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Vegas books halt Cowboys betting over Elliott

Vegas books halt Cowboys betting over Elliott
From ESPN - August 11, 2017

Las Vegas sportsbooks scrambled to take down various odds on the Dallas Cowboys on Friday afternoon after news broke that the NFL had suspended star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games.

Multiple sportsbooks halted betting on Dallas' Week 1 home game against the New York Giants. The Cowboys had been listed as 4.5-point favorites over the Giants at most books before the game was taken off the board.

Books also stopped accepting wagers on Dallas' season win total, which had been listed at 9.5. Book managers said they wanted to hear about any potential appeal from the Cowboys before reposting the number.

"I want to hear what [Cowboys owner] Jerry Jones has to say," said Chris Andrews, sportsbook director at the South Point Casino.

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