The Latest: Less money bet on Super Bowl at Nevada casinos
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on legal betting action on Super Bowl 53 (all times local):
Regulators say gamblers in Nevada bet less money on the Super Bowl this year.
Unaudited tallies released Monday by state gambling regulators show people wagered roughly $145.94 million on the big game at Nevada’s 200 sportsbooks. That’s about $12.65 million less than in 2018.
The data from the Nevada Gaming Control Board show sportsbooks made a profit of almost $10.79 million on the action. That’s about nine times what they won last year.
Sportsbooks have opened in seven other states since the U.S. Supreme Court issued a relevant ruling last spring.
Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sports book operations at the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, says the sportsbook had a “solid day.” It lost on the game itself but did well on proposition and future bets.