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Conor McGregor has dominated Floyd Mayweather Jr. at Las Vegas sports books in terms of ticket count, garnering more than 90 percent of the wagers on their Aug. 26 megafight.
However, when it comes to money, Mayweather is starting to fight back.
The CG Technology sports book took a six-figure bet — its largest on the fight to date — on Mayweather at minus-550 over the weekend and the Westgate sports book has taken two six-figure wagers on Mayweather over the last 10 days.
“That really balances things out,” Westgate sports book director Jay Kornegay said. “The Mayweather money showed up a little earlier than we thought it would. I think it got all the way down to (minus-)625 when they started laying Mayweather money. I thought it was going to drop lower and it still might.”
Wiseguys jumped on Mayweather at Boyd Gaming when the price dropped to minus-650 and minus-600 but haven’t bet more at minus-550, according to sports book director Bob Scucci.
“They know the line’s going to keep going down so you might as well wait and lay five dollars (minus-500) closer to fight night,” he said.
At CG Technology, 93 percent of the tickets are on McGregor and 75 percent of the money is on Mayweather.
“However, we still need Mayweather pretty big because all the McGregor action was at 4-1 or higher,” Simbal said.
Caesars Palace and William Hill sports books need Mayweather even more. McGregor leads the ticket count by a 25-1 margin at Caesars, where 90 percent of the money is on the Irishman.
It’s a similar situation at William Hill, which took three $50,000 wagers on McGregor on July 24. McGregor represents a liability of substantially more than $1 million dollars to William Hill and an upset by the UFC star could result in the book’s largest payout ever in Nevada.
Giving them their props
In keeping with a fight expected to produce the largest handle in boxing history, the books have posted a plethora of props on it. The most popular prop at the Westgate has been “Will McGregor win in rounds 1-4?” Yes is the 8-1 underdog and has accounted for 95 of 96 tickets.
Other popular props have been on McGregor to win by knockout (11-2) and on Mayweather to win by disqualification (6-1).
“Most casual fans think McGregor’s going to get frustrated and do something in the ring to get himself disqualified,” Scucci said. “I could see it happening by accident, by instinct. I can certainly see him getting frustrated.”
SuperContest sign-ups
Sign-ups for the Westgate SuperContest are on pace to surpass the 2,071 entries needed to produce the first $1 million winner of the nation’s most prestigious NFL handicapping contest.
“Right out of the gate, it just took off and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down at all,” Kornegay said.
There has been a record amount of SuperContest entries every year since 2010, when there were 345 entries and a $207,000 grand prize. Local Starbucks barista Damon Graham topped a field of 1,854 entries last year to win more than $900,000. He finished 54-28-3 (65.8 percent) against the spread.
Westgate-VSiN partnership
VSiN host Brent Musburger was the first entrant in the SuperContest and the South Point-based satellite radio channel has formed a partnership with the Westgate sports book. During the season, VSiN will announce the SuperContest standings on Tuesday, the lines on Wednesday and the consensus picks on Saturday.
NFL preseason king
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is 12-1 straight-up and 11-2 ATS in three seasons with Minnesota, which is a 1½-point road favorite over the Buffalo Bills in Thursday’s preseason opener for both teams.
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Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0354. Follow @tdewey33 on Twitter.
Updated odds and props for McGregor-Mayweather megafight

60 000 for President’s homecoming rally • Zanu-PF proves mobilisation prowess • Crowds corroborate Afrobarometer findings

