How Those Crazy Vegas Super Bowl Bets Turned Out
Bill Belichick's hoodie, Katy Perry's cleavage, the final score and other factors affected bettors' outcomes during Super Bowl Sunday.By Matt Moreno | February 2, 2015
It was one of the most exciting, down-to-the-wire Super Bowls ever played. The Seahawks’ last second gamble to throw the ball at the one-yard line didn't pay off for them — or Las Vegas, for that matter. Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler picked off Russell Wilson and sealed a thrilling 28-24 win.
It's the combination of a relatively high-scoring game and a Patriots win that's got Vegas casinos reeling.
The Las Vegas Sun reports casinos were rooting for the Patriots to lose and the combined game score to be under 47.5 points. One sportsbook's director told the outlet Sunday's result "was our one losing scenario."