$1 million wagers on Floyd-Conor quarrel overwhelming Vegas bookmakers

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Big bets were entrance in quick and mad in a hours heading adult to a Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight, highlighted by 4 $1 million bets done Saturday on a adored fighting champion.

Those 4 move a sum series of million-dollar bets on a hitch to six. In comparision, Las Vegas bookmakers available one for February’s Super Bowl LI.

The MGM and South Point sportsbooks any reported holding $1 million bets on Mayweather on Saturday afternoon. The Wynn sportsbook also suggested that it had taken dual million-dollar bets on Mayweather on Friday, according to executive executive Johnny Avello.

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  • The volume of income being wagered on a quarrel was overwhelming bookmakers. By late Saturday afternoon, some-more bets had been placed on only McGregor during William Hill’s Nevada sportsbooks than were placed on a New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, according to clamp boss of selling Michael Grodsky.

    Twice as many income had been gamble on Mayweather-McGregor than had been gamble on Mayweather-Manny Pacquaio during William Hill. The 2015 Mayweather-Pacquiao quarrel was a many heavily gamble fighting compare ever in Nevada, generating an estimated $60 million in handle.

    Even with a large bets on Mayweather, many sportsbooks were still confronting large guilt on a loser McGregor. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT Saturday, Caesars Palace sportsbooks wrote some-more than 1,200 bets on a fight. Ninety-two percent of those bets were on McGregor.

    The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook began a day with Mayweather during -700, though had changed a cost down to -550 by midafternoon. About 3 hours before a fight, Mayweather’s contingency had forsaken to their lowest yet, during -460. McGregor was during +355.

    Nevada sportsbooks were estimating that as many as $80 million could be gamble on a quarrel statewide, creation it a many heavily gamble fighting compare ever.

    Statewide bets in Nevada on Super Bowl LI between a Patriots and Atlanta Falcons reached $138.4 million.


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