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Record $98.9 Million Bet in Vegas on Super Bowl

by Associated Press posted Feb 4 2013 7:09PM
  LAS VEGAS (AP) - Sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl.
 
     The Gaming Control Board says unaudited tallies show 183 sports books made $7.2 million on the action. The San Francisco 49ers started out as a 5-point favorite but the Baltimore Ravens won 34-31.
 
     Odds makers say California fans drove the unprecedented handle, flooding Las Vegas and northern Nevada with wagers on the hometown team. The 49ers hadn't been in a Super Bowl since 1995.
 
     The previous Nevada record was set in 2006, when gamblers wagered $94.5 million.
 
     Casinos say they lost big on proposition bets, including a long-shot on whether there would be a safety. 
 
 
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