Sportsbettors in the western American state of Nevada reportedly spent an all-time high of $179.8 million wagering on the action from Sunday evening’s Super Bowl LVI to produce an exceptional $15.4 million in operator revenues.
According to a Monday report from The Nevada Independent citing unaudited figures from the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the handle figure was 13.4% above the previous record set for the 2018 edition of the Super Bowl, which saw the Philadelphia Eagles unexpectedly upset the New England Patriots. The source additionally detailed that the most recent revenue tally came off of a sportsbetting hold of 8.6% and equated to the fourth highest dating back to 1991.
Super Bowl LVI saw the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Cincinnati Bengals to collect its second historic National Football League (NFL) title while the Nevada handle figure was reportedly also 16.2% higher than a 2020 tally that had been significantly boosted by the fact that the finalist San Francisco 49ers is a regionally popular team.
Michael Lawton from the Nevada Gaming Control Board reportedly told The Nevada Independent that the Super Bowl LVI handle figure was furthermore almost $44 million above last year’s tally when a range of coronavirus-related restrictions tamped down visitation for what is traditionally a busy weekend. The analyst purportedly went on to disclose that online and retail sportsbooks in ‘The Silver State’ had processed more than $1 billion in wagers for each of the final three months of 2021 to finish the year with an all-time high of $8.1 billion, which was well above 2018’s single-year record of $5.3 billion.
Lawton reportedly stated…
“This year there was a normal Super Bowl party environment with coronavirus restrictions including mask requirements being lifted. The continued acceptance of mobile sports wagering by customers allowed the books to offer a wider variety of betting options with proposition bets.”
David Grolman serves as the Retail Operations Senior Vice-President for the Caesars Sportsbook service from Caesars Entertainment Incorporated and he reportedly revealed that his enterprise’s nine Las Vegas Strip venues had sold out all of their Super Bowl LVI events. The bookmaker purportedly moreover pronounced that Sunday ‘was by far the busiest’ Super Bowl weekend he had experienced in nine years as his operation saw ‘high demand’ across all of its 106 ticket writing stations.
For his part and Jimmy Vaccaro, oddsmaker for the 2,100-room South Point Hotel and Casino, reportedly told The Nevada Independent that his off-Strip operation saw Super Bowl demand on Sunday that was ‘slightly larger than a year ago’ with its twelve windows often ‘backed up with 10 to 15 in a line’. The specialist purportedly also noted that he had seen ‘a lot of small tickets’ and credited the nationwide growth of sportsbetting over the last four years for fueling such interest.
Vaccaro reportedly proclaimed…
“When I was out there walking around talking to people, you knew they were the newbies. People are understanding it better and obviously you can bet all over the country now.”