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Las Vegas Sports Betting Tips & 2019 Sports Predictions

Among the rows and rows of chairs, you’ll notice avid sports lovers studying the spread and analyzing brackets. We’re smack-dab in the middle of football, NBA, and hockey season – so while you’re watching each game closely, it’s the perfect time to start making your sports predictions for how the seasons will end.  

Making your sports betting predictions takes time, research, and a thorough know-how on the sports betting scene works. Your first instinct might be to bet with your heart or put all your money on your favorite team, but that’s a risky move and could end up costing you a hefty sum come the Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, or the NBA Finals. The best way to go is to bet with your brain, no matter how loyal you are to your favorite team.

To review, here are some basic things to remember when placing your bets and making your predictions:

Las Vegas Sports Betting Tips: The Basics

Point Spread: The point spread represents the margin of points in which the favored team must win by to cover the spread. You’re wagering on a team winning or losing by a certain number of points set by the sports book.

Money Line: The money line is a bet on the odds of a team winning the game as opposed to a point spread that is based on the scoring outcome. A money line is a simple wager on which team will win.

Parlay: A parlay is a single bet that links two or more wagers. To win the bet, the player must win all the wagers in the parlay. Parlays are very popular because you can take a wager as small as $2 or $5 and turn it into hundreds and thousands of dollars.

Sports Betting Slip with Game Predictions and Results

Futures: As the name implies, a futures bet is a wager placed on an event further into the future. For a futures bet, you may be wagering on who will go to the Super Bowl next year.

Propositions (Prop Bet): Prop bets are fun to wager on, especially if you’re not as experienced with sports betting. These are bets like “who will be the first to start a brawl on the ice” or “which team will score the first touchdown”. Prop bets are just added wagers to keep the games entertaining.

Total (Over/Under): You’re betting on whether the total points, runs, or goals scored by both teams is over or under the total provided by the sports book.

It’s helpful to pick up the daily sheets at any sportsbook to find out their wagering options. On each sheet, you’ll find numbers associated with the different teams or players that correlate with what is shown on the digital display board. Using the sheets are a great way to understand what is available for sports betting that day along with favorites and underdogs.

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Sports Betting Predictions for 2019

With an NFL season full of injuries and surprise losses, it’s still up in the air on who will make it all the way to the 53rd Super Bowl. For now, it’s safe to say the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles have a fighting chance this season. The Chargers are also a possibility with having a lot of easy home games coming their way and being the second-best scoring defense in the league right now. However, the golden child of the NFL, the New England Patriots, are yet again the top choice for betters, predicting they will be the team holding the Lombardi Trophy in February.

As far as the NHL goes, there are no predictions for last season’s winners, the Washington Capitals, to win the Stanley Cup this year, nor Sin City’s heroes, the Vegas Golden Knights. This season, the Nashville Predators are sucking up the majority of the predictions with their strong line of defense and well-balanced roster. The Winnipeg Jets and the Pittsburgh Penguins are possible contenders, as well.

The “New England Patriots” of the NBA, the Golden Gate Warriors, are predicted to rule the hardwoods yet again this season. The Warriors are an unstoppable force with a highly talented team and dire competitiveness, and wagering against their championship not recommended. The only team who might actually give them a run for their money this season is the Boston Celtics, being the best team in the Eastern Conference at the moment.

Every year, thousands of sports enthusiasts flock to Las Vegas to place their sports bets and closely watch their teams with dollar signs in their eyes. Will this be the year your predictions pay off or will you be spending your offseason studying the spread lines?

Jackpot winner at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino.

Making a Millionaire! Our Most Recent Jackpot Winner

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It was an unassuming June morning just like any other at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. The sun was just beginning to shine its bright rays in the Nevada sky and heat up the asphalt of Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Many visitors who had traveled from far and wide slept soundly and dreamt of unforgettable nights on their Vegas vacation. Early risers were already up and ready for the hustle and bustle of the day ahead. Little did one of them know that she was about to make history and become the Jackpot winner at the Golden Gate Hotel & Casino. Maybe her sweatshirt from the D, our sister property, was a good luck charm!

