Super Bowl produces historic Nevada betting handle


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 Follow @tdewey33 on X.

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