Americans are expected to wager a huge sum of money on the biggest football game of the year, according to a survey by the American Gaming Association. The survey results released yesterday say Americans will bet an estimated $6 billion — legal and illegal — on the Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Rams. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court made it possible for states outside Nevada to authorize sports betting when it struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992. This year’s Super Bowl will be the first NFL title game since legal sports books began showing up in states other than Nevada, according to ESPN. Almost 10 percent of Americans surveyed generally plan to bet on the Super Bowl, with 52 percent of that group betting on the Rams and 48 percent planning to put their money on the Patriots.
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