Betting in the Super Bowl State

Fans will fill Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII, the center of sports gambling. However, bettors may find limited wager options compared to other states. Laws restricting “prop” bets beyond on-field action pass in the Nevada legislature.

A few states allow betting the Gatorade color poured on the winning coach. This year, red or pink lead at +260 odds. But Nevada prohibits even such wagers.

Las Vegas holds strict rules around betting types. “We avoid subjectivity in props,” BetMGM’s John Ewing said. “Regulators also want clarity – either it won or lost.” Thus most bets connect directly to box scores. Fans must use offshore books for exotic bets.

Swift Bets Offshore

Some Super Bowl bets barely relate to the game itself. See the Taylor Swift specials. With Swift touring Japan that weekend, she may not even attend. Still, offshore books like BetUS and FanDuel Canada post odds. Bets include Travis Kelce proposing to Swift (+1060) or Swift appearing during the anthem (Yes: -120).

Halftime Draws Bets

The flashy halftime show also draws prop bets. With Usher performing, one bet names his first song. “‘Yeah!’ leads at +200” notes a North Carolina sportsbook. Other bets include his total songs (Over 8.5: -125).

Potential special guests also gain odds. Alicia Keys leads at -330 to join Usher. Ludacris (-250), Lil Jon (-105) and more follow behind.

All Bets Welcome

We’ve come far, but some bets await approval,” says Caesars‘ Adam Pullen. Yet Pullen likes driving action: “I enjoy anything causing folks to bet.” But Nevada depends on regulator stances for each progressive wager type.

So while limitations exist in Las Vegas, looser rules spread. States opening North Carolina sports betting apps and sportsbooks launch more bet types yearly. Promos from new books like BetMGM North Carolina entice sign-ups too. So prop bettors find more options outside Nevada today. Still the authority holds power over offerings.

✅ Fact Checked on February 2, 2024 by Ken Weaver