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A $1.1 million bet, and a lot of happy bookies in Vegas

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A bettor using his phone app put $1.1 million on the Atlanta Falcons plus 3 points in the Super Bowl, part of an influx of money that could make Sunday a record day in Las Vegas sports books. Sports books around the city said betting was strong leading up to the game, with a good chance the action will top the record $132.5 million wagered on last year’s game between Denver and Carolina. “I wouldn’t bet against it,” said Jay…

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Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books

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Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning‘s head for a Seattle safety. For some reason, a lot of bettors at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had put money on a 60-1 longshot that the first score of the games for the Seahawks would be that safety. “It cost us a healthy six figures in the first…

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