B.C. on track to wager over $2 million on Super Bowl

B.C.’s local sportsbook is on track to double its Super Bowl betting record now that Canadians have the option to place single bets on the big game for the first time.

BCLC is estimating that more than $2 million in wagers will be placed on PlayNow.com for this Sunday’s NFL showdown.

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Super Bowl LVI features the powerhouse Los Angeles Rams going toe-to-toe against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals have been underdogs throughout the playoffs and are three-point underdogs this Sunday.

Bets can also be placed on the halftime show featuring performances by Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and Dr. Dre. Players can wager on which of the five performers will sing first, what will be Eminem’s first song, and if all five artists will perform at once.

Players can bet on everything Super-Bowl-related, from the winner of the game itself, to the length of the national anthem, the colour the Gatorade dunked over the winning coach will be, and which quarterback the broadcast crew will mention first.

As of August 202, B.C. sports fans can now bet on big games like the Grey Cup, Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, or the Super Bowl.

Under previous legislation, people weren’t only allowed to place a wager on multiple events to prevent fixing in sports. However, gaming associations long argued that it has just driven billions of dollars to illegal bookies.

In 2020/2021, PlayNow.com brought in $252-million, a record in revenue for the province.

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