Sports books reap $18.7 million from Chief’s Super Bowl victory
Nevada’s sports books reaped the benefits of the Kansas City Chiefs 31-20 Super Bowl victory over San Francisco.
Unaudited figures showed a sports book win of $18.7 million, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board.
Sports bettors wagered $154.67 million on Sunday’s game, the second highest amount over the last decade.
The win was the highest amount in a half-dozen years, exceeded only by Seattle’s blowout over Denver in 2014.
It represented a 12.1 percent return.
The high return may represent the large number of bets placed on San Francisco in the run-up to the Super Bowl by Nevadans and Californians.