Friday, September 11, 2015

Mayweather and Rousey putting Vegas to sleep

Mayweather, Rousey not a big deal in Las Vegas this time around.
LAS VEGAS – I'm often asked by casual sports fans and bettors about the impact a huge fight has in Las Vegas. After over 20 years in the bookmaking business, I can say this: there is nothing like it. Whether it's a marquee event in either boxing or MMA, the town is packed and the casinos are abuzz.

Back in the early 2000s, any fight featuring Oscar De la Hoya was a big event. Since then, only two names in boxing move the needle – Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Ronda Rousey, the UFC's new megastar, has the same sort of appeal.

But the buzz these fighters create doesn't necessarily translate to big money at the betting windows.

The hefty odds attached to Mayweather make it unrealistic for the average bettor to make a wager on him. Most casual gamblers decide go the other way by backing the big underdog and hoping for a miracle.

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