Led by Super Bowl, Iowa’s February sports betting handle reaches $216 million

Led by Super Bowl, Iowa’s February sports betting handle reaches $216 million

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March 14, 2022 10:59 PM

Iowa’s 2022 Super Bowl bets matched 2021 game wagers nearly dollar-for-dollar. But Iowa sports betting customers clearly found other events of interest.

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) office reported $215.9 million in bets wagered, which is up $72.3 million from February 2021. Numbers from the year’s shortest month were down from January 2022’s record of $303.3 million in bets.

Again, nearly all of the 50.3% gain from February 2021 to February 2022 came from bets outside of the Super Bowl.

Here’s how we know: The Iowa Gaming Association works with Iowa’s 18 sportsbooks to share an unaudited – but accurate – look at Super Bowl betting volume. Iowa sportsbooks and their casino partners collected $16.275 million in Super Bowl bets.