Fans bet record $98.9M in Nevada on Super Bowl
LAS VEGAS -- Sports fans bet a record $98.9 million at Nevada casinos on the Super Bowl.
Odds makers say California fans drove the unprecedented handle, flooding Las Vegas and northern Nevada with wagers on the hometown team. The 49ers hadn't been in a Super Bowl since 1995.
The previous Nevada record was set in 2006, when gamblers wagered $94.5 million.
Casinos say they lost big on proposition bets, including a long-shot on whether there would be a safety.