A Las Vegas wagering club on Friday took a wager on Floyd Mayweather that was so big, the sports book computer couldn't deal with it.
A mysterious wagerer at the South Point Casino put down a $880,000 wager on Mayweather to beat Conor McGregor in a bout that is drawing in major wagering activity in Las Vegas. The session is booked for Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.
The $880,000 wager is accepted to be the biggest wager on the battle in Las Vegas now. Mayweather was a – 550 most loved when the wagerer came on Friday evening. In the event that the undefeated Mayweather can overcome McGregor, a UFC star who is making his expert boxing debut, the wagerer would net a $160,000 benefit.
The wagerer was first revealed by Vegas Stats and Information, which conveyed a photo of the wagering slip via web-based networking media.
The first ticket demonstrated just a $120,000 benefit, rather than the right $160,000 that would originate from the bet. The misprint was caused by a lead in South Point's bookmaking framework that does not allow payouts of more noteworthy than $1 million, as per sports book chief Chris Andrews. The aggregate payout, should Mayweather win, would be $1.04 million.
The book reworked two separate wagers for $440,000 each to correct the issue.
"I'm happy we got it," Andrews said of the wagerer in an instant message to ESPN.
Different books are seeking after comparable estimated wagers on Mayweather to enable them to try and out a portion of the enormous obligation that has developed on McGregor. William Hill's Nevada sportsbook, where 95 percent of the wagers have been on the underdog, said its obligation on McGregor is as of now well finished $1 million.
For each one wager on Mayweather at MGM's sportsbook, there have been 27 on McGregor, as indicated by right-hand administrator Jeff Stoneback.