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Giants win costs Nevada books $2.6M

Posted: Tuesday February 5, 2008 9:58PM; Updated: Tuesday February 5, 2008 9:58PM



LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada sports books lost a record $2.6 million on Super Bowl bets when the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots on Sunday.


The sports books handled just more than $92 million on the game, the third-highest amount ever but down for the second consecutive year.


The record was set in 2006 when $94.5 million was bet.


The last time the books lost money was in 1995, when the San Francisco 49ers blew out the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, and Nevada books lost $400,000.


Nevada Gaming Control Board analyst Frank Streshley says large amounts were bet on the money line that the Giants would win outright.


The payouts on those bets were as large as four times the original bet because New England was such a huge favorite.


The game ended with the Giants winning 17-14.

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A zit on the ass of the casinos in Vegas. It probably took them all of 10 minutes to recoup that money. But it is nice to see a little payback for making the Giants such a huge dog.

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How did I know you were going to at least make a reference to the Big Lebowski? :lol:

The title to this thread is soooo close. That's one of the funniest scenes in the whole move, which makes it one of the funniest scenes of all time. How could you not know? :P

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