Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial American holiday. Good food, cold drinks, and high-quality football are expected. But betting on the Super Bowl has become even more ubiquitous than the chicken wings and beers.
The American Gaming Association estimated $7B was bet on the 2020 Super Bowl, both legally and illegally. For Super Bowl 55, nearly $500 million was bet through legal US sportsbooks—something the state of Indiana is now blessed with.
This was a record-setting handle for legal sportsbooks and it’s only going to get bigger for Super Bowl 56. The best way to bet on the Super Bowl in Indiana is via legal online sportsbooks.
On this page we’ll guide you through the entire betting process, from opening up a new betting account and finding real-time Super Bowl odds, to picking out the perfect 4th-quarter prop bet.
Super Bowl 56 will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Feb. 6, 2022. While we don’t know the two teams who will square off yet, we do know who the favorites are to be there. Check the current odds on the winner of next year’s Super Bowl below. These are real-time odds that will change as the off-season/season progresses. Click on any odds to jump directly to the online sportsbook and claim your bonus.
If you’re undecided on which sportsbook to try, check out some of the offers on this page or our reviews for more info. Once you’ve decided which sportsbooks you want to use, registering for a new account is very quick. Here are the steps:
Once you’ve registered for an account, download the app for your sportsbook. Once you’ve downloaded the app and signed into your account, claim any promotions or free bets you’re interested in. Once you’ve done that, fund your account and start betting! The options are immense.
With all of the betting that happens in the Super Bowl, sportsbooks compete to attract customers. To try and make you pick their sportsbook over the competition, many offer extremely generous promotions and bonuses for the Super Bowl.
In the past, sportsbooks have offered a risk-free bet. This means that if you lose your bet, your losing bet will be refunded in site credit. Most of the time, there is a maximum bet that will be refunded, usually around $500.
Sportsbooks often offer a 100% bonus on your first deposit. So if you haven’t yet used a certain sportsbook, sign up with them to get 100% of what you deposit in site credit, on top of your cash.
For example, if you deposit $500, they’ll give you a $500 bonus, meaning you’ll have $1,000 in your account. Check the terms and conditions for any rollover or cash-out requirements. Most sportsbooks require you to wager the bonus money in a certain timeframe.
Many sportsbooks will also offer boosted odds. This simply means the odds they offer on a certain market will be better than they normally are. If the line is usually -125 for Patrick Mahomes to throw over 2.5 touchdown passes, a boosted odd special might make the same bet +125 instead.
Betting on the Super Bowl is no different than betting on a regular NFL game. Below is an example of odds you may expect to see for the Super Bowl:
|Indianapolis Colts||-3.5||-200||Over 47.5|
|Green Bay Packers||+3.5||+170||Under 47.5|
Here’s what these bets mean:
In the above section, we outlined how to bet on Super Bowl basics — the spread, the moneyline, and the totals. However, there are still plenty of other ways to bet the game.
If you want to stick just to the football game, you can bet on who wins the game or which player will score a touchdown among many others. If you’re looking to get some quick early action, you can bet whether the pregame coin toss will be heads or tails, or which player will call the coin toss correctly.
If there’s a hockey game earlier in the day, you can bet what total will be higher: goals scored by the Chicago Blackhawks or field goals made by the Colts. These are called “cross overs,” and on Super Bowl Sunday, you’ll find dozens of them.
A prop bet is a bet on whether a certain event happens. It doesn’t necessarily have to impact the final result of the game.
An example of a prop bet for the Super Bowl would be betting on Patrick Mahomes to throw for over 300 yards. If you bet that he does, nothing else in the game matters except whether or not he throws for that amount of yards.
For the Super Bowl, props extend way past the football field. You can bet on fun things such as what color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning team’s coach. You can also bet on the first song the half-time singer will perform and many, many more.
Super Bowl prop bets are what separates the Super Bowl betting market from any normal football game. Every NFL game has a spread, a moneyline, a total, and props related to the game. However, the sheer volume of available prop bets for the Super Bowl just adds to the spectacle.
The props relating to the football game are fun, but the real props that get people excited usually have nothing to do with football.
Just like with all bets, every sportsbook will differ in their offerings. Some sportsbooks will have a more limited offering on props, while others will go over the top.
Make sure to download multiple sportsbooks to check out the available options.
Live betting is becoming many people’s favorite way to bet a game. Live betting is betting on the game after it’s already started. The odds change based on what has already happened.
If you thought the underdog was going to win the game before it started, and then they score first, they likely will no longer be as big of an underdog as they were before the game.
If you know what to look for, live betting can be pretty profitable. You can notice that a quarterback is starting to figure out the opponent’s defensive scheme and then bet on that team to come back and win the game.
In the Super Bowl, live betting is very important, as both teams will make adjustments to what the other team is doing.
Betting on the Super Bowl MVP is an easy way to get involved with prop betting on the Super Bowl. But you won’t see the official MVP odds for all players until the two teams playing in the Super Bowl are decided.
However, some sportsbooks will release some Super Bowl MVP odds earlier in the playoffs. The top players from multiple teams will be listed as contenders. These odds will be more appealing the further away from the game you are.
The Super Bowl MVP goes to the quarterback of the winning team a vast majority of the time. Ten of the last 14 winners of the award have been quarterbacks. Tom Brady has won the award five times in his seven Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots/Tampa Bay Bucs.
The two quarterbacks will always be favorites to win the MVP, so if you’re looking for more value, a defensive player might be your best bet. Look towards a player who can make a game-changing play on defense, usually by forcing a big fumble or making a huge interception.
Indiana has more than a dozen casinos and many of them now have partnerships with sportsbooks. Here are some of the more popular places for you to place your Super Bowl bets.
DraftKings powers the sportsbook inside the Ameristar Hotel & Casino. They accept straight bets, totals, parlays, futures, props, and more. There are five sports wagering terminals, 23 sports wagering kiosks, and many HDTVs to watch the games. It’s right by the Stadium Sports Bar, a great place to get some food and drinks while watching your bets play out.
The sportsbook inside Caesars South Indiana is simply called “The Book.” The simple name fits as it accepts all kinds of bets on almost every sport except horse racing. They have reclining chairs, self-serve kiosks to place bets at, and a bar right behind the sportsbook. You can also book a “Fan Cave” for yourself and your friends. With the fan cave, you get your own TV, Xbox, priority betting access, food, and drinks.
Rookie kicker Jim O’Brien made a 32-yard field goal with 5 seconds left in regulation to break a 13-13 tie with Dallas and give the Baltimore Colts their first Super Bowl.
Kelvin Hayden intercepted Bears quarterback Rex Grossman and returned it for a touchdown to put the Colts up by two scores in the fourth quarter. The Colts went on to win their first Super Bowl.
Yes, sports betting has been legal in the state since 2019.
The NFL allowed limited fan attendance for the Super Bowl in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium. 22,000 fans were in attendance. The expectation for 2022 is the stadium will again be full with fans.
The 2022 Super Bowl will be on FOX.
The Colts franchise has made the Super Bowl four times; twice as the Baltimore Colts and twice as the Indianapolis Colts. They won once in each city.
Once. Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl in 2012 when Eli Manning and the Giants defeated the New England Patriots.
The Super Bowl Vegas odds can be found on this page and are updated often throughout the season.