billryan
billryan 
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September 14th, 2021 at 5:00:25 PM permalink
I was just reading that Evander Holyfield's KO loss last week won't count on his record as it was listed as an exhibition, not a fight.
Does Vegas normally allow betting on something like this? I know they allow it on pre-season games but boxing exhibitions? What's next? Wrestlemania?
unJon
unJon
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September 14th, 2021 at 5:30:57 PM permalink
Pretty sure you can bet on Wrestlemania. At least with offshore books. Donít know about Vegas.
The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; but that is the way to bet.
ThatDonGuy
ThatDonGuy
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September 14th, 2021 at 5:48:03 PM permalink
Well, there used to be a regulation that, in Nevada, you could only bet on sporting events unless you had explicit permission from the Gaming Control Board, and even then, it couldn't grant permission to bet on an election, but that doesn't exist any more. However, the regulations do say that you cannot bet on "any athletic sports event sanctioned by a governing body where the Chair has made a finding that the governing body is not effectively supervising such event or is not ensuring the integrity of such event." Whether that means that exhibitions can't have bets taken on them, I don't know, but my best guess is, if a sportsbook wanted to offer odds on the Holyfield fight, it could have.

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