You know how radio DJs always are doing something crazy to attract attention? Well, the hosts of the Morning Show at KOMP 92.3-FM did something a little more philanthropic before the Super Bowl to call attention to themselves. They made four proposition bets on the big game for homeless Las Vegans. Two of the bets paid off.
A record $119.4 million was wagered on the Super Bowl in Nevada sports books, according to figures released Monday by the Gaming Control Board. The state’s 183 sports books kept almost $19.7 million as Seattle beat Denver, 43-8.
Super Bowl XLVIII was only 12 seconds old when prop bettors across Las Vegas started doing the safety dance. The Seattle Seahawks’ 43-8 blowout of the Denver Broncos might have been a sleeper, but nearly 400 prop bets kept a lot of fans awake for the entire game.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has denied betting millions on the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl.
Instead of an instant classic, it was an immediate meltdown. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos — and throw in everyone who bet on them — suffered through four quarters of emotional torture.
About an hour before kickoff of the Super Bowl, no reports of $1 million bets surfaced but Las Vegas sports books were seeing potentially record-breaking wagering action.
It’s not all about Peyton Manning. The Denver Broncos have a pretty good defense, too, but that is sometimes lost in the Super Bowl hype.
If there is a betting storyline the public hates to hear more than any other, this is it. The squares are on Peyton Manning and the sharps are on the underdog. The battle line has been drawn.
If the point spread is an accurate indicator, the Super Bowl won’t be a bore. But a blowout is always possible. The game is never boring, however, for those who jump into the deep pool of proposition wagers.
Super Bowl proposition bets from the LVH Sports Book