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Sports books reap $18.7 million from Chief’s Super Bowl victory

Staff Reports
Fans watch the Super Bowl at the Hard Rock in Stateline on Sunday. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe photo
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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.