In an article posted on the Sports Illustrated website, Nevada casinos took in 6.86 million in profit on the Super Bowl on Sunday. Not that this is surprising that casinos did well, but some of the details the article provides is interesting. The article notes that this year almost 83 million dollars were wagered on the Super Bowl which is a slight increase from last year. However, the average wager was lower than in previous years.
The most interesting part of the article was the fact that some of the proposition bets that are listed for the Super Bowl actually came true. For example, a successful 2-point conversion and an interception returned for a touchdown both paid off if the bettor decided to take the long odds. Because of the successful prop bets, the article states that the LV Hilton lost money on this year’s Super Bowl.