It figures that fantasy football was just too big a deal for Las Vegas not to get involved.

Station casinos -- a chain of so-called local casinos that has gone upscale over the last few years with Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock casinos -- announced that for this football season it will offer its own version of fantasy football at its sports books.

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Now, the broad concept isn't completely novel. The Hard Rock Casino incorporated some fantasy elements into its sports wagering a few of years ago and so-called proposition bets, where gamblers wager on an individual player's performance (especially in the Super Bowl), have been around for years.

But this does seem to be the closest blend of fantasy sports and sports wagering. In the Station version, bettors won't be a league per se but will be able to bet the over-under on a player's projected fantasy league number for that week. A player gets six points for a touchdown, one point for every 30 passing yards and one point for every 10 passing or receiving yards. Station will set the players' fantasy lines and offer wagers on 24 players each week -- eight quarterbacks, eight running backs and eight receivers. The players can change week to week. Examples for the opening week are Eagles QB Donovan McNabb, 16, and Cowboys WR Terrell Owens, 14.

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