Gamblers Win Big On Packers-Favored Super Bowl
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Those who bet on the Green Bay Packers to win Sunday’s Super Bowl were rewarded by Las Vegas’ sports books. Oddsmakers made the Packers two-and-a-half favorites to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, and they proved to be correct, as Green Bay held on to beat Pittsburgh 31-to-25 in Arlington, Texas. It capped off what was expected to be a strong tourism weekend for Las Vegas. The city’s Convention and Visitors Authority had estimated the combination of a strong Super Bowl and the start of the Chinese New Year would draw nearly 150-thousand people to Sin City, and generate more than 85-million dollars in non-gaming tourism revenue. Nevada’s sports books had estimated bettors would wager as much as 90-million dollars on this year’s Super Bowl. Final figures from the state Gaming Control Board are expected later this week.