Las Vegas sports books lost big in NFL Week 10
Bettors handed Las Vegas sports books their largest loss of the season on Sunday, according to a report from ESPN.
Favorites went 9-3 against the spread in NFL play, dealing losses to the Aliante, the Stratosphere and the Westgate Superbook, according to ESPN. CG Technology, in particular, lost around $250,000 on Sunday.
Balance sheets looked grim for the casinos even before Sunday night's Green Bay 55-14 victory over Chicago. Bettors piled on the favored Packers, who easily covered the spread. The MGM sports book took eight times as much money on the Packers as it did on the Bears.
"Anytime there is a long line for the Sunday night game, you know the book had a bad day," Marc Nelson, sports book director at the Aliante Casino, told ESPN.
The books fared better in college play on Saturday. Texas A&M's victory over 23.5-point favorite Auburn marked the casinos' biggest victory of the 2014 season.
- Andrew Melnick