Many Americans in places where sports betting is legal for the first time is beginning to make wagers on the Super Bowl, including some bets on the performances of individual athletes.
But if the National Football League had its way, bets New Bradley or rushing yards for Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley would be restricted – or even outlawed as too risky and vulnerable to manipulation or cheating.
Proposition bets – also known as prop is more popular during the regular season but gain steam during the Super Bowl year as a way to the outcome of more than one thing at a moment the sports world is intensely focused on a single game.
In testimony before a US House of Representatives Committee on Sept. 27, NFL Executive Vice President Jocelyn Moore Asked to let professional sports leagues and gambling regulators include the performance of individual athletes over the course of a game.
" Prop betting on the Super Bowl is quite popular and keeps people engaged throughout the game, just if it's a blowout, "he said. "We've never seen evidence of a player prop being manipulated." Most sportsbooks are the amount of money that can be bet on player props to lessen the likelihood that cheaters would try to make a huge profit by conspiring with a player or referee to manipulate the outcome of such a bet.
Asher said, William Hill's limits vary, but typically such bets to no more than $ 500 or $ 1,000.