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Sportsbooks Pack in NCAA Fans

LAS VEGAS -- It started weeks ago with 64 teams and now, the NCAA champion was crowned. It came down to the wire and was decided by just two points. The game didn't disappoint -- for both the fans or the sportsbooks.

There was plenty of cheering and edge of the seat excitement as Las Vegas sportsbooks were packed with hundreds of fans from all over the country.
A few locals even headed to the Hilton to take in the championship match.

"It's a big game. You just want to get the atmosphere right," said Sam Chen.

For Chen, watching the game was only part of the fun. He also has big money on the line.

"I've got a couple of pot bets. I've got a couple of hundred dollars going," he said.

And Chen was far from alone. Several fans even packed the high limit betting cage to place their wagers.

"You have people putting $5,000, $10,000. A lot more than I do," he said.

Whether rooting for the Duke Blue Devils or Butler Bulldogs, fans got their fix as the game stayed close throughout.

"No team led by more than six points all the way. It was nip and tuck the entire way," said Frank Lawson.

In the end, it was Duke who prevailed. The casinos were also big winners, packing in the crowds and their cash.

"Very good game down to the last shot. Duke won it. They were suppose to win it. The best team won," said Lawson.


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