2.4: 1-on-1 with Chuck Esposito
The Venetian hotel race and sports host joins Greg Papa prior to the Super Bowl.
And head down to Vegas in check get a little holes from the Venetian Hotel race and sports book. Chuck has visited or join -- last year and chronicle live so why the Packers favored to win this game on Sunday Jack. There's does that vogue team Greg they've played so well toward the end of the season winning three games. Then they went into Philadelphia into Atlanta and into Chicago and won all three of those games and they've kind of -- -- team ran out the public love. They have at the Pittsburgh Steelers -- the higher sheet I think they had they did a better regular season performers they've won surely Super Bowls in recent years I've kind of got that thought. That the reason that Green Bay was installed as the favorite initially was the the feeling that later rod as the game grew closer the money would be coming on Pittsburgh that would -- Balanced as often they may actually kick off. And dad dad dad picked up so -- when the when the ball's in the air and at Sunday at 329 -- I would expect this line to be checked. I think it's gonna go off right around word is now I don't think he gets any higher maybe it goes to three. But I think that the betting public will back the Steelers QB plus the points in that game. And I think it's a great two way action you're gonna see a lot of us steeler money to -- as the game progresses or is that -- inch closer to kickoff on Sunday but. Great two way action overall it's a it's a marquee matchup for our industry batting right that's -- -- I can't decide who's gonna win the football game one thing I think -- it's gonna be more high scoring than people think you do have the to a stingy -- Defense is a pro football in the category of points allowed tell me how you guys arrived at the over 445. For Super Bowl 45. What you look at DC teams and -- played as storied team in 2009 of 3736. Shoot out with Pittsburgh winning on the last play of the game neither one of these teams and had any success running the ball they're gonna have to air it out it's the big game it's the last football game. The public likes to -- over in this big game and even though the early action came on the under I suspect his totals gonna go up. As being closer to kick off on Sunday -- how how big of a weekend as Super Bowl weekend for you guys done on the Vegas strip what what percentage of your total revenue do you generated a calendar years generated -- Super Bowl -- That's admirable as the biggest single day for us in the big game Sunday is unbelievable I think -- nine gaming economically impact in Vegas will be somewhere over 85 million. Gaining wise legally here in Nevada the sports book will probably generate some more on the range about. 85 to ninety million we have a shot to surpass that record. 94 million wagered. On the Seattle Pittsburgh big game we have that shot because this marquee match up between the Packers and Steelers -- actually done in Vegas for that Super Bowl Super Bowl forty guys as some of my money -- back chuck by the way. Overall this year the economy has bounced back a little bit this year but. I I'd read something where the wagering throughout the NFL campaign this season was down from previous years where -- you guys that -- Super Bowl Sunday but total NFL gambling this year in the 2010 season. Well I think it was a nice diversion for people -- a lot of people still came out to wager on the football games they stayed within their means they had some fine and that's right here from more and more customers have come through the door was down a little bit but overall it was a phenomenal year for us into the playoffs were exciting and like I said I think we have bad shot at a record handle come Sunday. -- Super Bowl Sunday it's so much more than to try to predict just who's gonna win the football game and how higher lower scoring game it's gonna be I loved Super Bowl Sunday for all the prop bets that I do want our audience to peruse some of the ones that are made intrigue and the one thing that I watch. -- -- game to go to overtime because we understood playoff scenario the overtime rule which we've not had yet they -- eleven post season just a Johnny what it means. We'll game go to overtime yes plus 500 so -- -- -- hundred dollars on the game going to overtime how much do I went back for that. Hundred dollar bet. You're going to be quite profitable that goes into overtime you're getting five to winds for your money so you're gonna make a profit of 500 dollars of the game goes into overtime and the process really become the game within the game. They're about 300 different ways you can wager so if you don't have an opinion on who's gonna win or lose you on one of those -- you can have fun. From start to finish regards and it's a close game for a blow out. Now there is an overtime role in the NFL there on the first possession -- cannot win the Super Bowl by merely kicking a field goal the the team to get a possession back so how was that change the way you guys said -- line -- in previous years. If you set it. You know all over three I'd like three and a half -- -- worried when you went to overtime because a team could win the game of the field -- you still wind up losing that bad now the fact attribute most teams are probably thinking about getting six in that three in overtime how is that just of that line from the field goal above and beyond the field goal chuck. It really hasn't adjusted much it means you look at the post season so far there was no game is really never close to going into OT. I think once that happens maybe moving forward we'll have to make some adjustments but that number really is based on what's gonna happen during sixty minutes of game time. And then we'll see what happens who knows that goes into overtime made eleven new prop up. That hits the board right at that time I'm really showed some of the audience are -- the progress that caught. Are high what what what's one of the cool prop bets out there we should maybe get it out on a Sunday checked. I think the funny ones that we've come up with some throwback crossover props so if you like maybe would Bart Starr did in big game one. First what big Ben's gonna do in this game you can wager on that if you wanna target to say what Lynn -- did in big games ten vs -- driver and Greg Jennings are gonna do in this game doesn't -- it people like their water cooler -- -- become really exciting up crops have become a bigger and bigger part of big game it really started with fridge Perry scoring that touchdown against the Patriots. And that big game and props had been so popular since then. That we really need to be creative. Think outside the box and give the public something the look at with each year's games and -- becoming bigger part every year and they'll make up about 35%. Over overall handle come Sunday that's does the best that I am talking about the Green Bay Packers go -- from guard to Brett. And out of Aaron Rodgers against Big -- is gonna be fun on Sunday checked actually for your time is always in July 8 Super Bowl weekend. Thanks Greg you say thank you.