Record Amount Wagered at Nevada Sportsbooks as Las Vegas Hosts Super Bowl 2024, Making Betting History

The first Super Bowl held in Las Vegas was a huge success, attracting millions of viewers and breaking betting records. From the thrilling overtime finish that saw the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers to the excitement that comes with Vegas, Super Bowl LVIII certainly lived up to the hype. With the game taking place in Las Vegas for the first time, it only makes sense that betting history was also made.

According to the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Nevada sportsbooks set a new record for Super Bowl wagering with $185.6 million bet on the game, surpassing the mark of $179.8 million set in 2023. “The wagering on the Super Bowl delivered an all-time record and definitely met our expectations,” NGCB senior economic analyst Michael Lawton said, via the Las Vegas Review Journal. “The drivers for this year’s totals included the matchup having a West Coast team from the No. 2 feeder market for Las Vegas, the defending champions and, of course, the game being played in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium.” The Nevada sportsbooks won an average of 3.7%, which is relatively low compared to other years but still a significant amount of money.

The big winners for the public were the overtime prop bet, which came in at 9-1 odds, and the Chiefs, as they closed as  2-point underdogs despite being the defending champions and having Patrick Mahomes. Approximately 71% of

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