Vegas cheering -- and dreading -- a Stanley Cup title for Golden Knights

Once a long shot of up to 500 to 1 to win the Stanley Cup, the Vegas Golden Knights now are just four wins away.

That has Las Vegas buzzing with excitement — in a good and bad way.

The local fans are thrilled their expansion franchise has made it to the doorstep of a championship in its first season of existence. But the city’s sports books are worried about having to pay out huge sums to bettors who took advantage of those long odds.

After wrapping up the Western Conference title on Sunday, the Golden Knights will play either the Tampa Bay Lightning or the Washington Capitals in the Stanley Cup final.