Thursday, February 7, 2013


In case you missed it.....
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.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

SUPER BOWL: No overtime but a decent handicapping finish

What a Super Bowl!
Overall I can't complain about the run I had in the NFL playoffs.
Yeah, I know my prediction of overtime didn't happen but it was close. When Baltimore led 34-29, I figured San Francisco would get a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to go ahead 37-34 and then the Ravens would add a field goal late for the 37-37 tie. Of course that never happened with the Ravens' late goal line defensive stand against the 49ers.
As it turned out, I was 2-2 in the game itself - correct saying the Ravens would win and cover against the spread and wrong saying the game would go under and into OT.
Overall in the NFL playoffs against the spread I went 7-3-1. I'll take that record any day.

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