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“Those are the only two bets I made,” he said

As Knights near Stanley Cup

cheap moncler coats Vosding scanned the card. At the very bottom, the expansion Golden Knights stood out as 200 to 1 long shots. He placed a $100 bet on the Lightning at 10 1 and threw another $100 down on Vegas’ new hockey team, figuring they might at least exceed such low expectations.”Those are the only two bets I made,” he said. “I didn’t really think anything of it until halfway through the season. Both teams were looking pretty good. Then they both made the playoffs.” cheap moncler coats

The Lightning turned out to be as moncler mens jackets good as advertised, finishing atop the Eastern Conference and reaching the conference finals with relative ease. But on the other side of the league, the Golden Knights have defied odds and baffled experts on a run to the Stanley Cup Final in their first season. Vosding suddenly owneda vested interest in one of the unlikeliest stories in sports history one on a collision course with his favorite team.

moncler outlet uk “I would’ve been kind of in a hard spot,” he admitted, disappointed but relieved when the Lightning lost cheap moncler in Game 7 to the Capitals. “My biggest predicament would have moncler sale been if Tampa had won. I could never root against Tampa, but that’s a big difference in payout. moncler outlet uk

“Now it’s a little easier for me to root for Vegas.”

moncler outlet The Golden Knights are cheap moncler jackets three wins away from hoisting the Stanley Cup after beating the Capitals in Monday’s Game 1. 30 at the Plaza Hotel in downtown Vegas. There are hundreds if notthousands of other tickets like it floating around, purchasedon a hunch or out of sentiment now worth life altering payouts. moncler outlet

moncler outlet store William Hill, which manages more than 100 sports books across Nevada, including at the Plaza, is carrying a moncler outlet store liability close to $2 million. Vosding’s bet is middle cheap moncler sale of the pack. William Hill will pay one bettor $50,000 for a 50 1 ticket from October, when the Golden Knights started the season winning eight of their first nine games. Another 200 to 1 bet from September carries a $40,000 payout. The list goes on, mostly for small dollar “souvenir” bets, forcing casinos to brace for heavy losses. moncler outlet store

cheap moncler jackets sale The Westgate sports book took 13 futures wagers at 500 1 odds, the longest offered anywhere, during training camp in September, before local betting interest on the Golden Knights had https://www.moncleroutlett.com piqued. NHL experts and bookmakers alike were unimpressed by the roster general manager George McPhee had assembled in the June expansion draft, thought to be lacking in enough star power to compete with the rest of the league. cheap moncler jackets sale

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cheap moncler jackets No casino is immune. moncler outlet sale Up and down the Strip moncler outlet and across the state, the story is the same. In total, Las Vegas experts estimate collective liability is somewhere between $5 million and$7 million if the Golden Knights win the Cup, thought to be the city’s biggestloss on futures betting ever. cheap moncler jackets

moncler sale outlet “It started out, OK, new team, what’re they going to win? Fifteen games? Didn’t even think about it,” said Jimmy Vaccaro, the legendary Vegas oddsmaker who now oversees the South Point sports book. He estimates a six figure liability on futures, but he explained that the losses have been pouring in all season on single game bets, too. moncler sale outlet

moncler outlet online “The locals didn’t even jump in early with betting,” he said. “Well, then they found out after 10 games they were actually pretty good. (They said), ‘Let me go make a $50 bet and then go to the moncler sale outlet hockey game.’ After like 20 games, they said, ‘Here’s a great date night. You stop at the sports book, get a ticket, go to the game, come back. Date night costs you nothing.’ moncler outlet online

“We’re feeding everybody, so then we really got entrenched. They beat us up pretty good.”

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The local fervor for the Golden Knights has also helped generate interest in betting on NHL games in general.

“The other thing it’s done and there’s no doubt about it is it’s revivedhockey” forbettors, Vaccaro said. “People a year ago didn’t buy moncler jackets know that Buffalo or Florida had a hockey team. Now they know this.”

moncler factory outlet That has led to a 30 percent hike in overall action on NHL betsyear over year, he said. moncler factory outlet

“We average losing about $25,000 a game” on the Golden Knights, he said. “It’s worth it. Everybody’s happy. What am I going to tell ya?”

cheap moncler outlet The Golden Knights’ playoff run has even boosted a secondary market for bet hedging. South Point offered a yes/no prop against the Golden Knights winning the Cup six weeks ago in an effort to reduce some of the liability. It brought in $250,000, Vaccaro said, so the sting won’t be so bad in his case. cheap moncler outlet

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And PropSwap, a third party ticket buyback website, has been cheap moncler coats allowingbettors a methodto cash in early on their Golden Knights tickets all season. It’s less than their would be winnings, but it presents a guaranteed profit.

moncler sale Hermin Soriano and his wife, Charrize Dy Soriano, told the Las Vegas Journal Reviewthat they decided to selltheir ticket, purchased at South Point for $300 at 100 1 odds in October, in exchange for $12,600 on PropSwap. They plan to use the money toward a vacation in Paris while holding on to a second, less lucrative ticket ($100 at100 1) and let it ride on the Knights winning it all. moncler sale

moncler jacket sale “Thank you, Golden Knights!” Soriano said. “We already turned $400 into $11,500, so we’re just going to roll with the $10,000.” moncler jacket sale

cheap moncler As forVosding, he said hedging never crossed his mind, despite advice from friends. The ticket Moncler Outlet has become the talk of his beer league at theIce Sports Forum in Tampa, whichalso happens to be the Lightning’s practice facility. If the Golden Knights win the Cup, he’ll use the money to pay off his truck,and as monlcer down jackets an avid cheap moncler outlet traveler, hehopesto start a blog chronicling his adventures. cheap moncler

“I’m getting a lot of people cheering for Vegas on my behalf,” he said.

moncler outlet sale He’d also like to put an offer on the table to buyLightning coach Jon Cooper and the players a round of beers “because they played a hell of a season.” moncler outlet sale.

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