Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books

Super Bowl fans bet a record $132.5 million at Nevada sportsbooks on the 50th version of the game.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said in its preliminary estimate on Monday that Nevada’s 194 sports books kept about 10.1 per cent of the wagers, for a total win of $13.3 million.

Denver upset Carolina 24-10 on Sunday in a low-scoring game the Panthers were favoured to win by 5.5 points.

Johnny Avello, the executive sports and race book director at the Wynn Las Vegas, says “it was a very good day.”

The previous record of $119.4 million was set two years ago when Seattle beat Denver 43-8. The total win that year was the best recorded over the past 10 years, about 16.5 per cent or $19.7 million. Wagers totalled just under $116 million last year.