Vegas World Cup Odds

It’s early yet, but the sports book at The Palazzo (the newest Vegas luxury hotel is Venetian adjacent, has a Lamborghini dealership and a hip, comfy sports book) is offering odds on the World Cup.

The field is 100-1, but Brazil is the 5-1 favorite, England is 8-1, Croatia 45-1, Mexico 65-1 the U.S. 70-1 and Japan 200-1. Scotland is 300-1 (even Israel is lower at 200-1).

While the temptation to escape the 90-plus degree heat and watch the Manchester United-Arsenal UEFA Champions League Cup semifinal inside is great, Zion National Park beckons.

So we bid adieu to the inexpensive Triple 7 Brewpub, (the Blackchip porter is excellent) at Main Street Station, the impressive Hardway IPA at the branch of the Chicago Brewing Co.,. at the Four Queens (home to friendly craps tables) and head to Utah.

I’ll rejoin you Wednesday from surburban Sandy to watch the Galaxy play Real Salt Lake.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at Cheers!