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Caesars Palace Sports Book Takes Super Bowl Bets

23 January 2006

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Super Bowl XL is nearly two weeks away but guests at Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book in Las Vegas, Nevada, have an opportunity to place a wager on the game right now. The line at Caesars Palace currently favors the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Seattle Seahawks by 3.5 with the over-under set at 48. This comes following Pittsburgh's 34-17 road victory against the Denver Broncos and the Seahawks 34-14 home win over the Carolina Panthers.

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

Caesars Palace Race and Sports Book is one of the legendary places in Las Vegas to watch and bet on sporting events and football's big game is no exception. In 1986 Caesars Palace issued a proposition (prop) bet allowing guests to gamble on the probability of William "The Refrigerator" Perry scoring 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, making history.

"That particular bet really propelled prop betting to what it is at Caesars Palace today," Esposito said. "Instead of just the standard prop bets that 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 to the excitement that one prop bet generated 20 years ago."

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