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Estimated $6bn in wagers to be placed on Super Bowl

Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Patriots and Rams will be the first since a US Supreme Court ruling allowed legalised sports gaming beyond the state of Nevada. An estimated $6bn (€5.2bn) will be wagered by Americans on the big game, according to a survey released on Monday by the American Gaming Association.

“The interest in legal, regulated sports betting in the United States has never been higher,” Bill Miller, president and chief executive of the American Gaming Association, said in a media release. “More Americans than  than ever before will be able to place their bets with legal sportsbooks now operating in eight states.” 

The survey found that almost 23 million Americans plan to bet on the game in some form.