Bryan Altman, CBS Local Sports

They say the house never loses, and when the final numbers are totaled at the end of the 2015-16 football season I’m sure that will be the case. However, let it be known that on Sept. 13, 2015, the house most definitely lost.

According to an article from, Sunday was a day that saw gamblers take it to the casinos just like Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans took it to Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-14.

On Sunday, nine out of 13 favorites won and covered the spread, which was enough to give gamblers an edge over the casinos for the weekend.

Jay Kornegay, chief of the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas who has been a bookmaker for 20 years told ESPN “”I don’t remember a worse opening Sunday.”

Kornegay also noted that last year’s opening Sunday was “the best opening Sunday of his career” as 10 of 13 underdogs covered the spread on that day.

Still, don’t weep for the Vegas sportsbooks just yet. According to the ESPN report, Vegas sportsbooks raked in $113.7 million last year on football betting alone. Something tells me they’ll make it through this.

Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for just one championship for either of his other three teams.

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