(The Spread) - According to numbers released by the Nevada Gaming Control Board Tuesday, Nevada sportsbooks won “just” $724,176 on Super Bowl wagers for XLV.
A total of $87,491,098 was wagered on this year’s Super Bowl, which was the most since 2008. But after clearing $6.9 million on last year’s title game, the books netted only $700K this year, which was the smallest win for the sportsbooks in the last 10 years.
That said, it was the third straight win for the books and the 12th in the last 13 Super Bowls. The only time gamblers won in the last 13 years came when the Giants upset the Patriots in ’08. That game cost the books over $2 million, which was their largest loss ever.
On the flip side, the books’ biggest win came in 2005 when the Eagles covered as 7-point underdogs against the Patriots. Since 2002, Nevada sportsbooks are up approximately $70 million when it comes to Super Bowl betting.