Giants winning outright costs sports books record $2.6M

Updated: February 5, 2008, 9:34 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- Nevada sports books lost a record $2.6 million on Super Bowl bets when the New York Giants upset the New England Patriots 17-14, gambling regulators said Tuesday.

A flood of small bets came in on the Giants, who were 12-point underdogs against undefeated New England, the Goliath that looked unbeatable.

"People came into Las Vegas and they wanted to root for David," said Jay Kornegay, the executive director of the Las Vegas Hilton race and sports book. "The anticipated ...

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