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Strong Week 1 for underdogs, Vegas books

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The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas won more money on the Kansas City Chiefs’ upset of the New England Patriots on Thursday than the sportsbook won on any regular-season game last year.

“The way the NFL is today, the public just bets the Patriots every which way they can,” said Ed Salmons, assistant manager at the Westgate.

The Chiefs kicked off as 8-point road underdogs and beat the Patriots 42-27, ending massive amounts of parlay and teaser bets before they even made it to the weekend.

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  • At Las Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technology, 90 percent of all parlays that featured the Thursday night game had the Patriots. Plus, the book took a $23,000 money-line bet on New England -470. The bet would have netted around $5,000, instead the customer is out $23,000.

    “It was a really big number,” CG Technology vice president of risk Jason Simbal said of his book’s win on Thursday.

    In the offseason, William Hill’s Nevada sportsbook offered a proposition bet on “Will any team go 19-0?” with the “Yes” paying 20-1. Approximately 94 percent of the money bet on the prop was on the “Yes,”

    Article source: http://www.espn.com/chalk/story/_/id/20672507/nfl-wins-kansas-city-chiefs-chicago-bears-fuel-winning-start-las-vegas-books

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