BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal Customers at the Club Cal Neva sportsbook at the Gold Dust West Casino examine some proposition bets for today's Patriots/Giants Superbowl.
Gamblers bet $179.8 million on this year’s Super Bowl.
That is the highest amount wagered in any of the past 10 Super Bowls by more than $20 million.
And judging from the fact that unaudited figures show that sports books won $15.4 million, a significant number of bettors were hoping the Cincinnati Bengals would upset the Los Angeles Rams.
That didn’t happen — the game finished 23-20 Rams.
While the total wagered was highest in a decade, total win was not.
Sports books won $18.77 million in 2020 and $19.67 million in 2014.
Gaming Control Board Chairman Brin Gibson said this year’s numbers resulted in a hold percentage of 8.6 percent for the sports books.
He said there are 179 sports books licensed in Nevada.