Las Vegas & Nevada cash in on Super Bowl

The legal sportsbooks won a tad over $5 million on the game which represented a 5.4% winning percentage on all bets.

Charles Higgins


Many football fans claim that Las Vegas is the place to be for those that can’t actually attend the game. For a single sporting event, the Vegas sportsbooks look forward to the Super Bowl because it’s routinely the busiest day of the year.

This year’s total handle on the game was second only to that seen in 2006 when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLV. Gamblers wagered $93,889,840 across the state’s 184 legal sports books according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The total for that game was over $94.5 million in a year that preceded the recession which began the following year. LVCVA estimates that the Big Game will have generated approximately $98 million in non-gaming revenue, about $5 million more than last year..

Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI generated a ton of wagering action in Vegas and the state of Nevada, as the second biggest Super Bowl handle observed in the last decade was observed. In addition to the hot legal wagering on this year’s game, billions of dollars were bet online, at offshore sportsbooks, and in numerous office pools and betting boxes.

The underdog New York Giants won a tight 21 – 17 victory over the New England Patriots in a very good Super Bowl contest that was seen by over 111 million people worldwide.

Article info source = Nevada Gaming Control Board and LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ( LVCVA ) expected a visitor total of 286, 000 for this past weekend’s celebration, which surpasses last year’s Super Bowl total of 272,000