Amount Bet on Super Bowl

For the first time in the history an amount of one hundred million dollars was wagered as an amount bet on super bowl, making Las Vegas sportsbook made an instant killing. The books also posted a record of an almost nineteen million dollars because of the Seahawks blowout win over the favored Denver Broncos. It is true that the numbers or amount are impressive but the return on the handle was only the second highest in the history of the amount bet on super bowl at sixteen percent.

The biggest return since 1991 in the history of Super Bowl is during the match between the Patriots and Eagles during 2005. Sportsbooks returned seventeen percent on their handle. Reports have it that there are a lot of wild prop bets being won, like the players who won at one hundred to one odds on the first score of the game. Those exotic wagers made do not really affect the books when they are turning a million amount of profits on the game.

Believe it or not, after the lull from the year 2008 to 2009, the amount involved in wagering at the super bowl has increased steadily for six years. The truth is, there is a twenty-one percent increase in the wagered amount from the year 2013 and 2014, making it the biggest since 1995.

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