How Can You Bet on Super Bowl 56? Updated Odds, Legal States, Available Props, More

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Legal sports betting is coming to more and more states seemingly every month. And ahead of Super Bowl 56, you may be looking to get action down.

Unfortunately, online betting isn't available everywhere yet. Some states have full-scale mobile wagering with many sportsbooks, while others have in-person betting only or no betting at all.

Here's how to get action down on the Super Bowl if you are in a state with legal betting.

Super Bowl 56 Odds

Rams Spread
Bengals Spread
6:30 p.m. ET Sunday
Updated odds via DraftKings. Find real-time NFL odds at more sportsbooks here.

The Rams opened around -3.5, depending on the sportsbook, and have settled in at -4.5 six days ahead of the Super Bowl.

If you're looking to bet the game, we're already tackling some props and the full game spread:

States With Legal Online Betting

This handy map will show you where your state stands with online betting.

You can read more about each state and its status here.

There are 20 states with at least one online sportsbook.

States like Colorado and New Jersey have dozens of operators competing for your business. Others like New Hampshire and Oregon only have DraftKings, so if you want to bet, that's where you'll bet. Other states have only in-person betting, so you must drive to a casino to place bets.

Here are the states with at least one online book:

ColoradoMichiganRhode Island
DCNew HampshireVirginia
IllinoisNew JerseyWest Virginia
IndianaNew YorkWyoming

If you are in a legal state, check out all our sportsbook reviews to get started.

Which Props Can I Bet?

Some bad news — many of the Super Bowl props you've heard about over the years are not available at legal sportsbooks.

Why is that? Legal books cannot offer everything; offshore sportsbooks can, and not just on the Super Bowl. The gaming enforcement departments of many states have stricter rules around what can be offered, and many times, it must come from the official boxscore.

So depending on your state, you may not be able to bet on:

  • National anthem odds
  • Gatorade color dumped on the winning coach
  • Coin toss

You definitely won't get things like "will the first commercial be for a beer brand" or "how many times will the announcers reference Clayton Kershaw and Matthew Stafford's friendship." Those are exclusively offshore props.

The props you will be able to find in every legal state:

The boxscore framework is usually a good rule of thumb. If the prop cannot be decided from the officially scoring of the game, it's possible that it won't be offered in some or all states.

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