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The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians own Major League Baseball's longest active dry spells and their intriguing championship clash has set off a World Series betting frenzy in Las Vegas unlike any seen before.

The Cubs, whose last World Series appearance came in 1945, are seeking their first MLB crown since 1908 while the Indians, who last appeared in the Fall Classic in 1997, haven't won it all since 1948.

Nevada does not track World Series betting but a number of sportsbooks on the Las Vegas Strip expect wagers to exceed the unofficial record set in 2004 when the Boston Red Sox snapped their 86-year championship drought.

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"Because both of these teams haven't been there in such a long time it's capturing non-baseball fans' attention as well," Jay Kornegay, vice president race and sport operations Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, told Reuters on Monday.

"This is probably going to be the most popular betting World Series that we've seen in recent memory ... based on what we've seen so far I'm pretty sure the wagering will surpass what we saw in 2004."

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The two teams, who open the best-of-seven World Series in Cleveland on Tuesday, are both carrying generations-long anticipation into the championship.

The Cubs are favorites to snap 108 years of misery, a run that includes the "Curse of the Billy Goat" that dates back to the 1945 World Series when a local bar owner supposedly placed a hex on the club for booting his foul-smelling pet goat out of Wrigley Field.

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: A general view of the exterior of Wrigley Field prior to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Fans are seen walking outside Wrigley Field prior to Game 6 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after scoring a run on an RBI single hit by Kris Bryant #17 (not pictured) in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates with manager Joe Maddon at the dugout after scoring a run on an RBI single hit by Kris Bryant #17 (not pictured) in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the first inning against the Chicago Cubs during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs hits an RBI single in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after hitting a double in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the first inning during Game 6 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs scores on a Ben Zobrist #18 sacrifice fly in the first inning during Game 6 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after hitting a double in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs hits a double in the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs hits a solo home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs pitches during Game 6 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Addison Russell #27 of the Chicago Cubs reacts to scoring on a Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs RBI single in the second inning during Game 6 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Chicago Cubs fans cheer as Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs is relieved in the eighth inning during game six of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Fans sing and raise victory signs during the seventh-inning stretch during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Aroldis Chapman #54 celebrates with Willson Contreras #40 of the Chicago Cubs after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: The Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: The Chicago Cubs pose after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Ben Zobrist #18 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: The Chicago Cubs celebrate defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 in game six of the National League Championship Series to advance to the World Series against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Many fans blamed that so-called "curse" with an incident in 2003 when Cubs fan Steve Bartman, with his team ahead 3-0 and five outs from a World Series berth, reached for and deflected a foul ball that a Chicago outfielder appeared ready to catch. The Cubs went on to lose 8-3 and lost the series the next night.

MGM Resorts International, which operates 10 sports book on the Las Vegas Strip, feels the Cubs' heart-wrenching history will help World Series-related betting reach levels usually reserved for National Football League games.

"The whole Cubs history is playing right into it," Jay Rood, vice president of the race and sports operations at MGM Resorts, told Reuters. "People that aren't traditional baseball people are going to be tuning in just because some of the storylines that are going to come up.

"It's going to have little more personality than a normal World Series will."

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