IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: RECORD NEVADA BETTING HANDLE FOR SUPER BOWL XLVII
In the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVII, sportsbook managers of the 183 casinos in Nevada were hopeful the state could reach the coveted $100 million handle for the biggest single-day betting event in that state.
When the dust cleared on Monday and the numbers tallied by the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which regulates gambling in Nevada, the handle didn't hit the $100 million mark but it came pretty close.
With a huge amount wagered on San Francisco the final three days, a record $98.9 million was bet overall on the Super Bowl (including prop bets) according to figures released by Nevada Gaming Control Board.
The previous record was $94.5 million wagered in 2006 in the Super Bowl when Pittsburgh defeated Seattle.