Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports $71.55 Million in Super Bowl Wagers Placed in Commonwealth

February 16, 2024 | Sports Betting

HARRISBURG, PA (February 15, 2024) — The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today reported that preliminary figures show $71,554,099 was wagered in the Commonwealth on this past weekend’s San Francisco 49’ers/Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl through retail and online sportsbooks. That was a 15% decrease over the wagers placed in Pennsylvania when the Philadelphia Eagles appeared in the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs last year.

After payouts, revenue is expected to be $11,062,911 compared to $29,722,902 in 2023.

This was the sixth 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 18 retail locations and through 12 online wagering sites.

The following charts provide a breakdown of Super Bowl handle and revenue this year and in the subsequent four years in which wagering could be conducted in Pennsylvania:

Super Bowl Handle Retail 2024 $6,866,870
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 2024 $64,687,229
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 2024 $71,554,099
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 2024 $451,039
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 2024 $10,611,872
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 2024 $11,062,911
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


The Board also reports that there were more than 875,000 online betting accounts that were active in Pennsylvania during the Super Bowl weekend per data from geolocation technology service GeoComply. That is up from the 793,000 reported by GeoComply last year. Additionally, GeoComply reported that it conducted more than 13.6 million 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.

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 racetrack (Category 1) casinos, five stand-alone (Category 2) casinos, two resort (Category 3) casinos and four mini-casinos (Category 4).  A significant job generator in the Commonwealth, casinos and the other types of Board-regulated gaming generated $2.35 billion in tax revenue during in 2023.

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 X (formerly Twitter) by choosing @PAGamingControl.

SOURCE: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

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