LAS VEGAS (AP) - When it comes to the Super Bowl, every little
detail warrants a wager.
Will the player who scores the first touchdown in Sunday's big
game have a jersey number higher than 38? Who will catch a pass
first: Arizona's Anquan Boldin or Pittsburgh's Hines Ward? Will
Kurt Warner complete his first pass?
Many bettors watching the Super Bowl from Las Vegas this weekend
will have money riding on much more than the outcome. Seemingly
inane details can be as important as the final score.
Proposition bets, also known as "prop bets," let gamblers put
money on just about every game situation possible and give bettors
reasons to root during each play.
The bets can be downright zany. For example, the Hilton offers
9,999-1 odds on the Steelers scoring 4 points for the entire game
against the Cardinals. Sure, it's possible, but only if Pittsburgh
manages two safeties.