Re: How much do you think the bookies made from this FO?
You have wrong impression that bookies makes money if underdog wins. Actually, they dont care who wins. They set up unfair odds for both players and collect profit from it.
Same goes to outright tournament bets.Unfair odds, monitoring their moneyflow and adjusting odds accordingly to it = bookie profit.
Gamblers can get fair odds from betting exchanges, but they tax winnings,( 5 % or more ), so in practise they still give you unfair odds.
What is fair and unfair odds ?
Lets say,both players have equal chances to win. Fair odds would be @2.0 and @2.0 then. But you never see 2.0 vs 2.0 from bookie. You see 1.9 vs 1.9 or even 1.85 and 1.85. Difference is bookie profit.
Same if player A is Favorite with @1.5, then player B should be @3.0. But you never see such a pair of odds from bookie. You see @1.45 and @2.8, or even @1.4 and @2.7
Unfair odds and monitoring their moneyflow makes their profit, not predicting who is gonna win or lose.