Updated June 14, 2021 - 4:52 pm
Only in Las Vegas would the Nevada governor raise the bet over a wager between political leaders.
Quebec Premier Francois Legault proposed on Twitter that he or Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak have a photo taken of the winning team’s jersey in the Golden Knights-Montreal Canadiens NHL semifinals series.
Sisolak tweeted back to Legault that he would be willing to put a bottle of Nevada bourbon on the line against the drink of the premier’s choice.
Merci, @francoislegault! I will take that bet, but I'd like to up the ante with an exclusive bottle of @freyranch Single Barrel, Barrel Proof Bourbon up against a bottle of your choice. I look forward to a "spirited" series between the @GoldenKnights & @CanadiensMTL. #GoKnightsGo https://t.co/FQUL4ki4ha
— Governor Sisolak (@GovSisolak) June 14, 2021
Legault accepted the bet, saying he would send Quebec gin should the Knights beat the Habs.
J’accepte d’inclure une bouteille dans le pari! Si les @GoldenKnights gagnent la série, vous recevrez un délicieux gin québécois…
— François Legault (@francoislegault) June 14, 2021
The Knights and Canadiens open the best-of-seven series Monday night at T-Mobile Arena. The winner faces the New York Islanders or Tampa Bay Lightning for the Stanley Cup.