Who Dat Say Dey Gonna Cheer for Dem Saints? Las Vegas, given the massive difference in betting on the Super Bowl between the favored Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints.
A whopping 75 percent of bets with MGM Mirage are going to Colts right now, though Vegas expects far more wagering to take place between now and the game.
At this point we are cheering for the Saints,” Jay Rood, race and sports book director at MGM Mirage, told Reuters in a telephone interview.
“But the next 48 hours is our bread and butter and make or break time. What we have booked to the game right now is probably only one third of what we’ll have.”
Casinos expect to see betting on the Saints ramp up on the weekend given wagers from fans who want to support a feel-good team in its first Super Bowl and less than five years after New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
So if Peyton Manning throws seven interceptions …
At least the bets are up this year from last — a sign, apparently, that the economy is doing better, but not as well as in 2006, when fans put almost $95 million on Super Bowl XL.
But if you’re bored with that conventional wagering on who will “win the game,” don’t worry — the Internet’s got you covered.
A more unique proposition bet comes from online gambling site sportsbook.com, which allows bets on whether the Saints’ Reggie Bush’s total yards will be more or less than the combined measurements of his model girlfriend Kim Kardashian, which the site lists as 34-26-39.
How exactly did they get those numbers?