More than 311,000 people expected to visit Las Vegas for Super Bowl LII
February 03, 2018 8:01 AM
by Robert Mann
In excess of 311,000 people are expected to visit the Las Vegas area this weekend for Super Bowl LII, according to newly release data from Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). The LVCVA says that’s an increase of about 2,000 visitors over 2017. Ninety-one percent of the Las Vegas areas’ nearly 149,000 rooms are expected to be booked for the weekend.
All major sports book operators say this year’s game will smash all exiting betting records for the game. Last year, bookies took in a record $138.5 million in legal bets.
The LVCVA estimates the Super Bowl is worth an estimated $410.1 million to Las Vegas. The game between The Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots kicks off Sunday at 3:30 pm PST with the Patriots as 4 or 4.5 point favorites.