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As usual, the house wins off Super Bowl gambling

By Anthony Curtis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 09, 2014

~~<p>Nevada's sports books took in $119.4 million in bets on the Super Bowl, resulting in a win of $19.7 million, or 16.5 percent. The &quot;handle,&quot; which is the total amount bet, was a record, topping the previous high of $98.9 million set last year. The Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos meant that Seattle and over (total points scored) bettors got the money. The house doesn't always win, but it usually does -- this was the 22nd time in 24 years that the casinos have won on the Super Bowl.</p>
<p>&raquo; <strong>ONJ to Flamingo</strong>: Olivia Newton-John has been confirmed for a summer &quot;residency&quot; at the Flamingo, playing on dates when Donny and Marie are off. The schedule is April&nbsp;8-12; May 6-10, 27-31; July 1-5, 29-31; and Aug. 1, 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30. Tickets begin at $69. A similar engagement was planned for last year but didn't occur.</p>
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Nevada's sports books took in $119.4 million in bets on the Super Bowl, resulting in a win of $19.7 million, or 16.5 percent. The "handle," which is the total amount bet, was a record, topping the previous high of $98.9 million set last year. The Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos meant that Seattle and over (total points scored) bettors got the money. The house doesn't always win, but it usually does -- this was the 22nd time in 24 years that the casinos have won on the Super Bowl.

» ONJ to Flamingo: Olivia Newton-John has been confirmed for a summer "residency" at the Flamingo, playing on dates when Donny and Marie are off. The schedule is April 8-12; May 6-10, 27-31; July 1-5, 29-31; and Aug. 1, 2, 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30. Tickets begin at $69. A similar engagement was planned for last year but didn't occur. Login for more...



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