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FAA
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How many Vegas sharps wagered on Money Mayweather? The outcome was virtually a foregone conclusion. After the 2016 election, nothing is a cinch. But this was as close to it as imaginable. Any winners among you? Wish I was there over the weekend.

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I don't think it was anywhere near the crowd they expected. There were thousands of empty seats. Paid attendance was 14,000. Canelo- Chavez sold 20,000 seats a few months ago.

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I made money on Mayweather --- but it was being social, not being a sharp.My sister-in-law wanted to bet $20 on McGregor and didn't want to stand in line at a casino. I told her I'd give her $100 if McGregor won, plus her $20 back.It was "close enough" --- for small stakes --- for family --- that I wasn't concerned exactly what the line was. I felt I had the edge and she probably wasn't going to get a better price anywhere else.


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Post by FAA »

Great! Your edge is never in doubt. It's kind of your signature.

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Post by DougJ »

How many Vegas sharps wagered on Money Mayweather? The outcome was virtually a foregone conclusion. After the 2016 election, nothing is a cinch. But this was as close to it as imaginable. Any winners among you? Wish I was there over the weekend.

I'm no "sharp" and never do any sports betting, but couldn't pass this up. South Point bet. .. WIN!!

Mayweather lives in my neighborhood, he was at the M on Saturday, the day of his match, placing a bet on himself to win. M took the wager.

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I'm pretty sure M did NOT take the bet of some $400,000. We're going to be talking about that on this week's GWAE show which will posted on Thursday.


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I'm no "sharp" and never do any sports betting, but couldn't pass this up. South Point bet. .. WIN!!
Mayweather lives in my neighborhood, he was at the M on Saturday.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Wow. I would never do any sports betting either. Too risky a vice to taste. But if I in LV, I would have ponied up. Why pass it up? Heck, come in from LA! Great to have a celebrity in your midst. 50-0 is astounding. It took the perfect set of circumstances for him to surpass Marciano's record. It is what it is.



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Post by DougJ »

I'm pretty sure M did NOT take the bet of some $400,000. We're going to be talking about that on this week's GWAE show which will posted on Thursday.



You are absolutely correct . . . M did NOT take that bet. They did, however, take a "smaller" bet of about $80K from Mayweather, on him winning the fight. (If this is incorrect, I heard wrong!)

I believe the large $400K bet was him wanting to bet on a KO in 9 1/2 rounds or less (**which he would have lost).

Bob, what is this GWAE show? Don't know it.

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Post by billryan »

Fight ended in the ninth, didn't it?

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Post by BobDancer »

The fight ended one minute into the 10th round. The bet Floyd wanted was under 9.5 rounds --- which he would have won. A friend/associate was able to get $80+ down. Not Floyd.Gambling with an Edge is a weekly podcast, hosted by Richard Munchkin and myself. It's geared towards players wishing to obtain an edge gambling. Old shows are archived on bobdancer.com and gamblingwithanedge.com


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