Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports Over $84 Million in Wagers on Super Bowl Placed in Commonwealth

February 17, 2023 | Sports Betting

HARRISBURG, PA (February 15, 2023) — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that preliminary figures show $84,313,189 was wagered in the Commonwealth on this past weekend’s Philadelphia Eagles/Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl through retail and online sportsbooks. That was a 24% increase over the $68,044,810 of wagers placed on the Los Angeles Rams/Cincinnati Bengals game last year.

After payouts, revenue is expected to be $29,722,902 compared to $4,575,339 in 2022.

This was the fifth year in which legal sports wagering was available in Pennsylvania for the Super Bowl and the fourth in which online wagering options were available. This year, patrons could choose to place Super Bowl wagers at 19 retail locations and through 14 online wagering sites.

The sports wagering handle and revenue are as follows with comparisons to wagering on the previous three Super Bowls:

The Board also reports that there were more than 793,000 online sports wagering accounts that were active during the Super Bowl weekend per data from geolocation technology service GeoComply. Additionally, GeoComply reported that it conducted more than 11.8 geolocation checks during the weekend to ensure that the wagering activity was being conducted by individuals who were within Pennsylvania and were authorized to conduct wagering on a site.

The activity reported by GeoComply does not include any wagering by patrons at retail sports wagering locations in the Commonwealth.

Super Bowl Handle Retail 2023 $10,316,188
Super Bowl Handle Retail 2022 $6,938,462
Super Bowl Handle Retail 2021 $6,137,478
Super Bowl Handle Retail 2020 $6,728,544


Super Bowl Handle Online 2023 $73,997,001
Super Bowl Handle Online 2022 $61,106,349
Super Bowl Handle Online 2021 $47,497,202
Super Bowl Handle Online 2020 $24,035,942


Total Super Bowl Handle 2023 $84,313,189
Total Super Bowl Handle 2022 $68,044,810
Total Super Bowl Handle 2021 $53,634,680
Total Super Bowl Handle 2020 $30,693,942


Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2023 $4,652,018
Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2022 $697,646
Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2021 -$24,264
Super Bowl Revenue Retail 2020 -$450,894


Super Bowl Revenue Online 2023 $25,070,884
Super Bowl Revenue Online 2022 $3,877,693
Super Bowl Revenue Online 2021 $9,418,535
Super Bowl Revenue Online 2020 -$2,840,675


Total Super Bowl Revenue 2023 $29,722,902
Total Super Bowl Revenue 2022 $4,575,339
Total Super Bowl Revenue 2021 $9,394,271
Total Super Bowl Revenue 2020 -$3,334,787


About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of gambling involving 17 land-based casinos, online casino games, retail, and online sports wagering, and Video Gaming Terminals (VGTs) at qualified truck stops, along with the regulation of online fantasy sports contests.

The land-based casino industry in Pennsylvania consists of six racetracks (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos, and four mini-casinos (Category 4).  Casino expansion will continue over the next couple of years with the anticipated opening of an additional Category 4 casino. A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming generated over $2 billion in tax revenue in 2022

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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