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Superbowl Sunday and the money is flowing the match up between the patriots and the rams could generate twice as much in legal wagers than last year's championship game Reuters correspondent Hillary Russ this is an historic Super Bowl in the sports betting terms it's a never before been true that you can bet on the Super Bowl the country's biggest betting event outside of the state Nevada so now for the first time ever at this is something you can do if you live in a state that over the past sixty month has legalized and rolled out sports betting bettors can thank the Supreme Court which gave the okay and may for states to legalize sports betting Pennsylvania Rhode Island Mississippi and West Virginia are among the seven states that have done so with New Jersey having led the charge part of then governor Chris Christie's push to reinvigorate the state's once thriving gambling capital of Atlantic city the state even allowed residents to download apps from sports books FanDuel and draftkings putting betting right at their fingertips New Jersey alone is expected to pull in one third of all legal Superbowl bets which are expected to total three hundred and twenty five million dollars nationally sports leagues had long fought against legalized betting for fear of match fixing and corruption but as the push for legal sports betting gain steam the NFL and other leagues eventually saw it as a win win no matter what lead you are you stand to benefit because %HESITATION the the thinking is you're gonna get more eyes on the game a lot more fan engagement if you have a bet on the game a couple bets on the game or you can bet as the game was going along which you can do and mostly all markets here in the U. S. you're gonna be more involved can be more into it %HESITATION you might buy more merchandise you might want to buy tickets this year by this time next year more than half of all U. S. states and the district of Columbia , are expected to have legal sports betting or at least have considered it and in case you're interested most gamblers are counting on forty one year old Tom Brady with the patriots the heavy favorite to win it's been a lot of fun