Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts, a favorite of Pennsylvania bettors for Super Bowl MVP, plays in his first Super Bowl on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs and their all-world QB Patrick Mahomes.
Although both quarterbacks are dealing with injuries sustained over the last several weeks, Pennsylvania sportsbooks expect fireworks on the field and within legal betting apps when the two teams face off for the NFL title.
In the days leading up to the big game, the Wall Street Journal reported that sportsbooks, such as online outlets found in Pennsylvania, such as FanDuel and DraftKings, expect 50 million Americans to wager on the NFL title game.
Super Bowl 57, played in Glendale, Arizona, marks the first time that the final game of the NFL postseason is played in a state with legalized sports betting. BetMGM opened a sportsbook on the stadium’s property last year.
“The fact that the Super Bowl is being played in a legal sports-betting state was almost unthinkable five years ago,” Bill Miller, chief executive of the American Gaming Association, told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s a testament to the progress we’re making.”