Super Bowl Nets

Super Bowl Nets Only Second Loss Since 1992 For Las Vegas Casinos

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This years Super Bowl will be one to forget for casinos in Las Vegas. Sports books inside the casinos took a net loss for only the second time in the past sixteen years.

The early returns from Las Vegas before the Super Bowl was played was that the majority of the money was being placed on the New York Giants.

When Eli Manning led the Giants on that now famous game winning drive, he took with him a lot of money from Las Vegas sports books.

In 1992, the state of Nevada started reporting figures on how much money was won and lost on the Super Bowl. The figures for this years game are so bad, they would put lesser operations out of business.

Casinos reported a loss of $2.6 million. That figure blows away the previous high for net loss on the big game from 1995. That year, $400,000 was lost on the San Francisco-San Diego game.

The bigger shock from this years game was the amount wagered on the event. Projections had as much as $100 million being bet on the game. The actual figure was $92.1 million. Last years game between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears actually received more bets, $93.1 million worth.

The reason for the big loss this year had to do with the underdog. The Giants are a popular NFL franchise, and their odds of 4-1 had many playing them to win the game outright. The casinos did not receive enough money on the Patriots to overcome the money lost to gamblers that bet the Giants.

One of the reasons for the below expectation betting numbers could be traced to the current state of the American economy. While both teams have plenty of fans, people may just not have had extra money to use for entertainment purposes such as gambling.…

Gambling Props

Super Bowl Gambling Props Shows Hypocrisy of American Government

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The Super Bowl this Sunday will be a glaring example of just how board people have become with the game itself. Taking a look at some of the prop bets made available by sports books is to understand just how much people enjoy gambling.

While the American government fools itself into believing that online gambling does not exist in the United States, you need only to look to this weeks Super Bowl game props to see the truth about Internet gambling in America.

As the week goes on, it becomes more clear that there is no prop that is too ridiculous for sports books to put odds on. One of the props that I’ve found is which coach will have a close up of his face first, Bill Belichick or Tom Coughlin. Belichick is the favorite in this bet, with gamblers having to lay $120 to win $100.

Here is a look at some of the more outrageous bets gamblers can make on Sunday.

The color of the Gatorade that is dumped on the winning coach. Yellowish is the favorite at +130. Red, Orange, and Blue are next, followed by Blackish at +500.

Also available are all kinds of different scoring options between players in different sports. For instance, a gambler can bet on Kobe Bryant’s points against Tom Brady completions. Of course, there are odds to each of these props.

So, as the rest of America gets ready for the big game and tries to figure out which prop bets will net them the most money, government officials will watch the game and be proud of how they have kept Internet gambling out of the American culture.…