you can legally bet on the fight.
“It will be the largest handle we’ve ever taken on a fight, not just for Westgate, but for the entire state of Nevada,” Kornegay said. Nevada is the only place in the U.S.
“The number of wagers we’ve seen is just unprecedented.
While the fight is at the MGM Grand, other casinos like the Westgate are taking bets on it, too. Pacquiao, Uncle Sam is the big winner
Some bets even combine the Kentucky Derby, which is also on Saturday.
And the bets are coming in big — MGM Grand received a $500,000 wager on Manny Pacquiao Friday afternoon.
Gamblers can bet on whether the fight will end by the judges’ decision or by knockout. You can bet on whether the finishing position of American Pharoah (the favorite horse) will be higher or lower than the number of rounds in the fight.
You can bet on it. There’s a lot more action.
That’s double the amount of money ever been wagered on any previous boxing match, said Jay Rood, the VP of Race and Sports at MGM Grand, where the fight will be held. We haven’t seen this before on any fight,” said Jay Kornegay, the VP of Race and Sports Operations at the Westgate Las Vegas Casino.
More wagers are being placed on Pacquiao winning, but more money is on Mayweather.
CNNMoney (New York) First published May 1, 2015: 6:52 PM ET
. They can bet on how many rounds the fight will go, or whether either fighter will be knocked down at any point.
Prior to this, a 2013 fight between Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez in 2013 was the biggest in terms of bets, with about $25 million riding on that bout, Rood said.
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Experts expect that between $60 and $80 million worth of bets will be placed on the match in the state of Nevada by the time the fighters touch gloves Saturday night.
Casinos aren’t just taking bets as to who’ll win
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