Pittsburgh casino offers legal sports betting for March Madness

More Than 8 Billion Dollars Will Be Wagered On The N-c-a-a College Basketball Tournament. Over Half Of It Is Completelly Legal. First News Reporter Amanda Smith Went To Pittsburgh Where People Placed Those Bets For The First Time. Amanda Smith Wkbn: “College Basketball Fever Is In Full Effect. And Here In Pennsylvania, There’s An Extra Reason To Be Excited.”

This Is The First Year People Can Legally Bet On The Tournament In Many States, Including Pennsylvania. Jimmy Vaccarro, Book Maker: “If You Would Have Asked Me 43 Years Ago Would We Be Here Like This I Wouldnt Have Had An Answer For You. Remember Back Then The Gambling Thing Was More Of A Niche Crowd.

But Now As You Can See Mainstream America Is Involved.” Vaccaro Worked In Vegas Casinos For More Than 4 Decades. And He Says Now, More Than Ever, Casino Workers Are Ready To Help First Time Betters.

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Jimmy Vaccarro, Book Maker: “It’s Like Anthing Else It Looks Daunting When You Take A Step Back And Walk In For The First Time.” For Some Betting Fans… March Madness Is An Annual Event They Won’t Miss. Kelly Barber, Beaver County Pa., Betting Fan: “I Take These Two Days Off Regardless If I’m At Home, At A Bar, I’ve Been To Las Vegas A Few Times.

So Yea I Love It.” She Says She’s Glad The Casino Is Less Than An Hour From Her Home. … And She’s Glad For The Friendy Staff.

It’s Been A Few Years Since She Could Place A Bet. Kelly Barber, Beaver County Pa., Betting Fan: “We’re Going To Go Ask. I Haven’t Bet On Games In A Long Time. So I Kind Of Forget How To Do It.

But I Just Put A Few Dollars Down And See Who Wins.” Women Like Barber Are Growing Market For Sports Books. Jimmy Vaccarro, Book Maker: “Each Year It’s A Little Bit More Participation With Women.

That’s A Big Deal. It Doesn’t Sound Like Much But Each And Every Year Its A Little Bit More.” Vaccarro Says He Hopes Everyone Is Comfortable In The New Sports Betting Venue.

And He Hopes They Realize They Don’t Have To Travel To Las Vegas To Place Bets. Amanda Smith Wkbn: “The People I Talked To Today Say They’re Glad This Service Is Here In Pittsburgh… And They’ll Be Making Bets For Years To Come. At The Rivers Casino Amanda Smith 27 First News.”

Tomorrow At Noon — Tournament Play Comes To Columbus. The Iowa Hawkeyes Play The Cincinnati Bearcats In The First Game.