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Pennsylvania sportsbooks see $53.6 million in wagers placed on Super Bowl

9 Feb 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that preliminary figures show $53,634,680 was wagered in the Commonwealth on this past weekend’s Super Bowl through retail and online sportsbooks. That was a 74% 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 8 respectively.

The sports wagering handle and revenue is as follows with comparisons to wagering on the 2020 game:

Super Bowl Handle Retail 2021/$6,137,478

Super Bowl Handle Retail 2020/$6,728,544

Super Bowl Handle Online 2021/$47,497,202

Super Bowl Handle Online 2020/$24,035,942

Total Super Bowl Handle 2021/$53,634,680

Total Super Bowl Handle 2020/$30,693,942

Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2021/-$24,264

Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2020/-$450,894

Super Bowl Revenue Online 2021/$9,418,535

Super Bowl Revenue Online 2020/-$2,840,675

Total Super Bowl Revenue 2021/$9,394,271

Total Super Bowl Revenue 2020/-$3,334,787

The Board also reports that there were 320,000 unique users that logged onto online sports wagering sites in Pennsylvania on Super Bowl Sunday based on data it obtained from geolocation technology service GeoComply. Figures from last year’s Super Bowl Sunday were 200,000 unique visitors to Pennsylvania regulated sports wagering websites. These figures do not include patrons who were visiting and wagering at any of the retail sports wagering locations in the Commonwealth.
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