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Eagles win big for Super Bowl betters, too

Staff Reports

New England’s 41-33 Super Bowl loss to the Philadelphia Eagles resulted in one of the lowest sports book wins in the last decade.

With a win percentage of .7 percent on $158.58 million wagered in Nevada’s 198 sports books, it was worse than the New York Giants underdog victory over the Patriots in 2012.

Only Green Bay’s 31-25 Super Bowl victory over Pittsburgh in 2011 came close to a lower win percentage. That year the win was .8 percent on $87.47 million bet.

According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, betting was up more than $20 million at the state’s 198 licensed sports books.

The sports books won $1.17 million.

The biggest win for the state’s sports books was Seattle’s 43-8 blowout of the Denver Broncos in 2014, when $119.4 million was wagered and betters lost $19.6 million.