The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has informed stakeholders that the state’s sportsbooks took over $140m in wagers on Super Bowl LVI.
Preliminary and unaudited statistics posted by the Atlantic City Casinos and New Jersey equine racetrack showed that bettors wagered $143.7m on the Big Game which saw the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 23-20.
This represents an increase of 22.4% on the amount wagered on Super Bowl LV in New Jersey which totaled $117.4m.
Players in New Jersey were luckier than during last year’s Super Bowl, with the sportsbooks paying out $135.9m in this year’s game compared to $106.1m in last year’s fixture which saw the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 31-9.
This means that, on Super Bowl LVI, New Jersey’s sportsbooks earned a total of $7.8m, a 31% decline from the previous year’s total earnings of $11.3m.
The unaudited revenue figures include data from the Garden State’s 12 retail sportsbooks and 24 online and mobile sportsbooks.