It’s no big secret that Super Bowl LI is coming this Sunday. With the big game right around the corner, we have all probably set up some sort of wager with friends, co-workers and family about the results. Well today the word comes down that an estimated $4.7 billion USD in bets will be placed by Americans on Super Bowl LI this Sunday. The news comes from the American Gaming Association, which notes an 11% increase from Super Bowl L’s numbers.
Forbes broke the news, stating “The AGA represents the $240 billion USD U.S. casino industry and has been a vocal advocate for a change of federal law, which currently precludes states (other than Nevada) from allowing individuals to wager on the outcomes of individual games. It has cited to a September 2016 report, which concluded that legalized and regulated sports betting is a necessary condition to preserve and protect the integrity of sports, not a detriment to the integrity of sports.” Big business! Speak your thoughts on the news in the comments below and stay tuned for more on this coming very soon.