PA Super Bowl Gets Boost By Online Sports Betting Option

Preliminary estimates have been issued by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board showing that $53,634,680 was wagered in the Commonwealth on the Super Bowl last weekend via retail and online sportsbooks. That was an improvement of 74 percent over last year’s bets made on the match.

Revenue projection

After payouts, after a negative amount of revenue from 2020 Super Bowl wagering, revenue is projected to be $9,418,535.

This was the third year for the big game in the state in which legal sports wagering was possible, but just the second year in which online wagering options were available. This year, at 15 retail locations and through 12 online wagering sites, patrons were able to position Super Bowl wagers. Those figures were 12 and eight last year, respectively.

With comparisons to wagering on the 2020 game, the sports wagering handle and revenue is as follows:

Super Bowl Handle Retail 2021$6,137,478
Super Bowl Handle Retail 2020$6,728,544
Super Bowl Handle Online 2021$47,497,202
Super Bowl Handle Online 2020$24,035,942
Total Super Bowl Handle 2021$53,634,680
Total Super Bowl Handle 2020$30,693,942
Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2021-$24,264
Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2020-$450,894
Super Bowl Revenue Online 2021$9,418,535
Super Bowl Revenue Online 2020-$2,840,675
  
Total Super Bowl Revenue 2021$9,394,271
Total Super Bowl Revenue 2020-$3,334,787

The Board also estimates that on Super Bowl Sunday, 320,000 unique users logged into online sports wagering sites in Pennsylvania based on data it received from the GeoComply geolocation technology provider.

Last year’s Super Bowl Sunday estimates included 200,000 unique visitors to sports wagering websites controlled by Pennsylvania. These estimates do not include patrons who visited and wagered at any of the Commonwealth’s retail sports wagering sites.