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Want to Make Some Musical Bets on the Super Bowl?

Attention, degenerate gamblers! If betting on the outcome of Super Bowl LI isn’t enough, there are plenty of–ahem–more esoteric bets you can also make. Bookmakers will take your money for all kinds of propositions–hence the name “prop bets”–on virtually anything and everything to do with the game.

Since we’re concerned about music, here are some of the prop bets on offer. (And there are many more here and here.)

Lady Gaga’s hair color during halftime show

  • Blonde/Yellow -170
  • Brown +200
  • Green +1000
  • Pink +1500
  • White +1500
  • Blue +1500
  • Purple +2000
  • Orange +2000

Which song will Lady Gaga sing first during the halftime show?

  • Bad Romance -115
  • Born This Way +800
  • The Edge of Glory +900
  • Just Dance +1100
  • Applause +2000
  • Poker Face +2500
  • Paparazzi +3000
  • Field – Any Other Song +165

Will Lady Gaga be shown on the NRG Stadium roof during the halftime show?

  • Yes +260
  • No -375

Will Lady Gaga have a wardrobe malfunction? (Must expose intimate part of body)

  • Yes +1500
  • No -5000

Will Lady Gaga say “Trump” at any time during the Super Bowl halftime show?

  • Yes -140
  • No +110

Odds of a surprise guest joining Lady Gaga on stage at the Super Bowl show:


Odds of Lady Gaga making an anti-Trump political statement during her performance (visual or vocal):


Over/under number of Lady Gaga wardrobe changes during the performance:


Odds on the primary color of Lady Gaga’s hair when she’s first on stage

  • Blond: 2/3
  • Brown: 3/1
  • Pink: 10/1
  • Field: 14/1

Odds of Lady Gaga’s belly button being visible when she begins her performance:


Over/Under on the length of Luke Bryan’s National Anthem:

1 minute 58 seconds

Odds on the color of Luke Bryan’s shirt

  • Black: 5/4
  • White: 3/1
  • Red, White & Blue: 8/1
  • Field: 4/1

Odds Luke Bryan wears cowboy boots and blue jeans:


Odds Luke Bryan puts his hand on his heart during the anthem:


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