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How to Bet on the Super Bowl in Iowa
With online sports betting having been legalized in Iowa in August 2019, Iowa citizens can look forward to a fourth year of being able to bet on the Super Bowl in 2023. The Super Bowl is one of the most annually bet-upon sporting events in the United States, and it’s a huge day on the calendar for sportsbooks and those looking to make money on them.
Here's a closer look at some Super Bowl LVII betting opportunities for those in the Hawkeye State.
Where can I bet on the Super Bowl in Iowa?
Super Bowl Betting in Iowa
Bettors in Iowa can make several unique bets on the Super Bowl. While they’ll also be able to bet the way they’re used to at any NFL games the Super Bowl is renowned for its additional offering of exotic prop bets.
The most common Super Bowl bets are on moneylines, spreads, and point totals, but bettors will have access to props on the game, players, teams, and same-game parlays involving combinations of them as well.
Every NFL game allows bets on moneylines, spreads, and point totals – the Super Bowl is no different. The moneyline is the simplest of the three – odds are based on a team’s perceived likelihood of winning the game; if the team wins, the bet wins.
Point spreads are similar – sportsbooks take the favored team and find the margin of victory they think has the highest chance of occurring, then set the spread. Bettors then pick a side of the spread to bet on – if the favorite wins by the spread or more, they ‘cover’ the spread and win the bet; if they lose outright or fail to win by enough to cover, then the underdog covers the spread and wins the bet.
Point totals are different in that they aren’t impacted by which team scores points – only the total number of points scored matters. Sportsbooks pick a point total they think has the highest chance of occurring, allowing bettors to bet on whether the teams will score ‘over’ or ‘under’ the point total for equal odds.
Props bets are simple but more precise than game lines. Most props concern whether individual players or teams hit particular milestones during the game. Bettors can find odds on:
- Quarterback passing yards
- Whether an offense will gain over or under a certain number of yards
- Which team will score first
- The type of score that will occur first (TD, FG, Safety)
The Super Bowl allows for a litany of props that aren’t available for any other NFL game, many of which have nothing to do with the game itself. Bettors can find props on the coin toss, the length of the national anthem, the color of the Gatorade bath for the winning coach, and other such events around the game.
Most novelty props don't take a ton of skill or analysis, but they can still be a lot of fun.
As sports betting is legal in Iowa, betting on the Super Bowl from anywhere within the state is a simple process. Bettors can find a retail sportsbook or log into one from a mobile app.– plenty of online sportsbooks offer generous incentives for first-time bettors, including bonus bets.
Iowa citizens betting for the first time on the Super Bowl should know they’ll need to verify their identity and location and that withdrawals may take several days to process, while deposits tend to process very quickly.