Americans Will Wager 6 Billion On The Super Bowl This Weekend
This weekend everyone will be watching the Super Bowl, but many American’s will be betting on the game hoping to bring in some serious money!
According to the American Gaming Association, a survey was conducted and stated 22.7 million Americans plan to place a wager on Super Bowl LIII (taking place February 3rd.)
Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) which overall gave all states the right to legalize sports gambling, since eight states have done so.
The survey also indicated that one-in-ten adults plan on placing a bet on the game between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams, and planning on waging a whopping 6 billion on the game; and 1.8 million plan on betting illegally most likely through a bookie and that's not including millions that will bet offshore, online sports books.
Now if you are planning on rooting for the underdog, 52 percent on Americans will bet on the Rams while 48 percent will be on the Patriots.
Bill Miller who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AGA said in a statement,
The interest in legal, regulated sports betting in the United States has never been higher. More Americans than ever before will be able to place their bets with legal sportsbooks now operating in eight states, generating valuable revenue for state, local and tribal governments and increasing fan engagement with the game.
No matter who you are rooting for this Sunday make sure you wager responsibly!