By Mike Tenay

 

Last Sunday Las Vegas casinos handed out millions of dollars to NFL fans as an early Christmas present. Sound impossible? Well, when Week 15 National Football League favorites dominated, public bettors cashed straight bets, parlays and teasers to the tune of an estimated $4 million in losses by Vegas sportsbooks.

The new Prof. Vegas podcast details the bloodbath by interviewing 40-year Las Vegas bookmaking legend Jimmy Vaccaro of the South Point Hotel and Casino. Vaccaro explains in depth how the perfect storm for bettors saw favorites go 5-for-5 in the Sunday afternoon games when Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Green Bay, San Diego and Seattle swept the betting boards.

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There was no relief for the bookies on Sunday night either when Arizona crushed Philadelphia. The early games on Sunday featured a crazy 28-point comeback by the New York Giants against the unbeaten Carolina Panthers. While the Giants ended up losing on a last play field goal, they covered the five-point spread. How much more would the casinos have lost had Carolina covered? Find out by listening to Prof. Vegas now.

Chris Andrews, who had a 30-year career as a legal Nevada bookmaker and casino owner, joins Prof. Vegas to break down the major College Bowl games, the College Football Final Four Playoff and NFL prime time action. Andrews, of againstthenumber.com, offers his expert opinion with point spread picks on Denver-Cincinnati on Monday Night Football and seven other high profile Pro and College games.

Prof. Vegas is a weekly audio sports betting magazine that is available on ITunes and Play.It.