Survey: Record 50 million Americans to wager $16 billion on Super Bowl 57
The American Gaming Association estimates 50.4 million American adults will place a bet of some kind for Super Bowl 57 between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
A survey conducted by the organization says bettors will wager around $16 billion on the game, more than double bets on last year's game, won by the Los Angeles Rams against the Cincinnati Bengals.
"Every year, the Super Bowl serves to highlight the benefits of legal sports betting: bettors are transitioning to the protections of the regulated market, leagues and sports media are seeing increased engagement, and legal operators are driving needed tax revenue to states across the country," said American Gaming Association President and CEO Bill Miller in a release.
The game site also makes it easier for wagers to be placed as State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona has a sportsbook in the building.
The United States Census Bureau has the U.S. population at 334 million, meaning 20% of the nation will gamble on the Super Bowl. Of those 50 million that will place bets, 38% will do it online, 26% will take part in office pools or square contest, and 13% will go old school and deal with a bookie.
Now, 33 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized gambling, since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 1992 federal law that banned commercial sports betting in most states in May 2018.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Super Bowl 57 bettors expected to shatter wager records