How To Bet On Super Bowl 56: Rams vs. Bengals

Here's a comprehensive look at how and where to bet on Super Bowl 56. (Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire)

Once you’ve got all your food and beverage needs taken care of, there’s one more piece of business to handle so you can fully enjoy Super Bowl 56. It’s time to answer the biggest question remaining: How and where to bet on the Super Bowl?

You’ve studied the matchup and know that the sports betting apps have the favored Los Angeles Rams laying 4-4.5 points to the upstart Cincinnati Bengals. You’re well aware that Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow are odds-on favorites to win the MVP Award.

But are you in a state where sports betting is legal? And, if so, how and where can you wager for the first time? For many of you, the answers are what you’re hoping to find. You’re in a state where sports betting is legal, and the best part is that you can wager via your mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Some of you are reading this in states where sports betting is legal, but online mobile sports betting has yet to launch. In that case, you’re still in luck if you’re within a short drive to a sportsbook located in a casino or another retail location.

And if there’s no sportsbook nearby, maybe you are close to the border of a state that has mobile sports betting. If so, you won’t be the first person to head to another state to place a legal wager before returning home to watch the game. Many a New Yorker crossed the George Washington Bridge to place wagers in New Jersey before mobile sports betting launched in New York last month.

Which States Have Sports Betting Apps?

Mobile sports betting has launched and is live in 19 states and the District of Columbia. It is also legal in Montana, but only if you are wagering while inside one of the state’s retail sports betting locations. Residents in Montana can’t place mobile wagers from their homes.

StateMobile Sports Betting
District of ColumbiaYes
New HampshireYes
New JerseyYes
New YorkYes
Rhode IslandYes
West VirginiaYes

How To Register And Fund Your New Mobile Sports Betting Account

If you’re looking to download an app to your account, you can find the sportsbooks app via the App Store (iOS systems) or the Google Play Store if you have an Android device. If using a computer, simply go to the website of choice.

In order to register, you’ll need to provide your full name, email address, mailing address, and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. You’ll also select and answer several security questions – all designed to confirm your identity and protect your account.

Be sure to include the promo code if you haven’t already done so while registering.

Funding options for your account vary between sportsbooks, but all top platforms offer the ability to fund your account via a credit or debit card. You can also link your bank account to your sportsbook account, or add funds via PayPal or a Pay+ Card.

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About the Author
Mark Ashenfelter

Mark Ashenfelter

Mark Ashenfelter is a Connecticut-based sportswriter and editor who has covered everything from NASCAR to the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. A life-long Philadelphia sports fan, in addition to Penn State football and the Baltimore Orioles, he's previously worked at ESPN, NASCAR Scene magazine and the Daily Local News in Chester County, PA.

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