NY Times: Meet the Super Bowl ‘Wizards of Odds’

by | 01.28.2014 | 11:42am
Johnny Avello runs the sports book at Wynn Las Vegas

The sharp horse racing bettor looks forward to big events like the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup because of the pools and the public money that pours into them.

Elsewhere in the gambling world, there's no bigger event than the Super Bowl, and in the same way, professional bettors look to take advantage of all the action, while the Las Vegas bookmakers must be in top form to make sure they come out ahead in the end.

The New York Times' Joe Drape and Matthew Orr give a behind-the-scenes look at the Vegas “cat-and-mouse game” in the days leading up to the Super Bowl, and we meet the characters who make it all happen (see the video below).

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