Super Bowl XLVII - Ravens Defeat 49ers
The stage is set and it doesn’t get any bigger than this! About 100 million people will watch the Super Bowl this year – that’s more people than live in Spain and South Korea combined. Over $10 billion will be bet on the Super Bowl – that’s higher than the annual GDP of 70 countries. And the money pile keeps growing and growing.
Have you joined the club yet? The Internet has brought sports gambling out of the smoky backrooms of Vegas and into the living rooms of the world. Provided you’re reading this in a country that allows online gaming, you can bet on the Super Bowl with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger.
That’s where we come in. BetOnSuperBowl.com is dedicated to giving you the information and guidance you need to bet on the 2014 Super Bowl. For example, we’ll tell you about the history of the Big Game, how to pick an online sportsbook, and what kind of Super Bowl bets you can make. Throwing a Super Bowl party? We’ll help you spice things up with tried-and-true Super Bowl games to keep you and your guests entertained.
The NFL has come a long way since 1967, when the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 at Super Bowl I – and covered as 14-point favorites. The game itself wasn’t the cultural touchstone it is today; Los Angeles Coliseum didn’t even sell out for what was then called the “First AFL-NFL World Championship Game.”
Betting on sports has come a long way, too. There were only a dozen “turf clubs” in Nevada in 1967, existing separately from the casinos, and Super Bowl bets were all about the pointspread. The first Super Bowl total appeared at Super Bowl II, and Super Bowl props (short for “proposition bets”) didn’t make their debut until Super Bowl XX. Learn more on Super Bowl History.
The market for Super Bowl props has grown exponentially over the past 25 years. About half the money bet on Super Bowl XLVIII will be on props, like whether the coin flip will be heads or tails, or who will be named Super Bowl MVP. You’ll even be able to bet on what kind of outfit Beyoncé will be wearing during the halftime show.
The Best Thing About Betting on the Super Bowl?
Anyone can win. You don’t have to be a football genius or a mathematical wizard; all you need to get started is a basic understanding of how sports betting works. Take a few moments to look at our site, and in those few moments, you can learn more about Super Bowl betting than most NFL fans will ever know.
What happens next is up to you. The more you know, the more money you can win and the more fun you can have. And, as always, play responsibly or don’t play at all.
Now, are you ready for some football?
Choosing the Right Sportsbook for Super Bowl
If you’re going to bet on the Super Bowl, you’ll need an online sportsbook (or “book” for short) to take your bet. The book is to sports betting what the stock market is to investing: the place you go to do business. In this case, the place is a website where you’ll find a list of games and betting odds. You’ll need a certified and reliable sportsbook that earns strong reviews from the betting community; we recommend Bovada for customers in the United States and Bodog for customers across the globe. Read on for in-depth reviews and instructions to help you get started.
Super Bowl Odds, Props and Futures
You can’t have sports betting without the odds. These are the numbers the book uses to do business, and just like share prices on the stock market, they go up or down to reflect who’s betting on which teams. For example, the New York Giants were 3-point underdogs at last year’s Super Bowl; in other words, New York +3 was the betting line on the pointspread. We’ll tell you more about the different betting lines you’ll encounter, from the basic spread to reverse bets and sweetheart teasers. We’ll also tell you about the different ways odds are represented – from American odds (+500) to fractional odds (5-1) and everything in between. Learn more on Super Bowl Odds.
A prop bet (short for “proposition bet”) is a simple and fun way to bet the Big Game. Some props are “either/or” in nature, like whether the opening coin toss will land heads or tails, or whether the National Anthem will take over or under a certain length of time to complete. These have become the two most popular Super Bowl props on the menu. Other props have multiple potential outcomes, like who will be named Super Bowl MVP or which player will score the first touchdown. Learn more on Super Bowl Props.
Making a futures bet is a great way to keep the football juices flowing all year long. It can be profitable, too. The New York Giants opened at 20-1 to win Super Bowl XLVIII, and fell as low as 100-1 heading into Week 14 with a 6-6 record. The Super Bowl futures market is open all year long, so make your Super Bowl futures pick now!