Entain reveals global surge in NFL wagers, as “Big Game” fever hits Las Vegas 

  • Entain’s UK and European data highlights a 12% increase in the number of bets for the 11 February fixture compared to 2023.1
  • Entain’s UK data shows a 217% increase in the quantity of females betting on the Big Game compared to 2020.
  • Data from Entain and its joint venture, BetMGM, shows a record number of bets placed on this year’s Big Game, over 30% higher than last year’s event, with a 72% year over year increase in new customers.2

15 February, London – Kansas City and San Francisco’s NFL teams faced each other in another hotly anticipated season finale at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday 11th February. Today, Entain, one of the leading global sports betting and gaming companies, can reveal that the NFL's Big Game has become a truly global spectacle, with a surge in the number of bets placed on this year's game.

Entain also highlights the NFL’s growing international fanbase, as well as the league’s increasing growth and popularity as a global sport:

  • Data from Entain’s Coral, Ladbrokes and bwin brands show there was a 12% increase in UK and European bets placed when compared to last year;
  • In 2024, Ladbrokes and Coral saw a 74% increase in the quantity of UK bets placed on the Big Game compared to 2020;
  • UK data also saw steep rise of 217% in the quantity of female bettors, with an 86% increase in share of female betters since the 2020 game, highlighting the sport’s success in diversifying its fanbase in recent years.

As the US’s flagship sporting event took over Las Vegas, the latest data from Entain and BetMGM reveals increased excitement from fans around the Big Game, showing 30% year over year uplift in total number of bets across the US, and a 51% increase in female bettors from last year.

Sameer Deen, Chief Commercial Officer at Entain, comments: "Las Vegas is the epicentre of entertainment and last Sunday’s Big Game was evidence that the city is drawing in global crowds for these types of sporting events. It was an opportunity for us to innovate our sportsbook offer, enabling us to provide our UK & European customers with an even greater variety of sporting events, as well as being part of a global fanbase.”

BetMGM launched its new Nevada app ahead of the iconic event taking place in Las Vegas this year, giving NFL fans in Nevada the best possible BetMGM experience. The company also aired their first Big Game television commercial (complete with a memorable three-part teaser campaign) featuring sports legends Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky, along with actor Vince Vaughn. BetMGM also signed a strategic partnership with X, becoming the social media platform's exclusive Live Odds Sports Betting partner in time for the Big Game.

1Digital sportsbook only

2Digital and retail sportsbook

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About Entain plc

Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world's largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports brands include BetCity, bwin, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds, Sportingbet, Sports Interaction, STS, SuperSport and TAB NZ; Gaming brands include Foxy Bingo, Gala, GiocoDigitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, Partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.

The Group has a 50/50 joint venture, BetMGM, a leader in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology and capabilities which power BetMGM as well as exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK and is the only global operator to exclusively operate in domestically regulated or regulating markets operating in over 40 territories. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects. For more information see the Group's website: www.entaingroup.com