Skip to comments.Fans bet record $119M on Super Bowl
Posted on 02/04/2014 11:06:36 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
Gamblers wagered a record $119.4 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl, allowing sportsbooks to reap an unprecedented profit as the betting public lost out in Seattle's rout of the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos. Unaudited tallies showed sportsbooks made an unprecedented profit of $19.7 million on the action, the Gaming Control Board announced Monday. That's millions more than the past three Super Bowl wins combined. The Denver Broncos were a 2.5-point favorite, but the Seattle Seahawks took the championship 43-8. Oddsmakers said Peyton Manning fans drove the unprecedented handle, flooding Las Vegas and northern Nevada with wagers on the favored team and its veteran quarterback, who was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the 2013 season the day before the game. Many believed Manning was primed for a big game after his record-setting year.
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Thanks to the early safety the sure fire winners such as 3-0, 7-0, 7-3 were toast.
I turned it off after the first snap. I had 7-7...
Good point!...that two points 12 seconds into the game screwed a lot who bet score squares...
Yeah but just as many had S***-eating grins with their new-found luck.
Hold all tickets!
Very true! They had a good Ha ha on all the 3’s and 7’s
I wonder how much the bookies made on the one play alone!