FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 9th, 2021

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports $53.6 Million In Wagers Placed On Super Bowl

HARRISBURG, PA:  The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that preliminary figures show $53,634,680 was wagered in the Commonwealth on this past weekend’s Super Bowl through retail and online sportsbooks. That was a 74% increase over wagers placed on the game last year.

After payouts, revenue is expected to be $9,418,535 following a negative revenue amount from 2020 Super Bowl wagering.

This was the third year in which legal sports wagering was available in Pennsylvania for the Super Bowl, but just the second in which online wagering options were available. This year, patrons could choose to place Super Bowl wagers at 15 retail locations and through 12 online wagering sites. Those numbers last year were 12 and 8 respectively.

The sports wagering handle and revenue is as follows with comparisons to wagering on the 2020 game:

 

Super Bowl Handle Retail 2021

$6,137,478

Super Bowl Handle Retail 2020

$6,728,544

 

 

Super Bowl Handle Online 2021

$47,497,202

Super Bowl Handle Online 2020

$24,035,942

 

 

Total Super Bowl Handle 2021

$53,634,680

Total Super Bowl Handle 2020

$30,693,942

 

 

Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2021

-$24,264

Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2020

-$450,894

 

 

Super Bowl Revenue Online 2021

$9,418,535

Super Bowl Revenue Online 2020

-$2,840,675

 

 

Total Super Bowl Revenue 2021

$9,394,271

Total Super Bowl Revenue 2020

-$3,334,787

 

The Board also reports that there were 320,000 unique users that logged onto online sports wagering sites in Pennsylvania on Super Bowl Sunday based on data it obtained from geolocation technology service GeoComply. Figures from last year’s Super Bowl Sunday were 200,000 unique visitors to Pennsylvania regulated sports wagering websites. These figures do not include patrons who were visiting and wagering at any of the retail sports wagering locations in the Commonwealth.


About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling at 14 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.

The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetrack (Category 1), five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and one mini-casino (Category 4).  Casino expansion will continue over the next couple of years with the anticipated openings of up to four additional Category 4 casinos. A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming annually generate over $1.5 billion in tax revenue.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at https://gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov/ You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.