Watching the Super Bowl is such a great time and many are going to place bets on the game, but that – unfortunately – doesn’t mean that you should be one of them. Why not you ask? Keep reading for five reasons why you may want to forgo betting on Super Bowl 50.
You live in a state where it’s illegal
Did you know that sports betting is illegal in the United States in all but four states? The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 made it illegal for sports betting to occur in all states except Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana. Illegal or not, sports betting is still huge business.
You can’t afford it
Is it tempting to bet on the Super Bowl in hopes that you win big money? Absolutely. But is it the best idea to do so when you really can’t afford it? Not at all. It’s not worth the struggle you’re going to have to deal with if you lose and you’re stuck without the money you need for necessities.
You’re picking a sports book on a whim
Not all sportsbooks are created equal. There are some out there that are absolutely fantastic, and then there are those that you want to stay far away from. It’s up to you to go through the ones that seem the most promising, read the fine print, and decide which best suits your needs and which you’re most comfortable with. Some might have the Panthers as favorites, others have the Broncos.
You haven’t done any research
If you know nothing about how sports betting works, it’s probably not the best idea to wager on the Super Bowl unless you have time to put the research in beforehand. It’s not as simple as random picking and throwing some money down.
You’re chasing bets
Let’s say you’ve been doing some sports betting lately and you haven’t had much luck. If you’re betting on Super Bowl 50 because you’re chasing bets in the hopes of winning back your money, you may want to rethink your strategy. Chasing bets often doesn’t work out the way the bettor hopes and it can result in a not-so-pleasant experience which will taint your Super Bowl betting experience for Super Bowls to come.
The Super Bowl is an event that’s meant to be enjoyed, not something you want to stress over the entire time it’s going on. If you really can’t bet on the game this year, there is always a Super Bowl next year and an entire football season happening before that. Besides, we all know what Super Bowl Sunday is all about anyway (besides hot wings and too much beer) and that is about gridiron supremacy.