By SWNS Staff
One-third of Americans will be tuning into the Super Bowl this year looking for a win in their bank accounts.
A survey of 2,000 Americans revealed that 36% of those polled plan on betting on the big game between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., this Sunday.
The data collected by OnePoll shows that watching the game is only part of the experience.
With the rise in sports betting over the past couple of years, and as more states legalize the practice, three-fourths of Americans (74%) say that betting even a small amount on a sports game enhances the viewing experience.
In fact, the data shows that the Super Bowl in football is also the Super Bowl of sports betting.
According to the results, the average American who plans on placing a bet in this year’s game plans to throw down $462 on the big match.
And just about a fourth of those surveyed (23%) said they plan to bet even more than that, with four percent shelling out $2,000 or more.
But, as with the game itself, not everyone comes out a winner.
When it comes to their sports betting losses, the average American says the most they’ve ever lost on a single bet was $989, with two percent (30 respondents) revealing they’ve lost over $10,000.