Bet's On: The Numbers Behind Super Bowl Betting
With billions of dollars in illegal gambling and dozens of ridiculous prop bets, a lot of money is swirling around the Super Bowl.By Danny Matteson | January 27, 2015
We'd make a healthy wager you're going to watch the Super Bowl, and a lot of other people are, too — some of them with a little money riding on the game.
According to a first-ever report from the American Gaming Association, Americans will illegally bet some $3.8 billion dollars — that's with a "B" — on the Super Bowl this year.
Add that to an average of around $100 million gambled legally, and you're looking at a grand total of nearly $4 billion wagered on the big game.