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A Super Bowl love story?: B.C. can bet on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce

Will there be a Taylor Swift half-time performance? Will Travis Kelce propose at Super Bowl LVIII?
Taylor Swift speaks with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce after the AFC Championship NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, in Baltimore. The Kansas City Chiefs won 17-10 to advance to Super Bowl LVIII. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

It’s a rematch between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers at Sunday’s Super Bowl LVIII, but there is a new element in the mix this year: Mega star Taylor Swift.

Swift and her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, are at the centre of the more intriguing bets that British Columbians will be able to bet their offs on with – particularly if Kelce will use the championship as a backdrop to posing the big question.

Super Bowl fans are no strangers to placing bets on obscure things. Whether it’s the colour of Gatorade dumped on the winning head coach or how long the national anthem is going to be, the Super Bowl has taken the betting world by storm.

Of the 650 bets available, British Columbians can bet on if Swift will make a surprise half-time performance, how many times the network will show her on the broadcast and whether Kelce will get down on one knee. A $10-wager on Kelce to ask Swift to marry him at odds of 11.60 would have a payout total of $116,00.

“The NFL is already the most popular pro-sports league to bet on at PlayNow, but we wanted to offer some bets which focus on Kelce and Swift’s story given how popular their relationship has been to NFL fans new and old,” said BCLC COO Dan Beebe. “These bets allow our casual bettors and new players the opportunity to bet on not just the winner of the Super Bowl, but the drama happening off the field.”

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Even though Kelce and Swift seem to be the story of the event, there is still a game to play. The 49ers have waited four years to have the opportunity to play the Chiefs again. The 49ers are the favourites to win.

However, Chiefs superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the favourite to win his third MVP, with Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and Kelce next.

BC Lottery Corporation’s net income is used to fund health care and education services, as well as gaming grants in the province. Seven per cent of these monies go to the First Nations gaming and revenue partnership.

About the Author: Ryleigh Mulvihill

I have been a multimedia journalist with The Abbotsford News since February of 2024.
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