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Nevada Super Bowl wagers reach record $179.8m

| By Robert Fletcher
Players in Nevada wagered a record $179.8m (£132.8m/€158.5m) on this year’s edition of the NFL’s Super Bowl.
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The amount spent at 179 licensed sportsbooks across Nevada on Super Bowl LVI surpassed the previous record of $158.9m in 2018 by 13.2%, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB).

This year’s total was also 32.1% higher than the $136.1m wagered in 2021, though last year was impacted by novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions in place on retail sportsbooks.

Operators were able to generate $15.4m in revenue, some way behind the record $19.7m set in 2014, with a win percentage of 8.6%.

However, the NGCB did note that revenue was up 22.2% from $12.6m in 2021.

Super Bowl LVI saw the Los Angeles Rams face off against the Cincinnati Bengals at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the home of the Rams. This marked only the second Super Bowl to feature a team playing at its home stadium.

The Rams ran out 23-20 winners thanks to a late touchdown from Cooper Kupp, who was also named Most Valuable Player.

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