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Controversial Call Sees Millions Switch Hands

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File photo of sportsbook (Photo by Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau via Getty Images)

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(Las Vegas, NV) — If you are a sports bettor you know Monday Night Football proved to be a nightmare for some and a dream for others.

Monday night’s controversial touchdown call that gave the Seattle Seahawks a 14-12 victory over the Green Bay Packers had an immediate impact for gamblers across the world.

William Hill’s Jimmy Vaccaro told KXNT the call saw about $15 million switch hands in Nevada. Worldwide it has been reported from anywhere from $150-$250 million dollars

Between 70-80% was wagered on the Packers and Vaccaro believes this will have a lasting effect. “I’m sure there have been things happen like this, but with the drama connected with it I can’t remember. Let me put it this way, nobody is going to forget this one.”

Las Vegas Hilton’s Jay Kornegay also said that the handle in Nevada is tiny compared to across the globe.

“Only 1-2% percent of sports bets are made in Nevada.”

The call didn’t just have an immediate impact on gamblers, it also impacted the Packers’ Super Bowl odds. After Monday night’s game, the LVH changed the odds for the Packers to win the Super Bowl from 7-1 Monday to 9-1 Tuesday.

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