Jan 31, 2020 - Sports

26 million Americans will bet on Super Bowl LIV

Sheet with sports bets for 2020 Super Bowl
Prop bets at Bally's Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. Photo: Wayne Parry/AP

With sports betting now legal in 14 states, the American Gaming Association estimates $6.8 billion will be bet legally and illegally on Sunday's Super Bowl between the S.F. 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs, AP's Wayne Parry reports.

The state of play: 26 million Americans plan to make a bet, up 15% from last year, per the AGA.

If you think the game will be high-scoring, make a bet on the total, recently set at 54.5 points.

  • Proposition or "prop" bets (shown above) are based on whether a particular event will or won't happen during the game — which team will get the ball first or whether the first score of the game will be a touchdown or field goal.

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