Charlie Rogers of Aberbeen, a former NFL player, displays his betting slips during March Madness, the NCAA menâ€™s college basketball tournament, at Monmouth Park’s William Hill Race and Sports Bar in Oceanport, NJ Thursday March 21, 2019. Hill07 Charlie Rogers of Aberbeen, a former NFL player, displays his betting slips during March Madness, the NCAA menaTMs college basketball tournament, at Monmouth Park’s William Hill Race and Sports Bar in Oceanport, NJ Thursday March 21, 2019.
Survey: Record 20% of Americans to bet on Super Bowl LVII
About one in every five American adults will contribute to a record-breaking $16 billion in bets on Super Bowl 57, according to a survey by the American Gaming Association.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs meet on Sunday in Glendale, Arizona.
The AGA surveyed 2,199 adults on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and found that about 20% of respondents planned to bet on the game.
That works out to about 50 million Americans placing wagers, with 30 million doing so online, at retail sportsbooks, or with a bookie — up 66% from last year, according to the AGA. Another 28 million plan to casually bet with friends or in a pool.
According to the AGA, 57% of Americans live in a state with some form of legalized sports betting.
“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 AGA president and CEO Bill Miller in a statement. “Industry investments in responsible gaming continue to resonate.”
Bettors are split on the outcome of the Big Game, according to the AGA survey. Both the Chiefs and Eagles were supported by 44% of those surveyed, with the other 12% undecided.
–Field Level Media