An all-time Super Bowl prop loss and some brutal changes of fortune in basketball make up our first weekly compilation of games bettors want to forget.
The $18.8 million won by the books is their second-largest Super Bowl win, behind the $19.7 million (16.5 percent) win on Seattle’s 43-8 upset of Denver in 2014.
The Patriots remain the favorites to keep their six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback in New England. But if Brady leaves, the Raiders are now the favorites to sign him.
“Everybody cashing Super Bowl tickets now will bet something on their way out,” Westgate vice president of risk Ed Salmons said. “We’ve taken bets on literally every team.”
A botched desperation lateral would’ve given bettors a miracle over. But the game stayed under when a deep pass by Jimmy Garoppolo was intercepted.
The Chiefs quarterback’s rushing yards took a hit as Kansas City ran out the clock, dealing a bad beat to bettors who took him to exceed his total.
MGM Resorts and Caesars Entertainment each reported a multimillion-dollar win on the Kansas City Chiefs’ 31-20 comeback victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
An MGM Resorts bettor lost a $500,000 wager on the first-half over 26½ and a $50,000 bet on the first-quarter over 10½ (Chiefs led 7-3 at the end of the first quarter).
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Less than three hours before kickoff of Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs are holding steady as 1½-point favorites over the 49ers and the consensus total has dipped to 53½.