Can You Bet Legally In The US On The Super Bowl Halftime Show?

Written By Nicole Russo on February 2, 2022
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The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show has received a lot of hype lately, and for good reason. The star-studded lineup features Eminem, Dr. Dre, Mary. J Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar. Some may be in it for the music, but others want the lowdown on Super Bowl halftime show bets.

Many are eager to know which songs will be performed and in what order. You might also see betting odds for what song will come first and which one will be performed last.

But are legal sportsbooks the ones posting odds on the halftime show? TheLines has the answer.

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Betting On Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

There is no doubt you will see odds online surrounding Super Bowl Halftime Show bets. Markets advertised include who will be the first singer or whether or not Eminem will make a political statement during his performance. There’s even a prop on whether Snoop will smoke during the show.

But those odds are not offered by a legal and regulated online sportsbook. Currently, no legal betting jurisdiction in the U.S. allows sportsbooks to offer odds on the halftime show.

The odds you see listed are from offshore sportsbooks, which are not governed by the same rules and standards that regulated sportsbooks have to abide by to keep your information and money safe.

Many reasons you can’t bet on this market stem from integrity issues. Someone could leak the setlist early or publish a video of the practice sessions that highlight the song order before the performance actually takes place.

It might be disappointing to realize you can’t legally bet on the halftime performance. However, there are a bunch of other fun Super Bowl prop markets you can bet on at regulated sportsbooks.

Betting On The Gatorade Shower At The Super Bowl

If you want a fun prop bet to wager on, many regulated online sportsbooks will allow you to bet on the Gatorade that is dumped on the winning coach’s head at the end of the big game.

This is a fun pastime that has even extended beyond football in recent years. Usually, top Gatorade color choices include:

  • Orange
  • Clear/Water
  • Green/Yellow
  • Blue
  • Red

Over the last five years, there have been two blue Gatorade showers, one orange, one yellow, and no Gatorade shower when the Patriots won in 2017.

When it comes to this fun market, please note that not all sportsbooks offer this prop. Check all of the legal operators in your state to find out.

Betting On The Coin Toss

If you want to bet on a Super Bowl prop that doesn’t involve a tasty electrolyte drink, a wager on the coin toss might be for you.

Markets on the toss range from the outcome of the toss to which team will win the coin toss as well as the game.

You can also wager on the player that will call the toss correctly.

While you aren’t going to get the true 50/50 odds for this event, it is still a fun prop to wager on if you are looking for something different.

The Super Bowl takes place on Feb. 13. Check your local sportsbooks as we get closer to the game for the full list of Super Bowl betting options.

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Nicole Russo is the Brand Content Strategist for TheLines.com. Previously, she covered the gambling industries in Tennessee and Indiana as a content editor for PlayTenn.com and PlayIndiana.com. She comes from the world of poker, leading the marketing efforts for online poker in Nevada and New Jersey with the WSOP. Russo also assisted with the marketing efforts for the Caesars Sportsbook launch in 2019.

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