Super Bowl 55 provides a boom for sports betting in Las Vegas valley

Posted at 11:58 AM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 17:18:58-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The pandemic has changed many things in the betting world, but that doesn't mean fewer people are betting on Super Bowl 55.

Jeff Stoneback, the director of Sportsbook Trading Operations for MGM Resorts International, says its been a big season for them.

All the betting is up and there are tons of prop bets you can make, the player to score the first touchdown is one of the most popular ones.

But some people would rather bet big.

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MGM's Sportsbook took a $2.3M bet on the Buccaneers and close to a $1M bet on the Chiefs!

Although they won't be having their big Super Bowl party, Stoneback says MGM will still have smaller parties in groups of 50 to comply with the governors' mandate.