Nevada taking advantage of Superbowl bets
February 10, 2010, 10:49 am (7 years ago)
Official numbers from the Nevada Gaming Control Board indicate that Nevada casinos gained around $6.9 million on 2010’s Super Bowl as gamblers wagered $82.7 million on the NFL classic.
Bookies in the gambling Mecca went up $179 000 on amounts won on sports bets throughout the same period last year on $1.21 million up in bets.
Underdogs New Orleans Saints defeated the favored Indianapolis Colts 31-17 in the Sunday game.
Jay Kornegay, executive director of the race and sports book at the Las Vegas Hilton, commented that outcomes were affected by nasty weather in the northeastern United States, which stopped some gamblers from making trips to bet on the game in Las Vegas.