Golden ticket? As Knights near Stanley Cup, fans hope for big-time Vegas payout

William Hill, which manages more than 100 sports books across Nevada, including at the Plaza, is carrying a liability close to $2 million. Vosding’s bet is middle of the pack. William Hill will pay one bettor $50,000 for a 50-1 ticket from October, when the Golden Knights started the season winning eight of their first nine games. Another 200-to-1 bet from September carries a $40,000 payout. The list goes on, mostly for small-dollar “souvenir” bets, forcing casinos to brace for heavy losses.

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