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Super Bowl: Coin-toss wagers

Super Bowl: Coin-toss wagers

January 31, 2015

PHOENIX (Arizona), Jan 31 — Super Bowl gamblers are betting heads, not necessarily with their heads. “Bettors favour heads so much that some sports books are actually making it cheaper to bet tails in an effort to take even action,” according to RJ Bell, who runs betting information website Pregame.com. Such is the frenzy surrounding Super Bowl wagering, where betting by recreational gamblers dwarfs professionals. They are investing in any and every possible outcome tied to the... Read more

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  • Recording artist Katy Perry throws a football during the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show press conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. ― Reuters pic

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  • Recording artist Idina Menzel speaks during the Super Bowl XLIX pregame show press conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. ― Reuters pic

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  • A general view of the Vince Lombardi Trophy and helmets for the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots during a press conference for Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Convention Center. ― Reuters pic

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  • Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (left) and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) are seen at a press conference for Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Convention Center. ― Reuters pic

    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll (left) and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (right) are seen at a press conference for Super Bowl XLIX at Phoenix Convention Center. ― Reuters pic Read More >view gallery

  • A Seattle Seahawks fan visits the fan zone in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, January 31, 2015, ahead of Super Bowl XLIX featuring the Seahawks and the New England Patriots. ― Reuters pic

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  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media before Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona January 31, 2015. ― Reuters pic

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  • Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) at a press conference at Arizona Grand in advance of Super Bowl XLIX. ― Reuters pic

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  • New England Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell (19) speaks to reporters during the New England Patriots press conference at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass. ― Reuters pic

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