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Vegas Sports Books Hit Hard By Ronda Rousey Loss

Underdog Holly Holm Creates Disaster For Casinos


It was a rough day for sports books in Nevada when Ronda Rousey took a kick to the head and was shortly thereafter witnessing her UFC belt handed over to Holly Holm.

There is no official word on the amount Las Vegas sports books were taken for this past weekend, but, according to reports, it was a disaster. Most of the action was on Holm.

According to a report from USA Today, the consensus line: $900 on Rousey to win $100, while a $100 bet on Holm would win $600. And the odds were much worse for Holm the further back you go from the fight. She was once 14-1 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

It reportedly was the most heavily bet Ronda Rousey fight to date.

Still, some bet on Rousey. It was terrible for at least one gambler.

According to ESPN, Las Vegas actually sees Rousey, now 12-1 in her professional fighting career, as the favorite in a rematch versus Holm. Rousey took to social media Sunday to say she’ll be taking “a little bit of time” off, but she is planning a return to the octagon.

Nevada sports books saw $3.9 billion in wagers in all of 2014, winning $227 million. Both totals were all-time highs for the Silver State. Through the end of August, Nevada sports books have seen the amount wagered increase by 14.6 percent compared to the same period last year.

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