Wagers increased after a growth in the number of online betting sites offering bets on the event.
US.- Pennsylvania has reported a handle of US$53.6m for this year’s Super Bowl, representing an increase of 74 per cent compared to last year’s event.
The figures released by The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, show the preliminary numbers of wagers on the past weekend’s event through both retail and online sportsbooks.
According to the regulator, after payouts, revenue is expected to be US$9.42m, which compared to negative revenue from 2020 Super Bowl.
The increase in wagers comes amid an increase in online betting options. This was the third year in which legal sports wagering was available in Pennsylvania for the Super Bowl, but only the second in which online wagering was possible.
This year, more online wagering sites were available. Customers could place Super Bowl bets at 15 retail locations and 12 online betting sites, last year there were 12 retails sitesand eight online sportsbooks.