The 50th Super Bowl, played between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, was especially profitable for Las Vegas sportsbetting operators, with the house taking home more than $13 million in profits.
The Silver State's licensed operators had their second-highest win total in the last ten years for Super Bowl Bets, following only the 2014 Super Bowl when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Broncos in an upset, with casinos winning $20 million from punters.
The event saw $132.5 million in bets placed, with the players losing 10.1% in margin to the casinos. This year Nevada saw a higher value of wagers, which combined with the upset occurring favored the house.
As of press time we had not heard any of the customary crazy stories related to Super Bowl bets, but we will post them as we learn of them.