New Hampshire’s sports bettors are heavily favoring the Kansas City Chiefs over the San Francisco 49ers in the upcoming Super Bowl, according to DraftKings. As of Thursday, nearly 72% of wagers placed by New Hampshire gamblers were for the Chiefs, who are currently two-point underdogs as of Friday morning. In total, $1.6 million has been wagered on the game so far through DraftKings, which has a monopoly on gambling in New Hampshire.
The Super Bowl presents an exciting opportunity for sports bettors to explore the world of gambling and get a little skin in the game. Charlie McIntyre, executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery, is thrilled about this opportunity and expects heavy betting throughout the weekend and right up until kickoff on Sunday.
In addition to traditional football bets, DraftKings has rolled out several Taylor Swift-related bets to capitalize on her popularity among young people. These include a “Déjà vu” wager that pays off if the Chiefs win by 11 points against the 49ers, as they did in Super Bowl LV; a “Shake it off” wager that pays off if the 49ers score first but ultimately lose; and a “Today is a Fairytale” wager that pays out if Kelce scores a touchdown and the Chiefs prevail.
Last year, when the Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LIV, New Hampshire gamblers laid down more than $9.2 million in total wagers. Proceeds from sports wagering are shared between DraftKings and the state, with profits going towards public education initiatives funded by the Lottery. Super Bowl LVIII will kick off at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday from Las Vegas.