Close Super Bowl results in $3.26 million Nevada casino win
February 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — A close Super Bowl resulted in one of the lowest sports book wins in the last decade, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
With $115.9 million wagered on the game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, Nevada's sports books hung onto $3.26 million, or 2.8 percent.
New England defeated Seattle 28-24 on Sunday in Super Bowl 49.
That's the second lowest take since 2011, when Green Bay beat Pittsburgh, though it's still better than the 2.8 percent loss when the New York Giants upset New England in 2008.
This year's Super Bowl also saw the second highest total wagers in 10 years. Last year's game between Seattle and Denver saw a higher total wager of $119.4 million, and the highest take by Nevada's 191 sports books, at $19.6 million.
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