The expansion Las Vegas Golden Knights are the local sportsbook favorites to win the National Hockey League Western Conference. Vegas is just a click behind the Tampa Bay Lightning to win the 2018 Stanley Cup. Odds to Win 2018 Stanley Cup (Jan 24).
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported in early December that “when the Golden Knights were 17-9-1 and their playoff prospects were still uncertain, William Hill sports book director Nick Bogdanovich uttered a classic quote.”
“We get killed if they make the playoffs, and we close if they win the Stanley Cup,” Bogdanovich told the Las Vegas newspaper.
At press time of this NHL Future update the Knights are a veritable lock to make the playoffs.
It is unlikely that the global sportsbook king, William Hill, will close even if Vegas wins the Stanley Cup but the summer will be a lot hotter in Vegas for the Will-Hill Sportsbook team if they do.
“Obviously, I was being sarcastic,” Bogdanovich said. “But they’re beating our brains out on these guys every night.
“People are enamored with them. It’s a great story. An expensive story, but a great story.”
Furthermore the Review-Journal piece about the Knights stated that William Hill would lose more than $1 million if the Golden Knights raise Sir Stanley’s Cup in June.
The SuperBook of Las Vegas, WestGate, has updated their NHL Futures:
Odds to Win 2018 Stanley Cup (Jan 24)