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Would Irish-Alabama game set wagering record?

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Like players scoring a touchdown, oddsmakers in Las Vegas would be jumping for joy if the BCS title game pits Notre Dame against Alabama, two of the most storied programs in college football history.

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A national championship matchup with Notre Dame and Alabama probably would be the most-wagered college football game in history, Las Vegas oddsmakers said, with a worldwide betting handle of more than $2 billion."You'd have two storied programs and almost five weeks of buildup," said Jimmy Vaccaro, a spokesman for William Hill U.S., which represents 150 sports books in Nevada. "The intrigue about it is going to make it a monster."
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