Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel

Mark Manuel can be heard in the Quad Cities on 101-3 KISS-FM and BIG 106.5, as well as in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids on 100.7 The Fox. Thanks for...Full Bio


Vegas In SHAMBLES After Clemson Win

When they say ‘the House’ always wins in Vegas, they’re talking about the grand scheme of things.

Every now and then, Sin City takes a nasty hit.

And then there are scenarios like Monday night’s NCAA National Championship Game—when the sportsbook takes a proverbial bath the size of those fountains at Caesar’s Palace.

Because not only was the amount of money bet on Monday Night’s Game historic – with Nevada estimating the wagers to fall between $15-20-million – but most of that money was bet on Clemson, who was a nearly seven-point underdog before winning the game in the waning seconds.

To put that in perspective, that amount is more than double the amount bet on Sunday’s Green Bay/New York Giants game.

In fact it was so big a hit that when MGM reportedly said they lost in “the high six-figures,” with another veteran Las Vegas bookmaker saying: “It was as bad as a result as humanly possible.”

Wow—looks like most of the bets that happened in Vegas Monday night sure did stay in Vegas.

Yet somehow, I think the city will survive.

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