Part of the 60 000-strong crowd that packed Chinhoyi University of Technology grounds for the President’s Youth Interface Rally on Saturday
Part of the 60 000-strong crowd that packed Chinhoyi University of Technology grounds for the President’s Youth Interface Rally on Saturday
Farirai Machivenyika and Walter Nyamukondiwaongoing Presidential Youth Interface rallies have confirmed Zanu-PF’s immense popularity in addition to strengthening intra-party unity, the ruling party’s secretary for Youth Affairs Cde Kudzanayi Chipanga has said.
President Mugabe is halfway through countrywide Youth Interface Rallies organised by the Zanu-PF Youth League and has so far addressed five highly-subscribed rallies in Mashonaland East, Manicaland, Masvingo, Matabeleland North and Mashonaland West provinces, and is set to take the show to Matabeleland South on a date to be announced
And the crowds have been growing incrementally with Mashonaland West, President Mugabe’s home province, packing an estimated 60 000 party supporters in Chinhoyi University of Technology Sports Grounds.
The crowds, analysts said, corroborate findings by respected think-tank Afrobarometer, assessments by respected academics Professor Stephen Chan and Julia Gallagher, former MDC-T top honcho Dr Toendepi Shonhe, University of Zimbabwe political scientist professor Eldred Masunungure, trade unionist Raymond Majongwe, to mention just a few, that Zanu-PF is headed for a resounding victory over the out-of-sorts opposition in next year’s harmonised elections.
Speaking in the wake of the hugely subscribed interface meeting in Chinhoyi on Saturday, Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial youth chairman Cde Tawanda Rupiya put the turnout at between 60 000 and 65 000, with Cde Chipanga saying the crowd had shown that President Mugabe was the only game in town.
“As the youths, we are happy with the attendances we have so far, especially among the young people,” he said.
“This has shown that Zanu-PF remains a strong party and very popular among people because of its policies.
“This shows that next year’s elections are foregone, as Zanu-PF has shown its strong support among the grassroots. We have benefited a lot from the President’s wise counsel, especially on promoting unity and remaining loyal to the party. The President has spoken against factionalism and we stand resolutely behind him on that.”
Cde Chipanga said the presence of the First Lady, Dr Amai Grace Mugabe at the rallies had also invigorated the youths.
“As children of the party, we are also grateful that the First Lady is accompanying the President and also offering advice to us as youths,” he said. “As the mother of the party and the nation, she is very dear to us and we always find strong support from her in all our activities.
“This has shown that the Zanu-PF Youth League and Women’s League are one and cannot be separated. As we say pana Amai ndopane mwana.”
Cde Chipanga urged youths in the provinces yet to be visited by the President to come out in their numbers when their time comes.
“Going forward, we urge youths in the remaining provinces to come out in their numbers to come and meet the President,” he said. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with him and no one should be left behind.
“The President has shown that he has the future of the country in his heart by meeting with the youths. He has created a number of policies that benefit young people and we are very grateful that he still gives us space to air our concerns on various issues that affect us as young people.”
Cde Chipanga urged people supporting opposition parties to return to Zanu-PF as it was the only party with people-oriented policies.
The next interface rally will be held in Matabeleland South at a date yet to be announced.
Cde Chipanga said they would also be launching voter registration campaigns in the forthcoming rallies to urge youths to register in preparation for next year’s harmonised elections.
Cde Rupiya described the massive turnout at the youth interface rally in Chinhoyi as a display of unmatched mobilisation proficiency, meant to give President Mugabe a befitting welcome.
“Our President enjoys massive support that most people came not because we did much in terms of mobilisation, but because they love him,” he said. “By our estimation, this is the biggest crowd so far and we are happy as Mashonaland West to have achieved that.
“We worked hard as a united people starting from our Politburo, Central Committee, Ministers and all wings of the party. The crowd was bigger than we anticipated, but in the end it showed how organised we are as a party.”
Thousands of people came from all the province’s seven districts by road and by rail, and by yesterday all of them had returned safely to their respective homes.
Cde Rupiya said Zanu-PF was the only party which had shown unmatched organisational capacity and opposition parties would be run over in 2018.
He said the biggest message from President Mugabe at the interface rally was that people should take pride in their country and jealously guard its independence.
“The biggest message which as youths in the province and the country should take to heart is that the country is protected by its own people,” said Cde Rupiya.
“Youths, as the vanguard of the party, should take this call seriously to guard jealously our wealth and independence.”
Opposition parties, said Cde Rupiya, could not match Zanu-PF’s attractiveness to voters, as evidenced by the huge turnout in Chinhoyi and considering that no one was coerced to come to the rally.

Sports Software Market is Expected to be Worth USD 10.31 Billion by 2024 | Hexa Research

 Fact-based market research, penetrating industry insights and validated forecasts to help you make better decisions for a stronger future. Global Sports Software Market is anticipated to witness substantial growth owing to the rising needs to manage international events, leagues, clubs smartly.
The global sports software market is estimated to reach USD 10.31 billion by 2024. The market is expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period, as companies in the sports industry are facing a cut-throat competition to host events internationally to boost their profit.
The top industry players including IBM, SAP, Blue Star Sports and Daktronics are using technological advancements to capture the market through providing online registrations and sponsorships used for securing the media rights. The primary drivers for the expansion of the sports software market include the advancement in technology and the huge demand for software that makes the tasks seamless and less time consuming for efficient management of the events.
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The massive investment in sports infrastructure has been increasing for the development of stadiums, clubs, association, complexes and leagues. For instance, the government of Russia allotted USD 10 billion for hosting the FIFA 2018 World Cup. These massive investments in sports industry have been contributing to the growing requirement for automation during the forecast period.
Sports software helps organizers to automate their administrative work and manage players by offering a broad range of features such as ease of learning, user-friendly, advanced games management technology. Sports management software saves time, increase funds, and reduces the errors coupled with rising demand for automation is anticipated to boost the growth of the market during the forecast period. The sports software industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.1% from 2017 to 2024.
North America led the sports software market in 2016 with a market share of 55.2% and is expected to continue its dominant trend during the forecast period as well. The demand for this technology has been increasing owing to the rising need to better manage the performance of the industry including clubs, leagues, and association.
In 2016, the cloud-based technology was the largest and is expected to continue its dominance over the next seven years as consumers prefer downloading sports apps through the internet which provides high flexibility to the companies using the cloud model. On the other hand, on-premise technology is expected to grow at a slower pace at a CAGR of over 12% owing to its access to a limited audience.
Every organization tries to capture a large market size by introducing innovative features through technological advancements such as professional football teams using virtual reality as a training method to keep the interaction with all the players, without having them to be on the field. Companies are replacing hard tickets by e-tickets. In August 2015, SAP in collaboration with the Women’s Team Association (WTA) developed an app that uses data to analyze a player’s performance. The major innovations were on-court coaching, player comparison tool, and equestrian analytics tool.
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Hexa Research has segmented the global sports software market based on software, end-use and region:
Segmentation by Software, 2014 -2024 (USD Billion)
• Cloud-based
• On-premise
Segmentation by End-Use, 2017 -2024 (USD Billion)
• Coaches
• Clubs
• Leagues
• Sports Associations
Segmentation by Region, 2017 -2024 (USD Billion)
• North America
    • U.S
• Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
• Asia Pacific
    • Australia
    • Japan
    • China
• Rest of the World
    • Brazil
Key Players Analyzed:
• Vista Equity Partner
• Blue Star Sports
• Daktronics
• EPICOR Software
• Synergy Sport Technology
• EDGE 10
• Upper Hand
• Jonas Club Centre
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