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Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books

Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning's head for a Seattle safety.

For some reason, a lot of bettors at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had put money on a 60-1 longshot that the first score of the games for the Seahawks would be that safety.

"It cost us a healthy six figures in the first six seconds of the game," Kornegay said. "Luckily we ended up making it up."

Such is the way with so-called "prop" bets, which tantalize bettors with promises of big payoffs. Unlike point spreads and money lines they can vary wildly...