The greatest of all time versus the greatest of his time.
This weekend’s Super Bowl matchup features multiple champion Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers facing Patrick Mahomes and his defending champion Kansas City Chiefs. The big game kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3:30 p.m. from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa — with this 55th edition of the Super Bowl being the first ever to feature a home team.
Wagering on the Super Bowl is big business and the BC Lottery Corporation is expecting its playnow.com site to be busy.
As of Feb. 3, the Bucs are three-point underdogs. At that line, for every dollar bet on Kansas City, a player would win 58 cents. For every dollar bet on Tampa, a player would win $1.45.
As usual, the Super Bowl offers a list of quirky wagers and playnow.com is featuring a variety of novelty bets, including the first person mentioned by the Super Bowl MVP, how many times the TV cameras cut to Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, the over/under on the length of Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan’s performance of the national anthem (117.5 seconds), the first and last song of The Weeknd’s half-time performance and the colour of the Gatorade dunked on the winning coach.
Players can also compete in playnow.com’s $20,000 Super Bowl Pot by predicting the outcomes of 14 different bets. The player(s) with the most correct picks will win or share the guaranteed prize.
In total, more than 550 Super Bowl-related bets are available on playnow.com. However, a player still cannot place a single wager on the winner of the game as federal law prohibits single-event betting.
BCLC has joined the professional sports leagues and others in supporting Bill C-13, which is winding its way through the House of Commons and, if passed, will go to the Senate for final approval. If Bill C-13 becomes law, single-event betting will be legalized in Canada and made available on legal gambling sites like playnow.com. As it is now, gamblers have access to countless online offshore betting sites that offer single-event wagering.