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Study: Super Bowl wagering to top $6B

January 28, 2019

As Connecticut takes steps this month to legalize sports betting, a new study estimates that some $6 billion will be bet on this year’s Super Bowl, the vast majority of those wagers placed through authorized bookmakers.

The American Gaming Association estimated that 22.7 million Americans will bet on Super Bowl LIII, with 1.8 million people expected to place bets through illegal bookies, and millions more utilizing offshore bookies that take wagers online.

In early January, two bills were filed in the Connecticut General Assembly to legalize sports wagering in the state, with both to be considered initially by the the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Security.

Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; @casoulman

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