New Jersey and Pennsylvania reveal Super Bowl figures

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As the dust settles on Super Bowl LVIII more states have revealed figures from the event.

The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) reported that primary figures show $141.6m was wagered on the game, which saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime at Allegiant Stadium. This is a 30% increase in wagering compared to the 2023 Super Bowl.

Operators are set to pay out a projected $133.1m which results in a win of approximately $8.5m for sports betting operators.

These figures were reported by Atlantic City casinos and New Jersey equine racetracks and also included New Jersey’s 12 retail books and 18 sports wagering mobile applications.

Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that $71.5m was wagered in the commonwealth, which was a decrease of 15% compared to Super Bowl 2023. However this drop off is understandable given that last year Pennsylvania’s own Philadelphia Eagles were taking on the Chiefs.

Excluding last year’s Super Bowl, this year’s handle and expected revenue, $11.1m, are the highest in the last five years.

A record breaking Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVIII was the first held in Nevada and the state recorded record wagering figures. $185.6m was wagered across sportsbooks in Nevada which beat the previous record of $179.8m set in 2022.

Despite this, operators emerged with a total win of just $6.8m due to a hold of 3.7%.

Elsewhere, micro-betting technology company SimpleBet reported a record $17m handle and accepted one million bets across 30 US markets.

Fraud prevention specialists GeoComply also saw a record number of users on sportsbook apps. It saw 8.5 million active accounts in states where betting is legal which was a 15% increase compared to last year. 

Moments before kickoff, the company saw 14.75 thousand transactions per second (TPS) which was the highest ever recorded on GeoComply systems.