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Big bets placed in advance of Super Bowl Sunday

Posted at 6:45 AM, Feb 02, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Super Bowl draws more sports bets than any other event of the year, and experts expect the 2020 match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Fransisco 49ers to be the biggest betting day in history after the 2018 Supreme Court decision opening sports betting to states other than Nevada.

Super Bowl LIV is the second Super Bowl played since the decision, and more states have allowed people to place sports bets legally.

In Las Vegas, people have been placing bets on the big game for more than a week at sportsbooks across the valley.

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The American Gaming Association expects $6.8 billion dollars to be bet on the Super Bowl legally or illegally.

It says 26 million people are expected to bet on the game, which is a 15% increase over 2019.