Vegas casinos win $5M in Super Bowl bets

- Sports fans bet $93.9 million at Nevada casinos on Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the New York Giants and New England Patriots, the most wagered in the past decade.

It was a different story for Nevada casinos when the same two teams played in the 2008 Super Bowl. The Patriots opened as 14-point favorites four years ago, but Giants backers bet the line down to 12 points and got paid when New York earned a 17-14 win.

The Gaming Control Board says unaudited tallies show 184 sports books won a little over $5 million on the football action. All Rights Reserved.

CARSON CITY, Nev.

Complete Coverage: Super Bowl XLVI. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. New England was about a 3 point favorite, but the Giants won 21-17.

Nevada casinos lost the most money ever on the Super Bowl that year $2.6 million.

2012 The Associated Press

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