Kansas and Pennsylvania leaders have made a sports bet ahead of the Super Bowl LVII.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly Announces She Will ‘Tackle’ Gov. Josh Shapiro Of Pennsylvania In Pre-Super Bowl Bet LVII with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to one ad, the bet was on food.
If the Chiefs win, Governor Shapiro will send his soft pretzels from Philly Style Hand Twisted Soft Pretzel Bakery, cheesesteaks from Tony Luke’s, and Eagles mini donuts from Collegeville Italian Bakery. If the Eagles win, Governor Kelly will send them steaks from Creekstone Farms in Arkansas City and chocolate-dipped sunflower seeds from Sunflower Food Company in Overland Park.
“At the beginning of this NFL season, I placed the first legal sports bet in Kansas, betting on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl. Now, I’m doubling down on two of my favorite Kansas foods: our steaks and our sunflower seeds,” Kelly said. “I can’t wait to see Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs bring the Lombardi Trophy back to the Red Kingdom and celebrate by feasting on some Pennsylvania delicacies. Come on, boss!
In September, Kelly placed the first legal sports bet in Kansas, betting $15 – Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ jersey number – on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl.
According to AG extension, the casino industry’s largest trade group, bettors expect to wager about $16 billion on this year’s championship game, more than double last year’s estimates. With the expansion of legal sports betting, traditional Super Bowl bets are expected to surpass casual bets for the first time.
Last May, Kelly signed a bill to legalize sports betting in Kansas, which is estimated to bring in up to $10 million a year in tax revenue.
Kansas is one of 33 states in the country with some form of legal sports betting.
“The bipartisan effort has helped casinos, restaurants and other entertainment venues attract more business to their establishments and brought more revenue to the state,” his office said.