Nevada sportsbook results for last 10 Super Bowls

Jan 25, 2011 |
Las Vegas is the biggest favorite in the Super Bowl.

Nevada sportsbooks are 9-1 and up a comfortable $81.2 million in the last 10 Super Bowls. But their only loss was their biggest ever.

The New York Giants’ upset of the New England Patriots as 12-point underdogs cost the sportsbooks a record $2.6 million in 2008.

"People came into Las Vegas and they wanted to root for David," Las Vegas Hilton sportsbook executive director Jay Kornegay told the Associated Press after the Giants’ win. "The anticipated large wagers that we expected on the Patriots just never materialized."   

That loss ended a 12-game Super Bowl win streak for the Nevada sportsbooks. Their last loss came in 1995 with the San Francisco 49ers’ 49-26 blowout of the San Diego Chargers, but  that only cost the books $400,000. 

Compare that to the books’ $15.4 million haul in 2005. The Philadelphia Eagles covered as 7-point underdogs in a 24-21 loss to the Patriots. The books won 17 percent of the $90,759,236 wagered.

Summary of Nevada Sportsbook Performance for last 10 Super Bowls

YEAR    WAGERS      WN/(LOSS      WIN%     GAME RESULTS

2010    $82,726,367    $6,857,101     8.3%    New Orleans 31, Indianapolis 17
2009    $81,514,748    $6,678,044     8.2%    Pittsburgh 27, Arizona 23
2008    $92,055,833    $(2,573,103)   -2.8%   N.Y. Giants 17, New England 14
2007    $93,067,358    $12,930,175   13.9%   Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17
2006    $94,534,372    $8,828,431     9.3%    Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
2005    $90,759, 236   $15,430,138  17.0%   New England 24, Philadelphia 21
2004    $81,242,191    $12,440,698   15.3%   New England 32, Carolina 29
2003    $71,693,032    $5,264,963     7.3%    Tampa Bay 48, Oakland 21
2002    $71,513,304    $2,331,607     3.3%    New England 20, St. Louis 17
2001    $67,661,425     $11,002,636  16.3%   Baltimore 34, N.Y. Giants 7

Information provided by State of Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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