Las Vegas Bookies Had a Very Profitable Super Bowl

Sports books in Nevada handled a record $119.4 million in Super Bowl bets this year, up more than 17 percent from last year’s $98.9 million in wagers. More important, the 183 bookmakers in the state collected $19.6 million on this year’s bets, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, good for a 16.5 percent take. Nevada has not seen a better margin since 2005, when bookies collected $15.4 million on $90.8 million in bets, for a 17 percent take.

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