How Much Is Bet On The Super Bowl

How much is bet on the Super Bowl each year? Well considering it is the biggest day all year for sportsbooks, the number is pretty high. Football is arguably (an argument you’ll lose if you do not agree) the best sport in the world. It’s only fitting that the championship game results in an enormous number of wagers among sports betting operations everywhere. It is estimated that $6 billion is wagered on that one single day for the event. That’s not a typo, $6 billion is crazy but that’s how crazy fans are about the sport.

As sports betting in the United States slowly legalizes on a state by state basis, that number is expected to grow for Super Bowl 54. People in the U.S. that do not reside in states where they have legalized sports wagers, they can still legally wager on the Super Bowl with the use of offshore internet sportsbooks. The $6 billion figure was reported by the American Gaming Association. Now with so many legal options to bet on the big game, fewer people are engaging in offshore wagers which only helps that figure become more specific.

Super Bowl Betting Handles By Year

Super Bowl betting handles by the year are coming from the records of Nevada rather than multiple states. Before 2018 – when PASPA was overturned and states were allowed to begin offering legal sports betting if they chose to – Nevada was number one for the needs of those looking to wager on the Super Bowl. Over the years, the Super Bowl handles have only increased, showing the overall popularity of the sport and the hobby of wagering on it. Listed below are handles for the last decade of Super Bowls.

2019 Super Bowl 53

New England 13 vs Los Angeles 3 - $308.7 million (after PASPA overturned)

2018 Super Bowl 52

Philadelphia 41 vs New England 33 - $158.6 million

2017 Super Bowl 51

New England 34 vs Atlanta 28 - $138.5 million

2016 Super Bowl 50

Denver 24 vs Carolina 10 - $132.5 million

2015 Super Bowl 49

New England 28 vs Seattle 24 - $115.9 million

2014 Super Bowl 48

Seattle 43 vs Denver 8 - $119.4 million

2013 Super Bowl 47

Baltimore 34 vs San Francisco 31 - $98.9 million

2012 Super Bowl 46

New York Giants 21 vs New England 17 - $93.9 million

2011 Super Bowl 45

Green Bay 31 vs Pittsburgh 25 - $87.5 million

2010 Super Bowl 44

New Orleans 31 vs Indianapolis 17 - $82.7 million

2009 Super Bowl 43

Pittsburgh 27 vs Arizona 23 - $81.5 million

Super Bowl Handles By State

Every state has its own specific handle when it comes to betting on the Super Bowl. While there are people on a nationwide basis that wager on the biggest game of the year, the reported handles below are from states with legalized sports betting. These numbers are from last year’s game and give an idea of the type of betting that occurs when the holy day known as Super Bowl Sunday rolls around. These aren’t an exact number, as most states do not report their Super Bowl handles. But it still is in the expected range, as calculated by taking the percentage of bets from Nevada on the Super Bowl in February and applying that figure to the overall February handle of the other legal sports betting states. However, with more states legalized and mobile betting taking over the country, expect these numbers to be insanely higher for Super Bowl 54.

  • Delaware – $2,970,753
  • Mississippi – $8,801,847
  • Nevada – $160,507,042
  • New Jersey – $112,128,830
  • Pennsylvania – $11,025,260
  • Rhode Island – $7,240,316
  • West Virginia – $6,102,142