Golden Knights Stanley Cup Win Leaves Vegas Books With Worst Profits in 14 Months
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Nevada sportsbooks took a bloodbath this month after it totaled a less than 2% win percentage in June thanks to the hometown Vegas Golden Knights winning the Stanley Cup.
The Golden Knights winning it all cost Nevada sportsbooks $6.6 million on hockey in June, according to numbers revealed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board on Friday.
Sportsbooks also lost big on football, thanks to winning tickets that cashed in June thanks to parlays associated with hockey or basketball.
Nevada casinos typically win between 4 to 6% through sports each month. The 1.98% hold in June is the lowest figure since Nov. 2021, when the hold percentage dipped to just 1.5%.