Year in and year out, the Super Bowl is the highest-rated TV show in the United States. It is also the biggest single-game sports betting event in the country, and it's not close.
The game was formed following the agreement to merge the AFL and NFL leagues. It was initially called the AFL-NFL Championship Game, but after Kansas City Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt called it the Super Bowl to the local newspaper, the media continued to use the term and it stuck.
Since the full merger after the 1970 season, the winners of the AFC and NFC meet in the Super Bowl. This game is currently set for the first Sunday in February every year.
It isn’t just a sporting occasion, either, as the halftime show usually features world-renowned music acts, and to be asked to play the Super Bowl halftime show is considered the biggest gig around. Considering the sky-high TV audiences not only in the USA but also around the globe, the NFL thinks long and hard about who they want considering some of the controversies in the past.
This game and halftime show allow for hundreds of prop bets beyond just who will win and how many points will be scored. You can gamble on which songs will be played, what color Gatorade the winning coach and much, much more. Imagine a prop, and you can probably find someone offering odds.