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Super Bowl Gambling Includes 'Gimmick' Bets

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Besides which team is going to win the Super Bowl, gamblers can bet on how many times Peyton Manning says "Omaha." Or even the color of Gatorade that's dumped on the winning coach. The Seattle Times calls those "gimmick bets."


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. The Denver Broncos are a two and a half point favorite to win the Super Bowl, but you didn't need to know that in order to gamble. The Seattle Times reports that one-third of Super Bowl gambling now consists of gimmick bets. You can bet on the number of times Peyton Manning says Omaha. Or on whether Renee Fleming makes a mistake in the "National Anthem," or even the color of Gatorade that is dumped on the winning coach after the game.

Ten to one says green. It's MORNING EDITION.

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