The Nevada Gaming Control Board has declared that just under $180m was wagered on this year’s Super Bowl LVI at the state’s sportsbooks.
The gaming board noted that $179.8m was wagered at the Silver State’s 179 sportsbooks on Super Bowl LVI, which saw the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 23-20.
Board chairman Brin Gibson commented: “Unaudited figures show a sportsbook win of $15,413,228 was recorded on wagers totaling $179,823,715. This resulted in a hold percentage of 8.6%.”
The $179.8m is a new Super Bowl handle record for Nevada over the past ten years, beating the previous best of $158.6m wagered on 2018’s Super Bowl when the Philadelphia Eagles won 41-33 against the New England Patriots.
Nevada’s sportsbooks saw $136.1m wagered on last year’s Big Game when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won 31-9 against the Chiefs, winning $12.6m, resulting in a hold percentage of 9.2%.