It only takes one lucky player to change everything and become a millionaire. Stepping up to the Million Degrees game at Golden Gate Hotel & Casino, patron and Wisconsin-native Rhonda could not have predicted what was about to happen to her that early morning. On June 5th, 2018 at precisely 6:31 am, Rhonda’s life would be changed forever. In an attempt to win a car while playing the Million Degrees game, Rhonda was overcome with excitement when she realized she had won much more than a car- $1,453,640.47 to be exact.

An accomplished member of the Solo online community of Vegas aficionados, Rhonda has over 35,000 Solo points, and her new title of ‘Jackpot Winner’ may not come as a surprise to any of those who have already witnessed her posts announcing this historical Jackpot win.

Rhonda, or should we say the newest member of Golden Gate royalty, spent the rest of her stay in Downtown Las Vegas celebrating her big Jackpot win in the Penthouse suite of Golden Gate where she belonged. Our team sent Rhonda home, after what is safe to say a trip to Las Vegas she will never forget, with a framed photo of our celebration that followed her big win, as well as a photo of the nine spots on the Million Degrees machine that turned her into a millionaire.

Congrats on the big win! Will you be our next jackpot winner? Take a spin to find out.

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The Best Ways to Utilize Your Bitcoin in Vegas


We watched as actual cash became obsolete with the rise of credit and debit cards, and today we have a new currency on our hands – bitcoin. Bitcoin is the leading cryptocurrency and is rising in both value and popularity. In Las Vegas, bitcoin can even be used to book hotel rooms, eat out, and more! Highlighted here are venues all across Vegas that accept bitcoin and the best ways to utilize this new type of currency.

What is Bitcoin?

Before we dive into how to use bitcoin for your weekend in Vegas, let’s talk briefly about what bitcoin is! Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, meaning that it is bought, traded, and sold using cryptography to secure transactions. Bitcoin was the first decentralized digital currency, and there are now other competitors (like Ethereum) that operate under similar principles. Bitcoin is bought, sold, and traded through digital wallets.

Who Accepts Bitcoin in Las Vegas?

Every year we see more establishments accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. But, The D and Golden Gate were the first ones in the area to accept the cryptocurrency. Because of this, we are ahead of the trend and can accept bitcoin for dining, hotel reservations, our gift shops, and at the front desk.

Bitcoin purchases at our hotels are processed through BitPay, a service that streamlines transactions on mobile devices. Our cashiers are equipped with BitPay so you can easily pay for services using your mobile wallets. In response to guests’ increasing interest in using Bitcoin in Las Vegas, our co owner and CEO, Derek Stevens, said “I’m proud that the D and Golden Gate will be the first casino properties to accept Bitcoin. We’re located in the growing high-tech sector of Downtown Las Vegas, and like all things Downtown, we’re quickly adaptive to new technology.” The one exception is at the casinos, where only US currency is accepted for all gambling.

In addition to The D and Golden Gate, the following locations in Las Vegas also accept bitcoin:

The Legends Room Gentleman’s Club

Rocket Fizz (has a bitcoin ATM)

Ketchup Burger Bar (has a bitcoin ATM)

Bitcoin is still in its infancy in Las Vegas, and The D and Golden Gate remain on the cutting edge of this technology.

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How to Use Bitcoin in Las Vegas

So, how exactly do you convert a cryptocurrency into real money you can use in Vegas? The easiest and most accessible way is to use a Bitcoin ATM. These ATMs work by connecting your bitcoin account and turning bitcoins into cash. Or, you could shop at places that use a bitcoin transaction software like BitPay. Check out this list of Las Vegas bitcoin ATMs to locate one near where you are staying. Las Vegas has ATMs both on and off the Strip.

We live in a day and age where you can use bitcoin to enjoy yourself in Vegas. Enjoy a famous chili dog at American Coney Island or a fine steak meal at Andiamo Steakhouse without even having to take out your wallet!