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$1.75

GAS CREEP

The slow slide of low fuel prices continues with a drop of 2 cents per gallon for the lowest regular price found at two gas stations in Pahrump on Tuesday. The price has dropped nearly 37 cents in five weeks.

$132.5 MILLION

SUPER BETS

The total wagered at the state’s 194 sports books for Sunday’s Super Bowl, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Last year wagers totaled $116 million.

$13.1 MILLION

SUPER HOLD

The sports books did well with underdog Denver Broncos winning the Super Bowl, giving the casinos a hold percentage of 10.1. Last year’s hold was 2.8 percent, or $3.2 million.

$4.2 BILLION

SUPER ILLEGAL

The amount of bets estimated to have been placed on the Super Bowl, with roughly 97 percent being illegal bets, including office pools, according to Washington, D.C.-based American Gaming Association.

 

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