The big money continued rolling in before fight time at this city’s sports books, with several million-dollar stakes on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to conquer Conor McGregor.
Bookies had confronted taking a significant loss because McGregor tickets outnumbered Mayweather tickets up to 18-1 at some books. But the huge bets began coming in Thursday on Mayweather and in the William Hill series of sports books 74 percent of the cash on straight bets was on Mayweather.
There were a couple of million-dollar stakes on Mayweather, with three coming in only hours before the battle. The biggest reported wager on McGregor is $100,000.
Bookmakers say they will post a large reduction should McGregor beat Mayweather, particularly if he stops him premature. If Mayweather wins, however, it’ll be a huge score from the sports books.
Mayweather was minus 600 at William Hill, down from 11-1 when the struggle was declared.
The fight is shaping up to be the largest bet fight ever, breaking the mark of about $50 million set in Mayweather’s win over Manny Pacquiao in 2015.