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NFL Conference Championships drive early Michigan betting at RSI

| By Robert Fletcher
Betting and igaming operator Rush Street Interactive (RSI) has revealed National Football League (NFL) conference championship games were responsible for 39% of online sports betting handle during its first weekend of online wagering and igaming in Michigan.
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RSI was one of a number of operators to go live in the state when its regulated online markets opened on January 22.

Operating via its BetRivers.com brand, RSI said that the NFL National Football Conference (NFC) Championship Game was the most wagered on event in the state, followed by the NFL’s American Football Conference (AFC) Championship Game.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Green Pay Packers 31-26 in the NFC final to reach the Super Bowl, where they will meet AFC champion the Kansas City Chiefs, which saw off the Buffalo Bills 38-24.

Elsewhere, despite Michigan and Michigan State’s basketball programs being paused due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), college basketball was the second-most wagered-on sport of the opening weekend.

The Detroit Pistons were the most popular National Basketball Association team to bet on, followed by the Phoenix Suns.

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