Super Bowl 50 triggers record betting figures

Superbowl 50The Nevada Gaming Control Board have announced that bettors wagered $132.5 million on the Denver Broncos’ 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers.

That figure topped the previous record of $119.4 million from two seasons ago, when the Seattle Seahawks beat the Broncos.

The house won $13.31 million, making a profit for the 25th time in the past 27 years.

It was also the second-biggest bookie win in 10 years for a Super Bowl, after 2014, when Nevada sports books won nearly $20 million from gamblers as the Seattle Seahawks beat Denver 43-8.

Finally, it was the third worst winning percentage for gamblers in the last decade, as punters lost 10.1 percent of the £132.5 million wagered.

This drew comparisons with 2007, when the Indiana Colts beat the Chicago Bears and operators made 13.9 percent of the $93 million wagered.

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