PENNSYLVANIA, JERSEY SPORTS BOOKS REALLY WON THE SUPER BOWL!

By Skip Charles in Vegas

Pennsylvania sportsbooks took $53.6 million in bets on the Super Bowl and won a net $9.4 million. Sportsbooks did well with the Bucs pulling the upset and covering the 3-point spread in a 31-9 game that was lower scoring than expected.

Approximately $117.4 million was bet on the Super Bowl with New Jersey sportsbooks — a 116% increase from last year’s game. After suffering net losses on their first two Super Bowls, New Jersey books won a net $11.3 million.

U.S. sportsbooks capped one of their most lucrative football seasons ever with a big win on the Super Bowl.

More than $136 million was bet on the Super Bowl 55 with Nevada sportsbooks. The state’s books won a net $12.6 million on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ upset of the Kansas City Chiefs, according to figures released Tuesday by the Nevada Gaming Control Board.

The $136 million wagered was down 12% from last year’s Super Bowl, in part due to occupancy restrictions at Las Vegas casinos amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, it still was the fifth most since the state began tracking the betting action on the game in 1991. Five of the six reported $1 million-plus bets on the Super Bowl were placed in Nevada.

Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were also among the states reporting wins on the Super Bowl, as betting handle spiked in many of the jurisdictions that have launched legal sports betting markets in recent years. leading up to and during the game.

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