How did you make out with your Super Bowl bets? I reckon not many of you guessed correctly who would be the ‘first to score’ but I’m sure there’s a lot of money flowing from Vegas to New York as the underdog Giants beat the chalk for the second time in five Super Bowls.
Reports from a cross-section of sportsbooks confirm this was the biggest bet Super Bowl of all-time with over $10 billion dollars of action worldwide!
Nevada, which accounts for less than 1% of worldwide action, is reporting significant increases over last year,with some saying the state-wide Super Bowl record handle is within reach (note that Nevada handle is more strongly affected by the general economy than the worldwide handle, due to travel expenses).
52% of overall bets were on the Giants.
Giants cash Super Bowl future ticket:
19 to 1 odds in preseason
100 to 1 odds after Giants lost to Packers in regular season
20 to 1 odds at start of playoffs
Even after their win, the Giants would still not be a favorite against the Patriots if the game was played again.
If Super Bowl rematch were schedule for next week:
Patriots would be FAVORED by 2.5-points over Giants.
If played on a neutral field:
Packers would be 3.5-point favorites over Giants.
Saints would be 3.5-point favorites over Giants.
Meaning Vegas considers 3 teams to still be clearly better than the Super Bowl champs.
“First score = Giants safety” paid an eye-bulging 100 to 1 at some sportsbooks. One bettor has been confirmed to have won $50,000 on a safety-related bet at the MGM in Vegas.
Adding together spread, money line, over/under, props, and futures action, Nevada is expecting a moderate size win overall on the Super Bowl. That would make 20 of 22 winning years for Nevada.