When it comes to sports betting, one event stands out among all the rest: the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl receives more wagers than any other single sporting event in the world. Thanks to the recent launch of retail sports betting in Massachusetts, sports fans in the state can now get in on the action.
In addition to common NFL wagers such as moneylines, spreads, totals, player props, and parlays, Massachusetts sportsbooks will offer special novelty props for Super Bowl LVII. This gives Massachusetts sports fans even more options to consider when placing their Super Bowl wagers.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the top novelty props at Massachusetts sportsbooks and how to bet them:
What Are Novelty Props?
Sportsbooks bring out some interesting and creative bet types for the biggest game of the year. These are referred to as novelty props. They are a bit more unique than the average NFL wager, and are typically not available for regular season or playoff NFL games.
Novelty props involve more obscure events at the Super Bowl. Popular examples include the coin toss, color of Gatorade poured on the winning head coach, and total length of the national anthem.
In addition to those, you can also bet on whether or not a kick will hit the upright or crossbar, if there will be a flea flicker, and the jersey number of the player to score the first touchdown.
No matter which novelty prop (or props) you decide to go with, they are sure to provide plenty of entertainment.
How To Bet Novelty Props In Massachusetts
Massachusetts football fans have to place their Super Bowl novelty prop bets in person. Bets can be placed at the following locations:
- Encore Boston Harbor: Bets are placed through WynnBET Sportsbook. The retail sportsbook is open from 9 a.m. to midnight every day.
- MGM Springfield: Bets are placed through BetMGM Massachusetts. The retail sportsbook is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
- Plainridge Park Casino: Bets are placed through Barstool Sportsbook. The retail sportsbook is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
All three facilities also have betting kiosks that you can use to place sports wagers 24 hours a day.
It is important to keep in mind that the betting market for novelty props can vary between sportsbooks. What is available on BetMGM may not be available at WynnBET. Additionally, the odds for each novelty prop bet can vary from sportsbook to sportsbook.
When placing your bets at Massachusetts casinos, be sure to keep track of your ticket/bet slip. You won’t be able to claim any winnings without it!
Also read: Super Bowl Betting Guide For Massachusetts
MA Mobile Betting Apps – Coming Soon
Unfortunately, mobile betting will not be available before Super Bowl LVII takes place on February 12. MA mobile betting apps are expected to launch in March.
Massachusetts law allows for up to 15 online sports betting licenses. At this time, only 11 have been claimed. They include top names in the industry such as DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, and Caesars, among others.
Once the mobile betting industry goes live, new users can claim special welcome bonuses from various sportsbooks.
Around the corner: Massachusetts is ‘On Target’ to Launch Online Sports Betting in March