The stage for Super Bowl 57 is set: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles, a scintillating matchup that the world hopes comes down to the final play, with one second left on the clock.
Aside from the game storylines, one of the most talked about aspects every year is the amount of money that will be bet on the Super Bowl. This angle has only gained more momentum in the past few years with the expansion of legal sports betting in the United States.
So, what are the best sports betting apps for the game? Let’s take a look at the top five mobile apps for betting.
The sports betting apps listed below — obviously not available in California following the crushing defeat of both Prop 26 and Prop 27 this past November. With the Golden State being surrounded by legal betting states and Super Bowl 57 being held in Arizona, Californians traveling for the game could easily find themselves with a sportsbook in the palm of their hand.
After dominating the daily fantasy sports market, DraftKings expanded into sports betting and quickly became an industry leader there as well.
DraftKings is one of the best online sportsbooks for the Super Bowl because of the vast number of markets available. Bettors can wager on everything from the result of the opening coin toss to what color Gatorade will be dumped on the winning coach.
If you find yourself in Oregon, DraftKings is the only legal option available.
Similar to DraftKings, FanDuel got its start as a daily fantasy sports app before becoming one of the most widely used sports betting apps.
The FanDuel Sportsbook app is one of the most highly-rated platforms in the industry for both Android and iOS users. The app also has a very fast response time, making it one of the better options for live betting during the big game.
BetMGM will certainly be getting a lot of attention during the Super Bowl as fans will find a BetMGM retail sportsbook right at State Farm Stadium.
Not only will Super Bowl 57 mark the first time the big game is being held in a legal sports betting state, but the BetMGM Sportbook at State Farm Stadium is the first retail sportsbook to open at an NFL stadium.
As the last of the “big four” sportsbooks, Caesars does the best job of offering boosted odds compared to the other major online sportsbook platforms. Caesars also has one of the best rewards programs in the industry, making it an excellent choice for those who travel to Caesars-owned establishments.
Of this list, only BetMGM and Caesars are available in Nevada, and users must register for the apps in person.
BetRivers is by far the least well-known name on this list, but it deserves to be mentioned with the heavy hitters. After being the first online sportsbook to launch in Pennsylvania, one of the leading betting states, BetRivers has been expanding since.
The platform does a really good job of offering ongoing promotions for existing users as well as boosted odds, making it an app absolutely worth checking out despite not having the same brand recognition.
Legal Sports Betting Options in California
Even if one of the ballot measures attempting to bring legalized sports betting to California had passed in November, it’s incredibly unlikely everything would have been set up in time for Super Bowl 57.
For those who will be watching the Super Bowl from the Golden State, there are a few legal options available to those who want to get some skin in the game.
When you open Fliff Sportsbook, it looks exactly like the real deal, so what’s the catch? With Fliff, users are not required to deposit real money in order to place wagers. Users can play for free by wagering with Fliff’s platform currency called ‘Fliff Coins.’ Once users have accumulated enough Fliff Coins, these can be redeemed for prizes like gift cards.
Users can also make a purchase to receive ‘Fliff Cash, ’ which can also be redeemed for cash prizes once a certain threshold is reached.
Daily Fantasy Prop Betting Apps
Although sports betting is available in some capacity in more than 30 states, that leaves a huge swath of sports fans who are out of luck when it comes to betting.
With the increasing popularity of prop bets, there are legal platforms that offer player prop lines that must be combined in a parlay to be played. For example, you could choose over or under for Patrick Mahomes’ passing yards and Jalen Hurts’ rushing yards total. PrizePicks is one such app that is available in California in addition to traditional daily fantasy apps like DraftKings and FanDuel.