- Reports show that the World Cup Final was the second most bet event behind the Super Bowl.
- The 2022 World Cup Final took in 2.9 million geolocation check ins while the the Super Bowl saw 23.5 check ins.
LAS VEGAS – Following the World Cup Finale that saw Lionel Messi and Argentina win the World Cup, many were quick to discuss the total betting handle. This was the second most bet on sporting event of the year however, as it was second to those who bet on the 2022 Super Bowl.
As far as check ins on online betting sites go, the World Cup saw 7.9 million people check in on their accounts while Super Bowl betting sites saw 23.5 million. While the World Cup didn’t surpass the Super Bowl, it did overtake the NBA Finals (5.1 million), March Madness (4.8 million), and Stanley Cup Finals (1.9 million).
When it comes to the active users that were placing bets throughout both the World Cup and Super Bowl, Super Bowl 56 prevailed again with 3.1 million active users compared to the World Cup’s 1.7 million.
Looking at how much is bet on the Super Bowl compared to the World Cup Final, the Super Bowl is much further ahead having seen a $7.6 billion betting handle compared to the rumored $1.8 billion that came in on the World Cup.
One similarity that World Cup and Super Bowl bettors had alike though were the number of bets they were each placing which was reported at four per users.
Looking ahead to the next World Cup in 2026 where the United States, Canada, and Mexico are the hosts, experts are expecting a rise in the numbers across the board. Their counterpart will be Super Bowl LIX betting handle, which takes place at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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