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Las Vegas scored with Saints' win

The New Orleans Saints weren’t the only big winners on Sunday. Las Vegas casinos did very well on Super Bowl XLIV, setting an early line that led to most of the bets being placed on the favored Indianapolis Colts.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that casinos in the state turned a profit of nearly $7 million on the $82.7 million bettors wagered on the Super Bowl.

Overall, bettors in Nevada placed about $1.21 million more in bets than they did on last year’s Super Bowl, and the casinos’ profits were about $179,000 more than last year.

The house usually wins in Las Vegas, although some years the Super Bowl is actually a money loser for casinos. In 2008, according to the state board, Nevada casinos lost almost $2.6 million when the Giants upset the Patriots.

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37 Responses to “Las Vegas scored with Saints' win”
  1. edgy1957 says: Feb 9, 2010 7:17 PM

    Gotta think that the illegal books made even more. :)

  2. InnocentCriminal says: Feb 9, 2010 7:24 PM

    I bet they made a ton on the o/u. Anyone in their right mind would have taken the over. Of course they would have been wrong.

  3. artieblanksucsbigD says: Feb 9, 2010 7:36 PM

    how much did Florio lose on his sure thing

  4. Bob S. says: Feb 9, 2010 7:39 PM

    ALL THE LATE MONEY WENT ON THE SAINTS and not from the public AND LINE DROPPED LATE THE LAST DAY.
    THIS GAME ENDED HOW IT WAS PLANNED TO END LIKE ALMOST ALL NATIONALLY TELEVISED NIGHT GAMES THIS YEAR AS FAVORITE PLAYED THEIR WORST GAME OF THE SEASON.
    And the gullible think it’s on the level.

  5. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 9, 2010 7:42 PM

    “The Nevada Gaming Control Board said Tuesday that casinos in the state turned a profit of nearly $7 million on the $82.7 million bettors wagered on the Super Bowl. ”
    8.4%. That’s barely respectable juice.

  6. Bob S. says: Feb 9, 2010 7:48 PM

    Addai fell while holding the ball about 6 inches short of the first down marker which was just past the Colts 31 yard line. It was clear where the ball was in his hand. TV cut away to commercial and when they came back the ball was being snapped on the next play with its backtip touching the Colts 30 yardline. The officials obviously had moved the ball back nearly a yard and Colts now needed OVER a yard as opposed to 6 inches for a firstdown. On the next play the Colts runner was stuffed but did gain at least 8-10 inches which would have gotten the first down had the ball been spotted right in the first place. Colts must not have asked for a review. Refs screwed the Colts who could have still scored 69 yards away and 50 seconds left or at least would have run out the clock, then had to punt and Saints then kicked that late field goal narrowing the score to 10-6. And you know how second half started. If the score had been 17-3, 13-3 or even 10-3, still tink Payton would have gambled giving Colts the ball in his end? Refs screwed the Colts all game by ignoring Saints fouls and then that PURPOSEFUL BAD SPOT. The NFL is as honest as pro wrestling!
    Watch that spot of the ball at about 52 seconds left in first half. And yuou tell me this league is not a fraud!

  7. Treima says: Feb 9, 2010 7:58 PM

    Bob S., your cholesterol-flavored tears sustain me. Cry harder, Fat Humps. Cry. Effing. Harder.

  8. 4liberty says: Feb 9, 2010 8:21 PM

    artie…are you speaking of his redskin sure thing? or his colt sure thing?

  9. Bob S. says: Feb 9, 2010 8:25 PM

    Treima
    watch that spot and the next play if im wrong, then make your ignorant comment
    but i am 100% correct

  10. nietzescher says: Feb 9, 2010 8:26 PM

    Extremely specious logic based on insane assumptions, written both defensively and arrogantly at the same time…
    Glenn Beck? Is that you?

  11. nietzescher says: Feb 9, 2010 8:27 PM

    Extremely specious logic based on insane assumptions, written both defensively and arrogantly at the same time…
    Glenn Beck? Is that you?

  12. straightup says: Feb 9, 2010 8:30 PM

    BOB S.
    Maybe it was a bad spot. If it was rigged for the Saints to win why did we have to challenge the two point conversion. The ref was right there with a perfectly clear view. You know why, cause he missed the call, that’s it nothing more. Keep crying. So you wanna talk about if’s. If the Saints throw the ball at the goal line and not go for it then that’s 7 more points. If Devery H. didn’t drop the ball in the end zone and Reggie didn’t cramp up in the Dallas game then the Saints win. Well guess what. “IF” don’t matter. Dallas beat the Saints straight up and the Saints beat the Colts straight up.

