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  1. #1
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    Dec 2007
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    Cary, NC

    Help out this gambling noob

    If I wanted to legally lay down some money on Duke winning it all next year, how would I go about doing that? What sites have you used that you’d recommend?

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    I'm sure you can get some pie action on this board. And the investment thread has strayed into crypto currencies, which may or may not help. Sorry, I'm guessing this is not helpful...

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    Go to Vegas. Depending on where you live, you can open an account at Fanduel, sugar hill or several others.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2007
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    Princeton, NJ
    Future bets on duke are always very unfavorably priced in Vegas because there is a lot of demand. Still can be fun, but just be aware you’re not getting a good deal.

  5. #5
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    I *think* if you place a bet in Vegas, you can get your winnings mailed to you without going out a second time. But never tried it, and would rather go back to Vegas anyway.

    If it’s not legal in your state, not sure of a legal way to do it without traveling.
    “Fútbol is life!” — Dani Rojas, Richmond Greyhounds

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    I know a guy, just sayin'
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  7. #7
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    Okay, when I say that I am a noob I really mean it so bear with me. When you say “go to Vegas” do you mean literally fly there in person? I was remembering that online betting was legalized a couple years ago. But maybe I’m wrong? I feel like the nerd who has to ask the other kids how to do drugs 8-)

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    My friends and I have used Bovada before. Worked fine for us!

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by UrinalCake View Post
    Okay, when I say that I am a noob I really mean it so bear with me. When you say “go to Vegas” do you mean literally fly there in person? I was remembering that online betting was legalized a couple years ago. But maybe I’m wrong? I feel like the nerd who has to ask the other kids how to do drugs 8-)
    Online sports betting isn’t legal in most states except fantasy leagues. (Bovada.com gets away with it somehow though.) Plenty of local bookies take sports bets - if you know a regular poker player he/she can hook you up. Otherwise you will have travel to a state with legalized sports betting. Vegas of course. But closer by (if you are in NC) Virginia has in state online sports betting, but you might have to be a resident - not sure.

  10. #10
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    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    I'm going to be in Atlantic City in about a week and plan to check out the futures... may make a wager myself
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrinalCake View Post
    Okay, when I say that I am a noob I really mean it so bear with me. When you say “go to Vegas” do you mean literally fly there in person? I was remembering that online betting was legalized a couple years ago. But maybe I’m wrong? I feel like the nerd who has to ask the other kids how to do drugs 8-)
    It looks like sports betting just started a few weeks ago at the casino in Cherokee, NC:

    http://www.theonefeather.com/2021/03...s-in-cherokee/

    A little nugget:

    The first legal bet made in the state was by a guest named Matthew Litsky, who wagered for North Carolina to beat Wisconsin in the Men’s NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately for Mr. Litsky, the Tar Heels lost by 23 the following evening.
    Not sure exactly how extensive it is, but you would need to go there physically to wager legally. (And, screw you Litsky!)
    “Fútbol is life!” — Dani Rojas, Richmond Greyhounds

  12. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    It looks like sports betting just started a few weeks ago at the casino in Cherokee, NC:

    http://www.theonefeather.com/2021/03...s-in-cherokee/

    A little nugget:



    Not sure exactly how extensive it is, but you would need to go there physically to wager legally. (And, screw you Litsky!)
    I meant to mention the Indian reservations in western NC but forgot. As OPK mentions the sports bets offered may not be real extensive. It won't be full menu like Vegas so I wouldn't just assume they have long term futures on Duke bball at this time. But a phone call would clear that up.

  13. #13
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    Albemarle, North Carolina
    Quote Originally Posted by thedukeman View Post
    My friends and I have used Bovada before. Worked fine for us!
    I use BetOnline with no issues. My friends all just use a bookie in Vegas who they text their bets in to.
    "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge" -Stephen Hawking

  14. #14
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    Dec 2007
    Location
    Cary, NC
    Appreciate all the advice! I read somewhere that the odds on Duke winning it all were something like 20:1 right now which seemed insanely high (or maybe "low"?) given the roster we have. But it sounds like the process is more complicated than I would have liked. Oh well, I'll have to feed my urge with pie bets and fake money in the degenerates pool.

  15. #15
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    Feb 2007
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    Richmond, Va
    Vegasinsider.com has Duke at 18/1
    unc is 33/1
    Zags are 9/1 faves now
    If sports wagering is legal in your state i recommend FanDuel.

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