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Super Bowl as some reported six- and seven-figure losses in part due to a seemingly deep-pocketed mystery bettor and the many records set during the game T.J. Hockenson Jersey , which allowed gamblers to cash in on proposition bets.

Gamblers wagered a record $158.6 million on the big game at Nevada’s 198 sports books, over $20.1 million more than in 2017. But the unaudited tallies released Monday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board showed sports books made a profit of only about $1.2 million on the action, around $9.8 million less than in 2017 and not even close to the $19.7 they cleared in 2014.

Sports books around Las Vegas had selected the New England Patriots over the Philadelphia Eagles to win their second straight Super Bowl. Bookmakers initially posted lines ranging between 5 and 6 1/2 points and the over/under for total points scored in the game at 48.

”The game didn’t quite go exactly the way he had hoped for, but we kind of grinded out a small win on this particular event when you consider all things,” said Jay Rood, who heads sports betting operations for MGM Resorts International, where the Patriots were a 4.5 favorite. ”When you consider us as an overall hotel-casino company, I think at the end of the day Jahlani Tavai Jersey , we are going to be all right. We had thousands of people here enjoying themselves watching the game.”

The sports book at the Mirage, owned by MGM Resorts, took a bet for more than $2 million on the Eagles.

The same bettor who took this city’s legal sports books for millions of dollars on the World Series also placed a $500,000 wager on the Eagles at the South Point sports book. The man also placed two bets of $1 million with William Hill, which runs more than 100 sports books in Nevada and has a mobile app.

William Hill on Sunday reported ending the night with a multimillion-dollar loss, with $3.2 million alone to the mystery bettor. The operator said that based on the number of tickets, 54 percent of bettors were correct in choosing the Eagles on the point spread and 75 percent on the money line. Fifty-six percent of tickets were correct on choosing the over for the total points scored in the game, which the operator had at 49.

The casino industry’s largest lobbying group in the U.S. Will Harris Jersey , the American Gaming Association, estimated that Americans would wager about $4.76 billion on the big game, but only 3 percent or $138.5 million would be done legally at sports books in Nevada.

Across Las Vegas, proposition bets – wagers offered on unique and various cases – left gamblers rejoicing as the game set all kinds of records.

”Well, we are a little disappointed with the bottom line,” said Jay Kornegay, the sports book director of the Westgate Las Vegas. ”This event is dominated by the general betting public and they always like to bet on things to happen. So, they like to bet the yeses more than the nos. They like to bet the overs more than the unders Austin Bryant Jersey , and a lot of those come through for them. We had our worst Super Bowl prop results ever.”

The sports book paused cashing tickets after midnight and resumed later in the morning. It still had around 100 people in line Monday afternoon waiting to get paid.

One of the proposition bets that hurt the Westgate was whether the game’s MVP Nick Foles would score a touchdown. He did. That bet paid 8-1.

Kornegay said every single one of the players who scored a touchdown had a proposition bet on him.

”Not only did they score a touchdown, but we also had props on whether they would score in the first half,” Kornegay said. It was a double whammy for us. ”

Seattle manager Scott Servais kept up the ruse on Friday night, denying that he saw Ichiro Suzuki in disguise in the Mariners dugout at Yankee Stadium.

And he mostly kept a straight face as he said it.

In a performance almost as transparent as the fake mustache and hoodie the former outfielder wore when he crashed the team’s bench, Servais said before Friday night’s game against the Red Sox, ”I’ve got to keep a closer eye on my dugout.”

”Mustaches? I don’t know anybody that’s got a mustache,” Servais told chuckling reporters at Fenway Park a day after Suzuki was caught by an Associated Press photographer where he wasn’t supposed to be. ”I don’t know who that is, but will definitely keep an eye out today.”

Suzuki Rashan Gary Jersey , who is now in the Mariners front office, stretched with the team on Friday night and took batting practice before the series opener against the Red Sox. According to Major League Baseball rules, he isn’t allowed to be in the dugout during games.

The 44-year-old outfielder declined to comment when approached by the AP before Friday’s matchup.

Major League Baseball isn’t expected to impose any discipline, given Suzuki’s stature in the game and the fact that his prank was playful and harmless.

The disguise was reminiscent of New York Mets manager Bobby Valentine, who returned to the dugout in sunglasses and a fake mustache after he was ejected from a 1999 game. Valentine, who also managed the Red Sox, was suspended for two games and fined $5,000.

Suzuki usually spends the games in the clubhouse Darnell Savage Jr. Jersey , but AP photographer Bill Kostroun spotted him with his face nearly covered by a fake mustache, sunglasses and a gray hoodie drawn tight over his head during in the first inning as the Yankees hit a pair of two-run homers.

He was gone by the second inning.

”Crazy,” Servais said. ”Security is really tough in New York. So, surprised somebody slipped in.”

Suzuki had 3,089 hits in the major leagues before coming off the Seattle roster in early May, when he moved into the team’s front office as a special assistant to the chairman. The 10-time All-Star hasn’t officially retired, and there’s speculation he might play when the Mariners open the 2019 season in Tokyo.

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