Tom Brady has nothing in Las Vegas sports betting when it comes to winning Super Bowls.
Brady won his seventh Super Bowl on Sunday in Tampa Bay 31-9 against Kansas City, which ended up being a 3-point favorite.
The books won their 29th Super Bowl in the 31 years since the Nevada Gaming Control Board began tracking the NFL title game in 1991.
The Westgate, William Hill, Circa, Station Casinos, South Point and the Golden Nugget all reported solid victories at Super Bowl LV.
“It was a great day. Tampa and the Under were huge for us and the props turned out really good,” said Tony Miller, Sports Betting Director at Golden Nugget. “The Kansas City money that came late made our day. “
Bettors lost to the spread with the Chiefs and won on the money line with the Buccaneers. The money line is a simple bet where the team wins the game. Tampa Bay closed at +140, meaning a $ 100 wager on the Bucs paid $ 140.
The books won big overall which is the combined points of both teams. It closed at 55½ and stayed well below.
“Keeping it under control was really key to the day,” said Chuck Esposito, Sunset Station sports betting director. “We had money for Kansas City and Tampa for money. But everything seemed tied to the end. “
The books also reported an increase in the stakes or use of the game over the previous year, despite the coronavirus pandemic capacity limiting capacity in casinos.
“We saw an increase in the handle,” said Esposito. “It looks like there is a good chance the industry-wide handle will go up.”
A number of six-figure bets were placed in Las Vegas on Sunday, including a $ 2.5 million bet on the Chiefs (-165) at BetMGM and a $ 1.16 million bet on the Chiefs (-155) at William Hill .
BetMGM also bet $ 2.3 million to win $ 2 million on the Bucs + 3½ (-115) on Jan. 28. However, BetMGM did not take any bets during the game. The BetMGM app and system in the retail books of MGM Resorts in Nevada reportedly ran out before kick-off and continued to do so until after the game as bettors waited to redeem their tickets.
MGM Resorts has reached out to the Review Journal for a comment and posted the following statement, which BetMGM posted on Twitter:
“We are aware of the current problems in NV in the BetMGM app and in our sports betting for retailers. Our teams are actively working to resolve these issues and we appreciate the patience of our NV customers in restoring full functionality. “
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