Ready or not, Rio, the 2016 Olympic games are right around the corner. In February of 2015, the Nevada Gaming Commission approved wagering on the Olympics in Las Vegas. The 2016 games in Rio will be the first ones where Vegas sportsbooks will be taking bets. William Hill released odds on 41 events. Here’s a sample of some of the highlights…

Track and Field – Women’s 100 Meter Gold Medalist
9161 – SHELLY-ANN FRASER PRYCE (EVEN)
9162 – DAFNE SCHIPPERS (2/1)
9163 – TORI BOWIE (5/1)
9164 – ELAINE THOMPSON (6/1)
9165 – FIELD (8/1)

Track and Field – Men’s 4×100 Meter Relay Gold Medalist
9121 – JAMAICA (-250)
9122 – UNITED STATES (2/1)
9123 – GREAT BRITAIN (25/1)
9124 – CANADA (30/1)
9125 – FIELD (13/2)

Track and Field – Will Usain Bolt win the Men’s 100 Meter?
9903 – YES (-190)
9904 – NO (+170)

Basketball – Will the USA Men’s Team win the Gold?
9905 – YES (-600)
9906 – NO (9/2)

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Jay Richards

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