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Las Vegas sports books take in huge wins after record 2014 Super Bowl handle

Peyton Manning reacts during play in yesterday's Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seahawks.
Peyton Manning reacts during play in yesterday's Super Bowl XLVIII against the Seahawks.
Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Las Vegas sports books won almost $19.7 million on yesterday's Super Bowl XLVIII according to an announcement by the Nevada Gaming Control Board today. Cumulative profit of approximately 16.5% for the books was the largest proportional return since the Patriots defeated the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX.

A record handle of $119.4 million was legally wagered on yesterday's Super Bowl at Nevada state sports books. That figure is more than 20% higher than last year's record $98.9 million bet on the Ravens & 49ers game.

According to the Las Vegas Advisor, 65% of the Super Bowl betting action favored Denver at the LVH super book in Vegas. The largest single wager at MGM Grand's book was $300,000 on a Seahawks win.

At most Vegas sports books prior to the game yesterday, the Denver Broncos were a 2.5 - point favorite to win the big game. The underdog Seahawks completely outplayed the Broncos and ran away with a 43-8 victory over Peyton Manning's team.