Vegas Sports Books Took in a Record $132.5M in Bets for Super Bowl 50
While it may not have been a great day for fans of well-played football, Super Bowl Sunday turned out to be a pretty good day to own a Las Vegas sports book. The facilities took in a record-setting $132.5 million in betsleading up to the big game.
Bets initially fell in the Panthers’ favor, but in the last few days, sentiment moved more towards Denver, and the line compressed a little more. The books themselves keep, on average, about 10% of the bets, making Sunday worth about $13 million bucks to the casinos. Not a bad day’s work, especially when you’ve eliminated the risk from the equation.
The previous record was set two years ago when Seattle and Denver squared off, bringing in $119 million to Sin City.
Hat Tip – [TheScore]
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