Each year when the Super Bowl gets closer and closer, you can make bets on anything you think will happen in the game. From who will score the first.
Joined ESPN in 2014 ; Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008 Picking the exact score is just one of hundreds of prop bets available at At the MGM Sports Book, 70 of the first 71 bets on "Will there be a safety? there's a good chance that the Super Bowl will go into overtime for the first time.
Safety first: New Yorker repeats Super Bowl wager, wins February 3, 2014 made for wagering that the Seattle Seahawks would score the first points of Super Bowl XLVIII on a safety. Rechnitz's proposition bet paid out at 50-1 odds thanks to an errant snap that flew over the head.