June 24, 2024

Following the Kansas City Chiefs’ thrilling victory over the San Francisco 49ers, about $186 million was placed in Las Vegas on Sunday night, shattering previous records for Super Bowl wagering in Nevada.
Data from Nevada sportsbooks over the weekend exceeded the previous record for a Super Bowl, which was set in 2022, by about $6 million, according to ESPN.


The state’s 182 sportsbooks are reported to have won a total of just $6.8 million from the game, meaning that after winning $4.4 million the year before, bettors held their own for a second year in a row.

The bookmakers in Nevada had won $13.2 million on average over the previous four seasons.
Most of the money is reportedly what fans wagered on the Chiefs, who won in the last three seconds of an exciting overtime session.

The initial odds for the game to go into overtime were 10-1, and Caesars Sportsbook acknowledged that this scenario resulted in the largest loss of all the thousands of prop bets it placed.

Meanwhile, FanDuel reported that it received over 14 million wagers for Sunday’s Super Bowl, amounting to over $300 million.

There were more eyes on the NFL finale this season than ever before because Taylor Swift was there to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce.

The legendary halftime concert featured cameos from Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and other celebrities, with R&B icon Usher serving as the show’s host.

As a result, Super Bowl LVIII attracted an average of 123.4 million people on Sunday night, making it the most watched telecast in history and the second most watched US broadcast event, after the Apollo 11 moon landing.

The Chiefs became the first team to win the Super Bowl in nearly 20 years when Patrick Mahomes hit the game-winning touchdown throw with seconds remaining in the game. The game itself proved to be memorable as well.

The 49ers won the coin toss and chose to get the ball first in overtime after the two teams were unable to separate themselves in regulation time. This move ultimately backfired when they kicked for a field goal.

With just three seconds remaining, Mahomes and company were able to find the score they needed to win the game when he found Mecole Hardman Jr. in the end zone.

Swift celebrated with his brother Jason, Mahomes, and boyfriend Travis on the Las Vegas Strip following the Chiefs’ historic victory.

At the Chiefs’ victory celebration, the pop diva was joined by Ludacris, Blake Lively, and rapper Ice Spice.

 

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