A Las Vegas on line casino on Friday took a bet on Floyd Mayweather so massive that the sportsbook personal computer process couldn’t deal with it.
An nameless bettor at the South Point Casino positioned an $880,000 bet on Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor in a hyped boxing match that is attracting important betting action in Las Vegas. The bout is scheduled for Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.
The $880,000 bet is considered to be the largest positioned on the struggle in Las Vegas at this issue. Mayweather was a -550 beloved when the bet arrived in Friday afternoon. If the undefeated Mayweather is able to finest McGregor, who is creating his qualified boxing job, the bettor would net a $a hundred and sixty,000 financial gain.
The bet was initially described by Vegas Stats & Information and facts, which sent out a photograph of the betting slip on social media.
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The first ticket showed only a $one hundred twenty,000 financial gain, as a substitute of the appropriate $a hundred and sixty,000 that would occur from the wager. The misprint was induced by a rule in South Point’s bookmaking process that does not permit payouts of bigger than $1 million, according to sportsbook director Chris Andrews. The overall payout, should really Mayweather prevail, would be $1.04 million.
The guide rewrote two separate bets for $440,000 each to rectify the situation.
“I’m glad we bought it,” Andrews said of the bet in a textual content message to ESPN.
Other books are hoping for some very similar sized bets on Mayweather to enable them even out some of the significant legal responsibility that is developed up on McGregor. William Hill’s Nevada sportsbook, the place ninety five p.c of the bets have been on the underdog, said its legal responsibility on McGregor is already very well around $1 million.
For each individual a single bet on Mayweather at MGM’s sportsbook, there have been 27 on McGregor, according to assistant manager Jeff Stoneback.