Nevada Super Bowl wagers highest in decade |

Nevada Super Bowl wagers highest in decade

Geoff Dornan
Nevada Appeal

STATELINE, Nev. – Gamblers bet $179.8 million on this year’s Super Bowl.

That is the highest amount wagered in any of the past 10 Super Bowls by more than $20 million.

Confetti falls after the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo: Adam Hunger/AP)

And judging from the fact that unaudited figures show that sports books won $15.4 million, a significant number of bettors were hoping the Cincinnati Bengals would upset the Los Angeles Rams.

That didn’t happen — the game finished 23-20 Rams.

While the total wagered was highest in a decade, total win was not.

Sports books won $18.77 million in 2020 and $19.67 million in 2014.

Gaming Control Board Chairman Brin Gibson said this year’s numbers resulted in a hold percentage of 8.6 percent for the sports books.

He said there are 179 sports books licensed in Nevada.

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