Tag: McGregor

Mayweather saves bookmakers a “bloody nose”

BBi - Mayweather
Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather saved bookmakers from the biggest payout in betting history, by cooly defeating the heavily-backed underdog, Conor McGregor.   At least £250m was bet on the fight through UK-listed bookmakers alone - according to affiliate website Bet-Bonuscode - making it the most bet on event outside of the Grand National. In Nevada too, the legal sportsbook handle came second only...

NYX confirms record bets for Mayweather-McGregor

NYX Gaming Group handled record numbers of boxing bets and stakes via its OpenBet platform leading up to and during the Mayweather-McGregor fight on 26 August.   The record yielded an increase of 530 percent in total stakes and 375 percent in total number of bets over the previous record betting fight between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Eighty-five percent of...

Potential knockdown for Paddy Power after paying out on Mayweather early

Betting Business, Paddy Power Betfair, H1 growth Jackson
Forever bringing controversy to the world of betting with their early payouts and odd offerings on unorthodox events, Paddy Power has now decided to reward Floyd Mayweather backers three days before he takes on Conor McGregor. Paying out £250,000 yesterday morning (26 August) to Money Mayweather’s devout, an image posted on Twitter by the Irish bookmaker said: “We’ve payed out...

UK bookmakers see boxing betting record broken

The hugely anticipated Mayweather McGregor fight that takes place on 26 August has reportedly smashed the record for amount wagered on a fight says Betfair. The gambling company’s exchange market details that £20m has been bet alone through them already beating the previous total boxing betting record of £8.9m that was set when Mayweather clashed with Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Betfair...