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Benjamin Eckstein’s Deep Discounts

LAS VEGAS — Gotta start your day with a little Marshawn Lynch in Vegas, baabbbeee!

Lynch was found on the side of the road, apparently sleeping in a Shelby GT500 coupe, with the driver-side front wheel completely gone and the front passenger rim and tire almost off. According to an arrest report, Marshawn reportedly told Las Vegas police that he “was not drinking and does not do drugs.” He also told officers that he “STOLE THE VEHICLE”! And he was wearing only one shoe.

Lynch was cited for driving under the influence, a failure to refuse/surrender, a failure to drive in a travel lane and for driving a vehicle that was not registered. His bail was set at $3,381. But I’m guessing there were plenty of Skittles!

After springing for airfare to get to Vegas, a hotel room with all the RIDICULOUS add-on taxes, miscellaneous resort fees and something to eat, you’re looking to get out and save a few bucks, right?

Got you.

You like karaoke? You like a good deal?

“Don’t Tell Mama” offers an open mic night, singing bartenders and it’s WAY cheaper than anything on the Strip. “Don’t Tell” is a live piano bar on Fremont Street located at Neonopolis. The only cost for entry is the price for your drink. So save a few bucks and get your SING on!

Another way to save a few bucks to spend at the tables is scouring the deals that locals get and you can do that at the Las Vegas Advisor. Publisher Anthony Curtis’ LVA website has more information than the famous library at Luxor. The one in EGYPT, not the one on the Strip!

You wanna grab a complete steak dinner, head over to the Ellis Island casino. Play the slots for $5 and you dine for $9.99. If you don’t wanna play, the steak will cost you $12.99. A LITTLE more reasonable than a Strip joint where you can’t even get an appetizer for under 20 bones. And WWWAAAYYY more reasonable than an $88 garlic crusted prime rib or a $66 New York strip steak. Stay with me and we’ll save you GOBS of cash!

Our friends at Sportsbook just released odds on who would come out on top in a boxing match between Dejounte Murray and Paolo Banchero. The Sportsbook number is Murray -220 vs Banchero +155. If you were on vacay or didn’t see the dustup, Dejounte and Paolo had a little beef in an exhibition game at the Zeke-End pro-am basketball tournament.

Murray and Banchero are both from Seattle, and when Dejounte tossed the ball off of the backboard to himself and threw down a WICKED jam, things started to get testy. Murray said, “That’s who they came to see? It’s a man’s league, he a little boy.” They took the beef to Instagram and naturally, everyone needed odds on a possible boxing match. Paolo is around six-foot-10 and tips the scales in the 250-pound neighborhood, while Dejounte is around 6-4 and just a long drink of water at approximately 180 pounds. We’ll take Murray’s speed over Banchero’s power, and buy some Dejounte in this spot.

Benjamin Eckstein is a nationally syndicated sportswriter/oddsmaker. His column, America’s Line, with the Ecks & Bacon appetizer, has run in the New York Daily News and over 100 other papers since 1988. You can follow him online at He is beloved by most, when he picks Sportsbooks, and detested by others, when he picks the occasional loser. If you wanna piece of Eck, hit his email... [email protected].