Oddsmen, Taxmen, Businessmen — the Super Bowl’s Game of Millions
No matter who wins or loses the Super Bowl, big money changes hands this weekend. More than $99 million was bet on last year’s games, with more than $7 million landing in bookies’ laps. Meanwhile, New Jersey taxpayers hold a $17.7 million bill and counting, for increased public expenditures for the game staged at the Giants’ Meadowlands home in the Garden State. Local businesses say the expected $500 million jolt to the region hasn’t materialized, and, in fact, the NFL has proved a difficult partner. Wither sportsmanship?