  13. ras6111 says: Feb 9, 2010 8:30 PM

    Wow the game was so perfectly officiated that the only crackpot theory is a ball spot. At least come up with a pass interference call or something!

  14. Bob S. says: Feb 9, 2010 8:30 PM

    the best sure fire way to lose any football game ON PURPOSE
    is not not pressure the QB especially if he is a top QB and not pressure him but almost NEVER blitzing or by using your d-line to pressure him.
    AND IT WORKED ON SUNDAY AND BREES NEVER HAD A FINGER LAID ON HIM EXCEPT FOR ONE PLAY THAT MADE IT APPEAR THEY WERE TRYING TO WIN.
    On the other side, saints in that they WERE trying to win, they pressured manning numerous times.
    this is what they do to lose.
    no pressure and big cushions for receivers.

  15. pbuck says: Feb 9, 2010 8:34 PM

    Enough with the NFL conspiracy theories. It’s not like the U.S. agency that no one knows about knew exactly what spot Bob S. was at when he typed this in due to a nearly invisible metallic like strip sewn into his clothes. That’s real. This stuff about refs helping throw games and coaches not asking for reviews when they should’ve because the league told them not to, now that is impossible. :)

  16. SF Saints Fan says: Feb 9, 2010 8:41 PM

    Bob S.:
    “Watch that spot of the ball at about 52 seconds left in first half. And yuou tell me this league is not a fraud!”
    Bob S., you are the fraud.
    Get over it dude. The Saints Are Super Bowl Champions.
    GEAUX SAINTS!!!!
    A proud member of the Who Dat Nation (before we started calling it that) since 1967.

  17. snnyjcbs says: Feb 9, 2010 8:42 PM

    I have lived in Las Vegas for many years. The only way to fly is to wait for that special game that pops up now and again and bet the money line, forget all the points bets.
    Let me just say between the Jets over the Chargers and the Saints over the Colts it has been a very good year.

  18. slipkid says: Feb 9, 2010 9:25 PM

    beck has a great video on “the inconvenient debt”, however.
    and osmabama isnt from here. that’s why he wants to destroy the middle class.

  19. Raydahz says: Feb 9, 2010 10:00 PM

    I personally know 2 gentlemen who put $500,000 on the Colts to win at the Wynn sportsbook. They aren’t filthy rich multi-millionaires either. They’re absolutely devastated in every sense, as you could imagine. Crazy, huh? That’s what Vegas does to people. . .

  20. Calir says: Feb 9, 2010 10:17 PM

    Oh dear, wait till Obama hears people were enjoying themselves in Vegas and gambling. How could they!

  21. Steve-O says: Feb 9, 2010 10:35 PM

    @Bob S. says:
    February 9, 2010 7:39 PM
    ALL THE LATE MONEY WENT ON THE SAINTS and not from the public AND LINE DROPPED LATE THE LAST DAY.
    THIS GAME ENDED HOW IT WAS PLANNED TO END LIKE ALMOST ALL NATIONALLY TELEVISED NIGHT GAMES THIS YEAR AS FAVORITE PLAYED THEIR WORST GAME OF THE SEASON.
    And the gullible think it’s on the level.
    ===================================
    You’re a F-ing MORON!

  22. straightup says: Feb 9, 2010 11:01 PM

    Bob s and Steve O, IF THE NFL IS RIGGED THEN I HOPE THEY GIVE US ANOTHER ONE NEXT YEAR….LOL

  23. NightTrainNeckTie says: Feb 9, 2010 11:28 PM

    @ straightup
    great post!

  24. artieblanksucsbigD says: Feb 9, 2010 11:39 PM

    “4liberty”, i was talking about his Saints(aint gonna win,no way, no can do, not in this life)prognostication. i forgot that the Redskins was also one of Florios’ dead on predictions also.

  25. DJSlyBri says: Feb 10, 2010 1:25 AM

    Had to be all those Tebow-loving Republicans that were doing the betting. None of Obama’s people go to Vegas anymore since he said they can’t.

  26. Adam says: Feb 10, 2010 5:20 AM

    Bob S. says:
    February 9, 2010 7:39 PM
    ALL THE LATE MONEY WENT ON THE SAINTS and not from the public AND LINE DROPPED LATE THE LAST DAY.
    THIS GAME ENDED HOW IT WAS PLANNED TO END LIKE ALMOST ALL NATIONALLY TELEVISED NIGHT GAMES THIS YEAR AS FAVORITE PLAYED THEIR WORST GAME OF THE SEASON.
    And the gullible think it’s on the level.
    Then stop watchin the FN games. You think you’re gonna change anyone’s minds? You want extra attention? What’s your point, what’s your objective? Why are you seeking out the negative side of things? Where’s the evidence for this?
    I’m sure you’re trolling, but I’m sorta new to this site and can’t smell trolls yet.
    Conspiracy theorists usually = fail
    I can’t imagine you being a fun person. Anything good happens, you’ll find somethin wrong with it. Whatever, your not worth the time. Go home and get your friggin shine box.

