More than $143 million was legally wagered on Super Bowl LVI in New Jersey, according to state gaming regulators.
The state Division of Gaming Enforcement announced preliminary numbers Tuesday, showing a year-over-year increase of 22% in the total amount bet on the Big Game. NJ sportsbooks took $143.7 million in bets and generated $7.8 million in revenue from Super Bowl Sunday, based on the unaudited data from the NJDGE.
For comparison, Nevada sportsbooks took over $179.8 million in wagers on the Super Bowl and won $15.4 million.
New Jersey’s Super Bowl betting data includes the state’s 12 retail sportsbooks and 20-plus online sports betting apps.
The NJDGE did not release a breakdown of retail and online sports betting for the Super Bowl. Mobile and online sportsbooks typically account for around 90% of all sports bets in New Jersey, according to the state’s monthly reports.
NJ gamblers getting the best of Super Bowl betting
This year’s Super Bowl betting results were more favorable to the NJ gambling public than one year ago.
Super Bowl LV drew $117.4 million in legal bets, of which NJ sportsbooks kept $11.3 million. According to the NJDGE, $99.8 million of the total handle came via online wagering.
In 2020 (Super Bowl LIV), NJ sports gamblers put down $54.2 million. When the game was over, the sportsbooks reported a loss of $4.2 million.
The year before, NJ sportsbooks lost $4.5 million on Super Bowl betting.
More betting options in the Garden State
The total amount wagered on the Super Bowl in New Jersey has increased each year since it was first allowed by law in 2018.
So, too, has the number of ways NJ sports gamblers can place a bet.
All nine Atlantic City casinos have permanent sportsbooks. Ocean Casino Resort will begin construction soon on a remodeled and reimagined sports betting facility.
Three racetracks in NJ — Meadowlands, Monmouth Park, Freehold — are licensed to permit legal sports betting.
The number of online and mobile betting options increased in 2022 with newcomers Barstool, Betway and PlayUp all launching since Super Bowl LV.
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