Record money bet in Vegas on Super Bowl 50

By The Sports Xchange   |   Feb. 8, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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Super Bowl 50 went into the record books in Las Vegas as more money was bet on the game than any other Super Bowl for many sportsbooks.

Multiple betting sites told ESPN.com after the Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 on Sunday night that a record amount of money was bet in Nevada.

Carolina closed as a consensus five-point favorite, with the over/under closing at 43.5 at most books. The state's books won $3.2 million on last year's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks and the earnings from this year's game are expected to be much larger.

"We had a really good Super Bowl," Ed Salmons of the Westgate SuperBook told ESPN. "No complaints here. The handle was the most we've ever had, and the win was really good."

MGM and Station Casinos also reported record handles, Caesars said it won "over a million" across the company, and CG Technology, the Stratosphere and William Hill sportsbooks all had a winning Super Bowl, according to ESPN.

The Broncos' upset win was costly for some big money players.

William Hill took a $623,142.25 money-line bet on the Panthers and the sportsbook at the Flamingo took a $300,000 money-line bet on the Panthers.

A late flurry of weekend bets on the underdog Broncos evened out the action, multiple sportsbooks said.

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