The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has reported that preliminary figures show $53,634,680 was wagered in the state on this past weekend’s Super Bowl through retail and online sportsbooks.
That was a 74 per cent increase over wagers placed on the game last year. After payouts, revenue is expected to be $9,418,535 following a negative revenue amount from 2020 Super Bowl wagering.
This was the third year in which legal sports wagering was available in Pennsylvania for the Super Bowl, but just the second in which online wagering options were available.
This year, patrons could choose to place Super Bowl wagers at 15 retail locations and through 12 online wagering sites. Those numbers last year were 12 and eight respectively.