A record $436.5 million was wagered on basketball, college and pro, at Nevada sports books in March, with the NCAA Tournament accounting for an estimated $305.5 million.
The winners of the men’s basketball tournament rode double-decker buses along Market Street, the heart of the business district, ending at City Hall for a rally.
Gonzaga owned the lion’s share when it came to this whole leaving the West Coast Conference for the Mountain West scenario, but that doesn’t mean the league in which UNLV exists shouldn’t have made the effort.
The team is set to arrive at Philadelphia’s airport around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, and the Wildcats will make their way to a celebration at the Jake Nevin Field House that starts around 6 p.m.
Donte DiVincenzo, a redshirt sophomore, scored 31 points and the Wildcats are national champions for the second time in three years after a 79-62 victory against Michigan before 67,831 at the Alamodome.
Derek Stevens, who owns the D Las Vegas and the Golden Gate, lost his $25,000 futures bet to win $1 million on the Wolverines but he won $100,000 on a $330,000 hedge bet he placed on the Wildcats on the money line Monday afternoon.
Donte DiVincenzo scored 31 points off the bench and Villanova shut down Michigan from the perimeter to beat the Wolverines 79-62 Monday night in the NCAA championship game.
Philadelphia police used oil and later hydraulic fluid during the Eagles’ successful Super Bowl run to deter celebrating fans from climbing poles and possibly injuring themselves or others.
The Westgate listed odds on 190 of the 353 Division I college basketball teams.