According to Illinois sportsbook operators, players wagered around $61 million on the Super Bowl. It was a 33 percent increase from last year, the first year the state allowed people to open a sportsbook.
The most significant day on the games wagering schedule saw Illinois sportsbooks prove to be the best, as much as $9.5 million, creating more than $1.4 million in charge income, as indicated by figures delivered by the Illinois Gaming Board.
The sports betting handle was $45.6 million on 2021 Super Bowl Sunday. Also, the house earned $7.7 million and paid $1.1 million in taxes to the state.
Illinois Sportsbook Operators during the Super Bowl
Regulators are organizing the full expansiveness of Illinois’ wagers, which the law permitted to accept wagers on everything from the coin throw to the shade of the Gatorade unloaded on winning coach Sean McVay.
Of the state’s eight legitimate sportsbooks, internet-based sports betting apps took a large amount of the bets. For example, DraftKings got $21.5 million in bets during the Super Bowl. In second place is FanDuel Sportsbook, with a handle of $17 million.
They each turned benefits of $2.5 million and $5 million, separately. However, two rural gambling clubs had intense evenings, if not quite so awful as Cincinnati’s. Hollywood Casino Joliet paid out nearly $44,000 more to winning players than what they received. On the other hand, Grand Victoria Casino was also red by almost $145,000. However, being in the red is part of becoming a bookie.
According to per head sportsbook reports, players bet more than $7 billion on various sports in under a long time since Blackhawks commentator Eddie Olczyk made the state’s first legitimate bet at Rivers Casino. In addition, the state broke its month-to-month record with a handle of $840 million in December. Also, it was the latest month for which information was accessible.