Nearly $31 Million Bet On Super Bowl In PA With A Payout Of $34 million

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By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Gamblers in Pennsylvania were big winners for the big game this year.

The PA Gaming Control Board announced Tuesday that early numbers show $30.7 million was wagered in the state this past weekend for the Super Bowl at retail and online sportsbooks.

Payouts were just over $34 million, resulting in a $3.3 million loss for operators.

2020 was the second year with legal sports gambling in PA but the first with online betting available.

Last year, only six retailers were open for Super Bowl bets.

This year, 12 retailers and eight online wagering sites allowed gambling on the Super Bowl.

Nearly 200,000 people logged onto online a sports betting site for the Super Bowl.

That is about double the normal number of unique visitors to PA sport wagering websites during an NFL Sunday.

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers for their first Super Bowl in 50 years. 

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