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Vegas sportsbooks set new records with Super Bowl wagers
Updated February 14, 2023
Goodness, what a Super Bowl it turned out to be between the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night over in Arizona. In the end, the Chiefs came out on top. However, they weren’t the only winners, as Sin City enjoyed several victories as well. That’s because the Vegas sportsbooks set new records with Super Bowl wagers, which was quite expected.
According to a report from CNBC, while the official numbers haven’t been posted yet, the Vegas sportsbooks indeed saw a record amount of wagers come in, with some head-turning bets being placed. This includes a Kansas City Chiefs fan betting more than $500,000 alone on the moneyline for KC to come out on top, which they, of course, did.
On top of that, another bet worth more than $300,000 was placed on Patrick Mahomes to win Super Bowl MVP. That ended up going down as well, with Mahomes putting on a show in the victory. Despite being down 10 points at halftime, Mahomes led his squad to a victory. Mahomes ended up throwing for three touchdowns, with two of those coming in the second half to Kadarius Toney and Skyy Moore.
The huge numbers for Vegas aren’t a surprise at all. In America as a whole, more than 50 million adults were expected to place wagers. Las Vegas is the heart and soul of the betting family in the USA, which is why so many people plan vacations around the Super Bowl to head to Nevada. Vegas is home to so many great hotels and resorts that have sportsbooks. That will never change.
Vegas sportsbooks are already receiving Super Bowl bets for 2024
In some exciting news as well, the Vegas sportsbooks are already receiving Super Bowl bets for 2024 as well. Shortly after the final whistle sounded between the Eagles and Chiefs, the NFL betting odds were released for next year’s big game. As you might have been able to imagine, the Kansas City Chiefs are at the top of the list and are favored to repeat as the champs.
As things stand, the Chiefs indeed hold the No. 1 Super Bowl betting odds, as they’ve been placed at +550 to win it all next season. However, there’s going to be some stiff competition for them, as the 49ers are at +600, the Bills are at +700, the Eagles are at +800, and the Baltimore Ravens have been placed at +1000. The Chiefs surprised a lot of people this past season, which is why tight end Travis Kelce called out all the haters in his Super Bowl speech.
What makes the Chiefs so dangerous and so popular when it comes to Las Vegas betting is the fact that Mahomes seems to get better each time he’s out on the field. He’s only 27 years old, yet he’s won two Super Bowls, two Super Bowl MVPs, and two NFL MVPs. There’s quite literally nothing this guy can’t do while he’s out on the gridiron. Mahomes is one of a kind.
You have to figure the Buffalo Bills will be looking for revenge next winter too. Josh Allen and Co. were the favorites to win the Super Bowl this year, but they blew it in the Divisional Round, going up against the Bengals. Come next year, they’ll hope to take down the Chiefs and capture an AFC title, but something tells us Mahomes will do everything he can to prevent that from happening.
Las Vegas tourism numbers were also up thanks to the Super Bowl
Lastly, it’s also important to remember that the Las Vegas tourism numbers were also up thanks to the Super Bowl. This is always great news for local businesses and it reminds us that things continue to improve following the Coronavirus pandemic. Last week, news dropped that a new sportsbook at the Virgin Hotels was opening up, which of course, had people excited.
Countless fans made their way there to watch the game and place bets. However, with so many other options across Sin City for people to stay and place bets, there’s no doubt that so many other hotels and resorts were packed to the brim with people visiting from outside cities and states. Las Vegas is popular each season for the Super Bowl, as people love making their way over.
As great as this year was for local businesses, remember where the Super Bowl is next season: Allegiant Stadium. With Las Vegas hosting the Super Bowl in February of 2024, you better believe that even more people will be making their way over for next year’s game. Will it be the Chiefs who end up winning it all?
You never know what might happen in the Super Bowl come next campaign, but what we do know is that Sin City is going to be packed with die-hard football fans all week leading up to the game. People have already started booking their trips to Vegas for next year’s Super Bowl, and that number is only going to increase once the new season starts in September.