Taylor Swift is expected to be in Las Vegas on Sunday. Usher is definitely scheduled to perform.
Is this a mega-show at The Sphere? No, it’s just Super Bowl 58. But Ontario sportsbooks know that there’s more to the game than just the game.
Super Bowl 58 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (kickoff 6:30 p.m. Eastern on Sunday) matches the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers against the AFC representatives, the defending NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Super Bowl Prop Betting Explodes
In the past few decades, the NFL’s top showcase has increasingly become a magnet for celebrities. That has led to wagers called prop bets or exotic bets, covering things that have nothing to do with the game itself. Not long ago, folks would have to either go to Las Vegas to place such wagers – or worse, turn to illegal, offshore operators.
Thankfully, that is no longer the case since the fully legal Ontario sports betting and online casino market launched in April 2022. BetMGM Ontario Sportsbook has some of those fun wagers that are tangential to how many first downs, touchdowns and field goals the teams pile up on Sunday.
In fact, BetMGM is offering Super Bowl 58 props exclusive to its customers in Canada, on things not available for their sportsbook customers in the United States. Things related to Taylor Swift and Usher, for instance.
BetMGM Ontario Exclusive Super Bowl Props
John Ewing, PR manager, Media Insights for BetMGM, shared with OntarioBets.com some props that are exclusively for Canadian customers who use the company’s Ontario betting apps customers.
One such prop is “Will the Super Bowl MVP mention Taylor Swift?” The odds were +750 for yes, -1600 for no, with 93% of the money riding on “Yes” as of Wednesday afternoon. The reason for this prop, in case you have been hiding in an ice cave for the past few months, is that Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is dating Swift. The pop superstar has been going to Chiefs games, even on the road. TV coverage frequently shows her in a suite cheering on her beau, often alongside Kelce’s parents or Brittany Mahomes, the wife of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Swift is touring in Asia now and will wrap up a four-show stay at the Tokyo Dome on Saturday. But she’d have time to fly to Las Vegas for Sunday’s game afterward.
Kelce has +1300 odds to win game MVP. And FanDuel Sportsbook Taylor Swift Super Bowl odds are live as well, also an exclusive for Canadian customers.
Music factors into other BetMGM props for Sunday’s big game. The operator has over/under odds on the length of the Star-Spangled Banner: Will country star Reba McEntire go over or under 90.5 seconds singing her rendition of the national anthem? Under is the slight favorite at -130 odds; over is +100.
Usher’s halftime show is the subject of another Super Bowl exotic wager. “My Way” is the slight favorite to be the first song he performs during his set with +100 odds. “OMG” is second at +150 odds followed by “Love In This Club” and “Yeah” at +700 apiece.
Oh yeah, there are hundreds of wagers available on the Chiefs-Niners game, too. BetMGM has San Francisco installed as a 2-point favorite, with the over/under at 47.5 points. Stay with OntarioBets.com for reviews of the new sportsbooks in Ontario plus more industry coverage.