How can I bet on the Eagles vs Patriots in Super Bowl 52 if I am not in Las Vegas?
I live in Nevada so for me this isn’t a problem. But, I meet many people who come to Las Vegas for one event and enjoy betting on sports. They almost always ask me how they can do the same thing when they get back home. Well, it is easier than they think.
We all know that the Super Bowl is the greatest time of year for advertisers, junk food sellers, beer companies, TV salesmen, and, for gamblers. I participate in several of those categories but lets focus on gambling. Super Bowl Sunday is an American holiday. Fortunately it falls on a Sunday so we don’t have to call in sick for work. One of the big traditions of Super Bowl Sunday is betting. Experts estimate that over $4 billion will be bet on the Super Bowl. Most of the money bet isn’t by large syndicates or some guy on a yacht calling his bookie. It is bet by average Americans and many of them never even go into a casino. It also might surprise some that the overwhelming majority of the bets in the USA do not take place in Las Vegas but take place on a online or with smartphone.
Legal Status of Betting on the Super Bowl
The exact legal status of online sports betting is also complicated, with federal agencies offering shifting views. The Supreme Court is going to rule on a sports wagering dispute that may legalize sports wagering across the nation. Sports wagering online has become even more complicated with the advent of daily fantasy football. Some States like Nevada, the one I live in have classified daily fantasy sports as a form of gambling. But, I can cross the border into California and there I can continue to play. Since I am not a legal scholar all I can tell you is how to open an account and how to get an online sports betting bonus if you should decide to open an account.
How to make a Super Bowl bet from home
Now back to the overriding question. How exactly does one go about placing a Super Bowl bet? The first step is to find a reputable sportsbook. That was the greatest concern I had when I first decided to play online. After a lot of research I finally opened an account. With my research and personal experience I have come to know several online sportsbooks and I can recommend a few. First and foremost when I recommend a sportsbook. I want to make sure I get paid when I win. The next thing I look for is the size of the bonus. The third is the ease of use of the screen. Here are the ones I would be willing to have a family member open an account with:
Top 5 Online Sportsbooks to make Super Bowl
All of these companies offer a welcome bonus, good mobile wagering platform, large amount of Super Bowl prop bet odds and most importantly. They all payout!!
For the account opening and betting process lets look at the Bovada screen
How to open a sports wagering account at Bovada
Online Sports Registration Screen
The information is straight forward. Be ready to have a credit or debit card handy to make your first deposit. Don’t wait till the last second to open an account. It is not only a busy day in Vegas but it is also a very busy day in the online sports wagering world.
Choose Football from the menu
If you look at the Super Bowl odds you will find over 100 bets available. The side/total are obvious but there are also over a hundred prop bets available. If you really want to have some fun. Try the live betting selection after kickoff. You will see the odds change on each play.
The next step would be for me to fill in the amount of the bet and then to confirm my bet. Once I click yes to send my bet I will be given a confirmation number for the wager. All of this takes place on your computer or on your smartphone.
How do I bet on my phone?
The same way you bet on a computer. These same sportsbooks all offer mobile wagering on your smartphone. So, if your at home and open your account. You can go to the sports bar and make your bets, to work, or about anywhere you have a connection on your phone. Obviously, the screen is smaller so it is not as easy to navigate on your phone.