Millions of American NFL fans are eagerly awaiting the NFL Super Bowl kickoff that will take place this Sunday at 6:30PM at the NGR Stadium in Texas. This year, Lady Gaga will be performing the half-time show and several online sportsbooks have already received millions in prop bets based on the half time show!
In fact, last year around 112 million Americans watched the Super Bowl on television and this year, Super Bowl organizers expect the numbers to remain the same or increase by a significant percentage. This is why the cost of a 30 second commercial this year will cost a company around $5 million.
An interesting fact about the American culture is that most people associate drinking alcohol, food and cars with the Super Bowl according to statista.com.
Oddly enough they do not associate the Super Bowl with gambling. Interestingly enough, half of American adults will place some kind of wager on the Super Bowl.
Fun Super Bowl Facts
- In 1967 a 30 second commercial cost $40,000
- The first First Super Bowl was January 15, 1967 where the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10
- Super Bowl day is the second-largest day for food consumption in the U.S. after Thanksgiving
- The Lombardi Trophy weighs seven pound and is worth $25,000.
- On Super Bowl Sunday, 8 million pounds of guacamole will be eaten.
- 1.25 billion chicken wings are expected to be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday.
- The Super Bowl is measured in Roman numerals because a football season runs over two calendar years
Super Bowl Gambling
This latest study however is not a deterrent by sportsbooks as the Super Bowl is one of the top ranking money making sporting event. Last year, an estimated $4.2 billion where wagered on the Super Bowl worldwide. This includes legal and illegal wagers and over $125 million in wagers came from Las Vegas, NV!
This year, the public is once again putting their faith on the New England Patriots winning the Super Bowl with 66% believing the Patriots will win against 34% thinking that the Atlanta Falcons will be this year’s Super Bowl champions.