Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight drives record betting month

Nevada sportsbooks won $33.9 million in August, an all-time high for the month that was bolstered by the Floyd Mayweather- Conor McGregor fight.

Nevada Gaming Control officials estimate that $65 million was wagered on Mayweather-McGregor, making it the most heavily bet boxing match in the state’s history. The sportsbooks kept roughly $15 million of the money bet when Mayweather defeated McGregor by technical knockout in the 10th round.

Mayweather’s bout with Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 had been the most heavily bet fight, generating an estimated $50 million in betting handle in Nevada, according to gaming control. Mayweather-McGregor easily surpassed that amount and also drew record-setting betting in the United Kingdom.

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