Posts Tagged Gambling

Celebrities: fight-watching, betting and making Vegas money

Mariah Carey is seen at her Official Welcome to Caesars Palace on Monday, April 27, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Andrew Estey/Invision/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celebrities are taking sides in the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao matchup just like everyone else. Unlike most of us, some of the stars are close friends of the fighters, can scoff at a $100,000 wager or a $10,000 ticket and will get to be center stage on the Las Vegas club scene during a weekend where watchers are willing to pony up $50,000 for a table.

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Richest fight ever is also a gold mine for Vegas bookies

Floyd Mayweather Jr. speaks with the media during a news conference Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. Mayweather will face Manny Pacquiao in a welterweight boxing match in Las Vegas on May 2. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Days before the fight, one Manny Pacquiao believer had already put $500,000 on his man in the MGM Grand sports book.

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Casino win on Las Vegas Strip pulls statewide numbers down

LAS VEGAS (AP) — March Madness could only do so much.

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