Early Offerings In First Super Bowl Of Open Ontario Online Sports Betting Market

Written By Matthew Lomon on February 1, 2023 - Last Updated on February 8, 2023
A plethora of gambling operators are going big for the first Super Bowl of an open Ontario online sports betting market.

Super Bowl Sunday is a little more than a week away. Gear up for the big game by exploring the abundance of wagering options made available to you by Ontario online sportsbooks.

The Feb. 12 primetime showdown between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will mark the first time that Ontario sportsbooks can take wagers on the big game since the online market opened on April 4, 2022. Last year, the only legal option for Ontario sports bettors was via the legacy brand Proline, operated by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.

Now with dozens of operators to choose from, there’s plenty of room for personal choice.

Many more Ontario Super Bowl betting options will become apparent next week. And we promise to keep you posted. For now, let’s break down what some of our most trusted sportsbooks are putting together to help you come out of Super Bowl 57 as a winner.

BetMGM offers an interesting mix of betting options

Super Bowl specials: BetMGM offers an interesting mix of player and game-based specials.

Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes are the leading candidates for both regular season and Super Bowl MVP honours, and BetMGM is pitting them against each other once again, taking bets on which franchise QB will throw for more passing yards on the big day.

If the talk around which QB will take home MVP has become tiresome, pivot your focus to some game specials. Perhaps wagering on which team will score the longest touchdown or record the most punts will get your mind off the MVP chatter.

Novelty ideas: “The king of online sportsbooks” also has novelty options available because what’s a Super Bowl without placing a few dollars on quirky wagers? Betting on the team to first use a coach’s challenge or call a timeout are fine options for those looking for outside-the-box opportunities.

BetRivers has a time limit on its Super Bowl specials

Super Bowl specials: BetRivers’ specials mainly focus on total points and game outcome, with a bit of player performance sprinkled in. For example, you could choose a pre-built bet comprised of an Eagles victory and the game total exceeding 48.5 points at +215 or steer clear of a winner and pray the point total reaches 60-plus (+300).

Unsurprisingly, the quarterbacks take centre stage in another iteration of player specials. If you think Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes will each record a passing completion of 40-plus yards, the odds are set at +330.

BetRivers is looking to keep its offerings fresh by placing a time limit on the specials. Meaning bettors should keep their eyes peeled for new specials while also acting quickly to jump on opportunities before they disappear.

Novelty ideas: Are you a fan of longshots? If you think history will be made and the game ends up in a scorigami — a scoring combination that has never happened before in a sport or league’s history — a $10 stake pays $150 in winnings. Or, if eight-legged cephalopods are more your tune, bet an octopus to occur at +1150. An octopus happens when the same player that scores a touchdown scores the ensuing two-point conversion.

Bet99 throwing a live party in Toronto

Bet99 is partnering with Homestand Sports to deliver The Big Game Viewing Party at the Rec Room in downtown Toronto. For $45.57, you will receive an alcoholic beverage, a $20 game band (120 game credits), and eligibility to win prizes through the trivia contest held pre-game.

Caesars Sportsbook offering Super Bowl squares

Super Bowl specials: Featuring 100 possibilities, Super Bowl squares tasks you with choosing the last digit of each team’s final score. The lowest odds are +2000 (Chiefs 7; Eagles 0), so any hit will return substantial value.

Like BetRivers, Caesars is rolling out Daily Flash Boosts to stir up some intrigue in the days leading up to Super Bowl 57. The Jan. 31 rendition included the Chiefs scoring a touchdown on their first drive and the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball team winning (+425) their match. The second offering is for the Eagles to win the game by 13-18 points (+800).

Novelty ideas: Early action, especially during the Super Bowl, is often just as exciting as the in-game outcomes. Caesars Sportsbook is here to set you on the right foot, taking wagers on the result of the pre-game coin toss. At the end of the day, betting is essentially a coin flip anyway, so why not test your luck early?

DraftKings has a Philly Special on its menu

Super Bowl specials: We saw the Philly Special in Super Bowl LII; what’s to say we won’t see it again? DraftKings is keeping the door open for another legendary moment to grace State Farm Stadium in Arizona with their inventive Super Bowl Specials. The odds of another Philly Special (any QB to record 1-plus touchdown receptions and any non-QB to throw 1-plus touchdown pass) are set at +4000 and +2200, respectively.

If the Philly special has run its course, take a gander at the Super Bowl records specials. These include passing touchdowns (+4000), passing yards (+3500), rushing yards (+2500), and receiving yards (+1600).

Novelty ideas: DraftKings is serving up some unique novelty props. For instance, will the jersey number of the first touchdown scorer be over or under 11.5? Or will any field goal or extra point hit the uprights or crossbar? These are just two of the several entertaining novelty props that DraftKings has put together in anticipation of a jaw-dropping matchup.

For the 57th Super Bowl, theScore Bet is offering ’57 Specials’

Super Bowl specials: Celebrate Super Bowl 57 in style with theScore Bet’s ‘57 Specials.’ With odds ranging from +350 to +4000 on everything from receptions to a score within the first 57 seconds, embrace the theme and let your betting imagination run wild.

Could the game end up 30-27, cashing the exactly 57 points special at +4000? Or might Chiefs’ left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. (#57) make a key block to open a lane for rookie sensation Isiah Pacheco to rhyme off a run of 57-plus yards (+900)? It’s the Super Bowl; crazier things have happened.

Novelty ideas: theScore Bet also offers its own spin on the traditional coin toss wager. In addition to betting on the coin toss result (heads or tails) and which team will win, you can now choose (yes or no) if the team that wins the coin toss will, too, win the game.

No matter how you’re planning to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday, it’s a safe bet that you’ll find what you’re looking for with these trusted sportsbooks.

And be sure to check back with PlayCanada next week for more Super Bowl betting developments.

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Matthew Lomon has been a contributor at Catena Media’s network of regional sites since July 2022. He first broke into covering the legal North American gambling industry with PlayCanada. Since then, Matthew's reporting has extended to PlayMichigan, PlayPennsylvania, and PlayIllinois. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Matthew is an avid (bordering on fanatic) sports fan.

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