Illinois gamblers bet nearly $61 million on Super Bowl

  • The color of the Gatorade dumped on Rams head coach Sean McVay was something gamblers could wager on for the Super Bowl.

    The color of the Gatorade dumped on Rams head coach Sean McVay was something gamblers could wager on for the Super Bowl. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/16/2022 3:04 PM

Illinois gamblers wagered nearly $61 million on the Super Bowl, regulators announced Tuesday, a 33% increase from last year when the big game was on the board legally for the first time in state history.

The biggest day on the sports betting calendar saw Illinois sportsbooks come out on top to the tune of $9.5 million, generating more than $1.4 million in tax revenue, according to figures released by the Illinois Gaming Board.

 

The statewide handle, or the total amount of money wagered, was just $45.6 million on Super Sunday of 2021, when the house won by $7.7 million and $1.1 million went to state coffers.

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