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Looking for an Edge, and Some Fun, Bettors Favor Super Bowl Props

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Bets on specific outcomes, like the length of the national anthem, are expected to account for half of the $7 billion wagered on the Super Bowl in the United States.

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Rufus Peabody plans to bet more than $1 million dollars on this weekend’s Super Bowl, but he won’t be wagering on who will win the game.

“That’s essentially a coin flip,” he explained.

Peabody is an economics graduate of Yale University who used to work as a consultant to casino sportsbooks, helping them set betting lines.