February 29, 2024
A normal view of the sphere earlier than Tremendous Bowl LVIII Opening Evening for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium. Credit score: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports activities

Companies throughout the USA are bracing for an outbreak of the Tremendous flu subsequent Monday when over 16 million Individuals are anticipated to telephone in sick after watching the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs play for the Lombardi trophy.

A survey from UKG, a supplier of human assets, payroll, and workforce administration options, estimated that 16.1 million U.S. workers plan to overlook work the day after the Feb. 11 Tremendous Bowl in Las Vegas.

The survey additionally discovered that 22.5 million U.S. workers, or 14% of the work power, anticipate they are going to miss no less than some work on Monday whereas 45 million say they’ll be much less productive than ordinary.

“The Monday after Tremendous Bowl has change into the quantity at some point in absenteeism or individuals taking a trip day,” Derek Stevens, proprietor and CEO of a number of Las Vegas casinos together with Circa, informed Reuters. “It has change into so vital.

“From a Vegas gaming perspective Tremendous Bowl Monday after has now change into a prime 10 day trip of one year a 12 months for playing.”

A file 67.8 million American adults are anticipated to guess $23.1 billion on the Tremendous Bowl, the American Gaming Affiliation stated.

“Quite a bit has to do with Tremendous Bowl in Vegas is offered out yearly,” stated Stevens. “Not everybody can match onto an airplane on Monday so versus making an attempt to battle site visitors and attempt to get a really costly flight out of city on Monday they go away on Tuesday.

“What it’s achieved is it has created this occasion just like the Sunday evening after the sport is over. It’s loopy.

“Individuals are betting like loopy, as a result of both you gained some huge cash so that you wish to guess extra or misplaced some huge cash and making an attempt to get it again.

“Monday individuals are hanging round all day then they hit the bricks on Tuesday.”