Sports Books Project Modest Super Bowl Win

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Baltimore Ravens won the game but the question in Las Vegas is how much was bet and won on the 47th Super Bowl.

Bookmakers in this gambling city are projecting a moderate profit, despite losing big on proposition bets, including a long-shot on whether a safety would score.

The San Francisco 49ers started out as 4.5-point favorites for Sunday's game, but gamblers bet the line down to 3.5 points. The 65 points scored in New Orleans easily surpassed the over/under of 49.

LVH book director Jay Kornegay says he believes a record number of fans bet on the game this year, in part because California visitors wanted to put money on a local team.

The Gaming Control Board is expected to release official figures Monday afternoon.

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