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Think the Patriots game was bad? The Packers-Seahawks game has Vegas pissed.
There's a saying in Vegas; You can piss off your wife, you can piss off your friends, but you can't piss off your book maker without paying for it.
HThe debacle Monday night officiating changed more than just the outcome of one game. It changed how Vegas makes odds on the NFL. The league may make millions off every game, but Vegas bookmakers make billions, and they're not taking kindly to the way the league has allowed substandard officials to change the outlook of the postseason in just the first three weeks.
Sportsbook Manager, Kevin Bradley, on Monday night’s refereeing debacle (courtesy of Bovada):
"Never have I seen such an egregious call that represented such a huge swing in money. With 75% of pre-game action on the Packers, last night’s game-ending play goes down as one of the most significant last minute money swings in recent betting memory, and certainly the most controversial. Even the Super Bowl odds have been impacted as the Packers went from 7/1 to 17/2 and the Seahawks went from 60/1 to 30/1.It’s unfortunate that the referees and not the players are determining outcomes of NFL games."
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