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Sports Betting: Nevada To Allow Bets On NFL Draft

Regulators Hope Move Will Generate New Business For Books

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Nevada gaming regulators have announced that for the first time ever gamblers can place wagers on the upcoming NFL draft.

The decision was made on April 6, regulators said. All licensed sports books are eligible, if they choose to do so. Bets must be accepted prior to the close of business on April 26.

NFL.com will be the official source of the results.

“The setting of odds is at the discretion of the book; rules governing these wagers shall be made available to the public,” the Gaming Control Board said.

The state’s move comes just weeks after NFL owners voted to allow the Oakland Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas. The team could play its first game in Sin City in 2019.

Here’s a look at what the books can take action on.

2017 National Football League Draft:

  • The number of players drafted from a particular college in round one.
  • The number of players drafted from a particular college in the entire draft.
  • More players drafted from conference X than conference Y in round one.
  • More players drafted from conference X than conference Y in the entire draft.
  • More players drafted from college X than college Y in round one.
  • More players drafted from college X than college Y in the entire draft.
  • More offensive players than defensive players drafted in the first round.
  • Over/Under of the draft position for the first placekicker taken.
  • Conference X will have the most players drafted in the first round.
  • Conference X will have the most players drafted.
  • College X will have the most players drafted in the first round.
  • College X will have the most players drafted.
  • Total number of quarterbacks drafted in first round.
  • Over/Under on the number of quarterbacks drafted in round 1.
  • Over/Under on the number of running backs drafted in round 1.
  • Over/Under on the number of wide receivers drafted in round 1.
  • Over/Under on the number of players from conference X drafted in round 1.
 
 
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