States Report Heavy Betting on This Year’s Super Bowl

States Report Heavy Betting on This Year’s Super Bowl

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Legal betting on this year’s Super Bowl was heavy in the first five states to report results.

Nevada saw nearly $180 million in bets, New Jersey saw nearly $144 million, Illinois saw over $60 million, Mississippi saw nearly $6.4 million and Montana saw nearly $700,000.

With more states approving legal sports betting, this year’s Super Bowl was sure to break records. The American Gaming Association predicted last week that $7.6 billion would be wagered on the NFL championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. That total also included bets made with illegal bookmakers.

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