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Paddy Power could be paying out big for McGregor

2017-08-24 13:36:46

The fight this coming weekend between Floyd Mayweather Jr, an undefeated veteran boxer and Conor McGregor, Irish UFC star, has been a buzzing topic for sports fans and the media alike. Another place where the bout has made huge impact is in the bookies shops, most notably in Ireland. And so, the biggest chain of bookmakers in Ireland has received a hell of a lot of custom off the back of it.

While that added custom may seem at first like a great thing the thing one must remember about sports betting is that nothing is a certainty. You see, in Ireland, the homeland of McGregor pretty much every fan is putting some sort of bet down for their man to beat the American legend. So that means that if he does manage to pull out a win then Paddy Power will be bound to their stakes and have to pay out every single one of those fans. And that's a lot of money.

The exact figure is not quite known yet, and won't be until after the payouts happen but if they do then Paddy Power could see themselves paying a huge eight figure sum to punters.

The fight between Floyd 'Money’ Mayweather Jr and ‘Mystic Mac’ is set to take place at the T-Arena in Las Vegas this coming Saturday. And with 80 per cent of all Irish bets placed on a sensational Conor win Paddy Power will no doubt be watching along with white knuckles.