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Online Super Bowl Bets Expected to Increase 63% This Year

Overall betting will be down from the usual amount of in-person activity expected at casinos and house parties.

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What do gamblers do when a pandemic has made it impossible to wager on the Super Bowl in an office pool or casino? They try their luck online.

Research by the trade group American Gaming Association this week found that 7.6 million Americans are expected to place bets with online sportsbooks for Sunday’s matchup between the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That’s a 63% increase over last year — and the most ever, according to the organization.