Americans to Bet $7.61 on Super Bowl

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The Super Bowl is big business for sports betting operators and this year will be no exception, as American gamblers are expected to wager $7.61 billion on the big game.

That estimation is being forecasted by the American Gaming Association. If the total comes to pass, it would be a 78% increase on the amount wagered during last year's Super Bowl. The AGA estimates that the number of people betting will be 35% higher than last year. This high forecast comes as more and more states have legalized sports betting within their borders.

Since last year's game the following states have legalized sports betting: Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Regarding the forecast, AGA President Bill Miller said, "The results are clear: Americans have never been more interested in legal sports wagering. The growth of legal options across the country not only protects fans and the integrity of games and bets, but also puts illegal operators on notice that their time is limited."

The Super Bowl is set to take place on Sunday, when the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Sofi Stadium in Los Angeles. The Rams are currently 4.5 point favorites

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.