  27. Bob S. says: Feb 10, 2010 6:42 AM

    strasightup
    pt barnum once said “a sucker is born each day”

    go back and look at how a ball almost touching the 31 as the runner went down in the middle of the field, got moved back almost a full yard? that spot itself changed the course of the game. The media completely ignored talking about it, and even quickly cut off to commercial and quickly came back just as ball was to be snapped! You explain that part of the coverup! WATCH IT YOURSELF – DONT CALL ME NAMES because it boggles your mind that some big businessmen manipulate things FOR MONEY! ER I MEAN LARGE MONEY!
    btw- people who are fans of the wwf or whatever it is called now also believe that sport is on the level. you keep watching your tanked games, and other arranged finishes – they all are just as on the level.

  28. Bob S. says: Feb 10, 2010 7:31 AM

    pbuck says:
    February 9, 2010 8:34 PM
    Enough with the NFL conspiracy theories.

    can you do the same with these assinine unproven statements of yours that everything done by every single human involved in the games or who contacted them was on the level?
    thats one helluva conspiracy theory you are trying to push!

  29. EricTheClown says: Feb 10, 2010 7:43 AM

    I told everyone to bet on the saints + the refs.
    I got more from the pity party than the city of N.O.
    Six months from now ony the piss smell will be left.

  30. Dirk says: Feb 10, 2010 8:46 AM

    @Bob S.
    There is a timeout with 51 seconds left in the second quarter. Prior to that timeout Ind #29 runs a dive which ends somewhere between Ind 10 and 11 yard lines. The Umpire places the ball with the backtip touching the 10 yard line. Head Linesman and Line Judge are not visible on the screen. After the commercial break the ball is still in the same spot.
    Important question: Where is the ball the moment #29 touches the ground with his left elbow? You have to use slow motion or even freeze the picture to find out.
    Ind cannot challenge the spot (last 2 minutes of a half).

  31. u_b_maggot says: Feb 10, 2010 8:57 AM

    Bob S., are you a colts fan? Cause I did go back and look. And you’re not only full of conspiratorial nonsense, but you have bad eyes.
    But the question stands: are you a colts fan?

  32. medic406 says: Feb 10, 2010 9:02 AM

    There are alot of pissed off retired players with medical problems. There are alot of current players that are pissed off about the league’s current demands under the new CBA disagreement. How many people are involved in the outcomes of each NFL game? Do you honestly think that this is going on (game manipulation), and no one talks about it. If this were true, the owners would be bending over backwards to meet any demands of the player’s union because they know some disgruntled, angry player would open his stupid mouth to the media. The retired players would have “retirements” and medical coverage. Come on man. Look, I think it is fair to say that Guido has gotten to players/refs in the past, but not the entire league. What do you think this is, the NBA or something?

  33. Reasonable says: Feb 10, 2010 9:23 AM

    Bob S. If thats how you feel, stop watching.

  34. NOLAGirl says: Feb 10, 2010 10:03 AM

    @Bob S.
    I guess since you already new before the game that there was going to be a conspiracy against the Colts………………..maybe you should have put your money on the Saints!!

  35. kartell says: Feb 10, 2010 11:00 AM

    Bob S.:
    IF your aunt had a set of balls she’d be your uncle.

  36. Bob S. says: Feb 10, 2010 11:58 AM

    Dirk
    Ind cannot challenge the spot (last 2 minutes of a half).
    —————–
    YOU ARE RIGHT! AND YOU MADE MY CASE!
    But replay officials could have. The referee pushed that ball BACK close to a yard and them also employed by the NFL could have reviewed such an obvious play in such an important game. I have seen other spots reviewed in the last 2 minutes of a half.
    I just watched that play another half-dozen times now using slo-mo or frame by frame and Addai clearly had carried the ball almost a full yard further than they finally placed it.
    It was a New Orleans time-out and when watching the entire game I thought that was the SHORTEST COMMERCIAL BREAK ALL GAME not only was it just one commercial but they seemed to cut it off AND the players were already in position to scrimmage the ball when CBS switched back.
    I REPEAT THE NFL REFS AND NFL REPLAY OFFICIALS CONSPIRED BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THEY WERE DOING ALL GAME. AND IT WORKED!

  37. Bob S. says: Feb 10, 2010 12:00 PM

    kartell says:
    Bob S.:
    IF your aunt had a set of balls she’d be your uncle.

    wow!
    still using those extremely funny jokes you first heard in grade 3!

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