Ohio also tallied 12.6 million geolocation checks on Super Bowl weekend, second only to New York’s total of 13.8 million. GeoComply said it saw 100+ million geolocation checks throughout the country on Super Bowl weekend.
Surprise or Expected?
Based on the historic nature of the first two days of legalized sports betting and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposal to double the tax sportsbook operators pay, Ohio regulators probably expected a big weekend, but 12.6 million Geo checks?
“The numbers in Ohio are trending higher than we had predicted,” GeoComply CEO Anna Sainsbury said. “It’s been quite a tremendous state with strong oversight and a competitive market. So, I think what lawmakers intended in the state has been a huge success.”
Cincinnati Continues to Lead the State
Earlier this month, Cincinnati became Ohio’s number one sports betting city. While they may not have as many active sports betting accounts as they make up for it in volume–Queen City had the most geolocation checks, at 1.8 million.
Cleveland had 1.6 million geolocation checks and 222,976 active accounts. Columbus had 1.3 million geolocation checks and 180,0545 active accounts.
Top Five States by Unique Accounts
Ohio sports bettors crushed the rest of legalized sports betting in America during Super Bowl Weekend with 1.1 million unique accounts despite not having the Cleveland Browns or Bengals in Super Bowl LVII.
Super Bowl LVII Held in Legalized Betting State for First Time
Super Bowl LVII was the first-ever held in a state with legalized sports betting – 100,000 geolocation checks were conducted near or inside State Farm Stadium from more than 8,000 sportsbook accounts.
“Super Bowl LVII was a record-breaking event,” said GeoComply CEO and co-founder Anna Sainsbury in a statement. “GeoComply data reveals that Americans’ interest in legally betting on the Super Bowl has never been higher. It also showed that many fans at State Farm Stadium embraced their newfound ability to bet while watching the game in person.”
Cincinnati Bengals and Browns Super Bowl LVIII Odds Revealed
Super Bowl LVIII will be held in Las Vegas, and DraftKings wasted little time posting its odds to win next year’s NFL finale. As expected, the Kansas City Chiefs are +600 betting favorites, followed by the Buffalo Bills (+700), San Francisco 49ers (+800), and Philadelphia Eagles (+900).
The Bengals are +900 to win the Super Bowl, but the odds are much higher for their AFC North rival Browns. Oddsmakers have Cleveland at +4000 to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.