Nevada sportsbook results for last 10 Super Bowls

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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Posted by doobiebrother
3 years ago

Note that Gaming Control Board figures include ALL money wagered on the Super Bowl, not just straight bets. Vegas lost money on straight bets on several of those games, but as usual it's the parlays, teasers, reverses, props, and other exotic (AKA sucker) bets on which they make their money. Many SEASONS they lose money on straight bets but the winnings on parlay cards alone easily makes up for it.
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Posted by Shell Shocked
3 years ago

And if you believe these numbers, your a moron. There is no way the Sea/Pitt superbowl was a winning day for the books. Every book I know got crushed w all Pitt money. Also hard to believe Indy/Chi was a windfall of cash for Vegas w Grossman vs manning (i know how the money came in locally)--this is complete BS!!
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Posted by kaboons
3 years ago

any body know what the odds on for overtime yes/no for the super bowl is.??
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Posted by David_Payne
3 years ago

@Rajerbear: Wow ... that's fascinating. It's much different game these days. Thanks for reading.
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Posted by kaboons
3 years ago

are the last ten only against the spread. or does that take into account the giants money line losses against the patriots as well. thanks
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Posted by rarejerbear
3 years ago

I remember I was in Vegas during the week leading up to the 1979 Super Bowl when Pittsburgh played Dallas. The betting line was bouncing back and forth between Pitt minus 3.5 and 4. In their zeal to get as much players' action as they could, the Stardust, which was a very relevant sports book at that time, went so far as to post on their gigantic sign out front: "PLAYERS SUPER BOWL BETTING CHOICE PITT- 3.5 OR DALLAS + 4" for no extra juice. The final score turned out to be Pitt 35 Dallas 31 and I have wondered how much money the Stardust Sports Book lost over that ill-fated line decision and who, if anybody, lost their job in the aftermath.
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Posted by HermosaBch
3 years ago

Friggin Vegas!
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Posted by Elstarko
3 years ago

I may be wrong, but didn't Lost Wages get hammered in SB 23 when thyey got middled by moving the line. I was told the line went from 3.5 to 4.5. The game was Sf -4. I think Vegas has amnesia.
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Posted by HermosaBch
3 years ago

"Friggin Vegas!"