The Atlantic Casino Resort in Reno is among many casinos in Nevada that have for years offered legal sports betting.
One of the biggest Super Bowl blowouts in the last 10 years wound up with a reasonable return for Nevada's sports books.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the previous Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, 31-9, on Sunday in Super Bowl 55. The Chiefs were 3.5-point favorites in the game played at the Buccaneers' home stadium.
Of the $136 million in wagers, Nevada's sports books won $12.5 million, or 9.2%, according to figures released by the Gaming Control Board on Tuesday
The total wager of $136 million was down from the previous four years — including in 2020, when sports books won 12.1% of $154.6 million wagered after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20.
According to the state, the $158.5 million record for wagers for the 2018 Super Bowl, when the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots, 41-33, was also the lowest win for the last decade, at just 0.7%.
Nevada sports books' best margin of victory, meanwhile, came in the biggest blowout of the past 10 years after the 2014 Super Bowl, when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 43-8. That year, out of roughly $119 million wagered, books won $19.7 million, or 16.5%.