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How to Bet on Football at Our Sportsbook

September 01, 2019

As football season approaches we want our guests to be informed on how to properly bet at our William Hill Sportsbook. Here are a few tips as told by Good luck!

The most basic way to bet on football is a straight bet on the point spread. When making a straight bet, the team the player bets must cover the point spread. This means that the favored team must win by a stipulated number of points or the underdog will receive that number of points. Wagers on the point spread are usually offered at 11 to 10 odds. This means that the bettor must “lay” $11 for every $10 he wishes to win. Because of this, when placing a point spread bet, it is customary to bet in $11 increments ($22, $55, $110, $550, etc).

The point spread on the electronic display boards and wagering sheets is always listed next to the favorite. The home team is always listed on the bottom, unless otherwise specified.

In the example, Philadelphia (-3) is favored by 3 points. Philadelphia must win the game by more than three points for the player to win his bet on Philadelphia. If the player bets Washington (+3), Washington must win the game outright or lose by two points or less for the player to win. If Philadelphia wins by exactly three points, it is considered a wagering tie or “push” for wagering purposes and all straight bets on the point spread are refunded.

The Top 10 Mountain Bike Trails in Tahoe National Forest and the Lake Tahoe Basin.

August 01, 2019

Whether local or out-of-towner, Tahoe is sure to have a trail suited for your skill level. Read below for the top 10 recommendations as told by Jenny Corso at

Tahoe Rim Trail

Don’t think, just do it. This trail is the #1 reason why so many bikers choose to visit Lake Tahoe. The views alone are absolutely breathtaking. Managed by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA), the 165-mile loop crosses six counties in both Nevada and California, taking riders on an epic journey through wildflower meadows, passing by waterfalls and stunning vistas. Broken up into several segments, not all portions of the TRT are open to mountain bikes, such as the sections that overlap with the Pacific Crest Trail and those that go through Wilderness areas. But the sections that DO allow bikes are amazing, include some technical sections and descents, and contain a good deal of climbing (so bring your legs!).

  • Football Frenzy

    Score big in September with Football Frenzy! Tis’ the season for touchdowns, finger foods and an ice-cold beer. 

  • 2X Tickets

    Guests can now earn 2X Tickets on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for our weekly drawings! This promotion must be activated at the kiosk!

  • Hot Seat

    Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (3:00 pm - 6:00 pm) one slot player will be randomly selected every 15 minutes to play our Break the Safe game at the promotional kiosks.  Every winner has a chance to win $50 - $250 Cool Credits®.

  • Best of Tahoe 2019

    We want to thank YOU for helping Lakeside take home big wins in the categories of Loosest Slots and Best Casino for the third year in a row! 

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