Indiana OKs Betting On Whether Tom Brady Will Retire After Super Bowl

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Indiana online/mobile sportsbooks are gearing up for their second NFL Super Bowl, and to help the books out, the Indiana Gaming Commission on Tuesday updated its betting approval list.

According to the document, regulators at the IGC gave all books the permission to accept wagers on the following for the biggest sporting event of the calendar year:

  • Coin toss outcome
  • Player to correctly call coin toss
  • Team to win coin toss and game
  • Color of Gatorade shower
  • Who will Super Bowl MVP thank first?
  • Player X to retire after game
  • Will there be a flea flicker?

It does not appear regulators have mandated any betting limits on these props, so that would depend on the bookmaker. Typically books do not take as much action on these props as on the result of the game itself.

Many of these prop markets are well-known to most sports bettors. The retirement prop undoubtedly pertains to 43-year-old Tom Brady, with speculation abounding that this could be his last game. Player X, though, could also potentially be teammate and 31-year-old tight end Rob Gronkowski.

He won three Super Bowls with Brady in New England and sat out the 2019 season after announcing his retirement prior to reuniting with the future Hall of Fame quarterback in Tampa Bay. Gronkowski is also an unrestricted free agent heading into the 2021 season.

Indiana books handled a relatively modest $11.6 million on football in February 2020. For comparison, New Jersey saw more than $54 million.

Of course, New Jersey was (and still is) a more mature sports betting market, coupled with a larger pool of bettors. Indiana will look to close that gap in handle, however, with these additional options. Super Bowl LV features Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing at their home field — Raymond James Stadium — versus the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs, who are slight favorites.

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Brian served as a senior reporter and online content manager for Card Player Magazine for nearly a decade before joining USBets in October 2018. He is currently focused on legal and regulated sports betting and online gaming. He's an avid jiu-jitsu practitioner in his free time.

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