The grand finale of the Super Bowl is getting closer and Vegas bookmakers seem to support the New England Patriots according to a recent report published by Reuters. The most appreciated football player is Tom Brady who has already won most Las Vegas casinos on his side.
Several million dollars have been wagered on the game that will be held on February, the 5th. The majority of the bets that have been registered until now in Las Vegas casinos claim that the New York Giants will win the game. Given this trend, sports books think the bets that will be made during the weekend will most likely be in favor of the Patriots. The number of the remaining Super Bowl wagers amounts to 80 percent.
The New England Patriots prepare to enter the Super Bowl on a 10-game winning streak which dates back to the regular season. Their rivals, the Giants, have proven their winning abilities many times before. The two teams met in the Super Bowl competition four years ago when New York stunned the Patriots.
The Giants are more appealing to bettors because the Patriots’ defense is usually weak. Moreover, New England is now missing its tight end, Rob Gronkowski, giving supporters more reasons to believe that New York will win the title. Despite this, bookmakers are convinced that the Patriots can still defeat the Giants because they have Tom Brady, the best quarterback in the American football.
Casino managers think it’s a little bit too early to say which team will get the most bets. The upcoming wagers could change the current situation, so they prefer to refrain from making any comments until all the bets have been made. Jay Kornegay, vice president of race and sports book operations for the LVH SuperBook, told reporters that Patriots wagers are desirable because they can balance the current situation.
Nevada is seized by a gambling frenzy each year before the Super Bowl game. Last year, the state handled $87.5 million when Green Bay beat Pittsburgh. According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, wagers on this year’s Super Bowl could be even bigger than the ones in 2011.