Entain reports global surge in NFL wagers

Finance News

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.”