LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rowing, shooting and judo — the U.S. may have won big gold medals in those Olympic events but some of the most prominent Las Vegas sports books didn’t even bother with them.
The bookmakers in Sin City said there’s been little money and few expectations for Olympic sports wagering this year, as the games returned to the betting board after being off limits for more than a decade in Nevada.
Sporting events held at the 2016 Summer games in Rio de Janeiro have been the first since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney that bettors in Nevada could put their money on, though relatively few have.
Officials said they didn’t expect a sweeping boon to business but what little action they’ve gotten has been better than nothing.
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