Jimmy Vaccaro of William Hill U.S. has been a Las Vegas bookmaker for 40 years. He's never seen so many big tickets pay to the public in one week.
"What you had last Sunday was probably the worst single Sunday that I've seen since I've been in town," he said.
"We had one little old lady hit a 12-teamer for $3 and she made $12,000."
Last Sunday, seven heavily-bet favorites covered the points spread and estimated losses statewide were around $8 million.
Gambler Derek Delquatro bet $500 and won a total of $2500 over the weekend, but he knows it's usually a rarity.
"(Sports books) know that they're gonna get it back sooner or later," Delquatro said. "I'm being cautious with my money."
Up until Sunday, the books have been posting record football winnings. The $43.5 million won in September is only about a million dollars less than what was made all of last year.
In his experience, Vaccaro believes things will always level out over the course of a year.
"No matter what it is. No matter how bad, good, or indifferent your personal life is, you find money to bet football," Vaccaro said.
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