The Western Conference finals don’t tip off until Monday, but one Las Vegas sportsbook is already paying out bets on the Golden State Warriors.
The owner of that casino? Tilman Fertitta, who also owns the Houston Rockets.
Fertitta purchased the Rockets for $2.2 billion in September. He also owns the Golden Nugget casino in downtown Las Vegas.
After the sale, the Golden Nugget sportsbook followed normal gaming procedure and halted all NBA futures bets that involved the Rockets in an effort to eliminate any concerns over conflicts of interest.
Vegas favors Warriors to knock out Rockets
The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas opened with the Warriors as the favorite to knock off the Rockets in the Western Conference finals.
Cavs open as favorite to reach Finals over C’s
The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has installed the Cavaliers as a minus-275 series favorite over the Celtics, who have home-court advantage in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.
The sportsbook then removed the Rockets from the list of teams available to bet and reposted odds on the team to “finish
Article source: http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/23475747/houston-rockets-owner-tilman-fertitta-casino-already-paying-golden-state-warriors-bets
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