In Nevada alone, bettors have shown their love for football by plopping down billions in bets.In fact, the total since 1992 is an astounding $30.1 Billion. Now some maybe asking why is Nevada just being focused on? Well, that is the only state to legally bet on it. So just take this stat and multiple it with the “illegal” bets that get put on football gambling nationwide each year.
David Schwartz had this report detailing gambling on sports in Nevada. Here’s a snippet:
Total amount bet on sports in Nevada since 1984: $81,862,418,000 ($81.9 billion)
Total amount won by Nevada sports books since 1984: $3,913,408,000 ($3.9 billion)
Total amount bet on football in Nevada since 1992: $30,070,430,000 ($30.1 billion)
Total amount won on football bets since 1989: $1,477,361,000 ($1.5 billion)