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Nevada Sports Books Take Only $724K From Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl didn’t go the way the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to to go. And it didn’t go all that well for casinos across the state of Nevada either.

Sports books in Nevada hung on to win just over $724,000 from Super Bowl bets despite heavy gambling on the Green Bay Packers and lots of scoring.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that $87.5 million were wagered on the NFL’s championship game in 183 sports books across the state.

Of those bets, casinos kept less than 1 percent.

Green Bay beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday night. The Packers were a 2 1/2-point favorite in most Las Vegas casinos, giving their supporters a win with the six-point victory.

The combined 56 points scored helped bettors who gambled that the total would go over about 45 points.

Nevada casinos won $6.9 million on $82.7 million in Super Bowl bets last year.

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