More people watch the Super Bowl almost every year than any other event, and many enjoy watching the game while watching it.
A record 50.4 million U.S. adults (20% of the population) are expected to wager about $16 billion on the Super Bowl this year, according to a survey by the American Gaming Association.
The expected number of bidders increased by 61% compared to last year. Contributing to that number are Ohio, Maryland, Kansas and Massachusetts, which legalized sports gambling after last year’s Super Bowl.
The $16 billion figure is more than double last year’s estimate — it includes money made online, at a casino, at a bookie, or just casually with friends (such as buying a Super Bowl Square).
When it comes to the Super Bowl, you can bet on just about anything that has to do with the game, and even things that have nothing to do with it all. This is reported by CNN.
Here are some of the funnest popular prop bets for Super Bowl LVII. (Note that Bovada is an offshore betting site; the American Gaming Association has called on federal prosecutors to shut down the operation.)
Duration of the national anthem
Under 2:07 +145
Over 2:07 -190
Grammy-winning country singer Chris Stapleton performed the national anthem. You can bet on whether the anthem will be under 2:07 minutes or over 2:07 minutes.
Over is a favorite here and for good reason. Nine of the last 16 national anthems have passed, and three of the last four country singers have also topped the time limit.
Demi Lovato was the latest singer to die at Super Bowl 54.
Tossing a coin
You get a true 50-50 chance of winning this, but you still have to pay the juice – the amount the bookie takes for your bet.
Historically, Tails leads 29-27, but Heads comes back, winning four of the last five shots.
Winning the coin toss has been a major setback for teams in the Super Bowl recently. The last eight teams to win the toss lost the Super Bowl.
The color of the liquid spilled on the winning trainer
Blue has been the winning color in three of the last four years, but this time yellow-green is the favorite.
Maybe that’s because in 2018, when the Philadelphia Eagles won, yellow Gatorade was poured on then-coach Doug Pederson. If you’re wondering what color the Kansas City Chiefs used when they won in 2020, it was orange.
Will Chiefs coach Andy Reid say hamburger or cheeseburger during his post-match interview?
After winning the 2020 Super Bowl, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was going to get the biggest cheeseburger you’ve ever seen to celebrate.
He’s mentioned his fondness for cheeseburgers many times, so there’s a good chance he’ll mention them again if they win.
First TV commercial: Doritos vs. M&Mrs
If you’re only watching the Super Bowl for the commercials, don’t worry—you can bet on which ad you’ll see first.
The color of Rihanna’s first outfit
Black is the favorite here…but it’s not fun. Rihanna always has gorgeous outfits and the underdog could easily win here.
Will the power go out during the Super Bowl?
Super Bowl LVII is the 10th anniversary of the power outage during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans.
Will it happen again? Probably not. But you can bet on that.
Will Tom Cruise parachute into the stadium and hand-deliver the ball to the referees?
Not sure why this is a prop… but someone skydiving a game ball would be cool. It’s even cooler if it’s Tom Cruise.
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