Feb 9, 2024 - News

Super Bowl weekend could set Arizona sports betting records

Data: Legal Sports Report; Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Legal Sports Report; Chart: Axios Visuals

This could be a banner weekend for Arizona's flourishing sports betting scene.

The big picture: Between a new sportsbook at the WM Phoenix Open, expanding access and interest in mobile betting, and what likely will be the most-watched Super Bowl ever, Arizonans could make record-setting wagers this weekend.

By the numbers: Since legal sports betting started in September 2021, Arizonans have wagered more than $13.6 billion, and sportsbooks have made about $1.1 billion, per Legal Sports Report.

  • The total monthly wager amount, or handle, has been increasing in Arizona since July and hit an all-time high in November (the most recent monthly data available).

Flashback: Last year's Super Bowl at State Farm Stadium in Glendale was the first Big Game held in a state with legal sports betting — and at a stadium with its own sportsbook.

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