How To Bet on the Super Bowl

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How To Bet on the Super Bowl
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Will Beyonce suffer a nip slip during the halftime show? 

You can bet on that. Literally. The odds are 20 to 1 in favor of “no” right now, by the way. 

Will the Harbaugh brothers snub each other for a handshake after the game? That’s also going off at 20 to 1 for “no.”

You can bet on pretty much anything in the world of sports, and the Super Bowl is no exception. 

Almost $94 million was wagered on Super Bowl XLVI last year, and that figure only accounts for the legal bets reported to the Nevada Gaming Control.

We’re not telling you to bet, but if you plan on jumping into the fray for the first time and laying down some hard-earned greenbacks on your “boys,” it’s time to get acquainted with how sports betting works.

The following is an introduction to betting on the big game, and covers everything from standard bets to the more exotic propositions you’ll see being thrown around for Super XLVII.

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