PROVIDENCE, RI (WPRI) – Mens Most of New England continues to celebrate Patriot's sixth Super Bowl victory since 2002, Rhode Island's sports books stuck with a big tab.
A spokesman for the RI Department of Revenue confirmed on Tuesday that the state's two casinos believe they lost about $ 2.3 million to games related to the Super Bowl LIII, mostly because the Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams easily covered three-point spread in the game.
Everyone said the revenue department said more than 50,000 bettors put $ 6.5 million on any aspect of the big game. Almost 77% of the players spearheaded the patriots to win, according to the state.
"The Super Bowl turned out to be good advertising for this new gaming environment and a powerful test of the sports book run by IGT-William Hill on behalf of the RI Lottery," said Paul Grimaldi, RI Department of Revenue Information and PR Manager. "We expect many first-time visitors to be happy with the service and results."
The state also reported that the largest single-bet on the Super Bowl was a loser. An unknown person put $ 351,000 on Rams. 19659005] Sports Games launched at the Twin River Casino in November 2018 and was followed by Tiverton Casino Hotel a month later.