ROBERT HUDSON WALKER
Bellagio error may be biggest sportsbook loss for Vegas
LAS VEGAS The nearly quarter-million dollars in winning wagers reportedly placed at MGM Resorts last Sunday might be the largest sportsbook loss in Las Vegas history on bets made after an event has started. Seven longtime Las Vegas bookmakers cant recall a larger loss, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Its happened to all of us, Westgate sportsbook director John Murray said. Its manual entry and humans are going to make mistakes.Robert Walker, USBookmaking director of sportsbook operations, is still haunted by getting past-posted during his tenure as MGM Resorts sportsbook director from 1996-2008. The sportsbook locked out the ticket from cashing while Walker went to the MGM Grand to explain his mistake to the bettor.