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South Carolina’s title victory over Iowa sets sports betting records

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LAS VEGAS — A history-making women’s college basketball season ended with multiple sportsbooks declaring Sunday’s national championship their most bet-on female sports event.

Red Rock Las Vegas race and sportsbook director Chuck Esposito said the game not only eclipsed handle records but also the number of betting tickets that were written on it.

“Game was on the main screen with audio at Red Rock if that puts it into perspective,” Esposito said in a text message. “Unbelievable interest from the viewing and betting public.”

BetMGM vice president of trading Craig Mucklow said this game attracted double the money bet compared to the previous record, which was set Friday when Iowa beat UConn 71-69 in the national semifinals.

Jay Kornegay, Westgate executive vice president of race and sports operations, said South Carolina’s 87-75 victory over Iowa to complete a perfect season nearly doubled the Hawkeyes’ Elite Eight victory over LSU in terms of money bet.



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