Caesars Palace Sports Book Takes Super Bowl Bets - Tuesday 24th of January 2006

LAS VEGAS – Super Bowl XL is nearly two weeks awaybut guests at Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas, Nevada, havean opportunity to place a wager on the game right now. The line at CaesarsPalace currently favors the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Seattle Seahawks by3.5 with the over-under set at 48. This comes following Pittsburgh's 34-17road victory against the Denver Broncos and the Seahawks 34-14 home win overthe Carolina Panthers.

"We put a tremendous amount of thought into this game and feel we'veposted the line at a figure that should generate a lot of excitement and goodtwo-way action as these two teams are very closely matched," said AssistantVice President of Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book Operations, ChuckEsposito.

Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book is one of the legendary places in LasVegas to watch and bet on sporting events and football's big game is noexception. In 1986 Caesars Palace issued a proposition (prop) bet allowingguests to gamble on the probability of William "The Refrigerator" Perryscoring a touchdown. With just over three minutes left in the third quarter,Perry took a handoff from the one and plunged into the end zone, makinghistory.

"That particular bet really propelled prop betting to what it is atCaesars Palace today," Esposito said. "Instead of just the standard prop betsthat used to be available for games such as coin toss or first points scored,our guests now have nearly 200 unique prop bets to choose from, mainly due tothe excitement that one prop bet generated 20 years ago."

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