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Big Super Bowl bets don't pump Nevada casino win

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Record-setting betting action on the Super Bowl and a big win for Nevada sports books wasn't enough to pump up overall February gambling revenues.

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The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Friday reported Nevada casino winnings plunged 13.7 percent in February, caused largely by a huge drop in baccarat winnings and a tough comparison from a year earlier, when the Las Vegas Strip recorded its highest win total ever.

Nevada sports books won a record $19.7 million on wagers in the NFL's Super Bowl matchup that turned into a rout, with the Seattle Seahawks crushing the Denver Broncos 43-8.

The sports-book winnings accounted for a mere 2 percent of the total $926.1 million won by Nevada casinos in February.

In contrast, slot machines brought in nearly $539 million.

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