Super Bowl LV is right around the corner and Indiana sportsbooks are ready for some football betting action.
The big game isn’t until Feb. 7, but gamblers are already gearing up for the fun.
Patrick Mahomes vs. Tom Brady will make for a Super Bowl to remember, and betting on the game can be a great way to mix up the typical viewing experience.
Thankfully, Indiana has all sorts of unique betting options out there just for the Super Bowl.
Indiana Super Bowl betting
Football is the most popular sport for gambling in the US. That leads to a ton of Super Bowl betting interest from diehard and casual gamblers alike.
Prop betting in particular can be a great way to have some extra fun betting on the game. Since Super Bowl Sunday is such a big event, special betting props are available that you can’t use for a typical game.
The Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) lets sportsbooks offer odds on all sorts of novelty props. Here’s a quick look at the options for Super Bowl LV:
- Outcome of the coin toss
- Player to call coin toss correctly
- Team to win coin toss and game
- Color of the Gatorade shower
- Who will the Super Bowl MVP thank first?
- Whether or not player X will retire after the game
- Will there be a flea flicker?
And that doesn’t even cover all of the options.
There are tons of other props to pick from such as the “Fat Man TD,” which offers odds on any lineman to score a touchdown during the game. Right now, no is the heavy -2,000 favorite, with yes sitting at +800.
The “Doink Special” from DraftKings is another fan-favorite that lets you bet on whether a field goal or extra point attempt will hit the uprights or crossbar. Yes is at +400 with no leading at -625.
If betting on special Super Bowl props sounds like fun to you, check out your favorite Indiana sports betting app for the full list of options.
Worth a drive to Indiana?
The IGC has been pretty liberal with the number of betting options in Indiana.
That’s a good thing for Hoosiers, who can bet on everything from sailing to Halloween candy eating contests.
Unfortunately, not every state has been as open to trying new things.
Ohio and Kentucky are still lagging behind on the sports betting front.
Michigan and Illinois have legal betting, but gaming officials haven’t given most of the Super Bowl specialty props the green light yet. For example, in Michigan, you can bet on the color of the Gatorade shower, but not on whether or not there will be a flea flicker.
That might change closer to game day, but at least for now, the best option is to drive to Indiana to place your novelty bets.
That won’t be an easy option for everyone, but the process is simple if you live close to the Indiana border. All it takes is a quick drive over the state line to place your wagers from your phone.
Super bowl prop limits
Betting on Super Bowl props can be a great way to spice up the big game. However, don’t expect to make it rich on any of these novelty props.
Most sportsbooks will place limits on the amount of money you can wager on special markets like these. If you bet on the Academy Awards or Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest last year, then you might already be familiar with this type of practice.
Props like these are meant to be something fun on the side rather than the main course, so don’t be surprised if you can only bet small amounts on these prop options.
New Indiana sportsbooks
Hoosiers might have a new sportsbook to use before the Super Bowl kicks off.
Barstool Sportsbook, 888Sport, SBK Sportsbook and WynnBET are all in the pipeline to launch in Indiana soon.
Opening for business right before the biggest sports betting event would certainly make some waves in Indiana’s market.
Last month sportsbooks in the state took in over $313 million in wagers, so new books won’t want to delay too long before entering this competitive atmosphere.
Thankfully, gamblers won’t have to wait long for these new brands. Even if they don’t meet the Super Bowl deadline, all four will still be launching sometime in 2021.