Decks are now being used in these sportsbooks. The device is hand held, and it allows gamblers the freedom to walk around the sportsbook and make wagers as they wish. They first give money at the window, then they are given a machine with their wagering amount in credits.
The machines allow more than just the single game wager. Gamblers may now choose to bet on plays within the game. Whether a player makes or misses a field goal, or whether a team converts on third down are just some of the options that are available now to be wagered on. For the sportsbooks, it is a dream come true.
"Proposition bets have become big in the Super Bowl, and sportsbooks have been seeking a way to offer these types of wagers throughout the year,' said Gaming Analyst Brad Dawkins, "With the eDecks technology, sportsbooks can now offer much more to gamblers."
Sports gambling in Las Vegas has decreased in recent years thanks to the Internet. Many gamblers have set up offshore accounts where they can place their sports wagers directly from their computers. Since Internet gambling has taken over, the sportsbooks have been searching for ways to increase gambling revenue.
In addition to the eDecks machine, which needs to be rented, the gambler now also can place their bets at kiosks with touch screen technology. It keeps gamblers from having to wait in line to place their bets.
"I have used the (eDecks) machines on several occasions and they are much easier than having to go to the window every time I want to make a bet," said Frank Lenge, "I won't ever go back to the old way now that I have this option."