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On Friday, an anonymous bettor in Las Vegas placed an $ 880,000 wager on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to defeat Conor McGregor when they duke it out Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena.
According to ESPN.com’s David Purdum, the bet “is believed to be the largest placed on the fight in Las Vegas at this point.”
The slip, which Vegas Stats & Information’s Mitch Moss posted on Twitter, shows the bettor took Mayweather at minus-550:
Mitch Moss @MitchMossRadio
Whoa! The money is starting to come in on @FloydMayweather at the @southpointlv. Biggest bet in Vegas yet? @VSiNLive https://t.co/Kw4VGDOQPe
Purdum noted that while the slip says there’s a payout of $ 120,000, the actual winnings would total $ 160,000. That’s because South Point Casino’s computer system doesn’t print slips with payouts over $ 1 million.
As a workaround, South Point reportedly decided to print up a pair of $ 440,000 slips for the anonymous bettor.
As of Friday, Mayweather remained a minus-550 favorite with McGregor penciled in as a plus-375 underdog.
Those numbers represent a significant shift from the opening odds in November that had Mayweather listed at minus-2250 and McGregor at plus-950.
Odds courtesy of Odds Shark.