NEW YORK — Cincinnati Bengals or Los Angeles Rams — who ya taking? One-third of Americans will be tuning into Super Bowl LVI this year looking for a win — for their own bank account! A survey of 2,000 Americans reveals that 36 percent plan on betting on 2022’s biggest game on Sunday.
The data, collected by OnePoll, shows that just watching Super Bowl LVI is only part of the experience.
With the rise in sports betting over the past couple of years, as more states legalize the practice, three-fourths of Americans (74%) say that betting even a small amount on a sporting event enhances the viewing experience.
Super Bowl tops when it comes to sports betting
In fact, the data shows that the Super Bowl in the NFL is also the Super Bowl of sports betting.
According to the results, the average American who is placing a bet this year plans to throw down $462 on the Super Bowl matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Just under one in four survey respondents (23%) say they plan to bet even more than that, with four percent shelling out $2,000 or more.
However, as with the game itself, not everybody comes out a winner.
When it comes to their sports betting losses, the average American says the most they’ve ever lost on a single bet was $989, with two percent (30 respondents) revealing they’ve lost over $10,000 after picking the wrong team.