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The Super Bowl is one of the biggest betting events of the year. From betting on the actual game with the spread and over/under total to all of the other stuff, like ​Super Bowl squares and various other pools and party games, one aspect of it remains king – Super Bowl ​prop bets.


The Super Bowl is famous for its plentiful, wild and crazy array of prop bets offered by almost every sportsbook in the business. Prop bets that cover the Gatorade color, the length of the ​National Anthem, the clothes of the halftime performer, the coin flip and, of course, player performance props.


It's those prop bets that individual players can easily affect the outcome of that the NFL is looking to do away with.

The issue was first mentioned on Sept. 27 in testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee when NFL Executive Vice President Jocelyn Moore requested that sportsbooks ban player prop bets because of their higher potential to be fixed.

In her request, Moore stated, “These types of bets are significantly more susceptible to ​match-fixing efforts, we encourage Congress to allow professional and amateur sports organizations to identify which types of bets simply pose too significant a risk to the integrity of sports and to work with regulators not to authorize them.”

Responding to the allegations, Westgate Sportsbook Vice President Jay Kornegay said, “I’ve never seen anyone take a half million dollars on a prop. The reality is that books’ limits on props are very low. We only accept $2,000 on our props. It’s very unlikely a bookmaker would take a large wager on a proposition and we certainly wouldn’t take it from an unknown player. If there was suspicious activity on a prop, we would investigate it.”

It seems as if there isn't much evidence to support the NFL's claim, but, then again, that has never stopped the NFL from dragging something out in order to try to prove its point. I'm sure Patriots fans can attest to that.


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