Although Philadelphia Eagles fans may continue to hurt after their team’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 57, the state’s sportsbooks are celebrating by taking home close to $30 million in total revenue.
The Eagles’ trip to the NFL title game brought an unprecedented record handle to Pennsylvania’s sportsbooks with over $84 million in total wagers accepted.
Since the Eagles reached the Super Bowl, casual bettors in Pennsylvania leaned heavily toward supporting their home state team. DraftKings PA Sportsbook reported that over 83% of the total money bet with them were on the Eagles.
Almost $74 million was bet through PA online sports betting outlets, while just over $10 million was wagered in-person at Pennsylvania physical sportsbooks.
Pennsylvania’s bookmakers received their windfall in large part to the Eagles becoming the first NFL team to make the Super Bowl from a state with legalized sports betting.