Super Bowl bets tallied

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's legal sports books took in $81.5 million in bets on Sunday's Super Bowl game, and held on to 8.2 percent of the money wagered, state regulators say.

The betting total on the Pittsburgh Steelers-Arizona Cardinals game, which ended with a 27-23 victory for the Steelers, was lower than the total bet in the preceding four Super Bowl games. All of those football games produced betting in Nevada sports books that exceeded $90 million.

The sports books' latest win percentage of 8.2 percent was good compared to their minus-2.8 percent last year. But it was well under their 17 percent win percentage in 2005.

The latest figures were released by the state Gaming Control Board.