Best & Worst Fan Moments in Super Bowl History

You may have heard about the Super Bowl LV streaker who flashed the crowd, promoted an adult website, and made $375,000 betting that a streaker would run on the field at an offshore sportsbook in 2021.

In truth, a Florida Man did almost all of that. Boca Raton’s Yuri Andrade ran across the field in a leotard promoting his porn site and flashed his butt briefly. However, the illegal offshore sportsbook that took the bet refused to pay after discovering he had planned everything. Ultimately, Andrade was charged with misdemeanor trespassing, spent some time in county jail, and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and a year’s probation.

The incident is now considered one of history’s most notorious Super Bowl fan moments. Here are a couple of others, including some you might even be able to bet on at online sportsbooks that may post fan-related Super Bowl props for Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas, such as DraftKings Sportsbook or BetMGM.

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The Streak Continues

Andrade wasn’t the first person to run across the field half-naked at the Super Bowl, and he likely won’t be the last, as others have found a way to make it profitable.

Immediately following the Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, a man in an NFL referee’s uniform stripped it off and streaked. The UK’s Mark Roberts had done similar things everywhere, from a New Zealand All Blacks rugby game to the Wimbledon final.

However, Roberts made this Super Bowl streak pay by getting GoldenPalace.com to sponsor it. The offshore online casino reportedly gave Roberts $1 million, front-row seats, and paid a lawyer to get his trespass charge reduced to a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine. It’s all because he streaked at the Super Bowl wearing nothing but a GoldenPalace.com tattoo.

Since state gaming commissions must approve every Super Bowl bet, you may not find Super Bowl streaking odds at licensed online sportsbooks. But it might not be a bad bet if you can since at least one person has found a way to make a streak pay handsomely.

What Happens In Vegas

You may have heard that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. In truth, what happens in Vegas is often what people get turfed out of the Super Bowl for and arrested.

In other words, if any state gaming commission allows sportsbooks to post odds on the number of fans getting ejected from Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas this February, you should take the over.

In another of the most notorious Super Bowl fan moments in history, sports blogger, media mogul, and short-lived sportsbooks spokesman Dave Portnoy was ejected from Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta in 2019.

The Barstool Sports founder, a big New England Patriots fan, got caught at the NFL’s Opening Night festivities with a fake media credential. He was told he would be arrested for trespassing if he attended any other Super Bowl events. He went to the Super Bowl, was taken away in handcuffs, charged with criminal trespassing, banned from the stadium for a year, and unable to watch his Patriots win.

A proposal of sorts

Of course, not every one of the most notorious Super Bowl fan moments in history is all bad. Some are even downright heartwarming. During the same Super Bowl that Portnoy was booted from, an upstate New York man was able to propose to his girlfriend via a Super Bowl commercial.

Chris Gargulio won the Surprise Super Bowl Commercial contest while shopping for an engagement ring at Northeastern Fine Jewelers in Schenectady, NY. He recorded the 10-second spot asking longtime girlfriend Kourtney Lynn Myers to marry him, and it aired locally just before halftime. She said, “yes.”

How to Get a New Betting Account and Bet SB

Whether you can bet on some version of any of the most notorious Super Bowl fan moments in history happening again is up to state regulators. But if you want to bet on the Super Bowl in any way, shape, or form, you’ll have to leave the state of California and get a new betting account with a sportsbook in a state where it’s licensed.

Sign Up For An Account

Sign up with an online sportsbook in a nearby state that licenses online sportsbooks, such as Arizona, Nevada, or Oregon. You can download its mobile sports betting app in California and sign up here. You’ll need to provide the sportsbook with all required personal and account information, but it should take just a few minutes.

Make a Deposit

You’ll need to deposit money to bet, but you can also do that from California. The top online sportsbooks in Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon will take deposits via credit and debit cards, PayPal, and other online banking services.

Leave California to Bet

You’ll have to leave the state of California and go to a state like Arizona, Nevada, or Oregon with licensed Super Bowl betting sites. All Super Bowl betting markets will be prominently displayed on the sportsbook app. Once you’re there, look around, click on any odds you’re interested in betting, and fill out the instantly created betslip to place your bet.

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