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Baton Rouge expert explains sports betting terms ahead of Super Bowl weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Baton Rouge is expecting several visitors for Mardi Gras and Super Bowl weekend. A number of parades will be rolling and casinos across the Capital Area will be seeing even more money rolling in for sports bets.

This comes as the Louisiana Gaming Control Board’s latest report from Baton Rouge casino revenue has been up. The Queen Baton Rouge, was the only casino to see an increase in revenue from October to November and continued to increase numbers with almost a 7% bump in December.

“Our numbers still remain strong,” said Matthew Shehadi, The Queen’s General Manager. “The first week of February has been fantastic, so we’re excited about what the rest of the year will bring for us.”

He anticipates a packed house for Super Bowl weekend and said guests can expect an array of food and beverage deals.

Charles or “Cliff” Merchant, The DraftKings Sports Book Manager at the Queen Baton Rouge said they had 577 bets on the day of the Super Bowl last year but expects that number to climb to 1,000. As sports betting gains more attention across the state, he said more people are coming to him wanting to learn sports betting terminology.

Some of the popular terms include:

Moneyline: the most straightforward type of wager in sports betting. It’s a bet on which team or player will win the game, regardless of the final margin. Moneyline bets keep it simple: if you place a straight bet on the winning side, you’ll cash your ticket.

Prop bet: a type of side wager on parts of a game or event that may have nothing to do with the final outcome. This includes the coin toss, the length of the National Anthem, and the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach.

Same game parlay: betting on multiple outcomes from a single game or contest. When bets are combined into a parlay, the wager wins if all of the “legs” are successful. If any of the legs lose, the entire parlay is a loss.

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