The Super Bowl is this Sunday, February 3 in Atlanta at 5:30 pm EST on CBS and football gamblers of the world cannot wait.
Thanks to online betting and looser gambling laws in the United States, betting on professional football games is at an all-time high these days, and experts anticipate gamblers to place a record $6 billion worth of bets on Super Bowl LIII this weekend.
Betting on football can be as easy or as complicated as you like, it all depends on the type of bets you prefer to make, and now gamblers have plenty of choices depending on their personal preferences.
Some highrollers and newbies prefer making simple, basic bets on a football game, like on which team is going to win or on the over/under of the total score.
These bets are easy to make and there is plenty of statistical data available to help make a more educated bet.
Others, however, prefer to shake it up a bit, blow away the status quo and spend their gambling allowance on something called proposition bets, or prop bets, which is where gambling starts to get interesting.
These are the crazy bets, the ones you wouldnt think a bookie would take, yet nowadays you can find someone to take just about any wager you can think of.
So with that in mind, here are the top ten categories of prop bets we could find online, and all the odds that go along with them.
Remember, dont gamble what you dont have, but definitely take a chance on at least one of these silly bets.
Who knows, Sunday could be your lucky day.
You can gamble on how popular the actual Super Bowl telecast is in the world.
Do yourself a favor and look up some past numbers first, but its anyones guess how popular the Big Game is going to be this time around.
Are the Saints fans really going to boycott this one?
Are people tired of watching Tom, Bill and the Patriots?
Or will extra Maroon 5 and Gladys Knight fans tune in and balance it all out?
Whether you like the modern Super Bowl Halftime spectacles or prefer the old days of marching bands and high school dancers, the halftime is now something on which you can place money.
When else can you bet on SpongeBob SquarePants and Big Boi?
Theres no modern character as controversial as United States President Donald J. Trump, but love him or hate him, hes going to do something during the Super Bowl and you can bet on it.
Trump will Tweet, and now you can bet on what and if he fat-thumbs any of the messages.
Every professional football game has a coin toss to determine who gets the ball first, and now you can get in on the action, too.
These are cut and dry bets, so you have to really have a gut feeling or a devil-may-care attitude to risk your money on these dandies.
Now this is where it really starts getting silly, and by that I mean fun.
Doesnt matter if you favor the stern veteran New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick or the crafty young Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, there are prop bets for both men.
Announcer Jim Nantz and color commentator Tony Romo have done a respectable job in the booth all season calling NFL games, which is why theyre calling the Super Bowl in Atlanta.
Now you can bet on what theyre going to say and whether Romo will use his quarterbacking vision and high-level prep skills to predict the on field future.
There are always controversies associated with the NFL, from kneeling protests to bad officiating to past accusations of the Patriots cheating, and now fans can do more than get angry about it they can gamble on it.
These prop bets might be embarrassing for the NFL, but someones going to be proud they put some money down, because these are some sweet odds.
With no disrespect intended to the National Anthem, the American Flag or the incomparable Gladys Knight, gamblers are going to have a field day with these bets.
Knight is a wonderful singer whos given the world her beautiful voice and music for over half a century, but are you willing to bet that she can get through the song quickly and remember all of her words?
Its not often you can put money down and say, Fifty bucks on God or Give me a hundred on the purple liquid.
Now you can with these ridiculous prop bets it makes football even more fun that it already is.
Short of an unexpected wardrobe malfunction, chances are there will be very little nudity at the Super Bowl, much to the relief and dismay of many.
However, there is a chance of it, and you freaks with a bit of extra cash can bet three different ways on there being someone somewhat naked at some point on the field.
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]More info on Mike Lukas
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