immediately, we will be discontinuing new mobile sports betting offerings. Your account will be accessible for the next thirty (30) days to allow time for your outstanding bets to settle and to withdraw your account balance. If you have any futures bets or parlay legs that will not be settled within the next 30 days, a WynnBET representative will contact you.



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Old 02-12-2024, 07:33 PM   #2
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Per their website they have pulled out of 8 states and are down to Arizona and New York. I wonder why?
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A new revision on..."Take your money and run"
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Per their website they have pulled out of 8 states and are down to Arizona and New York. I wonder why?
Probably the smart ones and thought ahead

Not because I live there
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Yahoo Sports | Fri, Feb 9, 2024, 10:00 AM PST
Super Bowl 2024: Vegas legend Billy Walters sizes up the big game for you:
https://sports.yahoo.com/super-bowl-...175437020.html

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Billy Walters loves the Super Bowl. Loves it.

“I don’t know if there’s any better source of entertainment,” the renowned gambler and Vegas icon says, “even if you’re not a bettor.”

Oh, but if you are a bettor? It’s nirvana.

“If you’re a professional gambler,” Walters told Yahoo Sports this week from Radio Row, “it’s the best opportunity in the world. You can bet a lot of money, there’s an enormous market and the lines rarely move.”

Walters, a Vegas fixture, has spent a lifetime watching lines, calculating odds and making plays, and he’s done exceptionally well doing so. He claims a 57 percent win rate on regular-season NFL games, and in the Super Bowl, he’s fared even better. Why? Well, let him share some of his advice.

“I make it real simple,” Walters says of Super Bowl betting. “I look at the quarterback, the defense and the kicker, in that order.”

So let’s have him break it down.

1. Quarterback: Mahomes > Purdy

“Quarterback is undoubtedly the most important [factor] of all,” Walters says. “I don’t remember many Super Bowls like this, where you’ve got the experience [Patrick] Mahomes has got, but Brock Purdy has never been on a stage like this. I think he’s going to be a little like a deer in the headlights.”

2. Defense: Go with the data

“[San Francisco’s Kyle] Shanahan and [Kansas City’s Andy] Reid may be even, but defensive coordinators are night and day,” Walters says. “Frisco has a guy in his first year [with San Francisco, Steve Wilks] who’s average at best … Kansas City’s defense is not as good as Baltimore’s but it’s pretty damn good.”

3. Kicker: Avoid the rookie

“Kickers — in the regular season they’re important, in the Super Bowl, they’re super important,” Walters says. “KC has one of the best kickers [Harrison Butker] in the game. Frisco’s got a rookie [Jake Moody] who’s shaky at best. … I’d hate to have him lined up for my money.”

All these factors, to Walters’ mind, make Kansas City a better than 2-point favorite, a contrast to the prevailing lines, which have San Francisco as a 2-point favorite. “In a regular-season game, I could make Frisco a 2-point favorite,” he says, “but in the Super Bowl, I look at things a little bit differently.”

Billy Walters' assessment (above) was published by Yahoo Sports on Friday 02-09-2024 more than 48 hrs before kickoff.

Not sure if the Yahoo Sports article really reflects everything that went into Walters' decision.

That said, if Walters got it right, I'm guessing a lot of sharps did the same.

Consider this article from the Nevada Independent:
https://thenevadaindependent.com/art...cord-at-185-6m

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In a research note published Monday morning, Macquarie Securities gaming analyst Chad Beynon wrote that roughly 60 percent of sportsbook customers wagered on Kansas City to cover the spread or win the game outright, where the odds were higher on the money line.

Beynon estimated sportsbooks nationwide suffered a 4 percent loss on all wagers, which was “not as bad as our worst-case scenario.” Still, based on his predicted total of $1.5 billion in bets placed on the game nationally, the loss translated into an estimated $64 million.
Is it possible WynnBET decided to pull out of those eight states because they got burned? Or at the very least had higher losses in those eight states than the two where they decided to continue doing business?


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Wynn paid the state of Massachusetts $5 million to have a sportsbook license and they are taxed 15% on top of that.. they only lasted 1 month into the new year for their license.

they did pay $85 million for the casino license and they still operate that as far as i know. but i don't know how you can lose with slot machines and 6/5 blackjack and triple zeroes on roulette wheels.
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Wynn paid the state of Massachusetts $5 million to have a sportsbook license and they are taxed 15% on top of that.. they only lasted 1 month into the new year for their license.

they did pay $85 million for the casino license and they still operate that as far as i know. but i don't know how you can lose with slot machines and 6/5 blackjack and triple zeroes on roulette wheels.
Probably AI told them to jump ship....

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Wynn paid the state of Massachusetts $5 million to have a sportsbook license and they are taxed 15% on top of that.. they only lasted 1 month into the new year for their license.

they did pay $85 million for the casino license and they still operate that as far as i know. but i don't know how you can lose with slot machines and 6/5 blackjack and triple zeroes on roulette wheels.

When did the triple zeros on the roulette wheel come about? From what I read books still made money on the Super Bowl. With a bulk of the money on KC and the spread or ML, they must have made it up on props. I have no idea how popular props are, my gambling buddy friends and I never played them.
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