Longtime oddsmaker Ed Salmons approved of the Raiders’ draft, which featured three receivers in their first four picks — Henry Ruggs, Lynn Bowden and Bryan Edwards.
The number of NFL draft props and amount of money wagered on them increased exponentially at Nevada sportsbooks in the fourth year they were allowed to take bets.
The Green Bay Packers were the biggest loser, in the opinion of Westgate sportsbook vice president of risk Ed Salmons and Sunset Station sportsbook director Chuck Esposito.
As of Friday afternoon, William Hill had taken 623 wagers on Mr. Irrelevant, the title bestowed each year on the last pick of the NFL draft.
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Ohio State cornerback Damon Arnette, the Raiders’ second selection at No. 19, was a heavy favorite (-550) not to be taken in the first round.
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Wagering on the NFL draft in Nevada has been dominated by sharp bettors since sportsbooks were allowed to take wagers on the event in 2017.
With the NFL draft taking center stage Thursday on an otherwise barren sports landscape, Las Vegas sportsbooks have posted a record number of props on the event.
The aftershocks of the deal that reunites Rob Gronkowski with Tom Brady reverberated at Circa Sports, where Tampa Bay’s odds to win the Super Bowl dropped from 15-1 to 11-1.