UPDATE: The Super Bowl National Anthem by Reba McEntire was OVER 90.5 seconds in length.
Even before the first snap of Super Bowl 58, there will be opportunities to beat the odds at online sportsbooks. Country music legend Reba McEntire will sing The Star-Spangled Banner, and Super Bowl National Anthem odds are available in some states with legal sports betting.
So, can you bet on the Super Bowl National Anthem performance from your location?
Betting on the Super Bowl National Anthem is permitted by regulated sportsbooks in only two states: Illinois and Maryland. None of the other 30+ states that have legal sportsbooks allow bets on the anthem length.
Beware of illegal sportsbooks that offer odds on the length of the National Anthem performance. You should never place bets with an unregulated, illegal, and/or offshore sportsbook.
How to Find Super Bowl 58 Special Bets
Navigate to your favorite betting app on your mobile device or laptop. Select “NFL” or “Super Bowl 58” and find the odds for the game. Most sportsbooks have a section called “Special Bets” or “Prop Bets,” and from there, you should find the National Anthem. Only Maryland and Illinois bettors can wager on the National Anthem performance prop bet.
For bettors in these states, you’ll find odds on the National Anthem performance length. At the time of publication, the DraftKings odds for Over 90.5 seconds (or 1 minute, 30.5 seconds) were set at -110. Conversely, Under 90.5 seconds is also set at -110.
This means if Reba sings the National Anthem in over 90.5 seconds, and you wager $110 on the Over, you’ll win $100 in profit.
Read More: Other Super Bowl National Anthem Odds
In Canada only, sportsbooks are able to offer odds on other fun anthem props. For example:
- First quarterback shown on camera during the anthem
- The first head coach on camera during the anthem
- Color of the hat worn by Reba McEntire
- Whether a word will be omitted from the lyrics
- Whether a scoring drive will be longer/shorter than the anthem length
History of the Super Bowl National Anthem Bet
The first time mainstream sportsbooks offered odds on the anthem performance was for XLI, between the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears, played on Feb. 4, 2007. The performer that year was Billy Joel, who came in Under when he sang The Star-Spangled Banner (written by Francis Scott Key to existing music in 1814).
Since Super Bowl XLI, odds on the National Anthem have been offered by at least a few sportsbooks in the US, and since 2019, when many online sports betting apps started to appear, it’s grown in fascination.
But, in recent years, many jurisdictions and their regulatory gaming agencies have chosen to prohibit bets on special performances such as the Super Bowl anthem gig. Similarly, many states do not allow wagering on the Super Bowl halftime show, the color of the Gatorade that will be splashed on the winning coach at the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards, the Grammy Awards show, and so on. That’s because regulators fear such events can be manipulated or seem unfair and offer an opportunity for controversy from bettors.
Illinois and Maryland are currently the only states that list the performance of the Super Bowl anthem in their wagering catalog. Fans in those states can legally lay money down on how long McEntire will belt out the anthem on Sunday evening.
Length of Anthem Performance at Recent Super Bowls
Below, you’ll find the length of the National Anthem performances at the most recent Super Bowls:
- Super Bowl 57: Chris Stapleton … 2 minutes, 1 second
- Super Bowl 56: Mickey Guyton … 1 minute, 52 seconds
- Super Bowl 55: Jazmine Sullivan & Eric Church … 2 minutes, 16 seconds
- Super Bowl 54: Demi Lovato … 1 minute, 49 seconds
- Super Bowl 53: Gladys Knight … 1 minute, 49 seconds
Super Bowl National Anthem Over/Under Prediction
If recent history tells us anything, you can count on Reba McEntire hitting Over 90.5 seconds at Super Bowl 58.