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Harrah's casinos will not accept bets on the NBA Finals

Harrah's casinos will not accept bets on the NBA Finals With millions of dollars wagered at the Las Vegas sportsbooks on the NBA Finals series, this year all Harrah's casinos will turn bets on the Finals away. According to the latest reports, the sportsbooks owned by Harrah's entertainment will not accept any bets on the NBA Finals, since the Celtics qualified for the match-up. This is because Harrah's Chairman and CEO Gary Loveman owns 2.4% of the Boston Celtics, which made NBA require all Harrah's properties to stop accepting bets on the Celtics. Las Vegas sportsbooks affected are Caesars Palace, Paris Las Vegas, Bally's, Imperial Palace, Flamingo, Bill's, Harrah's and the Rio in Las Vegas, accounting to about 1/3 of all sportsbooks on the Strip. The news, although bad for some bettors in Vegas, was accepted with great excitement by the online alternative - Internet bookmakers such as BodogSports and expect to see an increase of wagers on the NBA Finals thanks to the Harrah's restriction.

 Published on 06/05/2008

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