FanDuel, DraftKings both see huge Super Bowl betting totals

FanDuel and DraftKings both had well over two million active users placing bets on the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LVIII was great for ratings, averaging a record 123.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. It also appeared to be a notable one for major betting companies.

FanDuel said it ended up fielding a handle of over $307 million from over 14 million Super Bowl bets. That, the company said, was a "new high."

Over 2.5 million active users made those wagers, according to FanDuel.

The FanDuel logo of a sports betting company is seen on a smartphone. (Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Meanwhile, fellow betting company DraftKings said on Thursday that it had over 2.4 million customers wagering on the big game pitting the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers starting last week. 

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The over 12.4 million wagers that DraftKings received in that time frame amounted to over $305 million.

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DKNG DRAFTKINGS INC. 41.20 +0.65 +1.59%

The Massachusetts-based company did not say how those figures compared to the prior year’s Super Bowl.

DraftKings logo on phone screen

The American daily fantasy sports contest and sports betting company DraftKings logo is displayed on a smartphone screen. (Photo Illustration by Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Super Bowl LVIII was "record-setting" for the 182 retail sportsbooks in Nevada, according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board. 

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Big Game bettors gave $185.6 million worth of wagers to the Nevada sportsbooks, the state board said earlier in the week. Of that, the sportsbooks won about $6.8 million.

49ers, Chiefs helmets, trophy

The Lombardi Trophy sits on stage with the helmets of the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs during the Super Bowl LVIII Commissioner's Press Conference on February 5, 2024, at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. (Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images / Getty Images)

Prior to Sunday’s game, the record belonged to Super Bowl LVI. That game, which featured the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, notched $179.8 million in bets at the state sportsbooks, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said.

The data comes after an American Gaming Association report forecast that Super Bowl wagers by American adults would hit $23.1 billion overall this year.

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Super Bowl LVIII, which saw the Chiefs come out victorious in overtime, took place Sunday in Las Vegas.