February 2, 2013
Super Bowl XLVII could bring bookies big bucks
By RANDALL THE HANDLE, Special to QMI Agency

49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh talks to his team during practice at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome ahead of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, La., Feb. 2, 2013. (JEFF HAYNES/Reuters)

There is no accurate measure of how much money is actually bet worldwide on the Super Bowl each year.

However, monies wagered legally in the state of Nevada are closely monitored as the Nevada Gaming Commission requires that all licensed gaming facilities report their handle (amount wagered) on the game.

Last year’s duel between the New England Patriots and New York Giants drew $93,899,840 in action. It was the second highest handle in Super Bowl history.



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