The Kansas and Pennsylvania Chiefs made a sports bet ahead of the Super Bowl 57th.
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has announced that she will “take on” Penn Gov. Josh Shapiro in a bet before the Super Bowl. 57th Featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.
According to an advertisement, the bet was about food.
If the Chiefs win, Governor Shapiro will send her own soft pretzels from Philly Style Hand Twisted Soft Pretzel Bakery, cheesecakes from Tony Luke’s, and Eagles mini donuts from Collegeville Italian Bakery. If the Eagles win, Governor Kelly will send him steaks from Crexton Farms in Arkansas City and chocolate-dipped sunflower seeds from Sunflower Foods in Overland Park.
At the beginning of this NFL In the season, I placed the first legal sports bet in Kansas, betting on the Chiefs to win the Super Bowl. Now, I’m doubling down by putting together two of my favorite Kansas foods: our steak and sunflower seeds,” Kelly said. “I can’t wait to see Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs bring back the Lombardi Cup to the Red Kingdom — and to celebrate with some Pennsylvania sweets.” Let’s go chiefs! “
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 the AGAInc., the largest trading group in the casino industry, bettors plan to bet an estimated $16 billion in this year’s tournament, more than double last year’s estimate. With the expansion of legal sports betting, traditional Super Bowl bets are expected to overtake informal bets for the first time.
This past May, Kelly signed into law a bill to legalize sports betting in Kansas, which is expected to bring in up to $10 million annually in tax revenue.
Kansas is one of 33 states in the country that has some form of sports betting legal.
“Bipartisan efforts have helped casinos, restaurants, and other entertainment venues attract more business to their establishments and bring more revenue to the state,” her office said.