Super Bowl produces historic Nevada betting handle

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The historic first Super Bowl in Las Vegas broke the state record for betting handle, or amount wagered, on the game.

The state’s sportsbooks took $185.6 million in bets to eclipse the previous mark of $179.8 million set in 2022, according to figures released Monday night by the Gaming Control Board.

The Kansas City Chiefs rallied for a 25-22 upset win over the San Francisco 49ers in overtime as 2-point underdogs at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday for their second straight Super Bowl title and third in five years.

Nevada books won $6.8 million on the game for a hold, or win percentage, of 3.7 percent.

Five of the eight $1 million bets reported on the game nationwide were placed in Las Vegas: three at BetMGM ($1.1 million on Chiefs +2, $1.1 million on 49ers -2, $1 million on 49ers money line -130) and two at Circa Sports ($1.1 million on 49ers -1½, $1 million on Chiefs +2).

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact reporter Todd Dewey at tdewey@reviewjournal.com. Follow @tdewey33 on X.

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