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Super Bowl Hype in Full Swing with Prop and Novelty Bets


From halftime show entertainment, potential wardrobe malfunctions and the game’s Most Valuable Player, B.C. sports fans can wager on more than 400 bets for Super Bowl 52 on

The Super Bowl is the largest single sport-betting event in Canada with thousands of bets placed when the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles kick off on Sunday, February 4.

On, the New England Patriots are currently a 4.5-point favourite to win this year’s Super Bowl. So far, most British Columbians agree, and are putting their money on the New England Patriots to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the favourite to win Super Bowl MVP, while Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is second with just over 3 to 1 odds.

The betting doesn’t stop there. is offering novelty bets on everything from what colour Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach, how many times Donald Trump will tweet during the game and whether there will be a power outage during the game.

Bettors can even wager on whether there will be a wardrobe malfunction, and which artist will make an appearance with Justin Timberlake during the halftime show. A $20 bet on Janet Jackson, for example, will return $88.

Last year, players in B.C. wagered approximately $590,000 on Super Bowl 51 through 35,000 bets on and Sports Action. In B.C., players can wager online through or at any lottery retailer through Sports Action.

BCLC offers safe, secure and socially responsible gambling entertainment while generating revenue to benefit all British Columbians. Each year, revenue from BCLC games help fund health, education and community programs across B.C.

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